ALS - Volunteer for Person with Disabilities 20 miles east of Moorhead, MN
Start DateApril 10 , 2012
End DateOctober 9 , 2012
Because of the paralyzing and chronic condition, persons with ALS often have immeasurable amounts of difficulty doing common daily tasks or are simply unable to do them. A volunteer could play an important role in reducing stress and increasing quality of life by helping in the home with one or all of these activities:
- Household Chores
- Light Maintenance
- Pet Care
- Scrap Booking
- Snow Removal
- Visit Person with ALS or their children
- Yard Work
Day: Prefer Wed & Thurs and open to Mon & Tues
Time: Any time between 5:00 & 9:00 p.m.
Frequency: 2-4 times per month, 3-4 hrs.
For safety reasons and to equip volunteers in this position, a screening process and training is required that includes: volunteer application, interview and orientation (1.5 hours), reference checks, background check.
Must be 18 years or older.
Although it is not contagious, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in muscle weakness and paralysis.