Community volunteer opportunities available now

275-COA-OC-WHITESHistoric City News received a request from Susan Johnson to reach out to our readers who might be interested in an opportunity to volunteer at one of several positions now open through the Council on Aging.

If you would like more details, or to offer yourself and your skills to the benefit of St Augustine and St Johns County’s elder community, please give Elise Moloney a call at (904) 209-3686 or email her office at emoloney@stjohnscoa.com.

“Volunteers are a vital part of the Council on Aging,” Johnson told local Historic City News reporters. “If you have skills to share or time to spare, you can make a difference.”

PROGRAMS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS as of 12/29/2015:


MEALS ON WHEELS: 180 Marine Street, St Augustine

A Meals on Wheels Driver is needed for a regular route on Mondays in the West St. Augustine Area.

In addition, a Meals on Wheels Driver is needed for a regular route on Thursdays in the Hastings area.


MEMORY ENHANCEMENT: St Augustine Shores and Anastasia Island

A volunteer is needed to assist in our Memory Enhancement Program on Mondays at Shores Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our Program is also in search of a volunteer for Anastasia Baptist Church for Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Duties include assisting the staff with activities, making coffee and general attentiveness toward the needs of the program participants.


MEMORY ENHANCEMENT: 501 SR-13, St Johns – Fruit Cove

A volunteer is needed to assist in our Memory Enhancement Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Fruit Cove Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Duties include assisting the staff with activities, making coffee and general attentiveness toward the needs of the program participants.


CARE CONNECTION: 180 Marine Street, St Augustine

A Volunteer is needed as an Administrative Assistance in the Care Connection Office on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Duties would include answering phones, setting appointments, the receiving of program participants and data entry into a spreadsheet using Excel.

Our cutters and clippers go out every Thursday morning and cut, prune and tidy up yards belonging to seniors who can no longer take care of these chores themselves. There is always a demand for more able-bodied people. After working hard all morning, the group comes back to the Center for a hearty lunch.


RIVERHOUSE: 179 Marine Street, St Augustine

Café assistance is needed from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


PONTE VEDRA MEMORY CARE CENTERY: 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach

A volunteer is needed to assist in our Memory Enhancement Program on Thursdays. Hours are from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Duties include assisting the staff with activities, making coffee and general attentiveness toward the needs of the program participants.


HASTINGS CENTER – Lord’s Temple, 140 Gilmore Street, Hastings

Hastings location seeks a volunteer to lead the group in exercise once a week. Easy, low impact. Flexible any time between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

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