Volunteers Needed to Help Celebrate Our Seniors

United Way’s Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers to help at its annual Senior Celebration. The event will be held at the Boutwell Auditorium on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 10am-1pm, and will feature over 700 Jefferson County seniors celebrating Older Americans Month with entertainment, fellowship, and lunch.

Areas in which volunteers are needed include set up, check-in, greeters/guides, photo booth, and cleanup. Set up will take place the day before the event, May 8, from 1-4pm. This team’s duties include unloading and organizing water, snacks, table décor, and general event supplies. Volunteers on the check-in team will sit at tables to check-in event attendees including clients, sponsors, vendors, and fellow volunteers. Check-in volunteers shifts last from 8:30-11am.

UWAAA is also searching for both pre and post-event greeters/guides. The pre-event team will greet attendees upon their arrival and guide them to their assigned tables while the post-event team will escort seniors from their tables to their buses. Greeters will also be responsible for answering questions regarding the event space. The shift for pre-event greeters is from 8:30-11am and post-event from 12-2pm.

Photo booth volunteers will take pictures of seniors and assist them with the usage of props. Cameras will be provided to those who choose to serve at the photo booth. Shifts for photo booth volunteers are from 9-11am and 11am-1pm. From noon- 2pm, individuals on the cleanup team will be in charge of breaking down and cleaning up after the Senior Celebration.

To sign up for one of these volunteer positions or for more information on the event, please contact Ashley Lemsky at alemsky@uwca.org.

Under the direction of the Alabama Department of Senior Services, the United Way Area Agency on Aging (UWAAA) of Jefferson County, implements a wide range of programs and provides counseling and information about available resources to senior citizens, people with disabilities and caregivers. Through a comprehensive and coordinated system, UWAAA is enhancing lives in meaningful ways – from providing hot, nutritious meals and monitoring long-term care facilities to training caregivers and helping individuals take full advantage of their Medicare benefits.