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Blood Drive Donor Ambassadors

Volunteer Blood Services Donor Ambassadors assist at local blood drives, greeting donors and helping to provide a welcome environment through excellent customer service. Volunteers help explain procedures and answer questions, ensuring that each blood donor is sincerely thanked for their donation. Volunteers help with set up of blood drive location, and may assist with reminder/cancellation calls, rescheduling donor appointments, and more. Volunteers commit to helping with at least one drive for 6 hours per month.

SHINE Medicare Counseling

SHINE = Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone

Help to support older adults in your community as they enroll in Medicare for the first time, review plan options, or troubleshoot problems. Our local SHINE program has ongoing opportunities for volunteers to train to be a certified SHINE counselor. As a SHINE counselor, you give back to your community, sharpen and build skills, and stay engaged and connected in your community. As one volunteer states “What I am doing now is a good reason for me to get up in the morning. It makes me feel good about myself. It lets me know that I am helping people make their lives better.” SHINE screens, trains and certifies all volunteers so you don’t need a background in health insurance to get involved. All you need is integrity, a willingness to learn, a desire to help others, and the time to give.

Typically, volunteers help once/week at one site and receive ongoing training and attend regularly scheduled meetings.

Healthy Living Volunteer Coach, SeniorCare

Evidence-Based Programs are healthy aging programs providing interventions that educate participants about their health conditions and how to manage them, including strategies to adopt healthy behaviors to enhance overall quality of life. These programs empower older adults to manage their health and help reduce health care utilization and costs.

Healthy Living Volunteer coaches attend training and certification, so that they are able assist with providing these valuable workshops for older adults throughout the community.

After training and certifications, volunteers co-lead and assist with the following workshops:

A Matter of Balance educates and supports aging adults around falling, and the fear of falling, with emphasis on group discussion and practical strategies to reduce fall factors. Topics such as viewing falls as controllable, setting realistic goals for increasing activity and modifying our environments set the stage for creating a personal plan to address mitigating fall risk. The workshop runs for 8 weeks, 2 hours weekly. Exercises to increase strength and balance are introduced week 3 and continue through week 8. The workshops are presented by trained leaders.