You'll then be issued your name tag and can start helping your Saddle-
(1) Basic Orientation (BO) is required (along with a background check)
for all Volunteers as part of our agreement with our insurance carrier.
(2) Team Training is also required for the service team(s) you decide to
work on. At the moment we are well staffed for Lock Box (LB), Helping
Hands (HH), and Friendly Contact (FC). Since 90% of what we do is
provide rides for doctors and errands as part of Going My Way (GMW)
we ALWAYS need more trained drivers.
(3) Class Schedule -- Here's the latest schedule for training. There will
be more / others later in the year.
Basic Orientation (BO) and GMW Team Training
How To Become A Senior Village Volunteer
Call Us At 520-314-1042 To Say You're Interested
Attend a Volunteer Basic Orientation Session
Indicate Which Service Team You Want To Start With
Attend A Team Training Session
Undergo A Background Check And Get Your Name Tag
Start Helping Your Neighbors!
A member of our Volunteer Team will be back in touch to discuss your skills,
interests, and availability. If still interested, you'll be shown how to register on
line and complete the Volunteer Information Form. Then you'll need to sign
up for the next available Basic Orientation and Team Training sessions. See
below for more information
Your Team Leader will contact you to schedule a team training session.
This is also required. We suggest you pick one to start with (especially
Going My Way) -- you can always add more later.
There are three main teams as explained on the Services page. We
recommend you start with one team to see how it goes. You can always
add more later. Call 520-314-1042 and leave a message about your
team selection and check Training for the next available class.
This is required for ALL new volunteers, per the agreement with our
insurance company. In about 45 minutes you'll cover the basics of how to
be an effective volunteer for the Senior Village.
This is fairly painless. You will be emailed a Volunteer Agreement and
Background Check form with instructions. It only takes a day or two.
We have made continuous improvements to our computerized system for
receiving job requests from Members and assigning them to available
Volunteers. Understanding how it all works makes it easier and less
stressful to be a volunteer!
If you missed the classes on October 19 and 25, we'll be having another
one in February or so. Meanwhile check out the video and review the
handout (check below).
"System Training" -- For ALL Volunteers
ALL CLASSES IN JET'S HOME (NOTE THE CHANGE!)
Sept. 11, Monday, 3:00 PM -- BO (includes GMW)
Please RSVP to reserve a seat (only 5 per class) by
emailing Jet George at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 12, Tuesday, 3:00 PM -- BO (includes GMW)
As we get older, there are a number of ways we can tune up our driving
skills. AARP has sponsored a driver safety course for years that may get
you a discount on your auto insurance. Click HERE for more info.
Our insurance company offers two helpful videos as part of their "risk
management and loss prevention" program. Click on the link(s) below.
You need Adobe Flash Player plug-in in your browser to run the videos.
(1) If you use Chrome, it is built in but may not be enabled. Type or copy
chrome://settings/content in your browser address, scroll down to
Flash, click Allow, then click Done.
(2) For Windows 10 Edge, it is built in but you must enable it. Click the
"..." in the upper right corner, go to Settings, click on View Advanvced
Settings, scroll down to Flash and toggle it on, then refresh the page or
open a new tab.
(3) For Windows 7 Explorer, if you do not already have it, click on the
link below for a free download.
NOTE: I have had better results with Chrome -- good luck!
"Driver Training" -- Optional, But Helpful
about 55 minutes
about 25 minutes
NOTE: You must have a Gmail or Outlook Email Address
The Senior Village has had ongoing problems with Volunteers who have
other email providers such as WBHSI, Centurylink, Q, etc. These providers
incorrectly classify Village communications as spam and prevent them from
getting to our Volunteers. More importantly, the Village could eventually be
classified as a spammer and be cut off. We cannot allow that to happen.