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Volunteer2022-10-19T11:35:44-07:00

Volunteer at Lend A Hand

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization, and we are enormously grateful for their passion and commitment.  The work of more than 40 Boulder City and Henderson residents who currently serve as volunteers is an essential component of the success of Lend A Hand, but more are needed to meet the increasing needs of our aging and disabled population.

If you like to drive, visit with people, do household tasks, or provide respite for existing caregivers consider volunteering with Lend A Hand – our hours and duties are flexible.  Volunteers meet new people, learn about history, see various parts of the greater Las Vegas area and benefit by knowing they are making a positive difference in someone else’s life.

There are several ways to help – below are examples of existing departments and the services provided through them. Even one day a week can make a big difference in someone’s life.  Please consider how your volunteer contribution could benefit both the organization and the entire community!

Transportation Services

  • Medical appointments in Boulder City, Henderson, & Las Vegas
  • Local errands in Boulder City
  • Pick-up/Drop-off of mail from Post Office
  • Grocery shopping
  • Weekly Trash/Recycle bin help (put out/pick up)

In-Home Services

  • Light Housekeeping, linen changes, bed making, laundry, etc.…
  • Respite for caregivers
  • Reassurance calls/Appointment setting
  • Light meal preparation
  • Minor home repair – changing light bulbs/air filters

Companionship Services

  • Conversation and visitation either inside or outside
  • Walking or exercising
  • Pet walking
  • Reading or watching television

Our clients are comfortable with our volunteers who are caring neighbors and community members, and all of our volunteers receive both background screening and training prior to volunteering.

If you’d like to volunteer with Lend A Hand of Boulder City please call the office at (702) 294-2363, or fill out the contact form below.

By the Numbers

From 1989 – 2022, Lend A Hand of Boulder City has helped more than

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I VOLUNTEER FOR LEND A HAND BECAUSE…

VOLUNTEER FAQ’s

Why should I volunteer?2022-09-30T05:03:39-07:00

Many people want to “give back” to the community. Helping others can add purpose and richness to ones life. Many volunteers like to get out, meet new people, and learn from others. Volunteers who like to read while they wait or those who love to drive are a great fit for Lend a Hand of Boulder City.

What commitment do I have to make as a volunteer?2022-09-30T05:03:16-07:00

There are no daily or weekly time commitments; volunteers provide their availability and client service requests are matched with available volunteers. Even one ride a week is a great help. Before people commit to volunteering, they must: submit an application, be fingerprinted, have a background check performed, and attend mandatory training to learn about Lend a Hand and how to best serve our clients.

I’m gone a lot. Can I still be a volunteer?2022-09-30T05:02:37-07:00

Lend a Hand is flexible. Volunteers indicate what kind of service they want to provide and when. We respect volunteers’ preferences and other priorities and appreciate the time they can give. It’s okay to say you’re not available when we call. When client service requests come in, the staff contacts volunteers who are best able to fulfill the request.

Who do you serve?2022-09-30T05:02:16-07:00

We serve Boulder City residents who are senior citizens (60+ years of age) or anyone disabled with disability documents. Escorted transportation to medical appointments in Henderson and Las Vegas currently makes up the bulk of our service requests, however other assistance with local errands, companionship, or daily tasks is still provided upon request and volunteer availability.

I’d like to drive, but gas is expensive. Are drivers reimbursed for mileage?2022-09-30T05:00:21-07:00

The volunteer is reimbursed monthly for miles driven. Our current rate is .65 cents per mile. You can keep your reimbursement check or sign it over to Lend A Hand as a donation.

How long is an average trip or visit?2022-09-30T04:59:53-07:00

Services within Boulder City are usually 1-2 hours. Transportation to Las Vegas appointments are 2 hours. If an appointment is expected to go over 2 hours, the staff needs to be informed at the time of the client service request. Sometimes drivers can do personal errands while they wait.

Whose vehicle do I drive?2022-09-30T05:01:49-07:00

Drivers use their own vehicles. For those who request, a mileage reimbursement is available to offset the cost of gas. A volunteer cannot use the client’s personal vehicle.

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Interested in Volunteering?

If you have time to give to a Boulder City senior in need of assistance, we would love to have you reach out using the form below and let us know how you may be interested in volunteering for Lend A Hand of Boulder City!

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