LEADING WITH EXPIRENCE
Bay County Council on Aging (BCCOA) Volunteer Program promotes volunteering by offering anyone the opportunity to meet a variety of community needs through volunteer service. The program has many volunteers that provide a diverse range of volunteer activities. Program volunteers assist elderly who need assistance to maintain their independence, health and quality of life.
Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors, provide transports to medical appointments, assist with alzheimer clients, assist in clerical and administrative duties, provide companionship, and lead group activities for seniors. We also welcome community volunteer groups that can help with yard work, build ramps, cook, bake, sew, quilt, crochet, and more! Volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.
When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others, you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
We welcome your interest and involvement as a community volunteer for Bay County Senior Services. You may join as an individual or a group. No formal screening or training is required, just the desire to provide one-time or ongoing support. Simply (click here for the registration form) complete and submit to the BCCOA Volunteer Program. You may also contact the Volunteer Program at (850) 769-3468 or come by the office located at 1116 Frankford Ave. Panama City, Florida. Office hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday.
- Deliver meals once a week, twice a month, or once a month.
- Drive someone to the doctor or grocery shopping.
- Befriend a senior and visit them in their home.
- Call to check-in on a homebound senior.
- Assist staff at the Respite Center: Read stories to small groups, Feed a meal to a participant, or assist with arts and crafts projects.
- Assist staff at congregate meal sites.
- Provide home maintenance/repair services: yard work, minor plumbing or electrical repairs, or painting.
- Build a wheelchair ramp.
- Assist with the agency's fund raiser (Fall Festival) held in November.
- Become a member of the Volunteer Advisory Council.
- Perform administrative tasks.