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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).

Administrative Assistants

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.

Welcome Desk Volunteers

The Senior Center is searching for responsible and reliable front desk volunteers. We specifically need volunteers for every Tuesday evening and Thursday evenings two-nights a month, 4:30 - 8:30 pm, plus Sunday shift 1:00 - 5:00 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!

Garden Café Whole Foods Pick-up

Can you help? We need a volunteer on Wednesday mornings to pick up café items at Whole Foods on Hydraulic Road by 9:00 a.m. and deliver them to the Center. It’s a regular gig that doesn’t take much time and leaves the rest of your day free for whatever!

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.

Night Owl Drivers Needed

Are you a night owl and still drive?  The Center is searching for new volunteers to help pick-up our Panera bread doughnation at Hollymead.  This position is Thursday evenings at 10:00 pm, will take about 30 to 45 minutes, then the bread is delivered to the Center Friday morning by 9:00 am.  Interested volunteers are required to do some lifting, must be dependable and have reliable transportation.  The success of our donations & prizes for the bingo program depends on you caring and volunteering.  Please join our team.

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!

Weed Warrior Volunteers

Invasive plants have become a very real problem, including in our own parking area. Continued pulling and monitoring is the only way to control these destructive plants without use of harmful chemicals. Volunteers should bring gloves that can get wet, sunscreen, and bug spray. We’ll provide bags for weeds and water to drink. Be a part of keeping our eco area healthy.

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:

September 4-5, 2015
December 4-5, 2015

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.