BE AN ADVOCATE OMBUDSMAN VOLUNTEER

Certified Ombudsman are needed in Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties.  A Long Term Care Certified Ombudsman is dedicated, trained, and committed to improving the quality of care of residents in New York State long term care facilities.  Ombudsmen make a difference in the lives of a vulnerable population by listening to residents and their families and helping them to understand and exercise their rights to quality care and quality of life.

Training for new Volunteer Ombudsmen will be scheduled in the future.  For more information, contact Erin Plonka at (518) 372-5667 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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HOW TO VOLUNTEER

If you would like to inquire about othervolunteer opportunities available through Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services, please call (518) 372-5667 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FRIENDSHIP CAFES' (CONGREGATE DINING)

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services operates four (4) congregate dining sites throughout Schenectady County.  These sites, also known as Friendship Cafe's, provide individuals over the age of 60 with a place to go for a nutritious lunch and the opportunity to socialize.  Volunteers are needed at each site to assist with kitchen tasks, serving meals, leading activities, and engaging participants.

If you are interested in volunteering at one of the Friendship Cafe's or to get more information, please call (518) 374-5511 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MEALS ON WHEELS

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services is in need of volunteers to help deliver noon meals to homebound seniors in Schenectady County.  The Meals on Wheels Program ensures that these seniors are provided with a nutritious meal and have someone to check in with them daily.  Without this daily contact, many of the seniors would have no other contact for days on end.  A volunteer driver for the program would deliver meals on a set route at a set time.  Drivers pick up their daily meals in ovens and coolers to ensure that proper and safe temperatures are maintained. Volunteers can choose to work as many or as few days a week as they desire, however consistency is vital.

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Caregiver Support Services Program

Caregiver Support Services Program

Dayhaven Social Adult Day Program

Dayhaven Social Adult Day Program

Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program

Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Meals On Wheels Program

Meals On Wheels Program

Senior Dining Services

Senior Dining Services

Transportation Program

Transportation Program


Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing services to seniors and caregivers.

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services

1462 Erie Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Schenectady, NY 12305

Phone: (518) 372-5667
Fax: (518) 372-5686
Voice/Speech Relay: 711
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