Looking for an opportunity to become more involved?
You can change the world, starting in your own community. The time you invest will make a difference in the lives of your very own neighbors. Volunteers bring a unique spirit to the ways in which Aging Services works toward its mission to improve life in York County. Volunteers allow our office to reach out to families and individuals in many more special ways than would be possible with paid staff alone.
Why volunteer with York County Aging Services:
- Use your talents, gifts and experience to enable seniors to live with dignity, well-being and independence.
- Broadening your knowledge of the community and the resources available to older adults.
- Meet new people, make new friends and add variety to your life.
- Your investment may make the difference of enabling a senior to remain in his/her own home.
- Give back to older citizens who built our communities and defended our nation.
- A summer opportunity for teachers
- A meaningful opportunity for those heading into retirement.
- Enjoy the personal satisfaction and reward of volunteering.
- Have fun!
Some ways volunteers contribute to our programs:
- Volunteer at a congregate meal site. Help serve meals or plan and provide entertainment at local meal sites. Activities encourage attendance, socialization, and provide stimulation to keep minds healthy.
- Be a SHIIP Volunteer. SHIIP volunteers are trained to help Nebraskans make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage.
- Apply to serve on our Advisory Council. Bring your knowledge of senior needs and related experience to better our service in the York County area.
- Friendly Visitor Volunteer. Friendly Visitors are needed for older adults who may not have family or friends nearby and are in need of companionship. Individuals, couples or families can apply. Training is provided.
- Match your skills to one of our needs. This flexible option allows you to volunteer with us as your schedule allows. Your experience and skills may match our needs for a short term project or be perfect for a regularly needed task in any of our programs.
Contact York County Aging Services' Director for more information about volunteering for any of these programs.
Remember: When you volunteer, you're not just helping others—you're helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and it promotes a positive outlook on life.