Volunteer Opportunities

TRANSPORTATION VOLUNTEERS
Out-Of-Town Transportation Drivers
Out of Town Transportation drivers take clients to and from healthcare appointments outside of Erie County. Serving Our Seniors provides the vehicle. Drivers must pass an Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles check, a criminal background check, and a geriatric driving assessment. Drivers are asked to volunteer one day a month. Rides are scheduled in advance. The driver will be called to confirm his/her availability for volunteering, no later than the Friday of the week before the appointment.

Guilt-free guarantee: Volunteers can say “no thanks” to driving on any day that is not convenient, or to any location (such as a big city) they prefer not to travel. We understand and will call you another time!

Meals On Wheels Drivers
Volunteers deliver hot meals to homebound residents aged 60+ in Erie County, five days a week. Please call the Erie County Senior Center for more information at 419-626-2560.

Volunteer Drivers for Vehicle Maintenance
Volunteers drive Serving Our Seniors’ vehicles for routine maintenance in Sandusky and also take the vehicles to the car wash twice per month.

Transportation Coordinator
The Transportation Coordinator schedules drivers to take clients to healthcare appointments outside of Erie County. Flexible schedule, 10-20 hours per week. Computer skills, communication and telephone skills required.

SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS
Serving Our Seniors Special Events Committees have one thing in common: they like to have fun!

The 2020 Spring Variety Show, “The Sonny and Cher Show” will be held on April 25 at Sandusky High School. The show features musical performers and skits, with raffles and an Ice Cream Social afterwards. Volunteers are needed to collect tickets, sell raffles and work at the Ice Cream Social.

For more than 20 years, volunteers have planned the entertainment for the Senior Fest at the Erie County Fair in August. Volunteers meet January
– June to plan for Senior Fest. Free admission to Senior Fest for all Erie County seniors, aged 60+.

MEDICARE VOLUNTEERS
OSHIIP Medicare Counselors
The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program [OSHIIP] provides free health insurance information and services available with Medicare. OSHIIP Medicare Counselors are trained and certified to help clients understand how Medicare insurance works and what various options will cost. Volunteers work a flexible schedule, no less than 2 hours per week. Counseling appointments and other OSHIIP programs are held in the Serving Our Seniors office.

Please call 419-624-1856 for more information about volunteering for Serving Our Seniors.