January 2019 Volunteer of the Month
—This Could Be You
It’s not just SASI that relies on our volunteers—care receivers, class participants and event attendees do too.
Our Senior Connections program has 100 volunteers—and we need more. The program does have some amazing older adults who are waiting to be assigned a friendly visitor. Volunteers receive training, are matched with participants based on mutual interests and history and are personally introduced to the older adult they will be visiting. Interested? Read more here or contact Jonathan Tague, Program Manager for Senior Connections by email or phone 847-869-0682.
Our Tech Tutorial instructors would like some tech savvy (not expert, but you need to have some basic skills) coaches to assist during our free classes or drop-in sessions. Locations and time vary –this is really a fun opportunity if you like people and are even just a tiny bit “nerdy.” Is this you? Contact Mary Ellen Viskocil by email or phone 847-869-7274.
SASI seeks volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for oversight and governance, but not day-to-day management, of the agency; establishing over-arching policies to ensure the achievement of quality programs and financially secure operations; and ensuring ethical and legal accountability and integrity throughout the organization.
Board members are required to attend all Board meetings (six per year), serve on at least two committees, support fundraising efforts and special events, and make an annual personally significant financial contribution.
Board members include recipients of home care services, experts on Alzheimer’s disease, elder abuse, social services, financial planning, elder and nonprofit law, elder care, psychology, professionals in senior care and the care of families struggling with age related issues. Board members come from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds that are reflective of the greater community they serve.
For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities click here.