HELP support OUR SENIOR COMMUNITY
No experience is necessary to be a PACE CNY Volunteer. Your time and wide array of talents makes a huge difference to the success of our programming and the quality of life for our participants.
We are always looking for new volunteers with a variety of talents to support our participants at the Day Center and in the Community or other areas listed in our downloadable brochure below. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at our PACE CNY team location. Spanish speaking volunteers also needed!
Learn more about volunteering at PACE CNY:
PACE CNY Volunteer Brochure
VOLUNTEER CONTACT FORM
PACE CNY Recognizes the
2018 Volunteers of the Year
Allen is a dynamic part of the volunteer program at PACE CNY’s Sally Coyne location. He began two years ago by reading the day’s headlines in the day center and his role has gradually grown to encompass not only programming, but a relational connection with participants as well. He comes twice a week and shares the headlines, calls bingo, runs a Men’s Club, and visits with every person in the day center on the days that he visits. He had to spend some time away for personal reasons this past year, and participants were continually asking when he was going to come back. Allen is truly an asset to participants and the Therapeutic Recreation department at PACE.
Zoraida Kimpel is a volunteer at both PACE Centers. She started at one location, then was asked to visit with a woman at another who was struggling in the program and did not wish to attend anymore. A joy of hers was to speak in her native tongue Spanish with someone. Zoraida, a native speaker herself, jumped right in, and now does weekly home visits as well. The participant is so appreciative that she has this opportunity to speak in her native tongue. You can see Zoraida’s kind heart as she also works with some of our frail and/or dementia elderly. The smiles on their faces shows how she makes them feel and that everything is going to be all right. Zoraida always goes the extra mile. She is not afraid to ask questions, to be educated on topics/issues, and to welcome new participants to Pace.