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Buffalo Senior Living Resources

Located on the shores of Lake Erie across the Niagara river from Canada, Buffalo, NY is a friendly, established city known for its neighborly atmosphere, industrial, working-class roots and small-town feel. Thanks to the recent redevelopment of the Canalside District, downtown Buffalo is now home to over 1,000 community events every year, including free concerts each Thursday at Central Wharf, NHL hockey games at First Niagara Place, and summertime outdoor yoga. Options for senior living in Buffalo include something for everyone, making this a great place to enjoy an active retirement.

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Median Senior Living Costs

Buffalo, NY

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Senior Living in Buffalo, NY is:

  • 12% less expensive than the state of New York
  • 17% less expensive than the Northeast region
  • 2% more expensive than the nation as a whole
Use our Senior Living Cost Index to learn more about senior living costs in your area.

Local Services and Government

Local Attractions and Amenities

Buffalo Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors
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Buffalo, NY

Volunteers needed to enhance community awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the Alzheimer’s Association and the WNY Chapter, providing information on relevant programs and...

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Buffalo, NY

Our homebound seniors have a special place in our hearts. We can ensure the same will be true for you as a volunteer driver and/or server with Meals on Wheels!

A simple smile or greeting from a...

Dec 01, 2016 through Feb 01, 2017
Lyons, NY

Wayne CAP's Tax Couseling for the Elderly program, ran by RSVP, is a free tax preparation service that is run from February 1- April 1 in Wayne county NY. Around 600 people are assisted each year...

Dec 01, 2016 through Apr 05, 2017
Lyons, NY

Volunteers needed to file taxes

Counties: Wayne, NY

Are you good with numbers? Like using the computer? Volunteers (over 55 years of age) are trained & certified to use the approved secure website...

Dec 16, 2016 through Dec 26, 2017
Lyons, NY

Want to address the needs of the hungry and vulnerable senior citizens in your area? Home Meal Service, Inc. needs drivers to pick-up and deliver meals to homebound citizens in Newark, Sodus,...

Dec 29, 2016 through Jun 29, 2017
Long Island City, NY

SENIOR SERVICES VOLUNTEER

Purpose/Objective

The Senior Services Volunteer will help the senior center by providing his/her time interacting with and serving seniors through various means. By...

Sep 13, 2016 through May 02, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Rochester, NY
Opportunity for a volunteer to teach English As A Second Language to elderly seniors starting October 2016 to May 2017. Teaching would be once weekly (Tuesdays preferred but flexible) for...
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Getzville, NY

Are you an expert organizer? Do you love the feeling of a clean room? Want to help a senior neighbor stay in their home?

We are looking for volunteers to help with light home care and organization....

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Sunnyside, NY

I have ELEVEN clients in Jackson Heights, Queens who need someone to visit them. (More than one volunteer is needed). If you have an hour a week you could dedicate to these lonely seniors, please...

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New Hyde Park, NY

Make a difference in a senior's life. Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands is a volunteer-based program which aims to help seniors.

We are looking for dedicated volunteers to provide companionship through...

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JASA
Brooklyn, NY

Purpose

Regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Lead a weekly yoga class for seniors to help keep them active.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a group of seniors in a weekly yoga...
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Rochester, NY

A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce concerns about falling. Trained facilitators conduct eight two-hour sessions designed for small groups. During the class,...

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Farmingdale, NY

Good Shepherd serves 400+ families every day. Volunteers are needed in our main office to provide administrative support, responsibilities may include:

  • Answering phones
  • Creating packets
  • Coordinating...
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Clarence Center, NY

Are you an expert organizer? Do you love the feeling of a clean room? Want to help a senior neighbor stay in their home?

We are looking for volunteers to help with light home care and organization....

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Rochester, NY

Do you have wisdom to share? Are you 60 or better and enjoy offering guidance to younger generations?

Members of the Elder Wisdom Circle are seniors who share their wisdom with young advice seekers...

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Lockport, NY

Are you an expert organizer? Do you love the feeling of a clean room? Want to help a senior neighbor stay in their home?

We are looking for volunteers to help with light home care and organization....

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New York, NY

Are you 55 or older with a strong desire to help others? If so, consider becoming an outreach volunteer. We are looking for people persons who are interested in becoming experts in a public...

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Canastota, NY

Volunteer drivers are needed to take older adults to medical appointments. Mileage reimbursement is offered

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Mt. Morris, NY

Volunteer Drivers are the KEY to independence and safety for our older neighbors who are no longer able to drive.

Help older adults and disabled individuals throughout Livingston County remain...

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New York, NY

Emerald Isle Immigration Center

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of the Queens and Bronx communities. We are pleased to have a staff team...

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New York, NY

It is widely known that exercise leads to a healthier heart, stronger bones and increased flexibility. For seniors, exercise is even more impactful. Results include slower mental decline; delay or...

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Lockport, NY

We are looking for volunteers to help with minor home repairs in Lockport. Some of our volunteers help by fixing a sticky door, changing a lightbulb, installing grip handles, or installing a ramp...

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New York, NY

Help Elders Attend Shabbat Services at Jewish Home Lifecare

Work with our Rabbi on Friday afternoons or Saturday Mornings to assist with Shabbat Services. As a Shabbat Service Volunteer, you will...

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Brooklyn, NY

Help out an elderly neighbor by keeping them company on appointments!

Heights and Hills is a 44 year old non-profit organization that promotes successful aging in the community. We provide free...

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Akron, NY

YOU can support a caregiver by donating one afternoon a month.

Volunteers help provide an engaging, safe, friendly, and FUN space for individuals with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other...

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brooklyn, NY

The eldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit! Visit a senior in your area and learn from them and grow mentally and spiritually all while relieving the feeling of isolation by visiting a...

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New York, NY

The Carter Burden Center for the Aging (CBCA) is dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to remain in their homes living independently, safely, and with dignity. Volunteers are an...

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Sunnyside, NY

I have 2 Intalian-speaking seniors in Astoria, Queens who needs someone to visit him/her. The volunteer must also speak enough English to communicate with the Program Coordinator. If you have an...

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Mt. Morris, NY

Longer life is a blessing. But it can also be a challenge for the members of our community who are struggling with isolation. They are our neighbors, our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and...

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Hilton, NY

Mt Carmel House is a Comfort Care Home for the Terminally Ill. We would love for you to join our family in helping to care for these individuals as they pass through their final journey here on...

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Sunnyside, NY

I currently have 6 seniors with dogs in Fresh Meadows, Rego Park and Forest Hills and these dogs need to be walked! Could you walk one of these dogs, even once a week for six months? I also have...

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Ghent, NY
Help collect and prepare collage images for ASCC's free outreach art projects for work with the elderly, including those with Alzheimer's and other cognitive issues. Someone who enjoys working...
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Brooklyn, NY

Join our Visit Corps... share companionship with an elderly resident in our extended care facility, provide a smiling face for a patient in the hospital, share your time reading with and for a...

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New York, NY

Objective

Facilitate Coming of Age workshops for adults 60+ at nine PSS Senior Centers (in upper Manhattan and the Bronx) on how to consider and plan for what’s next in their lives. In each of the...

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Oyster Bay, NY

Public Relations, Marketing Assistants: Skilled Writers, Skilled Professional Needed

Individuals skilled at writing, promotion, journalism, media or community relations would find interesting...

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Sunnyside, NY

I have a Greek-speaking man in Astoria, Queens who needs someone to visit him. The volunteer must also speak enough English to communicate with the Program Coordinator. If you have an hour a week...

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Rochester, NY

We are currently in need of volunteers to work in our Gift Shop/Cafe at The Friendly Home. Working in the Gift Shop involves visiting with Members and families while they are shopping, providing...

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JASA
New York, NY

Purpose

Teach seniors the benefits of expressing themselves through the art of creative writing.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare weekly lessons for seniors to learn about creative writing
  • Prepare assignments...
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brooklyn, NY

You can volunteer and make a real difference in a homebound individual’s life in so many different ways. W e are a dynamic and diverse group of volunteers or “Friendly Visitors” who visit...

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New York, NY

The Carter Burden Center for the Aging (CBCA) is dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to remain in their homes living independently, safely, and with dignity. Volunteers are an...

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Rochester, NY

We are currently in need of volunteers to work in our Gift Shop/Cafe at The Friendly Home. Working in the Gift Shop involves visiting with Members and families while they are shopping, providing...

On-going
New York, NY

The Carter Burden Center for the Aging (CBCA) is dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to remain in their homes living independently, safely, and with dignity. Volunteers are an...

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brooklyn, NY

If you live in Brooklyn or travel to Brooklyn on a weekly basis and can commit to one hour a week for at least 6 months, this is the program to be part of! You won’t regret it!

The majority of our...

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Syracuse, NY

Do you have wisdom to share? Are you 60 or better and enjoy offering guidance to younger generations?

Members of the Elder Wisdom Circle are seniors who share their wisdom with young advice seekers...

On-going
New York, NY

The Carter Burden Center for the Aging (CBCA) is dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to remain in their homes living independently, safely, and with dignity. Volunteers are an...

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Farmingdale (office location), NY

Rebuilding Together Long Island is seeking volunteers to help their neighbors in Nassau and Suffolk. We are an all volunteer group dedicated to assisting low-income individuals and families with...

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Bronx, NY

If you are patient, understanding, friendly, caring, and available just one morning per week, you can make a real difference in the lives of those we serve.

Our wonderful volunteers provide...

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Farmingdale, NY

Good Shepherd Hospice, a program of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, is looking for compassionate, kind, and devoted volunteers to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their...

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DOROT, Inc
New York, NY

DOROT's greeting card project helps bring joy to some of our frailest and most isolated seniors. Every card is designed and created by you, our volunteers. We are seeking volunteers to create...

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brooklyn, NY

Visit a homebound senior in your area! Not only will you make a difference in their lives but you will learn so much form them!

Feelings of loneliness and isolation can lead to serious consequences...

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Rochester, NY

This is an opportunity to be part of a neighborhood/community of Members (residents), employees, family members and other volunteers and to develop meaningful relationships with the Elders of our...

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Brooklyn, NY

Hospice volunteers:

  • Visit patients in their homes and in facilities offering companionship and a chance to reminisce
  • Read books, newspapers and other favorites to people when they aren’t able...
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Sunnyside, NY

I have EIGHT Spanish-speaking clients who are lonely and desperately need socialization in Astoria. If you have a little free time you could dedicate to getting to know someone and speak Spanish...

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Wales Center, NY

YOU can support a community caregiver on your own schedule.

Hearts and Hands is looking for individuals or pairs willing to be a friendly visitor for their senior neighbor’s home. All visits are...

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New York, NY
More than half of all people over 65 have hypertension (high blood pressure). There are usually no symptoms, which is why the condition has been dubbed "the silent killer." Uncontrolled high blood...
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Akron, NY

YOU can support a community caregiver on your own schedule.

Hearts and Hands is looking for individuals or pairs willing to be a friendly visitor for their senior neighbor’s home. All visits are...

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Akron, NY

When you get behind the wheel, you make an impact on those who need it most in Akron!!

Want to help your neighbor stay in their community? Looking to donate some time and mileage all for a good...

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Brooklyn, NY

Do you live or work in Flatbush/EastFlatbush? We are looking for kind, patient, firendly volunteers who are interested in getting to know their frail and/or hombound older neighbors.

Become a...

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Wales Center, NY

Want to help your neighbor stay in their community? Looking to donate some time and mileage all for a good cause?

As a Hearts and Hands volunteer you can help a neighbor get where they need to go....

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Rochester, NY
We currently have quite a few italian speaking members who would like to have visitors to chat with in their own language. All visiting will be done in The Friendly Home with the help of employees...
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JASA
Brooklyn, NY
Purpose
Assist JASA’s Brooklyn Caregiver Respite Program with key administrative tasks.

Responsibilities
  • Filing & copying
  • Telephone reassurance calls to clients

Skills
  • Comfortable using a copy...
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Poughkeepsie, NY

Home Delivered Meal Drivers deliver a nutritious midday meal to the homebound, frail elderly of Dutchess County from one of our 9 Senior Friendship Centers. Most drivers volunteer once a week for...

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New York, NY

It is easier than you think to put a smile on a senior's face. All you have to do is be a Friendly Visitor. A Friendly Visitor is someone who brightens someones day, week, month, and ultimately,...

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Bath, NY

If you enjoy driving and meeting new people then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Volunteers are needed to deliver hot meals to homebound seniors in various communities: Bath, Addison,...

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JASA
New York, NY

Purpose
Help to ensure seniors are receiving warm, nutritious meals in a timely, orderly manner by assisting with set-up, serving and clean-up for weekday lunches.

Responsibilities
* Set tables...

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Lyons, NY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Set the wheels in motion... Be the Change you wish to see.

RSVP invites you to become a Volunteer Driver

Medical transportation for seniors is an on-going need in your...

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Bath, NY

Deliver meals to people in need within your community and make a huge impact on someone's day. Home meal delivery is sometimes the only friendly contact a meal recipient has during the day -...

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BHSN
Plattsburgh, NY

BHSN's Eldercare Program provides an array of services to caregivers and their aging loved ones. Our services include Caregiver Respite, a lending library (videos and books), confidential support...

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Poughkeepsie, NY

The Dutchess County Office for the Aging uses volunteers to help deliver meals to the homebound elderly, assist at our Senior Friendship Centers, lead exercise and brain games classes, assist with...

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Albany, NY
You can drive grateful clients of a local food pantry home. Help someone, often an elderly person, get his or her heavy groceries back home. Our volunteer drivers do a two-hour shift and it's a...
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Kenmore, NY

In 1910 Dr. Jennie Schofield and a group of volunteers founded the not-for-profit "Wheel Chair Home" for the elderly in Western New York. Today Schofield continues to provide quality health care...

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Belmont, NY

Provide social contact to homebound elderly in Allegany County by visiting them in their home.

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New York, NY

Managing the monthly bills can be overwhelming and cumbersome for anyone. For a senior who may have no one who can assist, when bills are left unpaid and piling up, life can have serious...

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Belmont, NY

Provide transportation for the elderly throughout Allegany County to the phamacy, bank, medical appointments, grocery stores, Senior Luncheon Centers and other OFA functions.

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White Plains, NY

Help provide free pet food to economically challenged elderly, disabled, and veterans who can no longer afford to feed their pets. Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry urgently needs volunteers to assist...

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Belmont, NY

Delivery of meals to the elderly in Allegany County. The work is performed according to an established routine which the Nutrition Services Coordinator surpervises and directs.

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Sunnyside, NY

I have several non-English speaking clients who are lonely and desperately need socialization. If you have a little free time you could dedicate to getting to know someone and speak Spanish,...

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Clarence Center, NY

YOU can support a community caregiver on your own schedule.

Hearts and Hands is looking for individuals or pairs willing to be a friendly visitor for their senior neighbor’s home. All visits are...

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Bath, NY

The Steuben County Health Care Facility is the perfect place to put your volunteer plans into action!

Volunteering for as little as 1 hour a week can make such a difference to the residents of this...

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New York, NY

Volunteers are needed weekdays and weekends to assist our recreation therapy staff in organizing, promoting and participating in activities with the residents both one to one and in a group...

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Belmont, NY

Provide contact to homebound elderly clients by telephone calls made at the same time every day. This provides socialization for the client and an important check on the client's well being. If...

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Belmont, NY

Provides minor home repairs for the elderly in Allegany County. An assessment of certain repairs will be provided to determine whether or not that repair is within the scope of the capabilities of...

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New York, NY

Work under the direction of the staff and with other volunteers to assist in transporting residents in wheelchairs to and from Therapeutic Recreation Activities in the building.

Please apply online...

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Canastota, NY
Assist serving and delivering meals to senior citizens
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SYRACUSE, NY

Food service volunteers work in the Meals on Wheels commercial kitchen and assist with preparing nutritious meals for up to 400 seniors each day. Food service volunteers help to prepare and...

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Bath, NY

Several programs throughout the county use volunteers to transport the elderly, living in their homes but no longer able to drive safely, to medical appointments and other needs. Trips are...

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DOROT, Inc
New York, NY

Teach basic computer skills and internet navigation to a senior in their home.

Lessons are 1-4 sessions, depending on the senior’s needs, for approximately one hour.

Interview, training,...

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Canastota, NY

Counselors who have completed a training program are available to help understand Medicare and private insurance plans, help process claims, advocate on your behalf when necessary, and make...

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Canandaigua, NY

Ontario ARC has several residents in the community who would benefit from volunteers that are interested in visiting, playing board games/cards, and general companionship. Residential sites...

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New Hyde Park, NY

Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands community service program of the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation that recruits and trains volunteers to step in for the family caregivers...

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New York, NY

We are looking for volunters to lead a one time workshops, on going workshops, event, or perform arts for our older adult members (ages 60+) at our innovative senior recreational center. Must be...

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Webster, NY

You can make a difference in the lives of those who need you in the community. Here’s how:

  • Meals On Wheels Driver/Server - deliver hot, nutritious meals to the homebound, elderly or...
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New York, NY

Have Fun Running a Cafe Cart and Interacting with Students and Older Adults!

Opportunity:

Volunteer Program:

  • Work with a multi-generational team of teens, college students, young adults, and senior...

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Brooklyn, NY

Since 1971, Heights and Hills has helped Brooklyn's older adults age successfully in their communities with independence, dignity and grace.

Our Friendly Visiting program matches volunteers of all...

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Schenectady, NY

Are you handy around the house? Why not help a Albany elder and/or disabled homeowner with home repairs, painting, yardwork, house dleaning and other household tasks. Great for retirees!

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Clarence Center, NY

Want to help your neighbor stay in their community? Looking to donate some time and mileage all for a good cause?

As a Hearts and Hands volunteer you can help a neighbor get where they need to go....

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Albany, NY

Community Caregivers provides non-medical support services to help people stay independent and in their homes. Many of the people who need our assistance are older adults. We offer our services...

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brooklyn, NY

You can volunteer and make a real difference in a homebound individual’s life in so many different ways. We are a dynamic and diverse group of volunteers who visit homebound individual in their...

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Beacon, NY

Volunteers at Elant have always been an integral part of the day to day happenings at the facility, and perform a key role in shaping the "life and atmosphere" for our residents. Your service as a...

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Newark, NY

Recruiting Therapy Dog International (TDI) trained dogs and their handlers to visit at DeMay Living Center. Fun for you, your dog, and our residents!

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New Hyde Park, NY

Do you want to give back to our SENIORS?


Now here is an opportunity for you to be part of the AmeriCorps caregiving respite
program called Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands!

To qualify, you will need to:
...

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while we process your request...