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!

After you have filled out a volunteer application, if you have further questions, please contact Theresa Ziniewicz, our Volunteer Manager at 360.586.6181 ext. 120 or via email at theresaz@southsoundseniors.org.

Download the Senior Services Volunteer Manual

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Meals on Wheels Drivers

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

Safety Ambassadors

The Safety Ambassador will greet and welcome guests and members at the points of entry in our Lacey and Olympia Senior Centers. Ambassadors will ensure that all COVID-19 public safety protocols are followed and adhered to. Ambassador must report any issues or concerns to site management. Shift requirement: 3.5 hours weekly, multiple shifts am/pm.

Download the Volunteer Safety Ambassador position description.

Kitchen Volunteer Assistant:

Currently needed in Yelm, 6 hours weekly

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.

Pet Fund Volunteer Coordinator

The Pet Fund Volunteer Coordinator works directly with our Client Services Director and agency Resource Advocate to assist seniors with Pet needs and emergencies. Strong communication and administrative skills are required.


Provide seniors with rides to medical appointments, important Senior Services programs, and other essential errands.


On-Call language translation volunteers to assist our Resource Advocate program as they help clients with language barriers.

Care Connection

Database volunteer, must be familiar with MS ACCESS and comply with all confidentiality procedures.

Technology Resource Advocates

The Tech Resource volunteer would receive client referrals from Senior Services Advocates; these clients would be ones experiencing technology challenges; the volunteer would return the client’s call and talk them through the problem they are having.

For More Information

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