2021 FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
ABOUT JOINING AND VOLUNTEERING FOR LAMOILLE NEIGHBORS
Q. Do you take precautions in this time of the corona virus (CoVid19) pandemic?
Yes. We have safety protocols for our members and volunteers developed in accordance with the VT State Department of Health and the CDC. We ask everyone to engage in frequent hand washing, wear masks and distance at least 6 feet between people. Drivers ask their passengers to sit in the back seat and both wear masks.
Q. How much does it cost to be a member of Lamoille Neighbors?
There is a yearly membership fee of $300.00 for an individual. Couples have a yearly membership fee of $450.00. Some scholarshsips may be available for a portion of the fee.
Are there any fees to become a volunteer?
No! Our volunteers are a crucial part of our organization.
Q. Why does it cost money to be a member of Lamoille Neighbors?
Lamoille Neighbors has expenses that include software, insurance, national village network dues, volunteer background checks, copying, mailings, sponsoring some events and the expense of one part-time employee. We also provide masks and hand sanitizer as needed.
Q. What do I get for my membership fee?
Members are entitled to a variety of services, approximately 8 per month, provided by our vetted volunteers. Also, there is inclusion in activities and events for members, opportunities for socialization with appropriate distancing and friendships at outside gatherings; zoom virtual discussions, exercise, and presentations; a weekly check-in phone call if desired; visits safely arranged; and members can get the “helper’s high” from the choice of volunteering.
Q. What services are provided?
Q. How do I know Volunteers are Safe to Come to My Home?
All volunteers for Lamoille Neighbors are vetted, which means that a criminal background check has been passed before a volunteer is accepted and allowed to work with our members. Our volunteers have health safety protocols they are required to follow for everyone’s safety.
Q. How do I get these services?
Members with a computer can put in a Service Request on the website, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have a computer, just call the office at 802-585-1233 and someone will see about arranging a Volunteer for you. We ask that you give us notice of at least a week before you need services.
Q. How do I volunteer for Lamoille Neighbors?
Anyone who is interested can contact us by applying online on our website, emailing, or calling the office at 802-585-1233 and someone will get back to you within 24 – 48 hours. Lamoille Neighbors appreciates our volunteers and we have a Volunteer Coordinator who will provide instructions on what is required of our volunteers through the Volunteer Handbook and secure the required criminal background check, and driver’s background check if applicable. Volunteers will be trained on how to work with our system of providing services to our members. Our members are so appreciative of having the means to get transportation when they cannot drive; to get help with the household maintenance tasks that are overwhelming to them, yet usually take a few minutes for a volunteer to complete; and to get any assistance a volunteer can offer because it makes life a bit easier for them.
All our volunteers must follow the latest Department of Health Corona Virus Safety Protocols. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.
Q. I still have questions; how do I get my questions answered?
We will be glad to answer any of your questions. Just call us at 802-585-1233 or email us at email@example.com and someone will get back to you within 24- 48 hours.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN LAMOILLE NEIGHBORS!