Help older adults! An hour of your time could make all the difference in an older adult’s life.
When you connect with the older people that NORC serves, you’ll get back as much as you give. Help neighbors maintain independence as they age in their own homes by assisting with minor home repairs (e.g., changing lightbulbs, repairing leaky faucets, hanging pictures or curtain rods) and/or offering technology training and troubleshooting. Our flexible opportunities fit your busy schedule, introduce you to remarkable people, and leave you feeling great.
All volunteers must complete a background check and one-hour orientation. Volunteers under age 18 (minimum age of 12) must be accompanied by adult/parent at all times.
Important Note: Once you complete your application, you must also read and sign the Volunteer Agreement and Photo Consent Preference, which can be found here.
Contact Sarah Z. Levinson for more information at 314-442-3859 or SLevinson@JFedSTL.org.
Pete Pozefsky of Creve Coeur, a volunteer with Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), was named a finalist for the 2013 Georgia Frontiere Community Quarterback Award. Finalists exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving the St. Louis bi-state area through volunteerism.
Pozefsky has been a volunteer with St. Louis NORC, a non-sectarian program that supports the healthy aging of seniors in their homes, for six years. Pozefsky, an engineer scientist/structural engineer at Boeing, helps NORC members with home repairs, teaches computer use, and has installed and repaired computers for members.
NORC Volunteer Coordinator Roberta Gartenberg estimates that he has spent more than 1300 hours of his time helping NORC members live a better quality of life and has saved them more than $26,500 with his repairs. “Pete will take on any task, often on very short notice,” says Gartenberg. She notes that he has a life-changing impact on many members’ lives, providing them with not only household help, but also comfort and care. “When Pete provides a household or computer repair, he also provides a kind heart and an ear for listening.”
In addition to St. Louis NORC, Pozefsky also volunteers with BJC Hospice and Rebuilding Together. He says he has a good time helping others and spending time with them and that he gets more out of volunteering than he gives.
A luncheon will be held on November 22 to honor the Community Quarterback volunteers and award money to the agencies they represent. In addition, the volunteers will attend the Rams game on December 22.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with St. Louis NORC! With your help, we are able to keep people safe in their home and connected in the community as they age. Please complete this application to help us learn about your background and interests.