Volunteer

“Designed by, with and for older adults, The Shepherd’s Center empowers participants to use their wisdom, skills and talents to create opportunities for themselves and others.”

TSCOR is comprised almost entirely of volunteers. We have a variety of opportunities to choose from. Even though the pandemic has caused temporary changes, our programs and services continue thanks to our volunteers. Take a look and see where you belong!

Client Services
Driver or Grocery Shopper
Provide rides for clients to medical appointments and grocery stores. Clients are seniors 60 and older. They’re mobile and may have canes or walkers, but don’t use wheelchairs. They live independently, but for various reasons, no longer drive. Volunteering is easy. Choose who, when and where you drive using online scheduling. Pick up a client, drive them to their appointment, stay nearby until they’re finished and drive them home again. During the pandemic, grocery shopping is delivery only. Not sure driving is for you? Take a virtual drive and see the positive impact you will make in someone else’s life and yours. Concerned about driving during the pandemic? Read our safety protocols here.

Handyman or Handywoman – complete minor home repairs and “honey-do” lists; fix dripping faucets, change light bulbs, replace fire alarm batteries; some light carpentry. No major plumbing, electrical work, roofing, or lawn care. Use your own tools. Clients reimburse volunteers for cost of materials.

Lifelong Learning Programs
Instructor – share your knowledge and experience with students of our lifelong learning programs. Teachers provide instruction for 1 hour classes, lecturers contribute 1 hour talks, and lunch speakers give 45 minute presentations. Select a topic of your choosing. Lifelong learning programs are held during three, eight-week sessions in the fall, winter and spring.
On-site aidesFront desk reception: welcome and direct students, respond to inquiries and accept payments and registrations; Hospitality: provide and organize refreshments during the lunch hour; A/V assistant: set-up equipment and prepare media resources for instructors’ use; work with laptops, flash drives, connectors, projectors, screens, TVs, VCRs, and DVD players.
Travel – bring your passion for traveling to TSCOR! Join the travel committee and help plan where to go and what to see. With new access to a 25 passenger bus, we plan to grow this program as soon as it’s safe to resume traveling. In the meantime, we’ve offered several successful walking tours of local sites.

Behind-the-Scene Volunteer – Bring your professional skills and life experience to these committees:
Client Services – guide and develop services for our clients
Development – build donor relationships and create avenues for financial support
Diversity – grow inclusive diversity within the center and the community we serve
Education – coordinate the academic curriculum for our lifelong learning programs
Finance – oversee the center’s budget and investment management
Hospitality – contribute to the planning of our Annual Volunteer Celebration
Membership – support membership recruitment, engagement and retention
Public Relations – promote the programs and services of the center
Speaker’s Bureau – increase community awareness of TSCOR’s mission

For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact:

Julie Adams-Buchanan, Executive Director
(804) 355-7282
jadams@tscor.org


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