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Volunteer Opportunities

AAA Volunteer Opportunities

Respite & Companion Volunteer Program

Be a friend to an older adult! Respite & Companion Volunteers are paired with an older adult whom they visit for two hours once a week. The older adults who receive a visitor are experiencing social isolation and/or compromised health. Visits focus on companionship and activities; volunteers do not provide hands-on care. If the older adult lives with a caregiver, the visits allow the caregiver to take a break (respite). Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. For more information or to apply, please see Respite & Companion Volunteer Program Details or contact Pamela Craig at infoRespite@bouldercounty.org or 720-864-6526.

If you are in need of additional caregiving or respite services, please visit boco.org/Caregiving.

Medicare Counselor

As a Medicare Counselor you can help adults 65 and over and people with disabilities and their caregivers learn about Medicare, make informed choices about the health care to which they’re entitled, and solve Medicare-related problems. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Training is provided. For more information or to apply, please see Medicare Volunteer Counselor opportunity details or contact Maggie Benton at mbenton@bouldercounty.org or 303-678-6098.

Wellness Coach – Currently Recruiting!

Help older adults achieve their wellness goals by joining us as a Wellness Coach! The Healthy Aging Program provides several evidence-based health education classes to Boulder County residents 60 and over. These workshops address common health concerns such managing chronic conditions, preventing diabetes, and falls prevention.

We have opportunities to volunteer in Spanish and English programs, either virtual or in person, with flexible hours and training included. Questions? Email us at infohealthyaging@bouldercounty.org. or call 303-441-3774.

LGBTQ+ Volunteer Programs – Currently Recruiting!

For more information, please contact Michael Chifalo at mchifalo@bouldercounty.org or 303-441-4518.

  • LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee – Community members help advise the LGBTQ+ programs and services provided to the LGBTQ+ older adult community, focusing on support to the Project Visibility documentary remake, the Lavender Gala, Pride, and the Silver Lining Directory. 90-minute monthly meetings required for a one year commitment.
  • Rainbow Connections – LGBTQ+ or strongly allied volunteers are matched with LGBTQ+ older adults experiencing social isolation. Volunteers provide 1-2 hours of weekly contact in the form of text and/or email messages, phone calls, online meetings, and/or some in-person visits when safely following Boulder County protocol.

Aging Advisory Council

Help shape how the Area Agency on Aging assists older adults. Serving in an advisory capacity, the Aging Advisory Council helps in the administration and planning of Older Americans Act programs by gathering information and ideas that could help coordinate the delivery of services and responding effectively to the strengths and needs of older adults throughout Boulder County. AAC Members serve three-year terms. Recruitments are typically held in January and July. Visit the Advisory Boards and Commissions page for more details and click on “View Current Vacancies and Apply” to see openings; or for more information contact Lindsay Neville at lneville@bouldercounty.org or call 303-441-1583.

Aging Services Foundation

Put your talents to use by supporting the Aging Services Foundation, a non-profit partner of Boulder County Area Agency on Aging. The ASF provides support for the agency’s services, thereby helping to keep older adults in the community and supporting family caregivers. The Board works to raise funds and engage with Area Agency on Aging staff and other community stakeholders to identify opportunities to leverage and ensure the effective use of funds. Learn more about the Aging Services Foundation on their website. Interested in joining us? Complete our online application and we’ll be in touch!

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Advocate for residents of assisted living and nursing homes. Under the direction of a supervisor, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteers work with residents and staff of long-term care facilities, assisting with receiving, investigating, and resolving complaints in these facilities, as well as advocating for the rights of the residents. Volunteers also provide information about the ombudsman program to residents, staff, family members and the community-at-large. For more information, please call 303-441-1173 or email infoLTCO@bouldercounty.org. *Please note that our volunteer positions for this program are currently filled; please consider helping older adults by volunteering for another Area Agency on Aging program.

Contact Us


Boulder County Area
Agency on Aging

Main: 303-441-3570

to the Aging Well e-newsletter.


Location

Sundquist Building
3482 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80304
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F


Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306