Virtual and/or In-Person with Precautions: Multiple Volunteer Opportunities with Shepherd’s Center Fairfax & Burke

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The Shepherd’s Center has a vision: A World Without Loneliness. To achieve that vision, they work hard to ensure that as members of the community age, they do so with dignity and experience a high quality of life. Services include health advocacy, decluttering advice, food pick-up and delivery, and friendly callers and visitors, including to but not limited to veterans.

If you are interested in the following opportunities, please contact Volunteer Specialist Shannon White at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org.

Shepherd’s Center serving the Fairfax/Burke area has three available volunteer opportunities:

  1. Social media team member
    • Flexible schedule
    • Contribute your ideas and skills to promote free support services and enrichment programs for seniors (50+) within the community
    • Tell inspiring stories about the volunteers and seniors through writing, photos, and/or videos
    • Publicize informative and enjoyable educational programs
  2. Webmaster
    • Set your own schedule: approximately 10 hours/month
    • Training provided
    • Qualifications:
      • Software and computer competency
      • Patient with a broad range of requests
    • Maintain website:
      • Update site photos and images
      • Maintain email accounts
      • Revise design as required
      • Transmit batch emails as requested
      • Provide monthly statistics regarding usage
  3. Office/Admin volunteer (work from home option)
    • Time commitment:
      • 6 hours/ month (two 3-hour shifts)
      • Monday-Friday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm
    • Training provided
    • Match volunteer drivers with local seniors needing transportation to medical appointments and shopping:
      • Make calls
      • Provide information
      • Data entry

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