Volunteer

People volunteering at Staunton Senior Center are among the most caring in the Valley.

  • to serve more people with our existing programs (like Meals on Wheels and Insurance Counseling)
  • to improve and expand programs delivered to Senior Center members
  • to even offer certain programs that completely rely on volunteers

Please read below about many of our volunteer opportunities.
 

Meals on Wheels

Kitchen Helpers: These volunteers may work 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. any Monday through Friday to help package hot meals and side items for our Meals on Wheels clients and/or help clean up afterwards.

Drivers: Very dedicated individual volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels in the city of Staunton. They provide a vital connection for homebound clients to the outside world. Often, volunteers develop friendships with clients as they visit for a few moments each day. These volunteers also serve an important role in the safety of homebound seniors because they may notice subtle changes in behavior that can assist family members and caregivers in appropriate care. Orientation is given to each volunteer. Drivers pick up packaged meals at 11 a.m. and drive an assigned route to individual homes and apartment complexes. Usually routes take between 45 and 90 minutes.

Contact Person: Meals Coordinator Jan Dore-Dennis, 540-886-4634 or jan@vpas.info.
 

Senior Center

Programs

  • Yoga or light aerobics instructors
  • Craft leaders
  • Musical entertainers
  • Book group leaders
  • Special skill or hobby instructors (lanquages, painting, etc.)
  • Administrative (mailings, computer data entry, filing, etc.)
  • Greeting visitors and answering phones
  • Quilters (for a community quilt that is raffled twice per year)

Contact Person: Program Director Lori Pullin, 540-886-4634 or lori@vpas.info.    

Fund Development and Marketing

  • Special event planning (arrange food, entertainment and more for annual fund raising dance and other events)
  • Public awareness (attend tables at community events, distribute posters and flyers within the community, etc.)
  • Administrative (mailings, data entry, etc.)
  • Local Council committee assistance (participate in committee meetings and activities to promote the Center)

Transportation

Drive seniors and people with disabilities to destinations within the city limits of Staunton or to medical appointments outside of that area. Use our vehicles, or volunteers may choose to drive their own.

Contact Person: Jacquie Horton at 540-949-7141 or jacquie@vpas.info.

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Insurance Counseling

Trained and certified counselors assist older adults, persons with disabilities and their caregivers understand and compare Medicare and other health insurance benefits.

For assistance, please call the local Staunton/Augusta Intake Line at 540-471-9232.

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