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.
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 4th Tuesday of each month, and only takes 2 to 3 hours.
Newsletter bulk mail: 4th Tuesday of each month, starts at 11:30 am at the Senior Center
Crafty Ladies Program Leader and volunteers
The Center is searching for a Crafty Ladies Program Leader. Be creative and volunteer to manage and plan the projects and activities that the Crafty Ladies (& Guy) weekly. The group meets every Wednesday 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Bring your talents, expertise and interest to participate in the projects run by our group: Hats for newborns, Hats & Mittens for MAACA, Lap robes, hats & scarves, foster bags, blankets and more. Join our other volunteers in this fun, stimulating and interesting group that puts others first in the projects they complete! Enjoy knitting and crocheting and interested in being creative. We invite you to volunteer on the great projects of the Crafty Ladies here are 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 early afternoon 12 - 2 pm and substitutes. 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 Tuesday evening 4:30 - 8:30 pm and Sundays 1:00 - 5:00 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!
Sew & Sews! (formerly Pinkie Puppets)
Change is good! Esso changed its name to Exxon, Cingular to AT&T; and now the Pinkie Puppets of the Senior Center has announced that it is changing its name to the Sew & Sews! As the group moves into their 54th year of service to UVA Hospital, their circumstances for making ‘Pinkies’ has been altered and they are now on a new path of producing medical dolls and children’s bibs. In fact, they are taking this opportunity to deepen their commitment to the community by focusing their volunteerism towards other organizations/companies, along with UVA, that are in need of foster bags, adult bibs, walker and wheelchair mobile bags. The goal of the new name is also to create a ‘call to action’, increase volunteerism in the group, and better the community with their service. Come and join our other volunteers in providing your talents to sew, cut, adorn, and decorate; along with giving back to the community.
Sunday Movie volunteer
The Center is searching for a substitute 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, monitor the room during the movie session.
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:
September 19 - 20, 2014
December 5 - 6, 2014
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.