Thank you for your interest in serving with JABA! Please use the Volunteer Registration Form
to submit an online application. A member of Volunteer Services will contact you. For questions call Volunteer Services at 434-817-5226 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Help protect the rights of the elderly and be a voice for those in Nursing or Assisted Living facilities. JABA is seeking empathetic, diplomatic, assertive, and skilled communicators to be Volunteer Ombudsmen. As an ombudsman, you'll work to ensure residents' rights are being protected and helping residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone. Next training: Fall 2018
Meal Delivery Driver
Do you enjoy driving? Help JABA provide meals to participants of our Senior Nutrition Programs in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and Greene. We are seeking a team of 5-6 volunteers who can sign on for one day/week to deliver meals on a weekday morning. Load up the JABA van at 8:30am at JABA, and finish by 12:30pm.
Award a homebound senior peace of mind and help make life more meaningful. As a JABA Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer, you will be introduced to a senior in your community who has requested neighborly support such as social visits, transportation, or shopping assistance. With your help, more homebound seniors in our area will have the ability to age-in-place and engage in life in a meaningful way.
Friendly Visitor to Individuals with Dementia
This innovative program is an extension of JABA's Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program to provide support to individuals with dementia and their caregiver. Socialize and engage with a person with dementia in their home while providing respite for the family caregiver. Commitment is one hour each week for 10 weeks following orientation and training, with a focus on engaging the participant in meaningful activities each week. Next Training: August 2018
Impact a child's life and let a student know they can by showing up for them each week. The FISH (Friends in Schools Helping) Program is JABA's signature intergenerational program that recruits and trains volunteers to work with students 1-1 or in small groups in our local public schools in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and Greene. Next Training: August/September 2018
Support JABA's popular Insurance Counseling Program by serving a few hours per week scheduling appointments, making phone call reminders, entering data and keeping the office running - Whatever your interest is an office environment, we'll match it to the right task for you!
Help people find affordable health insurance. JABA Insurance Counselors go from zero to hero, helping people enroll in insurance plans and put money back in their pocket. Serve during Open Enrollment Part-D to help people choose a Medicare prescription drug plan. We'll train you and provide support every step of the way! Next Training: August 2018
Twice is Nice Upscale Resale Store
Volunteer power keeps the doors open and registers ringing at Twice is Nice, Charlottesville's boutique-style resale store featuring men and women's designer fashions, collectible antiques and unique home decor and furnishings. Proceeds benefit Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet. Help get clothing donations ready for the sales floor or help in the gallery processing housewares and furniture donations. Most volunteers work one shift per week, and training is provided.