October celebrates Residents’ Rights in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities. The theme for this year’s Residents’ Rights Month is “It’s All About Me: My Life, My Care, My Choices”.

Volunteer

Interested in Volunteering?

Complete and mail or return to SAAA, 207 Mosby Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630.

 

 

Active Living Center Positions

These positions are available at our 7 Active Living Centers. Dates and times vary depending on ALC’s schedule.

Meals on Wheels Runners deliver hot nutritious meals to homebound elderly persons.  The volunteer will ride along on the van and carry hot meals into the home of an elderly homebound person.  Meals on Wheels runners also help load and unload the van.

Kitchen Assistants help out in the kitchen, as requested, including meals preparation, transferring of supplies and equipment between storage and work areas, help with washing pots and pans, utensils, work counter, and refrigerators. Clean floors and remove trash and garbage.  Assist in packaging homebound meals.

Program Assistants lead programs of crafts, music, slides, movies or other entertainment or educational value.

Drivers act as on-call substitute for the staff driver who transports Active living Center participants to and from the center and delivers meals to the homebound.

 

Our Place Respite Center Positions

Our Place is friendly, safe place for persons with Dementia or in the mid-stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Volunteers play a key role and will be used in all areas of the program.  Volunteers offer warmth and support to Our Place participants.

Respite Care Workers volunteer under the supervision of the Group Respite Coordinator. Volunteers will be offered opportunities to conduct small group activities, lead exercises, and discuss the news and day’s events.   Volunteers will offer reassurance and companionship to participants.  Volunteers can work one-on-one with an individual or with groups.   Volunteers will be used to make creative bulletin boards, calendars, and newsletters for the families and preparing craft supplies.   Volunteers will organize birthday parties, holiday celebrations, and other social events.   Volunteers with special skills can share them with the participants.  These special skills may include vocal or instrumental music, gardening, crafts and more.

 

Other SAAA Positions

VICAP Counselors provide health insurance counseling services by phone or in person; assess client’s need for information and/or assistance; provide referrals to appropriate resources; provide Medicaid, Medicare, supplemental health, prescription drug, and long term care insurance information; assist with Medicare and other health insurance claims filing; provide informal claims advocacy as required; handle client information in strictest confidence. Basic computer skills are needed.  Training is provided.

Senior Medicare Patrol distributes brochures regarding Fraud and Abuse to Doctors offices, hospitals and pharmacies and participates at events to make this information available to the public.

Special Project Volunteers help with a variety of tasks including telephoning, copying materials, sorting donated items for events, helping with Make A Difference Day projects, delivering items/gifts, pre-event planning, setting up for events, and/or help with ticket sales or activities. Special Project Volunteers may also serve as a photographer, taking pictures for Agency Display Boards or Newsletters or create items such as quilts, or other crafts for events.