When you volunteer at Silver Key, the impact you make on our community is significant. On an average day, our volunteers' efforts add up to hundreds of hours of service to support the quality of life for seniors. Even more valuable are the strong connections volunteers make with our clients. It’s rewarding and meaningful for all involved.

The benefits of volunteering are everlasting for your mind, body, and soul. As a volunteer, you will receive ongoing training, resources, and support for your role.

Silver Key volunteers provide meals, commodities delivery support, transportation to appointments in our vehicles, client support in companionship programs, office support, food pantry, and thrift store support, and veterans support. Whether you’re interested in working directly with seniors or offering behind-the-scenes assistance, we have the right volunteer opportunity for your schedule and interests. Come join us, and get involved and help make a difference!

**Children 12-17 years old must have a minor consent form on file and be accompanied by their parent or an adult guardian at all times for liability purposes**

Meals

  • Volunteer to deliver, serve, or prepare meals to help seniors remain healthy.

Rides

  • Volunteer to drive Silver Key vehicles to help seniors maintain independence.

Client Support

  • Volunteer to support clients and visitors in senior assistance and reception areas.

Office / Admin Support

  • Volunteer to support our mission in the administration and office areas.

Materials Support

  • Volunteer to sort and organize merchandise and food to support our stores.

Companionship Support

  • Volunteer to support seniors with companionship, meals, light assistance, errands, and rides.

Volunteer to Provide Meals

 Home Delivery of MealsConnections Café Lunch ServiceFood Preparation
Will I interact with seniors?YesYesNo
What are my tasks?Deliver meals to seniors in their homes; enjoy a friendly visit and check on their well-beingSet up dining area; serve meals; clean area; clear tables/chairsPackage and sort meal items for delivery
What are the time requirements?7:30 - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
2-3 hours at the designated meal site7:30 - 10:30 am
Are there any physical requirements?Able to lift and carry up to 50 poundsStanding, walking, light carryingAbility to work in a fast-paced kitchen environment
Where is the volunteer location?Designated routes availableAssigned to a Connections Café location Silver Key kitchen 1655 S. Murray Blvd
Do I need a vehicle?Yes, with proof of insurance and valid driver's licenseNoNo
Are there any age minimums?18 years minimum; volunteers may bring their children with them18 years minimum18 years minimum
May a volunteer group participate?Groups of 5 people can rotate one day per week on an ongoing basisGroup could rotate one day per week on an ongoing basisNot available
Anything else I should know?Background checks requiredBackground checks requiredBackground checks required

Volunteer to Provide Rides

 Commodities Deliveries Support Reserve & Ride Driver
Will I interact with seniors?YesYes
What are my tasks?Ride along with a staff member to provide monthly foodDrive Silver Key vehicles to provide rides for seniors
What are the time requirements?Shifts available 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and 12:30 - 4:30 pmShifts available 7:45 - 11:30 am and 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Are there any physical requirements?Able to lift and carry up to 50 poundsAble to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Where is the volunteer location?Silver Key transportation center - 1625 S. Murray Blvd.Silver Key transportation center - 1625 S. Murray Blvd.
Do I need a vehicle?Silver Key vehicles are designated for transportationSilver Key vehicles are designated for transportation
Are there any age minimums?21 years minimum21 years minimum
May a volunteer group participate?Not availableNot available
Anything else I should know?Background checks required; random drug screening required; proof of insurance requiredBackground checks required; random drug screening required; proof of insurance required

Volunteer for Client Support

 Food Pantry Client SupportAdmin / Reception
Will I interact with seniors?YesYes
What are my tasks?Assist clients and volunteers; display produce; open packaging; cardboard breakdown; stock shelves; assist in distributionReceive and direct visitors; manage incoming calls; address information requests; data entry; general clerical support
What are the time requirements?Flexible shiftsFlexible shifts
Are there any physical requirements?Able to lift and carry up to 50 poundsNone
Where is the volunteer location?1605 S. Murray Blvd.1605 or 1625 S. Murray Blvd.
Do I need a vehicle?No No
Are there any age minimums?18 years minimum18 years minimum
May a volunteer group participate?Group volunteering availableNot available
Anything else I should know?Background checks requiredBackground checks required

Volunteer for Office / Admin Support

 Admin/Reception/Professional Support
Resource Development Admin
Silver LineProject and Event Support
Will I interact with seniors?YesNoNoYes/No
What are my tasks?Greet and direct visitors; manage incoming calls and information requests; data entry; general clerical supportResearch grants; scan grant information; initiate donor and sponsor phone calls; clerical support
Manage incoming calls and info requests, data entry, provide resourcesSorting food items; participate in special events
What are the time requirements?4 hrs am/pm4 hour shift one day per week on a set schedule
Flexible scheduling by department
One-time support for an event or project
Are there any physical requirements?No
No
No
No
Where is the volunteer location?1605 or 1625 S. Murray Blvd.
1625 S. Murray Blvd.

1625 S. Murray Blvd.
Various locations; most at 1625 S. Murray Blvd.
Do I need a vehicle?NoNo
No
No
Are there any age minimums?18 years minimum18 years minimum
18 years minimum
18 years minimum
May a volunteer group participate?Not available
Not available
Not available
Group volunteering available
Anything else I should know?Background checks required
Background checks requiredBackground checks required

Volunteer for Materials Support

 Food Pantry Materials HandlingThrift Store
Will I interact with seniors?Minimal
Some
What are my tasks?Display produce; open packaging; cardboard breakdown; stock shelves
Sort and price merchandise; clean and organize shelves; arrange displays; assist clients; home medical equipment sales; donation pick ups
What are the minimum time requirements?Flexible shifts

Flexible shifts
Are there any physical requirements?Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Where is the volunteer location?1605 S. Murray Blvd.
1605 S. Murray Blvd.


Do I need a vehicle?NoNo
Are there any age minimums?18 years minimum18 years minimum
May a volunteer group participate?Group volunteering is available for materials handling only
Not available
Anything else I should know?Background checks may be required

Background checks are required

Companionship Support

 Reassurance +Guardianship Advocate (GVAP)Veteran Companionship
Will I interact with seniors?Yes

Yes

Yes
What are my tasks?Deliver meals to seniors in their homes; enjoy a friendly visit and check on their well-being
Drive Silver Key vehicles to provide rides for seniors
Provide light companionship to senior veterans in need; volunteers are matched to veteran clients
What are the time requirements?Flexible shiftsWiling to give a six-month commitment as an advocate, receive a certificate after training, appointed by the probate court to serve incapacitated individuals who need a decision-maker to improve the quality of their life
Flexible shifts; 5 hours/week commitment
Are there any physical requirements?Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
No
Where is the volunteer location?Designated routes available

Silver Key transportation center - 1625 S. Murray Blvd.
1625 S. Murray Blvd. and in senior veterans' homes
Do I need a vehicle?Yes, with proof of insurance and valid drivers license
Silver Key vehicles are designated for transportation
Preferable, though exceptions may apply
Are there any age minimums?18 years minimum; volunteers may bring their children with them

21 years minimum
55 years minimum
May a volunteer group participate?Groups of 5 people can rotate one day per week on an ongoing basis
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Anything else I should know?Ideal for veterans; background checks and initial drug screening requiredIdeal for veterans; background check, credit check, MVR, and initial drug testing, proof of insurance are requiredVeterans preferred; specialized orientation and ongoing training required, drug testing, DMV test, small hourly stipends available for volunteers that do not exceed this program's income qualifications

For more information, please contact the Volunteer Engagement Team at volunteer@silverkey.org or 719-884-2300.