Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

We envision a South Sound where people are empowered and engaged in the community as they age, valued for their wisdom and experience, and have a positive sense of self-worth.

Volunteers are a vital part of everything that Senior Services does, and we could not pursue our mission without a great many people generously giving their time, skills, and energy to improve the quality of life for people as they age in Thurston and Mason Counties. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. There’s something for everyone!

The first step is to fill out a volunteer application. If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Ziniewicz, our Volunteer Manager, at 360.586.6181 ext. 120 or theresaz@southsoundseniors.org.

Download the Senior Services Volunteer Manual

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Brighter Days Adult Day Program

Working with clients who have dementia related diseases, providing entertainment and assisting staff with enrichment activities while giving respite to their caretakers.

Meals on Wheels Drivers

Currently needed for our Yelm-Tenino-Rochester Route, 2-3 hours weekly on Tuesdays

Senior Nutrition Congregate Lunch Check-In attendant

Needed at both our Olympia and Lacey Senior Centers, 1 hour shift daily

Senior Nutrition Program (SNP):

SNP volunteers help prepare delicious and healthy meals for our Meals on Wheels clients! We have volunteer opportunities in both our Olympia and Lacey kitchens.

Senior Tech Assistance
Help educate and/or troubleshoot smartphone and laptop issues. Spend a couple hours a week helping seniors with basic smartphone functions, apps, security or password/file management. Must have computer skills and experience with iPhone and Android devices.


Provide seniors with rides to medical appointments, important Senior Services programs, and other essential errands. Drivers in Thurston and Mason Counties needed.


On-call language translation volunteers to assist us in helping clients with language barriers.

For More Information

Please contact Theresa Ziniewicz, our Volunteer Program Manager, at 360.586.6181 ext. 120
or via email at theresaz@southsoundseniors.org