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ORGANIZATION: YMCA Outreach Programs for Aging Seniors (Y OPAS)

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YMCA Outreach Program for Aging Seniors

Website: valleyymca.org/opas

Facebook: @ymcaopas

The YMCA Outreach Program for Aging Seniors is a community effort offering FREE support services for seniors 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 thegoal of enabling seniors to maintain independent living in their own homes.

Y OPAS started in 2001 in Ahwatukee, and has recently expanded to also serve both Scottsdale and the Southwest 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 around 1.5 - 2 hours. The 65+ population is the fastest growing demographic both nationally and locally, 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 (Luncheons, Art Classes, Dominos, etc..)
  • 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?

  • Southwest Valley
    • 85323, 85326, 85338, 85340, 85392, 85395

We are passionate about showing our gratitude and appreciation for the amazing work our volunteers do, so as a bonus, the YMCA OPAS provides referral incentives as well as scheduling monthly or quarterly volunteer happy hour get togethers! Apply to be a Volunteer today!

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About YMCA Outreach Programs for Aging Seniors (Y OPAS)

Location:

1030 E Liberty Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85048, US

Mission Statement

Y OPAS aims to meet the needs of the growing senior populations in Ahwatukee, Scottsdale Paradise Valley, and the Southwest Valley, with the goal of enabling seniors to maintain independent living in their own homes.

Description

Y OPAS provides volunteer assistance to help seniors remain in their own homes as independently as possible. Volunteer services include: transportation, shopping & errands, friendly visiting & phoning, basic business help, and minor home repairs. Y OPAS also provides information & referral. All services are provided free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Women
Community, Seniors, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Goodyear, AZ 85395

(33.47549,-112.39243)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • While we hope volunteers can sign up at least once per month, there is no requirement! Volunteer at the time that works best for you!

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