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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).

Garden Cafe Attendant

Want to extend a warm greeting in the café? Sign-up to be a Garden Café volunteer.  We specifically need a volunteer for Wednesday morning 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 3:00 - 4:30 pm.  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.  Be a part of the Senior Center volunteer team.

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.

Recording Secretary for Senior Council

Do you want to be involved as an Officer of the Senior Center process, then we are looking for you!
The Senior Council is searching for a volunteer Recording Secretary (R/S) to be a part of their governing process.  The Recording Secretary attends and records minutes of all regular monthly meetings and special meetings.  If unable to attend a sub needs to be secured prior to the meeting and President informed.  R/S transcribes/transfers minutes to computer to send to the President for review and/or editing.  The R/S shall prepare other materials prior to meeting as requested by the President.  This volunteer position is perfect for a good listener and records without interpretation.

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!

Travel Office volunteer

Are you up for a fun, rewarding volunteer opportunity? A Senior Center volunteer travel escort must have advanced and proficient computer skills including the following areas of MS Access, Word, Excel and smart phone usage.  Good organizational skills, attention to detail, enjoy research, top-notch problem solver to handle unexpected circumstances, ability to multi-task and provide excellent customer service. Works closely with Certified Travel Agent Staff, management of office equipment and high-level of physical activity is involved.  This candidate will volunteer each Wednesday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm; must be reliable, consistent and provide a minimum year’s commitment to the position.  It is exotic, but tour leading is also very hard work.  A volunteer travel escort is a guide, babysitter, teacher, and entertainer all rolled into one.  This position starts out working in the travel office for 6-months, learning the ropes and then you start building your trips for all to enjoy.  If you or someone you know would enjoy preparing trips for Travelers, break down travel barriers and expand our members and guests horizons.

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:

August 26 - 27, 2016
December 2 - 3, 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.