With the senior population in Forsyth County projected to increase by 100% between the years 2000 and 2030, it is necessary that Senior Services position itself to reach more seniors in need. The success of many of Senior Services' programs depends on the help of community volunteers, and the importance of volunteers will only grow as the organization works to meet the growing needs of our elderly. That is why WE NEED YOU!
relies on more than 1,700 community volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in need of food. This year’s successful campaign to recruit 100 new volunteers in 100 days met, for the short term—and only
for the short term—the demand for new volunteers to refill the ranks when volunteers retire. With 1,243 seniors depending on the meal-delivery service each day, it is vital for the program to maintain a volunteer corps equal to the task of delivering these meals each weekday, all year round.
The need for replacement volunteers is ongoing
, so if you are interested and able to deliver meals once a week, once a month or even once a quarter, you are urged to download the application below, fill it out and mail it to Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Smith
at Meals-on-Wheels, Senior Services, Inc., 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. You can also e-mail Leslie
or phone her at 721-6910 to let her know that you're interested in volunteering, and she will follow up with you.
We have a good variety of other volunteer opportunities
available, too, and we're adding more monthly. Contact the agency Volunteer Coordinator at 725-0907 if you would like information on other possible placements. We strive to match your skills and interests with an opportunity that offers the most fulfilling experience for you.
Download and fill out an application, bring it by, or mail it to:
Senior Services, Inc.
2895 Shorefair Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27105.
Below are some volunteer opportunities that may interest you:
As we strive to meet the needs of the ever-growing senior population of Forsyth County, we will occasionally have tasks that require more hands on deck than we can spare from our daily duties. While we may have advance notice on most, some occur quite suddenly. These projects include such things as bulk mailings, filing, returning phone calls, data entry, IT support, and shredding to name a few.
If you are interested in helping when needs arise, please fill out the volunteer application
to be added to our volunteer “on-call” list. We appreciate your interest in Senior Services and our mission to assist the seniors in our community.
If you are interested in helping when needs arise, please fill out the volunteer application to be added to our volunteer “on-call” list. We appreciate your interest in Senior Services and our mission to assist the seniors in our community.
Telephone Reassurance Volunteer
Volunteers are needed for the Telephone Reassurance program, which relocated recently from Family Services to Senior Services. It is the job of program volunteers to telephone the older adults enrolled in the program at their homes in order to verify their well-being and to provide socialization and support. Volunteers make calls Monday through Friday, and they may make their calls from the comfort of their own homes or from an office at Senior Services.
If you are interested in becoming a Telephone Reassurance volunteer, please review the job description
for more details, and then print, fill out and return the Telephone Reassurance Volunteer application
if you want to apply. You can also call 721-6965 for additional information. Thank you for your interest in caring for the seniors of Forsyth County!
Friendly Visitor Volunteer
"There's none greater than the heart of a volunteer."
Do you have a heart for seniors? Do you enjoy hearing the stories of older adults and value their wealth of knowledge and experience? Are you looking for an especially meaningful way to spend some time volunteering?
If you can answer yes to even one of these questions, there’s a good chance that there is a place ready and waiting for you here at Senior Services in the “Friendly Visitor” program. Administered by the Home Care division, this program provides an opportunity for caring individuals to enrich the lives of the homebound elderly while enriching their own at the same time.
It takes only a few hours a month to bring smiles, laughter and tears of joy to a homebound senior. If you are interested in transforming the life of an isolated older adult with the gift of your time and interest, please check out the job description
for this position. Call Senior Services at 725-0907 or e-mail Home Care
to find out more about this rewarding program.
Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center
We're looking for someone to assist with keeping participants safe and comfortable.
For more information, call the Williams Adult Day Center at 336-724-2155 or e-mail Williams Adult Day Center