Roles for Seniors in NORC Programs

Governance

  • Advisory board member
  • Program development committee member

Individual Support Services

  • Friendly visitor
  • Escort
  • High school volunteer
  • Interpreter
  • Clothes mender
  • Driver
  • Minor home-repair person
  • Mail reader
  • Shopping assistant

Programmatic Activities

  • Coffee hour leader
  • English as a second language instructor
  • Food service worker
  • Peer advisor
  • Lecturer
  • Teacher
  • Intergenerational activity organizer
  • Blood pressure volunteer
  • Community service provider
  • Social action leader
  • Computer lab/information technology support person
  • Support group leader
  • Entertainer
  • Choral/theater director

Administration and Program Development

  • Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Librarian
  • Writer and designer of flyers, newsletters, and press releases

Social adult day program volunteer

  • Notary
  • Resource acquirer
  • Fund raiser
  • Flea market organizer
  • Handy man for the program office
  • Preparer of holiday foods/gift baskets for the homebound
  • Trip assistants
  • Surveyor
  • Floor/Block captain
  • Gardener
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