You have had a job, now you want something more than clocking in – you want to give your extra time to a cause with a purpose! Volunteers are needed at these Southeast Texas programs and agencies.
Moozies Kindness Program
Summer Food Program – hosted by Best Years Senior Center – Beaumont
Phone: 409- 838-1902
Training and Orientation for Moozie Kindness Program. Volunteers are needed to help present Moozie’s Kindness Program to children who are signed up for the Summer Food Program. Learn all about it at our summer training sessions. Training will be done at the Best Years Center. Fun! Volunteer Time: One hour a day, Monday – Friday; Hours of choice confirmed at training!
CASA of Southeast Texas, Inc.
2449 Calder Ave.
Beaumont, TX 77702
Phone: (409) 832-2272
Fax: (409) 832-8260
To Become a Volunteer: Please print out application on the Become a C.A.S.A. tab above and mail, fax or bring it to their office.
Become an Ombudsman, Advocating for Southeast Texas Seniors
The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Texas oversees the Ombudsman Program for Orange, Hardin and Jefferson counties. The Agency is in need of dedicated, caring volunteers willing to provide Ombudsman services in an assigned facility. Prospective Ombudsmen participate in 32 hours of initial certification training which includes classroom training, internship, and self study. Upon completion, volunteers are certified through the State of Texas and given assignment to a nursing facility where they are asked to visit a minimum of 2 hours weekly. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.While the main responsibility is to advocate for a resident’s rights and quality care, a good deal of time is spent simply visiting. That’s a rewarding aspect of the job because according to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, approximately 60% of nursing home residents in Texas have no immediate relatives or regular visitors. An Ombudsman can be a welcome, friendly sight for seniors.
If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering or have questions about the program, please call 1-800-252-2412. You can make a difference in the lives of so many here in your community. Become a volunteer ombudsman
* If you have local senior volunteer stories and volunteer opportunities to share, please contact us!