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Volunteer Opportunities

Board Members – 3-4 hours every month
•    Board of Directors members are vetted by the current board chair and the Executive Director.
•    Board members meet every other month and provide sound guidance and financial oversight.
•    During the off months, board members participate in one committee.
•    Contact sarah@fswb.org to learn about all board member responsibilities and current vacancies.


Committee Members – 2-3 hours every month
•    Committee members on the Finance, Program and Services and Engagement/Philanthropy committees are appointed by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
•    Contact sarah@fswb.org for complete committee descriptions and to learn about current vacancies.


For the following opportunities, contact info@fswb.org for more details or to get involved:

Community Outreach Ambassadors – 1-4 hours a week
•    Attends table at resource fairs, senior centers, and community events to promote the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing. May attend networking sessions on Zoom.
•    Serves as an Outreach Ambassador representing the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing by providing information and marketing materials.


Technical Volunteer – 5-10 hours a week
•    Familiar with Microsoft 365 and experience setting up databases. 
•    Knowledgeable and able to navigate Microsoft Access
•    Assist in organizing the structure of a community resource databases
•    Assist in developing printed referrals from Access


Volunteer Extraordinaire – time varies
•    Jack of all small jobs. 
•    Provide small tasks to assist seniors (clients) such as pulling weeds, gardening, teaching light computer skills such as Zoom email or Microsoft word.  


Friendship Tree Volunteers – 1-3 hours a week
•    Trained volunteers call isolated seniors to provide an opportunity for socialization and wellness check each week.


Information Resource Center Phone Volunteers – 4 hours a week or every other week
•    Trained volunteers support onsite at 131 Richmar Ave. to answer incoming calls. NOTE: This volunteer opportunity is currently on hold until staff returns in person to the office.
•    Using the resource library, volunteers provide guidance, information and resources to clients on a variety of topics including housing, home repair, food needs, legal issues, medical support, mental health, transportation, caregiving and more.
•    Complete client intake forms for each call and return calls the following week to check on status.


BINGO Volunteers - each Wednesday for 3 hours

  • Help run the weekly cash BINGO game at the San Marcos Senior Activity Center.

  • Duties include calling numbers, selling cards and supplies, providing snacks, checking on seniors and handling cash.
     

Event Volunteers – time and duties vary
•    Support the staff and committee members for in-person events including educational and funding raising events, such as Festival of Trees.
•    Assist with event planning, securing sponsors and in-kind donors. Volunteers help create awareness about the event, increase ticket sales, and may work at check in or close out during the event. 
•    Able-bodied volunteers are needed to help with set up and clean up.