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Check out these volunteer opportunities for seniors

Check out these volunteer  opportunities for seniors
August 25
14:02 2021

Our local nonprofits depend on senior volunteers and offer a wide variety of opportunities to serve. Here is a list of volunteer opportunities in our community

*Due to the cancellation of The Shepherd Center’s annual Used Book Sale, volunteers are needed to help them ship books on Sept. 1 at the Education Building of the Fairgrounds between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Contact Vicki Poore for more information or to sign up to volunteer by emailing vpoore@nullshepherdscenter.org. 

*Read. Write. Spell. needs volunteers to serve as tutors to public school students. Training, support and all of the tools necessary for success are provided. For more information or to register, visit www.readws.org/becomeatutor.

*The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem needs volunteers to provide transportation for older adults to medical appointments or grocery shopping. Training is provided. For more information, call Vicki Poore at 336-748-0217 or email vpoore@nullshepherdscenter.org.

*Senior Services needs volunteers to help older adults learn basic tablet function. Tablets are being used to help seniors who are home-bound to feel connected and less isolated. People who are comfortable using a tablet, opening internet/web browsers, apps and email are preferred. The hours are flexible. This is a short-term volunteer opportunity that will have a big impact. For more information, go to seniorservicesinc.org, call Holly Beck at 336-721-3411, or email hbeck@nullseniorservicesinc.org.

*Senior Services is looking for volunteers to deliver Meals-on-Wheels. The routes can be delivered any time between 9:45 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. Routes take about 90 minutes to deliver. There is a particular need for volunteers on Thursdays and Fridays. Volunteer with a spouse or friend. For more information, call Holly Beck at 336-721-3411, email hbeck@nullseniorservicesinc.org, or visit www.seniorservicesinc.org.

*SECU House needs volunteers, including groups and individuals, to provide meals to families staying at the house while receiving medical treatment. The meals can be dropped off at the house; no volunteers are allowed inside at this time. Having the meals at the house allows the families to avoid going to restaurants or grocery stores. To see a list of available dates and get specific information, go to www.familyhousews.org/serve-a-meal or call Emily Kaartunen at 336-793-2822 or email Emily.kaartunen@nullfamilyhousews.org.

*Samaritan Ministries seeks volunteers for several areas, including the kitchen area to package and serve meals for lunch and dinner. The weekday lunch shift for volunteers is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the dinner shift is from 3-7 p.m. Volunteers must be age 13 or older. For more information, go to www.samaritan-forsyth.org.

*Piedmont Triad Regional Council Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers to be trained to become a facilitator for their  health classes. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact: Evelyn Smith, 336-904-0300 or email esmith@nullptrc.org.

*Piedmont Environmental Association (PEA) is looking for gardeners whose gardens may produce more veggies than they can use to donate extra produce to support H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem. Donating fresh food is a great way to reduce food waste, hunger, and food insecurity right here in Winston-Salem. And it’s a fun way to connect with neighbors and fellow gardeners this summer. To sign up, go to https://www.peanc.org/donate-fresh-produce-today.

These are just a few of the organizations that would appreciate your time and talents as they serve our neighbors in need. For additional opportunities, visit www.volunteermatch.org.

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