Already know you want to volunteer? Fill out our online application here: Volunteer Application Form

A nonprofit organization such as the Council on Aging is only as strong as its volunteers make it. We’ve been relying on folks like you — people who want to help make a difference, who have some extra time available, who might know others who’ve benefitted from Council on Aging services — ever since we were incorporated in 1969. As an independent non-government agency, the Council on Aging is a nonprofit that relies on the kindness of strangers … strangers who quickly become friends.

Look over the opportunities described here, then let us know what interests you by clicking the Volunteer Application button below.  Print out the application and complete it, then either mail or fax it to the Council on Aging’s main office.

Meals on Wheels

Drivers for Meals on Wheels deliver a daily nutritious meal to the frail, homebound elderly. Volunteer drivers can work just one day a week, if they’d like — or more, if they have time available.

Meals are delivered five days a week, excepting major holidays or emergencies (including bad weather).

Drivers deliver a friendly smile along with a warm meal and chat with clients for several minutes. Any concerns are reported back to the Meals on Wheels office.

Partnership for Independent Living

The Partnership for Independent Living is a public/private partnership that provides care management services to older adults age 60 and over who are experiencing complex care needs and are at-risk of placement in a care facility.

Volunteers opportunties always exist with the Partnership for Independent Living. Please contact Caron McKay, Director of Services, at the Council on Aging for more information.

The Sammy Williams Center for Active Living

Volunteers at the Sammy Williams Center for Active Living greet clients, serve congregate meals, and help with activities and excursions.

We are currently looking for volunteers to sign up for a Monday, Tuesday, or Friday shift from 10:30 AM until 1:00 PM Contact Deena Johnston for more information at 828-692-3320.

Thrift Shops

The Council on Aging operates thrift shops in Hendersonville and in Etowah. In both locations, volunteers serve as cashiers, salespeople and as markers, evaluating and sorting what is donated, offering receipts, tagging items with prices, and maintaining positive relationships with donors and shoppers.

Download the application: Volunteer Application PDF


Fill out our online application here: Volunteer Application Form