Volunteering with Redmond Senior Programs
Volunteers have played a key role in the success of Redmond Senior Programs for over 30 years. Our volunteers provide an invaluable service, allowing program staff to offer a wider variety of activities and events that would not be possible without the help of dedicated senior volunteers.
Volunteering Strengthens Our Community
Yes, volunteering benefits the senior program staff and programs, but the greater benefit may be found for the individual volunteer. Volunteering provides purpose, personal fulfillment, engagement, mental and physical activity, and helps to reduce isolation by providing opportunities to work on a team, meet new people, and make friends.
What does Volunteering Look Like in 2022?
The closure of the Redmond Senior Center building in 2019 followed by over two years of limited activities due to the pandemic have created a time of reimaging our volunteer needs and opportunities. What has not waivered is our commitment to not only continuing, but growing our volunteer program as we journey towards the completion of the Redmond Senior & Community Center in late 2023.
We are reopening various senior programs in a thoughtful and paced manner to align with the lifting of pandemic protocols and a slow shift in social ease and adjustment. Therefore, our volunteer needs are somewhat limited at this time. Although we fully anticipate an increase in volunteer opportunities as the year proceeds.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Curbside Senior Lunch Help Mondays or Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Assist with distribution of bagged/boxed lunches to seniors via drive-through service in front of Redmond City Hall. Frequency: 1x per week)
Beverage Bar Host - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays . Morning Shift: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Afternoon Shift: 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Brew and serve coffee and tea to seniors in the Bytes Café in Redmond City Hall. Basic clean up (easy) and friendly conversation is all that’s needed.
Meals on Wheels Meals Packer – Every other Wednesday 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Assist with placing Meals on Wheels orders into bags for delivery. Occurs at Redmond City Hall. Works with one or two others. Approximately 30 minutes. Frequency: Twice a month.
Interested in volunteering or learning more about the application process? Contact the Senior Volunteer Coordinator here for questions or to apply.