The day-to-day operation of the RSC depends on volunteers. Utilizing the many skills and abilities of our volunteers allows the RSC to offer a greater variety of programs and services. Approximately 159 volunteers give over 13,200 hours to the RSC each year.
If you are interested in volunteering, please stop by the office and fill out a volunteer application. Your application will be routed to the appropriate staff member and you will be contacted to discuss the ways you might serve.
Volunteers must be available during weekday hours, over 18 years of age and able to pass a criminal background check which requires your social security number.
Volunteers are asked to commit for at least 2 – 3 hours a week for six months or more.
Reception & Office Assistance
- Greeter Volunteers meet and greet participants as they arrive at the facility.
- Front Desk Volunteers staff our reception desk and perform a variety of tasks such as greeting newcomers and distributing information, signing participants up for free programs, answering the telephone, placing reminder calls to participants, and selling tickets for various events and special lunches.
- Beverage Bar Volunteers make and serve coffee, pour ice tea, and monitor the snack basket. They also provide friendly conversation and help spread information about the RSC’s programs.
- Cashier: makes change, tracks participant count and passes out tickets.
- Kitchen Helpers: assist in meal preparation and serving, set and clear tables, and wash dishes.
Meals on Wheels
- Support Volunteer: calls program participants for their order, inventory stock and place order.
- Drivers: sort, pack, and deliver frozen meals to individuals who are unable to leave their home.
- Interest Group Leaders: individuals with skills or knowledge in a specific topic area lead groups, maintain participant lists, and help ensure that all participants sign in.
While giving volunteer service is rewarding in and of itself, the RSC staff believe it is important to recognize the generous time contributions so many make to the RSC.
Each year there are two events to recognize our volunteers’ contributions. In February, the Redmond Rotary hosts a luncheon to recognize RSC volunteers who have contributed 85 or more hours during the previous year. In September, during National Senior Center Month, an event is held at the RSC for all volunteers with at least one hour of service during the previous year.
Older American’s Month Recognition
Each May, the RSC Senior Advisory Committee recognizes senior volunteers who have given significant service to the senior community, as well as one business or organization that has meaningfully contributed to the betterment of Redmond older adults. The honorees are presented at a City Council meeting, where the Mayor proclaims May as Older American’s Month in Redmond. Honorees are also treated to dinner and a reception is held in their honor.
If you would like to nominate someone for this honor, nominations forms are available in March. Please inquire at the Front Desk.
- Marty Boggs, 50 Plus Program Administrator - oversees the overall management of the RSC. His primary duties are to direct the staff and see that the facility is maintained and utilized properly. His duties involve employee recruitment, training and reviews; staff and volunteer recognition; and purchasing. He is the liaison to other City departments and works with the Senior Advisory Committee to ensure that the RSC is meeting our participants’ needs.
- Teri Burke, & Karen Phillips, Program Coordinators - plan, develop, implement, maintain and monitor all fee-based programs and free activities that take place at the RSC, as well as planning and promoting events. They also oversee our daily nutrition program, and weekly Meals on Wheels program.
- Terry Sturtz, Administrative Assistant - as the lead in our office, she handles a wide variety of tasks, including coordinating volunteer and staff schedules; creating flyers and bulletin boards; answering a multitude of questions every day and many other tasks.
- Linda Reini, Driver - helps plan and implement our day trips, hikes and shopping outings; drives our bus and makes sure all bus maintenance takes place according to schedule. In addition, she performs a wide variety of support tasks around the RSC.
- Christine Benavides and Amy Tang, Office Assistants - handle many of the office duties such as processing registrations and helping with participant questions. They support the Front Desk volunteers and generally help hold the place together.