Volunteer Organizations

To find local organizations that provide assistance for older people, start by calling Eldercare Locator, toll-free, at 1-800-677-1116, between 8AM and 9PM weekdays, Eastern Time. The following organizations may also be able help you.
Faith in Action Faith in Action
Faith in Action was founded on the ideal of community volunteerism — neighbors helping neighbors. With more Americans living longer, many face the challenge of helping a family member, neighbor or friend who suffers from arthritis, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's, AIDS, or other long-term health condition. Volunteers come from churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship, as well as the community at large. They help those in need by picking up a few groceries or running errands, providing a ride to the doctor, friendly visiting (talking and listening), reading or helping pay bills. With this assistance, older people with long-term health needs can maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Volunteer Match Volunteer Match
This is an online matching service between local organizations and people who want to perform volunteer work. The description of each organization includes the type of work it performs. If you are a caregiver, you can search for local organizations that provide the type of assistance you are looking for. But, it is important to remember that their list of organizations is far from complete. This is just one resource to use when searching for assistance.
Volunteers of America Volunteers of America
This is a national, nonprofit, spiritually-based organization that provides local human service programs and the opportunity for individual and community involvement. From volunteer opportunities for active seniors to contribute to the community to nursing home care for the very frail, Volunteers of America offers a full continuum of services and opportunities for older Americans.
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