Welcome to Volunteer Action for Aging!

We engage seniors in fun and meaningful activities through volunteerism.


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


Assist with Guided Autobiography Workshops - Orange CountyPaint and Acquaint - Los Angeles CountyCyber Senior Volunteer - OC & Long BeachFriendly Visitor - Los Angeles County
Help seniors tell their life stories! Volunteers help with administrative tasks and fully participate in class activities. A commitment to attend all sessions is preferred.

Help seniors tell their life stories! Volunteers help with administrative tasks and fully participate in class activities. A commitment to attend all sessions is preferred.
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Seniors express their creativity through painting.

Seniors express their creativity through painting.
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Do you know how to use technology? Become a Cyber Senior volunteers to teach seniors how to use their tech devices, such as cellphone, tablet, and computer at seniors' homes.

Hours are flexible based on volunteer and client availability.

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

Hours are flexible based on volunteer and client availability.


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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 Volunteers and Clients schedule.

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Successfully pass 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 Volunteers and Clients schedule.

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Successfully pass 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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