Got an hour or two a week to spare? The Town of Newburgh Friends of Seniors has scheduled new training sessions for prospective volunteers. Two volunteer training sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Town of Newburgh Town Hall, 1496 Rte. 300, Newburgh.
Volunteers are required to attend both sessions. All ages are welcome.
The programs, which are sponsored by the Town of Newburgh, the Orange County Office for the Aging and Jewish Family Service, will train volunteers to assist seniors with grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments and provide friendly visits. There is no charge to the client for services.
Drivers are desperately needed at this time so that our seniors do not have to cancel their medical appointments.
Once training is complete, volunteers may choose which days, hours and the type of service they wish to provide to accommodate their own schedules.
Chairperson of the Town of Newburgh project is Anita Manley. “There is such a need for volunteers all over Orange County,” said Manley. “I hope our residents can step up and donate as little as an hour a week of their time!” Manley added that the town help line often receives calls from New Windsor and Cornwall from seniors who need help. Volunteers are needed from these towns so that services can be provided in those areas.
Anyone interested in volunteering anywhere in Orange County is welcome. Training is also available in other communities in Orange County. If the above dates do not work for you, let us know! More training sessions will be held in Middletown and Montgomery.
For more information or to enroll in the training, contact the Friends of Seniors Helpline at 845-564-8936 or Jewish Family Service at 341-1173, Ext. 305.