Volunteer Opportunities

Public Guardian Volunteer Opportunities

First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability has a need for volunteer support within the Public Guardianship Program. Senior citizens who are unable to manage their own affairs and who have no one willing or able to act on their behalf, receive Court appointed care through the District Public Conservator/Guardian. These people, once appointed a Conservator/Guardian, are called “wards”.

We need caring people who are willing to volunteer some of their time to make at least one visit per month to one or more of our wards, usually in a nursing home setting, and document their visit on a form provided by the Program.

We feel a sense of pride in serving our wards and invite you to share in the rewards of caring for and befriending them as we have.

If you would like to become a volunteer for the Public Guardianship Program, please click on the link below to get the process started.

2016 Public Guardian Volunteer Application


State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

The First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability has a need for volunteers in the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).  SHIP provides free and objective counseling and information about Medicare and related health insurance issues to Medicare beneficiaries and their families.

SHIP volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries navigate their way through an often overwhelming amount of information related to Medicare.  Volunteers have flexibility in the amount of time they volunteer and the type of work they do.    Opportunities include one-on-one counseling with Medicare beneficiaries, educating the community about Medicare by working at health fairs, making presentations or handing out brochures, and providing clerical support to SHIP staff and other volunteers.

If you’re interested in becoming a SHIP volunteer please click on the link below to get the process started:

2012 SHIP Volunteer Application.PDF


Meals on Wheels Nutrition Program

The First Tennessee Human Resource Agency is in need of Volunteers for their Meals on Wheels/Nutrition Program. If you are interested in volunteering for their program please visit their website at www.fthra.org.


Ombudsman Volunteer Program

Legal Aid of East TN is in need of Volunteers for their Volunteer Ombudsman Program. If you are interested in being a volunteer please contact Mae Grimes, the Volunteer Ombudsman Program Coordinator, at 423-928-8311. For more information about the Ombudsman Program you may visit tn.gov/comaging/ombudsman.html