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Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors

Senior Services of Alexandria is teaming with Volunteer Alexandria to spread the word about volunteer opportunities for seniors in our community. Both SSA and Volunteer Alexandria are committed to inspiring and mobilizing people to volunteer and build a better community for all Alexandrians, including our seniors since they are a vibrant part of our city.

Resource Center Director Mary Lee Anderson said, “Collaborating with Marion Brunken, Volunteer Alexandria’s new executive director, has lengthened our reach to the many volunteers in our community who want to work with older people in a variety of capacities and for seniors to volunteer themselves.”

Volunteer Alexandria has found an easier way for seniors to be involved in the community. The senior “button” on Volunteer Alexandria’s website links users to a variety of volunteer opportunities for seniors including work in the arts, literacy, mentoring, coaching. This button also directs volunteers interested in working with many programs that help seniors, such as those provided at Senior Services of Alexandria.

To check out this new senior feature and see lists of volunteering opportunities visit http://volunteeralexandria.org.

As always, volunteers are vital to SSA’s programs and services. Some of these programs include Meals on Wheels which features a dedicated, committed group of volunteers who deliver meals seven days a week to homebound seniors and a newly launched Friendly Visitor program which matches socially isolated seniors to members of the community to help create some connections to relieve some of their loneliness. For more information on these two programs (and more), contact Senior Services of Alexandria at http://www.seniorservicesalex.org.

Save the date for the next SSA Speaker Series event that will focus on volunteer and employment opportunities for Alexandria’s seniors. The date is Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at Charles Beatley Central Library at 5005 Duke Street. This will be a great session with local experts providing a wealth of information and answering your questions about some of the many volunteer options highlighted in the new senior feature of the Volunteer Alexandria website.