April 15-21 marks National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Many of Homage’s programs and services rely on the helping hands of our fantastic volunteers. We wish to thank all of our agency volunteers who help in the following departments:
Administration: Board of Directors, front desk coverage, administrative tasks, proofreaders for publications
Center for Healthy Living: All our volunteers who help serve the meal programs for the Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino groups; translating; kitchen help; and cultural program helpers
Corporate Sponsors: Through- out the year, help with individual days of caring with Boeing, D.A. Davidson, Fortive, Kalani, Liberty Mutual and Wells Fargo
Mental Health Program: Senior Peer Program
Minor Home Repair: Minor Home Repair helpers, handyman, health and safety assessors and administrative help
Nutrition: Meals on Wheels drivers, administrative support, Chronic Disease Self-Management, warehouse help, and Thanksgiving meal deliveries
Philanthropy: Data entry, card making, fundraising events, Board of Directors
Social Services: Friendly Visitor Program, administrative support, Senior Companion Program, Foster Grandparent Program, Powerful Tools for Caregivers Group leader, and SHIBA volunteer advisers
The collective volunteer efforts in 2017 resulted in the following:
■ 177,052 Meals on Wheels delivered, 75,236 Senior Dinning meals served at 13 centers
■ 1,742 home repairs completed for 740 older adults
■ 64 people provided with Chronic Disease Self-Management classes
■ 87 seniors treated at the Center for Healthy Living dental clinic
■ 172 Senior Companion Program clients served
■ 36 Senior Peer Counseling clients served
■ 6067 Medicare clients helped through the SHIBA Program
Volunteering can be a rewarding experience.
“I enjoy volunteering because of the core values of Homage and also because of the lovely staff and other volunteers that I interact with. Thank you Homage!” L.N.
“I enjoy contributing to the community by assisting Medicare clients. Additionally, I love the team of volunteers working here.” C.B.
“I like to volunteer to give back for all the things I have and for the help I have received in the past. I truly believe in “paying it forward.” C.S.
For information, please contact about volunteering, please contact Volungteer Manager Michelle Frye at 425-740-3787.