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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Armando Villareal


July 5, 2012 

Armando Villareal began volunteering with Senior Smiles at the end of last year. As an engineer, Armando’s work keeps him very busy, often requiring him to travel out of the country. Despite the full schedule, he is consistently able to fit in volunteering, leading activities, and visiting residents.

With his bright smile and caring attitude, Armando always brings a positive energy to the room whenever he volunteers.

Read more about Armando here >>

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.