Welcome to Volunteer Action for Aging!

We engage seniors in fun and meaningful activities through volunteerism.

Please browse through our different volunteer opportunities to see what's available in your community!


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Looking for a hands-on volunteer experience? Check out some of these events.


Pumpkin Decorating Workshop - San Bernardino County*2019 Thanksgiving Meal Delivery*Orange County GiveBack ClubFriendly Visitor - Orange CountyCyber Senior Volunteer - OC & Long BeachFriendly Visitor - Los Angeles County
Participants will come together to socialize and express their creativity through pumpkin painting/decorating.

Participants will come together to socialize and express their creativity through pumpkin painting/decorating.
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Join us in giving back at SCAN's 27th Annual Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Event. All it takes is a few hours of your time the morning of Thanksgiving Day to pick up and deliver meals to seniors in the Long Beach and Los Angeles area. Make it a social event with your friends and family, and still be home in time to enjoy your own turkey dinner. To learn more, please call (562) 637-7169 or email VAA@scanhealthplan.com.

Join us in giving back at SCAN's 27th Annual Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Event. All it takes is a few hours of your time the morning of Thanksgiving Day to pick up and deliver meals to seniors in the Long Beach and Los Angeles area. Make it a social event with your friends and family, and still be home in time to enjoy your own turkey dinner. To learn more, please call (562) 637-7169 or email VAA@scanhealthplan.com.


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Are you 55+ and ready to GiveBack to your community? Join the Orange County VAA GiveBackers as we help out whenever we can!

Are you 55+ and ready to GiveBack to your community? Join the Orange County VAA GiveBackers as we help out whenever we can!
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Volunteer Action for Aging's Friendly Visitor Program connects volunteers with seniors who face depression, isolation and other life challenges. Volunteers are matched with a client in their area and provide emotional support, companionship and conversation.

VAA recommends a one-hour, in-person visit per week. The dates and times of the visits will be dependent on the volunteer's and client's schedule.

Volunteer Requirements
- clear background check
- one year minimum commitment to program
- completion of Friendly Visitor training

Duties
- Volunteer will schedule regular visits or calls with the client
- Volunteer will keep track of and report their hours spent with their client
- Volunteer will contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any concerns, problems or questions related to the client's well-being

Qualifications
- Demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills
- Exercise sound judgment and discretion when handling sensitive and confidential information
- Exhibit reliability and dependability
- Possess a passion to serve frail and isolated senior and disabled adults

Additional Training
- Volunteers are encouraged to attend Networking and Training meetings organized by VAA staff

Volunteer Action for Aging's Friendly Visitor Program connects volunteers with seniors who face depression, isolation and other life challenges. Volunteers are matched with a client in their area and provide emotional support, companionship and conversation.

VAA recommends a one-hour, in-person visit per week. The dates and times of the visits will be dependent on the volunteer's and client's schedule.

Volunteer Requirements
- clear background check
- one year minimum commitment to program
- completion of Friendly Visitor training

Duties
- Volunteer will schedule regular visits or calls with the client
- Volunteer will keep track of and report their hours spent with their client
- Volunteer will contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any concerns, problems or questions related to the client's well-being

Qualifications
- Demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills
- Exercise sound judgment and discretion when handling sensitive and confidential information
- Exhibit reliability and dependability
- Possess a passion to serve frail and isolated senior and disabled adults

Additional Training
- Volunteers are encouraged to attend Networking and Training meetings organized by VAA staff
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Do you know how to use technology? Become a Cyber Senior Volunteer to teach seniors how to use their tech devices, such as cellphone, tablet, and computer at their homes.

Hours are flexible based on volunteer and client availability.

Volunteer Requirements
- completion of volunteer training
- background check
- references check
- commitment to teach a senior a minimum of one hour per week for three weeks

Do you know how to use technology? Become a Cyber Senior Volunteer to teach seniors how to use their tech devices, such as cellphone, tablet, and computer at their homes.

Hours are flexible based on volunteer and client availability.

Volunteer Requirements
- completion of volunteer training
- background check
- references check
- commitment to teach a senior a minimum of one hour per week for three weeks


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Volunteer Action for Aging's Friendly Visitor Program connects volunteers with seniors who face depression, isolation and other life challenges. Volunteers are matched with a client in their area and provide emotional support, companionship and conversation.

VAA recommends a one-hour, in-person visit per week. The dates and times of the visits will be dependent on the volunteer's and client's schedule.

Volunteer Requirements
- clear background check
- one year minimum commitment to program
- completion of Friendly Visitor training

Duties
- Volunteer will schedule regular visits or calls with the client
- Volunteer will keep track of and report their hours spent with their client
- Volunteer will contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any concerns, problems or questions related to the client's well-being

Qualifications
- Demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills
- Exercise sound judgment and discretion when handling sensitive and confidential information
- Exhibit reliability and dependability
- Possess a passion to serve frail and isolated senior and disabled adults

Additional Training
- Volunteers are encouraged to attend Networking and Training meetings organized by VAA staff

Volunteer Action for Aging's Friendly Visitor Program connects volunteers with seniors who face depression, isolation and other life challenges. Volunteers are matched with a client in their area and provide emotional support, companionship and conversation.

VAA recommends a one-hour, in-person visit per week. The dates and times of the visits will be dependent on the volunteer's and client's schedule.

Volunteer Requirements
- clear background check
- one year minimum commitment to program
- completion of Friendly Visitor training

Duties
- Volunteer will schedule regular visits or calls with the client
- Volunteer will keep track of and report their hours spent with their client
- Volunteer will contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any concerns, problems or questions related to the client's well-being

Qualifications
- Demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills
- Exercise sound judgment and discretion when handling sensitive and confidential information
- Exhibit reliability and dependability
- Possess a passion to serve frail and isolated senior and disabled adults

Additional Training
- Volunteers are encouraged to attend Networking and Training meetings organized by VAA staff
more info »

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