North Shore Senior Center


About North Shore Senior Center

The mission of North Shore Senior Center is to foster the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self respect, and promote their participation in and contribution toward all aspects of community life.

We seek volunteers to help with various programs, including Social Services, House of Welcome, Lifelong Learning, Escorted Transportation, Development and Marketing.

 

 

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Current Opportunities at North Shore Senior Center

Admin Asst/Niles

Work with social workers in Niles office to assist with client well-checks. Also enter client data into computer, provide basic clerical and admin assistance to professional staff filing and other office work duties as needed.

  • : Niles office
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16, Seniors
Categories: Seniors
Days: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Life Stories Interviewer and Editor

Life Stories is an oral history program where individuals can tell their personal history or stories to a trained interviewer in person or via Zoom. Volunteers needed to interview folks wanting this service must be good communicators and comfortable dealing with the public. You would meet w/the individual for two, 1 hour sessions. Editors need to have the technology skills to edit the files, transfer to discs or other mediums and make them ready to be distributed to the client and his family. Training provided.

  • : Virtual
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16, Seniors
Categories: Health & Wellness, Seniors

Grants Researcher/Writer

Do you have a curious mind? Are you able to access various websites in your search for information, product, location and more? If yes, you might enjoy researching funding sources for the North Shore Senior Center. You can work from the comfort of your own home while doing background work on charities, foundations and corporations that may be able to support NSSC programs and services. In this role, you can make your own schedule and you will report to the Grants Manager. Grant writing skills a plus.

  • : Virtual
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16, Seniors
Categories: Seniors
Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Evenings, Mornings

Fitness Center Assistant

Fitness Center volunteer needed to assist clients at the North Shore Senior Center Fitness Center.  Answer phone inquiries, provide info to members/guests about services and costs and assist trainers as needed.

Because of the COVID outbreak, we will be open on a limited basis.

    Type: Ongoing Opportunity
    Good For: People Over 16, Seniors
    Categories: Health & Wellness, Seniors
    Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    Times: Afternoons, Mornings

    Lifelong Learning Program Aide

    If you enjoy educational seminars dealing with a variety of topics such as politics, travel, health, movies, popular culture and more then consider becoming a program aide.  Volunteers are needed to help sign-in individuals who have registered for our North Shore Senior presentations.  Once sign-in is complete, volunteers are welcome to attend the program at no charge.

     

      Type: Ongoing Opportunity
      Good For: Seniors
      Categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Wellness, Seniors
      Days: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
      Times: Afternoons, Mornings

      House of Welcome Program Assistants, Music Therapy and Pet Therapy

      Make a difference in the lives of persons with memory loss by interacting in the home-like setting of the House of Welcome Adult Day Service Program. (HOW). The HOW program serves older adults living with memory loss and provides a structured group program of therapeutic activities.  You can assist with scheduled activities such as crafts, baking, games or spend time 1-1 with participants. No previous experience or skills required.

      However, IF you have a pet therapy animal you can participate in that aspect.  IF you play a musical instrument you can participate in the music therapy portion.

      Because of the COVID outbreak, we are interviewing volunteer candidates for our volunteer roles by phone or on-line only.  Please contact cpadovani@nssc.org  and we will get the volunteer enrollment process started so that you will be ready to begin your new role with the North Shore Senior Center once our doors re-open.

        Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
        Categories: Animals, Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Seniors
        Days: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
        Times: Afternoons, Mornings

        Social Services Welcome Desk

        Need friendly, outgoing individual to work the Social Services/Administration Reception Desk. Greet customers, answer questions, take calls, direct inquiries to staff, assist clients with completing paperwork and more. Warm, inviting work environment and opportunity to be part of the team.  Computer skills are not needed for this position; but they are an asset.

        Because of the COVID outbreak, we are interviewing volunteer candidates for our volunteer roles by phone or on-line only.  Please contact cpadovani@nssc.org  and we will get the volunteer enrollment process started so that you will be ready to begin your new role with the North Shore Senior Center once our doors re-open.

        • : 161 Northfield road
        Type: Ongoing Opportunity
        Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
        Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Poverty & Homelessness, Seniors
        Days: Thursday, Tuesday
        Times: Afternoons

        Lifelong Learning Welcome Desk Volunteer

        Extroverts wanted! The Lifelong Learning Department is looking for a volunteer to greet clients, answer questions about Lifelong Learning programs and services, provide information about the dept. offerings and Center membership, and man the front desk.  On occasion, you might be asked to sign folks in for presentations and other duties. Good computer skills are required since all program info is housed in the computer system.

        Because of the COVID outbreak, we are interviewing volunteer candidates for our volunteer roles by phone or on-line only.  Please contact cpadovani@nssc.org  and we will get the volunteer enrollment process started so that you will be ready to begin your new role with the North Shore Senior Center once our doors re-open.

        • : 161 Northfield road
        Type: Ongoing Opportunity
        Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
        Categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Wellness, Professional Development & Training, Seniors
        Days: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
        Times: Afternoons, Mornings

        Friendly Visitors

        Make phone calls to a senior in his/her home a few times each month. Engage in conversation and activities such as games, projects, etc. Make someone’s day, make a friend!

        • : North Shore suburbs
        Type: Ongoing Opportunity
        Good For: People Over 16, Seniors
        Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Seniors
        Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
        Times: Afternoons, Evenings, Mornings

        Benefits Assistant

        Volunteers are needed at the Northfield and Evanston locations to assist seniors apply for entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs and other programs.  Volunteers  are needed to assist social workers by helping interviewing clients, completing applications and making follow-up phone calls.  You should be comfortable using a computer, demonstrate attention to detail, and have good verbal and written communication skills. We ask for a time commitment of approximately ½ day per week. 

        Because of the COVID outbreak, we are interviewing volunteer candidates for our volunteer roles by phone or on-line only.  Please contact cpadovani@nssc.org  and we will get the volunteer enrollment process started so that you will be ready to begin your new role with the North Shore Senior Center once our doors re-open.

        • : 161 Northfield road and Evanston
        Type: Ongoing Opportunity
        Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
        Categories: Health & Wellness, Poverty & Homelessness, Seniors
        Days: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
        Times: Afternoons, Mornings
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