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!
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. As well, for the safety of our clients, criminal background checks are conducted on 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.
News and Schmooze
News and Schmooze meets every Tuesday at 1:00 PM at the downtown Cathedral Cares Nursing Facility. This resident group uses coloring as a form of therapy while engaging in group discussions. Topics of discussion are varied. This is a lively group who is always very appreciative of the social interaction with volunteers.
Relatives as Parents Program of Jacksonville (RAPPJax)
Our Relatives a Parents Program of Jacksonville (RAPPJax) 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. RAPPJax 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 RAPPJax volunteer opportunities. For more information about the RAPPJax program, please contact Melynda Rackley at firstname.lastname@example.org; 904-807-1292.