UR Community Cares uses secure web-based technology to match local Volunteers with Community Members (age 70 and over or age 18 and over with a physical disability) who need free at-home support. Household chores, yard work and companionship visits are requested and pre-scheduled online, thus offering family caregivers a respite opportunity. Through intergenerational social connections (within a 15-mile radius), we help build stronger communities where residents can safely age in place and live more independently.
UR Community Cares is seeking to engage a Connecticut Hometown Hero in every town! We are searching for someone who is passionate about improving the quality of life in their community. The Hometown Hero will help identify both Community Members in need and Volunteers to help, all within their town. They will be instrumental in assisting our team with local fundraisers, and help those who may have difficulty navigating computers to enroll online on our website. Please help us revolutionize how UR town thinks about the future of those “aging in place.” Community members will be saying “Thank you for being a friend” to our Hometown Heroes. Requirements: 18 years of age or older with a valid driver's license.
We are hoping for an annual $1 contribution from all Connecticut residents. Please help empower UR Community by donating what you can; every $1 donation helps fund background checks, insurance, and technology costs. With no paid employees, we are 100% volunteer-based and 100% donation funded. We are collaborating with businesses and offer online sponsorship opportunities in various positions on our website. Geographic targeting is available by town or statewide visibility. Please inquire about pricing.Donate Now