Have about an hour a week? Maybe two hours? Then you could be of great use to a senior in your area. You probably don't realize what a difference that few minutes of your time will mean to another person.

There are many seniors in Ulster County New York that could use a little help, a little assistance. What types of services do they need help with, and do you need any special training? Keep reading.

What type of volunteers is Ulster County Office of the Aging looking for?


Ulster County Office of the Aging, located at 1003 Development Court in Kingston, NY 12401, is looking for volunteers to help local seniors with a variety of tasks. The two most important tasks (at this time) that they urgently need volunteers for is for "Good Neighbor" type checks, where you call to check on them and just make sure they are ok. Think of it as a friendly hello. These only take a few minutes, and you can contact many in under an hour.

What other types of volunteers does the Ulster County Office of the Aging need volunteers for?

Senior woman and girl play snowballs

The other type of volunteer there is an urgent need for is for driver assistance. Drivers are needed to get local seniors to their medical appointments. Think of it this way, you could really be making a difference. The person who you are helping will think so! 

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To contact the Ulster County Office of the Aging to find out more about these (and other) volunteer opportunities, 845-340-3456.

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