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Sponsor: Wernersville State Hospital | Location: Wernersville, PA 19565 Health
Wernersville State Hospital's staff and consumer run canteen is searching for an assistant to help with basic operational duties. We would love to have a volunteer that would respect confidentiality issues but still exhibit a friendly and personable approach to serving others. Responsibilities include working independently after receiving instruction or demonstrations. Volunteers would also need to pr more
Sponsor: Wernersville State Hospital | Location: Wernersville, PA 19565 Health
We have a growing population of patients with wheelchairs and walkers. To provide a wider dimension of care for these persons towards becoming more self-sufficient the need for bags that can be attached to their wheelchairs and walkers would be a big plus. They can be made of just about any fabric even old pillow cases. They only need to be of simple design as to create a pocket with strings/ribbons fo more
Sponsor: Wernersville State Hospital | Location: Wernersville, PA 19565 Health
This opportunity will target sending cards each month to those consumers with birthdays on all of our seven units. I have made a list and will share details with anyone interested in sending cards to me for distribution. This is a new project and I'm looking for someone to help develop/tailor this project. This could be with or without consumer contact. more
Sponsor: Wernersville State Hospital | Location: Wernersville, PA 19565 Health
Wernersville State Hospital always has a need for friend or "Friendly Visitors" to spend time with individual patients who do not have friends or family in the area. Things to do include talking, reading, going for walks, playing games, puzzles, etc. These visits may occur at anytime to accommodate your schedule, although late afternoon or evening is preferred. Meetings may occur in the ward Visitin more
Sponsor: Berks Heim | Location: Leesport, PA 19533 Health
If you have an interest in working outside in the fresh air and sunshine, and have time to spare, perhaps you would be interested in "Adopting A Garden" on the Berks Heim campus. There are quite a few gardens and flowerbeds in need of some tender loving care. Our residents appreciate being outside when the weather permits and these flowers and shrubs are a great source of enjoyment for them. more
Sponsor: Berks Encore | Location: Reading, PA 19601 Health
Are there seniors in your community who might be in need of a little extra help? Would you consider giving one hour per month to give them a helping hand? The Meals On Wheels program in Berks County is in need of volunteers in your area. Meals are picked up at 8 different sites throughout Berks County and distributed by volunteers who deliver meals to approximately 10-15 seniors in the area. Volunte more
Sponsor: Berks Encore | Location: Reading, PA 19601 Health
We are currently looking for people to volunteer to assist with Open Enrollment in Medicare Part D. Volunteers would help schedule and enter data into website for Medicare clients between the dates of October 15 and December 7 at our office on North 9th Street in Reading as well as at our senior centers. more
Sponsor: Berks Encore | Location: Reading, PA 19601 United Way Partner Agency Health
With the collaboration of Redner's Warehouse Markets, we are proud to offer the service of home delivery of groceries. Persons will be able to place an order with Berks Encore, and the groceries will be purchased at a Redner's market and delivered to their home. The seniors will be limited to a specified order size and to items available at the Redner's Markets. We can't do this without the help of more
Sponsor: Berks Encore | Location: Reading, PA 19601 Health
The Berks Encore Friendly Visitor Program helps to connect homebound, isolated Senior Adults to the community. The Friendly Visitor program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting and being a friend to a Senior Adult for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about aging, the Friendly Visitor can have a tremendous positive im more
Sponsor: American Red Cross Berks County Chapter | Location: Reading, PA 19601 Health Safety Net Services
Disaster Action Team volunteers provide food, clothing, shelter and other emergency needs to those affected by a disaster. But what happens to the neighbors and surrounding community after a disaster? Disaster Action Post Response Team members provide disaster preparedness and prevention information to the community within 24 hours of an incident. The Post Response team canvasses the neighborhood provi more
Sponsor: BCPS / Berks Connections | Location: Reading, PA 19601 Health
Volunteers are matched with an inmate in the Berks County Jail. Volunteers act as a mentor and friend, visiting weekly to provide consistent support and guidance. more
Sponsor: Berks Encore | Location: Reading, PA 19601 Health
Volunteers are needed to help with Senior Center activities. They may choose to help to set up activities, call Bingo, serve a meal, prepare meals, clean up in the kitchen, help seniors with crafts, lead songs, help with discussion groups, help to organize interesting programs or share topics, hobbies, or vacations. Our Senior Centers are located in Birdsboro, Fleetwood, Wernersville, Shillington, St more
Sponsor: Berks Encore | Location: Reading, PA 19601 Health
Are you a morning person? We need volunteers to help package meals for homebound seniors Monday through Friday. Volunteers begin food packaging at 8:00am and are usually finished at 9:30. Volunteers can help one day per week or more depending the volunteers schedule. more
Sponsor: Berks Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services | Location: Reading, PA 19605 Education Health
Occasionally we have need of a Real Time Captioner, with equipment, to provide captioning during meetings for our Hard of Hearing members. The captioning would be needed most likely during the evenings. We do have someone who helps us with this, but we would like to be able to have someone else we could call upon as a back-up. We have a projector. more
Sponsor: Berks Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services | Location: Reading, PA 19605 Education Health
Would you like to represent our Agency to the general public, at Health Fairs, Volunteer Fairs, and all kinds of different events? Sometimes events come up where we need someone to "man" our table and provide information. It involves talking and smiling, and often a free lunch is included. Occasionally the event is a public speaking engagement, representing our Agency, to educate the public about heari more
Sponsor: Meals On Wheels, Pottstown | Location: Pottstown, PA 19464 Health
Deliver a hot and a cold nutritious meal to a needy home bound senior. Most routes in the Pottstown area and environs. Become the 'eyes and ears' of a senior community to assist needy persons. Invovles going to about 10 homes, once per week, on a weekday morning. Any day would be preferable. more
Sponsor: Shady Hollow Assisted Riding | Location: Birdsboro, PA 19508 Education Health
We are currently looking for professionals with Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy skills. This position is on a "As Needed Basis." When we receive a new client, we may require valuable input from the Therapist. more
Sponsor: Berks County Area Agency On Aging | Location: Reading, PA 19601 Health
Berks County has many nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers are needed to make visits to facilities, talk with residents, ask them about the quality of the care they receive, and let them know that the Ombudsman program from the Area Agency on Aging can assist them in resolving problems they may have. Volunteers learn about and advocate for resident rights and help residents to sel more



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