Support Services Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City of Irvine Senior Services Department. The majority of our services take place during weekdays  program service hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), specifically lunch hours and earlier.  We have limited needs for volunteer assistance on the weekends or after 5p.m. Our minimum requirement for volunteer service is two to four hour shifts on a weekly basis for three to six months.

Volunteer Driver for Non-Emergency Medical Appointments
Did you know seniors miss a significant number of medical appointments due to a lack of transportation? The Irvine Senior Services Volunteer Driver program has had a 42% increase in requests over the last year. You can help ensure seniors in the Irvine community have access to medical care by becoming a volunteer driver. Drivers assist seniors with rides to and from non-emergency medical appointments.  Volunteer driver has the ability to accept or decline transportation assignments. Mileage reimbursement available. Must have vehicle, clean driving record and Live Scan (Dept. of Justice Clearance)
     Multiple Shifts Available, Flexible hours
     Monday–Friday
     9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CHAMPION
CHAMPION (Community Helpers Assisting Mature Persons In Our Neighborhood) volunteers assist seniors who can’t get out easily, are alone, need a friend to talk with, or can use assistance getting to the market or other social activities. Volunteers complete an eight week training program on senior needs and attend monthly supervision meetings. 

     Orientation Meeting
     Wednesday Sept. 7
     2-3:30 p.m.
     Lakeview Senior Center

     Training Session Wednesdays
     Sept. 14-Nov. 9*
     2-3:30 p.m.
     Lakeview Senior Center
     *No meeting October 12