Chore Service volunteers needed


Natalie Curfman (left) laughs with Rotarian Steve Winfree after Curfman spoke to the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club on Monday.

Natalie Curfman started off with the mission statement of Catholic Child and Family Service: "Motivated by Christ's love, we bring hope to life, especially to those most in need."

Speaking to the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club this past Monday, Curfman, who is the program coordinator for Volunteer Chore Services, said that her job is to connect volunteers with clients in need of services ranging from housework to transportation to yard work.

The organization is always looking for more volunteers, who can do as little as a single project or as much as a few hours a week. The volunteering benefits people who are elderly or who have disabilities that make it difficult or impossible to manage certain tasks.

Curfman spoke of a Vietnam veteran who lost a leg to diabetes and needed assistance with yard work. Volunteer Chore Services helped and also provided a wheelchair ramp for his home.

While the organization needs all kinds of volunteers, Curfman noted that "volunteers who do housework are few and far between."

Becoming a volunteer requires going through an application process that includes a state patrol check and three references.

For more information on volunteering or to recommend a client for the program, contact Curfman at (509) 839-8260 or email at


Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Any comment violating the site's commenting guidelines will be removed and the user could be banned from the site.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment