Date: February 4, 2019 | Category: News
Do you have a heart for service and a few extra hours a week? If so, the Windsor Senior Center needs volunteers in a variety of areas.
The senior center, 201 S. Main, depends on volunteers to help in the kitchen, at the front desk, in the dining room, and to deliver meals to the homebound.
The center is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
“We would welcome volunteers who can commit to a couple of hours or more a week,” said Center Coordinator Carrie Memphis. “We are looking for people who love helping people.”
Home-delivered meal drivers would drop off warm meals to about 20 homebound individuals. Many times, the HDM delivery serves as a well-being check on the homebound adults, who might not receive any other visitors in a given day. Meals are delivered Monday through Wednesday, but would be expanded to Thursday if volunteers were available, Memphis said.
The route includes 20-plus stops and takes an average of 90 minutes.
The Windsor center, one of 22 operated by Care Connection for Aging Services, receives meals prepared hot and fresh daily from the Clinton Senior Center kitchen.
Kitchen volunteers are needed to ready a steam table, receive the food, serve it in the proper portions, and clean up afterward. About 20 seniors have lunch at the senior center four days a week.
Another potential volunteer role is a desk receptionist.
“We really do have a volunteer role for anybody who has a servant’s heart,” Memphis said. “The reward will be seeing a smile on a senior’s face because somebody cares.”
Training is provided for all positions, and background checks are required for some roles.
To find out more, visit the Windsor Senior Center or call (660) 647-3224.