Volunteer at CareLink: Meals on Wheels, Senior Companions

(501) 372-5300 | (800) 482-6359 (TDD)


Help Us Help Older People and Their Families

CareLink’s many dedicated volunteers add meaning to their lives, brighten the lives of others and save the organization about $1 million annually. They help deliver meals, volunteer in senior centers, provide companionship to isolated older people and visit long-term care facilities.

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Meals on Wheels

Through Meals on Wheels you can brighten someone’s day by knocking on their door and delivering more than a meal; often, our volunteers are the only person a recipient may see in a day.

Give the power of one: one hour to deliver meals, one day a week, one gallon of gasoline

Meals are delivered Monday – Friday. Volunteers take one hour a week around lunch time to pick up meals and deliver them to a route of 10 – 15 people. CareLink welcomes groups of volunteers such as churches and businesses. We will work with your team to find the best delivery route to help you make a difference in your community.

Arkansas ranks #1 in the nation for food insecurity among seniors. You can help Meals on Wheels fight hunger. Call 501-372-5300 for more information on becoming a volunteer.

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Senior Companions

If you’re over age 55 and want to give the gift of volunteerism, consider CareLink’s Senior Companion Program.

Senior Companions donate about 25 hours a week of companionship and assistance for older people who still live at home. They help with light housekeeping, transportation and other activities of daily living. Volunteers who participate in this program receive 40 hours of free caregiver training and earn a stipend that does not affect their Social Security benefits. Some eligibility restrictions may apply.

Senior Companions help themselves and other seniors stay independent and active. Call 501-372-5300 or 800-482-6359 for more information on becoming a volunteer.

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Volunteer Ombudsman

Volunteer Ombudsmen serve as a voice for nursing home residents, working to ensure quality care. Trained volunteers, under the supervision of CareLink’s regional ombudsmen, advocate on behalf of nursing home residents and their families. A volunteer ombudsmen typically visits a nursing home weekly.

You can be a Volunteer Ombudsman if you are at least 18 years old and have no immediate family members employed or currently residing in the nursing home that you will visit.

Each volunteer who participates in this program will complete a free day-long training class and 12 hours of orientation at his or her chosen nursing home.

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Senior Centers

Volunteers at senior centers throughout CareLink’s six county region serve meals, lead various activities and record attendance. If you’re interested in volunteering in an upbeat, fun environment in Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski or Saline County, call 501-372-5300.

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