There are several different ways to get involved with Marshall County Council On Aging. Individuals, groups, businesses, and families are encouraged to participate in our one-time or ongoing projects. Minors are welcome to volunteer with an accompanying adult. Must be 18 years or older to complete the application and orientation process.
Representative payee volunteer
Representative Payee Volunteers are individuals who believe strongly in, and have the time for advocating for the rights of the elderly.
At times, Marshall County Council On Aging becomes the Representative Payee for older adults that do not have the appropriate family support. Become a friend and advocate for one of these adults by visiting them regularly and helping them secure daily living needs through oversite of (SSonly) income.
Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
Match: You will be matched with a Marshall County Council On Aging payee client after training.
Volunteer in our Office
Office and Clerical Projects create the perfect opportunity for volunteers to socialize, learn new skills, or expand a resume!
All Office Volunteers must be available sometime during the 8:00am-4:00pm work day, Monday-Friday.
Specialized Office Volunteer: On occasion, a department may identify a short or long-term need that requires a specialized volunteer. Scanning document, helping with faxes, filing, phone calls or working with an Excel spreadsheet or Database may be required. The volunteer’s schedule would depend on the needs of the particular department.
Marshall County Council On Aging office work days: Tasks typically include helping to prepare bulk mailing, folding brochures, and labeling envelopes or files, and data entry. Projects vary each work day depending on the needs of the agency.
Volunteer For Meals On Wheels
MOW is great for retired individuals, business groups, families and anyone that is free during the lunch hour!
Help provide a healthy meal to a homebound adult by delivering a meal to their house in the Plymouth/Marshall County area.
-You or your group becomes responsible for a weekly route, which takes an average of 1-1.5 hours to complete.
-Meals are to be delivered between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on weekdays.
-Ride with a current MOW volunteer to learn “the ropes” and what it’s like to visit a client’s home.
-Route information and training is provided until you and/or your group is comfortable delivering on your/their own.
Individuals or Groups
-This is a family-friendly volunteer experience! Individuals, couples, neighbors, and friends are welcome.
-Businesses and community groups should also consider taking on a route! For example, eight people from a department can rotate, going in pairs to complete the route once each month.
-Routes are filled based on their availability at a given time.
-Must have a valid driver’s license and insurance.
-Complete the Volunteer Application to get started!
-Only one person per group or family needs to go through the application process.
Marshall County Meals on Wheels: (574) 936 – 9904
The rapid increase in longevity is about to be magnified. Between now and the year 2030, the proportion of people over age 65 will almost double. The baby boom generation is about to turn into an age boom.
With longevity comes the concern for the number of people who are expected to live past the age of 85, a time of life when assistance with activities of daily living is most needed. Our objective and our obligation is to help people to care for themselves, to remain healthy, and to be independent. Some will simply be unable to do this.
Given the unpredictability of life, even those who plan well are sometimes devastated by life’s unforeseen events. Therefore, when planning ahead, we must prepare for those who become victim’s of life’s changing circumstances.
More than 50% of those over age 85 are disabled, and this is the fastest growing segment of our society. As a result, at least one in four individuals will become a caregiver to an older relative or friend.
“You can survive life with the absence of arms, legs, and eyesight, but the one thing you absolutely cannot live without is hope” Mack Wilson, a 56 year old victim of advanced degenerative joint disease.
Contributions are greatly appreciated and will be used to serve those in our community who are in need of our services. If you would like to make a contribution to Marshall County Council On Aging please make the check or money order payable to Marshall County Council On Aging and mail it to:
1305 W. Harrison Street
Plymouth, IN 46563
Marshall County Council On Aging is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Marshall County Council On Aging are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Unless otherwise specified, a receipt will be returned to you for your tax purposes.
Thank you for your donation!