We Need Volunteers
So much of the assistance Shelby Senior Services provides to the older generation in Shelby County could not be accomplished without the help of volunteers. The agency staff truly appreciates the dedication of its volunteers, however, at this time, additional volunteers are needed to help satisfy the increased volume of services being sought by residents who are 55 years of age and older.
Simply put, the Shelby County Volunteer Alliance is a platform for those interested in volunteering in our community to be matched with organizations that are in need of volunteers.
We want long lasting collaborations to develop, and because of that, we focus on safe placement of volunteers. Participating organizations are reputable. Background checks are required for every volunteer.Do you have some time to help others? Volunteers are needed as:
Family Caregiver Supporters
Cook a meal, clean a kitchen
Rake leaves, shovel snow
Drive seniors to out-of-county medical appointments
Get groceries for shut-ins
Organize a class at the Senior Center
Make check-in calls
AARP Tax-Aide Program
Assist with fundraisers
Have an idea? Try it out on us!
Reward YOURSELF with this gift to others. Call the agency today at 398-0127 or e-mail Liz Oeffinger, Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friendly Visitor Program
As we enter a new year, perhaps some time could be set aside to devote to visiting a Senior in Shelby County. A friendly visit or a phone visit could make their day!
Visits may be made to senior citizens living in homes or Assisted Living Facilities. Maybe you’d rather visit in a group setting? Then, come along when group visits are planned. Look for those dates on the calendar, page 6. Volunteers could offer card playing, special music or even manicures for seniors wanting their fingernails painted.
Get started today! Call Liz at 398-0127 or email@example.com.
Along with aging comes various medical problems, which sometimes means special medical appointment. Shelby Senior Services provides transportation to clients for various medical appointments in Indianapolis, Columbus, Franklin, Greenwood and other surrounding counties. If you would like to be a part of this needed program call Liz at 317-398-0127 weekdays between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Tax-Aide Program
This is a volunteer-operated counseling and preparation program. If you would like to use your talent and volunteer your time, please call 317-398-0127.
There is a piano at the Senior Center just waiting for your graceful hand! Music seems to always put a smile on our faces. If you are one of these talented people we would love to have you share your talent with us. Also, if you have your own instrument or love to sing, please call 317-398-0127.
Volunteers assist the agency with various fundraisers throughout the year: June- Strawberry Festival
Depending on the talents of the volunteer. If you have a special talent you would like to share, call us at 317-398-0127