Volunteers are the core of Care Links without whom there would be no program. Care Links volunteers are very special people giving their time and commitment to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable citizens and their families.
Volunteer Application Process
The volunteer application process involves an application, reference check, and DMV check if necessary. Once approved, volunteers attend an Orientation Session and are provided with a manual with a wide range of helpful information on each service, scheduling, their responsibilities, and emergency responses. When a care receiver is identified and a match made, an introductory meeting between the volunteer, caregiver, and senior will be arranged by staff. Once services commence, the volunteer is responsible to report monthly on the support provided, hours provided, and miles driven.
Our volunteer application is currently being reworked. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Care Links by calling 518-399-3262 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
While volunteers are not compensated in any way, they are personally rewarded through their participation and support given to a care receiver and, in some cases, to a family member. To honor them and acknowledge their ongoing commitment to Care Links, a recognition event is held periodically.