Help Us Help Older People and Their Families
CareLink’s many dedicated volunteers add meaning to their lives, brighten the lives of others and save the organization about $1 million annually. They help deliver meals, volunteer in senior centers, provide companionship to isolated older people and visit long-term care facilities.
Meals on Wheels
Through Meals on Wheels you can brighten someone’s day by knocking on their door and delivering more than a meal; often, our volunteers are the only person a recipient may see in a day.
Meals are delivered Monday – Friday. Volunteers take one hour a week around lunch time to pick up meals and deliver them to a route of 10 – 15 people. CareLink welcomes groups of volunteers such as churches and businesses. We will work with your team to find the best delivery route to help you make a difference in your community.
Arkansas ranks #1 in the nation for food insecurity among seniors. You can help Meals on Wheels fight hunger. Call (501) 372-5300 for more information on becoming a volunteer.
Volunteer Ombudsmen serve as a voice for nursing home residents, working to ensure quality care. Trained volunteers, under the supervision of CareLink’s regional ombudsmen, advocate on behalf of nursing home residents and their families. A volunteer ombudsmen typically visits a nursing home weekly.
You can be a Volunteer Ombudsman if you are at least 18 years old and have no immediate family members employed or currently residing in the nursing home that you will visit.
Each volunteer who participates in this program will complete a free day-long training class and 12 hours of orientation at his or her chosen nursing home.
Volunteers at senior centers throughout CareLink’s six county region serve meals, lead various activities and record attendance. If you’re interested in volunteering in an upbeat, fun environment in Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski or Saline County, call (501) 372-5300.