The Gold Key Volunteer Program provides opportunities for individuals of all ages to volunteer their time and talents to assist Older Adults throughout Isabella County. Our Volunteers are a vital part of the Commission on Aging. The 550+ registered volunteers form the backbone of our agency and provide a valuable resource to all the programs and services of the Commission on Aging.
All Gold Key Volunteers go through an orientation meeting with the Program Coordinator. A registration form is completed and with the permission of the volunteer a criminal background check and a check of the volunteer’s driving record is completed with the Michigan State Police.
Answer phones and greet visitors at front desk. Refer calls to appropriate staff, take messages and answer general inquires. Assist with general office work, including routine typing. Work a four hour shift - either 8:30 to 12:30 or 12:30 to 4:30 one day per week.
Guides ride with an older adult First Time ICTC User to assist with medical appointments, grocery shopping, or food sites until the individual feels comfortable riding alone. Buddies will ride ICTC buses during peak hours 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. or 3:15 to 6:30 p.m. to provide assistance to all child riders.
In addition to the previously mentioned volunteer opportunities, the Commission on Aging also participates in several other seasonal projects, such as yard work, window washing, special requests, Fundraisers, events, annual golf outing, flu clinics, and Have a Heart.