Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities with WCCOA

Register to volunteer online here or by filling out one of the following forms and sending it to wccoa@wccoa.net

Adult Volunteer Response Form
BGSU Student Volunteer Information E-Form

For more information, contact Jacqueline Metz, Volunteer Coordinator, at 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935.

Volunteer Opportunities with WCCOA

Meal Delivery Drivers

Time commitment: About 1 hour, 1 day per week during the lunch hour. All sites.
Help homebound seniors in Wood County remain in their homes by delivering hot nutritious meals to their door. Home delivered meals volunteers take 10-15+ meals to individual local seniors each week. Meals are packed and ready to go in containers at the senior center. Training and local maps are provided for volunteers.

This opportunity is open to people of all ages. At least one volunteer on each route must have a valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance.

Food Preparation Volunteers

Time commitment: 1 – 2 hours per week. Bowling Green Prep Kitchen.
Volunteers assisting in the kitchen provide help preparing meals served daily at each of our sites, as well as delivered to clients in their homes. Tasks include food preparation and packaging.

Meal Volunteers

Time commitment: 1 – 2 hours per week, around noon at all sites & 5:30 PM Tues, Wed and Thurs at the Bowling Green location.
Meal volunteers help with a variety of tasks for meals served Monday through Friday at noon at each of our sites, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at our Bowling Green location. Volunteers may help set tables, make and pour beverages, serve the meal, and assist with clean up after the meal.

Volunteers who work at least one hour are provided a free meal!

Computer Instructors

Time commitment: 1+ hour per week, depending on desire & availability. All sites.
Make a difference in someone’s life – introduce an older adult to basic computer skills and/or the Internet! Computer-literate volunteers are needed to teach basic Internet and computer skills to seniors with varying levels of computer familiarity. Both group classes and “one-on-one” sessions are available.

Newsletter Collators

Time commitment: 2.5 – 3 hours per month. Bowling Green site.
The Wood County Committee on Aging produces the “Your County Connection” newsletter every month and distributes it to over 2,000 Wood County area residents and organizations. Volunteers who enjoy a social and productive atmosphere are needed to assist with assembling the newsletter each month. Tasks include collating, attaching mailing labels, stapling, and more. This fun group of volunteers meets on the second Friday of each month from 8:30 am until the process is completed at the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green.

Special Events

Time commitment: Varies/flexible. All sites.
Extra hands are needed for special events and programs throughout the year. The Center sponsors several big events including seasonal parties, Senior Day at the Wood County Fair, and many more. Volunteers are needed to help make these events happen. Bring your crafting ideas to help make decorations for events, too!

Clerical Support

Time commitment: 1+ hour per week. Bowling Green site.
Assist in various clerical, computer or reception desk duties as needed. Training will be provided.

Programs Department

Time commitment: Flexible.
Volunteer opportunities are numerous in the Programs Department. We seek volunteers who are willing to share their skills. We are always open to new ideas!

Friendly Visitor Program

Time commitment: 4+ hours/month.
The purpose of the friendly visitors program is to reduce isolation and loneliness in older adults. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, able to commit for 6 months, and willing to complete a background check.

They will communicate with the senior weekly, spend at least 4 hours per month in one-on-one time with the senior, provide emotional support, and act as an advocate.