Health & Human Services Volunteer Opportunities
Walworth County Health and Human Services (HHS), utilizes volunteers and interns in a variety of departments. The Aging Division or Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) uses the most volunteer power in the following jobs:
Deliver packaged meals from a location in the community to home bound seniors and disabled adults. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday beginning at 11 a.m. Volunteer anywhere from once a month to once a week or more.
- Deliver one meal to each participant
- Follow route
- Report any problems or discrepancies
- Report to pickup location
- Return empty food carriers to pickup location
Medicare Minutes are short, engaging presentations on timely Medicare topics that are presented at local senior citizen sites on a monthly basis. Each month, the volunteers will be educated on a new Medicare Minute topic in which they will then present at community gathering spots. This outreach program offers valuable information to seniors in the community.
- Present Medicare Minutes at a civic location monthly
- Provide extra help during Medicare workshops or open enrollment periods
Training is provided. Hours and times are flexible.
Help setup, serve, and clean-up meals served at senior dining centers. Locations include:
- Lake Geneva
Meals are served Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Must be willing to follow program mandated food safety policies, including but not limited to:
- Frequent hand washing
- Proper use of gloves
- Use of sanitizing solution
A guardian is a responsible adult appointed by a court of law to be the decision maker for persons with mental incapacities and to be an advocate for the person's best interest.
- Work with professionals to make decisions for the impaired adult
- Give formal approval of care and services
- Advocate for and protect their rights
- Make applications for services and financial benefits on their behalf
- Visit at least once a month and make phone calls as needed
The HHS Public Health Division has the following volunteer opportunities:
The MRC volunteers are health care professionals and non-clinical individuals that assist in activities that promote and strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. Volunteer duties might include: participate in mass vaccinations (such as in the case with the HINI virus), emergency response in local disasters or mock drills, and more.
Public Health utilizes volunteers in a variety of ways:
- PM receptionist for WIC clinic
- Data entry
- Assist during immunization clinics
- Special projects or events such as health fairs, etc.
- Flexible with scheduling
- As assigned