~~Note to Prospective Volunteers~~

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Chatham County Council on Aging and your support of our vital work. We appreciate the people in our community who are eager and willing to partner with us to make a positive difference. In this urgent situation, which is taxing us all, the outpouring of community support has been uplifting. It is heartening to see our community come together to help one another.

We are deeply moved by the response to our call for volunteers to help us provide nourishment and hope to those we serve. Presently, all the available spots for delivering Frozen and Shelf-Stable meals and making Friendly Phone Calls have been filled.

If you are looking for additional ways to support the Council at this time, we hope you will consider a monetary or in-kind donation to help ensure that we can continue to safely provide nourishing frozen and shelf-stable meals, as well as other supplies to help keep our homebound seniors enriched and engaged during this time of social distancing.

To that end, our current needs include monetary donations to support our supply of frozen and shelf-stable meals and in-kind donations of the following items: hand sanitizer, hand sanitizer wipes, Clorox disinfecting wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, crossword puzzle books, pencils, colored pencils, etc. (For safety reasons, we ask that any in-kind donations are new and in their original packaging.)

Monetary donations can be made online at https://chathamcouncilonaging.org/donate/

To make arrangements for drop-off or shipment of in-kind donations, please call the Council in advance at 919-542-4512 in Pittsboro or 919-742-3975 in Siler City.

Once again, we thank you for your support and for thinking of Chatham County’s seniors and their families, especially during this challenging time. We will post updates to our website and social media as our situation and volunteer needs change. Again, your willingness to serve Chatham’s seniors is much appreciated!

With gratitude,

Allison Andrews
Volunteer Coordinator

Dennis Streets
Executive Director

Volunteer

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

Friendly Caller

5 Top Reasons to 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.

  • 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

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