Socializing with Seniors (SWS)

Cause Areas


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


Buncombe County, NCCouncil On Aging46 Sheffield CircleAsheville, NC 28803


Want to join a team of volunteers who donate their time and energy to bring companionship to older adults residing in Buncombe County?

Socializing with Seniors (SWS) is a service through the Council on Aging of Buncombe County that is designed to relieve loneliness and feelings of isolation by bringing the companionship of volunteers to persons who are restricted to their homes and often lack the support of family and friends.

SWS Volunteers are paired with an area senior who shares similar interests and goals. Activities can include sitting to chat, cooking or crafting together, playing board games, taking trips into the community, shopping, movies and more.

Volunteers do not provide personal care or cleaning services.

Visits are scheduled directly between the volunteer and participant and reporting is done via Google Drive so there is a high level of flexibility.

If interested in becoming a Socializing with Seniors volunteer please contact Heather Roberts-VanSickle at the Council on Aging at or 828-277-8288.


  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Sewing
  • People Skills
  • Quilting
  • Upholstery

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month or less for 1/year min.
  • Transportation to/from client home; Ability to set and maintain appropriate boundaries

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