Opportunities to Serve

Can you give some time to help in our community?

JABAI was reading recently that this summer has seen more Americans than ever volunteering in their communities. I know that is true here at JABA as so many of you give of your time and talents to support programs for healthy aging. We are lucky indeed to be surrounded by people who care about their neighbors and want to serve in their community.

We have a short-term volunteer opportunity coming up that I hope you can help with. Volunteers make it possible for JABA to give free assistance to people who need help navigating Medicare. With the open enrollment for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan coming up, our demand for volunteers has increased. If you have a few hours a week you can give between November 15th and December 31st, please let me know or contact Phyllis Payne, 434-817-5248, e-mail ppayne@jabacares.org. There’s a one time two-hour training the end of September so call or e-mail now to reserve a spot.

For those of you who enjoy working with elementary-aged children, our FISH (Friends in Schools Helping) program is looking for tutors for the 2009-2010 school year. Your commitment would be one to two hours a week during school or at an after-school program and training is provided. Let me know if you’re interested in learning more about this wonderful program.

And lastly, the Alzheimer’s Association is looking for volunteers to help with their Memory Walk which is on Saturday, September 26th, at the Doubletree Hotel beginning at 8 am. Volunteers can help with registration, food distribution, traffic, greeting, set up, clean up, and superivsing the kiddie area. For information on volunteering or being a walker, please contact Lisa Ferrari at 434-973-6122 or lisa.ferrari@alz.org.
Martha Williams, Manager
JABA Volunteer Services

For information on volunteer opportunities at JABA go to www.jabacares.org/page/full/volunteer-opportunities/

JABA’s mission is to promote, establish and preserve sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages.