The Volunteer Registry 1-800-298-7015
Senior volunteers (age 55 and over) are being invited to join the UTMB Center on Aging Volunteer Registry. The Registry is a list of people who have volunteered to take part in research studies on the health and well-being of older persons. By becoming a participant in aging research you will have a chance to learn more about your own health, receive a newsletter focusing on senior health issues, and participate in studies that are interesting to you.
Pepper Center Studies 1-800-298-7015
Senior volunteers (age 60 and over) are being invited to participate in research on muscle function, fitness, and health and well-being of older persons. Muscle strength will be studied considering the effects of exercise, nutrition and hormones.
RSVP of Galveston County 409-266-9660
The RSVP volunteer program is a resource for people 55 and older who would like to volunteer, but aren't sure where to begin searching for projects. RSVP maintains a database of non-profits and other locations (throughout Galveston County) who are currently seeking volunteer assistance. Each listing offers specific information so that volunteers may find a project they are interested in, either by topic or by specific skills needed.
Friends of the ACE Unit 409-266-9682
People of all ages are invited to become a Friend of the ACE Unit, the 52-bed Acute Care for the Elderly Unit on the 10th floor of John Sealy Hospital. Visitors are needed to make a world of difference in the constellation of care for the elderly, especially to be present, to listen, read, and play games, music or other creative activities. Friends will be provided training, continuing education and Friends Celebrations in gratitude for their service.