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Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

If you are interested in volunteering at the center for any of the positions below or have an idea please call 732-329-4000 x7677 and ask for Jackie or email her at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Summer 2020 High School Students  Summer deadline is March 1st, 2020   & interviews conducted over spring break in April. May apply now for summer 2020  

  1. Please calls/emails from student volunteers only not your parents. 
  2. The Volunteer Application appears below (please print and complete & mail to us). If you are a minor your parent must sign as well.
  3. If you have volunteered with us before you do not need to fill out another application just call Jackie and let her know the job you would prefer and best day and times you are available.
  4. Most jobs are during the weekdays between 8:30 - 2:00 pm. 
  5. We are closed evenings and weekends. Open M-F 8:30-4:30
  6. Students 15 and older are accepted during the summers
  7. Mail applications to Jackie Johnson, South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road Monmouth Jct, NJ 08852 or contact her at 732 329 4000 x7677

Morning Front Door Greeter
Filled . Sit at our main entrance of the Senior Center and greet seniors as they enter and help them scan into the computer upon their arrival. 8:30-12:30 shift.   

Afternoon Front Door Greeter
FULL

can apply now for adults age 21+ to sit at our main entrance of the Senior Center and greet seniors as they enter and help them scan into the computer upon their arrival.

Youth Afternoon Door Greeter School year

OPEN Tuesdays  HS students from 3:00-4:30 to sit at our main entrance of the Senior Center or Gym and greet seniors as they enter and help them scan into the computer upon their arrival. Must work one day week Sept-June.  Age 15+. 

 

Wellness Center GreetersFilled.Greet seniors entering and exiting Gym room and make sure they have authorization to use the room. Sign them in and then track what machines they use for 20 min each. Adults Sept-June shifts 8:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:00. youth OPEN Wednesdays

Age 16+ shifts for students 3:00 - 4:30 one day week Sept - June

Tech Center Assistant-OPEN  Fridays -  10:30-12:30- Help seniors one day week one to one here at the center in our lab of computers and IPads from 10:30-12:30pm.  Basic word program, email, Facebook, Internet surfing, aid with printing, using Wi Fi, etc would be taught. 

Municipal Building Receptionist/Greeter-OPEN Monday & Thursdays -in the Municipal Building main lobby 12:30-4:30pm.  Greet visitors, direct them to the proper offices, and answer phones. We are always accepting applicants for an on call basis to cover days the person may be away as well. Age 21+ will train on phone system.

Kitchen Meals On Wheels Food packer-  FULL Volunteer in the kitchen once a week on 8:30am-12:30pm packing meals that are delivered to homebound seniors daily. As well as serving the senior noon meal.

 

Senior Advisory Council Board Member- Filled for 2019     

This is a 13 person board appointed by the Mayor and Council that are involved in the operations of the senior center.  Terms begin Jan 1st of each year and are for 3 years.  You must be 55+, live in South Brunswick and be a member of the senior center. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month 10:30-noon at the center. We encourage seniors to attend these meetings to see what is happening and if interested in applying fill out an application that is available in the senior center office. Applications for 2020 will be accepted starting May 2019 until July 1st 2019

Theater Coach/LeaderAvailable.  Looking for someone 21+ with a passion for drama that is willing to lead a group of seniors interested in a theater group

 

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT IDEAS

1.Open to any ideas a scout may have  

   

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Yard work—Seasonal
The Senior Center staff are looking for people willing to rake leaves, do light yard work, or shovel snow for seniors must be 21+.  Or if scouting group or club must have adult supervision. Call us if interested. Any day or time that you have available is fine. We encourage you to reach out to those in your neighborhood also.

Ship Coordinator 
Age 21+. State Health Benefits program.  You attend a series of all day trainings for 6-8 weeks once a week given by the county and state and learn all about health benefits.    Trainings offered twice per year in different counties. Then you work at the Senior Center as a volunteer as needed assisting seniors. 

Training held only once per year in our area. Call Jackie 732-329-4000 x7677 if interested.  Must attend all sessions from 9am-3pm.  Free parking.  Bring own lunch.

Next training

IN THE FALL

Location - Middlesex County Fire Academy - 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ  08872

If interested, contact John Siwczak 609-438-4795 at the county to resister and complete necessary paper work


The Position Description is as follows:

Overall Goal and Desired Impact on Community Upon Accomplishing This Goal:

  • Education and assistance to Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Reduction in stress of Medicare beneficiaries concerning their Medicare coverage.
  • Helping Medicare beneficiaries avoid spending more money than they have to.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completion of Client Contact and Public and Media Activity Forms.
  • Explanation and comparison of Medicare Supplement insurance with associated paperwork.
  • Explanation, comparison of, and enrollment in Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans with associated paperwork.
  • Explanation, comparison of, and enrollment in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans with associated paperwork.
  • Explanation of Medicare Parts A and B benifits
  • Referrals to other available services.
  • Casework- Troubleshooting issues with Medicare (Parts A,B,C and D), Medigap employer group coverage, ect.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Good organization skills
  • Ability to navigate the Internet
  • Ability to independently resolve problems.
  • Patient
  • Sympathetic/Empathetic
  • Impartial
  • Reliable
  • Commitment to provisions of SHIP Memorandum of Understanding
  • Bi-lingual ability a plus.

Time Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 hours per month

Benefits to Volunteer Counselors:

  • Mental Stimulation
  • Fulfillment from helping others
  • Knowledge gained that is helpful to the community
  • flexible SHIP work schedule - days of week and times of day
  • Camaraderie with other Ship counselors.
  • “The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a statewide program administered by the New Jersey Department of Human Services with financial assistance through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL).”

 

Volunteer Application

Office on Aging
Caryl Greenberg

cgreenbe@sbtnj.net
Director
Senior Center
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-329-4000 x7670
or
732-438-0918
(rotary phones)
Transportation
732-329-4000 x7363
Center Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.