Older Adult Center – New Beginnings

The Older Adult Center (AOC), New Beginnings, has many roles where a pair of hands, coupled with a caring heart, can make a difference in a person’s life. Whether you choose to help nourish our older population, or interact and help with tech support, know that you are doing amazing things for those who may only have our center for these things.

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Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Dining Room Service
  • Packing food
  • Delivering food
  • Tech Support for Older Adults
Dining Room Service

Our role is to create a welcoming environment for older folk who may not have the means to purchase food for their home, or eat elsewhere. The tasks of the dining room volunteer are to set up the dining room for lunch, serve older adults meals, and clean up after the older adults.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to move, while carrying plates of food including hot soup
  • Must be able to to take directions from the kitchen & AOC staff
  • Must exhibit patience and kindness

Commitment: Our shifts are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; 10:30 am to 12.30 pm; and 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. We welcome you to join us for a full shift from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Food Packing

Our task is to pack food in accordance with safety rules and regulations, so that homebound adults enjoy a healthy meal. The task of the food packer is to pack meals that will be picked up or delivered to homebound older adults.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to move, pack and lift up to 25 lbs
  • Must have finger dexterity to open plastic bags
  • Must be able to to take directions from the AOC staff

Commitment: Our shifts are from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Food Delivery (Meals on Heels)

The role of the food delivery driver is to deliver healthy food while maintaining it at its proper temperature per safety regulations. The task is to pick up the packed food from our community center; and safely transport it to the older adult who is homebound due to their age and health status using your personal vehicle.

Qualifications

  • Must have a personal car, and cell phone to deliver the food from the Y to the recipient
  • Must be able to understand directions given by the volunteer coordinator
  • Must exhibit patience, kindness and discretion when delivering food to the recipient

Commitment: We ask for at least one hour commitment a day, from 11.30 am to 1:00 pm. We deliver every day Monday through Friday, and request at least one day a week to help us.

Tech Support for Older Adults

The task of tech support for older adults is to alleviate some tech related anxiety, while offering companionship with a purpose. The tasks include educating our older adults in using modern tech while keeping them engaged in modern life.

Qualifications

  • Must exhibit patience, kindness and discretion
  • Must understand modern technology

Commitment: We ask for at least one hour commitment a day, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Please note that this role is for a steady commitment, that will be offered once a week. Both the volunteer and the older adult must sign up in advance.

Older Adult Center Volunteer Schedule

Sunday

Monday

10:00 am 1:00 pm Older Adult Dining Room

10:30 am 12:30 pm Packing Meals

10:30 am 11:30 am Tech Support for Older Adults

11:30 am 1:00 pm Meal Delivery (Meels on Heels)

Tuesday

10:00 am 1:00 pm Older Adult Center Dining Room

10:30 am 12:30 am Packing Meals

10:30 am 11:30 am Tech Support for Older Adults

11:30 am 1:00 pm Meal Delivery (Meels on Heels)

Wednesday

10:00 am 1:00 pm Older Adult Center Dining Room

10:30 am 12:30 pm Packing Meals

10:30 am 11:30 am Tech Support for Older Adults

11:30 am 1:00 pm Meal Delivery (Meels on Heels)

Thursday

10:00 am 1:00 pm Older Adult Center Dining Room

10:30 am 12:30 pm Packing Meals

10:30 am 11:30 pm Tech Support for Older Adults

11:30 am 1:00 pm Meal Delivery (Meels on Heels)

Friday

10:00 am 1:00 pm Older Adult Center Dining Room

10:30 am 12:30 pm Packing Meals

10:30 am 11:30 am Tech Support for Older Adults

11:30 am 1:00 pm Meal Delivery (Meels on Heels)

Saturday