A Volunteer With an Elderly Lady
A Volunteer With an Elderly Lady
A Volunteer With an Elderly Lady
A Volunteer With an Elderly Lady

Elder Care Volunteering

Providing appropriate and sufficient care for people as they age can be a challenge in any society. However, as a result of limited resources, many developing countries place elder care fairly low on their list of priorities. As such, many people in the later stages of their lives simply do not have access to the care and support that they require.

Several organizations have strived to provide these services. However, funding for these types of programs are limited and often difficult to find. This means that there is a significant reliance on volunteer support. Volunteers are needed to assist in providing personal support in both home care and institutional settings.

Elder care volunteering positions range from providing direct support to assisting with program development, administration and fundraising. As such, there are placements that are appropriate for volunteers with little to no experience and other placements where someone with a background in elder care and personal support work can assist in the development of programming and administrative systems.


Elder Care Volunteering

The placements below list several of our elder care placements. Please use the search tool at the top of this page to narrow your search. If you still cannot find the placement you are looking for, please let us know and our staff will see if we are able to find something more appropriate.

Elderly Care Volunteer

An elderly care volunteer at Carlos Maria Ulloa Elderly Care Home in San Jose, Costa Rica would assist staff in the physical, psychological and therapeutic care of the residents.

Elderly Care Volunteer

An elderly care volunteer for Caritas de Esperanza in Quito would be working with seniors at the centre. The elderly at this placement mainly need emotional support and mild exercise.

Elderly Care Volunteer

An elderly care volunteer at the Mudita Service Home in Lalitpur would be asked to help the elderly women in numerous ways; be it personal grooming, different forms of exercise, entertainment etc.