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The Orange County Department on Aging can connect you with a variety of volunteer opportunities through our Volunteer Connect 55+ Volunteer Program. You can become a community resource leader through our Project EngAGE 13-week senior leadership program, assist with tax preparation through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program), provide Medicare counseling through SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance and Information Program), help teach computer classes at The Seymour Technology Center, and so much more!

Our volunteer opportunities not only allow you to use or develop leadership skills but also provide a chance to socialize with like-minded peers while making a significant difference in the community. Let us assist you in finding your ideal volunteer match!

To become a volunteer, please contact Rebecca Bratsch, Volunteer Connect 55+ Coordinator, at 919-245-4241 or rbratsch@orangecountync.gov.



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+.

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



Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to share your skills and gifts with older adults in Orange County? To find your ideal volunteer opportunity, download the VC 55+ Volunteer Opportunities List (PDF). For more information and assistance, contact our volunteer coordinator, Rebecca Bratsch, please call 919-245-4241 or email rbratsch@orangecountync.gov.

  • Passmore Center, Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Seymour Center, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteer Report Forms

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  1. Shenae McPherson

    Volunteer Connect 55+ Administrator

  1. Lydia Arnold

    Aging Transitions / Volunteer Connect 55+ Specialist

  1. Rebecca Bratsch

    Volunteer Connect 55+Volunteer Coordinator

  1. Jeanne Chamberlin

    SHIIP & VITA Coordinator