Bringing smiles to seniors one visit at a time.
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    • Get paired up with a senior and bring smiles to their lives. Get started here.

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    • Board games, reading, arts, and more. There is something for any volunteer!

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    • Why all the turtles? Learn more about us and why we like turtles so much.

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    • Bring your pet. Volunteer with your child. Share musical talents. Programs here.

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Sydney Cooper Senior Smiles™ is a Southern California-based nonprofit organization that trains, recruits, and educates volunteers of all ages on the needs of the elderly and pairs the volunteer with a senior who would benefit from companionship. All volunteers are trained to recognize and understand age-related disabilities such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, hearing, visual, and mobility impairments.

We aim to bridge the gap between generations by facilitating and nurturing friendships among people of all ages. We are not only dedicated to enriching the lives of our seniors by offering companionship, but those of our volunteers through their experience.

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Now Accepting 2016-17 Internship Applications

Interested in a career in nonprofit industry, gerontology, or the health field? Or maybe you just want to be more involved in volunteering, community service, and leadership? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, the Senior Smiles Internship Program may be right for you. We are looking for a group of creative, motivated, bighearted, and responsible individuals to strengthen old projects and develop new initiatives at Senior Smiles. Learn more here.The deadline is November 6th, 2016. We encourage you to apply earlier if possible.

Volunteers are a vital part of Senior Smiles. Get started and bring smiles to seniors in your area!

Unable to volunteer but still want to help out? Big or small, all donations help us send volunteers to facilities.

Any questions or suggestions? Let us know and someone will get back to you in no time at all.

Take a peek at the facilities where we are located and where you can be a volunteer in Southern California.