Ways To Help

Volunteer

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 info@fayss.org 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

Getting Started

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! 

Volunteer Spotlight

Jack & Julie Super:
Super-star Volunteers

Volunteering can be such a fun experience. For many, volunteering with your spouse can make it that much sweeter. Husband and wife team Jack and Julie Super are the epitome of a fun volunteer team. No matter where you see them, these two are always cutting up and having the best time. Add a little volunteer work into that and you’ve got the sweetest deal around! “I had been volunteering for Meals on Wheels for 4 years before Jack retired. He would drive with me when he wasn’t on a trip with Delta so when he retired, we just started running the route together permanently as a way to spend time together while doing something for the benefit of others. We feel that it’s important to help those in need and we’re grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Meals on Wheels family, TOGETHER!” expressed Julie.

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Jack grew up in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. His father was a superintendent of schools while his mother was a teacher. As the middle of three boys, you can imagine the adventurous childhood he had. He and his brothers loved to go fishing and hunting, but above all, their favorite thing to do was cause trouble and, as Julie likes to say, “raise hell.” At just 16 years old, Jack started flying airplanes. It wasn’t long before he decided to turn his childhood passion into a career. After college, he followed his dreams and became a Naval Aviator and in 1986, he began flying for Delta. 32 years later, Jack retired in 2019 as a Captain!

Julie grew up in Leominster, Massachusetts. Her father was a chemist working as a plant manager for Foster Grant Plastics, that is famous for producing Foster Grant Sunglasses. Her mother taught middle school at a parochial school. At this school, her mother was the cheerleading coach and her father was the basketball coach. Julie has one sister, and growing up they spent a lot of time in the gym with their parents and keeping the scorebooks for their dad. Their summers were spent in the swimming pool with all of their friends and family around!

Jack and Julie met while they were both living in Virginia Beach. Julie was working at a restaurant and Jack came in for dinner…with a date. I think it’s pretty safe to say, that date must not have gone very well, because Jack and Julie have now been married for 40 years. There must have been something that caught Jack’s eye that night. Together, they have a son who lives in Newnan and a daughter who lives in Mableton. While Jack was flying, Julie was holding down the fort at home and carpooling kids all around. Over the years, they have had 6 dogs, 4 cats, and so many other snakes and critters that their son loved to bring home. They both love to travel, enjoy golf cart rides with their dogs, and hanging out with their kids and friends. Jack spends his free time working on model trains for which he has his own room dedicated to just that! The room is filled with 9 trains in a village with two tracks just below the ceiling that he spent years meticulously building. While Jack is building his trains, you can find Julie either cooking, gardening, or reading. She loves the beach and dreams of taking long walks down the white, sandy shores.

This dynamic duo has been delivering Meals on Wheels together for over 7 years now. They are two of the most dedicated volunteers, taking a permanent route every week. These two always deliver with a smile and a joke ready for everyone. The enthusiasm and excitement they bring to volunteering is special, and we feel so lucky to have a reason to interact with them regularly. Follow the laughter you hear around the center, and we’re sure you’ll find them at the end of it. Thank you, Jack and Julie, for providing a helping hand, bringing laughter, and giving back to your community.

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