So You’d Like to Volunteer

As a non-profit organization, we require the assistance of volunteers like you to help us help those in most need in our community.

Many of our 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, we have many worthwhile opportunities available.

 

Benefits Assistance Program – Medicare Counselor

Provide assistance and information to help clients make informed decisions about their healthcare coverage. Training consists of a comprehensive overview of Medicare and information about Social Security, AHCCCS, and Long Term Care through a five day class. Counselors follow up with 15 hours of on-the-job training. Time commitment is 4+ hours per week.

DOVES® Program

Support victims of abuse on their healing journey by assisting individuals with the skills and support to become self-sufficient and live a life free from abuse.

Maricopa Behavioral Health Advocacy Coalition (MEBHAC)

A function of Area Agency’s ElderVention program is to coordinate the work of the Maricopa Behavioral Health Advocacy Coalition (MEBHAC). Members of the coalition work together to increase the community’s capacity to address older adult behavioral health and substance abuse issues.

Scottsdale Home Delivered Meals

Deliver non-time meals to homebound seniors living in North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Training includes a ride along with current staff or volunteers to learn the meal delivery routes and important information to the program. Clients value and benefit from a friendly visit from dedicated volunteers. A commitment of two hours, once a week.

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. Area Agency on Aging has several AmeriCorps opportunities available for members and volunteers, 55 and older. Positions include excellent training, flexibility, and a small stipend. Members must commit to a minimum of one year of service.

For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov.


Caring Circles

Join our growing numbers of Caring Volunteers who help older adults remain healthy, active, and independent by providing a circle of care for those in need. Make a friendly phone call or visit, provide transportation to medical appointments, weekend services, or social outings. Assist with grocery shopping or other special projects. The hours are flexible – you decide your hours and activities of interest for an older adult in your area. A minimum of one year is preferred.

Find out more HERE.


Opioid Rx Matters is a program specifically created to educate older adults, caregivers and family members about prescription medication misuse, with emphasis on opioids. It provides education, resources and support to homebound, older adults who are taking prescribed medications, especially opioids.

Find out more HERE.


Health Education

Train as a health educator to lead 6, 8, or 10 -week 2 ½ hour evidenced-based workshops in locations around the Phoenix Metro area. Healthy Living workshops emphasize empowerment and taking control of a wide variety of health conditions for interactive groups of 10-15. Through Chronic Disease Self-Management, Pain Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management and A Matter of Balance, participants improve their health, well-being and ability to remain active. Opportunity for a small stipend is available.

Mosaic – Elder Refugee

The Elder Refugee Program needs volunteers to assist with our Pre-Literacy English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Our volunteers help refugees improve their English language skills and begin the path to citizenship. Our elder refugee students are first-time learners and want to become independent. The Elder Refugee program offers teachers the opportunity to work with refugees from all over the world.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Teach a Pre-Literacy Class
  • Co-Teach a Pre-Literacy Class
  • One-on-one tutoring with refugees
  • Preparing teaching materials
Mosaic – Native American Senior Center

A program developed to enable Native Americans (60+) in Maricopa County to connect with other Native Americans. Currently 12 tribes are represented; the center provides information, education, activities & congregate meals.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Long-Term Care Ombudsman:

  • Provide support to residents of long term care assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
  • Educate residents of their rights to quality of life and care
  • Assist in protection of rights
  • Work with residents to resolve complaints

Volunteers receive twenty hours of training to become state certified. There is a service commitment of two to eight hours per week.

Volunteer Service to Homebound

For more information about volunteering for this program, contact the 24-hour Senior HELP LINE at
602-264-HELP (4357)
, the Duet website at www.duetaz.org or the East Valley Adult Resources website at www.evadultresources.org.

 

If you are interested in volunteering or just want more information about volunteer opportunities at the Area Agency on Aging, please fill out the form below or call 602-264-4357.

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Contact us for more information on any of these volunteer opportunities. Call our 24-Hour Senior HELP LINE at 602-264-HELP (4357), Toll Free at 888-264-2258. For the hard of hearing and deaf, TEXT (520) 775-1899 SMS (Short Message Service).

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