Volunteer Opportunities

Updated: 5/22/2012 02:14:46 PM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Welcome to the volunteer opportunities available with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County (ADRC). Volunteers bring a unique spirit to the ways in which the ADRC works toward its mission to improve life in Waukesha County. Volunteers allow the ADRC to reach out to families and individuals in many more special ways than would be possible with paid staff alone.

Click here to view current volunteer opportunities:  Current Volunteer Opportunities.

In addition to the personal rewards of volunteering, the ADRC offers other benefits to volunteer staff:

  • Broadening your knowledge of the community and the resources available to older adults.
  • Meeting new people, making new friends and adding variety to your life.
  • Gaining job experience and discovering more about yourself and the work environment.
  • Recognition activities throughout the year.
  • Receive a written reference upon request after 6 months.  


Volunteer Positions at the ADRC

Benefit Specialist Volunteer
Benefit Specialist Volunteers are needed to help with insurance, medical bills, Medicare, legal issues, social security and other benefits. Assist in filling out forms, filing, etc.  Training is provided.

Eldereach Volunteer
Eldereach Volunteers are needed to call on older adults who may need some assistance. Volunteers are trained to assess the needs of the person they visit and report those needs to the ADRC.  Volunteers inform the older adult about services available in the community. Training is provided.

Friendly Visitor Volunteer
Friendly Visitors are needed for older adults who may not have family or friends nearby and are in need of companionship. Individuals, couples or families can apply. Training is provided.

Greeter Volunteer
Greeter Volunteers are needed at the Waukesha County information desk to greet and direct visitors to offices or departments. Consider a three-hour shift one day a week.

Office Assistant Volunteer
Office Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of computer and clerical duties, typing, filing, survey and data entry. Help is also needed with outreach events, special committee involvement, speaker's bureau, newsletter writing, etc. Maintain your office skills or develop new ones while you give us a hand.  We can be flexible with our schedule.

Home Delivered Meal Driver Volunteer
Drivers are needed at 10 sites located throughout Waukesha County. A hot noon meal is delivered to homebound individuals. Receiving meals assures the homebound individual proper nutrition, as well as the independence to remain in the comfort of their own home. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  We can be flexible with our schedule.

Senior Dining Assistant Volunteer
Senior Dining Center volunteers are needed to help us set up and serve at one of our 10 congregate senior dining centers in the county. Volunteers also assist with participant registration and packing our home delivered meals.

Senior Dining Driver Volunteer
Drivers are needed to transport guests to and from senior dining centers.

Volunteer Opportunities are available in the community through several organizations in addition to the ADRC. Among these are:

Interfaith Senior Programs *
210 NW Barstow Suite 101
Waukesha, WI  53188
Telephone:  (262) 549-3348

Volunteer Center
A Division of United Way in Waukesha County
1717 Paramount Dr
Waukesha, WI  53187
Telephone:  (262) 547-8459

* Includes both Interfaith Community Outreach programs and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) programs