More than 200 volunteers make an enormous contribution to the 50+ program by providing assistance and leadership. Listed below are areas where volunteers are utilized. If you would like to share your time and talents with us, please fill out the volunteer application.
Computer Lab Instructors, Coaches, and Mentors
Help seniors learn the basics of computer use as an instructor, as a coach who assists the instructor or as a drop-in lab mentor. Must be computer literate, but training is provided.
Many of our programs are lead by senior volunteers - card groups, craft clubs, musical groups, sports leagues - and more. Join a group and see where you can help, or let us help you start a new group!
Help low-income seniors with their tax forms one day a week February - April at the Troy Community Center. Training is provided by AARP in January.
Special Event Assistance
An extra hand is always appreciated at special events such as the Senior Expo, food distribution, flu shot clinic, garage sale and more.
Homebound Meal Delivery
Monday-Friday at 11 am. Donate one hour a week or one hour a month. Call 248.689.6663.
Creative Endeavors Senior Store
Senior volunteers operate this store, which provides a venue for seniors to sell their handmade crafts. Sales staff to work one day per week and management needed.
Call bingo, call back winning numbers and/or distribute prizes at the Friday afternoon bingo game at the Community Center. (Workers are not allowed to play.)
SHARP Home Repair Program
Volunteers are needed to help Troy seniors and people with disabilities correct health and safety hazards and restore things to proper working order around their homes. People with a variety of skills are needed. Examples of chores that will be performed include installing window air conditioners, installing smoke detectors, trimming overgrown bushes, replacing electrical outlets, fixing leaky plumbing, and painting.