Volunteering at the Senior Center

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Avon Senior Center has many volunteer opportunities.  We would love for you to share your interests and talents with our older adults. 

New Position: 

Greeter for AARP Tax Aide Program

Looking for something to do during the dull Winter Months?
Then consider joining the AARP Tax Team as a greeter!  Responsibilities include making sure people have appointments and necessary paperwork. No tax training or experience needed.  Hours are Wednesdays 9 to 3.  February thru April 17th

If you’re interested contact:

Jennifer Bennett, Senior Center Coordinator 860-675-4355 or

Deb Wiacek, Tax-Aide, 860-930-1527

 

Other opportunities: 

We are looking for people who know how to knit and would like to show the seniors how to knit.  There’s interest in learning how to knit and socialize with others.

We are looking for people who would like to volunteer to teach computer and technology classes to the seniors.  The class ideas are ebay, Facebook, Skype, digital cameras, photography and pictures, Word and Excel.

If you enjoy gardening there's a wonderful opportunity at the Avon Senior Center to help in the Living Memorial Garden.  We need help weeding and maintaining the lovely garden.  Please help out and join our Garden Angels. 

If you don't garden but would like to share your talents, the Avon Senior Center could use your help to answer the phones, help out in the kitchen, set up for programs, take attendance at programs, meet and greet new people, you name it!  

 

Friendly Visitor Program  

 

The Friendly Visitor Program is an outreach program for homebound seniors and/or disabled residents.  The Senior Center Coordinator and trained volunteers provide relief from loneliness and isolation by bringing interest, information, and most importantly a listening ear.  Visits are usually an hour in length and referrals and volunteers are always welcome and accomodated by flexible hours.  Visitors may take walks, share a cup of coffee, or share in hobbies or activities.  Please call the Senior Center at 860-675-4355 for more information.