Volunteer Connect 55+

Welcome to Volunteer Connect 55+.

Volunteer Connect 55+ (VC 55+) is a program of the Orange County Department on Aging to enrich the lives of people 55+ in Orange County by connecting them to meaningful volunteer experiences in the community. VC 55+ offers a new way for older adults to fulfill their passions and interests through diverse volunteer opportunities with other older adults.

If you are currently volunteering with the Department on Aging, Senior Center Friends, VITA Tax Service, or schools, you will automatically become a member of Volunteer Connect 55+.

Browse the links to the left and the tabs below to learn more about this rewarding program.

  1. Join Volunteer Connect
  2. Volunteer Benefits
  3. Volunteer Opportunities
  4. Resources
  5. Sponsors
  6. Staff

Volunteer Connect 55+ seeks to foster meaningful volunteer experiences for Orange County older adults, based on each participant’s talents and passions. The VC 55+ peer-to-peer engagement model encourages enduring and authentic connections between older community members. Our primary goal, encompassed by the central mission of Orange County Department on Aging, is to imbue purpose and richness in the daily experience of our older adults, both as providers and recipients of volunteer service benefits.

To find more about VC 55+, download the VC 55+ Volunteer Handbook and complete the Volunteer Application today!

  1. Shenae McPherson

    Volunteer Connect 55+ Administrator
    Phone: 919-245-4243

  1. Lydia Arnold

    Aging Transitions/Volunteer Connect 55+ Specialist
    Phone: 919-245-4276

  1. Allie Burress

    Volunteer Connect 55+ Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone: 919-245-4241

  1. Jeanne Chamberlin

    SHIIP & VITA Coordinator
    Phone: 919-245-4274

  1. Martha Grove Hipskind

    Project Manager, Handy Helper Program
    Phone: 919-245-4245