Ways To Help
Become a Volunteer
A Work Of Heart
Thank you for considering volunteer opportunities with FSS. Without the helping hands and caring hearts of our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to provide many of the programs that enrich the lives of older adults. Our volunteers really do make a meaningful difference. Are you interested in joining the FSS volunteer family and giving back to your community? We’d love to have you on our team. Please contact us at 770-461-0813 or email@example.com to connect with us.
“I was looking for more ways to get involved and give back to my community when I stumbled upon Fayette Senior Services! I decided to reach out and was amazed at the opportunities available. Deciding on which area to volunteer was a challenge, but knowing I’m a part of this family has not only made a difference in my life, but I know I’m also making a difference in the lives of those I’m serving!”
– FSS Volunteer
We Want You To Enjoy A Positive Experience, So We Will Make Every Effort To Match You With An Activity That Will Be Rewarding For You And Beneficial To The Seniors We Serve
The first step toward volunteering is to complete the application form. Access the link to submit your application online, print and bring the application to the center, drop it in the mail, or stop by and fill one out at either of our locations. Once received, your application will be reviewed, a background check/driver’s license check will be completed, and we will contact you to schedule an orientation.
Before beginning your volunteer service, you will be asked to:
- Complete the volunteer application
- Complete a background check and driver’s record check
- Provide two personal references
- Complete a training program for your choice of service
Available Volunteer Opportunities
- Front Desk Receptionist for Fayetteville or Peachtree City – Our reception area is one busy place! You will play an important role by providing administrative support to our member services team. Customer service is our top priority as we welcome new and current members and assist them with class and event registration.
- Fitness Center Assistant – Help us maintain a friendly, clean and safe environment and provide instruction for our fitness equipment. Fitness center volunteers will receive CPR Certification.
- Computer Instructors – Instruct classes on Word, Windows, exploring the Internet, and more.
- Café Assistant – Welcome our guests and members for lunch and offer hospitality to all. Assist our wonderful kitchen staff with food service duties which include serving from the food line, refreshing beverage stations, assisting guests and members with their trays, and cleaning up.
- Meals On Wheels Driver – Deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors throughout Fayette County. Drivers can choose a regular weekly route or choose to be a substitute driver to be called on as needed.
- STARs Program Assistant – STARs (Seniors Together After Retirement) spend the majority of their days together at the Life Enrichment Center, making crafts, playing games, eating together, and having a great time. You’ll have a helping hand in the activities and assisting with their day.
- Therapeutic Garden – If you have a green thumb, this is the place for you!Help tend the beautiful garden on the grounds of FSS.
- Special Events Assistant – Help with special events. Provide assistance with event coordination, set-up, decorating, and clean-up.
- Tool Team Member – Help perform minor, routine home maintenance tasks and repairs to help ensure the safety of individuals in their homes.
Benefits of Volunteering
Give back to your community and enjoy making new friendships!
Center volunteers have many perks while volunteering:
- Free center membership ($30 value for in-county residents and $90 value for out-of-county residents) with 75 hours of annual service
- Fitness Center volunteers receive a free fitness center membership
- Café and STARs Assistants receive a free meal in the café on the days they volunteer
- Free CPR and AED training for Fitness Center and STARs volunteers
- Monthly Volunteer Spotlights in the Enrichment Newsletter
- Quarterly Volunteer Appreciation socials
Volunteering is a work of ‘heart’ and the volunteers at FSS are full of just that!
A Meal and a Helping Hand
In February of 2022, Bruce Lehner became a volunteer with Fayette Senior Services as a Meals On Wheels (MOW) substitute driver. He was always willing to fill in when needed, and it wasn’t long before he was hooked and picked up 2 permanent MOW routes. He enjoys providing people with nourishment and some much needed conversation as many of our MOW recipients have limited contact with others. “It seemed like a worthy cause and I wanted to give back to the community,” shared Bruce. According to Natalie Hynson, FSS MOW Coordinator, Bruce knows his clients well and always ensures they get the meals they need. On one occasion, a client was consistently struggling with her door lock as she was weak and unable to easily open her door. Bruce didn’t hesitate to jump in and remedy the situation. When asked what the best thing that has happened to him this week, Bruce said “I got to help people!”
Bruce grew up in Columbus, Ohio. His father worked for IBM in sales and management and his mother was a homemaker for Bruce and his two younger siblings. As kids, Bruce and his brother and sister loved catching lightning bugs and sharing family time during vacations. At just eight years old, Bruce acquired his first job, cutting grass. He later attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he met his wife Michelle. Bruce spent 35 years with ABF Freight, the last 15 of which he was the National Account Sales Director until he retired in 2020. They have been married for 40 years and have two beautiful daughters, Kaitlin, who lives in Atlanta and Virginia, who lives in New Delhi, India.
Bruce’s hobbies and interests include cheering on college football, fishing, golf, community involvement, coaching youth sports, and card games – especially poker.
Some fun facts about Bruce:
- If stranded on a desert island, the 3 items Bruce would want with him are a mosquitonet, classic rock music and a fishing pole.
- I asked what song he would sing at a Karaoke bar and he said “HAH! Not happening!”
- If Bruce had his own late night talk show, his first guest would be Jack Nicklaus or Babe Zaharias.
- If he could hang out with any cartoon character it would be Johnny Quest for action and adventure.
- If Bruce had to listen to one song for the rest of his life, it would be Led Zeppelin’s The Ocean.
- He once rode his bike 450 miles across Iowa when he was 15 years old. It was an organized bike ride called RAGBRAI and this year is their 50th Anniversary. Today Bruce continues to ride the extra miles for the seniors in our community.
MOW is an invaluable resource to home bound seniors in our community. A resource that would not be available if not for volunteers like Bruce. Volunteers deliver meals and fellowship to individuals who might not be able to remain in their homes without this service. Thank you, Bruce, for your time and support of FSS, MOW and the Fayette County community, making it possible for us to enrich the lives of our neighbors in need!
Fayetteville, GA 30214
203 McIntosh Trail
Peachtree City, GA 30269