Many older Americans are at a unique place in life where they experience a heartfelt vocation to help others. But Shepherd’s Center volunteers experience more than the satisfaction of giving back to the community. Volunteering is fun – it’s a way to make new and lasting friendships, to enjoy new experiences, and to stay physically and mentally healthy. Volunteering is an energizing way to do something worthwhile for someone else.
Best of all, volunteer opportunities are flexible to accommodate individual schedules. Whether it’s once a week, once a month or once a year, there is something for every interest.
There are many ways to volunteer through Shepherd’s Centers.
Volunteer caregiving by giving someone who doesn’t drive a ride to medical appointments or the grocery, visiting or calling someone who isn’t able to get out very much, helping with chores or household maintenance projects.
Volunteer instructor by sharing your expertise with an Adventures in Learning class.
Volunteer administration by providing office assistance, technology support, board or committee leadership to develop programs to meet the needs of the community.
Special projects volunteering to help with the coordination and implementation of fundraising or social events in the community.
Intergenerational volunteering to tutor or mentor children or teens, or group activities in the community.