Respite & Companion Volunteer Program
Be a friend to an older adult! Respite & Companion Volunteers are paired with an older adult whom they visit for two hours once a week. The older adults who receive a visitor are experiencing social isolation and/or compromised health. Visits focus on companionship and activities; volunteers do not provide hands-on care. If the older adult lives with a caregiver, the visits allow the caregiver to take a break (respite). Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. For more information or to apply, please see Respite & Companion Volunteer Program Details or contact Kari Middleton at infoRespite@bouldercounty.org or 720-864-6526.
As a Medicare Counselor you can help adults 65 and over and people with disabilities and their caregivers learn about Medicare, make informed choices about the health care to which they’re entitled, and solve Medicare-related problems. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Training is provided. For more information or to apply, please see Medicare Volunteer Counselor opportunity details or contact Maggie Benton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-678-6098.
Teach classes to help older adults maintain or improve their health and wellbeing. Training for each program is provided. Experience in the health care field is not required; however, we do look for individuals who are comfortable talking to groups and working with older adults. For more information or to apply, please see Wellness Coach volunteer details, or contact Melissa Pruitt at 303-441-3599 or MPruitt@BoulderCounty.org.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Programs
Train those who work in elder care to be more culturally competent and supportive of LGBT elders by presenting the Area Agency’s on Aging award-winning Project Visibility training to long term care facilities, assisted livings, and elder care organizations. Time commitment is 5-10 hours monthly for at least six months, including presentations, trainings and reporting of statistics. Or assist our LGBT outreach efforts by helping to staff Area Agency on Aging booths at community events or providing other event assistance. For more information, Please contact Michael Chifalo at email@example.com or 303-441-4518.
Aging Advisory Council
Help shape how the Area Agency on Aging assists older adults. Serving in an advisory capacity, the Aging Advisory Council helps in the administration and planning of Older Americans Act programs by gathering information and ideas that could help coordinate the delivery of services and responding effectively to the strengths and needs of older adults throughout Boulder County. AAC Members serve three-year terms. Recruitments are typically held in January and July. Visit the Advisory Boards and Commissions page for more details and click on “View Current Vacancies and Apply” to see openings; or for more information contact Laura Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-441-1583.
Aging Services Foundation
Put your talents to use by supporting the Aging Services Foundation, a non-profit partner of Boulder County Area Agency on Aging. The ASF provides support for the agency’s services, thereby helping to keep older adults in the community and supporting family caregivers. Volunteer opportunities vary, ranging from event planning to photography, fundraising, and more. Learn more about the Aging Services Foundation on their website. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, call 303-441-1979 or see their Volunteer web page.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Advocate for residents of assisted living and nursing homes! Under the direction of a supervisor, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteers work with residents and staff of long-term care facilities, assisting with receiving, investigating, and resolving complaints in these facilities, as well as advocating for the rights of the residents. Volunteers also provide information about the ombudsman program to residents, staff, family members and the community-at-large. For more information, please call 303-441-1173 or email infoLTCO@bouldercounty.org. *Please note that our volunteer positions for this program are currently filled; please consider helping older adults by volunteering for another Area Agency on Aging program.