Volunteer

Your unique set of skills, talents, and experience is exactly the expertise that the Center needs to make a real difference in our community.  Whether your interest is in teaching a course, applying your skills behind the scenes managing our programs, or directly reaching out to serve others, there is a place waiting for you at The Shepherd’s Center.   We know how important your time is, and we value it.  We’ll work with you to find a schedule that fits your life and allows you the flexibility that you need, while offering you a meaningful way to get involved.  Together, we make an impact on some of the most important (and often forgotten) social issues, like inadequate transportation for seniors.

Each individual who offers his or her talents, time, and heart to The Shepherd’s Center brings a unique perspective and experience.  We are an organization made up almost entirely of volunteers.  To work with us is to contribute to who and what we are.  Your lifetime of experience is precisely the talent that we need!  Winston Churchill said it best:  “We make a living by what we get…we make a life by what we give.”    Please consider volunteering with us!

Please take a look at the brief descriptions below which will give you a sense of what is needed, and what you might like to discuss with us further.

 Volunteer Position Descriptions

Services to Seniors

sheep in drivers seatDriver:   Provide round-trip transportation to medical appointments between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Volunteer on your own schedule.  Choose how often, when, where and who you will drive.  Drivers are matched up with clients by zip code so that we can keep down the distance you travel.  AND NOW you can select assignments online with just one click! It is SO easy to fit volunteering into your active lives.  Our clients are able-bodied, interesting, cheerful folks who can get around on their own.  They just don’t drive anymore, and are so appreciative of the friendly assistance given to them.   Click here for a detailed job description.shopping cart sheep

Grocery Shopping AssistanceEither go shopping for those unable to shop for themselves or take an individual to the grocery store.

Office Assistance:  Help us here in the office by answering phones, takingsheep-at-computer client requests and filling these by matching clients up with drivers, grocery shoppers or handymen. Shifts are 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Click here for a detailed job description.

Handyman (or woman)Make minor home repairs that generally include light plumbing, electrical, carpentry or perhaps just change a light bulb.  Use your own tools.  Clients pay for the cost of materials.

SHEPS:  Our Speakers Bureau (Shepherd’s Happy to Explain Programs & Services)
Love to talk about The Shepherd’s Center?  Be a part of the team that makes presentations to churches and other organizations to inform them about who we are and what we offer.

Open University

pj bookTeacher:
Teach a 50 minute course once a week for eight weeks on the topic of your choosing.

Speaker:
Present a 45 minute talk on the topic of your choosing.

Open University Assistant:
Help manage the registration desk, record student attendance and payments, see to name tags and direct participants (2-3 hours per day, once a week) or serve in the kitchen to organize refreshments for lunch time speaker participants (2 hours per day, once a week).

Equipment Management:
Move and set up TV, VCR & DVD players, slide projectors, screens and laptop computer for Power Point presentations as needed for teachers and lecturers.

Committee & Team Work

stacked sheepThe committees & teams listed below are at the heart of everything that happens at the Center. We need your wisdom and experience!

CLIENT SERVICES
Oversee and guide existing volunteer services offered by the Center & help formulate new ones

EDUCATION
Help direct & manage the academic curriculum for the Open University

FINANCE
Budget & investment management

HOSPITALITY
Help to plan, supervise and carry out annual parties and celebratory events 2-3 times a year

PUBLIC RELATIONS
Advertising, public speaking, information table team, production of printed materials & formulation of web site information

TRAVEL
Plan, manage and conduct day trips & longer tours for groups of around 20-30 people


cute stuffed sheepFor more information about volunteering, please call the office and speak with Paula, Julie, Brenna or any of our office volunteers.  You can also fill out a Volunteer Participant Information Form and send it to us.  We will find a place for you!

 

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