Why Give to CVCOA?
Demand for support services continues to increase as the population of Vermont grows older. You can help seniors in the Central Vermont community age with independence and dignity by making a contribution. Central Vermont Council on Aging does not charge elders for the services we provide - we are here to help all older adults living in Central Vermont.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
There are many ways to give, including: Donations, Planned Giving, Corporate Sponsorships, Events and Volunteering.
Your time and expertise can also be a gift to seniors in our communities. There are many ways you can volunteer with CVCOA, either directly with CVCOA or in the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program.
Doing good is good for you! Volunteers make an immeasurable difference in people's lives and often serve with the intention of helping others. Did you know that volunteering can benefit your health, as well? Research has shown that volunteering offers many health benefits, especially for older adults, including: improves physical and mental health, provides a sense of purpose and teaches valuable skills, nurture new and existing relations. Learn more about the health benefits of volunteering in this article from the Mayo Clinic.
Using your voice to advocate for the needs and interests of older Vermonters is another great way to give your time. In 2020, the Vermont legislature passed passed the Older Vermonters Act, sponsored by Rep. Theresa Wood and Rep. Daniel Noyes, to codify principles for a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for older Vermonters and clarifies roles of area agencies on aging and the state. These representatives have also organized an Older Vermonters Caucus with the goal of learning more about the impacts of legislation on older adults in Vermont and developing ideas to move forward on addressing issues. Learn more about the Older Vermonters Caucus and the concerns and state priorities from Commissioner Monica Hutt.