Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities

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 older adults
  • Holiday gift delivery
  • In-person grocery shopping and delivery
  • Serve meals to older adults 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
      networks
  • Corporate volunteer Opportunities
    • Encourage team-building and communication while receiving positive
      exposure by volunteering with the Center of Concern
  • Winter opportunities include Adopt-an-Older Adult and snow removal
  • Ambassadors for the Center of Concern
    • Volunteers represent the Center in the community and at local events
  • Event Committee Members
    • Volunteers work on committees to plan and execute agency events

Community Service Volunteers

  • Health and medical professionals
    • Psychologists and social workers
  • Income tax CPAs (Certified Public Accountants), bankers
    • Prepare simple federal and state income tax returns, especially for the tax
      season (February 1 through April 15)
  • Legal professionals, attorneys
    • Prepare simple wills, durable powers of attorney for health care and
      property
  • Medicare counselors
    • Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
  • Financial and money management
    • Volunteers assist with debt and money counseling to addresses financial
      concerns as well as developing a plan to live financially secure
  • Employment counselors
    • Volunteers assist job seekers of all ages to develop resumes, improve
      interviewing skills, and job search techniques
  • Digital literacy Program
    • Volunteers engage older adults with younger generations to learn about
      technology and ways to connect through the internet

Temporarily Remote Volunteer Opportunities

  • Virtual grocery shopping for homebound older adults
  • Telephone reassurance calls to homebound older adults
  • Assemble COVID-19 Care Packages

Here are links to some information we have prepared to orient you regarding the process.

Volunteer Handbook