About Senior Chore Service
[August 2021: Due to COVID-related concerns, Senior Chore Service is not currently available. Please check back again as we hope to have this service active again soon.] As part of PCCoA’s mission, this volunteer chore network has been established to ensure Pullman’s seniors enjoy a high quality of life. Many seniors have chosen to retire in Pullman, and at times they need an extra helping hand in order to remain in their homes.
Senior Chore Service recruits volunteers to match with seniors needing occasional assistance around their home. Volunteers may include individuals, families, fellow senior citizens, university students, service clubs, or church or school clubs.
Senior Chore Service Contact
- Yard Clean-up
- Leaf Raking
- Snow Shoveling
- Periodic Yard Maintenance
- Light Home Maintenance & Repair
- Indoor Cleaning
- Re-arranging Furniture
- Light Home Maintenance & Repair
- Age 60 or above
- Pullman resident. Seniors living outside Pullman may be eligible for help depending on volunteer availability.
- Preference is given to seniors lacking financial or social support, but any senior may request help.
Seniors receiving SCS services must complete an SCS Senior Registration. The Program Coordinator can help you complete it, or you may download and return to us via email or mail.
- Most chore services are provided by one-time group chore crews, where a group of volunteers helps one or more seniors at the same time.
- These chore crews are scheduled regularly throughout the year as groups become available.
- Seniors may sign up anytime to receive this type of one-time assistance. As volunteers become available, seniors will be contacted to make arrangements.
- One-on-one assistance is possible, especially for ongoing help, when individual volunteers are available.
- Contact the Program Coordinator for more information or to register as a SCS client.
Would you like to volunteer?
Community and university groups are invaluable Senior Chore Service partners, providing volunteers for one-time group projects.
These chore crews are scheduled regularly throughout the year and can be tailored to your group’s interests.
A group chore project can have an amazing impact in just a 2 – or 4 – hour time period.
Individual volunteers are always welcome, providing assistance to an individual senior either for a one-time project or on an on-going basis. Companionship volunteers are especially needed.
Contact the Program Coordinator to get started as a valued volunteer.
Safety for seniors and volunteers
Seniors must register with SCS prior to receiving chore help. A personal interview with the Program Coordinator ensures that clients understand the nature and scope of assistance available.
Volunteers are required to complete an SCS Volunteer Application, which includes a Washington State Patrol background check. A personal interview will take place prior to placement with a senior.
* During the COVID-19 crisis, in-home service has been suspended, but outdoor chore help is available following CDC guidelines for safety for both seniors and volunteers. Seniors are more homebound than ever, and volunteers are greatly needed to help with outdoor chores!
All services are provided free of charge. Donations from the community are welcome!
Your support means everything
- If you’d like to volunteer once or on an on-going basis, especially for an individual senior, or
- If you belong to a university or community group who can provide volunteers for a one-time service project, or
- If you’d like to support Senior Chore Service financially, then please contact us!
You may donate online, or if you prefer to mail your donation, please see the mailing address below. Every donation is carefully used, and greatly appreciated.
We and those we serve are grateful for every volunteer. Thank you to the following groups for providing volunteers for one-time service projects.
Pullman City Employees/Pullman Fire Department
Campus Christian Fellowship
Pullman Foursquare Church men’s and youth groups
Rotary Club – Pullman
Washington Trust Bank
WSU Center for Civic Engagment