Benevilla Urgently Seeks Summer Volunteers

May 24, 2024

Benevilla is issuing an urgent call for summer volunteers to help support and sustain a variety of critical programs and services vital to our local community. As the summer months approach, the need for dedicated and compassionate volunteers has never been greater.

The summer season is a pivotal time for Benevilla as we ramp up efforts to provide our free essential home services. These include assisted transportation, grocery shopping, phone pals, light home maintenance services, emergency errands and business assistance. However, the increased demand for these services, coupled with a traditional decline in volunteer availability as snowbirds leave during the summer, has created a pressing need for additional support.

Our community relies on the generosity and dedication of volunteers, especially during the summer months when many older adults face heightened challenges,” said Joanne Byers, Benevilla President and CEO. “We are calling on our community members to step up and make a meaningful impact by volunteering their time and skills to help us continue delivering these vital programs.”

According to AARP, the vast majority (87 percent) of those 65 and older want to remain in their home as they grow older. As more Baby Boomers age into retirement, the need for help to “age in place” successfully is intensifying. With the aid of carefully vetted volunteers, Benevilla offers these FREE home services helping older adults stay independent and remain in their homes longer.

Volunteers ages 18 and older are encouraged to join Benevilla in making a difference this summer. Whether you can commit a few hours a week or more, your contribution will have a lasting impact on the lives of those in our community.

Benevilla also provides a range of additional free services through other programs. These services include connecting older adults and caregivers to critical community resources, support groups, caregiver training, educational events, and more.

For more information on volunteer opportunities call (623) 584-4999, email us at or visit the Benevilla website at:

Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a not-for-profit family services agency dedicated to enriching the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and families. For more information on services, volunteer opportunities, to take a tour or donate to Benevilla, call 623-584-4999 or visit