Click the button to fill out the secure Volunteer Interest form. You will be contacted by one of our staff for an interview.
Here are some reasons to volunteer:
- It’s good for you – Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards.
- It saves resources – Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local services.
- Volunteers gain professional experience – You can test out a career.
- It brings people together – As a volunteer, you assist in: Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal and building camaraderie and teamwork.
- It promotes personal growth and self-esteem – Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
- Volunteering strengthens your community – As a volunteer, you help: Support families, Improves lives, Support youth.
- You learn a lot – Volunteers learn things like hidden talents that may change your view on your self-worth, learn about the functions and operation of our government, the Center of Concern, and the community.
- You get a chance to give back – Supporting your community ensures resources are being used to benefit the people you care about.
- Civic responsibility – Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
You make a difference!
There are many many ways you can assist the work of the Center:
- Reception/Data entry
- Telephone Reassurance Calls to homebound seniors
- Friendly Visiting to home-bound seniors to provide conversation, companionship and light household tasks
- Holiday Gift and Grocery Deliveries
- Serve meals to seniors through our Lunch with Us Program.
- Handyman services or moving furniture/household items
- Computers/internet (IT – Information Technology Managers)
- Install, troubleshoot, and maintain computer hardware, software, and network
- Corporate Volunteer opportunities: Encourage team-building and communication while receiving positive exposure by volunteering with the Center of Concern
- Winter Opportunities: Adopt-a-Senior, Snow removal, Charity Gift Wrapping, Holiday Carolers
- Ambassadors for the Center/Event Volunteers: Represent the Center of Concern in the community and at local events.
- Event Committee Members: Work on committees to plan and execute agency events
Community Service Volunteers
- HEALTH AND MEDICAL : (Psychologists & Social Workers)
- INCOME TAX: (CPA Certified Public Accountants, Bankers)
- Prepare simple federal and state income tax returns, especially for the tax season (February 1 through April 15)
- LEGAL: (Attorneys)
- Prepare simple wills, durable powers of attorney for health care and property
- MEDICARE COUNSELING:
- Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
- Financial and Money Management: Debt and money counseling addresses financial concerns as well as developing a plan to live financially secure.
- Employment Counseling: Assistance to job seekers of all ages to develop resumes, improve interviewing skills, and job search techniques.
- Digital Literacy: Engages older adults with younger generations to learn about technology and ways to connect through the internet.
Here are links to some information we have prepared to orient you regarding the process.