8 Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors In San Diego

September 21, 2018 1

Summer is gone. One of the best things about the Fall Season is the opportunity to volunteer.

If you live in San Diego and are looking for volunteer opportunities that allow seniors to serve their community, here are 8 opportunities are for you.

A huge benefit of volunteering is that it brings us into contact with other people, helps us get rid of boredom and helps us to live longer.

In fact, volunteering can even delay conditions like dementia.

Are you ready to wield this life-prolonging weapon?

Let’s get right into it.

8 Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors In San Diego

Pet/animal shelters

Organizations like the San Diego Humane Society and the San Diego County Animal Services are always looking for help with things that need to be done in and around the shelter.

If you’re a pet-lover, you can get in touch with them to find out how you can help.

Volunteer at Sports Events

The fall season also means they will be all kinds of team sports going on with the schools and within the community.

These events are always looking for volunteers who will help with tickets, organizing teams, clean-up etc.

Look at your local bulletin to find these events to volunteer for!

San Diego Audubon Society

The San Diego Audubon Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the conservation of birds and wildlife in and around San Diego county.

If you love animals, have a background in conservation science or would simply like to contribute to the good of our environment, the San Diego Audubon society is a place you can look up.

City of San Diego

The City of San Diego also has many opportunities for you to volunteers.

These programs include the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP). In this position, you will help area police stations perform vacation house checks, You are Not Alone checks and promote community awareness of the the RSVP program.

You will have to pass a background check and have a clean criminal record.

Go here to learn more about volunteering with the City of San Diego.

Meals on Wheels

Other elders struggle with insufficient food and just plan hunger.

As a Meals on Wheels volunteer, you will deliver meals to other seniors who live at home. These seniors struggle to get healthy cooked meals at home.

You will be alleviating hunger!

Go here to learn more about volunteering for Meals on Wheels in San Diego.

Keep someone else company

We all need someone else to keep us company. Why not volunteer by playing a game and keeping another senior company?

Volunteer at your retirement community

If you live in a retirement community, ask the activities coordinator if there is anything you can help with in and around your retirement community.

Perhaps you will be able to help with organizing events or helping other retirees with different activities.

Volunteer at area hospitals

A lot of hospitals in our area depend heavily on volunteers. Volunteers assist with activities like reading to children and the delivery of warm blankets to waiting patients.

If this is something you are interested in, get started by visiting websites of area hospitals.

Closing Thoughts

Volunteer opportunities are all around us!

If you are looking for a way to volunteer this Fall, here are 8 excellent ways for you to do so.

One comment

  • Susan Christensen, Ph.D.

    January 12, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    I want to volunteer by reading to/with either sick, elderly who cannot read or children who need the support of some
    extra reading help. I live in Carlsbad and would be interested in work close to this area, either for children or elderly.

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