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Volunteering at the Center

Volunteering in the community

As volunteers, you are the very Heart and Soul of this community.

Volunteers at the Senior Center provide 65% of the labor required to run the Center and they give over 51,000+ hours of service to the community. It is impossible to completely understand the enormity of this gift. The blessing is that those who give also receive. Clinical studies have shown that seniors who volunteer are happier, have an increased sense of well-being, enjoy broader social networks, and live longer!

To find your volunteer niche, call Kimberly Haynes at 974-7756 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thanksgiving volunteers

The Senior Center has a Thanksgiving Potluck and this event, an annual highlight for seniors and volunteers, provides food and friendship for many older adults who would otherwise be alone for the holidays.
If you are looking for a way to give back to the community and help others, this Thanksgiving event is a perfect volunteer project for an individual or as a family.  A fun and easy way to start your children on the altruism service path.
Volunteer positions available, (set-up @ 11am – 12pm, turkey carving @ 1130am – 1230pm, greeters 12 – 1pm, kitchen help @ 12 – 1pm, clean up@ 3-430pm, play the piano) doors will open at Noon with our meal beginning at 1:00 pm.  Bring family, friends’ neighbors!  The more the merrier!
Click here to sign-up online for attending, noting your potluck dish or volunteering.

Help Decorate the Center

Seeking your inner Santa’s Helper…volunteers with a creative mind are greatly encouraged to assist with Holiday decorations on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 2:00 pm, by way of holiday projects of putting up trees, trimming trees, hanging lights, and decorating the Center.  Some tasks would require climbing a ladder.  Your holiday cheer would be appreciated and a fun time will be had by all!

Display Case Designer

The Senior Center is searching for a volunteer display case designer(s) to shape and mount displays in the lobby case.  The case is an information source and provides members, prospective members and guests with a positive impression of the Centers programs, events, news and activities.
The display case is updated each month with new materials.  After an orientation with the Program Coordinator, the volunteer will work with the display schedule.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to practice design skills and is interested in exploring more of the Centers activities.

Welcome Desk Volunteers

The Senior Center is searching for responsible and reliable front desk volunteers. We specifically need a volunteer for Thursday evenings two-nights a month, 4:30 - 8:30 pm; plus substitutes. Skill set: excellent customer service, communicate well, be a resource for all that visit, and want to be a professional representative for the Center.  Volunteers work 4-hour shifts during the week. Duties include: greeting everyone as they enter the building, answering and routing telephone calls, reminding members to sign-in with their member card, greeting visitors and ensuring they get a tour and member packet, scheduling a member for a program, accepting payment for dues or programs, making coffee and a few others.  It is a unique and fun way to get involved!

Kitchen lead volunteer

A volunteer kitchen lead is needed at the Center to support staff and supervise volunteers for monthly luncheons.  This lead volunteer would direct other volunteers through luncheon set-up, meal preparation with caterers, serving process and clean-up.  The commitment is monthly, 3rd Wednesday of each month, and there is training and on-going support.

Lobby Ambassador volunteers

The Senior Center is searching for lobby ambassadors.  This volunteer position will assist members/guests with a warm welcome as they enter the lobby and promote MySeniorCenter check-in and enhanced communication, customer-service oriented individual, willingness to direct and escort tours with the ability to convey a positive image. Training is provided.

Suggestion Box volunteer

Are you passionate about feedback and the Center?  We realize that there is room for improvement and we need a volunteer to help us compile all suggestions within the Suggestion Box and prioritize them.  If you have 30 minutes once a month, this is the perfect volunteer position.

Sunday Movie Program Leader

Do you have a cinematic obsession? Then this position is for you.  Searching for a Sunday Movie Program Leader to assist in running the movie program on Sundays at 1:30 pm.  Our Volunteer will greet movie patrons, conduct a head count, start the movie, hand-out rating sheets, and monitor the room during the movie session.  If you are here regularly on Sundays, jump in, be the critic, and take hold of this position.  Your life could be full of something ‘hilarious, riveting, suspenseful, thought-provoking, high octane, action-packed’ and so much more!

Yard Sale donation pick-up and deliveries

The Center is searching for volunteer members to assist with yard sale donation pick-ups and deliveries. This is an opportunity to assist your community and the center. You would be meeting the donors, loading and unloading the items from a vehicle.  If you have a truck or SUV vehicle that could be used for the larger donation pick-ups that would be greatly appreciated.  The commitment can be short-term or long-term, dependent upon your availability.

Yard Sale Volunteers

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Get involved in our Yard Sale to directly help support programming at the Senior Center! Volunteers help with load-in (moving items from basement to main floor) prior to the event, set-up/arrange merchandise, watch the sale floor, cashier, bag purchases, carry out purchases, clean-up, plus more. It’s a great way to meet people, do some good work, and have fun.  The yard sale schedule is as follows:

December 4-5, 2015
March 11-12, 2016

Lawn Care Crew Volunteers

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The Senior Center is currently seeking volunteers to be part of our lawn care crew.  The team needs people to mow and trim on a rotating schedule.  We have a push mower and a string line trimmer on site.  Join us in making the Senior Center looking at it’s finest.