Volunteers are the heart of the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield !

The office staff are volunteers. The folks that are the drivers for the Transportation service are volunteers. The Handy Hands folks that provide light maintenance service are volunteers. The folks providing the Grocery Shopping service are volunteers. The teachers in the Adventures in Learning program are volunteers. The master chefs that cook the lunches are volunteers. The Board of Directors are volunteers. The various committees are made up of volunteers. The Chester Baptist Church provides the Adventures in Learning classroom, kitchen and lunch room facilities. Volunteers are the heart of the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield!

People Helping People

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield needs your help.  You might like to volunteer to serve on a committee, work in the office, help with lunches or be a driver. You will find the experience of volunteering to be as rewarding and enjoyable to you, as the service you are providing is appreciated and welcomed by those you are serving.

By our service, we all benefit!

Please call the office at (804) 706-6689 and talk with the staff about the opportunities to volunteer or send us an Email or click here to complete a Volunteer Interest Form .

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.
You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…
You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace.
A soul generated by love.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

provides minor home repairs to people 60 years of age and older who live in their own home and within our service areas.

Example Volunteer Opportunities at The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield

Volunteer Driver

provides free, accompanied transportation to people 60 years of age and older who live within our service areas to critical doctor appointments, pharmacy pick-up and grocery shopping.

Handy Hands Volunteer

Volunteer Adventures in Learning Instructor / Luncheon Speaker

provides seniors in the community with opportunity for life-long learning and socialization. The instructor teaches classes based off their subject expertise and the luncheon speaker shares their passion of a subject at a luncheon forum.

Office Volunteer

provides assistance with the day-to-day operation of the Center’s office. They answer the telephone, schedule volunteer to fill the clients’ transportation and HandyHands requests, enroll new clients, make referrals when appropriate, pre-register students for our Life-long learning classes (AIL)

Bulk Mailing Volunteer

provides assistance in our quarterly newsletter and schedules, annual donor request, and other mass mailings. They often are called at the last minute to complete a mailing and they keep our mailing costs as low as possible.

Adventures In Learning Committee

provides an engaging and appealing curriculum for our life-long learning program (AIL), recruit volunteer instructors and luncheon speakers, oversee the facility and classroom use, marketing the classes and all the other responsibilities associated with this program each year.

Hospitality Committee

Throughout the year serves lunch at the fall, winter, and spring AIL sessions; the volunteers’ set-up, prepare and serve the meal, and clean up every Wednesday. The committee also caters special events such as the Afternoon Tea and Ice Cream Social.

Fundraising Event Volunteer

Throughout the year develops/maintains fund raising events for The Shepherd’s Center such as the Senior Idol, Silent Auction and Afternoon Tea. Community and Congregational Council Volunteers: They become the representative of the Shepherd’s Center and provide information about The Shepherd’s Center to their places of worship or community organization.

Adventures In Webmaster & Site Maintenance

Maintain our website by making new pages, maintaining current pages, adding events. You don’t have to be a data processing professional.

Special Needs Task Force

Volunteers would come together for a special need in the senior community.