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Volunteer Delaware 50+

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

4/15/21 9:00 AM + more

Food Pantry Volunteer

Food Pantry Volunteer ~ Tasks would include Unpacking & Storing Food Items from delivered orders, Packing boxes or bags in advance for families. Ability to work with clients showing compassion & respect Ability to maintain confidentiality Ability to lift 50lbs.

Wilmington, DE

4/15/21 1:00 PM + more

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

4/17/21 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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Rainbow Thumb Club Volunteers Needed!

Aside from working in your own yards and gardens, CAMP Rehoboth and the Rainbow Thumb Club are in need of 3 volunteers. All it requires is about an hour a week. Duties are simply watering the plants and occasional light weeding. It's a great opportunity to be outside and part of the team that keeps our courtyard so beautiful!! We are in particular need for one or more of the volunteers to work with/backup our current volunteers on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays. If you have more questions please email Gardens@camprehoboth.com. To sign up to volunteer, please click on the SignUp.com link below: https://signup.com/go/CoHUZzG

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Through 3/24/22

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

We Need Knitters in New Castle, Sussex and Kent County!

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Delaware is in need of volunteers with wonderful knitting or crocheting skills for our We Honor Veterans program. Volunteer knitters knit lap blankets for our hospice patients who are Veterans. The lap blankets are presented to our Veteran patients during a We Honor Veterans ceremony, which provides the opportunity to thank our Veteran patients for their service. Our Veteran patients love receiving these hand-made knit gifts. If you would like to become a Knitting Volunteer, please call Seasons Hospice at 302-533-3800 or email Rebekah Welch, Volunteer Coordinator, at rwelch@seasons.org. You will be creating a touching memento for our Veteran patients and their family members that they can cherish for a lifetime. Seasons Hospice will provide the yarn needed to make these lap blankets. Knitters can select the pattern of their choice.

Through 3/4/22

Become a Bereavement Volunteer!

Do you love the beauty of lighthouses? Admire how they can help a ship travel through a difficult storm? Our bereaved clients are weathering the storms of grief. Our bereaved clients NEED your light of compassion and your willingness to listen. Be someone’s light, Become a Bereavement Volunteer with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Delaware. As a Bereavement Volunteer you will call and check in on families, send out cards, and participate in annual Memorial Services. Your compassion will help remind families that caring support is still available. Bereavement Volunteers will receive full hospice volunteer training and specialized Bereavement Volunteer training. For more information please contact Rebekah Welch, Volunteer Coordinator, at 302-533-3800 or rwelch@seasons.org. For more information about Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Delaware please visit http://www.seasons.org.

Through 3/4/22

Share Your Love of Music: Become a Music Companion Volunteer

Do you play an instrument or sing? Are you willing to share the gift of music? Be a Music Companion Volunteer for hospice patients! Research has shown that music has a profound effect on our well-being. Hospice patients are no exception. At Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Delaware, we make a difference every day to patients and families coping with terminal illness. As a Music Companion Volunteer you will partner with our Music Therapist or other Supportive Care team members to provide music that brings enjoyment, positive well-being, and much life enrichment. The ideal Music Companion Volunteer should enjoy singing, playing an instrument, or sharing recorded music with others. Hospice volunteers experience a great deal of satisfaction from their service and with the patients they visit. We do hope that new volunteers will make a commitment and dedicate 3-4 hours per month to volunteering. Seasons Hospice matches our volunteers with patients who live in their town or surrounding community and we always work around personal or professional schedules. Many patients and families are forever changed by their hospice volunteer. Comprehensive hospice training and orientation is provided, free of charge, as well as ongoing support and hospice education opportunities. Please contact Rebekah Welch, Volunteer Coordinator, at 302-533-3800 or rwelch@seasons.org or visit http://www.seasons.org for more information.

Through 3/4/22

Provide Supportive Phone Calls to Hospice Patients as a Circle of Care Volunteer

Have you retired and wish to use your former skills to benefits others? Do you enjoy customer service and providing supportive phone calls? Do you have time and CARE to spare? If the answer is yes then you should become a Seasons Hospice Circle of Care Volunteer! As a Seasons Hospice Circle of Care Volunteer you will make friendly, supportive check-in phone calls with our patients who are being cared for by their loved ones at home. You’ll be calling to see if they have any needs such as medicine or supplies that must be addressed before each weekend by the hospice team. These calls can be made from home during the pandemic or from our office after the pandemic. Circle of Care Volunteers make their phone calls on Wednesdays between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Circle of Care Volunteers are provided orientation and training and are required to complete a background check, fingerprinting, and drug screening, which are paid for by Seasons Hospice. Show them that you care! Contact Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Delaware today to become a Hospice Volunteer and help with our Circle of Care calls! For More Information Call or Email Rebekah Welch, 302-533-3800 or rwelch@seasons.org. For More Information About Seasons Hospice You Can Visit Our Web Site at http://www.seasons.org.

Through 3/4/22

Seeking Friendly Visitor Volunteers in Kent, Sussex and New castle Counties

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Delaware is seeking Friendly Visitor Volunteers to share their time and provide friendly volunteer visits to terminally ill patients and their families. There is no medical or personal care involved - just caring from the heart! Volunteer visits are flexible, based on your availability and are always close to your home. We provide professional and comprehensive training that prepares our volunteers to visit patients in homes. YOU can make a difference by... • Providing companionship and conversation • Reading aloud to a patient or listening to music together • Looking at photos together and sharing memories • Working on a craft project together • Sitting with a patient so their caregiver can run errands or go to a doctor appointment • Journaling to help a patient record their history • Watching movies or television together • Playing cards or games • Taking a patient for a walk in a wheelchair • Providing a supportive presence For More Information Call or Email Rebekah Welch, 302-533-3800 or http://rwelch@seasons.org. For More Information About Seasons Hospice You Can Visit Our Web Site at http://www.seasons.org.

Through 3/4/22

Vigil Volunteers needed in Kent, New Castle and Sussex County

No Patient Should Die Alone Some of our patients are spending their final weeks, days and hours of their life alone, without family and friends. Although they become part of the Seasons Hospice family, these individuals would benefit from your companionship and supportive presence at the end of their life. Vigil Volunteers are trained to support patients in their final hours by holding their hand, providing reassurance, placing a cool washcloth on their forehead, creating a peaceful environment through music and aromatherapy, and offering support throughout their transition. You will receive full hospice volunteer training and specialized Vigil Volunteer training. Please contact Rebekah Welch at rwelch@seasons.org or 302-533-3800 for more information. For more information about Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Delaware please visit http://www.seasons.org.

Through 3/4/22

Legacy Project Volunteer - Creative Statewide Opportunity!

Are you a good listener, creative and crafty? Can you take someone's life story and turn it into something tangible that their family can hold, touch, hear and/or see? Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Delaware is in need of Legacy Project Volunteers to join our Legacy Project Team. Our Legacy Project Volunteers spend time getting to know our patients and their families and then come up with quick creative projects that are meaningful gifts that our patients can give to their families as a remembrance and a legacy for future generations. Projects can include writing or recording stories on paper, video tape recordings, compiling family cookbooks, writing letters and cards for different future milestones, creating clay molds, and other project ideas. All Legacy Project supplies are paid for by Seasons Hospice. For more information contact Rebekah Welch, Volunteer Coordinator, at 302-533-3800 or rwelch@seasons.org. For more information about Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Delaware please visit http://www.seasons.org.

Through 3/4/22

Office Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for an opportunity to get more experience working in an office? Have you retired and wish to use your former skills to benefits others? Do you enjoy customer service, computers, phones, and filing? If the answer is yes then you should Become an ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE VOLUNTEER for SEASONS HOSPICE! As a hospice office volunteer you will assist our staff in many significant and meaningful ways. Volunteering for Seasons will help you fulfill your desire to help others and build lasting relationships. Office Volunteers are very important in helping our patients, families, and staff not only by volunteering in our office, but you also become a powerful voice of advocacy about hospice care when talking to your friends and family. EVERY ACT OF KINDNESS OR SERVICE IN OUR OFFICE IS IMPORTANT AND OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE THE KEY! Please visit our website at: http://www.seasons.org Contact Rebekah Welch, Volunteer Services Coordinator by phone at 302-533-3800 or email at rwelch@seasons.org

Through 3/4/22

Veterans and Active Duty Service Members

Help Seasons Hospice Honor Veterans in Our Care. Are you a Veteran or active duty service member? Your presence is deeply needed for our "We Honor Veterans" Program. Be there for your fellow soldier who is now a hospice patient and honor them with a "Veteran to Veteran" pinning to thank them for their service to our country. We also need volunteers who can provide friendly visits to our Veteran patients. Having that special military bond will help the relationship blossom. We have a great need for your help with this program. Please show our Veteran hospice patients that you care. Volunteer training is provided. For more information about this volunteer opportunity please contact Rebekah Welch, Volunteer Coordinator, at 302-533-3800 or rwelch@seasons.org. To learn more about Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of Delaware please visit http://www.seasons.org.

Through 3/4/22

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+ 

 

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.