The Senior Center

7 Main St, Shelburne Falls, Ma 01370
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Our mission The mission of the Senior Center is to enrich the lives of residents in the community as they age by designing support networks, identifying and meeting their needs and interests, and providing services and programs in welcoming, respectful and safe environments.

The Senior Center

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Courtesy Volunteer

Assist Center Staff with events, activities and general operation of site. On call as needed.
  • Occasional
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Receptionist

Greeting people coming to the Center, answering the phone and taking messages, recording calls, answer questions for people, assist staff people as needed, assist with events as needed, keep activity sheets updated, monitor restroom supplies. Weekly scheduled 4 or more hours.
  • Weekly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays

Neighbor to Neighbor

Develop and support long-term relationships with neighbors which may include friendly visits, chores, yard and garden work, shopping, running errands, being available to call on elderly neighbor to lend a hand or an ear. Flexible hours per week.
  • Weekly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Administrative Volunteer

Assist the Senior Center Director with a variety of clerical office supports which may include grant writing, entering computer data, proofreading, counting money and preparing deposits and assisting other Center staff. Flexible hours per week or month.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Public Relations

Create publicity materials, assist with social media effort, deliver and post newsletters, flyers and posters.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Handyman/Home Repair

Make minor repairs in the homes of elders who request some assistance. No special license required, but person needs to have a variety of skills and able to provide a variety of services. Bring your own tools if needed. Homeowner pays for materials needed. On call as needed.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Program/Activity Leader

Assist Center staff with presenting/leading a program or activity. Occasional or ongoing.
  • Occasional
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Driver

Provide door-to-door transportation for elders to medical appointments, shopping, errands and social activities. Must have your own registered/insured car, current driver’s license, and be flexible in time commitments. Mileage stipend available. On call or as needed.
  • Occasional
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help The Senior Center could not run without the countless hours devoted to it by our volunteers.
About us The Senior Center provides a variety of programs and services, including educational, cultural and wellness programs, presentations and activities, both at the Center and by means of outreach to our consortium towns.
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