Volunteer Opportunities & Application

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Lifescape Community Services is always looking for volunteers. Check out the volunteer opportunities below and let us know if you would like more information, or if you have any questions. Thank you for your help!

Volunteer Opportunities

Lifescape Ambassador

Areas Needed: Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties

Lifescape Ambassadors share the mission of Lifescape by engaging community members in conversation, answering questions, handing out information, and collecting contact information. This is done through presentations, attending health fairs, or attending various networking events. Ambassadors may help arrange and plan their own events as well as identify other potential outreach opportunities and communicate them with the volunteer coordinator.

Meals on Wheels Drivers

Areas Needed: Byron, Rochelle, and Rockford

Meals on Wheels is a meal delivery services for those who are homebound due to age and, or disability. Drivers are responsible for picking up delivery bags at the distribution station, following a route sheet, and returning delivery bags to the distribution station—all while being friendly and cheerful. Volunteers are able to deliver once to five times a month (or more!) and only requires one to one and one-half hours per day.

Matter of Balance Coaches

Areas Needed: Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties

A Matter of Balance is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. Coaches help participants become more confident about managing falls, help to identify ways to reduce falls, and lead exercises to help increase strength and balance. Coaches must attend a 1 day 8 hour training or 2 day 4 hour training to be eligible.

Chronic Disease Self Management and Diabetes Self Management Program Facilitators

Areas Needed: Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties

Chronic Disease & Diabetes Self Management Programs are evidence-based programs for adults with chronic disease that encourages & teaches participants to better manage and maintain their health status. Facilitators promote patient activation by teaching behavior management and personal goal setting. Facilitators must attend a 4 day training to be eligible.

Large Events (Senior Expo)

Areas Needed: Rockford and Rock Falls

Event Volunteers assist with the set up, event coordination/logistics, and clean up. Volunteers may also choose to be involved in event planning. Positions will vary based on what is needed. For the Annual Lifescape Senior Expo, volunteers will be needed to greet attendees, assist with transportation via golf carts, and direct attendees.

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Areas Needed: Rockford

The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers that is NOT affiliated with any insurance company and does not sell or solicit any type of insurance. Volunteers meet with clients to provide objective information on health insurance, advocacy assistance, or referral if appropriate. Training must be completed.

Morning Food Prep

Areas Needed: Amboy, Dixon, Oregon, Rochelle, and Rockford

Morning Food Prep Volunteers are always welcome and are essential to Lifescape's Nutrition Services. Some responsibilities include: packing and organizing food for distribution, assisting staff with washing dishes, pans, and silverware, wrapping silverware in napkins, and cleaning and sanitize tables and serving carts.

Large Groups

Areas Needed: Rockford

Is your company interested in volunteering? Lifescape accepts groups to work on a number of projects such as serving at our Adult Day Program, packing meals for our Meals on Wheels program, home maintenance projects for our clients, and more. Have something else in mind for your group volunteer? Give us a call and let us know what you have in mind for your volunteer project.

Volunteer Application

What county do you reside in?
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What is your birthdate?

Do you have any physical/medical limitations? If so, what type of accommodations are needed?
Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense or misdemeanor?
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If you answered "Yes" to the criminal offense or misdemeanor question, please provide an explanation of charges, date of offense, and status of the charges.
What type of volunteer opportunity are you looking or at Lifescape?
Lifescape AmbassadorMeals on Wheels DriversMatter of Balance CoachesChronic Disease Self Management and Diabetes Self Management Program FacilitatorsLarge EventsSenior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)Morning Food PrepLarge GroupsGeneral Office HelpOther