Volunteering and Keeping Your Home Safe with Wisconsin Home Insurance

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps one of them may have been to do some volunteer work in 2012. When considering a home-based volunteer activity you’ll need to ensure your Wisconsin home insurance provides appropriate coverage.

Volunteering can be a great way to contribute to your community and also perhaps improve your social life at the same time. There are many ways to find out about volunteer activities and opportunities in your area. There may be a community bulletin board or a local newspaper you could look at, there may be local online listings and of course, there is always word of mouth.

When making your property available as part of volunteer work, perhaps by providing a weekly tea for older people, it is likely to be a good idea to make sure that your home is accessible for people who may be less mobile than they used to be.

Look at your home from the viewpoint of a wheelchair user. Some homes may be difficult for a wheelchair user to access without assistance. Can you provide a movable ramp? 

Are there steps and are they low enough that older people are likely to be able to climb them safely without assistance? Is there a handrail or something to hold on to?

Thinking it through like this may help make sure volunteering is a safe and enjoyable experience for you and everyone involved. As a first step, why not call your insurance agent and check the terms of your Wisconsin home insurance?

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