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Philadelphia Senior Living Resources

Philadelphia is a city with a rich cultural history and an impressive variety of recreation and fine dining options. Seniors living in the city have access to world class medical services, historical landmarks from earliest days of the nation, and cheese steak vendors on every corner. Group homes and senior living communities are available to fit any lifestyle and any budget.

Philadelphia Scholarships

Philadelphia Scholarship

Pennsylvania has had two finalists and one winner for the A Place for Mom scholarship, because of the outstanding quality of the applications we are offering one additional scholarship (6 total chances) to students attending any Pennsylvania college.

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Median Senior Living Costs

Philadelphia, PA

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Senior Living in Philadelphia, PA is:

  • 17.9% less expensive than the state of Pennsylvania
  • 26.6% less expensive than the Northeast region
  • 9.4% less 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 Marketplace to find local senior products and services that meet the needs of you and your family.

Elder Law Attorneys

The mission of our firm is to provide professional service to our clients and to excel in the area of elder law. We constantly strive to maintain a high level of service while keeping costs reasonable.

Ferry Joseph offers a full complement of elder law services tailored to meet the specific needs and concerns of our senior clients and their families. Our attorneys are experienced with Medicaid planning, estate planning through the use of wills, trusts and other estate documents, the preparation of Miller Trusts and Special Needs Trusts, planning for incapacity through the use of durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives and related documents, guardianship actions, elder neglect and abuse, litigation, and trust and estate administration.

Financial Advisors

JEFFERSON MORTGAGE GROUP LLC
www.jeffersonmortgage.com
(703) 319-2198

We work with Financial Planners & Advisors and Legal & Health Professionals to help retirees pay off their mortgages and supplement their retirement income. Jefferson Mortgage Group serves both Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Optavise is insurance education and financial management for seniors made clear, efficient, and organized.

We provide in-home assistance with everyday financial and paperwork matters. Member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM).

We can help you execute a sound financial program utilizing the following products and services: Estate Conservation, Insurance and Annuity Products, Investment Management, Tax Management and Retirement Strategies.

Senior Moving

Serving individuals and their Families' Transition and Downsizing needs. We can sell your home or the treasures in it while making your move easy.

Senior Transition Services takes the burden of relocating off you and your family by handling all the physical arrangements of your move while providing objective and practical guidance throughout the process.

Philadelphia's award-winning The Organizing Professionals provide soup to nuts decluttering, packing, unpacking and organizing services. We take the stress out of your move so you can continue enjoying life. Contact us for a free in-home consultation.

Senior Activities

PCA.ORG'S "CELEBRATE ARTS AND AGING" EVENT
www.pcacares.org

Each year in honor of Older Americans Month in May, "Celebrate Arts & Aging" showcases the achievements and creativity of older artists, offers a broad range of opportunities for senior citizens to experience performing and visual arts, and runs workshops and classes where they can cultivate their own creativity.

Penn's Village (PV) is a community-based nonprofit formed in 2008 by a group of Philadelphia’s Center City residents to support individuals in their community as they age in place. It offers volunteer-delivered services, educational and cultural programs, a preferred provider list, and more.

PHILADELPHIA SENIOR CENTER
www.philaseniorcenter.org

Philadelphia Senior Center (PSC) has kept more than 5,000 seniors active and independent in their homes and communities every year for the past 60 years. PSC serves as a resource for recreation, group meals, health and wellness education and other supportive services for adults 55 and older.

Health, Medical & Safety

HandyPro specializes in home modifications for seniors and others with physical mobility challenge. At HandyPro we are people-focused, not product-focused.

Alzheimer's & Dementia

ARTZ Philadelphia was founded on the belief that people living with dementia should be afforded the benefits of well-being and quality of life that others enjoy. We provide cultural and creative opportunities that turn that belief into reality. We are committed to supporting and celebrating people with dementia and their care partners as valued members of our wider creative community.

Senior Services

Services include removing clutter, preparing homes for sale and easing the transition into smaller housing including Assisted Living facilities.

Something Better, Inc. has been in the business of cleaning, organizing, and de-cluttering since 2004. We bring compassionate hearts and hands to each client's home to make a safer and more pleasant environment and to help downsize.

SUPPORTIVE TRANSPORTATION OF PHILADELPHIA
www.victorysupportservices.com

If you are in need of wheelchair transportation services let Supportive Transportation of Philadelphia drive you from Philadelphia to wherever you need to go.

Local Attractions and Amenities

Philadelphia Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors
Mar 09, 2016 through Aug 31, 2017
Norwalk, CT

Do you have a certified pet therapy dog? We are looking for canine good citizens to join our growing hospice program as a furry friend to our patients.

If you have the passion, skills, and a heart...

Nov 01, 2016 through Jan 05, 2017
Washington, DC
The Holidays are a special time here at Unique Residential Care Center, and we are looking for volunteers to help us spread some cheer to our residents, familes and staff! We need artsy craftsy...
Dec 06, 2016 through Dec 09, 2016
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Washington, DC

UPO has partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank and is a host site for the Grocery Plus Program. This program provides 30-40 lbs of healthy groceries monthly to seniors aged 60 or over who live...

Nov 22, 2016 through Jun 09, 2017
Washington, DC

The Vision of Unique Residential Care Center is for those we serve to enjoy their environment while maintaining their dignity, independence and quality of life to the best extent possible....

Dec 05, 2016 through Dec 30, 2016
10:15 AM to 12:30 PM
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...

May 24, 2016 through Dec 30, 2016
., PA

Volunteers will provide basic services for clients unable to take care of themselves. This could include Companionship, Home and Yard Upkeep and Driving PCAs to clients points of care. There is a...

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Trenton, NJ

Volunteer Avocates are assigned to visit residents in a long term care facility close to their home 4 hours weekly to: Maintain a non-adversarial presence in the facility; Respond to concerns and...

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Palmyra, PA

Compassionate Care is seeking volunteers who will be available at short notice to sit by the bedside of a passing individual.

One of our volunteers is quoted as saying," There is nothing more...

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Stroudsburg, PA

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Monroe County PA has 800 volunteers serving at any of our 85 sites in the county. Come join us. We are assisting in schools, libraries, parks, personal care...

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Succasunna, NJ

Description

Use what you have learned in the classroom to help improve the quality of life for hospice patients. Utilize free time to be compassionate and genuine in order to reduce terminally ill...

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Cedar Grove, NJ

How can you benefit by being a volunteer?

  • Build your resume: Volunteer experience shows proof of motivation, commitment, initiative, dependability, and flexibility
  • Develop interpersonal...
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Baltimore, MD

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!

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Hamilton Township, NJ

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of New Jersey seeks energetic and compassionate Direct Care Volunteers.

Direct Care Volunteers help by providing support and care to our patients and their family...

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New Oxford, PA

Compassionate care has openings for caring volunteers looking to offer friendship, companionship and emotional support to individuals on their end journey of life.

We would love you to join our...

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Allentown, PA

We are looking for compassionate individuals to spend time with people who need to know they are not alone. By talking to them, holding their hand, praying with them or reading to them you will...

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Parsippany, NJ

How can you benefit by being a volunteer?

  • Build your resume: Volunteer experience shows proof of motivation, commitment, initiative, dependability, and flexibility
  • Develop interpersonal...
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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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Parsippany, NJ

Life Choice Hospice is seeking Pet Therapy Volunteers to visit our hospice patients throughout Northern NJ. Providing our patients with loving touch and care from certified pet therapy animals and...

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Lanham, MD

Volunteer Support Group Facilitators or co-facilitators help group participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health. Support...

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West Milford, NJ

Join our team of volunteers. Participate in our engaging and flexible volunteer program. Help play a key role in supporting terminally ill patients and their loved ones.

You CAN decide which...

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Paramus, NJ

Volunteers are needed to join the seniors at this veterans' home for a fun-filled night of Bingo. Volunteers will help transport residents to and from the game and play along too!

NOTE: To...

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Mt. Holly, NJ

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere...

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Wayne, NJ

Calling all book lovers! Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to combine your love of literature with a way to give back? Read along with some seniors with Book Buddies in Wayne. It's a...

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Morristown, NJ

Join our team of volunteers. Participate in our engaging and flexible volunteer program. Help play a key role in supporting terminally ill patients and their loved ones.

You CAN decide which...

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Fair Lawn, NJ

Description

Use what you have learned in the classroom to help improve the quality of life for hospice patients. Utilize free time to be compassionate and genuine in order to reduce terminally ill...

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West Orange, NJ

How can you benefit by being a volunteer?

  • Build your resume: Volunteer experience shows proof of motivation, commitment, initiative, dependability, and flexibility
  • Develop interpersonal...
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Largo, MD

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life...

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West Orange, NJ

Life Choice Hospice is seeking Pet Therapy Volunteers to visit our hospice patients throughout Northern NJ. Providing our patients with loving touch and care from certified pet therapy animals and...

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Norwood, NJ

How can you benefit by being a volunteer?

  • Build your resume: Volunteer experience shows proof of motivation, commitment, initiative, dependability, and flexibility
  • Develop interpersonal...
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Phillipsburg, NJ

Life Choice Hospice is seeking Pet Therapy Volunteers to visit our hospice patients throughout Northern NJ. Providing our patients with loving touch and care from certified pet therapy animals and...

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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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Smyrna, DE
Assist Adult Day Care program with fun activities with the clients. Some activities include crafts, Nintendo Wii, games, and helping to transport clients in wheelchairs to and from group activities.
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Phillipsburg, NJ

How can you benefit by being a volunteer?

  • Build your resume: Volunteer experience shows proof of motivation, commitment, initiative, dependability, and flexibility
  • Develop interpersonal...
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Delaware County, PA

Did you ever think how you could make a difference in someone's life? You can multiply the joy your pet brings to you by sharing them with our patients and families! Many ill patients have been...

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Morristown, NJ

Description

Use what you have learned in the classroom to help improve the quality of life for hospice patients. Utilize free time to be compassionate and genuine in order to reduce terminally ill...

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Huntington, NY

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!


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Succasunna, NJ

Join our team of volunteers. Participate in our engaging and flexible volunteer program. Help play a key role in supporting terminally ill patients and their loved ones.

You CAN decide which...

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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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Ocean County, NJ

Home Borrowers are trained and then matched with customers who cannot leave their homes due to illness, disability or lack of transportation. Consideration is given to matching the customer's...

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Cedar Grove, NJ

Life Choice Hospice is seeking Pet Therapy Volunteers to visit our hospice patients throughout Northern NJ. Providing our patients with loving touch and care from certified pet therapy animals and...

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Upper Marlboro, MD

YOU can make a difference for our patients and families in Prince George's County area. Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking volunteers who want to help those with life limiting illness...

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Somerset, NJ
Stein Hospice provides expert comfort care at home and in facilities to patients who are in the last few months or weeks of their lives. Comfort includes supporting the patient with the things...
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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....

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West Milford, NJ

Description

Use what you have learned in the classroom to help improve the quality of life for hospice patients. Utilize free time to be compassionate and genuine in order to reduce terminally ill...

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Washington, DC

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!

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Stamford, CT

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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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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Cedar Grove, NJ

Description

Use what you have learned in the classroom to help improve the quality of life for hospice patients. Utilize free time to be compassionate and genuine in order to reduce terminally ill...

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Delaware County, PA

The end of an individual's life is a very sacred time. Our mission is to honor the patients we serve through offering bedside vigil. Sometimes families are not able to be present and need the...

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Wilmington, DE

Volunteer your time by driving an older adult to a doctor appointment, the grocery store, the hair salon, or other community activities. As a volunteer, you can choose how frequently you volunteer...

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Bowie, MD

Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice of the Chesapeake provides a range of support services to individuals living with and affected by advanced illness. These services are provided wherever the patient...

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Fort Washington, PA

HOSPICE FOR THE LIFE WE LIVE

Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team.

Ascend Hospice is currently seeking licensed massage therapists to donate their time to the clients we serve in...

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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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Parsippany, NJ

Description

Use what you have learned in the classroom to help improve the quality of life for hospice patients. Utilize free time to be compassionate and genuine in order to reduce terminally ill...

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Plainview, NY

AHRC Nassau’s Plainview Intensive Care Facility is looking for volunteers to assist with their day habilitation program. Volunteers at this location will be working with the elderly and medically...

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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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Stamford, CT

This Stamford lady needs a volunteer driver for local trips to area medical offices while she waits for training with her new guide dog. Volunteer in your community with this high impact but easy...

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Williamsport, PA

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!

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Scranton, PA

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!

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Laurel, MD

Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice of the Chesapeake provides a range of support services to individuals living with and affected by advanced illness. These services are provided wherever the patient...

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York, PA

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!

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Paramus, NJ

This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in the field of healthcare and hospice. The skills you learn here can be transferred to many types of jobs and will look great on a resume! As an...

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Allentown, PA

Volunteer to help elders for the activities you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!

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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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Collegeville, PA

The Dolphins of Delaware Valley is a non-profit organization where volunteers visit the elderly in nursing homes on a one- to-one basis.We are serving in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and are now...

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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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SOMERSET, NJ
Stein Hospice is dedicated to bringing professional comfort care to terminally ill patients and their families. Even after the death of a patient, our team of social workers, chaplains and...
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Norwood, NJ

Life Choice Hospice is seeking Pet Therapy Volunteers to visit our hospice patients throughout Northern NJ. Providing our patients with loving touch and care from certified pet therapy animals and...

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Wilmington, DE

Faithful Friends' Pet Therapy Program is looking for volunteers who want to share their friendly pets with people in the community! A rewarding volunteer experience for your and your pet. All...

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Fairfield, CT

You and your sonorous voice are needed to read to the blind in your community! Six opportunities exist for readers, friendly visitors or mail assistants to help their neighbors. If you are...

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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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Washington, DC
Many nursing home residents experience periods of loneliness, as they adjust to being in a new environment or certain life changes such as the death of a spouse/family member. The Resident...
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Clinton, MD

Patient Care Volunteer

Hospice of the Chesapeake provides a range of support services to individuals living with and affected by advanced illness. These services are provided wherever the patient...

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Blackwood, NJ

Ready to make a difference??

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a terminally ill patient?

Our patients are located all over NJ, in various facilities and in their homes. We are looking...

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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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Towson, MD

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care needs your help. If you have the capacity to care about others, to show compassion, to listen to stories, then you have what it takes to become a hospice...

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Doylestown, PA
Work with senior residents with dementia and Alzheimer's to open their mind and memory to music of their past. Interview and create a music play list of songs that are familiar to the them from...
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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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Absecon, NJ

Serenity Hospice Care is in need of Volunteers!!!

Join our Team of amazing volunteers and make a difference!

Our patients are located all over NJ, in various facilities and in their homes. We are...

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Toms River, NJ

Visits, reassuring phone calls, medical transportation, grocery shopping, help with paperwork, respite to elderly Latino and African American Ocean County residents. Bilingual volunteers in great...

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Lancaster, PA

How would you like to deliver nutrition and friendship to homebound residents? This is a great way to spend about two hours any Monday through Friday.

This opportunity is well-suited for volunteers...

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Bethlehem, PA

HOSPICE FOR THE LIFE WE LIVE

Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team.

Ascend Hospice is seeking Massage Therapists to donate their time to the people we service in the Lehigh Valley.

We...

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Wilmington, DE

The Brandywine Village Network is seeking caring individuals to make visits to elderly members of the community. Duties vary but may include: friendly visits, grocery shopping, running errands,...

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Lewes, DE

Every season brings yard work of some sort and the clients of Brandywine Village Network, Sussex County need your help. In a morning or afternoon you could help a senior with a variety of garden...

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Annville, PA

Looking for someone to help periodically escort an elderly male patient who is mentally challenged to a doctor's appointment.

You would meet this gentleman at his home in Annville and ride the bus...

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Carroll County, MD

Help an older or disabled person who lives near you in Carroll County, Maryland. Spend just an hour or two each week running errands, doing light housekeeping, or driving someone to an...

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Fort Washington, PA

HOSPICE FOR THE LIFE WE LIVE

Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team.

Ascend Hospice is seeking Reiki Practitioners to volunteer their time with the clients we serve in various...

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Caldwell, NJ

Join our team of volunteers. Participate in our engaging and flexible volunteer program. Help play a key role in supporting terminally ill patients and their loved ones.

You CAN Decide Which...

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Wilmington, DE

Do you have a hobby you'd like to share or involvement in a project that you think others might like to learn more about? We are looking for dynamic individuals who are willing to make one-time...

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Somerset, NJ

Stein Hospice cares for elderly patients who would benefit from a friendly visitor. Many seniors are most comfortable talking in the language of their youth. If you speak Yiddish or Russian please...

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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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Stamford, CT

Stigma leaves me stuck and I need to make a new good friend who will read to me and visit with me at my group home. If you like discussing current events, reading and visiting this is a perfect...

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Palmyra, PA

Please consider sharing your time and talents with the residents at Traditions of Hershey:

  • Lead a craft project
  • Share a hobby
  • Play an instrument/sing
  • Teach a skill/class
  • Play games/cards
  • Show off a...
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Laurel, MD

At this time, Hospice of the Chesapeake is seeking dedicated and compassionate volunteers to join our Healing Arts Patient Care Team as Comfort Touch Volunteers in Prince Georges County. Comfort...

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Somerset, NJ

Do you want to make a difference in someone's day? Martin and Edith Stein Hospice gives loving attention and professional care to terminally ill patients. We need compassionate volunteers to offer...

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New Oxford, PA
Pets make wonderful volunteers. Your animal can have a positive impact in a terminally ill patient's life. Touching and petting animals has such a calming influence. A visit from a pet and thier...
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Kulpsville, PA

Family Services’ Project HEARTH (Helping Elderly Adults Remain in Their Homes) is in need of dedicated volunteers to work with seniors living in the greater North Penn area. Created in 1994,...

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Phillipsburg, NJ

Join our team of volunteers. Participate in our engaging and flexible volunteer program. Help play a key role in supporting terminally ill patients and their loved ones.

You CAN decide which...

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Jenkintown, PA

While volunteering in hospice may not be for everybody, you can still give back to patients and their loved ones indirectly by offering your time and talents in our office in the Dresher / Willow...

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Bethlehem, PA

HOSPICE FOR THE LIFE WE LIVE

Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team.

Ascend Hospice is seeking Reiki Practitioners to donate their time to the people we provide hospice service to in...

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Largo, MD

This volunteering opportunity is available at a variety of locations throughout Prince George's County, and works around your schedule.

Music Therapy Volunteers

Hospice of the Chesapeake is in need...

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Pasadena, MD

This volunteering opportunity is available at a variety of locations throughout Anne Arundel County, and works around your schedule.

Music Therapy Volunteers

Hospice of the Chesapeake is in need of...

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