Welcome to Volunteer Delaware 50+

Volunteer Delaware 50+ is a statewide program offered through the Delaware Health & Social Services, Division of State Service Centers, State Office of Volunteerism. The mission of Volunteer Delaware 50+ is to engage persons 50 and older in volunteer service, to meet critical community needs, and provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers. For more information about Volunteer Delaware 50+ in your area, click on your county below or to register now, scroll to the bottom and download our Volunteer Delaware 50+ Registration packet. 


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Volunteer Delaware 50+

Volunteer Receptionist Winter 2021

Volunteer Receptionist Winter 2021 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. Note, all volunteers must pass Covid-19 screening questionnaire and wear mask onsite during volunteer time. Out of the abundance of caution, volunteers are strongly encouraged to test for COVID-19 routinely.

Wilmington, DE

3/2/21 9:00 AM + more

Mobile Food Pantry Volunteers Needed Kent County

Volunteers should expect: •Tasks will vary depending on the needs of the Food Bank. •Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer independently. •Younger volunteers (ages 7-15) accepted when volunteering with a parent/guardian but must have their own account and be registered/signed up separately for each event. •Volunteers will be on their feet for the majority of the time •Some volunteers may be asked to lift and/or move boxes of food weighing up to 50 lbs. Sign Up https://fbd.volunteerhub.com/event/04038b2d-fb39-42aa-83dc-5a9945b65598

Dover, DE

3/3/21 9:00 AM

Crew Training on the Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware

Learn to sail and maintain KALMAR NYCKEL, The Tall Ship of Delaware! Register by February 14 for Winter Crew Training. Complete this immersive class and join our crew. Training runs March 6 - May 8, for ten (10) Saturdays from 9am-12pm with virtual Zoom classes plus outdoor hands-on small group sessions next spring (in cohorts) with mentors. Age 18+ (and Youth age 14-17 with parent/guardian). COVID-19 safety practices (masks, distancing, temperature checks, etc.) apply at all stages. Culminates with practice sails on our ship. Questions? email CaptainSharon@KalmarNyckel.org Register online by Sunday, Feb. 14 at: https://kalmarnyckel.org/dy.asp?p=65

Wilmington, DE

3/6/21 9:00 AM + more

Nanticoke Creekwatchers Fourteenth Annual Training and Season Kickoff

We are now recruiting for 2021 Nanticoke Creekwatchers! We currently need new Creekwatchers to adopt designated sites in the Bridgeville, Seaford, and Woodland areas in DE and for MD-based volunteers to adopt sites in Quantico and elsewhere. Creekwatchers will visit their adopted sites every other Sunday or Monday (their choice) from March 28/29 to November 7/8. We ask that Creekwatchers be available for 14 out of 17 sampling periods during the season. Creekwatchers make observations about their sites, take measurements directly in the water, and also collect water samples for lab analysis. Data are reported to the Chesapeake Data Explorer, which in turn is accessible to state and federal agencies, residents and visitors, and partners who need high-quality water quality data. The States of DE and MD use Creekwatchers data for Clean Water Act Reports. Lastly, NWA uses data to create an annual Nanticoke River Report Card. Our annual training will be held on Saturday, March 20 at the Trap Pond Baldcypress Nature Center from 10AM-4PM. (Training specifics will be determined by COVID and may necessitate a hybrid online and in-person training schedule.) Veteran Creekwatchers who have volunteered for at least three full seasons will be able to attend a brief refresher and kit pick-up event the week of training. Full details will be determined in March. Minors aged 13 or younger may participate with a parent or guardian. Interested? Register for training. and we'll contact you with more info about the program and available sites. If you have questions about the program, please contact BethWasden@NanticokeRiver.org.

Laurel, DE

3/20/21 10:00 AM

On going Volunteers Needed

People's Place need's you! Are you looking for volunteer options that may best suit you? Look no further. Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm Duties: Help unload donations, answer phones, make copies filing and other opportunities. Requirements: able to lift 25 pounds, background check, phone and copier knowledge. Contact: 302-422-8033

Milford, DE

4/1/21 9:00 AM + 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

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

Delaware Hospice Volunteers

Patient Care Volunteers Patient check-in calls Care calls – provide a listening ear for patients Visit with patient (read to patient, share stories, play cards or board games) Provide transportation to doctor’s appointments, store, or pharmacy. Walk with patient Run an errand Pray with patient or read Bible or sacred text Provide vigil support as patient nears death Give haircuts for patients Assemble and deliver care gifts to patients Vet-to-Vet Volunteers who are military veterans visiting patients who are veterans to talk about patient’s military experiences Office Volunteers Clerical support General office duties Run errands Community Ed Volunteers Help at health fairs Help with presentations in community Development Volunteers Help prepare for fundraising events Help during fundraising events Be a part of a variety of event committees Bereavement Volunteers Help with mailings to bereaved clients Assist with Fall & Spring Memorial Services Check-in calls to bereaved clients General office duties Medical Records Volunteers Filling Assemble packets Mailings New Hope Volunteers Camp New Hope Clerical support and mailings Transitions Volunteers Run errands for clients Provide transportation Visit clients Volunteer Chaplains at DH Inpatient Unit Provide spiritual support for patients and families Pray and read with patients RN Volunteers Weekly Check-in calls to all patients Delaware Hospice Center Medication disposal visits Delaware Hospice Center Volunteers Reception desk volunteer Bake cookies Sew, crochet or knit lap quilts Clerical support Patient and family support Vigil support Medication pick-up & delivery to patient’s home Staff Education Volunteer General office support Memory Bear Volunteers Seamstress to create Memory Bears Organize and tracking Memory Bear orders Creates “Bear Kits” for seamstresses

Newark, DE

Through 4/5/21

Helping at a thrift store

We need volunteers in these areas: Clothing, Receiving Donations, Shoes, Art, Linens, Crafts and Fabric, Truck deliveries and Pick Ups, Cleaning, Purses, Toys, Christmas, Organizing, Cashier, Testing Appliances, Glassware and Dishes, Merchandise Display and Pricing, Sporting Goods, Hardware. We’ll find a job for you that you will enjoy and you can volunteer as few or as many hours or days as you like!

Lewes, DE

Through 8/22/30

CareWear Project | Volunteer Delaware 50+ Community Partner

Description: The CareWear Project consists of many dedicated members who knit and crochet year-round beautifully crafted cold weather clothing and blankets for our county’s most neediest people. Whether it is a veteran who have valiantly served our country, newborns whose mothers are children themselves with few resources, the elderly afflicted with Alzheimer’s, the homeless, those suffering from the complications of aids, or others needing help, the members of CareWear have risen year after year to the challenge of making lives a little better and brighter. CareWear members meet monthly to turn in their completed items and pick up yarn. Completed items may include adult/children/toddler/baby – hats/scarves/mittens/gloves/booties/sweaters – lap robes/blankets/afghans (M-XL) & chemo caps. Items are then sorted and stored awaiting the yearly distribution which takes place on the last Friday of October and coincides with Make a Difference Day. Knitter / Crocheter – will volunteer to make knitted or crochet items for those in need according to program guidelines/requests CareWear Support – assist staff in the coordination of program meetings, organizing of inventory in preparation for annual distribution and/or entering hours into an electronic database. To become part of Volunteer Delaware 50+ in New Castle County please click the highlighted text below then download and complete a Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form, then either email, fax or mail the form to our NCC office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 302-255-9746. Email: Guadalupe.Murphy@delaware.gov Mail: Volunteer Delaware 50+ 1901 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720 FAX: 302-255-4462

New Castle, DE

Through 12/31/25

Nanticoke Creekwatcher

Become a Nanticoke Creekwatcher and help the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) and partner agencies track the health of one of the healthiest Chesapeake rivers and its creeks. As a citizen scientist, you'll learn how to use awesome water quality monitoring equipment and will follow an EPA-approved protocol that allows our data to be used for policy and management decisions. The NWA provides all equipment, along with extensive training and on-going support. No previous experience is necessary; Creekwatchers must have the physical ability to walk and to carry and use equipment and must be able to follow protocol. All sites are accessible by foot. (You don't need to own or to use a boat when Creekwatching.) Minors aged 13 and older are welcome to join the team, when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note--this program is based in western Sussex County and in Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore. The program currently monitors 35 sites through the Nanticoke region in both Delaware and in Maryland. Sites are long-term, pre-selected locations. Sites vary from bridge crossings to private docks to boat ramps. Creekwatchers make observations about their sites, collect water samples for lab analysis, and take a suite of measurements directly in the water. Beyond being used by agencies for Clean Water Act reports and to track the progress of pollution-reduction strategies, the NWA also uses Creekwatchers data to create an annual water quality report card. Training will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2021, and pre-registration is required. (Specifics will be determined in March according to COVID restrictions in place at that time.) For more info, please email Beth Wasden or call at 443.944.1175.

Seaford, DE

Through 11/8/21

Outreach Support Team - DuPont Environmental Education Center

DEEC Outreach Support Team Volunteer Position (302) 656-1490 Love all that the DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) has to offer? Through this Outreach Support Team volunteer position you can help share our awesome outdoor opportunities with the community! DEEC Marketing Outreach Volunteer Position - Tabling Pelts BirdGeneral Description The primary role of this position is to be an ambassador for the outdoors and Delaware Nature Society (DelNature). The position has two elements: Promoting DelNature activities to others by attending outreach events in and around Wilmington Distributing DelNature information to local businesses and communities Volunteers can opt to do one or both activities. The Outreach Support Team volunteer position promotes DelNature’s mission of improving our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation. The person in this position does this by building strong relationships with the communities we serve leading to growth in membership, volunteerism, advocacy, program participation and financial support. Responsibilities Host a DelNature table at local Wilmington community events sharing the opportunities DEEC and DelNature has to offer Display DEEC flyers and nature items (animals pelts, etc) at the events which are most often in the spring, summer, and fall On an agreed upon frequency, visit DEEC to pick up current flyers and brochures to distribute to identified local businesses and community sites Minimum Qualifications Comfort and willingness to interact and speak with the public in a wide range of community audiences Have transportation available to be able to distribute materials around Wilmington Natural science or environmental science knowledge a plus, but not required. Outreach Support Team Volunteer Position Availability Year Round 302-656-1490

Wilmington, DE

Through 12/31/23

Serve happiness in the donor Refreshment area Dover DE

Make a positive difference in your life and your community! Be the friendly person we need to serve snacks and drinks to our blood donors after they donate. You serve a very important role in watching the donors during snack time, making sure they are doing well and calling for assistance if needed. You interact with people, making them feel comfortable and good about their donation and time given to save lives! Volunteer your time with the Blood Bank of Delmarva and make a difference in your life, the lives of the donors, and the patients getting the lifesaving blood they need! Centers are located in Concord Rt. 202 near PA/DE border; Newark, DE; Dover, DE; and Salisbury, MD. All COVID precautions are being taken in all BBD centers and mobiles. Apply here: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Email: awilliamson@bbd.org or Call: 302-737-8405 ext. 819 Angela Williamson

Dover, DE

Through 6/1/21

Serve happiness in the donor Refreshment area Salisbury MD

Make a positive difference in your life and your community! Be the friendly person we need to serve snacks and drinks to our blood donors after they donate. You serve a very important role in watching the donors during snack time, making sure they are doing well and calling for assistance if needed. You interact with people, making them feel comfortable and good about their donation and time given to save lives! Volunteer your time with the Blood Bank of Delmarva and make a difference in your life, the lives of the donors, and the patients getting the lifesaving blood they need! Centers are located in Concord Rt. 202 near PA/DE border; Newark, DE; Dover, DE; and Salisbury, MD. All COVID precautions are being taken in all BBD centers and mobiles. Apply here: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Email: awilliamson@bbd.org or Call: 302-737-8405 ext. 819 Angela Williamson

Salisbury, MD

Through 6/1/21

Serve happiness in the donor Refreshment area Concord PA

Make a positive difference in your life and your community! Be the friendly person we need to serve snacks and drinks to our blood donors after they donate. You serve a very important role in watching the donors during snack time, making sure they are doing well and calling for assistance if needed. You interact with people, making them feel comfortable and good about their donation and time given to save lives! Volunteer your time with the Blood Bank of Delmarva and make a difference in your life, the lives of the donors, and the patients getting the lifesaving blood they need! Centers are located in Concord Rt. 202 near PA/DE border; Newark, DE; Dover, DE; and Salisbury, MD. All COVID precautions are being taken in all BBD centers and mobiles. Your critical assistancce lets us continue with our life-saving work here. Apply here: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Email: awilliamson@bbd.org or Call: 302-737-8405 ext. 819 Angela Williamson

Chadds Ford, PA

Through 6/1/21

Greeter for Blood Bank of Delmarva Dover Center

Make a difference and help our donors feel empowered and vital as they enter the Center. Direct donors to the registration desk. You may be helping donors get a drink/snack prior to donation, and will be taking temperatures, and/or sanitizing the tablets and laminated FDA reading materials. Interact with people, and help Blood Bank of Delmarva give excellent service. Centers are located in Concord Rt. 202 near PA/DE border; Newark, DE; Dover, DE; and Salisbury, MD. All COVID precautions are being taken in all BBD centers and mobiles - you will be helping to protect our donors from this vicious pathogen. We truly could not save lives without your critical assistance. Apply here: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Email: awilliamson@bbd.org or Call: 302-737-8405 ext. 819 Angela Williamson

Dover, DE

Through 6/1/21

Greeter at Blood Bank of Delmarva Newark DE Center

Make a difference and help our donors feel great as they enter the Center. Direct donors to the registration desk. You may be helping donors relieve themselves with a drink/snack prior to donation, taking temperatures, and/or sanitizing the tablets and laminated FDA reading materials. Interact with people, and help Blood Bank of Delmarva give excellent service. Centers are located in Concord Rt. 202 near PA/DE border; Newark, DE; Dover, DE; and Salisbury, MD. All COVID precautions are being taken in all BBD centers and mobiles, and your work as a volunteer will help keep oour donors safe from the pandemic. We truly could not carry out this life-saving work without your assistance. Apply here: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Email: awilliamson@bbd.org or Call: 302-737-8405 ext. 819 Angela Williamson

Newark, DE

Through 6/1/21

Visitor Center Greeter - DuPont Environmental Education Center-Delaware Nature S

Love nature and meeting new people? Each week, DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) sees hundreds of people of all ages visiting the Wilmington Riverfront. We need your help sharing the wonders of the outdoors and making them feel welcome though this Visitor Center Greeter volunteer position! General Description The primary role of this position is to ensure a positive experience for visitors to the center and present Delaware Nature Society (DelNature) in a positive way to the community. The position performs visitor experience tasks including: greeting visitors interpreting environmental and cultural history answering phones assisting with visitor programs The DEEC Visitor Center Greeter volunteer position promotes DelNature’s mission of improving our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation. The person in this position does this by building strong relationships with the communities we serve leading to increased membership, volunteerism, advocacy, program participation and financial support. Training provided. Responsibilities Face-to-face Activities Greet visitors and answers inquiries Provide guidance on recreation opportunities and points of interest on site and in the area Interpret environmental and cultural history for adults, children, and families Assist with drop-in visitor activities During lulls in visitation, assist site staff with preparation of programs and projects Actively introduce visitors to membership and program opportunities Time Allocated: 80% Telephone Activities Answer telephone calls and direct inquiries to appropriate staff members Answer queries associated with public programs, memberships, public group programs, summer camps as well as any other calls Take registrations for programs and sell merchandise Time Allocated: 20% Minimum Qualifications Comfort and willingness to interact and speak with the public spanning wide range of community audiences Basic computer skills Natural science or environmental science knowledge a plus, but not required. Greeter Volunteer Position Availability Shifts available Tuesday-Sunday, year round. We request 4 or more hours per week.

Wilmington, DE

Through 11/15/21

Serve happiness in the donor Refreshment area Salisbury, DE

Make a positive difference in your life and your community! Be the friendly person we need to serve snacks and drinks to our blood donors after they donate. You serve a very important role in watching the donors during snack time, making sure they are doing well and calling for assistance if needed. You interact with people, making them feel comfortable and good about their donation and time given to save lives! Volunteer your time with the Blood Bank of Delmarva and make a difference in your life, the lives of the donors, and the patients getting the lifesaving blood they need! Centers are located in Concord Rt. 202 near PA/DE border; Newark, DE; Dover, DE; and Salisbury, MD. All COVID precautions are being taken in all BBD centers and mobiles. Apply here: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Email: awilliamson@bbd.org or Call: 302-737-8405 ext. 819 Angela Williamson

Salisbury, MD

Through 9/1/21

Serve happiness in the donor Refreshment area Dover DE

Make a positive difference in your life and your community! Be the friendly person we need to serve snacks and drinks to our blood donors after they donate. You serve a very important role in watching the donors during snack time, making sure they are doing well and calling for assistance if needed. You interact with people, making them feel comfortable and good about their donation and time given to save lives! Volunteer your time with the Blood Bank of Delmarva and make a difference in your life, the lives of the donors, and the patients getting the lifesaving blood they need! Centers are located in Concord Rt. 202 near PA/DE border; Newark, DE; Dover, DE; and Salisbury, MD. All COVID precautions are being taken in all BBD centers and mobiles. Apply here: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Email: awilliamson@bbd.org or Call: 302-737-8405 ext. 819 Angela Williamson

Dover, DE

Through 8/31/21

Greeter at Blood Bank of Delaware Salisbury Center

Make a difference and help our donors feel great as they enter the Center. Direct donors to the registration desk. You may be helping donors get a drink/snack prior to donation, taking temperatures, and/or sanitizing the tablets and laminated FDA reading materials. Interact with people, and help Blood Bank of Delmarva give excellent service. Centers are located in Concord Twp Rt. 202 near PA/DE border; Newark, DE; Dover, DE; and Salisbury, MD. All COVID precautions are being taken in all BBD centers and mobile - you will be responsible for helping protect our donors against this fearsome pathogen. Your assistance truly could not be more critical. Apply here: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Email: awilliamson@bbd.org or Call: 302-737-8405 ext. 819 Angela Williamson

Salisbury, MD

Through 8/31/21

Board Members

Board Members are needed for a 2 year term (2021-2022). Have you ever served on a Board? We could use your expereince as we plan for the next stage of our non-profit!

Wilmington, DE

Through 3/15/21

Grant writing and fund raising

Grant writing & Fundraising - Ever write a grant or have ideas about friend and fund raising, we could use your help. Doing what you can from the comfort of your home. The opportunity for grant money presents itself to us perhaps three tines a year but with a very small Board we aren't always able to respond in a timely fashion. Could you help us?

Wilmington, DE

Through 6/30/21

Public relations and social media guru needed

Do you know something about Instagram and Facebook, like to write for local news. Help us get the word out about Riverview. We could use your creative energies to let folks know what Riverview has to offer the community and the challenges for a non profit cemetery abndthe value to the community of maintaining a beautiful green space.

Wilmington, DE

Through 6/30/21

Liaison to Plummer Center

Liaison needed to work with the Warden of the Plummer Community Correction Center to coordinate and support the mowing efforts at the cemetery. This is an important opportunity to develop a program to help soon to be returning citizens.

Wilmington, DE

Through 6/30/21

Liaison for Arboretum Development

We are going to try to become an Arboretum and as such we need a coordinator to work with forestry experts. What a fantastic addition to the North Market Street area and the City of Wilmington!

Wilmington, DE

Through 6/30/21

Animal Photographers Needed Georgetown Campus

Help us capture all of our shelter pet’s unique quirks through photography! Your photographs will be used to update our website and social media accounts. Photographers are expected to bring their own supplies. Volunteer Requirements Four hours each month One community event every two months Junior Volunteers (require chaperon): 8-12 years old Volunteer: 13+ To Apply https://bvspca.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-georgetown/

Georgetown, DE

Through 2/4/25

Dog Biscuit Baker Georgetown Campus

Want a group activity that helps the shelter dogs? Consider baking homemade dog treats for our canine residents. The BVSPCA has several approved recipes that are easy to make. Drop off the homemade treats during shelter hours. Drop Biscuits off to shelter during business hours. https://bvspca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Dog-cookie-recipies-v2.pdf

Georgetown, DE

Through 2/4/25

Homemade Cat Toy Makers Georgetown Campus

Would you like to help our feline friends stay entertained? Create fun and easy cat toys to provide entertainment and enrichment for the cats and kittens while they are in our care. For instructions to make toys click the link below https://bvspca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Homemade-Toys-for-Cats.pdf

Georgetown, DE

Through 2/4/25

Homemade Cat Toy Makers New Castle Campus

Would you like to help our feline friends stay entertained? Create fun and easy cat toys to provide entertainment and enrichment for the cats and kittens while they are in our care. Drop completed toys to Brandywine Valley SPCA during bussiness hours. For instructionsto make toys: https://bvspca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Homemade-Toys-for-Cats.pdf

New Castle, DE

Through 2/4/25

Thrift Store Volunteers Needed

In -Store volunteers needed to help with Processing & hanging clothing Processing & pricing wares Cleaning & pricing furniture Processing & pricing electronics For more information go to https://godswaydelaware.org/help-us-volunteer/ or call 302-422-3033

Milford, DE

Through 2/5/25

Food Bank of Delaware Volunteers

A Day in the Life of a Food Bank of Delaware Volunteer Every day in the volunteer room is a little bit different than the day before. Volunteers could be asked to do a number of different activities. These activities are determined by the Volunteer Coordinator/Manager as well as the current and future needs of the Food Bank of Delaware. On a normal day in the volunteer room we could be making senior meal boxes, USDA boxes, helping out in the healthy pantry center, creating backpacks for our Backpack Program, sorting or boxing frozen foods (we will always tell you if we’re sorting freezer product so that you can come dressed and ready to be in the fridge!), creating donated meal boxes, or sorting through donations! https://www.fbd.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/

Newark, DE

Through 2/5/25

DELIVER MEALS TO SENIORS IN GEORGETOWN AREA

Please consider joining in this very important community effort. Meals are picked up at Georgetown Activity Center located in the Thurman Adams Service Center, 546 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware 19947. Delivery of meals by the volunteer takes approximately 1-½ hours from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Training and a tour of the meal route provided by qualified staff. If you have a few hours to spare and are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Elizabeth Walls, CHEER Volunteer Program Director, at 302-515-3040 or email, http://ewalls@cheerde.com

Georgetown, DE

Through 2/10/22

Greeter at Dagsboro Center (SPRING 2021)

Help out at our soon-to-open center in Dagsboro, Delaware, coming March / Aprlil 2021! Hours are not yet set but you can begin to train now and can volunteer on mobile drives to get experience. Volunteering as a greeter at the Blood Bank involves sanitizing surfaces and donor materials, taking temperatures, and assisting reception. You'll be helping us turn the generosity of our donors into lifesaving infusions.

Dagsboro, DE

Through 12/31/21

Disaster Responder

Purpose: To participate in all DAT program support and capacity building activities necessary to ensure effective service delivery during a DAT response. Location(s): Montgomery County Responsibilities: Disaster Action Teams provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. This position is responsible for the tasks involved in the Disaster Action Team program including: Supporting the annual goals, Regional Disaster Officer (RDO) objectives, and regional/chapter plan for DAT services through participation in meetings, projects, and local response activities. Completes all required training and maintains current training standard as DAT program requirements change. Attends regular team meetings and training as required by the region/territory. Completes assigned projects and local response activities according to the needs of the DAT program. (Preparing vehicles, response materials, administrative support of the DAT program and other tasks assigned by the DAT Leader.) Time Commitment: Hours are flexible. Volunteers may commit to fixed duty days or may be "on call." Typical disaster responses require 4-6 hours. Volunteers would need to be available at least 3-4 days per month. Due to COVID, this position can be performed in person or virtually. Qualifications: Recommended qualifications: Ability to: Follow and execute requests received from supervisor with little or no supervision. Adapt to change, negotiate compromise and tolerate ambiguity. Build effective relationships with others who can help with work-related goals. Team member may work towards the DAT Service Associate response position. Development Opp: With additional training there are opportunities for individual and leadership development to serve as: -DAT Service Associate on a DAT response. -DAT Team Leader in support of the DAT preparedness. -DAT Supervisor on a DAT response. Additional training is available across all service lines to orient volunteer to additional activities and opportunities within the Red Cross. Training: Required: Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview Disaster Action Team Fundamentals National Capital and Greater Chesapeake Region The American Red Cross aspires to be an organization fully committed to diversity and inclusion by creating and maintaining a diverse, high-performing workforce of employees and volunteers who reflect all communities we serve; by cultivating a collaborative, inclusive and respectful work environment that empowers all contributors; and by leveraging diverse partnerships - all of which helps to ensure culturally competent service delivery supported by effective community leadership and engagement.

Wilmington, DE

Through 7/29/22

Donate Convalescent Plasma

While COVID has no proven treatment, it is possible that plasma taken from those who have recovered (convalescent plasma), which has antibodies against the virus, could help. Lab confirmed positive test for COVID-19 (documentation of a positive test is required). All types of positive tests are accepted, including a positive antibody test. Your symptoms have been gone for 14 days You are willing to donate plasma (donate up to 8 times) All information provided will be kept confidential and will only be used to qualify you as a donor. IMPORTANT REMINDERS: Documentation of a positive test is required to donate. All types of positive tests are accepted, including a positive antibody test. Documentation must include your full name, testing facility or physician, and date of test. When presenting to donate, donors are asked to bring a face mask or face covering.

Through 7/4/21

Licensed Medical Staff

Delaware is looking for medical and nonmedical volunteers to join the state’s medical reserve corps, a group formed after 9/11 in many states to help deal with the aftermath of disasters. Nurses, doctors and other licensed medical personnel are needed to administer vaccines,

Through 2/4/22

Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

Download the enrollment form by clicking on the image below:


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What are the advantages to joining Volunteer Delaware 50+?

Is there a fee for joining Volunteer Delaware 50+?

No. Volunteer Delaware 50+ does not charge a fee or collect dues for its services.

Can I join Volunteer Delaware 50+ and continue serving where I am?

Yes. If you are currently volunteering at one of Volunteer Delaware’s community partners, you can become a member and stay right where you are. If you serve at a non-profit that is not currently a Volunteer Delaware 50+ partner, we welcome the opportunity to discuss becoming partners.

Will I be contacted to do other things?

Some of our members like to know about upcoming one-time or short-term projects. All Volunteer Delaware 50+ members receive a monthly volunteer opportunity mailing that they are free to respond to if they choose. Volunteers may ask to be removed from the mailing list if they are not interested in additional volunteer opportunities.

Why does Volunteer Delaware 50+ need to know my hours each month?

It is important we receive your volunteer hours. We record your hours each month and those with enough volunteer hours receive an invitation to an annual recognition event. When we do not receive hours for a member, he or she becomes “inactive.” Inactive volunteers are not covered by our supplemental insurance.


Enrich your life as you enrich the lives of others by volunteering with Volunteer Delaware 50+