Qualified prospective recipients: Must be 55 yrs or older; Must live within the ENVP area of operation.

Before arranging for service, recipients must be interviewed.

Areas of Service

Our designated areas include all of Zip Code 85710 and parts of Zip Codes 85711, 85712, 85715, 85730, 85748 and 85749. Boundaries are Grant Road/Tanque Verde on the North, Swan Road on the West, Houghton Road on the East and Irvington on the South.

Boundaries for destination of transports are: North to Ft. Lowell Rd, South to Ajo Way (Kino Hospital), West to Campbell Avenue (University Medical Center), East to Houghton Road.

Policies and Procedures for Scheduling Service

We schedule services up to 6 weeks in advance with a minimum of Four (4) working days advance notice, not to include weekends or holidays. This would include any type of service request, including transportation. Next day service requests cannot be filled.

Transportation priority is given to transports for medical appointments and grocery shopping. Other errands and transports are to be determined by priority and availability of volunteer drivers and are not available June through September.

Duties to be Accomodated

Yard work is limited to Light Yard Work only to be accomplished in no more than 2 hours. This is to include raking, light trimming of shrubs and bagging of refuse. No tree or hedge trimming and no ground breaking and digging. Any task that requires a ladder cannot be accommodated by our volunteers. Tools (shears, rakes, brooms, shovels, etc.) and refuse containers need to be provided by the recipient. During the months of extreme heat, (June, July, August and occasionally September) volunteers will not be asked to do yard work.

Volunteers will travel to the recipient’s home to perform light housekeeping.

Light Home Maintenance services will be performed on an as-needed basis. No tasks requiring the use of a ladder will be completed by our volunteers. Only tasks that can be completed in one hour or less will be accommodated. Some tasks include changing light bulbs and switches, changing locks, hanging small items such as pictures or decorative items. Services that cannot be accommodated by our volunteers include electrical services such as T.V. or computer repair, fixing doors off their hinges, broken windows / screens, etc. Tools for repairs need to be provided.

Cancelling/Rescheduling Policy

We understand doctors sometimes cancel or change appointments, but frequent cancellations are evaluated and may be cause for dismissal from the program.  It is the client’s responsibility to notify the office whenever there is a cancellation.  ENVP will try to accommodate rescheduling, however, there may not be an available volunteer driver for your new appointment. 


When requesting transportation services, requests are to be made through the telephone coordinator. The telephone coordinator will notify the volunteer assigned.

  • Grocery shopping is limited to 1x per week. Plan on your shopping needs accordingly.
  • Choice of markets used should be within closest proximity of the senior’s residence
  • Errands should be combined for less trips.


Recipients are not to call ENVP volunteers at their home. All communications must go through the ENVP office. Questions and clarification of policies are handled by the office staff.

These are guidelines to help recipients and volunteers understand the program operations. Should circumstances arise outside these guidelines, please refer it to the Program Director for clarification and direction. There are times flexibility is necessary and a decision by the Director can override normal guidelines.

When on a doctor visit that requires medication, have the doctor’s office call the pharmacy to prepare for medication pick-up on the way home.

All services must be scheduled in advance.  When a senior requests additional stops or services directly from a volunteer, the volunteer should deny the request unless the office is notified before the additional stop. An exception to this rule is for a stop at a pharmacy following a doctor’s appointment.  Repeated failure to follow this rule will result in dismissal from the program.