Why Volunteer with Seniors First

Time is the greatest gift you can give.  Seniors First volunteers know how good it feels to see the face of an elderly client brighten when they walk in the door.  Our volunteer visits are often the highlight of a client’s day, breaking up the countless hours they spend alone at home.  Volunteers are a vital part of the care we provide….and they are always needed.

The Benefits of Volunteering

  • You get to make a real difference – Often just spending time listening to and talking with our clients helps to enrich their lives.  They really look forward to your visits.
  • You meet new people – Volunteering is a great way to meet others with common interests.
  • It relieves stress – Studies show volunteering improves mood and reduces stress and anxiety.
  • You get to bond with another generation – When you volunteer you become a student and a teacher.  Sharing between generations enriches us all.
  • You strengthen your ties to the community – Nothing makes you feel more connected to your neighborhood and city than involving yourself in activities that benefit others.

You can join our effort to help vulnerable seniors age safely at home where they are happiest.  Together, we can each do a small part to improve the lives of so many. Please contact Lorraine Schumaker, at 407.373.7752 or lshumaker@seniorsfirstinc.org to learn more.

Delivery of Meals

Volunteers are the heart of Meals On Wheels. Caring and compassionate individuals deliver hot healthy meals to recipients’ homes Monday through Friday, rain or shine. For more information on how to get started click here.

Groups

Our Neighborhood Lunch program offers a great one-time opportunity for groups of 8-10  to spend some time and share a little love with our mobile seniors who come together for a meal, games and social activities.  We have 14 sites across Orange County.

Donation Drives:  Neighborhoods, businesses, church or civic groups can benefit seniors by holding personal care, housecleaning or food pantry drives.  To view our needs lists, click here.

Administrative/Office

During regular business hours, Monday through Friday, volunteers assist with clerical duties.

Special Events

Volunteering for event planning committees or day-of event duties is a great way to have fun and support our mission.  Our two signature events are the High Tea & Hats luncheon and Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k.

High Tea & Hats Opportunities:

Become a committee member, help plan and execute the event and volunteer to work the day of.  This event takes place in April and requires a 4 to 6 month commitment prior to and up to day of event.  Committee options include… For more info on event, contact Katherine Brown at 407-615-8979 or kbrown@seniorsfirstinc.org

Turkey Trot Opportunities:

Volunteers are needed Thanksgiving morning before, during and after the race.  Many volunteer with family or friends and have made it part of their Thanksgiving tradition.  Duties include registration, set up, tear down, kid’s race and logistics.  Volunteers are on site by 6:30am and everyone is headed home to their families by 10:00am.  For more info on event, contact Katherine Brown at 407-615-8979 or kbrown@seniorsfirstinc.org

Holiday Gift Drive

Our annual gift drive is a great way to share the holiday spirit with our seniors.  Donate on your own or as a group with your church, club or civic organization.  You can fulfill specific gift requests from our seniors or donate to our general gift drive which is themed each year.  Get more information on this year’s Holiday Gift Drive here.

 

"Words cannot express how much you have blessed my life. Your meals are delicious and the precious men and women who deliver them have filled my life with friendship and joy. I don't get out much anymore but because of your wonderful organization, the world comes to me every day!"
“Words cannot express how much you have blessed my life. Your meals are delicious, and the precious men and women who deliver them have filled my life with friendship and joy. I don’t get out much anymore, but because of your wonderful organization, the world comes to me every day!”

Seniors First, Inc., 5395 LB McLeod Road, Orlando, FL 32811 | Phone 407-292-0177 | Fax 407-292-2773 | info@seniorsfirstinc.org