The Volunteer Money Management Program assists seniors age 60 and over who need help with their monthly bill-paying chores. Trained volunteers provide one-on-one check writing and bill paying services in the home. Money Management enables seniors to live independently and with the peace of mind that their bills are paid in a timely fashion. The program also provides protection from exploitation.
Seniors may use the Money Management Program to get help with:
- Creating a filing system
- Preparing a budget
- Ensuring bills are paid in a timely fashion
- Reading and interpreting billing statements
- Writing checks for the client's signature
- Balancing the checkbook and reviewing bank statements
- Sorting through bills to eliminate duplicate statements or exploitative information
Services are tailored to the individual's needs and requirements. Volunteers typically work in the client's own home, at least once per month. Background checks are performed for volunteers prior to assignment. There is no charge for services but donations are encouraged if the client is financially able. To participate, applicants must: (1) use one checking account specifically for paying routine monthly bills and expenses; and (2) have direct deposit of their income.
If you have questions about the Volunteer Money Management Program, please call (804) 343-3055 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org