The Department of Aging recently launched an online volunteer signup form (www.aging.pa.gov/pages/volunteer.aspx) for recruiting volunteers to serve older Pennsylvanians.
With more than 3 million individuals age 60 and over in the commonwealth, a thriving volunteer network is essential for the delivery of aging services.
There are many opportunities statewide for volunteers through Pennsylvania’s 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including:
• APPRISE – Medicare insurance counseling
• Long-term care ombudsmen
• Home-delivered and congregate meals
• Senior companion program
• Foster grandparent program
• Retired senior volunteer program
• Family caregiver support program
• Health and wellness
• Senior community centers
After the department receives completed volunteer signup forms, it allocates them to the appropriate AAA. If there is no need in a given county, the department will work with neighboring counties to place volunteers who’ve indicated they are willing to travel.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging or complete a signup form at www.aging.pa.gov.