PCOA is a nonprofit organization dedicated helping our community age well through a network of programs and services, provided directly by our knowledgeable staff and volunteers. In everything we do, we advocate for the rights and needs of older adults. We provide resources and information to help older adults make informed choices and find solutions that are right for them. And, we offer education and services to help older adults live an independent, vibrant life. Please call PCOA if you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities below.
- Medicare/Insurance Counseling volunteers are trained to assist clients at PCOA and selected community centers and social service locations in Pima County to identify the coverage that best meets their needs. Volunteers receive 30 hours of initial training, and the program is affiliated with the State of Arizona Health Insurance Counseling Program (SHIP). For more details, please call 520-258-5062.
- Make independence a reality for homebound older adults! As a Senior Companion, you can provide socialization by sharing an activity, escorting someone to a medical appointment, shopping together, writing letters, sharing a meal, or allowing family caregivers to have some respite. Volunteers serve a minimum of 15 hours a week, must income qualify and pass a background check. An hourly stipend and expense reimbursement are available, in addition to the use of a computer tablet with LTE service and tablet training while in service. For more details, please call 520-305-3453.
Personal Budgeting Assistance (PBA)
- PBA volunteers help prolong independent living in the community for low-income older adults who have difficulty managing their financial affairs. They may have had their utilities shut off, be in danger of eviction, or have experienced financial exploitation. Trained volunteers help older adults with their personal budget, write checks, and organize bills. Those who have been helped report improved peace of mind, stabilized finances, and being assisted with solving financial problems. For more details, please call 520-258-5062.