Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke is Looking for Office Volunteers and Drivers

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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.

Shepherd’s Center serving Fairfax and Burke has three available volunteer opportunities. For more information about either, please contact RSVP Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White, at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org.

  1. Transportation Driver
    • The volunteer will provide clients with necessary transportation to medical-related appointments such as:
      • Doctor’s office
      • Dentist
      • Physical therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Etc.
    • The volunteer will provide transportation to destinations that are non-medical such as:
      • Grocery store
      • Hairdresser
      • Library
      • Bank
      • Select Shepherd’s Center functions
      • Etc.
    • You must provide your own vehicle, and have a current valid license and insurance.
    • Volunteers are only responsible for transportation to/from events specified. The Shepherd’s Center support volunteers when setting limitations regarding unreasonable client requests.
  2. Office Volunteer
    • Work remotely to return phone messages, enter transportation requests into a web-based, user-friendly software system, and help answer questions drivers and/or participants may have.
    • Three-hour weekly shifts, Monday-Friday 10am-1pm or 1-4pm.
  3. Bilingual Phone Volunteer
    • For our Spanish-speaking clients:
      • Register new clients
      • Schedule free rides and alert office volunteers to find Spanish-speaking drivers
      • Check the Spanish-language voice mail
    • This can all be done remotely.

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