Volunteering at the Center
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 45,000 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!
Do you enjoy conducting administrative duties? The Center is always recruiting volunteers to be administrative assistants to work in our staff offices. If you enjoy working in an office environment, have excellent computer skills, have worked with databases, is detailed with a high-level of accuracy and enjoy organization tasks, we would appreciate your help.
Are you free during Friday morning and looking to volunteer for a worthy cause? The bingo group is searching for new candidates to join and help with set-up and games on Friday morning. Duties include but not limited to: wrapping bread donations, handing out cards, donation collection, bingo calling, prize table, etc…Time commitment can be, but not limited to 2 hours. Bingo is a fun volunteer event. Consider joining us!
Bulk Mail volunteers
If you are looking for fellowship, a volunteer position that is a short span of time, with fun-loving folks, and being able to sit down, then this is the volunteer position for you? Volunteers are needed to join our bulk mail team. This means folding, stuffing and placing labels on envelopes and placing labels on newsletters for bulk mailing. The positions are scheduled for the 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month, and only takes 2 to 3 hours.
Renewal letters bulk mail: 3rd Tuesday of each month, starts at 12:30 pm at the Senior Center
Newsletter bulk mail: 4th Tuesday of each month, starts at 12:30 pm at the Senior Center
Garden Café Attendant
The café is looking for volunteers to help out a couple of hours each week and substitutes on-call. We specifically need a volunteer for Monday afternoons and Wednesday in different shifts. The café provides a supportive, warm and friendly environment available in offering nutritious food, supported by our friendly volunteers. The café hours of operation are routinely scheduled from Monday and Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:30 am – 8:30 pm. The Senior Center bases a nurturing, devoted warm and caring environment of appreciation and gratitude of our volunteer base. In order to ensure the ongoing sustainability of our café, we need volunteers to assist in its operations so that we can continue to offer this much needed open social environment for our members and guests.
Front Desk Volunteers
The Senior Center is searching for responsible and reliable front desk volunteers. We specifically need volunteers for Monday afternoon from 12:30 - 4:30 pm and Sundays 2:00 - 6:00 pm. 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 or 5 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!
Pinkie Puppet Volunteers spread Cheer
Volunteer Pinkie Puppet makers needed! If you are looking for fellowship, as well as a chance to help children, consider joining the Pinkie Puppet volunteers; they need the extra set of hands. This volunteer group meets at the Center on Mondays from 9:30 – 11:30 am to cut, sew, stuff, and package Pinkie Puppets for distribution at UVa Hospital. Join this great social circle working for a great cause.
The pinkie puppet program has helped sick children cope with the stress of their hospital visits. This joint project, the first Senior Center program, in conjunction with the UVA Ladies Auxiliary, began in 1960.
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
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:
August 23 - 24, 2013
October 10 - 12, 2013
December 6 - 7, 2013
Lawn Care Crew Volunteers
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.