VIS is preparing to insure the volunteers of an innovative program aimed at helping family caregivers, older adults, and persons with disabilities, nationwide. The Community Care Corps has awarded $2.44 million in grants to 23 programs that were selected from the 183 applicants. Volunteers of the grant recipients will provide a variety of non-medical services, such as:
- respite for family caregivers
- transportation for shopping, visitation, medical appointments and other purposes
- home maintenance.
- technology assistance that helps care recipients connect with family, friends, medical providers and community organizations
The programs selected for the initial grant period will operate in urban, suburban, rural and Tribal environments.
VIS, whose volunteer insurance program is administered by CIMA, is recognized by the Community Care Corps as the resource for volunteer liability insurance that grant recipients must have. The VIS program has been in continuous operation nearly 50 years, serving nonprofit organizations and public entities that engage volunteers, in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
More information about the Community Care Corps grant program.
Volunteers Insurance Service Association, Inc. (VIS) was established in 1972 for the purpose of providing insurance and risk management services for volunteer-based organizations. In addition to still providing these insurance services today on a nationwide scale, we have expanded to provide noninsurance resources for members to manage their risks and improve their operations. By transferring the volunteer risk exposure to our program, we can help you protect your organization. Contact us today at (800) 222-8920 for more information on our programs and services. Join now!