Volunteer Position Descriptions

 

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Title: Activity Organizers (AO)

Purpose: AOs are essential to providing a diverse and engaging variety of daily activities for residents. AOs plan and facilitate programs and activities that encourage creativity, mental and physical stimulation and socialization to promote increased quality of life, independence and personal growth for residents such as fitness classes, arts and craft classes, or special interest clubs.

Description of Duties:

  • AOs work independently as well as under the direct supervision of Cedar Lane staff; a background check is required for this position.
  • Actively engage residents for duration of activity
  • Guide and supervise AAs assigned to activity
  • Provide support and feedback to the Activities Coordinator(s) and/or other activity staff

Qualifications

  • Experience/expertise in specialized activities is helpful but not required
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Passion for helping seniors reach their goals
  • Ability to assist individuals of various skills and abilities in group activities
  • High energy
  • Ability to stand, sit and/or lift objects as needed
  • Organizational skills a plus

Time Requirement: Daily activities typically range in duration from 1-2 hours each. AOs can expect to spend up to one addition hour each month for planning, evaluation and organizing supplies/materials depending on the nature of the activity. All AOs are asked to plan and facilitate at least one activity each month in order to maximize available activities for residents.

Supervision/Background Check:

  • AOs work independently as well as under the direct supervision of Cedar Lane staff; a background check is required for this position.
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Title: Activity Aide (AA)

Purpose: AAs are integral to the success and operation of daily activities for residents. AAs provide practical support and encouragement for residents as they engage in activities that promote increased quality of life, independence and personal growth.

Description of Duties:

  • Provide hands-on assistance with setting-up, facilitating and breaking down scheduled activity
  • Actively engage residents for duration of activity
  • Provide support and feedback to the Activities Coordinator(s) and/or other activity staff

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Passion for helping seniors reach their goals
  • Ability to assist individuals of various skills and abilities in group activitiesAbility to assist individuals of various skills and abilities in group activities
  • High energy
  • Ability to stand, sit and/or lift objects as needed
  • Organizational skills a plus

Time Requirement: Daily activities typically range in duration from 1-2 hours each. All Activity Aides are asked to volunteer for at least one activity each month in order to maximize available activities for residents.

Supervision/Background Check:

  • AAs work under the direct supervision of volunteer Activity Organizers and/or Cedar Lane staff; a background check is not required for this position.
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Title: Campus Beautification Specialist (CBS)

Purpose: CBS volunteers are hardworking and knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about enhancing the look and feel of the Cedar Lane campus. CBS volunteers provide an invaluable service by helping to improve the aesthetics and décor of Cedar Lane to ensure our residents have a warm and welcoming environment.

Description of Duties

  • Assist staff in completing basic interior and exterior facility beautification projects such as painting or landscaping
  • Assist with decorating the campus for holidays and special events

Qualifications:

  • Experience working outdoors
  • General carpentry, landscaping or improvement experience
  • Interest/experience in home décor, design and/or crafts

Time Requirement: All CBS Volunteers are asked to volunteer at least once per year

Supervision/Background Check:

  • CBSs work under the direct supervision of Cedar Lane staff; a background check is not required for this position.
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Title: Enthusiastic Entertainers/Educators (EE)

Purpose: EE volunteer facilitate educational programs, performances and/or other entertainment for Cedar Lane residents. EEs play a key role in keeping residents informed and in connecting residents with the arts.

Description of Duties:

  • Facilitate educational workshops and presentations on various topics; or provide musical, dance or other performance-based entertainment for residents

Qualifications:

  • Previous performance experience not required
  • Educational presenters should demonstrate expertise in the subject area(s)

Time Requirement: EE volunteers are asked to volunteer at least once per year

Supervision/Background Check:

  • EEs work under the direct supervision of Cedar Lane staff; a background check is not required for this position.
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Title: Specialty Scout (SS)

Purpose: SS volunteers apply their personal and professional expertise to support one-time or ongoing special projects and programs at Cedar Lane such as the library or art gallery. Specialty Scouts help promote personal growth and independence, as well as help maintain a vibrant community for residents.

Description of Duties:

  • Assist staff in planning and coordinating programming
  • Assist staff in upkeep and maintenance of facility amenities used for special projects
  • Help promote special projects to the community as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Passionate about assisting seniors reach their goals

Qualifications:

Time Requirement: Time commitments for SS volunteers may vary from a one-time commitment of a few hours in a single shift or over the course of several weeks, or may involve an ongoing weekly, seasonal or monthly commitment. Specific time commitments will be noted at the time that each project is posted and a call for volunteers is issued.

Supervision/Background Check:

  • SS volunteers may work independently or under the direct supervision of Cedar Lane staff; a background check may required for this position depending on the nature and scope of the project. Background check requirements will be noted at the time that each project is posted and a call for volunteers is issued.
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