Volunteer Opportunities Advisory Board Members Active Generations is looking for individuals who would be willing to serve a one- or two-year term on our departmental Advisory Boards. These boards meet approximately four to six times a year. Ask a department director for more information if you are interested in getting involved with decision making for our programs. BRIDGES Employment Resource Center Job Coaches The BRIDGES Employment Resource Center (ERC) is currently recruiting Job Coach volunteers to assist job seekers over the age of 40 by teaching them the skills they need to find jobs. Job Coaches use the knowledge and experience gained in their own careers to assist individuals with their job search. They are trained in current job search methods and ways to assist clients to meet their employment-related goals. Volunteers set their own schedule and typically volunteer 2 to 4 hours per week. Coffee Shop If you enjoy serving others and making new friends, the Active Generations’ coffee shop would be a GREAT place to volunteer! Responsibilities include making coffee, serving customers, cleaning off tables/counter. Short periods standing on your feet, must be able to make change, and have a friendly and outgoing personality! There are weekday morning and afternoon shifts available. Computer Coaches/Instructors The Computer Technology Center is one of the most popular programs at Active Generations. We are looking for volunteers who would like to help teach classes. Interested volunteers should know the basics of computers such as file management/word processing, we are also looking for volunteers who have the Windows 10 operating system and would like to share their knowledge with others. Craft Instructors We know we have many talented members in the area of arts and crafts. We are looking for members who would share their love for art and help teach others. Classes can be set to match your schedule. Craft Volunteers Help volunteer crafters make crafts to sell in the gift shop and at our Holiday Bazaar. All skill levels of interested volunteers are needed. Come learn how any Thursday after 10 a.m. in Room 201. Care Callers Active Generations is looking for volunteers to call homebound seniors each morning for “reassurance calls”. This service is invaluable for individuals who do not have family to count on. They are reassured that in case they fall ill or need help that a phone call is coming soon. This volunteer opportunity takes only a few minutes each day. So little time – but it makes a huge difference to so many people. To volunteer please contact Jenny at 605-336-6722. Fitness Center Mentors Do you like to work out? Have you used our Fitness Center? Consider becoming a Fitness Mentor. You would be scheduled during weekdays to be at the desk in the Fitness Center to help members with equipment questions, sign-in procedures and other needs. This is a two-to-three hour commitment once or twice a week. Your choice! Gift Shop This is also a great place to meet new people. Duties include selling merchandise and keeping the gift shop tidy and clean. You would be able to work on craft projects and other things while you are volunteering too! Hospitality Desk Do you like greeting people and enjoy meeting new people? If so, the hospitality desk is the place for you. We are looking for friendly outgoing personalities to help give tours, sign up new members, give directions, and answer many questions. Shifts are available weekday mornings and afternoons. Substitutes are also needed. Meals on Wheels: Drivers, Packers and Hosts Do you have 1-2 hours, (depending on the role you fill) a day, a week, or in a month to help the Senior Nutrition Program at Active Generations? We are in need of Meals on Wheels (MOW) delivery drivers, MOW serving line meal packers, and dining room hosts/hostesses. We serve lunch meals 5 days per week. MOW delivery time is from 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., most routes only take one-hour and you can do it during your lunch hour. If you prefer to be part of the MOW meal packing, assembly begins at 9:45 a.m. and usually runs until 10:45 a.m. If you like to meet and greet people, the host/hostess position would be perfect for you. Lunch service time is from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Volunteering is a rewarding experience, often times the volunteer gets more out of volunteering than the recipient does. Volunteer Mentors Looking for outgoing members who want to share their passion and love of their clubs or activities with our new Active Generations members. Volunteer mentors would call new members to welcome them as new members, meet with them if the new member desired and introduce them to club leaders or other Active Generations members. This is not a big time commitment but has a BIG impact on new members in making them feel welcomed and comfortable! Workers on Wheels Volunteers Workers on Wheels (WOW) is a volunteer program offering minor home repair, yard work, light housekeeping, and transportation for medical appointments and grocery shopping. Services are provided by volunteers who donate their time and talents to enable our clients to continue living independently in their homes. There is no cost for the services provided, but clients are responsible for any supplies needed to complete a project. WOW serves moderate income seniors, 60 and older, who are unable to physically do the work themselves and have no adult children in Sioux Falls to help with the services needed. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity, as we ask you to commit to a project only according to your schedule and your abilities.