Senior Services, Inc.
Meeting the needs of Older Adults and the Disabled in Southwest Michigan

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

We Need You!  Each year it takes hundreds of caring volunteers to help us meet our mission of enhancing and promoting the independence and well-being of older adults, adults with disabilities and those who care for them.

 

Volunteering has been said to be the “secret ingredient” to staying healthy and fulfilled.  Giving back is not just good for you it makes a difference for others! 


We thank everyone who generously shares their time with us!  We hope you will join us too.



How Will You Make A Difference?

·  Meals on Wheels: Deliver meals and a friendly check on homebound seniors.


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Friendship Centers: Serve lunchtime meals and visit with older adults.


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MMAP: Help older adults understand Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurance benefits, and sign up for Medicare Part D.


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Volunteers 4 Seniors: Help seniors stay living at home by giving rides to non-emergency medical appointments or the grocery store, visiting with them, or assisting with sorting and reading mail. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Volunteers 4 Seniors Program.


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Tuesday Toolmen & Chore Services: Make minor home repairs and accessibility modifications, or do fix-up tasks and cleaning to help seniors maintain a safe home.


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Information & Assistance: Connect older adults and caregivers with information and services.


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Behavioral Health: Assist with coordination and service delivery (rides, errands, shopping) for older adults living with serious or persistent mental illnesses. Requires State of Michigan licensure as a registered nurse or social worker (professional supervision available towards full social work licensure).  


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Program Assistance: Provide general office, clerical and operational support to staff in the office.


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Foster Grandparents: Volunteers, age 55 and older who meet certain income eligibility requirements (modest stipend provided) give guidance and support to children to help them develop skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program.


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RSVP Volunteers: Volunteers, age 55 and better are connected to service opportunities with community agencies (benefits available).  RSVP volunteers tutor or mentor youth, help seniors live independently or access health care benefits, serve Veterans, distribute emergency food, tutor adults in reading, educate older adults on healthy aging, and more. CLICK HERE  to learn more about RSVP.


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Senior Companions: Volunteers, age 55 and older who meet certain income eligibility requirements (modest stipend provided) give support and companionship to older adults to help them maintain their independence.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the Senior Companion Program.


Resources For New Volunteers

Regular and flexible schedules are available in Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties.  Opportunities specifically for people age 55 and better are available through our national service programs – RSVP, Foster Grandparent Program, and Senior Companion Program.


For Volunteer Opportunity Details and Contacts, CLICK HERE 


To download and print a Volunteer Application, CLICK HERE

Those interested in volunteering must complete a Volunteer Application. Some volunteer positions require a confidential criminal history check, driving record and/or reference check.  Volunteers are provided with excess accident and liability insurance coverage at no cost that supplements any insurance they may have.


For more information about volunteering call 269-382-0515

 

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