Promoting Civic Engagement
The Greene County Council on Aging seeks to engage senior adults in civic affairs by providing volunteer opportunities to address community needs and promote personal growth through its Community Connection Program. A program designed to bring successful people together to do significant work to improve their communities and enrich their lives.
The Community Connection Program seeks to match volunteers who want to help with those who need a helping hand. Reading to a vision impaired elderly lady, applying a coat of paint to a weather beaten home, cleaning out a an overgrown flower bed, running an errand for needed prescriptions, sitting with a loved one to give a caregiver time for themselves. These are but of few of the many ways in which a volunteer can help to improve the quality of life of a frail elderly senior or their caregiver.
The Community Connection Program seeks to foster relationships. Many community needs can only be and are best addressed by a group. It takes the combined effort of several capable and willing individuals to really make a difference. Enjoying the camaraderie of fellow volunteers is just one of the benefits of working on group projects.
The Community Connection Program seeks to promote personal growth. Serving and working for others challenges volunteers to learn new skills and stay engaged in with people. It is a great way to stay on the cutting edge of life.
To get involved contact the Community Connection Specialist at the Greene County Council on Aging and requested a Volunteer Profile application.