Community Outreach – Ways to Get Involved
Since its inception in 1971, Elder Care Services has been driven by volunteers. Each year, over 600 individuals give thousands of hours of service in mission-critical areas such as delivering meals, serving as companions, to helping at events. Volunteers help us make lasting impacts for the most vulnerable in our community. There are many ways for anyone to contribute. Contact us to get involved today.
Meals on Wheels Delivery: Elder Care Services’ Meals on Wheels (MOW) program delivers over 160,000 hot, nutritious meals to Tallahassee seniors each year. However, MOW is more than just a meal for the over 600 local seniors served. In many cases, Meals on Wheels volunteers are the only face those seniors may see all day. Throughout the year, over 13,000 volunteer hours support this critical service.
Elder Day Stay Volunteer: participate through music therapy, arts and crafts activities, companionship and more at our Elder Day Stay.
Retired & Active Senior Volunteers: For active seniors age 55 and older, you can become a Foster Grandparent and mentor school-aged children, offer socialization to a senior through our Senior Companion Program, or transport seniors to their doctor’s appointment.Attend an Event. Participate in one of Elder Care Services many fundraisers throughout the year to help us continue to deliver quality care to our community’s seniors. Whether you choose to deliver a meal as one of our Big Wheels, enjoy our traditional German Oktoberfest, or adopt a senior through our Elder Elf Program, you will be helping us fulfill our mission.