Volunteer With the Council on Aging

Volunteers at the Council on Aging of Nassau County are an important part of their Circle of Friends

Volunteer With the Council on AgingVolunteers at the Council on Aging of Nassau County are an important part of their Circle of Friends Volunteer Group and COA truly appreciates the volunteers who sow their “Seeds of Service.”

If you are looking for an organization to donate your talents to, the COA has several areas where your skills may be a perfect fit.

Meals on Wheels Delivery Drivers:
These dedicated men and women pick up meals at the senior center and drive a route dropping off meals for a week for a homebound senior, sharing a conversation with the recipient and giving COA feedback if follow up is needed.

Senior Site Helpers:
Helping with activities, games, and projects or serving meals, these happy people share in the activities of the day at either senior center. Artists & teachers also come in to share their skills.

Adult Day Healthcare Helpers:
Dedicated people share in the duties of our Alzheimer/Dementia clients (only at the Fernandina Beach location) and assist with field trips or activities. Pianists, teachers are also welcome.

Administrative Aides:
Data entry/typing/computer work, or a just smiling face at our reception desk in the afternoon-answering the phone and assisting walk-in visitors seeking COA information.

Special Projects & Special Events:
We welcome talented individuals to help with our Fall Celebration Gala, and many other projects or events that present themselves.

Fix-It Volunteers:
Handy men and women gather to help with chores around the senior’s house or yard, doing chores like building wheelchair ramps, replacing toilet parts or weeding. Church groups are welcomed to help complete these necessary projects to allow seniors to stay in their homes.

Telephone Reassurance:
Seniors living alone worry about falling and not being able to get up, or not having anyone around to call 911. Volunteers install devices which connect to a pendant worn by the senior, which when pressed, calls 911 or calls 4 preset phone numbers (relatives or friends), which provides some reassurance. Volunteers work in teams of two while installing this equipment. (No special technological background is required to join this team).

Friendly Visitors, Telephone Pals:
Volunteers and clients are matched to make new friends. Some volunteers call and come over to visit the senior weekly, providing companionship and friendship as well as being a caring listening ear. Sometimes friends even have lunch. Other volunteers share a phone call weekly to chat and to help their seniors stay connected, and provide feedback to COA.

To participate in more areas please call Frances Bartelt at (904) 261-0701 x102.

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