Volunteering with Summit Seniors
Summit Seniors provides many ways for members and non-members of all ages to give back through community service.
Front Desk Volunteers
Help the Community & Senior Center by volunteering at the Front Desk to answer phones, sign up new members and work on other small clerical projects. The available shifts are as follows on weekdays:
If you’d like to help, please call the Front Desk at 970-668-2940. This is a year-round volunteer opportunity.
Senior Volunteer Companion
The Summit County Seniors, in partnership with The Alpine Area on Aging, is sponsoring a new Senior Volunteer Companion program.
The program is looking for seniors in need of companionship 2-4 hours a week. Trained volunteers will be matched with a senior wanting a companion. The seniors and AAA will be responsible for training and supervising the volunteers. There will be an extensive process for interviewing the family and volunteers. Volunteers just need to be over 18. Care recipients must be over 60.
The companions are not Certified Nurse Assistants or nurses. They are volunteers helping seniors. They will read to seniors, go for walks, play games etc. They are volunteer friends giving the usual caregiver a break or offering companionship to someone living alone.
This program is already in place in many Colorado towns. Boulder has a well-established program and Summit County’s program will be modeled after theirs.
Volunteers can sign up for the first training at the Senior Center. There is no cost to attend but volunteers are expected to sign up for one or two; 2 hour shifts a week, vacations and part time residence being expected etc.
Interested participants and volunteers can call Sandy Bainbridge at (970) 584-0311 to get more information or ask questions.
Meals on Wheels
The mission of Mountain Meals on Wheels is to provide healthy and nutritious meals to adults of any age who are homebound and unable to prepare their own meals. Meals are prepared in a commercial kitchen located at the Summit County Community and Senior Center. This program is heavily reliant on volunteer drivers, who deliver meals Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays around noon.
Drivers are required to have their own vehicle and be able to pass a criminal background check. If you are interested in delivering meals, or to sign up and receive more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (970) 668-2940. This is a year-round volunteer opportunity.
The Summit Annual Rummage Sale is sponsored by the Summit Seniors.
Let’s get ready to RUMMAGE!!
Lots of volunteers are needed for the RUMMAGE SALE.
Help is needed from August 7 – 13th in preparation, working the sale.
We are also in need of area co-coordinators.
Click here for list of items that can be donated, more information on the RUMMAGE SALE, or to volunteer. Please call Brenda at 815-258-5843 or email BHAlberico@gmail.com for more information,
The proceeds from this sale greatly assist with nonprofits and organizations in Summit County.