Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to the success of the Council on Aging. We invite you to come and be a part of making a difference in the lives of Chatham County Seniors.

5 Top Reasons to Volunteer with COA:

  • Meet people who were born before computers and TV’s were invented
  • Find the joy in giving back
  • Make new friends
  • Make a difference in someone’s life.
  • Become a member of the Local Government Credit Union

Volunteer Opportunities:

Nutrition Volunteer

Meal Site

Meals on Wheels Driver

Leadership

Board of Directors

Advisory Team

Fundraising Committee

Administrative

Clerical Work

Answer Phones

Create Excel Spreadsheets

Help with Mail-Outs

Home Repair

Minor Home Repair

Activity Volunteer

Activity Volunteer

Urgent Volunteer Needs


We need help with:

  • Meals on Wheels Driver-Siler City and Bennett
  • Minor Home Repair Team
  • Friendly Caller/Visitor
  • Helping Seniors with Computers
  • Assistive Equipment Pick Up w/Truck

Why Take the Time to Record Volunteer Hours?

We hope you know how very much we appreciate your volunteerism—we couldn’t begin to do all we do without you and your fellow Council on Aging volunteers.

But some have asked—why do I have to report the number of hours I volunteer? Is this just a bureaucratic exercise?  What do you do with the numbers?

To some extent, it is a bureaucratic exercise. Both public and private grants we pursue and receive often require us to report not only our number of active volunteers but also their total hours of service. These funding sources want to know about all of our resources, and volunteers are at the top of our list.

When we can provide good data on our volunteers and their hours, we have a better chance of securing a grant award. Volunteerism is an important component of how we measure and can show our effectiveness, by program and overall.   

The total number of volunteers and their hours also says something about how our larger community should see the importance of the Council on Aging’s work. It may spur others to want to volunteer with us.

So—it is very important to document your volunteer hours and we thank you for doing so. 

About Volunteerism


"The foundation of a humane and just society is the people's willingness to work together for the common good. Because the resources of government are limited, volunteers play a critical role in ensuring that the pressing needs of citizens are addressed."--James B. Hunt Jr.

 

Allison Andrews- Volunteer Coordinator

allison.andrews@chathamcouncilonaging.org