This is a financial assistance program that helps adults who have difficulty budgeting, keeping track of the financial matters, and paying routine bills. The purpose of this activity is to enable the participant to prolong an independent way of life with a minimum of intervention. Volunteers provide ongoing direct service to low income, older adults by making monthly or semi-monthly visits to the participant's home to assist in the preparation of checks from a designated account to pay monthly bills and properly maintain the check register.
Skills necessary include:
- Social skills
- general knowledge of household budgeting and personal financial management
- accuracy in maintaining financial records
- patience and tactfulness
- ability to work with a wide variety of individuals
Must be age 55 or older and have your own transportation. Must commit to the program for a 12 month cycle.
To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please call (203) 575-4220 or by e-mail at elder [at] newoppinc [dot] org.
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