Ongoing - Support Seniors at YMCA (West Valley)


Support Seniors at YMCA (West Valley)

We have an incredible opportunity to make a life changing impact for Seniors in your local community! Did you know that according to the Census Bureau, the 65+ population was the fastest growing demographic from 2010-2019, increasing 34.2% nationally and 48.4% in Arizona!? With the population growing rapidly both nationally and locally, so is the need for volunteers like you!

The YMCA Outreach Program for  Seniors is a community effort offering FREE support services for seniors and their caregivers in need. Services are provided by wonderful community volunteers. The objective is to meet the needs of the growing senior population here in the Valley, with the goal of enabling seniors to maintain independent living in their own homes.

OPAS started in 2001 in Ahwatukee, and is now expanding in collaboration with Duet and Benevilla to also serve central Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the West Valley. Volunteers have the flexibility to sign up any time or day of the week, and as often as desired, with each service typically lasting up to 1-1.5 hours maximum. The need is ongoing, and we need YOU!

How Can You Help?

  • Provide transportation to and from appointments
  • Grocery shopping and errands with or for clients
  • Friendly connections – spend time with clients in person or via phone
  • Social planning & events
  • Paperwork & Tech Assistance
  • Minor Handyman Assistance
    • and more!

What Are The Requirements to Volunteer?

  • 21 years and older
  • Complete the New Volunteer Orientation
  • Pass a Background Check and Motor Vehicle Records Check if providing transportation
  • Have a Valid Driver's License, Auto Insurance, and a Reliable Vehicle. 
  • Have a  heart  to serve seniors!

Where are Volunteers Needed?

  • Ahwatukee (South of the Mountain)
  • Central Phoenix (ex: Chris Town, Midtown, etc..)
  • Scottsdale & Paradise Valley

By registering for this opportunity and providing your information, you consent to Valley of the Sun United Way sharing any information you provide during registration with YMCA, which is the agency that is hosting this volunteer opportunity.

Opportunity Type
Starts:Saturday, Jul 01, 2023
Ends:Sunday, Jun 30, 2024
Minimum age required
Maximum age required
1 - 10
Referred / Assigned
West Valley