Volunteer

ALS - Volunteer for Person with Disabilities 20 miles east of Moorhead, MN

Start Date
April 10 , 2012
End Date
October 9 , 2012
Frequency
Weekly
Summary
Make a meaningful difference! Help a person with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Help make life easier for him and his family.
Details

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:

  • Clean
  • Errands
  • Gardening
  • Household Chores
  • Light Maintenance
  • Meals
  • 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.

Contact
Stephanie Tyree
stephanie@alsmn.org
(888) 672-0484

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