Have any free time to spare? Looking for a rewarding way to use it? The Aging & Disability Resource Center has a variety of volunteer opportunities for people who want to make a difference in the life of elderly and disabled individuals.
We are in need of volunteers for:
- Senior Dining Centers – A person could set tables, pack meals for home delivery, serve lunch & clean up afterwards.
- Drivers – Provide safe & Dependable transportation to residents who are elderly or disabled. A background check & a valid Wisconsin driver’s license & a clean driving record is required. Training is provided. Paid mileage.
- Medicare D Enrollment – A person could greet clients, make copies, & gather information for client files, schedule appointments & clerical duties.
- Advisory Group, Caregiver Coalition, & Nutrition Council Members
*There are many other volunteer opportunities available. Contact us if you are interested in helping.
Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer
#10 It’s good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It reduces stress; experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns. It also makes you healthier because moods and emotions, like optimism, joy and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.
#9 It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on other aspects of an agency or local improvements.
#8 Volunteers gain professional experience.
You can test out a career.
#7 It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal. As well as building camaraderie and teamwork.
#6 It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5 Volunteering strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you can help support families, improve schools, support youth and elderly, or beautify the community.
#4 You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your own view on your self worth.
Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#3 You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
#2 Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.
Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
#1 You make a DIFFERENCE.
Every person counts!!!!!!