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Volunteer Chore Services of King County, Seattle,

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Address: 100 23rd Ave S
Seattle, 98144  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 500
Number of People Being Served: 800
EIN: 91-1585652
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Mission Statement


Volunteer Chore Services is committed to helping elders and adults with disabilities remain independent in their own homes through a network of caring community members. VCS collaborates with faith-based congregations, civic groups, schools and community businesses to provide services. The services are provided at no charge and serve as a safety net for those individuals who cannot afford to pay for assistance and do not qualify for paid chore assistance.

Description


In 1981 the Federal Government cut funding from their service to the homebound program leaving thousands of people in Washington State without the resources needed to remain independent and connected to their communities. Volunteer Chore Services, a program of Catholic Community Services, is a community based non-profit program born shortly thereafter to try and fill this need. VCS serves over 818 elderly and disabled adults in King County and logs over 42,000 volunteer hours annually.

In 1981 the Federal Government cut funding from their service to the homebound program leaving thousands of people in Washington State without the resources needed to remain independent and connected to their communities. Volunteer Chore Services, a program of Catholic Community Services, is a community based non-profit program born shortly thereafter to try and fill this need. VCS serves over 818 elderly and disabled adults in King County and logs over 42,000 volunteer hours annually.

Mission Statement: Volunteer Chore Services is committed to helping elders and adults with disabilities remain independent in their own homes through a network of caring community members. VCS collaborates with faith-based congregations, civic groups, schools and community businesses to provide services. The services are provided at no charge and serve as a safety net for those individuals who cannot afford to pay for assistance and do not qualify for paid chore assistance.

Organizational Statement of Faith


We Believe... ...in every child growing up in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. ...in the elders living in security and dignity. ...in healthy family life being affirmed and supported in our communities. ...in every person having the right to a safe, affordable place to call home. ...in compassion, love and respect for all people, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. ...in joining with others to change the systems which oppress, discriminate or otherwise cause human suffering. ...in employees and volunteers working in an environment which offers respect, teamwork and excellence. ...in all these things for all people, whatever their color, whatever language they speak or however they worship.


Denominational Affiliations


Roman Catholic


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Seniors Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes