The Lenoir County Council on Aging is always looking for caring, compassionate and community-minded individuals to volunteer at our Centers. Below are job descriptions for volunteer positions currently available. Please call us to learn more about exciting ways you can give back to the community through volunteering.

Congregate Greeter:

Need: To staff the receptionist desk in the Congregate Dining Room from 8:30 – 11:30
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-2 Volunteers to provide back up when regularly staffed person is unavailable.
Brief Description: Volunteer will be instructed as the procedure for checking in of Congregate Clients, and supervised by office staff. Instruction sheet and training on forms will be provided.

Home Delivered Meals Volunteer:

Need: To cover 2 routes for Home Delivered meals. Up to 10 clients per route.
Number of Volunteers Needed: Up to 10 Volunteers per week, or more if it is a driver and deliverer combination, to cover Monday – Friday.
Brief Description: Volunteer will be responsible for delivering up to 10 meals to home bound clients on one of the routes in Lenoir County. Please see the Volunteer Training Manual for Home Delivered Meals, included in the Volunteer Handbook. Volunteer will ride with existing volunteer until both feel comfortable with training.
Requirements: Must be able to follow written directions to the homes on your route, drive or ride with another volunteer who is driving, be able to take meal into the client home and be able to complete the volunteer sign sheet for you route.

Front Desk Greeter:

Need: To greet participants and guests who visit the center.
Number of Volunteers Needed: One to two greeters a day to cover front desk.
Brief Description: Volunteers will be asked to sit at the front desk to greet participants and guests who visit the center. Staff will orientate the volunteer on services of the center, staff responsibilities, general overview of the day to day functions of the senior center, and where to find materials frequently asked for.

Assisting with Parties/Activities/Teaching Classes:

Need: To assist the staff with activities, parties, and teaching/leading classes held at the LCCOA.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
Varies according to the size of the function. Usually no more than 4 per function for a party, no more than two teaching classes or leading activities.
Brief Description: Parties: Volunteers will be used to decorate the building for parties as directed by the LCCOA Director, or other assisting staff. May be asked to assist with serving of food or refreshments, observing basic rules of sanitation.
Activities: Volunteers will be used to assist with activities under the direction of the LCCOA Director or other assisting staff. Areas of need: Bingo, Crafts, Senior Games, Wii games and special planned activities/classes. Specific instructions on who to conduct each activity will be given by Office Staff.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program Counselors:

Need: To assist individuals with Medicare questions and application.
Number of Volunteers Needed: Unlimited
Brief Description: As individuals need assistance with questions, concerns and completion of application the counselor would be available by appointment. During open enrollment volunteer would be available at scheduled times each week to assists with the process.

Reassurance Caller:

Need: To assist with calling homebound seniors dailey to assure they are safe.
Number of Volunteers Needed: Varies according to number of clients.
Brief Description: Volunteer calls homebound client in the morning or afternoon. This time is requested by the client. Volunteer assures the individual is safe and well. If the client needs assistance the volunteer will be trained on how to provide assistance.

Volunteer Meal Server:

Need: To assist with serving the participants at lunch.
Number of Volunteers Needed: Two a day from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm.
Brief Description: Volunteer is responsible for making sure client is served daily meals according to State Nutritional Guidelines. Volunteer must check temperatures of food to make sure it meets all State Nutritional Guidelines. After meal service, Kitchen area must be cleaned and sanitized according to County Health Department regulations. Wipe down tables and chairs. Volunteer will shadow staff until volunteer feels comfortable with the process.