"It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." Kahlil Gibran
Volunteers make all the difference at Senior Connections! We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities that help keep seniors in their own homes for as long as possible.
What are our biggest needs?
Meal Packing in the Chamblee Kitchen – Senior Connections produces almost 2,500 meals every weekday and these need to be packed for delivery to seniors. We need volunteers from 8:30 until 3:30 Monday through Friday willing to work 3-hour shifts. Minimum age to volunteer in the kitchen is 12 (with a parent or guardian) or 16 without adult supervision.
Meal Packing in Chamblee (Saturdays) - For groups of 10 to 20, a Saturday meal-packing day is available. A minimum of 10 volunteers is required with a four-hour shift requested. Projects include meal packing, bread wrapping, box taping, and all other aspects of the kitchen including dishes and clean-up. Group Saturdays are particularly important as it helps lessen the workload during the week when it is harder to find enough volunteers. It is also a great team-building experience for corporate and social groups!
Meal Packing in the Cobb Kitchen – A smaller operation but volunteers are needed 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (3-hour shift)
Meals On Wheels Delivery of Routes (Weekdays) – This is about a 2-hour time commitment. Route pick-up sites include Chamblee, City of Decatur and City of Lithonia. A complete meal is delivered to a senior’s door. Volunteers pick up the route, deliver and return to the pick-up site with delivery materials. Routes must be delivered between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Drivers must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license and motor vehicle insurance.
Meals On Wheels Delivery of Routes (Saturday) – Deliveries on Saturday are frozen meals only out of the Chamblee delivery site. No return to Chamblee is required unless meals are undeliverable for some reason. Routes are delivered from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
Other Volunteer Opportunities are also available including helping out at area senior centers, administrative and project assistance and help with special events. A complete list is available on the Volunteer Application.
If you are ready to sign up to volunteer with Senior Connections, it’s easy!
INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER APPLICATION - BEST VIEWED WITH MICROSOFT EXPLORER (for other viewers, it works best if you print, fill-out and fax).
A volunteer coordinator will follow up with you and get you started as a volunteer. A volunteer orientation and tour will be scheduled for each new volunteer. To review Volunteering Policies and Procedures, please read our Volunteer Welcome Manual
Volunteer Exit Form - we hate to lose a volunteer but sometimes it happens. We appreciate any feedback you can give us on your experience and how we might improve the volunteering experience at Senior Connections. Please complete our Exit Form online and submit it to Volunteer Services. Thank you for all you've done for Senior Connections.
FIRST TIME HERE?
If you’ve just heard of Senior Connections and would like know more about our volunteer opportunities, go to the VOLUNTEERING page. Corporations and organizations can volunteer in groups. Learn more about these opportunities on our volunteering page as well.