Become a JABA volunteer.

Become a JABA volunteer.

Become a Volunteer

Thanks for thinking about becoming a JABA volunteer! JABA has a wide array of volunteer choices, with varying degrees of commitment to suit your schedule, one of which is sure to fit your talents and preferences.

Review some of your choices below, then call 434.817.5226 to learn more about becoming a JABA volunteer. Or simply fill out our online Volunteer Application form and we’ll get right back to you.

JABA Community Senior Centers and Adult Care Centers

  • Activity Leader – Offer smiles and a helping hand to seniors at one of JABA’s Community Senior Centers or Adult Care Centers. You can assist others with crafts projects, lead a sing-along, help with gentle exercise classes, and so much more.

Managing Chronic Pain & Disease

  • Live Well, Virginia! Workshop Co-Leader – Receive training to be part of a two-person team leading groups of about ten adults as they develop skills to better cope with their chronic health conditions. Workshops meet once per week for six weeks. Each session is highly scripted, so you don’t have to guess what to do.

Administrative Support

  • Volunteers provide administrative support to JABA programs on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis across various departments. Tasks may include data entry, scheduling appointments, filing, administering surveys, preparing packets or mailings, and more.

Insurance Counseling

FISH (Friends in Schools Helping) School-Based Mentor

  • Opportunities available in public elementary, middle and high schools.

Neighbor to Neighbor

  • Friendly Visitor

  • Dementia Friendly Visitor (extra training)

  • Monthly Food Box Delivery Driver

  • Transportation Provider

  • Home/Yard Assistance

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

  • Be a voice for residents of long-term care facilities.

 

Additional Resources:

Immediate Volunteer needs:

  • FISH program (be a mentor to child in one of our public schools)

  • Insurance Counselors (help people save money on their health insurance)

  • Ombudsman Advocates (stand up for the rights of elders in long-term care facilities)

  • Chronic-Disease Self-Management Workshop co-leaders (help people relieve their pain and manage their health issues)