Volunteer

 

 

Elderly-exercise-copy.jpgThe Council on Aging offers programs and services for anyone 60 or older, and for those who care for them. Whether its a young, active 62 year old or someone struggling with the physical, financial or emotional challenges of aging, COA is  helping our community age successfully. As a volunteer, you can make a difference in the life of an older adult living in our community and improve your own aging process by participating in our work.

Help us advocate for local, state and federal policies and funding that support our efforts and improve the quality of life for older adults. Join our e-mail list to get up-to-the-minute information on pending legislation and other issues that you can affect by making calls, writing letters or attending events.


shower-bar-installation-copy.jpgVolunteer to meet people, learn new skills and help your neighbors. Provide companionship and assistance to an older adult and make a new friend. Volunteers transport older adults who can no longer drive and cannot use public transportation to medical and other necessary appointments. Volunteers also help deliver prepackaged food, donated by Manna Food Bank, boxed by the Salvation Army, delivered once a month to the homebound elderly. We often get requests for various odd and interesting volunteer opportunities - babysit for a pet while someone is in the hospital, pick up food from local farmers and distribute to low income elderly, spend time with someone so a family member can get a break. And, we appreciate volunteer help with administrative needs here in the office as well.

All volunteers must pass a criminal background check. Volunteers who transport service recipients require a driving background check.

Volunteers Make a Difference

Download the Volunteer Application and email or fax to
Zoe Trout - fax 828-277-8299
or call 828-277-8288 for more information.
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