VOLUNTEER CHANGE A LIFE TODAY
When We Care for Others, Our Life Flourishes
You Are Important to Our Seniors and to Us
In just 2-4 hours per week, you can make a difference by delivering nutritious meals to seniors, serving our senior diners, or by providing clients with transportation to medical appointments. Check out all of the ways that you can volunteer below.
If you are ready to move forward, click the application button. We look forward to meeting you.
Volunteer drivers ensure Neighborly clients safely arrive on time and are returned home from a range of medical appointments and pharmacies (within ten miles, one way, of the client’s home). Choose your region of the county in which to serve. Volunteers usually assist two to four hours per week between 8:45 am and 4:00 pm. Please note the additional volunteer and vehicle requirements in the volunteer application.
SENIOR CAFE VOLUNTEERS
These volunteers assist the Senior Café staff by packing totes with meals for MOW drivers, help with client activities and meal service, clean bins, roll silverware, and engage with dining site participants. Monday-Friday opportunities, typically between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Shift times are flexible. There are eight locations from which to choose.
MEALS ON WHEELS (MOW) VOLUNTEERS
Deliver a lunchtime meal to homebound seniors, typically 5 to 10 clients per route which averages 1 ½ -2 hours. Weekday opportunities, typically between 10:30am and 12:30pm. There are locations throughout Pinellas County. Spouses/partners can team up to do the deliveries together or independently.
ADULT DAY CENTER SITE VOLUNTEER
These volunteers assist staff with various needs and client activities including physical and cognitive exercises. May include some light clean-up after activities and meals. Opportunities exist Monday- Friday, typically between 10-11:45am or 1-2pm. Shift times are flexible, and there are three locations from which to choose (Palm Harbor, Largo and South St. Petersburg).
ADULT DAY CARE ENTERTAINER
We welcome musicians, singers, magicians, clowns, and more! Volunteers typically serve once a month, any day Monday-Friday, usually between 10-11:45 am or 1-2 pm. Currently, we have three locations from which to choose: Palm Harbor, Largo, and South St. Petersburg.
Pet Therapists (dogs) and their handlers (dog owners) visit with Adult Day Center clients, who have cognitive and memory challenges, and staff. Must be registered with one of three approved pet therapy agencies: Project Pup, Alliance of Therapy Dogs, or Pet Partners.
GROUP OPPORTUNITY – ADOPT A ROUTE
Here’s an opportunity for your organization to support your very own Meals on Wheels route! Meals are picked up at a one of our sites in the county. Your team members can rotate through on your chosen weekday between 10:30am and 12:30pm and meals are delivered to 5 to 10 homebound individuals. We can structure your route to be once a week, once a month, or every day – whatever works best for you and your team. It only takes 1½ to 2 hours during lunch time and two people with access to a vehicle to get started.
Help us with scanning, record keeping, filing, mailings, data entry, special projects, client phone calls, etc. Flexible shifts are available Monday – Friday any time between 9 am – 4 pm at our Administrative office located on Evergreen Avenue in Clearwater.
Make a Difference
We can end hunger and social isolation for our seniors in Pinellas County. It doesn’t take much to change a life. Let’s go beyond expectations regarding our aging elderly community, elevating dignity and respect for life as we age.
Acts of kindness naturally occur when we treat others as ourselves.
Deliver hope, meals, and compassion, come rain or shine.
Three Easy Steps to Becoming a Volunteer
Here’s how to get started:
- Click on the application button below, complete it, and submit. You can choose your orientation session and review opportunities and locations.
- Attend an in-person volunteer orientation. We will discuss Neighborly programs, policies, and procedures and determine the best fit and location for your service.
- We conduct a background screening. Once results are returned and are clear, volunteers are referred to the site of their choice where staff will prepare a schedule.
Neighborly Senior Care Network does not accept court-ordered volunteers. Our minimum age to volunteer is 18.
*Neighborly is unable to accept volunteers for one-time service for our current volunteer opportunities. If you can make a regular commitment, please complete our application and choose your orientation date.