Volunteer Opportunities


Long-term Care Ombudsman Volunteer:

If you have a passion for helping others who need a friend or advocate, residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities welcome the visits.  A volunteer who visits regularly can ensure residents get good care and have quality of life.

Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and be able to work well with the senior population and persons with disabilities.  Volunteers must be able to pass a criminal history check and screening for conflicts of interest.

No experience is required.  Volunteers will participate in a free, 36-hour training course.  Training includes classroom, self-study and in-facility training.  Each volunteer serves a 3-month internship.

  • Hours are flexible
  • Benefit by making a difference in the lives of residents
  • Develop communication and listening skills
  • Develop valuable friendships

Contact Audrey Willis at 903-255-3507 or email Audrey.

 

Benefits Counselor

If you would like to provide seniors with information regarding Medicare benefits and other entitlements, you will find purpose in volunteering to be a benefits counselor.

No experience is required.  After orientation and training, volunteers will be able to assist at the agency or will be assigned to a community location. Training is 25 hours for Benefits Counselor I, and 30 hours for Benefits Counselor II. Training is done individually and at the volunteer’s own pace.

  • Hours are flexible
  • Benefit by helping others navigate through the senior maze of paperwork
  • Develop communication and listening skills
  • Provide a service that is educational for the recipient

Contact Wendi Harper at 903-255-3510 or email Wendi.