Already know you want to volunteer? Just provide your name and contact info here and we’ll be in touch with you: Volunteer Inquiry 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 that you would like to help by clicking the Volunteer Inquiry link below and completing the brief form.  Our volunteer coordinator will follow up with you.

Meals on Wheels

Drivers for Meals on Wheels deliver a daily nutritious meal to the frail, homebound elderly.  Drivers deliver hot meals to clients on a route that covers a geographic area.  Usually, volunteer drivers drive a regular route one day a week.  However, you can also deliver less frequently or sign up to be a substitute driver to cover when other volunteers cannot support their route.

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.

Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, excepting major holidays or emergencies (including bad weather), between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

The Sammy Williams Center for Active Living

Volunteers at the Sammy Williams Center can choose one day a week that suits their schedule.  The Sammy is a place for members to interact and share a meal together.  Our volunteers make that happen through their interaction with members, working in teams to serve meals, leading activities, and sharing in the relaxed, fun atmosphere.  The Sammy Williams Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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.  The thrift stores are open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Office Administration

We have opportunities to help with filing, data entry, answering phones, and a variety of other activities.  The main office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Fill out our online volunteer inquiry form here: Volunteer Inquiry Form