Volunteers are the heartbeat of SOC. They touch the lives of so many – staff and clients, alike. In the last year alone, volunteers of all ages provided over 42,000 hours of service to area seniors by generously sharing their talents in a variety of ways. Volunteer with SOC and share your talents! Whatever your talents are, we can find a place for another helping hand. If you are interested in volunteering at Services for Older Citizens, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (313) 882-9600.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteers from all walks of life come together to give back to our community by delivering Meals on Wheels to our home bound seniors. These caring volunteers deliver not just a hot meal, but a much appreciated smile and friendly visit.It seems like such a simple task, but to our shut-in seniors, it is so much more. For many, it’s the human touch that affects them the most.
Being an escort driver is a great way to meet new people and give back to the community. Our seniors often need rides to the doctor when other transportation becomes difficult or unavailable. There are no regular hours and you can give as much or as little time as you have. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information at (313) 882-9600.
Office and Clerical Work
Are you looking for meaningful volunteer work in a friendly environment? SOC volunteers assist the staff in a variety of roles – data entry, answering phones, assembling documents, and assisting with our loan closet inventory among other things. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information at (313) 882-9600.
Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Counselor
SOC has partnered with the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) with support from the Detroit Area Agency on Aging to help our seniors understand their health care options. MMAP provides in-depth training in Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations. MMAP volunteers help our seniors understand their Medicare benefits, decide which medical and prescription drug plans are best for them, and make sure they’re receiving all the benefits to which they’re legally entitled. Interested? All you need are good computer skills, an interest in learning more about our health care system, and a desire to help others understand their health benefits. If this describes you, please contact Debbie Liang, one our MMAP counselors at (313) 882-9600 for more information.
Bring Holiday Cheer to a Senior in Need!
Services for Older Citizens is currently collecting supplies for Holiday Gift Baskets for delivery to seniors in the Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods area. Please click here to find out what types of items are needed to fill the baskets. Please bring donations to Services for Older Citizens (158 Ridge Road, Grosse Pointe Farms) by Tuesday, December 13th at 5:00 pm. Adults interested in assembling or delivering baskets on Thursday, December 15th at 2:00 pm, please contact Services for Older Citizens at (313) 882-9600.
Many more opportunities!
SOC hosts many regular programs and special events throughout the year. Most programs and events present numerous opportunities for volunteers with different skills and interests to give back to their community. Just fill out your name, email address, and phone number below and the volunteer coordinator will contact you.