Volunteer Opportunities at WMSS

by Amena Hajjar

Charles, Cynthia, Melissa and Allison: Volunteers in San Geronimo Valley delivering meals to homebound seniors.

“This volunteer position is much more than delivering meals … it is about offering a happy face to some folks who don’t get out much, saying a kind word and chatting a bit and letting them know you will enjoy seeing them again next week. The meals are secondary.”
–Allison, 5 year HDM Volunteer

Kaitlyn: Volunteer at Stockstill House; owned and operated by West Marin Senior Services providing 24/7 care at Pt. Reyes Station.

“I really liked sitting with the residents at Stockstill House. I enjoyed talking to them, reading and I even liked helping the staff organize the pantry. I felt like I was in a home. I am planning to return to complete my community service hours I need for my high school program and I will tell other high school students it’s a nice feeling to help here.”

Banana aka Lowell Levinger and Paul Knight: Bread & Roses Volunteers at the Community Senior Luncheon

“We have collaborated with WMSS for years, it’s been a wonderful way to provide music and for the local talent to perform. Bread & Roses Presents is a nonprofit organization founded by the late Mimi Fariña in 1974 to bring hope and healing through live music to isolated Bay Area audiences”
–Marian Hubler

WMSS Board Member – Cecelia “Cia” Donahue and Pat Donahue “When my term is over, I am looking forward to participating in the other meaningful things WMSS does.” 

Cia Donahue is nearing the end of her second, 3 year term as a Board Member for West Marin Senior Services. Cia’s commitment is to always look out for her neighbors, especially older adults living in the West Marin community. She is a shining star with a smile to brighten anyone’s day, an inspiration to WMSS, fellow Board members, volunteers and the community at large.

18 Ways You Can Volunteer

  • help with mass mailing
  • become a volunteer driver
  • lend a hand in our Gallery for Art
  • help organize educational and fundraising events
  • garden at Stockstill House
  • clerical work in WMSS offices
  • help an older adult with their computer or cell phone
  • bring your pet to visit our residents at Stockstill House
  • become a Board Member
  • show your art in our gallery
  • photograph an event
  • take medical equipment to a homebound client
  • give a lecture
  • write an article for our newsletter
  • play your music at the Community Luncheon
  • set up holiday party
  • bring an article to discuss at the Coffee Klatch
  • help a friend, become a friend.

As the Program Coordinator it is always a joy to hear how friendships have developed between the volunteers and WMSS clients. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization’s “chain”. Each link, we connect, and together clients are further held by community and professionals who can help them live with dignity and vitality in their homes. To learn more about these programs, contact amena@wmss.org