Volunteers

Welcome to the Shrewsbury Council On Aging Volunteer page. We are so glad you are either a current member of our volunteer staff or are considering joining us. We know how lucky we are to have such an amazing and dedicated group of volunteers. If it were not for these individuals we would not be able to offer the diverse range of programs, workshops and activities the Shrewsbury senior community has come to expect and enjoy nor would we be able to have the Senior Center run as smoothly as it does. These people are truly invaluable to us all.

Volunteer Coordinator
We now have a Volunteer Coordinator, Stacey Lavely. Please contact her if you are interested in volunteering or if you are a current volunteer interested in additional hours or a new placement. She can be reached either by calling 508-841-8640 or email.

Openings
Please see our current openings below:

Meals On Wheels Prep Help
Would you like to assist in making sure that housebound seniors get a fresh meal for lunch every day during the week? Here is your chance! We are in dire need of help at our Meals On Wheels Prep kitchen to portion out, seal meals and get them ready to be delivered to those that cannot get to the Senior Center for our Village Cafe lunch. The hours are 9-11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Any combination of days would be most greatly appreciated by both the Senior Center and our friends in need of these meals.

Meals On Wheels Drivers
We are looking for a few special drivers. Not only will you be delivering meals to housebound seniors, you will also be checking up on these friends to make sure they are OK. Hours are from 10 a.m. - Noon Monday through Friday.

Senior Greeters at Shrewsbury High School
This is one of our most popular assignments and allows for a lot of contact with a diverse group of new friends, including students, visitors to the high school and more. Shifts are 3 hours and we are looking for on-call people throughout the rest of the winter and early spring. Call now as these positions always get filled quickly.

Village Cafe Servers The Village cafe is searching for some friendly, upbeat servers to help at the meal site Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Any combination of days would be helpful.

Senior Edition Newsletter
Assistance is needed to bring the newsletters to the post office and assist through the posting process. No experience necessary, we will train in the posting process.

Senior Edition TV Show
We are looking for seniors and other residents in bringing back our beloved Senior Edition TV Show. Shrewsbury Media Connection (SMC) will train those who are interested in learning how to operate the cameras and other equipment too. This opportunity is open to anyone who lives or works in Shrewsbury.

We will need all of the following to bring the show back:
  • Camera people
  • Content writers
  • Editors
  • On-air talent
Please contact Stacey at 508-841-8640 if you are interested and would like to come to an informational meeting in March 2009. Actual date to be announced soon.