Volunteers Are Urgently Needed – Especially Now.
As the number of Americans aging in place continues to rise, so does the need to support volunteer programs, like ours, aimed at helping seniors age in place with dignity. Our program allows seniors to access basic needs, such as medical care, preventive care, food sources, meet other health/wellness needs, and remain socially connected. Our volunteers provide direct services, which means services are always free.
We serve seniors age 62+ that lack a family/friend support network and the financial means to hire people to help them. We also support family caregivers struggling to balance work/life while caring for an older loved one.
As the only agency of its kind in Santa Barbara County, we need your help. We rely on the kindness of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Join us in our mission to help older seniors, regardless of social/economic status, age in place with dignity.
Anyone! Please note, because we work with a vulnerable population, we are required to conduct background checks. Once the application process has been started, our staff will contact you in order to obtain your social security number and initiate the background check. Please do not provide your social security number when you e-mail your application. We want to protect your personal information, so, please wait till one of our staff contact you to initiate the background check process.
Volunteers can help in a variety of ways. Volunteers help drive clients to medical appointments, drive clients to other non-medical appointments, deliver groceries, friendly phone calls, and/or visits. There are lots of volunteer opportunities!