We envision a caring and healthy community which encourages intergenerational relationships, recognizes the wisdom and experience of its elders and demonstrates awareness and respect for the aging process. HSRC is committed to building bridges with community members because it strengthens the community as a whole.
The Humboldt Senior Resource Center is working to create an environment that is fun and meaningful for our volunteers. It is our goal to address six aspects of wellness -physical, intellectual, emotional, social, occupational, and spiritual health. For more information on becoming a volunteer please contact Michael Blackwell 443-9747 ext. 1228 or fill out a volunteer application from our website.
- Home Delivered Meal Drivers deliver noon-time meals to home-bound seniors in Humboldt County.
- Central Kitchen perform a variety of tasks that may include preparing food, dishwashing and home delivered meal packaging.
- Home Delivered Meal Assistants mainly perform phone reassessments to home-bound seniors receiving our home-delivered meal services to assess satisfaction with our program and other daily living topics.
- Dining Site volunteers at the Eureka, Arcata and Fortuna dining sites perform a variety of tasks that include signing guests in for lunch, serving the meals and beverages and assisting with table set up and clean up. Dining Site volunteers are needed to participate in our Site Councils, a body of seniors who regularly participate in our lunch program. This group meets monthly and advises our program on a variety of topics: menu, activities and issues pertaining to the dining experience.
- Class Leaders – Using individual talent, skill, interests and hobbies to teach others. Languages, Health and Fitness, Community Groups, Support Groups, Art and Leisure, Legal issues, and Games can be one time or ongoing. See a list of current activities for vacancies or provide ideas of your own.
- Animeals: Bless the Beasts and the HSRC are collaborating with PetCo and other local pet food distributors to provide free pet food to seniors. Our goal is to provide pet food to any senior in need. Volunteers help bag and label food for monthly distribution and for delivery to home bound seniors.
- Special Events: Mardi Gras and Cinco de Mayo are just 2 examples of the “theme days” that we have at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center. Volunteers help with event planning, publicity, decorating, and games. These interactive events are fun and meaningful for all participants.
- Greeter - Greets visitors and directs clients to appropriate location at the Senior Center.
- Job Bank Registry – Senior Services program makes referrals for seniors out of Eureka City Limits in need of handyman, yard work, house cleaning etc).
- Commodities – volunteers help distribute food to low income seniors who qualify for the program (once per month)
- Clerical support – data entry, filing, shredding, computer.
- Firewood Program – selling firewood vouchers usually runs July through November.
- • Vaccines – volunteers assist with sign-ups, phone calls and check-in.
- A computer lab is available for seniors to access e-mail, the web, word processing, computer games and data entry.
- Tax Assistance – This program runs from February-April. Special training is required prior to onset of program. Work in collaboration with IRS, AARP.
- Adult Day Health Care
Alzheimer’s Resource Center
- Adult Day Health Care Services
- Assist activity staff by facilitating groups, serving beverages, working one-on-one with clients (games, craft projects, reading to clients, assisting with speech therapy “homework”, etc.) or socializing.
- Therapy Garden Attendant waters, weeds and helps maintain planter boxes. Works with Garden Supervisor on more technical gardening jobs.
- Office Assistant helps with filing, copying, shredding. Computer skills are welcome.
Fiscal and Fund Development
- Day Care Volunteer- Socialize with participants, help set-up activities and facilitates meaningful discussion. May facilitate activity groups, serve beverages, or help with therapy.
- Early Memory Loss Program Facilitator - Host the Friends Café activities, a group for people facing early memory loss.
- Peer Support Group Facilitator - Facilitate a peer support group for caregivers
- Library Host and Resource Specialist - assist visitors in the resource library and with web searches, maintain library resources and checkout process
- Office Assistant - help with production and mailing of our quarterly newsletter, maintaining our database, sending mailings for special events, filing materials and maintaining office supplies, and keeping staff organized
Download an ADCRC volunteer application from our website
- Clerical- data entry, filing, and shredding.
Building and Grounds Maintenance
- Editorial Advisory Board – Meets monthly to critique paper and provide input on story ideas.
- Distribution – once a month volunteers get newspapers out to public sites from Garberville to Crescent City.
- Writers – This community newspaper relies on local writers to reflect local seniors and family issues.
- Help with recycling, and general work around the building. Water indoor and outdoor plants, help with ground maintenance, removing litter.