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The statewide aging network has dozens of terrific ways for you to make Georgia a better place for elders. Educate the community, deliver a meal, or lend an ear. Change a light bulb, write a resource guide, or build a partnership. You name it … there’s a volunteer job, internship, or collaboration opportunity waiting just for you.

Ways to Get Involved

Featured Volunteer Opportunities:

Elder Abuse: Hiding in Plain Sight - Watch it now on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

You can do it!  Help protect Georgia's at-risk adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  Contact the DHS Division of Aging Services about the following volunteer needs. 

Short-Term Administrative Help

Are you available during weekdays for 2-4 weeks?  We have openings for dependable, detail-oriented volunteers to help with a file organization project in our Fulton, DeKalb, and Cobb Adult Protective Services offices.  Volunteers must undergo a background check and participate in confidentiality training. 

Community Education

Wherever you live in Georgia, we can help you raise awareness about elder abuse in your neighborhood, workplace, or faith community.  Contact us today for speakers and materials.

Call the Community Affairs Manager at 404-657-1515 or write chdunn@dhr.ga.gov to stand up against abuse in Georgia.  Yes, you can make a difference.

GeorgiaCares

Become a Medicare whiz! Answer common questions about Medicare and related insurance products, and educate people about how to protect themselves against, detect, and report Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse. Required training is provided. Learn more here.

Elder Abuse & Consumer Fraud Prevention

Elder Abuse is growing in America…it goes unrecognized and underreported. Twelve programs in the local Area Agencies on Aging around the state work to prevent elder abuse. Volunteers can assist in this effort by attending health fairs and distributing information, providing information over the telephone to families or victims, or making presentations to the community. Learn more here.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

You can be a lifeline for elders living in nursing homes and personal care homes/assisted living. As a volunteer, you will visit residents, listen to their concerns, and refer identified problems to your local Long-Term Care Ombudsman office for further investigation and resolution. Required training is provided.  Learn more here.

Home-Delivered Meals

Nourish an elder and feed your spirit, too. Help your community deliver a lunchtime meal and a friendly “hello” to a homebound older adult. 

Wellness Workshops

Become a Lay Leader for Living Well: the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self Management Program. Help empower people with chronic conditions to cope with common symptoms such as pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, and stress. Training and full coordination are provided.

Senior Centers

Are you wild about crafts, games, senior-friendly fitness, or unique lifelong learning activities? Well head on down to your local senior center and share the fun with participants.

Telephone Reassurance & Friendly Visiting

If you have the gift of gab, here’s a perfect opportunity for you. Find out how you can be matched with an isolated elder who would like periodic visits or regular check-in phone calls.

Businesses, Faith Communities & Civic Groups

Your Area Agency on Aging can help you choose an activity that's just right for your organization's size, interests, desired level of complexity, and time available. For statewide or regional projects, contact the Division of Aging Services' Community Resource Manager.  

Tip 1: Download the Georgia Senior Homeowner’s Resource Guide, and look for the light bulb icons to find 20 fun, easy project ideas.

Tip 2: Scroll to the end of this page to find resource links for faith-based volunteers and partners.

Special Projects & Internships

We love writers, researchers, organizers, and others with strong skills and a can-do spirit. Help an Area Agency on Aging or assist the Division of Aging Services with projects such as consumer guides, public awareness materials, project research, or special events. Click here to find out more.

Georgia Council on Aging

Help advocate with and on behalf of aging Georgians and their families to improve quality of life. In addition to advocacy efforts, the Georgia Council on Aging is seeking volunteers to help with numerous activities, including marketing, event preparations, Senior Week at the Capitol, and research. Explore other ways to get involved in aging issues by visiting the Georgia Council on Aging online at www.gcoa.org or by calling the office at 404-657-5343.

State Volunteer Contacts

To learn about internships and volunteer opportunities at the DHS Division of Aging Services' office or to explore regional and statewide opportunities for groups, contact the Community Affairs Manager at 404-657-1515 or chdunn@dhr.ga.gov.. 

Local Volunteer Contacts

To inquire about volunteer opportunities in your local community, click here to find the Area Agency on Aging in your region, or call toll-free at 866-552-4464.

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