Volunteer Opportunities

The Friendly Visitor volunteer opportunity is under the office of our Long-Term Care Regional Ombudsman and serves as the advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. Studies have shown that almost 60 percent of residents in facilities never have visitors. Volunteers take the time to talk with residents and help them resolve issues with the facility that they may not feel comfortable doing themselves.

Contact: Kathleen Braddock 843-529-3695 or friendlyvisitor@tridentaaa.org

The Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services program needs volunteers from area churches and rural communities to assist their communities as Family Consultants. These consultants help caregiving families connect with resources so people with memory problems can remain at home.

Contact: Dolores Greene at the Alzheimer’s Association 843-571-2641
Don Bagwell, Trident Area Agency843- 554-2283 or dbagwell@tridentaaa.org

Self-Help Club volunteers are needed for the Ridgeville and Hollywood/Ravenel Alzheimer’s Self-Help Club. Alzheimer’s Self-Help Clubs are novel new groups of caregivers and others in rural communities that meet to socialize and learn more about caring for people with memory problems. Meetings include music, food, fellowship, and fun.

Contact: Don Bagwell at 843-554-2283 or dbagwell@tridentaaa.org

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Volunteer Initiative helps people with Medicare become aware of Medicare billing fraud, how to identify fraud and steps to prevent fraud. Trident Area Agency on Aging is providing free, one-on-one assistance to people with Medicare and their families via telephone and face-to-face sessions, public education presentations and other programs.

Contact: Angela Edwards at 843-554-2279 or aedwards@tridentaaa.org