Interested in Volunteering?
At this time, all of our volunteer positions require availability during the hours of 9-4 Monday through Friday. Meals on Wheels requires a 2 ½ to 3 hour block of time from about 10 am – 12:30 or 1:00 pm including lunch when you return. Program Volunteers at the Senior Centers are needed from 10-11 or 11 – noon, VICAP Insurance Counseling, Medicare Senior Patrol and Fundraising also require weekday hours, but do have some opportunities for weekend or evening work.
Complete and mail or return to SAAA, 207 Mosby Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630.
SAAA does not check credit scores as part of its background check for volunteers, However, under an interim final rule issued on September 12, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) has issued a new model disclosure form that employers and background check companies are required toprovide to any individual who completes a background consent form. Click Here to download a copy of the New Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Do you like helping others? Do you feel that you have a basic understanding of how insurance works or do you have past medical billing experience? Do you want to learn more about Medicare and coverage decisions that should be made at age 65? SAAA offers several positions with its VICAP program; they all include training and staff support. Click here to read more information on the application or call 540-551-5615.
Senior Center Positions
These positions are available at our 6 Senior Centers. Dates and times vary depending on SC’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 Senior 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.