Activity Leader: Share your talents, interests, and expertise with older adults who are looking for activities, intellectual stimulation and fun. Facilitate a weekly group discussion or lead monthly classes in art, computers, movies or other areas of interest for older adults.
Activity Planner: Plan cultural, social and educational programs for older adults to increase their interests and activities. Organize and arrange activities such as craft classes, music performances, film nights, chair exercise class, teas and cooking afternoons. Let creativity be your guide as you meet residents and plan fun and interesting activities.
Friendly Visitor: Provide companionship and cheer to an isolated older adult. Visits can be devoted to sitting and chatting, enjoying a cup of tea, playing cards, taking a walk or sharing stories. Friendly visitors also can help with paperwork, errands, grocery shopping or reading. Visit either weekly or every other week for 1 – 2 hours.
Shopping Friend: Be a grocery shopper or run errands for an older homebound adult who can no longer partake in these activities. Volunteers needed on a regular or occasional basis.
Sandy Naimon Breakfast Club Buddies: Brighten the lives of adults with severe and persistent mental illness at a weekly group brunch in an eastside restaurant. Led by JFS professional staff, volunteers join in on the conversation and add to topics like sports, movies and current events. Volunteers must be able to tolerate cigarette smoke.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Sarah DeNeve, Special Events and Volunteer Services Manager at Sdeneve@jfsmilw.org and 414-225-1366.