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posted Jun 13, 2017, 9:09 AM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated ]

Following are volunteer opportunities at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center. To apply, please contact:

Linda Civitello, MA, CFRE, Executive Director
linda@sebastopolseniorcenter.org
167 N. High St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
707.829.2440
www.sebastopolseniorcenter.org

Gratitude Assistant/Administrative Assistant

Time required: 4 - 8 hours per week

Day/Time
Flexible, but regular schedule preferred, (such as being present the same days/time each week).

Duties
Prepare thank you letters or notes for all donations received each week. All letters will be signed by the Executive Director and then the volunteer asked to prepare the letters for mailing and postage.

Requirements

  • Use of Excel, word processing and mail merge essential.
  • Excellent grammar skills.
  • Comfort in learning copying machine, postage meter, and e-filing system.
  • Ability to use email.
Reports To: Executive Director

Training
A review of the procedures, how to use the postage machine, etc. will be provided.

Commitment

If you are comfortable with the task, we ask that you make a minimum commitment of three months. If you like working with seniors, we have a homey location and fun people to work with. 

Reception Assistants: 4 Positions Needed

Time required: 4 - 6 hours per week

Day/Time
Flexible, but regular schedule preferred, (such as being present the same days/time each week).

Duties
The front desk reception is critical to conveying hospitality to our guests. The volunteer will be asked to welcome visitors, answer the phone and route inquiries to the appropriate staff. Once familiar with the organization, the volunteer will be trained on protocols for checking in seniors who participate in programs, classes, lunch and other services.

General administrative and clerical support is needed, including but not limited to:

  • Answer telephone, screen, and direct calls
  • Respond to queries from the public and customers
  • Greet persons entering center
  • Tidy and maintain the reception area
  • Other duties as assigned
Reports To: Executive Director

Requirements

  • A friendly, welcoming attitude.
  • Understanding senior needs and issues when interacting with senior center members and clients.
  • Experience with telephone reception.
  • Comfort in using the computer to read daily schedules of classes and programs at the Senior Center
  • Prompt and organized
Training
A review of the procedures, how to use the postage machine, etc. will be provided. Excellent grammar skills essential.

Commitment
If you are comfortable with the task, we ask that you make a minimum commitment of three months. If you like working with seniors, we have a homey location and fun people to work with.

Volunteer Coordinator

Time required: 4 - 6 hours per week

Day/Time
Flexible, but regular schedule preferred, (such as being present the same days/time each week).

Duties
Coordinate volunteers for the Center including:

  • Arranging and processing an intake form for each volunteer.
  • Keeping a sign in log for volunteers to record their hours.
  • Seeing that each volunteer has a description of their duties.
  • Keeping a schedule/calendar of volunteer hours at the Center for staff and volunteers.
  • Checking in with volunteers to see if they have any needs to be able to do their job effectively.
  • Advising the Executive Director of any management issues that arise regarding specific volunteers.
  • Working with staff to provide volunteer recognition activities such as volunteer of the month article in the Wisdom Counts Newspaper, Volunteer stories on the website (with their approval) volunteer birthday and get well correspondence; annual volunteer holiday party.
Requirements
  • Experience managing people or volunteers.
  • Understanding senior issues when interacting with volunteers, members, and clients.
  • Friendly, encouraging, welcoming attitude.
  • Ability to use email, word perfect or similar word processing
  • Organized
Reports To: Executive Director

Training
A review of the procedures will be provided and regular meetings with the Executive Director.

Commitment
If you are comfortable with the task, we ask that you make a minimum commitment of six months. If you like working with seniors, we have a homey location and fun people to work with.

Gratitude Assistant/Administrative Assistant

Time required: 4 - 8 hours per week

Day/Time
Flexible, but regular schedule preferred, (such as being present the same days/time each week).

Duties
Prepare thank you letters or notes for all donations received each week. All letters will be signed by the Executive Director and then the volunteer asked to prepare the letters for mailing and postage.

Requirements

  • Use of Excel, word processing, and mail merge essentials
  • Excellent grammar skills.
  • Comfort in learning copying machine, postage meter, and e-filing system.
  • Ability to use email.
Reports To: Executive Director

Training
A review of the procedures, how to use the postage machine, etc. will be provided.

Commitment
If you are comfortable with the task, we ask that you make a minimum commitment of 3 months. If you like working with seniors, we have a homey location and fun people to work with.