VolunteerGiving back to your community can be a most rewarding experience.
Giving back to your community can be a most rewarding experience. At Sowega Council on Aging, we know that seniors have a wealth of knowledge.
The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program pairs thousands of Americans aged 55 and older with organizations making change in communities across the country. Volunteers who serve in our RSVP program choose how, where, and when they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.
Our volunteer process is simple and includes a background check for the safety of our seniors. Seniors serving seniors - this is the foundation of our volunteer program.
The Ramp Brigade Brochure | Manual
This group of volunteers builds ramps for seniors and disabled clients who have trouble accessing their homes in Albany and the surrounding counties. Put your carpentry skills to work and join this fantastic group of volunteers.
Sewing & Craft Station Brochure | Manual
Do you have sewing skills and want to show them off? Our current sewers are producing teddy bears and wheelchair sacs to distribute to hospital patients and adult bibs for Alzheimer’s patients.
Telephone Reassurance/ Companions Brochure | Manual
Telephone Reassurance & Companions If you enjoy good conversations and making connections with people in your community then this could be a great match! Throughout the month, this group calls seniors to check on their well-being. This program helps seniors feel connected to others even though they may be socially isolated.
Tax Prep Brochure
Do you have a background in accounting, like number crunching, or just enjoy helping others? This might be for you. In partnership with AARP, the tax prep station comes together every tax season to service seniors with their tax questions and assist with the tax filing process and preparation.
Transportation Brochure | Manual
This station is ideal for someone who is organized, computer savvy, and great with scheduling. Customer service skills are optimal in this volunteer role. Volunteers assist with coordinating transportation projects as necessary for various programs and services.
Convalescent/ Nursing Home Visits Brochure | Manual
If you are someone who has had experience in caretaking or the healthcare field this is a station you should try. The connection volunteers make when they go out to visit seniors in nursing and convalescent care homes is invaluable.
Physical Activity/ Wellness/Evidence-Based Programs Brochure | Manual
Our Wellness program helps seniors engage in an active lifestyle. We have volunteer instructors who are trained to facilitate classes (both in person and online). If you are a retired gym teacher, fitness instructor, computer/technology proficient, or just someone who enjoys helping others learn – this is the station for you. We are also looking to expand WELLNESS to include nutrition and well-being education.
Want to get involved? Complete this online volunteer form or contact us at 1-800-282-6612.