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Help Drive a Senior in Need

Washington County with its rich farmland, beautiful forests, and scattered small cities and towns, while considered a part of the Milwaukee metro area, is a part of the state where residents and businesses are scattered throughout. Longer distances pose a struggle for our aging population which grew by at least 19% from 2012 to 2017. 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 transportation due to financial need or a medical condition that will not allow them to drive. Interfaith strives to help our seniors get from place to place and remain independent while receiving the help and respect they deserve. Volunteers are needed to answer these requests.

We have the tools, but struggle to find enough people to use them. Even with our fleet of 8 vans, web-based Assisted Rides program, and turn-by-turn driving directions, we are still challenged to meet the growing need.

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.
Headed to Milwaukee, you will enjoy the time you have to build relationships 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. The one-way trip in your area is just as important as the longer trip to the neighboring community for the client you serve.
Our sprawling, rural areas present a unique driving challenge in Washington County.
We have a fleet of 8 vans in 3 locations for you to use if you prefer to put the miles on our vehicles instead of yours.

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 community based non-profit organization that focuses on removing barriers to independence for seniors by assisting with transportation and assistance services provided by a network of volunteers  to Washington County residents over the age of 60. Our volunteers touched the lives of our seniors more than 16,000 times in 2017 and we still struggle to meet the growing demand. We also operate a volunteer run medical equipment loan program called H.E.L.P.

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 are matched for friendly visits to talk, play cards, read a book, and enjoy other shared interests.

  • Volunteers confined to their homes make phone visits.

  • Grocery shopping: Our volunteers take seniors to the grocery store and local food pantries.

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

  • RSVP Program for Volunteers over the age of 55.

  • H.E.L.P lends durable medical goods such as wheelchairs and walkers to folks for a small deposit.

Address:
PO Box 1143
West Bend, WI 53095

 

Website:
interfaithwashco.org