MSAC at Home

Our 2021-2022 AmeriCorps member’s term ended. We are in the process of finding a new AmeriCorps member, but until that position is filled MSAC at Home will not be taking new task requests. We hope to resume as soon as possible. 

We thank you for your patience. Please message Sarah slipton@montpelier-vt.org with any questions about MSAC At Home requests.

  1. About MSAC at Home
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  3. Background Information

MSAC has a new program called MSAC at Home, where volunteers assist older adults with tasks that allow them to age in their home and community. According to the CDC, a quarter of adults 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated. Ultimately, long-term social isolation leads to damaging health effects, such as increased risk of depression, dementia, and stroke. MSAC at Home grew in response to two factors: 1) assisting older adults with tasks increases comfort and feelings of pride in their homes, and 2) these task requests, from dusting to raking leaves, offer an amazing socialization opportunity for Montpelier’s older adults.

Although 20 minutes of dusting, an hour of raking leaves, or technology problem diagnosis may not sound glamorous, that time fosters that critical connection with our community, and with each other. It reduces acute feelings of social isolation common to older adults.

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We embarked on a project that ultimately highlights our interconnectedness and capacity for reciprocity with one another. We hope that you will join us!

We have two volunteer shifts, Tuesdays from 10-1 and Thursdays from 10-1. Volunteers help older adults with a variety of tasks. It could be light cleaning (dusting, organizing, recycling, basic handyman services), outdoor chores (snow shoveling, raking leaves, stacking wood), or technology assistance.   Every shift will include something different, and there is an opportunity to learn some new skills. We will train volunteers in any skills or tasks they are not comfortable performing.

*We are adhering to strict Covid policies around masking and handwashing at MSAC. Older adults who made requests will be required to wear masks as well.


If you’re interested in volunteering, call 802-262-6287 or email msac-americorps@montpelier-vt.org

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