Get Involved

There are so many ways you can support and get connected to the mission of creating powerful and meaningful opportunities for older adults today…and tomorrow. Explore ways to get involved that matter most to you: 

Volunteer

Volunteering with a local Shepherd’s Center is an energizing way to do something worthwhile for someone else. For older adults at that unique place in life — with careers fulfilled and families raised — they are called to give back in retirement. Whether it’s an hour every couple of months or a regular daily activity, our volunteers make new and lasting friendships, routinely enjoy new experiences, and stay physically and mentally healthy by giving back. Whether it’s an hour every couple of months or a regular daily activity, our volunteers make new and lasting friendships, routinely enjoy new experiences, and stay physically and mentally healthy by giving back.

Across the nation every day, thousands of Shepherd’s Center volunteers donate time and talents as educators, drivers, handy helpers, friendly callers, fundraisers, administrators, organizers, and friends. Through their ordinary acts of kindness, they are making extraordinary differences in the lives of older adults and their communities.

Volunteer opportunities vary from center to center. But all opportunities are flexible to each person’s schedule. And an array of choices means there is something for every interest:

“The best part of being a volunteer with Shepherd’s Center is the people I have met, all of whom have enriched my life. I have been stretched, changed, educated, challenged, and humbled in many ways.”
  • Volunteer instructor: Share your expertise by leading an Adventures in Learning or wellness class.
  • Volunteer administration: Provide office help, technology support, or board or committee leadership to develop programs to meet the needs of the community.
  • Special projects: Help coordinate and implement community fundraising or social events.
  • Intergenerational volunteering: Tutor or mentor children or teens, or group activities in your community

Shepherd’s Center volunteers come from all faiths and walks of life and include retirees, executives, families and even kids and teens. Each shares a common desire to help others. Are you ready to experience the joy of volunteering

Donate

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Together, we can connect older adults to meaningful programs and friendships so they can continue living vibrant, happy lives in their own homes and communities. We’re grateful to have your help.

When you give to Shepherd’s Centers of America, a national, community-based network committed to empowering older adults to connect to the things that matter most, you help make their lives better. Stronger. Safer. Happier. More vibrant.

Make a donation today.

Partner with Us

Four adults in a huddle, smilingCorporate and foundation partners help the Shepherd’s Centers of America network connect over a half million older adults to health and wellness opportunities, the joy of friendships, and vital support services.

Join us as a sponsor or partner and help make a measurable impact in alleviating loneliness and isolation in older adults while enhancing their health and well-being in communities around the country. 

 

Find an Affiliate

Get connected to our dynamic network! We welcome nonprofit community-based organizations with a common mission to empower older adults for happy, healthy aging. Keep your name and mission or launch a new group (LINK). Either way, together we are stronger in elevating and advancing a national agenda for engaging older adults in community and society.

There is no one right way to launch a new Shepherd’s Center. In fact, we take pride in the fact that no two Shepherd’s Centers are exactly alike. The path is determined by the people and partner agencies who come together to build a stronger, better community. Read more about our community-based model. 

Join

Doing similar work and want to grow network strong with us? Get connected to our dynamic network! We welcome nonprofit community-based organizations with a common mission to empower older adults for happy, healthy aging. Keep your name and mission or launch a new group. Either way, together we are stronger.

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