Help us help older adults at home
TRAIL volunteers are essential to our success. Volunteers assist our members in a variety of important ways, all of which are helping older Johnson County adults age more securely in their own homes. And you don't have to be a TRAIL member to be a TRAIL volunteer! Here are some of the ways you can play a vital role in helping our members maintain their independence:
- Transportation to doctors' offices, for short errands, or even to the Eastern Iowa airport
- Home services, such as simple repairs, limited yard work
- Medical advocacy, i.e., accompanying members to doctor’s appointments, asking questions, and recording instructions
- Phone check-ins for members who desire daily contact with TRAIL
- Helping to organize and staff social, cultural and educational programming to help TRAIL members make new friends, explore their interests, and remain active and engaged in our community
- Providing organizational leadership by serving on our Board of Directors or on one of our board committees.
TRAIL holds monthly Volunteer Orientation sessions designed to help participants learn about our various volunteer opportunities. Pictured here (left to right) are TRAIL volunteers Joy Smith, Jo Dickens, Mary Reichardt, and Cathy Knapp.
Want to become a TRAIL volunteer? Click here to download a PDF that explains our Volunteer Services Program in more detail. Orientations sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis and are listed in our Calendar. If you are interested, please reach out through our Contact page and a member of our Volunteer Committee will be in touch. In whatever capacity you'd like to serve, and for whatever time you have to give, we'd love to welcome you to the TRAIL team!
For current TRAIL volunteers: Click here to access volunteer-related documents and other important resources.
For TRAIL members: To request volunteer services (Full members only), contact our office at 319-800-9003 during office hours (9AM-1PM, M-F), and staff or volunteers will assist you.