“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back”– Denzel Washington
Volunteers are the backbone of Mizell Center. Without volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to offer many of our essential programs and services. Our volunteers are dedicated, compassionate and resourceful. They work tirelessly to improve the lives of older adults.
Mizell volunteers reflect the diversity of our community having varied backgrounds, experiences, identities and skills. They help make the world more fair and equitable for older adults.
We welcome your volunteer support in person or virtually.
Aunt Betty’s Attic
Aunt Betty’s Attic is Mizell’s resale store. Aunt Betty’s volunteers greet customers, answer questions about merchandise and serve as cashiers. Volunteer shifts are Monday – Thursday, 9:45AM – 12:15PM and Monday – Thursday 11:45AM – 2:15PM. Proceeds from the sale of merchandise benefit Mizell’s direct service programs.
Administrative volunteers provide assistance throughout the organization by fielding telephone calls, responding to department emails, word processing, filing, data entry, direct mail projects, and creating presentations and spreadsheets.
Front desk volunteers answer and direct telephone calls, assist with walk ins and provide a warm and welcoming experience for our members and guests. Front desk volunteers must be able to make an on-going weekly commitment. Computer knowledge is required. Volunteer shifts are Monday through Friday 8:00AM – 12:30PM and 12:30PM – 5:00PM. Bilingual in English and Spanish is helpful.
Mizell offers corporations, businesses and community groups a variety of volunteer team building experiences; meal service, community outreach and special projects.
Each Thursday morning Mizell hosts a free Farmer’s Market for members age 60+. Volunteers manage check in , stock tables and distribute fresh produce. Volunteer assignments require some lifting. Volunteer shifts are 7:00AM – 10:30AM.
Friendly Caller Program
Friendly Caller volunteers make regular calls to Mizell members. The calls serve as a friendly and social check in and a way to share program information. This is a critical service in light of the pandemic and an especially rewarding opportunity.
Volunteers are critical component of our fundraising events. Volunteers are needed to assist with setup and/or breakdown, greet guests, and serve as wait staff or bartenders
Mizells seeks licensed and certified professionals to support our Wellness Program; massage therapists, yoga instructors, chiropractors, reflexologists and reiki practitioners
Café 480 – Lunch Service
Monday through Friday Mizell’s Café 480 provides a nutritious lunch to approximately 125 older adults. In our warm and friendly dining room, volunteers serve guests a plated meal and beverage. During COVID, while our dining room is closed we have modified our lunch service. To ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff and guests, lunch is served in a drive through format in the Mizell parking lot. Shifts are Monday – Thursday, 11:00AM – 12:30PM and Fridays 10:00AM -12:30PM.
Café 480 – Kitchen
Monday through Friday Mizell’s Kitchen staff prepare approximately 750 meals. Café 480 Kitchen seeks volunteers who enjoy working in a culinary environment and are able to perform a variety of tasks. Various shifts are available.
Young Leaders Council
The Mizell Center Young Leaders Council (YLC) are young volunteer leaders (under 35) committed to expanding the visibility and empowerment of older adults. Through civic and community outreach, the YLC seeks to advance Mizell’s mission and presence in the community. The YLC supports a culture of diversity, service, leadership, and advocacy.
How to Volunteer
Complete the volunteer application by downloading the PDF below, and either mail, email or bring it in person to Mizell. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Mr. Ector Simpson, interviews each volunteer candidate to determine the best fit possible. If you have questions, please contact Ector Simpson at 760-323-5869 x 110 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org