Who We Are
Welcome to VISTE
Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) is a community-based, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization serving at-risk seniors in the greater Lakeland area (Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry and Fort Meade). Established in 1983, VISTE’s mission is to enable elderly persons to remain safe and independent in their own homes.
VISTE provides essential services for over 4,100 seniors, including transportation (primarily to medical appointments), hot meals, supplemental groceries, ramps, and more. Over 1,000 community volunteers assist with almost all programs, helping to reduce social isolation among clients, many of whom live alone. Thanks to the generosity of the community, all services are free of charge to clients.
Special thanks to VISTE Board member Angel Davis for helping with our new video, which gives a brief but comprehensive overview of VISTE and the work we do to help seniors in the community age in place as long as possible. With YOUR help, we truly are “neighbors helping neighbors.”
What We Do
Thank you so much for the services you give us. The ladies that bring my food are so sweet and kind. I look forward to them coming.
Mary / Client
Thank you so much for building our ramp. We are so thankful for your volunteers and organization!
Karen & Sandy / Clients
Thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for what you do for each and every one of us who can’t do for ourselves. Your drivers are very special people.
Marie / Client
God must have had some beautiful things in mind when he made VISTE Angels. I pray for you every day.
Fifi / Client
We Love Our Supporting Partners:
Citizen's Bank & Trust
Hudson Pump & Equipment