Senior Buddy Program

The Senior Buddy Program provides support and assistance to our most experienced friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry who may need phone buddies, home visit buddies, grocery shopping buddies, computer tutors, home repair assistance and more. A key goal is to identify seniors in our SAG-AFTRA membership who might benefit from these services, as well as volunteers to fill the need.  

There is also a Cabaret Program to provide entertainment for our senior colleagues.

MOVE is pleased to partner with the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) volunteer program and Elder Connection, a community volunteer program, to provide a broader outreach within the SAG-AFTRA community.   

For volunteer opportunities to fit your interests, location and schedule, please contact MPTF at

Please let MPTF know that you are a MOVE member and e-mail so the committee is aware of your interest and can provide information on other volunteer opportunities as they become available.

Also, please encourage any senior SAG-AFTRA member who might benefit from this program to contact MOVE at For more info, visit

About the Video Actress and storyteller Ellaraino never thought the words Google and Mapquest would become part of her vocabulary. "I thought I would leave this earth without ever having learned to use a computer," she said. But, inspired by the plight of her great-grandmother, a former slave who learned to read at age 85, Ellaraino took MPTF up on its offer to be part of the Computer-Assisted Social Engagement Project. Watch the video below to find out how the project changed her life. Video is courtesy of the MPTF.

Annual United Way of Greater Los Angeles HomeWalk

As part of United Way’s plan to impact poverty in L.A. County, the organization hosts an annual 5K run/walk to raise public awareness and funds to end homelessness. Over the past eight years, 63,000 people have participated, raising over $5 million helping move 15,900 people into housing. 

The SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local participates by entering a Labor team of Union Sisters and Brothers called the “Homeless Heroes.”

Over the past eight years, HomeWalk has successfully moved 15,900 homeless individuals into permanent, supportive housing. Labor’s “Homeless Heroes” is the only team dedicated to raise funds to help homeless veterans into permanent housing during HomeWalk. HomeWalk is an opportunity for all union members to come together to raise funds and awareness to fight Homelessness while building a brighter future for our fellow veterans and their families. 

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