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AAH Volunteers Help Build Community

Firewood service. An Ashland at Home volunteer, carries and arranges firewood near a wood stove. An AAH volunteer shows a member how to use features of a new cell phone.

Ashland At Home volunteers provide one-on-one, episodic services to AAH members—like the type of services one would ask a family member, a good friend or neighbor to do for them. AAH volunteers are trained, have had their backgrounds and driving records cleared, and, most of all, are eager to provide service to AAH members. As members get to know AAH volunteers, their community of friends grows. As volunteers give service to our members, compassion grows in our community.

AAH volunteers assist members with:

  • Transportation to appointments or errands in and around Ashland and Talent and to medical appointments in Medford
  • Personal services such as meal delivery when a member is ill, pet walking or friendly visits
  • Simple handyman tasks or other household support, like taking out the trash or vacation watch
  • Basic technical and home office support.

Volunteers also provide organizational support to AAH by serving on committees and performing administrative tasks.

As the AAH membership and volunteer corps has grown, the scope of volunteer services has increased based on member requests and volunteer availability. When a member needs a service beyond the skill level of our volunteers, members are given contact information to member-recommended service providers—some of whom offer discounts for AAH members.

Volunteering for AAH is open to people of all ages who wish to be of service. Volunteers under 18 years of age will be accompanied by a trained adult. AAH organizers are keenly aware of the power of intergenerational, intercultural interaction and are working to assure that our volunteer corps represents all ages and groups in our community.


Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Please fill out our Contact Us form and we will contact you about volunteering with AAH.

"Ashland At Home provides a common-sense, neighborhood-based solution for aging adults who want to remain in their own homes until the end of their years. I am very impressed with the ideas behind this approach and the people involved in making it a reality."

-- Sharon Johnson, Associate Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University and "Healthy Aging" Columnist with the Medford Mail Tribune