Purpose and Duties: The mission of SOS is to be help seniors regain and maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle to improve their overall quality of life in and outside of their home.
Duties: -Manage food pantry in general operations. -Welcome the recipients -Pack boxes of groceries -Distribute the food -Sort groceries -Stock shelves, the refrigerator, and the freezer
Qualifications: No specific qualifications necessary.
Time Commitment: 2 times per week minimum.
Training: If you have weight lifting restrictions, you’ll never be asked to lift heavy objects. Volunteers work almost as a cross between team and family with everyone "pitching in." Within three to five weeks you’ll have a handle on the entire operation and be able to do any of the things needing to be done.
Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay provides solutions to community challenges by engaging volunteers aged 55+
Programs Offered Through Seniors in Service:
Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
The Foster Grandparent Program recruits senior volunteers (55+) to go into schools and after-school programs to mentor at-risk and special needs children and provide them with one-on-one, individualized attention
Senior Companion Program (SCP)
The Senior Companion Program recruits senior volunteers (55+) to go into the homes of homebound, elderly clients and provide them with companionship and assistance.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
The RSVP Program recruits senior volunteers(55+) to participate more fully in the life of the community through volunteer service. The program matches the considerable wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience of this vital and rapidly growing age group with the addressing of critical needs and unresolved issues in our community.
Operation Veteran Connect
Provides companionship to veterans, enabling them to live independently. Supports the VA in supporting providing Whole Health support to veterans.
Seniors in Service values diversity. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, ages, gender and/or those with disabilities are encouraged to engage with our organization.