Serving Charleston's Seniors since 1967

Call Us: (843) 722-4127

Charleston, SC 29401

Monday-Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Volunteer Opportunities

Persons who donate their time, energy and spirit to help others is the lifeblood of our organization. With these angels of all ages and backgrounds, we could not hope to meet the needs of our valuable clients. From answering the phone to driving food to a home-bound senior, these remarkable make everything we do a realized dream. We thank them and we honor them, to a person!

Volunteer Opportunities

Below you will find a brief description of some of the volunteer opportunities here at the senior center. Let us know if any of the opportunities are something you’d like to do and we’ll talk about your next steps!
Please note that we ask for a minimum of 6 volunteer hours per month 

Meals on Wheels

Meal Packer: Prepare meals for delivery. This includes portioning food and maintaining a clean work area.  Monday- Friday 8am-10am

  • Driver Helper: Rides along with driver to help take meal to client’s door. Monday- Friday 9am-2pm
  • Regular Driver: Picks up and delivers nutritious meals to recipients. This includes making a cursory assessment of each recipient.  Monday- Friday 9am-2pm

Dining Room Program

  • Activity Assistant:
    • Assist with daily/monthly client activities at the senior center- Bingo, Zumba, and Yoga.
    • Assist with lunch service.
    • Hours & opportunities may vary- but generally Monday- Friday 10 AM -Noon.

Emergency Food Pantry

  • Pantry Coordinator:
    • Assist with unloading/stocking food into pantry from deliveries from food bank.
    • Assist clients with shopping and complete required paperwork.
    • Training provided.

Administrative

  • Admin Volunteer
    • Assists staff with office activities- mainly answering phones from 2:30- 4:30 PM.

Other Opportunities

for individuals

  • Do you have a special skill?
  • Can you teach a fitness class?
  • Sing, play an instrument?
  • Are you crafty?
  • Would you like to teach a class on a regular basis?
  • Do you have handyman skills? Our center always has maintenance/repair needs.

for Businesses’ support

  • Would your business like to sponsor an event for our Senior Center clients?
  • Ride a route or sponsor a route?

 

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone – such as pride, satisfaction and accomplishment – are worthwhile reasons to serve.

When we share our time and talents, we:

* Solve problems

* Strengthen communities

* Improve lives

* Connect to others

* Transform our own lives

Research has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.

Older volunteers are the most likely to receive greater benefits from volunteering. Because they are more likely to face higher incidence of illness, volunteering provides seniors with physical and social activity and a sense of purpose at a time when their social roles are changing.

To read more about the benefits of volunteering, click here.



Click here for Volunteer Application

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