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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.

Professional Senior Services

Explore the Directory to find local senior products and services that meet the needs of you and your family.

Senior Services

Home Solutions specializes in senior move management, helping seniors move forward into the next phase of living. We can sort through a life-time of possessions, determine what will fit in the new space, pack, unpack for local moves, haul away donations, and provide referrals to other reputable service providers. Founded in 2005, we are fully insured and adhere to a strict code of ethics.

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Local Attractions and Amenities

Upcoming Buffalo Volunteer Events 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 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 Aug 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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New York, NY

We are seeking individuals to assist weekly with transporting residents to Religious Services
SHABBAT (Weekly): Fridays Afternoons 2:30pm-5:00pm
SHABBAT(Weekly): Saturday Mornings 9:30am-12:00pm

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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 and their families dealing with Alzheimer's disease or other...

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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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New York, NY

Jewish Home Lifecare is seaking spanish speaking individuals who can commit to friendly visiting our spanish speaking residents on a weekly or monthly basis.You could be that person who will...

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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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Plainview, NY

We are currently looking for a caring and dedicated volunteer to provide one on one companionship to a resident of our Intensive Care Facility in Plainview. This is an elderly female looking for...

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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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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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New York, NY

Volunteers will assist with the upkeep of our library, shelving books, visiting residents with our mobile book cart to offer selections, working with staff to assess new book needs, and if...

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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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New York, NY

The New Jewish Home is looking for skilled leaders! If an educator looking to facilitate a discussion group or an Artist or Musician interested in an Arts group. We would like to speak with you to...

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New York, NY

MJHS

Hospice provides a specialized program of care and services for end-of-life patients. MJHS Hospice provides care for pediatric and adult patients in homes, nursing homes, assisted living...

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Brooklyn, NY

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council is seeking Fun and innovative volunteers who are interested in spending one hour, one day a week with a homebound senior citizen.

Our senior citizens are...

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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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Brooklyn, NY

The Victorian Hands Foundation is a nonprofit organization, based in Crown Heights Brooklyn. Our mission is to enhance awareness and respect, among younger generations for our elderly.

We are...

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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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JASA
Brooklyn, NY

Purpose

Regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Lead a weekly exercise class for seniors at Bushwick Hylan NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) to help keep them in...

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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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New York, NY

Working with our Department of Religious Life, Volunteers assist with religious services including assisting assist with set up, and escort/transport elders within our facility to and from the...

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Astoria, NY

We are seeking a singing instructor /chorus leader to share their gifts with our seniors and bring out the Harmony in the center 2-3 Saturdays a month!

If you are interested please contact me you....

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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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New York, NY

Come join the elders at The New Jewish Home to assist with some weekly exercise programs. Volunteers will escort elders to & from the program and join in for the exercise groups.

Mondays - "Total...

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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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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

MJHS Hospice provides a specialized program of care and services for end-of-life patients. MJHS Hospice provides care for pediatric and adult patients in homes, nursing homes, assisted living...

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New York, NY

Come join the elders at The New Jewish Home for the Knitting, Crochet, and Beading workshop. This is a great opportunity for a creative individual. We are seeking Volunteers who are avaliable...

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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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Brooklyn, NY

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council is seeking Fun and innovative volunteers who are interested in spending one hour, one day a week with a homebound senior citizen.

Our senior citizens 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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New York, NY

As a friendly volunteer at Jewish Home Lifecare you could be that person who will listen, that much needed friend by spending time visiting residents, socializing, playing cards, reading to the...

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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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New York, NY

Jewish Home Lifecare is seeking music lovers to assist with our Music Appreciation Program.

Please apply online at the following link:...

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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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Hempstead, NY

EAC Network Senior Respite is a not-for-profit program helping older adults and their caregivers in Nassau County. You choose days,times and areas where you can visit a homebound older adult. You...

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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

At this time, Bill Payer is only recruiting for Russian speaking volunteers. Please contact the DFTA Volunteer Resource Center for more information if you are a Russian speaker and interested in...

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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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New York, NY

Great opportunity for students and adults alike. Volunteers are needed weekdays until 4:00 pm to assist with patient ambulation. Transport residents to and from their physical therapy...

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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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Astoria, NY

Three ways to help!

1). Help serve or cook a morning meal for hungry senior citizens one to two Saturdays a month from 9-12.

2). Entertainers wanted! Share your talents with us. Volunteers must be...

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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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