There are a variety of ways you can volunteer your time at the Center.
Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver approximately 100 meals a day to homebound residents in the Newark area. For numerous reasons these people are not able to prepare a nutritional meal on their own. For many, this lunch time visitor may be the only person they will see that day. Meals on Wheels helps people remain independent in their homes whether they have become frail with age or are recovering from surgery or illness.
Meeting of Minds is a program for adults in the early stages of memory loss. Volunteers will assist participants with activities while creating a relaxing environment. Meeting of Minds volunteers are needed 9am – 2pm and will need a background check.
Reception Desk volunteers serve as the face of the Newark Senior Center, answering questions for members and visitors, giving tours and registering members for programs and activities. Some computer experience is helpful when taking on this role. Desk volunteers serve in two shifts, 9am – 12:30pm and then 12:30pm to 4pm, Monday through Friday.
Flea Market volunteers are needed to help with our bi-annual flea markets, held at the end of April and October. Volunteers help with sorting items before the sale, helping with set up and then staffing the various booths at the sale. No experience needed. This is one of the best opportunities for meeting fellow members at the Center. Outside volunteer groups are also welcome.
Nonprofit Project Consultants (NPC) is a group of experienced volunteers’ ages 50+ who, working in small teams, serve as consultants and assist local nonprofits with short term projects.
Newsletter Mailing volunteers gather once at the end of each month to help with labeling and sorting the over 3,000 newsletters that are mailed to our members on a monthly basis. The mailing date for the upcoming month is listed on the second page of the Center newsletter. The project runs from about 8am to 10am. You are welcome to walk in and help at any time.
NSC Gift Shoppe volunteers are needed to handle the sales of consigned items. Training is provided, and you are expected to volunteer at least once a month for a 2.5 hr. shift (10:00am – 12:30pm or 12:30pm – 3:00pm). Stop by the Shoppe to sign up.
Volunteers can also teach a class, help in the kitchen, work on landscaping, help with facility maintenance projects and more.
Please email Yojani Carvajal-Ayala for more information.