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We value volunteerism as part of the workforce continuum and are committed to providing all volunteers with the best possible experience in service, education, and advocacy for aging adults and their families.

Many of our volunteers are older adults themselves. We have a variety of opportunities available for people 18 and over to serve clients and the community through food programs, insurance counseling /education, transportation, and special events.

All COAbc volunteers will be required to consent to criminal background checks, motor vehicle reports, and will be screened accordingly. 

Call-A-Ride (CAR)

Provide transportation within Buncombe County, using your vehicle, to older adults who cannot drive or access community transportation. Sign up for rides that fit your schedule. Connect a neighbor to their medical appointment, grocery stores, hair salons, and more! Mileage is reimbursed at the standard IRS rate.  Drivers are required to maintain liability insurance limits of $100,000/$300,000.

Homebound Food Delivery

Deliver bags of shelf-stable food items, using your vehicle, to seniors throughout Buncombe County.  Recipients are unable to shop independently and are considered homebound.  Mileage is reimbursed at the standard volunteer IRS rate.  Drivers are required to maintain liability insurance limits of $100,000/$300,000.

SHIIP

Become a certified Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor to help seniors understand and sign up for Medicare. Training  is provided through COAbc and NC Department of Insurance. Services are free, unbiased and serve anyone eligible for Medicare and their caregivers.

ACA Navigator

Become a certified Affordable Care Act navigator through the Legal Aid North Carolina Consortium to serve in 1 of 8 different counties where this service is provided through COAbc.  Services are free, unbiased, and serve anyone of any age eligible for ACA healthcare.

Office Support

Volunteer in the COAbc office by assisting at our reception desk. Volunteers answer phones, greet clients, and assist with administrative projects. 

For more information on volunteering, call (828) 277-8288 or email info[at]coabc.org

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