Senior Gazette Writer – Do you like to write? Opportunities exist to help us with publications.
Telephone Reassurance– Do you like to talk on the phone? We would like to have volunteers make calls from our office to people who live by themselves, or are at risk. Need to pass a criminal history background check and be respectful of client privacy.
Tax Aide—If you are a retired accountant, have some experience preparing tax returns, or have an interest in learning how to prepare returns, our tax-aide program needs your help. All volunteers will need to successfully complete a tax certification training and be available February through April.
Senior Center Host/Hostess –Do you like to visit with people? We would like to have volunteers to be host/hostess in the lobby area every day. You would greet people and assist them to get to the area or person they need to see.
Congregate Meals Host/Hostess – Are you interested in being on hand for our Congregate Meals to help show new people around or serve meals to those who are disabled? Need to pass a criminal history background check.
Meals on Wheels Program– Enjoy driving? Drivers are needed to deliver meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Need to pass a criminal history background check, have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle with current insurance coverage and be able to lift heavy bags.
Board Member– Do you like to govern? We have a board of seven with 3 years terms. At least 2 positions are available every June.
Woodworking – Looking for woodworkers interested in meeting weekly. We need a leader to facilitate work on individual projects or group projects for the community.
Alzheimer’s Memory Walk – Each year the Alzheimer’s Association has a fundraiser walk to raise monies for care, support & research. Would you like to help create this event in Grayling?
Community Band – Seeking a band director to help us start a local band.
Theatre – Seeking interested parties for a senior community theatre.
Office Assistants– Someone who likes to work in an office setting to do filing, special calls or general office tasks. Need to pass a criminal history background check and be respectful of client privacy.
Fundraising Committee – Like to organize? Looking for a person to act as a chairman to lead the committee to handle fundraising events.
Kitchen Helpers– Do you like to work in the kitchen? We could use help making sandwiches, cupping fruit, packing bags, serving and doing dishes.
Foster Grandparents-Provides intergenerational opportunities for seniors 55 & older to serve as tutors and mentors for school age children. It pays a stipend. Volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week.
Government Surplus Food-Drivers/helpers are needed to assist with this food program. The minimum qualifications would be: valid driver’s license (if picking up the food), ability to pass a criminal background check, ability to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis, be available once per month.
MMAP –The Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program is looking for a volunteer to do administrative assistance functions such as filing and entering data. Need to pass a criminal history check and be respectful of client privacy. 60 hours of volunteering per year is required along with a minimum of 2 training sessions (in person or webinar).
Compost Program – Volunteers are needed to help start and run a compost program which would utilize food scraps from the Senior Center meals programs to benefit the Community Garden.
Handyman – Volunteers are needed for the various requests for minor home repairs. Examples include installing a handheld shower, building a ramp, widening a doorway, etc. We will need someone to coordinate the program. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check; have a valid driver’s license & insurance.
Medical Transporter – Volunteer drivers are on an “as needed basis” when older adults have a medical appointment. Mileage is reimbursed by the older adult. A criminal history background check is required, along with a valid driver’s license and a clean reliable vehicle with current insurance coverage
Senior Companion – Provides peer-to-peer opportunities for seniors 55 and older to assist other seniors who have difficulty with the task of daily living. Volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week and receive a non-taxable stipend & other benefits.
Recycling Program – Volunteers are needed to prepare and haul items (cardboard, metal & plastic) to the Recycling Center on a weekly basis. Prefer someone with a truck who can do a little lifting. This task could be completed on a Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoon.