Volunteer Opportunties
Use Your Experience and Compassion to Help Others


Volunteers are not only improving the lives of others, they are also improving their own. Volunteers, especially older volunteers, are healthier and less depressed. They feel less socially isolated, which we know has important health benefits. Along the way, volunteers find a sense of accomplishment, opportunities for personal growth, and chances to form meaningful relationships.

FTAAAD has limited funding for hiring staff, and we rely on volunteers to help with both special events and ongoing programs. No matter your interest, you'll find an opportunity that you will enjoy.

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Because many of our programs utilize state funding, FTAAAD has specific requirements for screening and training volunteers. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP OLDER ADULTS UNDERSTAND THEIR MEDICARE COVERAGE?
The Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is part of a nationwide program that provides free and objective counseling and information about Medicare and related health-insurance issues. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT ISOLATED SENIORS LIVING IN NURSING FACILITIES?
The Tennessee Public Guardianship for the Elderly program ensures the health and welfare of some of the state’s most vulnerable residents by serving as the court-appointed guardian for individuals age 60 and over. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program provides information about resident rights, quality of care, and quality of life to residents and family members. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO COMMUNITY OUTREACH FOR AVAILABLE PROGRAMS?
FTAAAD has many requests for community presentations and for staffing booths at health fairs and other local events. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADVOCATE FOR OLDER AMERICANS TO STATE OR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS?
FTAAAD's Advisory Council includes a Legislative Committee that tracks relevant bills in the state government, and keeps the Advisory Council apprised of any potential threats or benefits to older adults and adults with disabilities. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ASSIST WITH FTAAAD FUNDRAISING EFFORTS?
Volunteers with experience in grant writing, silent auctions, and other fundraising efforts are greatly needed. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH A LOCAL SENIOR CENTER?
Senior centers are always looking for volunteers of any age. Whether you have a skill that others would like to learn about, are interested in helping with congregate meals, or like organizing programs, your local senior center would like to hear from you. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROVIDE LOCAL TRANSPORTATION TO A SENIOR WHO CAN'T DRIVE?
A new volunteer-driver program, known as MyRide TN, provides door-through-door transportation for important appointments and errands for a minimal annual subscription fee and a round-trip charge. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DELIVER HOT MEALS TO HOMEBOUND OLDER ADULTS?
Good nutrition is important to everyone and homebound seniors are especially at risk. the First Tennessee Human Resource Agency's Nutrition Program is partnered with Meals on Wheels to help seniors not go hungry. CLICK HERE to learn more.