Volunteer Action for Aging
(VAA)*

Welcome to Volunteer Action for Aging!  VAA is a volunteer service program designed to assist frail seniors and disabled adults so they are supported in their efforts to maintain independence in their homes and communities.**

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Our Mission

To reduce loneliness and isolation among socially isolated seniors and disabled adults so they experience a higher level of safety, security, and well-being.  With the help of volunteers, our clients have an increased sense of value and collectively empower the community.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Friendly Visitor Program:  Weekly or monthly visits to homebound senior or disabled adult in order to reduce loneliness.
  • Phone-a-Friend Program:  Once a week call to a homebound senior or disabled adult in an effort to offer support, conversation, and companionship.
  • Administrative Assistance:  Aid in administrative office duties that support our volunteers in the field.
  • Volunteer Events:  Episodic single day volunteer events such as Serve Day, Annual Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Event, Letters to Troops, and other community projects.

Our Services:

  • Volunteer Coordinator recruits and provides training to volunteers and matches them to compatible clients.
  • Volunteer Coordinator recruits volunteers to help at various community events that provide assistance to disabled and frail older adults.
  • Traditional Annual Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Event where volunteers deliver a meal to seniors and disabled adults who have limited family and funds to celebrate the holiday.
  • Taxi coupons and bus tokens are provided through the FAME Assistance Corporation for seniors and disabled adults in the community who have no other means of transportation.

* Services are not available for SCAN Health Plan members.

** A member of the Faith in Action Network, until it was dissolved. We still embrace and support its mission of engaging community members to help disabled adults and homebound seniors enjoy a better quality of life and maintain their independence.

 

 

"Being a volunteer has been a great experience.  It has been great to feel the support from the staff, I feel part of the Volunteer Action for Aging community!" - VAA Volunteer

Contact Us

 

To inquire about our volunteer opportunities, events, or ask questions, contact:

 

Volunteer Action for Aging
Independence at Home
2501 Cherry Ave., Suite 380
Signal Hill, California 90755

 

Phone562.637.7169
Fax562.492.9236
Toll Free866.421.1964 x7169

 

VAA is funded by SCAN Health Plan and private donations.