ASN provides practical assistance for clients, such as transportation to appointments, housekeeping, meal preparation or food delivery and companionship. ASN's Volunteer Coordinator matches client needs and volunteer availability
ASN provides a variety of services with the assistance of our team of volunteers. Volunteers come from all walks of life, teens to retirees, and are all able to supply clients with services that would be difficult to obtain otherwise. Volunteer services cover several broad categories: Clerical Work, Client Services, Fundraising/Public Awareness, Grove Work and area of special expertise.
Most of the volunteer work in this area revolves around the office. We use volunteers as office receptionists and to assist us with projects, such as computer data entry, bulk mailings, general office organization, food requests, food pantry organization, and other related tasks.
Direct Client Services:
Volunteers assist clients in a number of ways. We can supply help with housekeeping, gardening, meal preparation, moving assistance and transportation. We also provide clients with a "buddy", someone who is available to talk on the phone, visit, share a meal or a cup of coffee, and generally be there to support the client.
This category covers volunteer involvement in the area of special events such as walk-a-thons, Food Pantry Drives and other community events. We also have a panel of speakers who go into the community to give first hand accounts and presentations.
Those who enjoy the outdoors, gardening, or landscaping may be interested in participation in our Grove Workdays. A team of volunteers meets at the Grove (located off Highway 1, in El Chorro Regional Park), and performs duties including weeding, watering, digging, planting, mulching, trimming, etc. Grove Workdays to be announced, please contact ASN for more information.
We have many volunteers who have areas of expertise such as massage therapy or legal assistance.
If you have any questions regarding the volunteer program, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, or call 805-781-3660.