Energizing the Lives of Seniors in Perry Hall, MD

Volunteering at Seven Oaks

Below are volunteer positions that may be available at Seven Oaks Senior Center. Please call the Center Director to schedule an interview if you are interested in any of the following positions. While we may not have an opening at the time of your inquiry, we'd still like to hear from you and will keep your contact information on file for when a position becomes available.

​Friday Cafe Leader
We’re looking for a volunteer to take care of our Council sponsored Friday Café. If you could do it every Friday or a couple times a month see staff. This includes purchasing food, set-up and clean up. Start setting up around 8:30 am and we open the Cafe at 9:15-10:15. 


Front Desk Receptionist

Welcome and direct visitors; answer telephone and take messages; answer general and specific questions about the center, events and classes. Sell tickets for events. Register seniors for membership and classes. On the job training is provided. Pleasant customer service and phone skills will be rewarded with success in a friendly, people oriented environment. Select a shift between 8:30 a.m. - Noon or Noon - 4:00 p.m. Call staff for current openings. Not able to commit to a weekly shift? Become a substitute volunteer! You'll be trained in advance and we'll call you if a volunteer can not work their shift. CURRENTLY HIRING SUBSTITURE VOLUNTEERS. NO CURRENT OPENINGS.

Eating Together Volunteer

Lunch is delivered between the hours of 10 & 11 AM and served at noon.  Responsibilities include: checking food temperatures, setting out paper products and utensils, serving and light clean-up. Hours are: 11 am-12:30 pm. Lunch is served on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday and various other dates when special programs are scheduled.   You may be called to assist with the other dates in advance. On the job training provided.

Special Events Committee

Do you like planning events? Consider working on our special events committee and assist the event chairperson with developing and executing a special event for the center such as a crab feast, holiday party, luncheon, etc. Experience with event planning is preferred. Skill sets needed:  able to work well with others, working within allotted budgets, and organization. Duties include menu planning, decorating, recruiting volunteers, and purchasing supplies. 

Center Promotions Coordinator

Promote the center in the surrounding community and create ongoing relations with local businesses and leaders. Individual would be responsible for identifying and scheduling speaking events for staff or self to promote the center. Deliver monthly newsletters to various points in the community. Days/times are very flexible - create your own schedule. Must have available transportation and know the Perry Hall community.

Class Instructor

Instructors are needed to share their special talents by teaching seniors. Class topics will depend on the individual's talents, but could include the following: Travelogue Presentations, Current Events Discussion, Digital Camera Skills, Aerobics, Foreign Language, Book Review, Crafts, Art, Fitness, History, Religion, Sewing, World Topics, etc. Individual should be friendly and enjoy working with senior citizens. The class should be scheduled Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm and can be offered on a weekly basis, bi--monthly, once a month or as a series.

Travel Office Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help support our travel coordinators by staffing the Travel Office. Duties include collecting trip payments, writing receipts, answer questions about upcoming trips and answering the travel phone. We can establish office hours around your schedule. At least one day a week for three hours is requested.

We are also looking for a volunteer to run the Delaware Park Trips. These trips are offered every 6 weeks from March –November and the job entails logging payments, writing receipts, and going on the trip. The trip coordinator does not pay to go on the bus. A special thank you to Tom for running the Delaware Park trips for the past year. 

Fitness Center Monitor

Has your commitment to fitness made a difference in your life? Do you want to help dozens of others stay healthy and strong?
Become a Fitness Center Volunteer Monitor! If you are enthusiastic about promoting fitness and healthy living, this is a great opportunity to share your passion in a meaningful way. Our fitness center has state-of-the-art equipment and provides a unique exercise program geared specifically to adults age 60 and older. The center is equipped with treadmills, recumbent bikes and steppers, strength training circuits, flexibility and stretching stations, and free weights. We have an award-winning fitness model with proven results.

We will provide a 2 hour training workshop before you begin.  Available days and shifts vary but you must contribute at least 4 hours of service per week. Not able to commit to a weekly shift? Become a substitute volunteer instead! You'll be trained in advance and we'll call you if a volunteer can not work their shift.

We are seeking Monitors 18 years of age and older. If you happen to be 60 or over, inquire about a FREE fitness center membership.

Exterior Maintenance

Maintain the flower beds and shrubbery.  Plant flowers and mulch.  The Council provides a budget for the volunteer(s).  Work at your own leisure, days or week-ends. Help keep our grounds beautiful! In the warmer months help with weeding, pruning, raking, watering, etc. Plant
flowers, mulch, and pick up trash from the grounds. You can make your own hours. 

Executive Board

Consider serving on the Center Council Executive Board which is comprised of elected board members who represent the council membership and work to enhance BCDA's services and programs to older adults. As a non-profit organization, these volunteers are the leaders who can fundraise, policy makers, council budget any lists and advisory to Baltimore County Department of Aging.   The Executive Board serves for a term of one year.  Executive Board members are to attend the bi-monthly Council meeting (4th Monday of every other month) and monthly Executive Board meetings ( 3rd Monday of every month).

To serve on the board you must become a member of the center. The board discusses and votes on business for the center and meets on the 3rd Monday of the month. Executive board members make a one year commitment from July-June and are also required to attend bi-monthly council/membership meetings on the 4th Monday of every other month.

Data Entry

If you are proficient with using a computer and are interested in data entry we could use help registering our members in our computer system. Hands on training provided. 

Social Media

We are recruiting a volunteer to help with our Facebook Page. Create posts of upcoming events and classes, post pictures of events at the center, share useful information.