Volunteers

Volunteers

Our dedicated volunteers are vital partners in the services we provide. They interact with, serve and learn from the amazing seniors who live in and helped to build our community. Whether volunteering for a one-time event or a continuous service role, join Aging True’s growing team of more than 600 volunteers today.

How to Volunteer

Call Aging True at 904-807-1203 or 904.807.1266 to inquire about volunteer opportunities. For Aging True programs, all volunteers will be provided with orientation and training relevant to their service opportunity. As well, for the safety of our clients, criminal background checks are conducted on volunteers.

To get started now, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form and return it to the Development Office at jlegons@AgingTrue.org or fax to 904.807.1220.

 

Senior Companion

Part-time volunteer opportunities for qualifying seniors to help other more frail elders who require assistance to remain in their own homes. The Senior Companion program is all about seniors helping seniors, and the volunteers receive stipends to offset costs associated with serving as a companion. Some of the volunteer companion activities may include:

  • Assisting with reading and writing letters, and filling out forms
  • Providing companionship, at home or by escorting client to a recreational or social event
  • Encouraging exercise by accompanying client on walks
  • Shopping or completing errands for or with the client
  • Doing light housekeeping or gardening
  • Planning or preparing meals
  • Helping to secure a needed service such as food stamps, visiting nurse or government assistance

RELIEF (Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families)

Trained volunteers provide family caregivers with a much-needed break from their care giving responsibilities for short periods of time.

 

If interested in volunteering for the Senior Companion and RELIEF programs, please call 904-807-1239 or email fcastillo@agingtrue.org.

Meals on Wheels

Deliver more than a meal – provide kind words, a warm smile and a community connection to seniors. Individuals and groups, such as offices, churches, civic organizations and fraternities/sororities, can become meal-delivery volunteers. Meals on Wheels volunteers pick up meals from a designated drop site in their area and deliver the same route at least once a month. A volunteer route typically covers less than 10 miles and can be completed within 60 minutes. Volunteers must provide their own transportation.

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