Volunteer Chore Program Client Intake

Form for DOCTORS AND CASE MANAGERS ONLY please review these requirements before completing the application.

Criteria for Consideration

Living Independently:

  • A client must be living independently. (not in a care facility, adult family home, or permanent supported living)

Client Situation and income:

  • A client must be either 60 years of age or older or have a functional disability that interferes with his/her ability to live at home
  • A client should not have income and assets that allow him/her to purchase service from a private provider. VCP is contracted to help people based on the HUD income limits, serving people who are very low income or extremely low income

Client Needs:

  • A client should have service needs that cannot be met by family members, friends, church, or other community programs
  • The Volunteer Chore Program does not provide volunteers when that would mean duplicating services that are already available in the community. (For instance, Whatcom Transit Authority has an excellent specialized transit system)
  • Volunteer services specifically excluded are friendly visiting, companionship, respite care, reassurance calls, moving assistance, and personal care tasks


  • For veterans requesting transportation they must provide a copy of their DD-214 and one of the following, Proof of public assistance (i.e. TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, etc.), Proof of income (payroll stub, unemployment stub, etc.)

What we are assisting with currently (depending on volunteer availability):

  • Dog walking
  • Yard care
  • Outdoor repairs
  • Grocery shopping on behalf of clients

Not currently accepting referrals for (as of 3/18/24):

  • Indoor cleaning tasks