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Volunteer at Silver Key

Senior Couple Being Served Meal By Volunteer

When you volunteer at Silver Key, the impact you make on our community is significant. On an average day, our volunteers add up to hundreds of hours of service to support 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.

Silver Key volunteers provide meals, rides, client support, office support, pantry and thrift store materials 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.

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.

Supporting Veterans

  • Volunteer to support senior veterans with meals and rides – ideal for veterans.

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?10:30 am - 1:00 pm2-3 hours at designated meal site8:30 am - 11:30 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 required; random drug screening requiredBackground checks requiredBackground checks required

Volunteer to Provide Rides

 Reserve & Ride Driver
Will I interact with seniors?Yes
What are my tasks?Drive Silver Key vehicles to provide rides for seniors
What are the time requirements?Shifts available 7:30 am - 11:30 am and 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Are there any physical requirements?Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Where is the volunteer location?Silver Key transportation center - 1625 S. Murray Blvd.
Do I need a vehicle?Silver Key vehicles are designated for transportation
Are there any age minimums?18 years minimum
May a volunteer group participate?Not available
Anything else I should know?Background 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/ReceptionResource Development Admin
Professional Support
Project 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
Based on your professional skills, you can volunteer to assist various departments as needed
Sorting 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
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

Veterans Supporting Veterans

 Home Delivery of MealsDriver
Veteran Client Support
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
Receive incoming and make outgoing calls to provide veteran support, information, and resources
What are the time requirements?10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Shifts available 7:30 am - 11:30 am and 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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
No
Where is the volunteer location?Designated routes available

Silver Key transportation center - 1625 S. Murray Blvd.
1605 or 1625 S. Murray Blvd.
Do I need a vehicle?Yes, with proof of insurance and valid drivers license
Silver Key vehicles are designated for transportation
No
Are there any age minimums?18 years minimum; volunteers may bring their children with them

18 years minimum
18 years minimum
May a volunteer group participate?Groups of 5 people can rotate one day per week on an ongoing basis
Not available
Not available
Anything else I should know?Ideal for veterans; background checks required; random drug screening required
Ideal for veterans; background checks required; random drug screening required; proof of insurance requiredIdeal for veterans; background checks required

For more information, please contact the Volunteer Program Manager at volunteer@silverkey.org or 719-884-2319.