2018 Fan Drive Volunteer Application
You make a big impact in our community! Last year we distributed over 6,500 fans to more than 3,200 households. We couldn't do it without the help of our fantastic volunteers!
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Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions
1. Office Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to run the Summer Fan Drive office (1700 Rutherford Lane, 78754) which is open M-F; shifts are 9 am-12 pm or 12 pm-3 pm. This is a vital part of running the Fan Drive and we ask volunteers to commit to shifts in advance. (Must be 18 or older for this position)

General duties include:

• Operate the Summer Fan Drive hotline
• Greeting Fan Drive visitors
• Answering questions about the Summer Fan Drive
• Screening for eligibility & completing intake forms
• Distributing fans
• Taking photos/creating social media posts, as directed
• Data entry
• Assisting Fan Drive clients in connecting with additional resources
• Clerical/administrative duties


Additional duties: Volunteers (who are physically able) may be asked to assist with retrieving fans from our on-site warehouse and assisting fan recipients with loading fans into their vehicles.

Needed skills: Sensitivity to people and their problems; comfort working with and interacting with diverse populations, including people with disabilities; professional phone skills and demeanor, basic computer skills.

2. Summer Fan Drive Delivery Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to deliver fans to home bound elderly, people with disabilities and families with young children, primarily within Travis and Williamson counties. Flexible delivery schedules available as need and locations changes week from week. Group opportunities also available. (must have own transportation)

General duties include:

• Assist in assembling and placing fans throughout the client's home, if needed.
• Leave important information/resources with the fans
• Report to FEC staff any concerns or requests for service from the clients served.

Needed skills: Sensitivity to people and their problems; comfort working with and interacting with diverse populations, including people with disabilities, people living in poverty; ability to read a map; reliable transportation. Volunteers must be able to lift 5 -10 lbs.

3. Fan Courier Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to serve in an on-call role by picking up fans from the Austin Fire Stations and delivering them to Family Eldercare or nearby distribution sites. Volunteers have the option of being assigned to a particular fire station(s) (based on their area of choice) and will be called by either an AFD or Family Eldercare representative when fans are ready to be picked up.

General duties include:

• Flexibly pickup schedules available.
• Must have your own transportation.
• Be able to lift 5-10 lbs.

Needed skills: Reliable and prompt. Individual commitment to develop and maintain good rapport with individuals working at the fire station(s).


For more information or questions, email: amadrigal@familyeldercare.org

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Confidentiality Statement & Liability Waiver
Pursuant to HIPPA regulations, the importance of confidentiality regarding all information pertaining to Family Eldercare cannot be overemphasized. Information regarding Family Eldercare residents, Family Eldercare employees, Family Eldercare finances, and all other proprietary information may not be shared with unauthorized individuals. Media/Photographic Release: Volunteer does hereby grant and convey unto Family Eldercare all rights, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by Family Eldercare during the Volunteer’s activities with respect to the volunteer project, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.
Disclaimer: Please enjoy your time with the clients, but for their protection Family Eldercare asks that you NOT exchange personal information with clients (i.e. email addresses and phone numbers), without first clearing it with Family Eldercare or that client’s case manager / social worker.

I agree that I will not hold Family Eldercare, any of its affiliated agencies, or any of their officers, directors, agents or employees responsible for any personal injury or property damage that may occur to me while visiting Family Eldercare or any host site in which you might be volunteering. I hereby waive, release and discharge Family Eldercare, the host site, its affiliated agencies, and their officers, directors, employees, and agents for any personal injury or property damage that may occur to me as a result of our volunteer work at/with Family Eldercare. It is further understood and agreed that this waiver and release is to be binding on my heirs and assigns. I (and parent/legal guardian if volunteer is under age 18) have carefully read this release and understand and agree with all of its terms and conditions.

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Additionally, a physical form may be signed when you attend an information session or your first volunteer shift.
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