Address: 1028 S. 9th St.
The Senior Center is accessed via the main entrance on 9th Street.
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 10 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 25 minutes
Orientation: Service learners MUST select from one of the following orientations. There will be no exceptions.
a. Wednesday, September 11th from 9-10:30 a.m.
b. Wednesday, September 11th from 1-2:30 p.m.
c. Thursday, September 12th from 9-10:30 a.m.
d. Thursday, September 12th from 1-2:30 p.m.
e. Friday, September 13th from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Days/Hours of Operation: Wednesday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (1 slot)
Description of Agency/Activities: The Senior Center provides social,
recreational, educational, nutritional, health services to ambulatory
older adults, particularly those who are Hispanic, in order to increase
their social integration, decrease their isolation in the community, and
facilitate access to community resources. Programming components
Student Role in Agency:
*Knowledge of Spanish is necessary for this position.
Unique Features of the Agency: This is a great opportunity to
practice the Spanish language and to learn about the diversity of Latino
culture in the context of an aging population.
Commitment: 2 - 3 hours per week throughout the semester.
Since Service Learners will be working directly with UCC clients, it is required that volunteers be outgoing and personable, show initiative, and enjoy interacting with clients of all ages. They need to own their placement and work to make it a good fit by sharing feedback and being proactive.