In November 2016, ISC welcomed a crew of volunteers from Home Instead Senior Care to launch our new Lunch Squad program (now called Service With a Smile: Lunch Squad). Lunch Squads are teams of two to four volunteers who come to ISC over the noon hour to serve lunch to our seniors, and we’d like to thank Home Instead Senior Care for being first.

The Home Instead Senior Care Lunch Squad delivering milk.

The Home Instead Senior Care Lunch Squad delivering milk.

Lunch Squad members help with serving meals and drinks to seniors, and cleaning up, with the assistance of the ISC nutrition staff. It’s also a chance to brighten a senior’s day with a smile or a namaste greeting–and to have your day brightened in return.

Serving up nutritious soup in the ISC kitchen.

Serving up nutritious soup in the ISC kitchen.

With a hot noon meal served every weekday, there are plenty of opportunities for your corporate team, school group, or service club to be part of the ISC Lunch Squad. Volunteer teams arrive at 11:15 and are finished at 12:15, and no special language or cooking skills are required. You can make a one-time commitment to try it out, and we are happy to schedule regular Lunch Squads on a monthly or quarterly basis, or whatever fits your schedule.

Seniors are ready for lunch after a morning of exercise and English classes.

Seniors are ready for lunch after a morning of exercise and English classes.

To learn more about becoming an ISC volunteer and to arrange a time for your service, please contact Program Coordinator Maritza Montoya at mmontoya@interculturalseniorcenter.org or (402) 933-2643. Maritza will contact you to discuss this as well as any other volunteer opportunities you might be interested in. Our goal is to create a mutually-beneficial volunteer experience for our seniors, our agency, and YOU!

Thank you, Home Instead Senior Care Lunch Squad!

Thank you, Home Instead Senior Care Lunch Squad!