It takes a small army of local volunteers to keep SAGE Eldercare going! Without all of the wonderful volunteers, the organization would not be able to provide the range of services that older adults in the community need.
“There are approximately 1,000 volunteers who help with almost every service or program offered at SAGE Eldercare,” stated Marianne Kranz, Director of Volunteers for SAGE. “SAGE was started by volunteers in the 1950’s and continues to exist almost sixty years later because of its strong base of volunteers. They were, and continue to be, the foundation of what SAGE does.”
When asked why they volunteer their time to SAGE, most volunteers respond with the simple answer that they want to be there for their neighbors who are aging and to help put smiles on their faces.
SAGE Eldercare offers a variety of ways for volunteers to make a difference – the commitment can be long-term, short-term or a single project.
Following are just a few of the projects and volunteer opportunities available at SAGE:
- Deliver Meals On Wheels
- Shop for the Grocery Shopping and Errand Service
- Repair furniture at the Furniture Restoration Workshop
- Assist receptionists or provide clerical assistance
- Serve as a program assistant at SAGE’s Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center
- Train to counsel people with insurance questions for Union County S.H.I.P. (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)
- Provide help with the Bill Paying Service
- Provide assistance with internet research and data analysis
- Help with fundraising events
SAGE Eldercare is always in need of volunteers to keep their client-centered health, social and support services running smoothly. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities at SAGE, please call Marianne Kranz at 908.598.5514, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.