1. Daily check-ins (phone call, text or e-mail to ensure all is well, especially for those who live alone)
2. Personal reassurance visits (for a short chat, or to accompany a member on a walk, play cards, or read aloud, etc.)
3. Accompany a member to an IAH social, cultural, or educational activity
1. Practical in-home help (change light bulbs or smoke alarm batteries, take out trash or recycling, etc.)
2. Help with tasks that require some handyperson skills (moving furniture, hanging pictures, fixing a broken latch on a gate, taking boxes to the attic, etc.)
3. Light yard work (raking, watering, sweeping a patio, etc.)
4. Pet care (providing temporary care for a pet in an emergency)
5. Prepare or pick up a meal, and take it to a member in special cases due to health or injury issues
Help with technology needs (basic help with computers or tablets, or cell phones, etc.)
1. Drive a member to an appointment or event
2. Pick up items needed by a member (prescriptions, dry cleaning, groceries)
3. Drive a member to the airport or train station
4. Assist with taking a member on routine errands (grocery store, post office, drug store)
1. Be a Call Manager to handle administrative duties for several hours each week
2. Manage data and communications
3. Help with fundraising and development
Planning and Governance:
1. Serve on a committee or task force
2. Serve as a Membership Liaison to welcome and stay in contact with new members
3. Become a member of the Board of Directors
Programs and Events:
1. Lead or assist with a regularly scheduled interest group: book clubs, exercise classes, lecture series, or special events, etc.
2. Plan/coordinate a social event: visit an art gallery or museum, restaurant outing, etc.
For more information about these tasks, see Volunteer Task Descriptions.