For more information contact:
Email – Ellen Udovich
There are several opportunities for church members to serve vulnerable senior citizens living alone and in need of assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Baptist Convention of Maryland /Delaware and our partner Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) member organizations have received the request to provide hundreds of volunteers across the state to support “Caregivers Service Corps” (CSC), a new initiative. This new caregiving program is designed to help senior adults living alone, especially those whose normal family caregivers are unable or reluctant to come into their homes for fear of spreading the COVID-19 virus to their loved ones.
The caregiving program is spearheaded by the Maryland Department of Aging, in close cooperation with the state and county health departments. Trained medical volunteers from the Medical Reserve Corps will be making home visits to provide medical evaluations and determine if other supportive services are needed to keep that senior adult safe and well at home. BCM/D will be providing the volunteer management for the many volunteers from VOAD partner organizations who will be mobilizing to supply some of those other “supportive services.”
There are two types of Volunteers needed for this outreach:
- Support volunteers who will remain outside and provide deliveries of food, prescriptions, etc
- Support volunteers who will distribute PPE kits (personal protective equipment) to medical volunteers serving senior adults
If you wish to volunteer, sign up at dart-md.communityos.org.