Are you ready to deliver a difference? Aging Ahead welcomes you to volunteer and serve our aging community through a variety of flexible individual and group opportunities.

For more information on supporting individuals through the journey of aging by becoming a volunteer, please complete our volunteer application or contact Lydia Franklin at lfranklin@agingahead.org.


Volunteers enable Aging Ahead to better serve the aging community through a variety of roles like:

In less than 2 hours, you can deliver a delicious and nutritious difference to local older adults.  A variety of routes and schedules are available. 

Volunteers are paired with clients to make regular social telephone calls thereby helping clients stay connected and meet new people.

Volunteers help deliver pet food to participating senior centers.

Help our centers with activities such as computer classes, arts and crafts, music, etc.

Empower our Aging Ahead community with resources and measures to prevent healthcare fraud. Further training will be provided.

Become an advocate for the aging population in Missouri.

Aging Ahead Advisory Council is a voluntary group of citizens who provide information, guidance, advice and support to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors of the agency to plan, develop, review, coordinate and administer services to older persons.

Gather your friends, family, or co-workers, and host a drive for Aging Ahead. The items collected help provided much needed essential items including adult diapers, nutritional supplements, personal care wipes, gloves, and cleaning supplies.



Deliver a scheduled lunchtime meal to home-bound adults in your area. Take the next step. Express Interest in volunteering to connect with us and discuss your interest in volunteering with Aging Ahead.


Aging Ahead volunteers give back to their community while supporting the needs of older adults and their caregivers.  Relationships are built, friendships are formed and a lifetime memories are created.  Are you a volunteer with a story to tell?  Please reach out to us to share your story here and on our blog.

Dan’s Story

For six years, Dan has been a dedicated Aging Ahead volunteer, delivering Meals on Wheels to vulnerable, homebound older adults in House Springs.

Dan became particularly attached to Susan, a recipient of Meals on Wheels and commodity boxes. Susan lost her eyesight and was unfortunately diagnosed with terminal cancer. When Dan heard about her diagnosis, he spent extra time with Susan during his deliveries, talking with her and cheering her up. Dan would often play an old song on his phone, and they would twirl around the living room together like it was a dance floor, reminiscing about the “good ole days.” Dan would sit on Susan’s deck with her, describing the beautiful view overlooking the woods behind Susan’s house, so that she could imagine the colors and scenery. Every time Susan spoke with someone at Aging Ahead, she would tell them how much she looked forward to Dan’s visits and how the visits kept her going. She said, “he’s the light in my dark life right now.”

“Serving is good for the young and old alike. Volunteering has helped me find another purpose in my life. I can help bring joy to people who might not have a lot of joy in their life—it’s something I’m passionate about. Everyone deserves to feel joy and feel like they matter.” – Dan