We invite you to join over 350 San Diego volunteers who assist seniors so they may remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Many are alone without families to help. By breaking this isolation, seniors in their later years experience a higher level of safety, security, and an increased sense of value within their community.
For just a few hours each month volunteers can visit with seniors, grocery shop for homebound seniors, help with mail or bill paying, escort a senior needing assistance to their doctor or other important appointments, provide occasional handyman or gardening assistance. See a complete and detailed list of all Volunteer Opportunities.
Getting started is easy!
Read over the Volunteer Eligibility Requirements then download the Volunteer Application. After reviewing the Volunteer Application, RSVP for an upcoming orientation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The orientation is two hours and the interview is about a half hour (by appointment). You can view upcoming orientation dates by clicking here.
- Must be 18 years of age
- Must attend a three hour orientation, followed by a one hour personal interview
- Must provide three non-related references
- Must complete a background check and sign Declaration of Non-Criminal background
ElderHelp has worked for over three decades to meet the needs of San Diego seniors aided by a team of dedicated volunteers, from all walks of life. Working in full partnership with ElderHelp staff, volunteers provide services that enhance the quality of life for a senior.
Urgent Need for Volunteer Drivers!
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Make an impact in a senior’s life – become a Volunteer Driver! Caring, compassionate individuals needed right now to transport seniors safely to and from their medical appointments and other essential functions. Mileage reimbursement is available. Have questions? See our Volunteer Driver FAQ.