Aging at Home
Day of Service
November 4, 2017
Struggling to get some small odd jobs done around your home before winter?
The Thompson is happy to help! We are offering the very first Day of Service as a part of the “pilot” phase of our new Aging at Home program.
What is a Day of Service?
An opportunity for Thompson volunteers & staff to assist our 65+ community with odd jobs around their home. Helpers will be available for 1-2 hours for non-skilled odd jobs at your home on Saturday, November 4th.
A few examples of jobs for Days of Service include:
- Changing smoke detectors batteries
- Winterizing gardens – wrapping bushes, trimming plants, cleaning up flower beds
- Sweeping porches
- Stacking wood
- Raking leaves
- Breaking down cardboard boxes
You will need to provide any materials needed for your odd job (batteries for smoke detectors, burlap for wrapping bushes, etc.)
Jobs should be manageable for 2-3 helpers to complete in no more than 2 hours.
All project requests will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and will be approved by our Aging at Home committee. If a project is too large, or requires more skilled labor, we will refer you to a service provider.
Cost: $20/per man hour. Example: An hour job that requires 2 people will be $40. Grant money may be available to help offset this fee, upon request.
To sign-up for the Day of Service, call or email our Administrative & Resource Assistant, Shari, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 457-3277. She will ask for details about your requested project. Requests MUST BE received by October 25th so that we can review requests and match up the best helpers for each project.