Keeping physically active can slow the aging process, and what better way can a person stay active than by volunteering? Volunteerism is at the core of the Frisbie Senior Center’s mission, highlighting the importance of engaging older persons in socially, intellectually, and physically enriching ways. Civic and social engagement is beneficial to individuals’ health. Given that older volunteers contribute billions of dollars to society through their service, increasing the numbers of volunteers will have an even greater financial impact for communities, not to mention that kind words and outgoing personalities enrich the lives of the people we encounter everyday.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
The Frisbie Senior Center is fortunate to have a corps of volunteers that exhibit selfless generosity and a willingness to give of their time and energies in service of others. These dedicated individuals assist the Center’s staff with providing the wide spectrum of activities and services that we carry out on a daily basis. In 2012, the Frisbie Senior Center received 17,816 hours of volunteer support – the equivalent of 8.5 full time employees.
Here are just a few examples of the many and varied roles filled by volunteers –
- Café host
- Resale shop stocker
- Driver (Meals on Wheels).
The Frisbie Senior Center is currently in need of volunteers for receptionists and drivers for Meals on Wheels. Drivers are urgently needed. A background check is required.
Some roles require individuals to complete a background check.
If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities at the Frisbie Senior Center, please contact 847.768.5944.