Serving Seniors: 1st Quarter 2021 Volunteer Opportunities

Serving Seniors January 2021

National Contracting Center encourages its  agents to support the older population in their communities. Each quarter we will feature a nonprofit volunteer opportunity in a different city. Share the volunteer work you are doing by sending us a pic of you and your agents in action. Please include a description with your name/agency name, city & state where you volunteered, and the name of the nonprofit organization so we may share on our social media pages. Send pics to maeve.smith@nccagent.com.

Note: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, caution should be taken when choosing a volunteer opportunity:

  • Be aware of the organization’s COVID 19 policies.
  • Wear a mask when volunteering.
  • Consider a virtual volunteer opportunity.
  • Know what is expected of you.
  • Don’t volunteer outside of your home if you or someone you live with is sick.

Featured Volunteer Opportunity: Soldiers' Angels

Location: Virtual – Nationwide

Soldiers’ Angels has thousands of virtual volunteers – or “Team Angels” – from around the world who work to provide support for deployed service members, military families, wounded heroes, and veterans of all eras. These talented Angels provide a wide variety of unique items and services for our troops and veterans, ranging from care packages, cards, and letters to hand-crafted items for hospitalized veterans or new military babies.

Since all of the Team Angel opportunities are completely virtual, volunteers have the flexibility to volunteer from wherever they are living and can complete their activities whenever they would like! Team Angels track their volunteer hours and activities through the Soldiers’ Angels database.

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities Available with Soldiers’ Angels:

Adopt-A-Family Team – Provide holiday support to military and veteran families with gifts for the children and a grocery gift card for a holiday meal

Angel Bakers Team – Send a one-time care package, monthly, of homemade goodies to deployed military heroes.

Baby Brigade – Provide virtual baby showers for expectant spouses of deployed service members and expectant active-duty female service members.

Cards Plus Team – Support deployed service members, veterans, and their families with encouraging or celebratory cards and notes.

Chaplain Support Team – Provides direct support to military chaplains.

Deployed Adoptions Team – Send “adopted” service member at least one letter per week and one care package per month until the service member returns home.

Ladies of Liberty Team – A team of all-female volunteers dedicated to supporting the specific needs of deployed female service members.

Letter Writing Team – Write one-time letters to service members awaiting adoption through the Deployed Adoptions Team and those who might need additional support.

Living Legends Team – Comfort the loved ones left behind when a warrior falls in the performance of their military duties.

Sewing and Crafting Team – Provides lovingly created handmade pieces of comfort and support to veterans, deployed service members and their families.

Special Operations Forces Team – Veteran Angels who support only Special Forces and Special Operations service members.

Women of Valor Team – Support female caregivers of post-9/11 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities:

Community Tech Network: Digital Coaching for Seniors

Location: Virtual opportunity in San Francisco Bay Area & Austin, TX

CTN’s Home Connect program is aimed to support older adults eager to get connected online  with loved ones, friends, and service providers. Become a Digital Coach and provide remote computer/online training to seniors.

American Red Cross: Become a Virtual Advocate

Location: Virtual – Nationwide

Share Red Cross content and help spread the word. Learn more here.

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