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ORGANIZATION: Richmond Aging and Engaging

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Brief Organizational Description:

Richmond Aging and Engaging supports the health, wellness, and quality of life of older adults living in low-income apartment buildings. We run intergenerational art, leisure, and recreation programming in low-income apartment buildings. Think of us as a mobile senior center - we go to them instead of them coming to us. We run programs once a week at each partner building and programs run for 1.5 - 3 hours (depending on the site). Our sites are all within the city of Richmond, and programs run on weekdays (Monday - Friday).

Richmond Aging and Engaging is currently 100% volunteer run.

Volunteer Position Description and Purpose:

Help us grow and serve more buildings! We are seeking a program leader to run the art, leisure, and recreation program at one (or more, depending on interest and availability) building site.

Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities:

The program leader will:

  • Plan and implement weekly activities program in the assigned building site
  • Includes set-up, running activities, and breaking down; transporting supplies to and from the program site
  • Supervise volunteers
  • Organize quarterly Participant Advisory Committee meetings to develop an activity calendar
  • Post and distribute activity calendar/program flyers in the building; invite and encourage building residents to participate in activities
  • Assist in maintaining an inventory of programming supplies, games, and crafts
  • Foster effective communication with building management, building residents, and volunteers to ensure a positive and inclusive experience for everyone involved
  • Meet regularly with ED and other program leaders to collaborate, problem solve, and ensure consistency in programming
  • Assist with program evaluation

Qualifications, Skills, & Requirements:

  • Prior experience planning and running group activities is required
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred
  • Experience in any of these fields would be helpful:
    • Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy, Teaching/Education, Senior living
  • Must have good planning and organization skills
  • Must be able to communicate with diverse populations effectively
  • Must be flexible, adaptable, and have a positive attitude
  • Basic computer skills are required
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Background check will be required

Time Commitment:

We are seeking someone who can be part of the organization’s leadership, meaning this would be an ongoing commitment. Expect ~5 hours/week for program planning/implementation at one site.

Weekday availability is required.

Other Information:

Training will include a minimum of 6-weeks shadowing/assisting the current program leader before independently leading programs. Additional trainings may be offered depending on need and interest, including:

  • Bingocize
  • Opening Minds through Art

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About Richmond Aging and Engaging

Location:

4716 Erin Crescent St, Richmond, VA 23231, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the health, wellness, and quality of life of low-income older adults by ensuring access to meaningful activities that foster a sense of purpose, build social connections, and empower older adults to live their best lives.

Description

Richmond Aging and Engaging provides creative, social, and fitness programming to older adults living in low-income housing in Richmond, Virginia. We run our programs in low-income apartment buildings (eliminates the transportation barrier!) and incorporate young adult volunteers to support intergenerational connection and relationship building.

Our programs include:

  • Intergenerational art
  • Leisure and Recreation Program
  • Rollator Repair Corps

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Seniors
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Seniors, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various SitesRichmond, VA 23231

(37.44044,-77.30947)
 

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5hours/week

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