Job Title: Chore Volunteer
Department: Volunteer Services
Reports To: Program Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt -Volunteer
Prepared By: Mike Eisenbraun
Prepared Date: 2/1/2021
Aitkin County CARE/Chore Program takes pride in being the leader in providing quality care and assistance to the residents of Aitkin County.
This position provides minor chore duties to all Aitkin County residents (over the age of 60 years old)
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Promote the Mission, Vision and Strategy of Aitkin County CARE:
- Mission – To enhance and promote the independence, dignity, value, and wellbeing of older and disabled adults and those who care for them.
- Vision – To be the leader in providing innovative and quality services to older and disabled adults in Aitkin county.
- Strategy – Partner with local government, business, nonprofits and the community we serve to become a “Community for a Lifetime”.
- Chore Volunteers are expected to assist with minor home maintenance.
- Chore Volunteers are expected to provide seasonal assistance such as but not limited to mowing lawns, raking leaves, and shoveling snow.
- Chore Volunteers are expected to demonstrate respect, compassion and empathy towards their clients and others.
- Chore Volunteers are expected to turn in all chore work Vouchers in a timely manner.
- Chore Volunteers are expected to sign and follow the Confidentiality Agreement.
- Chore Volunteers are expected to follow direction and work well on their own.
- Chore Volunteers must be flexible.
- Volunteers must pass a background check.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a Minnesota Driver’s License, and be able to pass a background check and have a clear driving record. Applicant must have an insured vehicle in working order. Applicant must have a cell phone.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
- Ability to write simple correspondence.
- Ability to record information effectively and accurately on Ride Vouchers.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
- Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a volunteer to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the volunteer is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear.
- The employee is occasionally required to shovel snow or rake leaves; lift or push; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF A CHORE VOLUNTEER
- Be on time.
- Be flexible.
- Help reduce client’s social isolation by listening and talking with them.
- Be compassionate towards their needs.
- Have fun enjoying each other’s company.
- Give client their “Chore information” sheet.
- Hold or retain client’s keys, use keys to enter client’s home.
- Manage clients’ money or cash.
- Accept personal gifts from clients.
I have read and understand the above job description and am able to perform the essential functions for the position of Chore Volunteer.