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The Volunteer Program provides opportunities for individuals of all ages to volunteer their time and talents to assist Older Adults throughout Alcona County. Our Volunteers are a vital part of the Commission on Aging. Many registered volunteers form the backbone of our agency and provide a valuable resource to all the programs and services of the Commission on Aging.
All Volunteers go through an orientation meeting with the Program Coordinator. A registration form is completed and with the permission of the volunteer a national criminal background check and a check of the volunteer’s driving record is completed before receiving approval to volunteer.
If you are interested in more information about the Volunteer Program and becoming a volunteer, you can click on the link below to Volunteer.
Events & Special Projects
In addition to the previously mentioned volunteer opportunities, the Commission on Aging also participates in several other seasonal projects such as yard work, special requests, Fundraisers, events, annual golf outing, flu clinics, and Have a Heart.
Provide transportation using your own vehicle to non-emergency pre-scheduled medical appointments. Clients are Alcona County residents 60 and over who are no longer able to drive themselves. You can transport to appointments in-county, out-county or both based on your preference. The Commission on Aging program arranges all transportation. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Volunteers working the reception desk at the Commission on Aging answer phones and greet visitors at front desk. Refer calls to appropriate staff, take messages and answer general inquires. Assist with general office work, including routine typing. Work a four hour shift – either 8:30 to 12:30 or 12:30 to 4:30 one day per week.
Meal Site Assistant
Meal site assistant helping older adult with their meal tray. Assist at one of five lunchtime meal sites in Alcona County. Prepare the kitchen for meals, and clean afterwards. Welcome participants and help them feel comfortable.
Volunteers assist in the ACCOA kitchen helping to prepare congregate meals and pack home delivered meals. The time commitment is one day a week Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 12:15 pm.
Home Delivered Meal Driver
Use your own transportation to deliver lunchtime meals to homebound Older Adults one day per week. Mileage reimbursement is provided.
Volunteers with home repair or building skills perform minor repairs, install 911 signs, smoke detectors, batteries. Projects improve the safety and security of homes while helping older adults maintain their independence.
Be a companion to an Older Adult who seeks social interaction but cannot leave the house alone. Weekly visits are tailored to the needs and interests of both the visitor and the client. Time spent with the client may vary. Activities may include reading, playing games, talking, writing letters, watching TV or crafts. Planned outings to events or shopping are encouraged when appropriate.
Jim Doyle will be the person in contact for all volunteer information. Please click below to open and fill out the form to volunteer.
Click Here to Fill Out Our Volunteer Form
Hours of Operation
M-F: 8am – 4pm
Sat & Sun: Closed