Current VOLUNTEER needs
Volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Scroll down to read about our different volunteer roles to find one that matches your interests and skill-set!
The Generations Program aims to help seniors in one or more service areas with the goal of fostering intergenerational relationships through: (1) Friendly Visits; (2) Accompaniments; (3) Friendly Errands; (4) Help with Technology; and (5) Friendly Calls. Click here to learn more about becoming a Generations volunteer.
Our wellness groups serve the community each week because of dedicated and engaged volunteers! Responsibilities include planning sessions with the coordinator, setting up any supplies, welcoming new/existing participants, facilitating discussion, offering guidance/skills/lessons, cleaning up at the end of the activities. Click here to learn more about our current Wellness Group volunteer needs.
The YD Tech Café runs biweekly, and is a space where seniors can come to ask questions about technology and gain new digital literacy skills. As a volunteer for the Tech Café, you will be paired with a senior to answer their tech questions. The Tech Café also offers workshops on topics relevant to seniors, so volunteers may assist workshop participants throughout the workshops. Click here to learn more about becoming a Tech Café volunteer!
The Cultural Roulant (aka the Roulant) seeks to decrease boredom and loneliness of isolated and/or low-income seniors, through opportunities to socialize with youth volunteers (i.e., playing game, creating art, etc.) and through borrowing items to take home (books, dvds, etc). The Roulant will take place in the common room at various senior housing units across downtown. Click here to learn more about becoming a Cultural Roulant volunteer!