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Help your neighbors, learn new skills, and make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering with the Council on Aging of Buncombe County.   

We are hiring a Volunteer Coordinator!

Contact us at (828) 277-8288 or info@COAbc.org to volunteer in one of these programs or just complete and return the application below:

Call A Ride

Senior woman in a mask being given a ride by a volunteer in a mask

Provide transportation, using your own vehicle, to older adults who cannot drive and cannot access community transportation. Sign up for rides that fit in your schedule.

SHIIP Volunteer

Become a certified Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor to help seniors understand and sign up for Medicare.

Homebound Food Delivery

Deliver food bags once a month, using your own vehicle, to seniors throughout the county.

ACA Navigator

Complete ACA Navigator training to help residents of Buncombe and Henderson counties under age 65 sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment begins November 1st.

Senior Dining

Deliver meals using your own vehicle and assist at the Senior Dining and Wellness Sites.

Office Support

Volunteer in the Council on Aging office: answering the phone; welcoming visitors; and assisting with mailings, data entry and other projects.

I volunteer at COA because…………

 “Counseling at COA is my dream volunteer opportunity. I worked in the Medicare space for most of my career. I look forward every week to my morning counseling sessions. My goal is to give the client a bit of knowledge that confirms they have made the Medicare decision that best fits their healthcare needs. 99.9% of the time I feel that my clients and I meet that goal. Why wouldn’t I continue to be a COA volunteer?”

– SHIIP Medicare Counselor

“I have a passion for serving the community and know that the services provided by COA are positively impacting residents in Buncombe County. The Homebound Food Delivery program helps elders in our community by providing food that is conveniently delivered to their homes. COA has been able to adapt the HBFD program to take extra health and safety precautions that allow volunteers to continue to deliver groceries to COA clients in a contactless format, keeping everyone safe and supported. ”

– Homebound Food Delivery Driver

“I have always enjoyed driving, but I especially enjoy driving for Call-a-Ride, because if we didn’t drive them, these folks probably couldn’t get where they need to go. They are always grateful, and I usually get to know each person a little. Such interesting lives!”

– Call A Ride Driver

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