Will you become a JABA Volunteer? So many people need your help.

Volunteers are the heart of JABA – we rely on compassionate, dedicated volunteers to provide support for seniors and students in our area. As summer arrives, we need to fill volunteer positions so that we can be prepared to help those in need. Below, you'll find several important volunteer positions we are recruiting for now. Don't see anything that suits your needs? Visit our website to see more volunteer opportunities. Together, we can make our community stronger and healthier. Thank you!

FISH Program Student Mentor: You'll work under the supervision of a teacher in one of our public schools to work one-on-one or in small groups to help students improve motivation, self-confidence and socialization, while assisting with academic subjects. After a short training session, just 2.5 hours, you'll be placed at a school based on student need, your volunteer interests, and your location preferences. The volunteer commitment is just 1-2 hours per week during the school year, but you will have a huge impact on the lives of students.

Medicare Insurance Counseling Volunteer: You'll provide one-on-one assistance to help people navigate Medicare and related health insurance programs. Training and ongoing support are provided. You'll help people save money and lead financially secure and healthy lives.

Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsman: You'll improve the quality of life for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities by providing information about residents’ rights and advocating for those who request help in resolving problems. JABA provides 20 hours of training prior to placement and two highly skilled staff members provide volunteers with support and assume responsibility for complex issues.

Chronic-Disease Self-Management Workshop co-leaders: You'll 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. This program is a life saver for so many!

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.