“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back”– Denzel Washington


check-inVolunteers are the backbone of Mizell Center. Without volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to offer many of our essential programs and services. Our volunteers are dedicated, compassionate and resourceful. They work tirelessly to improve the lives of older adults.

Mizell volunteers reflect the diversity of our community having varied backgrounds, experiences, identities and skills. They help make the world more fair and equitable for older adults.

We welcome your volunteer support in person or virtually.

Volunteer Opportunities:


Aunt Betty’s Attic

Aunt Betty’s Attic is Mizell’s resale store. Aunt Betty’s volunteers greet customers, answer questions about merchandise and serve as cashiers. Volunteer shifts are Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 12:30PM and Monday – Friday 11:30AM – 3:00PM. Proceeds from the sale of merchandise benefit Mizell’s direct service programs.


Administrative Volunteers

Administrative volunteers provide assistance throughout the organization by fielding telephone calls, responding to department emails, word processing, filing, data entry, direct mail projects, and creating presentations and spreadsheets.


Front Desk/Reception

Front desk volunteers answer and direct telephone calls, assist with walk ins and provide a warm and welcoming experience for our members and guests. Front desk volunteers must be able to make an on-going weekly commitment. Computer knowledge is required. Volunteer shifts are Monday through Friday 8:30AM – Noon and

Noon - 3:30PM. Bilingual in English and Spanish is helpful.


Corporate Volunteers

Mizell offers corporations, businesses and community groups a variety of volunteer team building experiences; meal service, community outreach and special projects.


Farmer’s Market

Each Thursday morning Mizell hosts a free Farmer’s Market for members age 60+. Volunteers manage check in, stock tables and distribute fresh produce. Volunteer assignments require some lifting. Volunteer shifts are 7:00AM – 10:30AM.


Special Events

Volunteers are critical component of our fundraising events. Volunteers are needed to assist with setup and/or breakdown, greet guests, and serve as wait staff or bartenders


Wellness Volunteers

Mizells seeks licensed and certified professionals to support our Wellness Program; massage therapists, yoga instructors, chiropractors, reflexologists and reiki practitioners


Café 480 – Lunch Service

Monday through Friday Mizell’s Café 480 provides a nutritious lunch to approximately 125 older adults. In our warm and friendly dining room, volunteers serve guests a plated meal and beverage.


Café 480 – Kitchen

Monday through Friday Mizell’s Kitchen staff prepare approximately 750 meals. Café 480 Kitchen seeks volunteers who enjoy working in a culinary environment and are able to perform a variety of tasks. Various shifts are available.


Young Leaders Council

The Mizell Center Young Leaders Council (YLC) are young volunteer leaders (under 35) committed to expanding the visibility and empowerment of older adults. Through civic and community outreach, the YLC seeks to advance Mizell’s mission and presence in the community. The YLC supports a culture of diversity, service, leadership, and advocacy.

How to Volunteer

Complete the volunteer application by downloading the PDF below, and either mail, email or bring it in person to Mizell. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Mr. Ector Simpson, interviews each volunteer candidate to determine the best fit possible. If you have questions, please contact Ector Simpson at 760-323-5869 x 110 or by email at ectors@mizell.org