Join ElderSource for Senior Volunteering and More

ElderSource Volunteer Opportunities

ElderSource strives to offer our volunteers a worthwhile and enjoyable volunteer experience. Volunteering is a partnership between ElderSource and those who give their service to assist the accomplishment of our mission. Our goal is to strengthen the partnership as we work to serve seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers.

Eligibility  

  • Age: 18 and older may volunteer.
  • Pass a background screening
  • Enjoy working with older adults
  • Attend orientation or training if required
  • Additional eligibility requirements may exist for the individual volunteer opportunities (see below)

Volunteer Opportunities

  • SHINE/SMP (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders/ Senior Medicare Patrol) – providing free unbiased health insurance counseling to seniors and empowering seniors to prevent Medicare fraud.
  • BEC (Benefits Enrollment Center) – assisting seniors in applying for appropriate benefits.
  • Caring Connections Telephone Reassurance Program– providing friendly calls to seniors who live alone and/or housebound.

Caring Connections Flyer – Seniors

Caring Connections Flyer – Volunteers

General Administrative Support– assist with tasks which support agency operations; ie. Stuffing packets, making copies, making calls, etc.

Interested in volunteering?

Click here to fill out the Volunteer Interest form.

 

ElderSource Job Opportunities:

Part-Time SHINE Assistant/Advocate

ElderSource, the State designated Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center for NE Fla is seeking a Part-Time SHINE Assistant/Advocate.

This part-time position is responsible for attending and participating in outreach activities promoting the SHINE, SMP, MIPPA and Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) programs as well as promoting other services provided by ElderSource.

In addition, this position assists with SHINE and BEC daily activities to assure customer satisfaction. The duties include, but are not limited to, preparing the materials and supplies for outreach events.

Assisting with SHINE related daily activities including telephone calls to clients and volunteers.

Serves as backup to staff for client demographic information data entry into database.

Assisting with data analysis and prepares reports as needed.

Requires proficiency in Microsoft office applications.

Education: AA degree in social work or human services program or High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with two years human services program experience. Outreach experience is preferred.

Background check/Drug Screen required.

EOE 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 this position? Apply HERE! 

Interested in Helping a Senior In Need?

ElderSource Advisory Council: 

We are currently seeking volunteer members for our Advisory Council, specifically seniors who reside in Volusia 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.

For more information about how to become an ElderSource Advisory Council member, please call 904.391.6600 or email linda.levin@myeldersource.org.

For information on any of the ElderSource Boards, please call 904.391.6600 or email info@myeldersource.org. We’d love to hear from you and how you can be part of our growing organization!

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
10688 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Toll free: 888.242.4464
Local: 904.391.6600
Fax: 904.391.6693

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