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The Senior population of Southern Utah is quickly growing, as are the issues that affect them. The Area Agency on Aging has been providing services to frail and elderly adults for over 20 years, but our activities go beyond that. Whether it be providing information and referrals, offering training and educational events, or teaching principles of living well, there is something for everyone at the AAA. Your support is important to our work at Area Agency on Aging - Five County AOG. There are many ways you can contribute to our community, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a valuable role in our ability to meet the needs of seniors and individuals living with disabilities in our community. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and our local communities, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving your time in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness.

  • Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.

  • Senior Companion Program

Senior Companions are volunteers 55 and over who provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. The program aims to keep seniors independent longer, and provide respite to family caregivers.

  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities in your community. ​

The Benefits Enrollment Center at the Area Agency on Aging-Five County is on a mission to help Medicare beneficiaries connect with other public benefits for which they may qualify. Volunteers play a valuable role in our ability to meet the needs of low-income seniors and individuals living with disability in our community.

Here at the Benefits Enrollment Center, we help low-income seniors (65+) and people with disabilities (18+) in Southwest Utah connect to benefits programs like SNAP, Medicaid, MSP, LIS, HEAT, and more. This service is offered free of charge thanks to a grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), but it is sustained through the giving of time by community member volunteers.

If you are looking for a rewarding experience, we would love to have you join our Benefits Enrollment Center team! With your help, we can continue making a difference in the lives of seniors, Veterans, and people living with disabilities.

Volunteers are essential to the work of the SHIP and SMP program. They assist with administrative tasks, distribute information, staff information booths at outreach events, make presentations, help people who have questions about health care or health care fraud and abuse, and much more. Without volunteers, the program could not function.

Volunteers  help to further the SHIP mission, which is to empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers, as well as the SMP mission, which is to educate and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, error, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.

The program strives to provide objective and unbiased information Objectivity is important to building trust with individuals and a reputation of trustworthiness in the community. To build a volunteer workforce that provides objective information and services, we seek volunteers who are committed to maintaining the program's reputation for objectivity.  

The work is challenging, interesting, and ultimately rewarding!

 

Current Volunteer Openings

AmeriCorps Seniors

Foster Grandparent

The AmeriCorps Seniors Programs offer lower income seniors the opportunity to earn a small stipend while serving their community.  To qualify you must be:


  • Over the age of 55

  • Income eligible (single less then $2100, married less than $2900 per month)

  • Willing to serve a minimum of 15 hours per week

  • Pass a state and federal background check

Foster Grandparents serve in local schools in their community by assisting children with:

  • Reading

  • Math

  • Social Skills

  • And being a friend

AmeriCorps Seniors

Senior Companion

The AmeriCorps Seniors Programs offer lower income seniors the opportunity to earn a small stipend while serving their community.  To qualify you must be:


  • Over the age of 55

  • Income eligible (single less then $2100, married less than $2900 per month)

  • Willing to serve a minimum of 15 hours per week

  • Pass a state and federal background check

Senior Companions assist homebound seniors in their community by providing:


  • Companionship

  • Transportation

  • Light Housekeeping

  • Respite Care

Benefits Enrollment Center

Benefits Coach

Individuals working as a Benefits Coach for the Benefits Enrollment Center are tasked with connecting individuals to the benefits they may qualify for. Depending on a Volunteer’s exact position their individual duties may vary, but all Volunteers should be prepared to do the following on a regular basis:


  • Interact with potential clients 

  • Record personal and confidential client information

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SHIP and SMP

Medicare Specialist

The SHIP and SMP program operates with a variety of volunteer roles, and works to connect volunteers with the role that best suites them. The program strives to provide objective and unbiased information and services involving Medicare and other health insurance programs. Available roles include:

  • Information Distributor 

  • Administrative Support

  • Exhibitor/Presenter

  • Counselor

 

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Area Agency on Aging
Five County Association of Governments
1070 W. 1600 S. Building B
St George, UT 84770

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