Seniors are able to give back to their communities in so many different ways. Many North Coast elder care providers believe that when seniors volunteer in the community, it boosts their emotional wellbeing. Below are six reputable organizations where your loved one can volunteer.
1. Camp Quality
Camp Quality serves children with cancer and is looking for fun loving group members who are willing to give local presentations to people about the camp. These volunteers would be the local ambassadors for the camp helping to organise fundraising programmes, give community talks and help where they are needed.
2. Red Cross
Local chapters of the Red Cross are looking for seniors to volunteer at their blood drives. They are in particular need of a youth engagement coordinators to connect with local colleges and universities seeking opportunities for Red Cross representatives to come speak to classes or groups. After the presentation, the senior volunteer then manages a database of volunteers.
Seniors who are homebound or just enjoy visiting with people can volunteer for TeleChat. These volunteers call other people who are socially isolated to make sure that they are okay. If the person does not answer, then the volunteer follows procedures to let someone know that assistance might be needed.
4. Australian Youth Mentoring Network
If your loved one would like to mentor a child, then the Australian Youth Mentoring Network has several opportunities. Some volunteers will work one-on-one with a child while others will lead small groups. Volunteers are needed for both short and long-term commitments.
5. RSPCA Coffs Harbour Shelter
In addition to donating money to this reputable organization, seniors can also donate their time and energy. Volunteer opportunities range from fostering dogs and cats to taking part in RSPCA events. Not only will your loved one enjoy taking care of our furry friends, but he or she will benefit from some one-on-one time with these adorable creatures.
Staying socially active is important for seniors in order to stay vital and emotionally balanced. Seniors can also accomplish this with help from Home Care Assistance in North Coast. Our reliable live-in and hourly caregivers in North Coast work around the clock to offer companionship, mental stimulation and encouragement to help seniors thrive in the comfort of home. Call 1300 LIVE-IN or (02) 6646 3527 today to set up a free consultation and learn more about our premier in-home services.