Aging Adult Education
Volunteers are needed to teach Evidence-based Programs, Adult Literacy, Technology education at various locations. Education will be provided for Evidence-based Program and Adult Literacy.
Meals on Wheels Program
Volunteers are needed to help deliver meals throughout Washington County. Time involved is between one and two hours a week. Volunteers use their own vehicles. Mileage reimbursement available for volunteers 55 and over. The investment is small but the rewards are great!
Legal Services Department
Assists clients to prepare Advanced Directives, formerly known as Living Wills. Training will be scheduled in the near future and conducted by a local attorney.
Medicare Fraud Unit
Helps Medicare recipients Explanations of Benefits for accuracy and understanding.
Mentoring Elementary School Children
Volunteers are being sought to mentor elementary school children.
Income tax preparation assistance is available to eligible individuals during tax season as well as year round. Volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS and assist anyone over the age of 60 with an income of $54,000 or less.
A volunteer ombudsman who visits residents in long-term care facilities (nursing home and assisted living) must be certified. Certification includes completion of a 30+ hour state mandated orientation which is usually held in Baltimore or Montgomery County. Travel to this orientation is on one’s own expense. Certification also includes completing a questionnaire illustrating understanding of the ombudsman program and an optional enhanced certification through comprehensive review of five core modules with quizzes. After completion of the above state requirements and interview, it will be determined if a volunteer is appropriate for the program. A volunteer ombudsman is expected to visit an assigned facility for a minimum of two hours per week.
Senior Center Greeter
Enjoys meeting new people. Help new seniors complete a registration form. Must be physically able to walk new members on a tour of the facility. Be dependable, courteous and friendly. We have two shifts available, morning or afternoon. Training provided by Senior Center Manager or Program Assistant.
Senior Center Class Instructors
We are continuously looking at opportunities to enhance our Senior Center Programs. If you have a talent you would like to share, please contact our Senior Center staff to discuss your interest.
- Guitar lessons – Experienced guitar player to instruct basic guitar lessons one hour a week.
- Craft classes – Crafty person to share their talent with our members. Craft class meet twice a month.
- Sewing Group – Experienced seamstress to teach basic sewing. Example: putting in a zipper or how to lay out a pattern,
- Bridge Players – Experienced bridge players to form a Bridge Club once a week.
- Sign Language – Experienced person to instruct basic sign language once a week or twice a month.
- Weight Loss – Experienced nutritionist to help guide seniors on a healthier path once a week.
- Computer and Technology Oriented Individual – To help with Notebook, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Kindle, touch screen tablet, Windows 8