AREA AGENCY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Many of the Area Agency on Aging's specialized programs need volunteers on an on-going basis. All program volunteers receive appropriate training. If you have time and would like to share your talents, the Agency has many worthwhile opportunities available.
Ombudsman volunteers serve as advocates for people living in long-term care facilities, helping to ensure that the best possible quality of life and care is attained. An initial 16 hours of comprehensive training and 4 hours of in- the-field training, as well as 8 hours of continued training annually, are provided. Ombudsman volunteers are assigned to facilities near their homes. For more information about this rewarding opportunity, please contact Fran Atkinson at (602) 241-6132 or Fran.Atkinson@aaaphx.org
Home-Delivered Meals Volunteers Needed!
Looking for a way to give back to your community? Deliver meals to homebound older adults in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area! Call 602-241-6196 to find out more and help enrich the lives and well-being of older adults in your community today!
DOVES® CLIENT SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS DOVES® has launched a new volunteer program! Resident Support Volunteers have been recruited and trained to work one-on-one with residents who are trying to turn their lives around and become self-sufficient. In this goal-based Program, volunteers are asked to keep their residents focused on their goals with positive, encouraging support and accountability.
Volunteers meet certain criteria, complete an 8-hr. Orientation and Training, and make a minimum 6-month commitment to the program. They meet with residents and/or have phone contact with them on a regular basis depending upon the resident's goals.
Additionally, the program provides regular Self-Sufficiency Trainings whereby professional volunteer presenters are used to conduct 2-hr., bi-monthly trainings on a variety of self-help topics that include: Job Readiness, Personal Finance; Health and Wellness; Healthy Relationships; Life Skills; and Self Esteem.
For more information about the program, contact Cyndi Patterson, Volunteer Program Associate at (602) 264-2255 for more information!
The Benefits Assistance Program volunteers provide individuals with personalized, objective assistance and education with Medicare and related issues. Benefits Assistance Counselors are provided with a 5 day training program which is followed by 16 hours of on-the-job training. Various locations throughout the valley. Visit the Benefits Assitance section of this website for more information and a list of sites! Training coming soon!
Click the Attachment below for more information on BAP sites throughout the Valley: