Senior Volunteer Opportunities

Elder Care Services' Senior Volunteer Program provides seniors 55 years of age or older the opportunity to fill numerous community needs, while keeping themselves active and engaged. Elder Care Services staff links volunteers to a wide variety of activities in the 15-county area of the Big Bend. Senior Volunteers use their experience to tutor and mentor children, give out food at food distribution sites, provide essential travel to other seniors, and serve the frail elderly and persons with disabilities in their home, among other service activities.

Senior Volunteer Program includes:

  • Foster Grandparent Program — Provides love and guidance to children with special or exceptional needs at schools, pediatric units and day care centers.
  • 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, nursing homes, libraries, hospitals and transportation services.
  • Senior Companion Program — Provides companionship to frail seniors along with many hours of respite care for victims of Alzheimer’s Disease and their families, both in their home and at our adult day center, Elder Day Stay.
  • Seniors Transporting At-Risk Seniors (STARS) — Provides transportation for medical appointments, grocery shopping and other vital errands.

Jocelyne Fliger, MSW

Director of Volunteers and Engagement

Pamela Cooper

Leon County Foster Grandparent Volunteer Coordinator

Deborah Latson

Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent Volunteer Coordinator

Ivy Nixson

Senior Companion Volunteer Coordinator

Ronda Parrish

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Assistant Director

Merita Stanley

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Volunteer Coordinator

Tiffane Zanders

Foster Grandparent Volunteer Coordinator

Elder Care Services truly believes that volunteers are at the heart of our organization and often spend anywhere from a couple of hours each week or an afternoon once a year offering their services, time and expertise to our local community.

If you are interested in volunteering, and you're over the age of 55, please contact Jocelyne Fliger at (850) 921-5554 or or apply online: Senior Volunteer Application.