Bill Payer Volunteer: Help Seniors Manage Monthly Bills


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2 Lafayette StreetNew York, NY 10007


At this time, Bill Payer is only recruiting for Russian speaking volunteers. Please contact the DFTA Volunteer Resource Center for more information if you are a Russian speaker and interested in volunteering with Bill Payer.

Managing the monthly bills can be overwhelming and cumbersome for anyone. For a senior who may have no one who can assist, when bills are left unpaid and piling up, life can have serious consequences. If you know how to balance a checkbook and pay bills, then consider becoming a Bill Payer volunteer. Play a vital role in helping seniors continue to live independently at home.


  • Work with a senior in your community to help manage monthly bills, prepare checks and balance his or her checkbook
  • Review bank statements
  • Compile a detailed monthly report of your activities


  • Strong organization skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Possess compassion, patience and empathy for older adults
  • Desire to help
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of financial information
  • Meet background check and fingerprint requirements
  • Attend a DFTA Volunteer Information Session


  • Ability to speak languages other than English desired (preferably Spanish, Russian or Chinese), but not required


  • General training on working with senior clients and money management will be provided


  • Volunteers serve any day of the week
  • Hours are flexible to allow for a mutually convenient time for the volunteer and client to meet
  • On average, volunteers serve once a month for approximately 4 hours
  • Minimum one year commitment strongly requested


  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • Elder care
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Financial Literacy
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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