Volunteers are vital to the success of the Council on Aging. We invite you to come and be a part of making a difference in the lives of Chatham County Seniors.

5 Top Reasons to Volunteer with COA:

  • Meet people who were born before computers and TV’s were invented
  • Reduce your stress level
  • Find the joy in giving back
  • Make new friends
  • Make a difference in someone’s life.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Nutrition Volunteer

Meal Site

Meals on Wheels Driver


Clerical Work

Answer Phones

Create Excel Spreadsheets

Help with Mail-Outs


Board of Directors

Advisory Team

Fundraising Committee

Home Repair

Minor Home Repair

Activity Volunteer

Activity Volunteer

Urgent Volunteer Needs

We need help with:

  • Fundraising Committee
  • Minor Home Repair Team
  • Assistive Equipment Loan Program
  • Exercise Room Equipment Cleaning
  • Rake our Bocce Courts in Pittsboro!
  • Helping Seniors with Computers
  • Assistive Equipment Pick Up w/Truck

Volunteer Spotlight

"I think about how lucky I have been and think I should give back a little." --Dave Myers

Dave Myers has lived in and around the Triangle for over 35 years, and started as a Chatham County VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteer in 2008. According to Dave, he became interested in volunteering with the VITA program after he heard a friend talking about it. Dave says one of the thing he enjoys most about his VITA volunteering is meeting the people whose taxes he prepares. This year Dave decided volunteering just 4-6 months a year was not enough added joy in his life, so he recently started volunteering once a week with our Assistive Equipment Loan Program and our Minor Home Repair Program. When not preparing taxes, organizing equipment or installing grab bars, you will find Dave playing tennis and golf. 


Sue Ferguson gave the Council on Aging 13 years of loving service.There will be a celebration of Sue's life August 20th, 2016 at 2pm at the Community Church of Chapel Hill, 106 Purefoy Road, Chapel Hill.

May is Older Amercians Month, this year's theme is "Age Out Loud"

Vulnerable Adult and Elder Abuse Awareness: May 14-June18: See proclamation here!

Now hiring for Senior Fitness Specialist to teach older adults daily exercise classes in Siler City.  Application on home page and job description, click here.