The Foster Grandparent Program is in need of dedicated senior volunteers to enhance the lives of children throughout Montgomery County. Foster Grandparents work in day care centers, elementary schools, Head Start programs, alternative schools, and at other community agencies, providing one-on-one academic and emotional support to children who have been abused, have physical or developmental disabilities or are in need of additional assistance.
Foster Grandparents must be 55 years of age or older and be willing to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Volunteers receive a tax-free stipend, a free/reimbursed meal, free transportation, and paid training. Income guidelines apply.
For more information, please contact Tricia Reedy Jones, director of senior volunteer programs, at 610-630-0201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to pack and deliver meals to homebound elderly and disabled individuals in the greater Pottstown area, including Royersford and the Lower Perkiomen Valley area.
Meals on Wheels packing volunteers meet each weekday at Family Services’ Pottstown Office, 1976 East High Street, Pottstown. There are two shifts to pack meals: 8:15–10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.–noon.
Volunteers who deliver meals meet weekdays at 10:30 a.m. at Family Services’ Pottstown Office. Delivery routes take approximately one-and-a-half hours to complete. Volunteer drivers must have a valid driver’s license, current insurance and their own reliable vehicle.
Most volunteers commit to packing or delivering meals once a week, while others volunteer on a substitute basis. Training is provided.
Project HEARTH (Helping Elderly Adults Remain in Their Homes) is in need of dedicated volunteers to work with seniors living in greater Norristown, North Penn and Pottstown areas. Volunteers must enjoy working with seniors and will offer compassion and companionship, as well as handyman chore services for minor repairs and errand and transportation services.
Individual and group volunteer opportunities are available during the day, evening and on weekends. Volunteer drivers must have a valid driver’s license and insurance.
For more information, contact Aaron Shostak, volunteer coordinator, Project HEARTH at:
Greater Pottstown Area: 610-326-1610 ext. 335
Greater Norristown and North Penn Areas: 215-368-0985 ext. 335
With a helping hand from you, tax season may never be the same! Join other volunteers in the greater Pottstown area who are helping eligible low-to-moderate income families find their way through the tax filing maze with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Consider volunteering for one 4-hour session per week during the 13-week tax season (January-April 2016). Available volunteer positions include: Tax Preparer; Quality Reviewer; Site Coordinator; Greeter; and Screener.
No experience is necessary. All VITA volunteers must be 18 years of age and computer literate. Volunteer greeters should be friendly and customer service-oriented. All training will be provided. Liability coverage under the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 will apply.