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Volunteer Receptionist

Volunteer Receptionist 2019 If you are looking for a way to gain experience that is resume worthy, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. Responsibilities: Answer telephone, taking messages and/or routing calls to appropriate staff member. Welcome guests and answer questions regarding: Choice Pantry dates and times; and Rent and Utility call in dates. Other responsibilities that relate to orderly managing of the office as needed. Job Requirements: Ability to communicate clearly over the phone. Ability to work with clients showing compassion and respect. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work with staff and other volunteers on the team. Education: Must be working on high school diploma or its equivalent.

Wilmington, DE

2/19/19 8:00 AM +more

Winter/ Spring 2019 Choice Pantry Volunteer

Lutheran Community Services (LCS) is looking for volunteers to work at its Choice Pantry located at its main office a 2809 Baynard Blvd in Wilmington. The Choice Pantry is designed for families to "shop" for food. Clients select a specified number of items from each nutrition food group. The Pantry ensures that the clients receive food that will enable well-balanced, nutritious meals. Studies show that personal food choice has a positive impact on a person's self-esteem and can be a part of this meaningful experience. Pantry hours are: Monday and Friday 1 – 3:00 pm; Wednesday 12:30 - 3:00 pm. Duties include stocking shelves, greeting clients, assisting with intake forms, shopping with clients through the Choice Pantry and advising them on current selections available, weighing groceries on scales, assisting clients to vehicles with grocery orders, (carts are made available), keeping pantry clean and in order, assisting with deliveries. Schedules are flexible: work once a month, once a week, or more. Visit us on line at www.lcsde.org to learn more about LCS. To make an appointment for an interview for this and other volunteer opportunities, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lyn Budd at Lbudd@lcsde.org or call 302-654-8886 x107

Wilmington, DE

2/20/19 12:30 PM +more

Volunteer Automated Application Assistant

Want to have more meaning in your life? Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become a LCS volunteer! How you can help: Volunteers are needed in the LCS Choice Pantry to support servicing low-income families in need of food assistance. Becoming a pantry volunteer is similar to helping a neighbor in need. LCS is specifically seeking multiple volunteers who are comfortable utilizing a computer. LCS is in need of a volunteer who can assist clients with logging a client’s visit into the computer. **Training sessions will be offered for anyone interested. Where you can help: LCS Main Headquarters: 2809 Baynard Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802 Pantry hours are Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday 12:00 – 3:30 PM. Schedules are flexible: help once a month, once a week, or more! Your Impact: Studies show that personal food choice has a positive impact on a person's self-esteem and can be a part of this meaningful experience. In November 2018, LCS Choice pantry assisted 1,037 individuals. In one year, LCS serves over 50,000 households. How you can get involved: To make an appointment for an interview for this and other volunteer opportunities, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lyn Budd at Lbudd@lcsde.org or call 302-654-8886 x107 Visit us on Facebook, Instrgram, and online at www.lcsde.org to learn more about LCS.

Wilmington, DE

2/20/19 12:30 PM +more

Volunteer Automated Application Assistant - Winter 2019

Want to have more meaning in your life? Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become a LCS volunteer! How you can help: Volunteers are needed in the LCS Choice Pantry to support servicing low-income families in need of food assistance. Becoming a pantry volunteer is similar to helping a neighbor in need. LCS is specifically seeking multiple volunteers who are comfortable utilizing a computer. LCS is in need of a volunteer who can assist clients with logging a client’s visit into the computer. **Training sessions will be offered for anyone interested. Where you can help: LCS Main Headquarters: 2809 Baynard Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802 Pantry hours are Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday 12:00 – 3:30 PM. Schedules are flexible: help once a month, once a week, or more! Your Impact: Studies show that personal food choice has a positive impact on a person's self-esteem and can be a part of this meaningful experience. In November 2018, LCS Choice pantry assisted 1,037 individuals. In one year, LCS serves over 50,000 households. How you can get involved: To make an appointment for an interview for this and other volunteer opportunities, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lyn Budd at Lbudd@lcsde.org or call 302-654-8886 x107 Visit us on Facebook, Instrgram, and online at www.lcsde.org to learn more about LCS.

Wilmington, DE

2/22/19 12:30 PM +more

Adult Guardianship Monitoring Volunteer Program

The Office of the Public Guardian, (OPG) operates the Guardianship Monitoring Program (GMP) for the Court of Chancery which is designed to monitor individuals who have been placed under guardianship and whose care is the responsibility of court-appointed guardians. These vulnerable individuals are adults over the age of eighteen that have been deemed incapacitated by the State of Delaware. A guardian is someone appointed by the court to make medical and/or financial decisions on behalf of these individuals. This important monitoring function enables the court to have first-hand information about people for whom the court has ultimate responsibility. As a volunteer for the GMP, you will be assigned a case, given necessary information about the case, visit with the ward and the guardian if necessary. After your visit, you will complete a report indicating the status of the person subject to guardianship and any other important information. Your report, once completed, should be checked for spelling, grammar and factual accuracy. Accuracy is important as your report will become part of official court record. Once reviewed, you will be then email your report to your contact at the OPG. The report will be viewed by the Guardianship Advocacy Director and then filed with the court. The wards of the Court of Chancery are very important and they deserve every right and protection we can provide them. As a volunteer you become the “eyes and ears” of the court and your participation in the Guardianship Monitoring Program is invaluable.

Smyrna, DE

Through 7/1/21

A Matter of Balance Coach | Volunteer Delaware 50+ Community Partner

What is A Matter of Balance? A Matter of Balance is a program based upon research conducted by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University. It is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. During 8 (two-hour) classes, participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals for increasing activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and promote exercise to increase strength and balance. Who would benefit from participating in the A Matter of Balance sessions? Anyone who is concerned about falls, has sustained a fall in the past, restricts activities because of concerns about falling, is interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength and is age 60 or older, community dwelling and able to problem-solve. A Matter of Balance Coach Volunteer – Upon certification, volunteer will be responsible for implementing the A Matter of Balance sessions through the use of lesson plans, workbooks, group discussion and activities. Training Expectations: Attend eight hours of coach training and earn A Matter of Balance Certification. Attend 2.5 hours of facilitator training update annually. Agree to facilitate two Matter of Balance classes within one year of certification. Classroom Responsibilities: Two Coaches are required to teach the class to participants. New coaches will be paired with an experienced coach. Prepare for each class by reviewing the Matter of Balance manual and materials. Present the class according to the directions, training and materials provided. Encourage interactive discussion about the concepts and skills presented. Demonstrate and coach the exercises outlined in the Matter of Balance Program. Promote socialization and a solution-oriented environment among the participants. A Master Trainer will provide support and mentoring to each coach. Criteria for Leadership: Good communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, dependability, willingness to lead a small group, interest in working with older adults, life experiences valued - with education or health care experience a plus, ability to perform range of motion and low-level endurance exercises, ability to carry up to 20 lbs. To become a Volunteer Delaware 50+ volunteer in New Castle County please complete a Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form then either email, mail or fax the form to our NCC office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 302-255-9882.

New Castle, DE

Through 12/31/20

FISH of Northern Delaware | Volunteer Delaware 50+ Community Partner

Fish of Northern Delaware is an organization made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to assist those 60 years of age and older, to make their medical appointments by providing them with reliable transportation. Board Member/Treasurer – In the capacity of a board member, the volunteer will advise and support the agency in forming local policy, planning, and developing operational procedures and practices consistent with the agency's mission and goals. Volunteer will help solicit community support for the agency and promote the mobilization of financial and in-kind resources. Volunteer will serve on various support committees as needed to help develop, plan and implement agency activities and special events. In the capacity of a treasurer, the volunteer will be responsible for keeping records of expenditures/receipts and for writing checks for FISH of Northern Delaware. Medical Appointment Driver – Volunteer provides rides for people 60 years of age and older who do not have reliable transportation get to their medical appointments. Volunteer must use their personal vehicle and pay for their own gas Volunteer must be able to commit to be a driver for a couple of days per month Although volunteer will make their own schedule, volunteer will need to be available during operating hours of 8am-4pm; Monday – Thursday. Transportation Assistant – Volunteer handles the scheduling of client appointments to various facilities such as doctor’s dentist or pharmacy. Will coordinate schedules for van drivers and must be able to keep good records. Must have good customer skills, be kind and patient with our clients. Must have own phone and computer. Volunteer Coordinator – Volunteer acts as a liaison between the Volunteer Delaware 50+ program and FISH of Northern Delaware. Reports volunteer hours to Volunteer Delaware 50+. To become a Volunteer Delaware 50+ volunteer in New Castle County please complete a Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form then either email, mail or fax the form to our NCC office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 302-255-9882.

New Castle, DE

Through 12/31/20

Bean Soup Program Coordinator

Looking for a fun way to support a local organization? The Newark Area Welfare Committee is in need of a Bean Soup Program Coordinator. The coordinator organizes the purchase and assembly of bean soup mixes, which are then sold in area businesses as a fundraiser for NAWC. The assembly of the soup mixes takes place once a year and the coordinator has the flexibility to work within his/her schedule. Please visit our website for more information on NAWC: https://www.newarkareawelfare.org/

Newark, DE

Through 2/28/19

Join the Rockwood Volunteer Team!

What is Your Passion? Unique historic architecture? Gardening on a grand scale? Local history? Decorative arts and antiques? Rockwood Museum and Park has the volunteer opportunity for you! • Be a costumed tour guide • Help set up special exhibits • Research the collection and archival records • Garden in the formal garden and surrounding 72 acres. Interested? Please email your resume, contact information, and a short cover letter explaining your interest to Rockwood volunteer coordinator, Kristen Roberts, at kmroberts@nddde.org or call (302) 761-1722 for more information or to set up a meeting. Volunteering at Rockwood Museum has great benefits! A rare opportunity to work closely with museum objects and to lend a hand in setting up special ongoing exhibits in the museum. Free admission to museum for volunteer and guest. Educational sessions about interpreting the museum and other aspects of the collection and local history. Volunteer discounts on items purchased in the museum gift shop. Field trips provided quarterly to other museums for continuing education and socializing with other Rockwood Museum volunteers. Yearly appreciation dinner for all museum volunteers. Volunteer schedules are flexible. All guides serve a minimum of two 3-hour shifts per month…but typically guides fall in love with Rockwood and choose to serve more often! There is also one volunteer meeting per month and occasional training sessions. Museum Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM Sunday 12 noon – 4:30 PM.

Wilmington, DE

Through 4/11/19

Long-Term Care Resident Advocate

The Long Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents who live in long-term care facilities as well as those who live in other settings (such as their own homes) and receive home and community-based services. The Ombudsman program investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of these individuals.Complaints can be made by residents, family members, or other concerned parties. The program also provides opportunities for Volunteer Ombudsmen to serve as friendly visitors/advocates in nursing homes.

New Castle, DE

Through 6/5/21

Nemours A. I. duPont Volunteer | Volunteer Delaware 50+ Community Partner

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Volunteers provide support to both clinical and clerical departments. Openings for these positions change constantly. Please note that not all opportunities are available at any given time. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES WITH CHILDREN Read Aloud Delaware: Volunteers with this program — a collaboration with the nonprofit Read Aloud Delaware organization — read to children as they wait to be seen for appointments in the Outpatient Waiting Areas. When: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. KINfolk: This nonprofit organization distributes laptop computers to children while they are hospitalized. Computer knowledge is necessary to volunteer with this program. When: Monday–Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Child Life Program: Assist Child Life Specialists in the Activity Center and on the nursing units as they help children deal with illness and hospitalization through play and self-expression activities. When: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FAMILY COMFORT/SUPPORT Emergency Services: Assist behind the scenes with rooms, supplies and patient escort. Provide comfort care to patients and their families. When: Monday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to midnight Family Resource Center/ Ronald McDonald Family Room: Provide a welcoming and compassionate presence in the Family Resource Center, which offers a business center, computer access, a library, a kitchenette, laundry facilities, sleep rooms and showers for patients’ families. This assignment is in collaboration with The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. When: Monday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. RECEPTION Unit Welcome Desk: Welcome visitors onto the units in our 450,000-square foot hospital expansion. Provide way finding and collaborate with Family Ambassadors in supporting our patients and families. When: Sunday–Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Surgical Services: Support families and staff through the surgical process, in both the preoperative and postsurgical units. When: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CLINICAL DEPARTMENT SUPPORT Medical Imaging: Escort patients to other areas of the hospital and assist staff with general duties. Act as a greeter for the department. When: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patient Escort: Assist Patient Escort staff with transporting patients and maintaining unit levels of wagons and wheelchairs. CPR training is required and will be provided. When: Monday–Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. THERAPUTIC SERVICES Inpatient Rehab Gym: Assist behind the scenes by keeping equipment clean and in order. Aid therapists with peripheral duties associated with various therapies. When: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outpatient Gym: Assist with behind-the-scenes activities and aid therapists as needed. When: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 pm. To become a Volunteer Delaware 50+ volunteer in New Castle County please complete a Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form then either email, mail or fax the form to our NCC office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 302-255-9882.

Wilmington, DE

Through 12/31/20

Services to the Armed Forces Caseworker

Support members of the military by making contact to support family members and deployed service members who are experiencing emergencies back home. This is a position that can be done remotely by anyone with a computer with internet connection and a phone.

Wilmington, DE

Through 11/30/19

LCS Volunteer Follow-up Caller 2018/19

LCS Volunteer Follow-up Caller Job Description 2018/19 Do you like talking on the phone and hearing a handful of heartwarming stories? The Follow-up Caller volunteer opportunity at LCS may be for you. Why your help is needed? After we help clients with back rent or electric bill we follow up with them four times: one month, three months, six months and a year later. The purpose of these calls is to let people know we care, and to let our funders know how effective their help has been. Responsibilities: Make follow-up calls to clients that have received assistance from LCS with back rent or their electric bill. Document clients’ responses. Job Requirements: Ability to communicate clearly over the phone. Familiar with MS Excel. Ability to work with clients showing compassion and respect. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work with staff and other volunteers on the team. Education: Must be working on high school diploma or its equivalent.

Wilmington, DE

Through 2/28/19

Instructional Material Resource Center Volunteers

The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired is looking for volunteers to help in our Instructional Material Resource Center. This location of the Division for the Visually Impaired is responsible for producing accessible materials for the blind and visually impaired in the Delaware Public Schools, such as Large Print, Braille, and Accessible PDF formats. Training will be provided for volunteers and no prior experience is neccessary. The Instructional Material Resource Center operates mon-fri from 8am-4:00pm. Volunteers can choose a day and time frame that works best for them. Please note: an interview will be required before starting this assignment.

Wilmington, DE

Through 1/6/20

LCS Volunteer Follow-up Caller Winter 2019

LCS Volunteer Follow-up Caller Job Description 2019 Do you like talking on the phone and hearing a handful of heartwarming stories? The Follow-up Caller volunteer opportunity at LCS may be for you. Why your help is needed? After we help clients with back rent or electric bill we follow up with them four times: one month, three months, six months and a year later. The purpose of these calls is to let people know we care, and to let our funders know how effective their help has been. Responsibilities: Make follow-up calls to clients that have received assistance from LCS with back rent or their electric bill. Document clients’ responses. Job Requirements: Ability to communicate clearly over the phone. Familiar with MS Excel. Ability to work with clients showing compassion and respect. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work with staff and other volunteers on the team. Education: Must be working on high school diploma or its equivalent.

Wilmington, DE

Through 3/1/19

Wilmington Office Support Volunteer

Provide administrative support to the Red Cross team. Perform general office administrative functions including: data entry, working with spreadsheets, drafting correspondence, answering phones, greeting and directing visitors to appropriate departments, project support when needed.

Wilmington, DE

Through 6/29/20

Disaster Responder

Disaster Action Team members serve on a minimum of three, eight hour shifts per month and are available to respond to to disasters (including home fires) and assist those affected.

Wilmington, DE

Through 7/29/22

Volunteer Reader for the Visually Impaired

The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired is looking for volunteer readers to help out. These opportunties will occur in New Castle County, particularly in the Wilmington area. Volunteers will be asked to assist clients by organizing and reading mail. There may also be requests to read newspapers, magazines and books to the clients as well. The schedule is flexible to meet the needs of the client and volunteer. A meeting between the volunteer and client will be arranged with staff, prior to starting. Also, a criminal background check will be required by the volunteer before working with the client.

Through 5/27/19

There Is Incredible Value In Being Of Service To Others

Welcome to the Volunteer Delaware Webpage

The goal of the State Office of Volunteerism is to help strengthen communities statewide through the promotion of volunteer opportunities, community support and networking opportunities. Over 900 community agencies are currently registered on the Volunteer Delaware Website offering a mixture of community service opportunities to over 14,000 registered volunteers. There is something here for everyone! We hope you enjoy exploring new and exciting volunteer opportunities for you, your family and your community.
The State Office of Volunteerism provides coordination with volunteer programs throughout the state and hosts the annual Volunteer Delaware Conference, two Governor Volunteer Service Award Events for adult and youth volunteers and manages four direct volunteer service programs. Those programs are AmeriCorps Delaware, Volunteer Delaware, Foster Grandparents Program and Volunteer Delaware 50+ in both New Castle County and Sussex County. 

Click on Logos below to learn more about each of the programs under the State Office of Volunteerism 


Volunteer Delaware 


AmeriCorps* Delaware 


Volunteer Delaware 50+


Foster Grandparents Program 


“The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.”

... Mother Teresa

 

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