* We provide rides, social visits, light household tasks, technical assistance, etc.
* We help seniors stay in their own homes by doing what a good neighbor does
* Our volunteers control their own schedules by choosing the time and type of service they would like to provide on our online signup
Nauset Neighbors is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. Volunteers provide all of the effort needed to help the seniors (members) we serve. We are a nonprofit corporation, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, and a state recognized charity.
Our mission: To help seniors stay in their homes and remain active in our community for as long as possible. Our volunteers provide a caring service that makes it easy for seniors to get rides to appointments, expand their contacts with others, and get help with some of the complexity in their lives.
We are a membership organization. Members pay an annual fee of $75 for a single member or $95 for a household. The membership fee will be reduced or waived if it presents a hardship or an obstacle to joining.
We began planning in the fall of 2009 and started delivering services early in 2011. We currently have about 320 members and 330 volunteers.
As seniors age and can no longer drive or do the small things around the house, it becomes hard to remain at home. Yet remaining at home as long as possible can be crucial for emotional and financial reasons. Our volunteers make a difference.
The demand for membership is growing and, at times, we have had to institute a waiting list because the number of new members we can accept is limited by the number of new volunteers. We are recruiting volunteers, and the more volunteers we have, the more members we can serve.