Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands is an innovative community program serving family caregivers in Queens County and Western Nassau County by connecting them with a circle of trained volunteers who provide an array of respite services.
Providing Free Assistance to Family Caregivers
Whether you are a friend or a family member, caring for an older adult can be a challenge. The Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands program is dedicated to easing the many burdens associated with being a caregiver of an older adult.
If you are a caregiver who could use some 'helpful hands' simply complete the Caregiver Application, or call the Caregiver HelpLine at (718) 289-2100, ext. 4296 to learn more.
Be a hero! Volunteer today!
Volunteering to help older adults and their families is a rewarding experience. The Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands program is an opportunity for you to make a difference in your community by helping to ease the burdens of family caregivers of older adult loved ones.
Plus, as of November 1st, eligible volunteers can receive a living allowance of $110 per month and a educational award in the amount of $1,493 (given upon the completion of one year of service) through AmeriCorps. In addition, volunteers age 55 or older can pass this educational award to their children, grandchildren or foster children.
If you would like to offer your 'helpful hands' simply complete the Volunteer Application, or call the VolunteerLine at (718) 289-2100, ext. 4296 to learn more.