Older Adult Services: Hart Senior Center/ Triple R/50 Plus Wellness


Hart Senior Center

Workshop/Group Leader

Do you have a skill or interest you’d enjoy sharing with others? Many of the activities and classes offered at the Senior Center are coordinated by a Lead Volunteer. The Lead Volunteer is responsible for the class or activity at every meeting; teaching, organizing materials, mentoring, and leading the activity. Most Lead Volunteers have more than one person to serve as a back-up for emergency purposes. Examples include: Bridge, art, and dance lessons. We are open to many different types of new activities, so please let us know what you’d like to lead!

Desired qualifications- Background or experience in leading activities in area of expertise, or a personal interest in the activity with enough experience and knowledge to lead others. Patience, good communication skills, comfortable speaking in front of groups, enjoys working with others. Teaching experience is a plus.

Length of commitment- Flexible. Activity must take place Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm. Frequency is dependent on how many times the program is offered. Can be a single workshop or ongoing.

 

 

Hart’s Healthy Pantry

The Hart Senior Center utilizes volunteers to help operate a food distribution program in partnership with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. The distribution, Hart’s Healthy Pantry, takes  place every third Wednesday of each month and will provide low-income older adults ages 60+ with several bags of nutritious groceries. Volunteers will help set up the monthly distribution site, greet and check-in guests, record accurate intake records and provide any assistance needed as guests pick up their groceries. This is a great opportunity to help your community!

Desired qualifications- Positive, friendly attitude, willing to help with a variety of tasks. May require some bending and lifting.

Length of commitment- Volunteers will serve from approximately 10am-2pm the day of each distribution and we request that volunteers make a 6 month commitment (dependent on scheduling needs).

Triple R Adult Day Care

Assist staff with activities for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. Help lead activities, socialize, play games, and help with meals and snacks. Triple R is open from 7:30am-6pm, Monday through Friday.

Length of commitment- Open. Current TB test reading required. Contact Triple R Director Nina Moran to request a Triple R volunteer application. Call  (916) 808-8375 or email nmoran@cityofsacramento.org for more information.

ACC Meals on Wheels All Seasons Café- Guest Attendant

Seeking outgoing individuals who can assist with our daily lunch program and help promote a friendly, efficient environment. Duties may include: Assisting with greeting guests, orienting and helping new guests complete intake forms, socializing with seniors, assisting with individual needs, such as serving food and beverages, condiments, etc., and other tasks to create a welcoming, supportive atmosphere. Additional assistance needed includes helping at special events- leading social activities such as Bingo and other games. Volunteers work from approximately 10:45am-12:15pm, Monday through Friday (dependent on scheduling needs).

Desired qualifications- Positive, friendly attitude, willing to help with a variety of tasks. May require some bending and lifting.

Length of commitment- Flexible.

 

Gardening

Maintain our outdoor patio, including watering shrubs and flowers, pruning and pulling weeds, sweeping, etc.

Desired qualifications- Basic gardening knowledge, ability to work independently and with other volunteers, may require some bending and lifting.

Length of commitment- Flexible. 2X-3X a week in the summer, approximately1 hour each time. 1X a week in the winter, 1 hour each time.

 

Videographer or Video Editor

We are looking for a creative individual to film and create a virtual tour of the center for use on our website or edit existing footage. The video will showcase the center and the activities that take place here. We have a digital camera available, but professional equipment would be very welcome. Experience with photography/videography and web design desired.

Desired qualifications- Experience with photography/videography, web design and computer skills.

Length of commitment- Need to be available at different times of the day to shoot footage of the variety of activities we offer. Editing can be done on your own schedule.

 

Grant Writing

Do you have a talent for thinking of creative ideas to raise money? Do you enjoy researching fundraising opportunities? Maybe you have research or grant writing skills but haven’t used them since retiring. There are many grants out there, we just have to know where to find them!

Tasks to be completed:

  • Research grant opportunities
  • Draft proposals for grants as needed, or collaborate with staff
  • Contact national and local businesses to secure new partnerships or donations of money, hardware, software, supplies, etc.

Desired qualifications- Strong research and writing skills, previous grant writing experience a plus.

Length of commitment- Flexible. Can be done from home or at the center.

 

Blood Pressure Checker

Use the center’s blood pressure cuff to help seniors monitor their health status.

Desired qualifications- Medical background and/or experience with taking blood pressure preferred.

Length of commitment- Flexible. Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings between 8:30am-10am would be ideal.

 

Special Events Party Planner

Do you like planning parties? Volunteers are needed to help create fun, friendly and festive parties/events for our senior lunch program, the All Seasons Cafe.  This is a great activity for groups looking for a fun one-time volunteer opportunity! Tasks include: creating a detailed plan for event, reserving entertainment or planning an activity that seniors can participate in, requesting donations from local businesses for raffle prizes or gift cards, decorating the day of the event, and maintaining contact with staff volunteer coordinator.

Desired qualifications- Must be organized, reliable and able to multitask.

Length of commitment- Can be one time only or ongoing. Flexible.

 

American Sign Language Interpreter 

The Hart Senior Center is seeking an on-call American Sign Language interpreter to sign for hearing impaired seniors attending educational workshops held at our location. If you are fluent in ASL, we may need your to help improve participants’ access to quality seminars and programs! All events will be held Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm.

Desired qualifications- ASL fluency, patience and the ability to work well with others. Professional interpreter experience preferred.

Length of commitment- Flexible, on call. This role is dependent on requests from participants.

 

Musical Entertainers

Seeking a pianist or acoustic guitarist to visit our congregate lunch program and play music to enhance the environment and to promote an enjoyable experience for our guests. The lunch program runs from 11am-12pm, Monday-Friday.

Desired qualifications- A musical talent or skill to share, interest in providing background music, ability to entertain crowds of seniors. Friendly, punctual and reliable.

Length of commitment- Can be one time or ongoing, dependent on staff needs.

 

Display Case Designer

Seeking an individual or group to design eye-catching creations in our lobby display case each month. The contents could be a showcase of events or activities occurring at the center, a photo project, or seasonal/fun collections of your choice!

Desired qualifications- Creativity, interest in art or design.

Length of commitment- Flexible. Create a one-time display or update each month.