Join ElderSource for Senior Volunteering and More
ElderSource Job Opportunities:
PART-TIME JOB OPENING — Driver
Got RV driving experience? Looking for a fun, part-time job getting out into the community? ElderSource needs driver for its 32-foot Mobile Resource Center. ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center, is a nonprofit that provides information and resources to seniors, caregivers and persons with disabilities. As part of our mission to serve our clients in our seven county area, we participate in many community activities to encourage people to utilize the resources available through our agency.
The driver for the ElderSource Mobile Resource Center would drive the vehicle to and from various community events, assist the outreach coordinator with setting up table and information materials, be responsible for monitoring the maintenance of the vehicle and report and difficulties to the Communications Director in order to make repairs.
It is essential that the driver be friendly and flexible, as this person is often seen as one of the first contacts with our agency.
- Clean driving record; valid Florida driver’s license Experience operating and driving a bus, van or recreational vehicle.
- Flexible, friendly and team player
- Level II background check
- Be able to lift 10-30 pounds
- Be able to work comfortably in natural conditions such as heat or cold
- CDL license preferred; some mechanical experience preferred
- High school education
Call 391-6670 or online at email@example.com.
The ElderSource Inclusion Statement
ElderSource values all people – including but not limited to all nationalities, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, races, genders, religious perspectives, sexual orientations and gender identities – in everything we do. We welcome the unique insights and perspectives of all persons in our quest to fulfill our mission.
Interested in Helping a Senior In Need?
ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging for Northeast Florida is looking for volunteers to help seniors sign up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, commonly known as SNAP. There are approximately 32,000 seniors living in northeast Florida who are potentially eligible for SNAP benefits, but are not taking advantage of this resource.
Volunteers are needed to assist seniors with completing SNAP applications online, advocating for the benefits of the SNAP program, as well as educating the community against stigmas that prevent older adults from utilizing this program.
A minimum of four (4) hours per week is desired. Call today and make a difference in the life of a senior! Contact Sherrie Keshner at 904.391.6688
ElderSource Board of Director Opportunities:
ElderSource has several opportunities for individuals to become engaged in the important work, discussions and decisions that involve aging issues in the seven counties we serve. We need strong voices, advocates and fundraisers to work with us to carry out our agency’s mission.
The ElderSource Board of Directors is responsible for the oversight and stewardship of the Area Agency on Aging and the Aging & Disability Resource Center. They have the fiduciary responsibility of ensuring these funds are properly managed and well used in providing quality services to those in greatest needed. These groups are primarily funded through state and federal resources, but we can use your help.
ElderSource Advisory Council:
We are currently seeking volunteer members for our Advisory Council, specifically seniors who reside in St. Johns County.
Duties for an Advisory Council member are to report on the needs of elderly and emerging issues in their respective counties; review and comment on the agency’s Area Plan; study legislative issues and advocate on behalf of the elderly; assist in promoting the mission, programs and activities of the agency; and to educate the public about the needs and the contributions of the elderly.
Members serve as voices for the counties in which they live. Advisory Council members are comprised primarily of individuals over the age of 60 who inform the ElderSource Board and Management of the needs of elders in their community and help with advocating on their behalf.
“Our Advisory Council members are an important asset to our organization,” said Linda Levin, Executive Director of ElderSource. “They are an active voice we need to hear in order for us to stay in touch on the senior issues affecting the communities in which they live.”
Meetings are held the third Thursday of every other month from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the ElderSource offices located 10688 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville. Advisory Council members are reimbursed for their mileage to and from the meeting. The next meeting is scheduled Thursday, April 20, 2017.
For more information about how to become an ElderSource Advisory Council member, please call 904.391.6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on any of the ElderSource Boards, please call 904.391.6600 or email email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you and how you can be part of our growing organization!
Join us as a Matter of Balance Coach Volunteer:
As a Matter of Balance coach you will be certified to teach older adults to:
- Regard the fear of falling as controllable;
- Reduce their risk of falling; and
- Increase their activity levels in a fun and relaxed group setting.
For more information contact:
Toll Free – 1-888-242-4464
Friends of ElderSource Board of Directors:
A vibrant group of individuals who help us raise funds to support the operations of the agency and the variety of outreach programs that are not funded by state or federal dollars. We need creative, passionate individuals who can connect us to resources to keep us moving forward with our goals!
Friends of ElderSource other Volunteer Opportunities:
A Night with the Stars committee: help plan and organize the event, solicit for silent auction items, solicit for sponsorships, sell individual tickets, help with publicity (for example: share on social media, with businesses, etc.), and more! Event date for 2017 will be announced soon!
Are you interested any of the above committees? Sign up today!
Recruit a friend(s)! Get involved!
For Friends of ElderSource volunteer opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.