Volunteer

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.

They need us. We need you.

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:

  • Senior Resources main office, 2817 Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205. Packing hours are 8:30-10:30 a.m. Pickup for delivery is from 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1715 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210. Packing hours are 9-10:00 a.m. Pickup for delivery is 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229. Packing hours are 9-10:00 a.m. Pickup for delivery is 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

We welcome one-time volunteers, volunteers who want to deliver on a weekly or monthly basis, and families who want to volunteer together. Substitute delivery volunteers are also needed to replace regular volunteers.

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.

To volunteer, contact Maria Tofts at 803-252-7734 x 229 or mtofts@seniorresourcesinc.org.

Pet Pals

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.

To volunteer, contact Stephanie Sears-Keene at 803-252-7734 x 235 or ssears-keene@seniorresourcesinc.org.

Senior Companions

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.

To volunteer, contact Sonya Johnson at 803-252-7734 x 245 or sjohnson@seniorresourcesinc.org.

Wellness Centers

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 malston@seniorresourcesinc.org.

Foster Grandparents

Foster Grandparents provide one-on-one mentoring and tutoring to at-risk students in local schools.

Volunteers must be age 55 or older, with an income less than $2,000 per month.

Foster Grandparents provide 20 or more hours of service each week, and receive a small tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement.

To volunteer, contact Larissa McDowell at 803-252-7734 x 255 or lmcdowell@seniorresourcesinc.org.

Fundraising & 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.

Annual gala: Volunteers are needed to help set up and serve at our annual fundraiser gala. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Director of Development Bridget Winston at 803-252-7734 x 256 or bwinston@seniorresourcesinc.org.

For more information on how your office or group can volunteer together, contact Director of Development Bridget Winston at 803-252-7734 x 256​ or bwinston@seniorresourcesinc.org

Questions?

Whether you're unsure where to volunteer or you have something else to offer, we'd like to hear from you.

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