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Why Should I Volunteer with Volunteer Gwinnett – Senior Services?
Gwinnett County boasts one of the largest senior populations in Georgia. Experts project that by 2020, Gwinnett will be home to more seniors than school-age children! With assistance from volunteers, Gwinnett County Senior Services can continue to maintain programs and services designed to help seniors to live happier, healthier, and independently within the comfort of their own home.

Volunteer Gwinnett – Senior Services takes great care in finding the right volunteer opportunity for you. Projects are assigned with consideration to your skills, interests, and availability. While most opportunities are based on a pending request of a local senior, some projects can be developed as a value-added opportunity to utilize your unique skills or interests.

How to Get Started
To get started, please download, complete and return one of the application packet listed below. (Click on a link below to download) Completed forms can be returned via email, fax, regular mail, or hand-delivery. Please be sure the copy of your driver’s license is visible or you will be asked to resubmit a clear copy. Be advised that you will have to pass a background check to be considered a registered volunteer with Gwinnett Senior Services.

Senior Services Volunteer Application Packet (Interactive version)
Senior Services Volunteer Application Packet (Print version) 

Please be sure you:

•     Fill out the forms completely
•     Include a clear copy of your driver’s license with these forms
•     Return completed forms to:

Gwinnett Senior Services Center
Carolyn Kim 
567 Swanson Drive
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043

Tel: 678.377.6716
Fax: 678.377.6753
carolyn.kim@gwinnettcounty.com


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Volunteer Projects

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:


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Home-delivered meals: Deliver meals to local seniors. Please call 678.377.6716 or visit Frequently Asked Questions for details.

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Friendly visitation with seniors: Visit the home of a local senior to provide one-on-one visitation and light housekeeping assistance. Visitation opportunities for groups are not available at this time.

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Transportation volunteer driver: Assist a local senior with needed transportation to a local destination.

 

Minor home repair: Assist a local senior with a minor home repair. Please call 678.377.6716 for details. Examples of minor home repairs include, but are not limited to:

  • Grab bar installation
  • Handrail installation
  • Minor plumbing repairs
  • Minor flooring repairs
  • Minor roof patching

 

Yard/lawn care for seniors: Assist local seniors with various yard and lawn needs. In most cases, you will be asked to provide your own equipment to complete these tasks.

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Program instructor: Professional or experienced teachers or instructors may be needed to conduct a presentation, series of presentations, or hands-on classes at one or more of our centers. To inquire about the availability of this opportunity, please contact the center where you intend to provide this valuable service.

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Clerical assistance: Assist County staff with various clerical duties at a County facility.

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Special event assistance: Assist County staff with a special event hosted at a County facility. Please call 678.377.6716 for details.

* Opportunities are available Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Weekend assignments are unavailable at this time.

** Assignment not suitable for volunteers who require court-ordered community service hours. All court-ordered community service projects are based on service requests from local seniors.

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Group Projects

Typically executed as one-time or seasonal projects; groups of volunteers are often needed to handle large projects for local seniors and/or grandfamilies. If your group is interested in long-term assignments; such as home-delivered meals, please call 678.377.6716 for availability.

Group volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

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Minor home repair: Assist a local senior with a minor home repair. Please call 678.377.6716 for details. Examples of minor home repairs include, but are not limited to:

  • Grab bar installation
  • Handrail installation
  • Minor plumbing repairs
  • Minor flooring repairs
  • Minor roof patching

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Yard/lawn care for seniors: Assist local seniors with various yard and lawn needs. In most cases, you will be asked to provide your own equipment to complete these tasks.

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Blanket/clothing drive: Most blanket/clothing drive opportunities are seasonal. Please call 678.377.6716 for availability.

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Group Presentation: Please call 678.377.6716 for details. All presentations must be scheduled at least one month in advance of intended project date.

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Special event assistance: Assist County staff with a special event hosted at a County facility. Please call 678.377.6716 for details.

Please note that all groups must be accompanied by at least one registered adult (18+) Group Leader while on assignment. To register, Group Leaders should complete the steps described at How to Get Started. Each attending Group Member will only be required to complete and return a Waiver of Liability form.

* Opportunities are available Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Weekend assignments are unavailable at this time.

** Group projects are not suitable for volunteers who require court-ordered community service hours.

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Court-Ordered Community Service
Please note that Volunteer Gwinnett – Senior Services is not a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Community service volunteers who require hours from a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization should contact the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services at 770.995.3339.

For additional information on court-ordered community service opportunities, please click here.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Click below for frequently asked questions.

General
Home-delivered meals for seniors
Skill-based opportunities
Youth volunteers
Background checks
Community service

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Volunteer VISION Newsletter
The Volunteer VISION is a bi-annual newsletter designed to highlight volunteer efforts that have made a difference in the lives of Gwinnett seniors. You can also read out about exciting upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Click here to read the latest issue.

For all other inquiries concerning Volunteer Gwinnett – Senior Services, please contact Carolyn Kim at 678.377.6716 or email carolyn.kim@gwinnettcounty.com.


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Contact Us
If you are a senior (60+) and you are currently enrolled in a Gwinnett County Senior Services program, please contact your Care Manager to inquire about the availability of a local volunteer who can provide assistance. Please call 678.377.4150 if you’re not sure how to contact your Care Manager.

If you are a Gwinnett County senior (60+) in need of assistance and you have not been assigned to a Care Manager, please call 678.377.4150 to speak to an Information and Assistance (I&A) Specialist. Our knowledgeable I&A professionals can share information about additional resources that may be available to you and can assist you to make a formal request for volunteer assistance.

For all other inquiries concerning Volunteer Gwinnett – Senior Services, please contact Carolyn Kim at 678.377.6716 or email carolyn.kim@gwinnettcounty.com.

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