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Help Drive a Senior in Need

With its rich farmland, beautiful forests, and scattered small cities and towns, Washington County – although still considered a part of the Milwaukee metro area – is a part of the state without the hustle and bustle of big city life. With houses and businesses scattered throughout, serving an aging population has posed a struggle. Either many of the aging seniors cannot drive themselves anymore or longer distances are outside of their driving “comfort zone.” Many rely on us for rides for medical, financial, or location reasons, and volunteers are needed to answer the requests.

With the rural layout of Washington County, we face challenges in trying to help our seniors get from place to place and remain as independent as possible so they can stay in their homes, while receiving the help and respect they deserve.

We have the tools, but struggle to find enough people to use them. Even with our fleet of 6 vans, web-based Assisted Rides program, and turn-by-turn driving directions, it is difficult to find people to help.

Help Turn Our Challenges into Your Opportunities!

Our Challenges

Your Opportunities

Many of our seniors are in need of services that are outside the county limits such as critical medical appointments in Milwaukee.
While a 5 minute drive to the store is convenient, it doesn’t give you time to build a relationship. And, leverage the “downtime” you’ve got during the appointment to get caught up on your reading!
Washington County is home to many “snow birds”, so our driver need fluctuates significantly in the winter.
For many people, summer is the busiest time of life. Even if you can’t help year round, volunteer seasonally during the winter when you have more time – it’s the season of giving!
Driving across a more rural community can take a longer time commitment.
We can match you up with an assignment and driving distance that works best in your schedule. If you only have just enough time for some grocery shopping at the store a few miles down, the need is there for that too!
Our sprawling, rural areas present a unique driving challenge in Washington County.
We have a fleet of 6 vans in 3 locations which can be used instead of personal vehicles, cutting down on the number of miles you put on your car.

Help Turn Our Challenges into Your Opportunities!

Many of our seniors are in need of services that are outside the county limits such as critical medical appointments in Milwaukee.
While a 5 minute drive to the store is convenient, it doesn’t give you time to build a relationship. And, leverage the “downtime” you’ve got during the appointment to get caught up on your reading!
Washington County is home to many “snow birds”, so our driver need fluctuates significantly in the winter.
For many people, summer is the busiest time of life. Even if you can’t help year round, volunteer seasonally during the winter when you have more time, and are in the season of giving!
Driving across a more rural community can take a longer time commitment.
We can match you up with an assignment and driving distance that works best in your schedule. If you only have just enough time for some grocery shopping at the store a few miles down, the need is there for that too!
Our sprawling, rural areas present a unique driving challenge in Washington County.
We have a fleet of 6 vans in 3 locations which can be used instead of a personal vehicles, cutting down on the number of miles you put on your car.

Volunteer Now!

A driver application, valid drivers license, auto insurance and background check are required. You must be 18 years of age to volunteer drive. Don’t have a car or insurance? No problem, there are many ways to help a senior in need!

See how you can help serve the cause.

About Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County

Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County is a non-profit network of volunteers who provide assistance to help maintain the independence of Washington County residents ages 60 and older.

Some of our programs include:

  • General House Maintenance: Our volunteers assist with light housekeeping to minor home repairs, odd-jobs and seasonal yard work such as shoveling.

  • Volunteers perform friendly visits to check-in and see how someone is doing.

  • Meal preparation to help ensure seniors are eating well, nutritious meals.

Address:
PO Box 1143
West Bend, WI 53095

 

Website:
interfaithwashco.org