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Volunteerism is a great team builder.

Corporate and Small Business Volunteers

Many large corporations and small businesses encourage their employees to volunteer for non-profit organizations in their local communities. The employers offer flex schedules and/or paid time off in order to promote ease of access. Some employees volunteer on an individual basis to organizations that they have a personal connection to, while others prefer to volunteer as a group, choosing an organization with mission and needs of mutual interest.

Senior Services offers many opportunities for corporate and small business volunteers to give of their time and talents. Here are just a few:

  1. Getting together as a team to paint the apartments of needy seniors’ living in Norfolk. This is done in collaboration with Norfolk Housing and Redevelopment who identifies those in need of this service.
  2. Packing shelf stable meals for homebound seniors to have on hand in case of a hurricane, snowstorm or other emergency.
  3. Volunteer to deliver meals and shelf staple food items to homebound and isolated seniors, or drive them to medical appointments. Many of these people have no one else to help.
  4. Registering seniors for Farmers Market Coupons which allow them access to fresh fruits and vegetables which may otherwise be too expensive for them to afford.
  5. Visiting senior centers to help serve communal meals, play games, and help with special events, such as holiday celebrations.

Individual employees can click here to complete an initial volunteer application, or if you prefer, call Susan Stanley at 757-461-9481, ext. 504. Corporate or small business volunteer groups should have a representative call Susan Stanley to talk about current opportunities for volunteer groups.

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