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Volunteer Opportunities

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability has a variety of volunteer opportunities across the state and among several different programs. Choose a program to learn more about volunteer opportunities in your area.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

The LTC Ombudsman program provides free assistance to elderly Tennesseans residing in nursing homes, homes for the aged, assisted care living facilities, and adult care homes. An Ombudsman is available to help residents and their families resolve questions or problems and will advocate for solutions to problems for qualified residents of long-term care facilities.

Public Guardianship

The Tennessee Public Guardianship for the Elderly program ensures the health and welfare of some of the state’s most vulnerable residents by serving as the court-appointed guardian for individuals age 60 and over who, due to physical or mental limitations, are unable to make personal decisions regarding their health and financial resources.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Tennessee's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a statewide program that provides free and objective counseling and assistance to persons with questions or problems regarding Medicare and other related health insurance.

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)

SAIL is a strength, balance and fitness program for individuals 65 and older. The program is one of the evidence-based fall prevention programs designated by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).