Service

Opportunities in our community to share your lifetime of learning and experience:

Volunteer Opportunity 
 FeedMore's Meals on Wheels program focuses on individuals who have no reliable means for maintaining a healthy diet and helps keep homebound seniors and disabled neighbors independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. Our volunteers provide recipients with a friendly smile and that important safety check, making the program extend far beyond just a meal. FeedMore is always in need of volunteer drivers to hand deliver our cooked-from-scratch meals to homebound neighbors across 14 cities and counties in Central Virginia. For more information about volunteering with FeedMore's Meals on Wheels program please contact,volunteer@FeedMore.org. If you're interested in learning more about FeedMore's Meals on Wheels or would like to apply for services, please call 804-673-5035 or email ClientServices@FeedMore.org.
 
Volunteer Opportunity 
Commonwealth Catholic Charities' Call Reassurance Program provides socialization and wellness checks for isolated or lonely seniors. Calls are made from the CCC office.  Currently there is a particular need for substitute callers to fill in when regular callers are away. Hours are daytime as needed and as works with the volunteer's schedule. Training and ongoing support are provided. Please contact Diane Hargraves at 545-5916 ordiane.hargraves@cccofva.org.

Volunteer Opportunity
Our Joy of Wellness event is coming up on April 25 at the conference center at Diversity Richmond. This is a free event for community seniors with communtiy support from vendors and sponsors. We would love to have some of your Gerontogy students share that experience with us as volunteers.  3 or 4 students who are available in 2 to 4 hour blocks of time between 
7:30 am and 3:30 PM would be welcome. No payment, just a really good opportunity to observe this confrence for seniors event where we expect between 200 and 300 seniors learning more about wellness and options for healthy living.   Please contact Carolyn at 353-3171 between 9 am and 4pmat the Senior Center of Greater Richmond. SeniorCenterRVA@gmail.com
 
Driver - Van Go 
Great opportunity for retirees, experienced healthcare providers:  use your passion while helping those with special needs find purpose and good health. All ages transported. Drive with Van Go, Richmond's leader in paratransit and human services transportation. Driving record must be clean. Call us (804) 261-7388. Stop by at 5805 School Avenue Richmond VA 23288.
 
Social Media and Website Update  Volunteer
The Senior Center of Greater Richmond needs a social media and web site specialist who could come in one day each week or two ½ days to update our website and develop some social media activities. May involve updating Facebook and regular feeds through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or other sites as needed. Northside location. Flexible hours and days. May be able to do some updates offsite.  804-353-3171
 
Volunteer Opportunity, Henrico County 
Henrico County's Advocate for the Aging's office has a need for volunteers to assist in performing outreach tasks in the community. Volunteers Opportunities Include:
  • Assisting with administrative work in planning events, presentations, office work.
  • Attending outreach events and assisting with tabling and other outreach related duties.
  • Advocating for older citizens and upcoming events.
  • Helping develop more ways we can reach out into the community.
Hours are flexible and determined by the projects or activities involving volunteers.For more information, contact 804-501-5065 or tur060@henrico.us.
 
Bon Secours St. Francis Pilot Fall Prevention Program Volunteer 
Bon Secours is currently recruiting reliable, caring, mature individuals to visit patients at risk for falls. These "Safety " volunteers will  round on patients,  provide assistance with providing basic fall prevention education with  patients and their families and scan the environment for fall hazards. This program is based on a model Volunteer program at Cooper University Healthcare in New Jersey that decreased falls by 19%! An in-depth training will be provided by nursing education. If you are interested in making an impact on patient safety, we will need one volunteer daily to help with this. Shift choices would be 10 a.m. -2 p.m., 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. or 11 a.m.-3 p.m.For more information. contact Dede Foerster at deidre_foerster@bshsi.org, (804) 594-7806.
 
Companions for Homebound Adults/Part-time  
JFS (Jewish Family Services) is seeking part time Companions ($7.75/hr.) to offer social activities to clients which include going on walks or to social outings, and assisting with hobbies.  Companions will also prepare and serve meals and snacks, make medication reminders, perform or assist in light housekeeping duties. H.S diploma/equivalent. Reliable, DMV approved auto and safe driving history. Ability to lift 25 lbs. Apply directly at  https://www.jfsrichmond.org/homecare-jfs-application
 
Volunteer Workshop or Interest Group leaders needed in Photography, Writing, Books, Historyor just about any subject for Senior Center of Greater Richmond, a virtual senior center meeting at partner locations on a regular, scheduled basis. Daytime activities usually once or twice a month. Richmond, South Richmond. (804) 353-3171 or SeniorCenterRVA@gmail.com Ask for Carolyn.
 
Volunteer Craft, Arts workshop instructors needed for Senior Center of Greater Richmond, a virtual senior center meeting at partner locations on a regular, scheduled basis.  Daytime activities usually once or twice a month. Richmond, South Richmond. (804) 353-3171 orSeniorCenterRVA@gmail.comAsk for Carolyn.

Art Teachers
Our seniors love taking art/craft classes. We need art teachers in the skills of painting, sculpturing, jewelry making, mask making, and/or scrapbooking either Monday - Friday at Pine Camp Arts Center, 4901 Old Brook Rd. Make money teaching what your love! Contact Danita Green, (804) 646-3674 or email Danita.Green@richmondgov.com