Volunteers are always needed and appreciated at Platte Senior Services. Whether you want to share your skills and time once a week, once a month or on occasion, you will make someone's life brighter. Family volunteering is also encouraged for some events and activities.
Deliver Meals on Wheels in Platte County. Choose a day Monday-Friday that works with your schedule. You can choose to deliver meals once a week, once a month or as often as you would like. Delivery starts at 10:30am and takes about an hour and a half. Valid MO drivers license and proof of insurance required. Call 816-270-4100 for more information.
Call to show you care! Volunteer to keep in touch with a client by making monthly Care Calls. Many of our clients live alone, without family or friends. Our volunteers and staff call each client monthly to check in. Choose as many clients as you like and spend five minutes talking to each, just once a month.
Send birthday cards! Choose a week or a month and send birthday cards to clients whose special days are coming up. We provide the cards, addresses, and postage; you provide the birthday wishes. An average week has five client birthdays.
Make a special delivery! Gather some supplies that clients need but are sometimes unable to purchase themselves (condiments such as ketchup , mustard, honey, light salad dressing, light mayonnaise; first-aid supplies such as band-aids, alcohol swabs, and sample-size soap; household items such as batteries, pocket-sized tissues, and flashlights; supplemental items such as bottled water and tea bags). You can take the supplies to the clients or drop them off at Platte Senior Services.
Deliver groceries! Some clients are able to cook for themselves but do not have the money or mobility to go shopping. Take the Senior's shopping list with you on your next grocery trip, and help make sure seniors are getting the nutrition required to stay healthy.
If your company or group is interested in volunteering - please call 816-270-4100.
Here is an overview of the Platte County Seniors volunteer opportunities. (Background and reference checks are run for programs involving contact with our clients.)
Senior Center Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, 1 to 4-hour opportunities
- General Program Assistance - shifts can be arranged to fit your schedule
- Computer Instructor Class - schedule can be adjusted to fit your schedule
- Craft or Art Projects - schedule can be adjusted to fit your schedule
- Day Trip Activities coordinator
- General office support
House-bound visits Monday through Sunday - Opportunities vary based on need.