Volunteer Guardian Program

Volunteers are needed to be trained to serve as guardians for incapacitated adults in Mobile County. These very vulnerable elderly and disabled adults are no longer able to make decisions for themselves, and have no one left in their families who is willing or able to serve as their guardian. They are for all practical purposes alone in the world, and need a helping hand.

This rewarding program is a partnership between the Probate Court of Mobile County and the Area Agency on Aging of the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission. While other such programs exist throughout the nation, this is the only Volunteer Guardian Program in Alabama.

Motivated, compassionate volunteers will be appointed by the Mobile County Probate Court to make informed decisions about the health and well-being of individuals. Training and support for volunteers is provided by the Area Agency on Aging.

To volunteer, please contact us:

Legacy Leadership Institute

If you want to volunteer but are unsure which direction you want to go, consider attending the Area Agency on Aging’s free Legacy Leadership Institute held every spring. This one week program held on the campus of the University of South Alabama utilizes the faculty and visiting speakers to educate attendees on aging issues and impactful volunteering. It is designed to help retired professionals and baby boomers find their niche in the world of volunteering among opportunities at the Area Agency on Aging and in their communities
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South Alabama RSVP

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program operated by the Area Agency on Aging gives adults age 55 and over meaningful and rewarding volunteer experiences in their local community. RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation and provides a wide selection of volunteer opportunities. The South Alabama RSVP serves Baldwin and Escambia counties.

Persons interested in volunteering and agencies needing volunteers are encouraged to contact: