You Can Help!

  • Ongoing Initiatives

    There are a variety of ways you can volunteer with Seniors First, each one delivering a profound sense of accomplishment and appreciation.

    Project Connect

    In an effort to relieve isolation and loneliness, Seniors First provides free user-friendly Samsung tablets called Claris Companions to our Meals on Wheels clients. The tablets are designed for seniors and allow them to engage in a variety of activities, from watching movies and shows to connecting with friends and family. Tech-savvy volunteers are needed to help train seniors, in their homes, on how to use the tablets. Contact us for details about Project Connect. 


    Hobby Hosts

    Have a special interest or passion you’d like to share? Contact us about leading a group, either in person or virtually, on a topic that matters to you, such as music, crafting, arts, history, trivia… almost anything.

    Meals on Wheels Delivery 

    Volunteers are the heart of our Meals on Wheels program. With a 2-hour-a-week commitment, you can help change someone’s life for the better. Click here for more information.

    Group Volunteering

    Groups of eight to ten volunteers can enjoy a unique chance to connect with seniors and share meals, games, and other social activities through our Neighborhood Lunch Program, available at seventeen locations across Orange County.

    Donation Drives
    Neighborhoods, businesses, churches, and civic groups can support seniors by organizing drives for personal care items, house cleaning supplies, or contributions to food pantries. Click here to view our needs lists.

    Community Food Pantry

    Open to all who need it, our pantry serves the public every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 9 am to 11 am. We seek compassionate volunteers to organize, stock, and distribute much-needed food items. Explore our pantry needs wish list here and join us in spreading kindness through your contribution.


    Volunteer office assistants are crucial to our organization, helping with clerical duties during the hours of 9 am–4 pm, Monday through Friday. For details on this special volunteer need, please contact Maureen Sullivan at 407-373-7752 or

    Special Events

    Volunteering for event planning committees or day-of event duties is a great way to support our most important fundraising events while having fun.

    March for Meals

    This annual, nationwide Meals on Wheels event takes place throughout March and is designed to build awareness and raise much-needed funding for Meals on Wheels programs.

    High Tea & Hats 

    This annual fundraising event, typically held at the Alfond Inn, draws 300+ guests each spring and features a Sunday tea luncheon, silent and live auctions, exciting raffles, door and grand prizes, and more.


    Volunteer duties include helping to plan and execute the event.

    Duration: 4–6 months prior to the event, as well as on the event day.

    Event Hours: 1 pm–5 pm


    Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k 

    The Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k is one of the oldest and largest fun runs in Orlando where walkers and runners participate Thanksgiving morning at Lake Eola in an effort to help end senior hunger.


    Volunteer duties include registration, set up, tear down, kid’s race, and logistics.

    Duration: Set up begins at 6 am and tear down ends by 10:30 am. Volunteers may sign up for the activity and time that works best for them.

    Thanksgiving Day Hours: 6 am–10:30 am

    Holiday Gift Drive

    Share the holiday spirit with our seniors by making a personal donation or donating as a group to seniors who might otherwise receive no gift during the holidays.

    For more information on any of our events, contact Katherine Brown at 407-615-8979 or


    For more information on any of our Ongoing Initiatives, click here to contact us.