Volunteers and community service are the backbone of PCOA and essential to its mission. Whatever you would like to do, we have a way for you to help others. The key to volunteering at PCOA is the RSVP Program.
RSVP was established in 1973 and is administered by PCOA for adults 55 and over who wish to put their unique talents and expertise to work in their own communities. The RSVP of Pima County Service Area reaches throughout Tucson, Green Valley, Sahuarita, Marana, Catalina and Ajo. Many volunteer opportunities exist; for more information click here, call 520 546-2002 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org View brochure here.
In addition to RSVP the following programs rely upon adult volunteers (without regard to age.) Click on each entry for more information.
Interested in PCOA services? The Council assists PCOA staff in developing Older Americans Act program priorities, funding recommendations, and the Area Plan - our “blueprint” for action. The Council meets the third Wednesday mornings of each month at PCOA; site visits alternate with business meetings, there are no meetings in July, August or December. Council meetings are open to the public and retirees interested in aging issues are encouraged to apply for membership. Contact Tony Estrada at 520 790-0504, ext. 5070. More
Interested in community resources? Trained volunteers serve as PCOA emissaries to provide factual information, educational materials, and referrals to local resources at a wide range of community-based settings throughout Tucson area and Pima County. Monthly in-service training and resource materials are provided. More Ambassador locations
The mission of the Council on Aging Foundation is to develop a permanent and broad based funding base that will insure the continuity of Pima Council on Aging and assist it in becoming less dependent upon the unpredictability of governmental funding. More
Become a volunteer lay leader for "Living Well Programs", including Healthy Living: Managing Ongoing Health Condition and A Matter of Balance. Learn to teach & facilitate workshops to help individuals 60+ maintain and even improve their health by gaining self-confidence in the ability to control symptoms & manage their progression of ongoing age-related conditions. No experience necessary; training is provided. Contact or Shelley Whitlatch or Karen Ring at 790- 7262. More
Do residents of nursing homes touch your heart? Volunteers are trained and assigned to elder care facilities to advocate for residents of those facilities. Part of the national Long-term Care Ombudsman’s Program and Certified by the State of Arizona LTC Ombudsman Program. e-mail email@example.com or call 790-0504. More
Interested in this complicated subject? Medicare/Insurance Counseling volunteers must complete 30 hours of training and 16 hours of mentoring. They are trained to assist Medicare beneficiaries at PCOA and selected community centers and social service locations in Pima County. This program is affiliated with Arizona's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).
SMP is a program that empowers Medicare beneficiaries to prevent healthcare fraud. As a SMP volunteer, you will have the opportunity to speak to seniors about how to recognize fraud and abuse in the Medicare system. The 30-hour Medicare training course is required for this program. For information about volunteering for Medicare Counseling or Senior Medicare Patrol, call us at 520-258-5061.
Interested in your immediate neighborhood? NEIGHBORS CARE ALLIANCE (NCA) assists neighborhoods and faith-based communities in helping seniors remain independent and in their homes as long as possible through the support of neighbors helping neighbors. NCA Outreach Coordinators can help you join an active program or take a leadership role and start a new group. For additional information please contact an Outreach Coordinator at 520-790-0504. More information
The governing body for PCOA, the Board sets PCOA’s mission and goals, selects the Chief Executive Officer and develops policies for the organization. More
Are you an expert on an aging subject or issue? Local experts on aging issues are invited to register with our Public Relations Department to make presentations, by prior arrangement, for local audiences of 20 and more. Call 520-790-0504 to ask for more information.
Is finance your area of interest? Trained volunteers assist low income individuals to balance their bank accounts, prepare a budget and organize bills. Volunteers visit clients in the client’s home once or twice a month for one to two hours to accomplish this. The AARP Foundation provides volunteer liability insurance. Contact Bernie Bennett or Carolyn Cortesi at 520-790-0504. More