AmeriCorps Seniors Program

At Elder Care Services, we recognize the invaluable contributions seniors continue to make in our community. That's why AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer program is specifically designed to empower individuals aged 55 and older to make a difference while staying actively engaged and fulfilled.

Volunteering as brings numerous benefits, extending far beyond the positive impact it has on our community. Engaging in volunteer service allows seniors like you to stay connected with our community, fostering a sense of purpose and fulfillment. It provides an opportunity to share your knowledge, skills, and wisdom with the younger generation, making a lasting difference in the lives of others.

Volunteer service has been proven to have significant health benefits for seniors. Studies have shown that volunteering can enhance mental and physical well-being, reduce the risk of depression and isolation, and even contribute to increased longevity. By joining our AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer program, you not only improve the lives of those in need but also enhance your own overall health and well-being.

As a senior volunteer, you become an essential link that bridges community needs with your wealth of experience and knowledge. Our dedicated staff is committed to matching you with rewarding service activities throughout the 15-county area of the Florida Big Bend. By drawing upon your experience, you can have a profound impact on the lives of others.

One of the significant benefits of volunteering as a senior is the opportunity to share your knowledge, skills, and wisdom with the younger generations. Through tutoring and mentoring, you can inspire and guide children, fostering their growth and development. Additionally, our volunteers contribute to enhancing food security by distributing meals at food distribution sites, ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry.

Moreover, as a senior volunteer, you can provide essential transportation assistance to fellow seniors, enabling them to maintain their independence and access critical services. Your support in serving frail individuals with disabilities within their homes brings comfort, companionship, and a sense of dignity to those who need it most.

Join us in our mission to create a thriving community by becoming a senior volunteer at Elder Care Services. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals across generations and foster a stronger, more compassionate society. Contact us today to discover how you can contribute your time and skills to meaningful service activities that align with your interests and passions.

Americorp Seniors Programs include:

  • Foster Grandparent Program — Provides love and guidance to children with special or exceptional needs at schools, pediatric units and day care centers.
  • Senior Companion Program — Provides companionship to frail seniors along with many hours of respite care for families, both in their home and at our adult day center, Elder Day Stay.
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program — Provides seniors 55 years of age and older the unique opportunity to volunteer their time at local non-profit agencies, senior centers, museums, and more.
  • Seniors Transporting At-Risk Seniors (STARS) — Provides transportation for medical appointments, grocery shopping and other vital errands.
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Jay Gabor

Director of Volunteers

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Ronda Parrish

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Assistant Director

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Merita Stanley

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Volunteer Coordinator

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Roshanda Dorsey

Senior Companion Volunteer Coordinator

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Tiffane McMillon

Foster Grandparent Volunteer Coordinator

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Ivy Ward

Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator

If you are interested in volunteering, and you’re over the age of 55, please contact Ivy Ward at (850) 245-5922 or