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Volunteering with Agency on Aging Area 4 is an opportunity to make valuable personal connections while also improving the lives of aging adults and people with disabilities. 

Join the dozens of local volunteers who give their time, talent, and energy to improve the lives of aging adults and people with disabilities across the Sacramento region 

Whether you have just a few hours a month or as much as 20 hours a week, we can match you with a rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on our aging community. Opportunities range from helping install a garden at a senior center to making a friendly phone call or delivering a freshly prepared meal to a homebound adult — and more! 

Aging adults face many challenges brought on by the aging process -- from physical limitations to changes in cognitive function. But they also still have a lot to share. Relationships with people of different ages can bring meaning, joy, and a better world. Volunteering with older adults offers an opportunity to make a valuable personal connection while also improving the lives of aging adults and people with disabilities. 

Ready to get started?

The first step is to review each of the volunteer opportunities listed below. When you’re ready to apply, click the blue box at the top right of this page to be taken to Mon Ami, our secure online volunteer registration system. There, you’ll answer a few questions to create a profile, choose which opportunities you’re interested in, and that’s it!

Our volunteer coordinator will reach out soon with next steps. 

Click to view volunteer opportunities

Deliver Meals to Homebound Adults in Yuba/Sutter County 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Meals on Wheels Delivery Driver

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION: Our most urgent need! Volunteer to deliver freshly prepared meals and a friendly smile directly to the front door of older adults 60+ who are homebound, frail, and lack adequate mobility or access to groceries. Your service helps to combat the effects of hunger, loneliness, and isolation among eligible seniors which enables them to continue to live independently in their own home.  


  • Follow food safety guidelines  
  • Good communication skills 


  • Complete Volunteer Orientation
  • Vehicle in good working condition 
  • Proof of Auto Insurance

EXPENSES: The AAA4 has a set mileage reimbursement rate for gas allowances. Volunteers must fill out a Mileage Reimbursement Form to receive payment.  

TIME COMMITMENT: Commit to multiple weekly meal deliveries for a minimum of 3 months (Average 2-3 hours per week minimum) 

PROGRAM: Meals on Wheels Yuba Sutter [link to program page]

SERVICE AREA: Yuba and Sutter counties


Build and Plant an Edible Garden at a Local Senior Facility 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Garden Build Volunteer 


OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION: Volunteer to help build and plant edible community gardens in senior living facilities, which promote better nutrition, exercise, socialization, and community building. These fun and rewarding opportunities begin each spring and happen regularly through the fall. 


  • Light to moderately strenuous activity for one half or a full day 
  • Ability to work with others to complete the project 
  • Sign liability waiver onsite before beginning service
  • Sign or decline Media Waiver Form 


  • Ability to adhere to instructions from staff
  • Sturdy closed-toe work shoes
  • Appropriate work clothes including hats and sunscreen
  • You are welcome to bring bottled water

PROGRAM: CalFresh Healthy Living

SERVICE AREA: Greater Sacramento Region


Make Telephone Calls To Check On Homebound Neighbors 


TIME COMMITMENT: Weekly commitment for a minimum of 3 months  

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION: Volunteer to engage in lively one-on-one conversations through weekly telephone or video with an aging homebound adult. This provides connection and reassurance for older adults who may be experiencing isolation or who are seeking a “phone friend” to share stories and discuss topics of mutual interest. To be successful as a Social Link Caller you will need to have good interpersonal communication skills, be attuned to issues related to aging, have an upbeat and friendly manner, and be interested in developing a social connection with someone new to you.   


  • Be interested in learning about others from different cultural backgrounds 
  • Avoid discussing topics that might be polarizing or create conflict 
  • Embrace the experiences and stories shared 


  • Complete Volunteer Orientation
  • Personal cell phone, land line and/or video device (iPad, tablet, computer)
  • Good communication skills 

PROGRAM: Social Link

SERVICE AREA: Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba counties


Lead Fun, Weekly Bingocize Classes At Senior Facilities 


TIME COMMITMENT: Weekly commitment for a minimum of 3 months  

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION: Volunteer to provide learning opportunities for older adults in community settings throughout the Greater Sacramento region. We will train you to lead Bingocize, an evidence-based fall prevention class that integrates the activity of bingo with information and exercises at each session to promote safety and individual strength and balance via class participation. 


  • Commit to co-leading two (2) 1-hour in-person Bingocize class sessions each week for 3 months
  • Good communication skills 
  • Complete the 2-hour, online Bingocize training and show proof of completion certificate 
  • Commute to and from location  
  • Take class supplies to and from the class sessions 
  • Collect paperwork, such as sign-in sheets and bingo winner information from Site Coordinator and deliver it to Health Promotion Instructor 
  • Set-up laptop and link to Zoom session to connect with Co-leader who conducts the exercise portion of the class with the help from the Site Coordinator  


  • Complete Volunteer Orientation
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with issues related to aging
  • Upbeat and friendly manner
  • Interest in supporting elder health


PROGRAM: CalFresh Healthy Living Program

SERVICE AREA: Greater Sacramento Region

Engage with Your Neighbors as an Event Volunteer 


TIME COMMITMENT: 8+ hours/month during event season

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION: ​Volunteer to support the Agency's table at community events such as health fairs, town halls, and resource funtions by passing out information, answering questions, and representing the Agency to the community. 


  • Enthusiasticly engage with the public at events
  • Assist with the setup and tear down of the booth with staff
  • Wear Agency colors or provided tshirt at events


  • Complete volunteer orientation 
  • Working knowledge of agency programs and services
  • Work with onsite staff to satisfy attendees questions  

PROGRAM: General Agency

SERVICE AREA: ​​​​​City and/or County in which you live


Support Administrative Staff in Office 


TIME COMMITMENT: 5 to 30 hours/month

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION: ​Volunteer to welcome visitors to the office, escort them to meetings inside the building, make copies, support staff at agency meetings, light telephone work.

  • Attend all scheduled volunteer shifts
  • Wear office casual attire
  • Be an integral part of the office team


  • Complete Volunteer Orientation
  • General office Skills
  • Comfortable engaging with the public

PROGRAM: General Agency
SERVICE AREA: Sacramento​​​​

Advocate for elder rights as an Ombudsman 

Volunteering as an Ombudsman

The primary responsibility of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is to investigate and endeavor to resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in long-term care facilities. These facilities include nursing homes, residential care facilities for the elderly, and assisted living facilities. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program investigates elder abuse complaints in long-term care facilities and in residential care facilities for the elderly in the counties of Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a community-supported program. Volunteers are an integral part of this program. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman are responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising the volunteer Ombudsman representatives.

If you are interested in this specialized volunteer opportunity, you are welcome to contact us for additional information at 1.916.376-8910, or complete the application below and return it to the office. You must be available to work Monday through Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm.



Take a Leadership Role: Join our Advisory Council

Are you passionate about advocating for programs and services that can improve the lives of aging adults in your county? Join our Governing Board or Advisory Council. 

The Older Americans Act of 1965 (Sec 1321.57) requires that each Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has an advisory council. The council’s purpose is to serve in an advisory capacity to our agency to further our mission of developing and coordinating community-based systems of services for all aging adults in Nevada, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

These positions are ultimately appointed by the Board of Supervisory members for the county you live in. Take the first step and reach out to learn more by emailing

The mission of Agency on Aging Area 4’s volunteer program is to support and amplify the growth and impact of the work of the AAA4 by engaging with others to promote and enhance resources and services that meet the changing needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. We aspire to accomplish this by offering meaningful opportunities to mutually benefit from the shared time and talents of volunteers while building rewarding relationships between those serving and those being served.