YSNN volunteers are generous people of all ages who are willing to use their passions and skills to help members remain independently in their home as they age!
Do you have a true passion to help others and want to become a YSNN VOLUNTEER?
Download/print and complete the Volunteer application and call 509-853-1917.
*You will be asked to provide information for a criminal background check.
Print and Keep Volunteer Handbook for orientation.
What do volunteers do?
Phone calls to say hello and check in
Ride to appointments
Light gardening- move the hoses
Change high up light bulbs
Help with making the bed
Restaurant food pickup
Help with smart phones and computers
Help the YSNN with events and potlucks
Help with outreach for YSNN
BECOMING A VOLUNTEER
Interested persons are encouraged to call the office to discuss the program with the Program Manager. Applicants will be expected to complete an application form, available from the website or can be mailed, and must be officially accepted and enrolled by the Program Manager or Board member before performing any volunteer tasks.
The Program Manager or board member will interview applicants to determine their qualifications, interests, and availability and answer any questions they may have about the program.
Orientation and training
Volunteers will attend an orientation and be trained in the field before they are asked to volunteer. Further opportunities for training and yearly trainings may be required.
Volunteers will be asked to accept assignments that coincide with their particular interests and abilities, as well as match the needs of the organization and its members. Volunteers are free to discuss a change in assignment at any time they feel a change is necessary or desirable.
For special projects and activities, as deemed appropriate by the Program Manager and Board Members, YSNN may accept volunteers participating in student community-service activities, Scout projects, student intern projects, church/synagogue groups, and corporate volunteer programs. In these cases, an agreement must be made with the organization, school, or program that identifies responsibility for the care, management, and recognition of the volunteers.
All YSNN staff and volunteers are required to pass an official background check. YSNN currently uses Washington State Patrol for this purpose. The reports are stored securely at the YSNN office (without Social Security numbers). All volunteers may request a copy of their own report.
Call to schedule NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION 509-853-1917