Become a Senior Companion
PCA’s Senior Companion Program is a person-to-person service program for older adults. Through the program, companions age 55-plus are paired with homebound, isolated older adults who need some assistance to remain in their homes. Companions provide socialization and assist with daily tasks, including light meal prep, running errands and accompanying participants to medical appointments.
Lead a Chronic Disease Self-Management Course
PCA’s Health Promotion Unit relies on “lay leader” volunteers to lead chronic disease and pain self-management courses. These courses help to empower older adults to effectively manage their health conditions, including (but not limited to) diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Volunteer lay leaders must have at least one chronic health condition, experience with public speaking, and the ability to follow a detailed, scripted manual.
Become a Volunteer Ombudsman
Often, residents in long-term care facilities are unable to advocate for themselves. Volunteer ombudsmen visit long-term care facilities with the goal of helping to improve the quality of life for residents. If you enjoy visiting with older adults, learning new skills, and encouraging families and residents to find solutions, consider becoming a volunteer ombudsman.