INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

Over 500 volunteers assist Senior Concerns annually.  We LOVE our volunteers!  If you are interested in an ongoing volunteer opportunity, you must be 18 years of age or older, complete a volunteer application, and at your own cost, apply  for a background check and take a TB test. These requirement exist because Senior Concerns is a licensed facility and must abide by licensing requirements.

ONE-TIME VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

One-time volunteer opportunities may be available for all ages. They do not require an application, background check or TB test.  Senior Concerns has special events where we need volunteers such as Love Run and Ultimate Dining.  Please contact Andrea Gallagher at agallagher@seniorconcerns.org if you are interested in volunteering for an event.

ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store

Location 80 E. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks

Unique treasures, gently-used clothing and vintage trinkets grace the shelves of Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store. Jewelry, small furniture, crystal, china, clothing, antiques and one-of-a-kind finds make the Bargain Boutique a favorite, feel-good place to shop.  Open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday-Saturday. The Bargain Boutique accepts donations from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday-Saturday.

  • Volunteer morning shift is from 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Volunteer afternoon shift is from 1 PM to 4 PM
  • Regular volunteers would work the same shift each week.
  • Volunteer duties:
    • Cashiering
    • Merchandising
    • Sorting through donations and pricing them
    • Research on specialty items  

Contact Irene Tardif Tuesday – Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM at 805-373-0504 or bargainboutique@seniorconcerns.org

Meals on Wheels

Location 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village, CA

The Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels program ensures homebound seniors get to eat nutritious, freshly prepared meals by delivering meals to their doorstep. More than 85 community volunteers bring close to 37,000 nutritionally balanced hot lunches and light meals to seniors in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park 365 days a year. In addition to the delicious food, prepared in the kitchens of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in accordance with nutritional dietary guidelines, Meals On Wheels’ volunteers deliver holiday gifts and surprises, as well as daily smiles and friendly conversation to seniors.

  • Pick up meals for your route at East Los Robles Rehabilitation Hospital between 10:45 AM and 11:00 AM
  • Plan on two hours to deliver meals (this varies according to the route.)
  • Regular drivers drive the same route on the same day each week.
  • Substitute drivers are asked to drive any of the seven routes which need a substitute driver.  They can choose from the request emails which go out to them.
  • We ask that substitute drivers try to drive two to three times per month.
  • Duties include sharing smiles with seniors and careful delivery of the food prepared especially for them.

Contact Susan Grayson Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM at 805-496-2009 or mow@seniorconcerns.org

Adult Day Program

Location 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks

The Senior Concerns Adult Day program is a place where older adults with cognitive and/or physical impairments can come to enjoy activities and socialization with the care and supervision they need.  Our participants look forward to their time at the Adult Day Center, where they can participate in fun, enriching programs and activities that help fulfill social, spiritual and recreational needs while socializing with peers in a friendly, respectful and caring environment.

Volunteers help augment our programs and provide more individual attention to our participants. Volunteers may help with:

  • Engaging in conversations with participants
  • Assisting to lead or facilitate activities at your comfort level
  • Serving snacks and drinks as needed

Main hours of the program are between 9am and 3pm.  We request volunteer sign up for a 2-hour shift and commit to at least once a week.

Contact Martha Shapiro from 8 AM – 4 PM at 805-497-0189 or mshapiro@seniorconcerns.org

 

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