Volunteers

Volunteers

Our dedicated volunteers are vital partners in the services we provide. They interact with, serve and learn from the amazing seniors who live in and helped to build our community. Whether volunteering for a one-time event or a continuous service role, join Aging True’s growing team of volunteers today!

Volunteer Opportunities
Call Aging True at (904) 807-1203 or (904) 807-1266 to inquire about volunteer opportunities. For Aging True programs, all volunteers will be provided with orientation and training relevant to their service opportunity. For the safety of our clients, criminal background checks are conducted on all volunteers.

To get started now, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

Meals on Wheels (MOW)

Deliver more than a meal – provide kind words, a warm smile and a community connection to seniors. Individuals and groups, such as offices, churches, civic organizations and fraternities/sororities, can become meal-delivery volunteers. Every weekday, Aging True staff produces and packages over 700 meals for seniors in our community. While Aging True staffs drivers, volunteer drivers help us reach clients that we otherwise could not.

Meals on Wheels volunteers pick up meals from a designated drop site (usually a church or small business) in or nearest to their preferred zip code and deliver to the route given to them at least once a month. A volunteer route typically covers less than 10 miles and can be completed within 60 minutes. Volunteers must provide their own transportation.

Important: The Meals on Wheels program operates from Monday – Friday, with many volunteers picking up meals from drop sites around 9 – 10 AM, depending on the area.

 

Telephone Reassurance Program (TRP)

Volunteers are needed to contact our senior clients over the phone to administer quality assurance surveys, provide companionship, counseling and assistance in obtaining services the elder may need. During the holiday season, volunteers also provide assistance in developing holiday meal and gift lists. Volunteers for this program work from the Aging True office location at 4250 Lakeside Drive and are needed Monday through Friday. A variety of shifts are available; a minimum of 1.5 hours of aid is requested per shift.

 

Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)

Our Relatives a Parents Program of (RAPP) assists seniors who are the primary caregivers for minor family members by providing them with a variety of services ranging from support groups to workshops to childcare assistance. RAPP provides several recreational services for clients and volunteers are needed to assist with these events and activities.  Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information about RAPP volunteer opportunities.  For more information about the RAPPJax program, please contact Jacinda Legons at jlegons@agingtrue.org; (904) 807-1266.

 

RELIEF: Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families

The responsibilities of caregiving can be overwhelming at times. RELIEF allows caregivers to take care of themselves so that they may continue caring for their loved one, helping them to remain at home. RELIEF volunteers provide companionship to elders and respite for their caregivers in both Clay and Duval counties. This program provides regular, weekly, scheduled visits by volunteers to allow caregivers to make appointments or attend to errands outside the home. Each volunteer makes at least 3 visits per week, which may include weekends, and qualifying RELIEF volunteers receive a stipend to offset travel expenses. For more information about RELIEF or to apply to become a respite volunteer, please contact Francine Castillo at fcastillo@agingtrue.org; (904) 807-1239.

 

Clay County Senior Centers

While the Clay County Senior Centers are temporarily closed due to Covid-19 pandemic precautions, volunteer opportunities are limited. If you are interested in volunteering with one of the centers when we are ready to welcome our community inside once again, please contact the senior center nearest you.

Clayton & Mildred Revels Senior Center
604 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
(904) 284-3134 – phone

Orange Park Senior Center
414 Stowe Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 269-4731 – phone

Weigel Senior Center
3916 Section Street
Middleburg, FL 32068
(904) 291-3520 – phone

William M. Beam Senior Center
125 Commercial Circle
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
(352) 473-7121 – phone

AGING TRUE . 4250 Lakeside Drive Suite 116 . Jacksonville, Florida 32210 . Phone (904) 807-1203

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