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.

Trained volunteers contact at-risk older adults. (must be comfortable with technology)

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.

Volunteers help deliver essential items to clients in need.


Corporate assistance helps Aging Ahead to serve more adults in the community through a variety of options like:

Deliver a scheduled lunchtime meal to home-bound adults in your area.

Deliver a box of shelf stable food from our center locations to pre-qualified Aging Ahead clients.  Schedules are flexible.

Take the next step. Fill out a volunteer application 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.

Mary’s Story

Over 5 years ago, Mary needed a change.  She was looking for an ongoing, monthly opportunity to help people.  As a former Medicare Insurance Broker, a friend suggested Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).

“I love volunteering on SMP, helping to prevent seniors from Medicare fraud and money scams. I am proud of the work SMP and Aging Ahead do to help seniors!”

– Mary SMP Volunteer