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Volunteer Cat caregiver and housekeeper
Location 430 East 9th st East Village
Seeking mature active volunteers 50+ to help care for our cats, includes cleaning housing, litterboxes, general housekeeping and socializing.
Additionally, this position would involve mentoring teens doing community service
We have multiple shifts as follows: Weekday mornings 830a-11a Weekday evenings early 5p-730p closing 7p-9p
Weekends Saturday 8a-1030a 10a-1230p 12-230p 2p-430p 4p-7p Sunday 9a-1130a 10a-1230p 12p-230p 2p-430p 4p-7p
Not all shifts are available at all times
Expiration Date 12/31/2017
Qualifications Prefer cat experience, and no allergies. Comfortable working with diverse groups and able to direct others as needed.
How to Apply Send a brief detailed email about your experiences, and your preferred availability. Contact Email Opsked@gmail.com
JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) has several volunteer opportunities
Office Volunteer – JASA Brooklyn Caregivers Respite Program
161 Corbin Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11235
Assist JASA’s Brooklyn Caregiver Respite Program with key administrative tasks.
Filing & copying
Telephone reassurance calls to clients
Comfortable using a copy machine
Have a good general knowledge of computer operations including internet applications and Microsoft Office
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Strong communication skills
Flexible scheduling is available with a minimum commitment of one day a week
Maintain professional behavior at all times and adhere to JASA’s volunteer policies
Lunch Service Volunteer
Club 76, 120 W. 76th Street, Manhattan, 10023
Help to ensure seniors are receiving warm, nutritious meals in a timely, orderly manner by assisting with set-up, serving and clean-up for weekday lunches.
Writing Workshop Instructor
Club 76, 120 W. 76th Street, Manhattan, 10023
Teach seniors the benefits of expressing themselves through the art of creative writing.
JASA’s Central Office, 247 W. 37th Street, Manhattan 10018
Provide clerical and administrative assistance at one of New York’s largest agencies serving older adults.
How to Apply
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest. Please indicate in your subject line which position you are interested in. Include that you learned about the opportunity from Coming of Age NYC.
Selfhelp Friendly Visiting Program
The Friendly Visitor Program matches homebound seniors with volunteers in the community who make weekly visits in the seniors’ homes. Friendly visiting helps relieve the senior’s social isolation and is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. Seniors and the volunteer can take part in fun activities like playing card games, discussing current events, sharing stories, learning/teaching new skills, and celebrating special days in the lives of the seniors. Your time and companionship as a friendly visitor is invaluable!
Matches are based on your availability and geographic location.
We ask for a minimum commitment of six months of weekly hour-long visits. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Interview, training, references and background check are required.
Call or e-mail Karen Toussaint
2 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10007
Please take a moment to complete the Volunteer Interest Form. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Volunteer Resource Center at email@example.com or 212-602-4464, Monday through Friday, between 10:00am and 6:00pm.
Love technology? Senior Planet Exploration Center has Four Volunteer Opportunities
Class Assistant — The class assistant helps Senior Planet trainers to lead a formal course on technology for senior planet members. Trainers serve as primary instructors while the class assistant helps students that fall behind the pace of the class to get back on track. You may also be asked to assist with tracking attendance, reach out to students that are absent, or manage equipment distribution in the class. Classes generally meet twice a week for for 10 weeks and attendance in each class is crucial. This volunteer position is ideal for someone with tutoring or teaching experience that is relatively comfortable with most commonly used technology products.
Data Entry/Clerical Assistant — The data entry/clerical assistant helps to ensure that keep track of our membership and registration information at the Center. In this role, you are responsible for entering the data from new membership forms into our online database as well as keeping track of RSVP’s for special events and workshops. You may also be asked to assist with filing or serve as a backup for the greeter. This volunteer position is ideal for someone who is detail oriented and who is relatively comfortable using the internet
Tech Talk Host – The tech talk host leads a 20 minute one-on-one conversation related to technology with visiting members at the Center. In this role, you assist a member to accomplish a technology-related goal for the session based on their existing knowledge and our tech talk guidelines. The ability to manage expectations and redirect members to other technology related resources is critical as tech talks are not meant to be prolonged tutoring sessions or computer repair consults. This volunteer position is ideal for someone that is relatively comfortable with most commonly used technology products and also skilled at communicating about them in a cogent manner.
Greeter – The greeter is the first point of contact our visitors have with the Center. In this role, you are responsible for welcoming each new visitor, articulating our mission and services, ensuring that visitors sign in and comply with our House Rules, and helping to answer phone and e-mail inquiries. This volunteer position is ideal for someone with customer service experience or who has a natural ability to relate to people. We ask that volunteers commit to at least one shift per week. Volunteer shifts are on weekdays and most last for 4 hours, from 8:30am – 12:30pm or from 12:30pm – 4:30pm.
127 W. 25th Street, New York NY
How to Apply
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org