"Enriching the lives of adults 50 and over by offering opportunities for interfaith community service, lifelong learning, and assistance in maintaining an independent lifestyle."
Our Volunteers are the leaders in providing these services for the community of seniors. We believe in individual contact with our clients and take care to provide personal and courteous client services through our volunteers. We listen to our clients and adjust our services as appropriate. We also interact with other senior health organizations both locally and nationally to ensure our services are delivered in the most effective manner.
Our services and programs are provided through partnerships with churches of different faiths, local businesses and individuals. We are in direct contact with the seniors and the faith communities through our quarterly newsletter, our website, our speaker programs and our educational programs as well as local media services. We also rely on client testimonials and referrals to their neighbors and friends to increase our client base and volunteers.
Our main office at Lucy Corr is the hub of all of the services and activities offered by the Shepherd's Center. Our Office Service volunteers are the face of the Shepherd's Center to the clients, volunteers and other organizations. They are caring, confident and dedicated to understanding needs and, then coordinating the activites that need to be addressed.
Office volunteers use those office and computer skills gained over their career for our seniors.
A pool of drivers volunteer their time making it possible to get to medical appointments and grocery shopping for those who do not drive, do not have a car or do not have access to public transportation. Prescriptions can also be picked up on the return trip.
Should you need that ride to the doctor's or for grocery shopping, please call the office at (804) 706-6689 at least four days in advance of the appointment.
The office will schedule a driver. The driver will contact the client to arrange the pickup time, etc.The service is free, however, donations are accepted
“Adventures in Learning” provides a variety of classes during the Fall, Winter and Spring terms. Senior volunteers, who are very knowledgeable in their subject matter, teach the classes. Topics taught include courses in hobbies, exercise, history, current events, self-defense, plus many others. Some classes meet for only one semester but many last through all three semesters in the year.
Typical classes include Knitting, Guitar, Watercolors, Drawing, and Quilting; Senior Strength Training, and Line Dancing; Civil War, The Thirty Years War, and When Radio Was King; Our World Today, Current Events, Book Discussions and Bible topics.
Most classes are at Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School Street in Chester. Classes meet on Wednesdays beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Changing light bulbs, replacing faucet washers, replacing smoke alarm batteries, replacing faulty electrical receptacles, etc. are good descriptions of light maintenance.
We do not provide general contractor services, nor do our volunteers do yard work.
A pool of HandyHands volunteers donate their time to provide this service which is averaging almost 3 calls a week.
If you think HandyHands can help you, please call the office at (804) 706-6689.
The office will schedule a handyman to contact you. From discussions with the you, the handyman will determine the nature of the maintenance and materials required and schedule a time to do the work.
The Shepherd’s Center has an urgent need for volunteer drivers for transportation to urgent medical appointments and grocery shopping.
You can help by offering a few hours of your time to provide a ride. The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield, a non-profit interfaith organization, offers free, accompanied transportation, in-home handyman services, and low-cost classes to adults over 50.
Volunteer drivers are desperately needed to continue providing transportation in the area. You can make a difference in the community by volunteering only a couple of hours a month! We are particularly in need of drivers in the following areas: Chester, Chesterfield, Hopewell, Prince George, and Chester.
Become a part of this close-knit volunteer community; you may need their help someday, too! Call The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield at (804) 706-6689.
The Shepherd’s Center has a critical need for office volunteers to help seniors on the phone to arrange their urgent transportation needs to medical appointments and grocery shopping with our volunteer drivers.
You can help by offering a few hours of your time to help a senior. The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield, a non-profit interfaith organization, offers free, accompanied transportation, in-home handyman services, and low-cost classes to adults over 50.
Office volunteers are urgently needed to continue providing transportation services to seniors in our community. You can make a difference in the community by volunteering only a couple of hours a week or month!
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A 2014 Fall Class