Senior Resources has volunteer opportunities for every area of interest. Whether you'd like to help pack or deliver food for Meals on Wheels, assist at special events, lead a class at a senior center, or take food to pets in need, there is an opportunity for you.
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Meals on Wheels
- Volunteers are needed to pack and/or deliver meals between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meal distribution sites are located at:
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3909 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29205. Packing hours are 8:30-10:30 a.m. Pickup for delivery is from 10:45-11:45 a.m.
- Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1715 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210. Packing hours are 9-10:15 a.m. Pickup for delivery is 10:30-11 a.m.
- Substitute delivery volunteers are needed to replace regular volunteers.
- We welcome one-time volunteers, volunteers who want to deliver on a weekly or monthly basis, and families who want to volunteer together.
- Local businesses are also welcome to “adopt” a delivery route to share among employees, or to organize a one-day delivery “blitz” to provide a break to our regular volunteers.
- For more information on Meals on Wheels, click here. To volunteer, contact Ann-Marie Polsley at 803-252-7734 x 229 or email@example.com.
- Volunteers are needed to deliver pet food once a month (third weekend of each month) to our Meals on Wheels recipients.
- You can also help by organizing a pet food drive. This is a great community service project for Scout troops, businesses, civic clubs, schools, churches and individuals.
- For only $20 a month, you can become a Pet Pals Sponsor to help feed and provide veterinary care to pets in need.
- For more information on Pet Pals, click here. To volunteer, contact Ann-Marie Polsley at 803-252-7734 x 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Senior Companions assist home-bound individuals by providing respite and companionship, preparing light meals, and assisting with household chores.
- Volunteers must be age 55 or older, with an income less than $2,000 per month.
- Senior Companions provide 20 or more hours of service each week, and receive a small tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement.
- For more information on Senior Companions, click here. To volunteer, contact Sonya Johnson at 803-252-7734 x 245 or email@example.com.
- Volunteers are needed at our four Wellness Centers to assist with activities or lead classes.
- Volunteers are needed to provide companionship to our Wellness Center clients.
- For more information on our Wellness Centers, click here. To volunteer, contact Mekia Burgess at 803-252-7734 x 236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Co-op Programs
- Park Street Baptist Church Food Co-op – volunteers needed the second Wednesday of each month to unload produce at 6:45 a.m. and to pack produce from 7:30-9 a.m.
- For more information on the Food Co-op Programs, click here. To volunteer, please contact Miranda Stephens at email@example.com or 803-252-7734 x242.
Fundraising and Special Events
- March for Meals: Volunteers are needed to plan, promote and facilitate the annual March for Meals 5K run and walk. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
- Every Senior Counts: Volunteers are needed to help set up and serve at our annual fundraiser luncheon. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
- For more information or to volunteer, contact Development Coordinator Daniel Casillas at 803-252-7734 x 256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on how your office or group can volunteer together, contact Development Coordinator Daniel Casillas at 803-252-7734 x 256 or email@example.com, or fill out this form.