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Volunteer opportunities that tap the passion and experience of people over 55 to improve society.

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Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts | Location: Boston, MA 02109 Education Older Adults
As one of our basic literacy students said, "Without the help of Literacy Volunteers I know where I'd be -- sitting on the couch staring at a brick wall. Literacy Volunteers has given me the tools to break through that barrier, and for that I thank them." LVM volunteers help adults acquire the literacy and English language skills that empower them to realize their goals. By improving their basic skil more
Sponsor: New Vision Organization, Inc. | Location: Brockton, MA 02303 Older Adults
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Sponsor: New Vision Organization, Inc. | Location: Brockton, MA 02303 Older Adults
New Vision Organization, Inc is currently seeking Volunteers willing and able to research for supportive aftercare resources, for our soon to be released clients and probono legal assistance and other services available, for the long-term incarcerated men and women. more
Sponsor: New Vision Organization, Inc. | Location: Brockton, MA 02303 Older Adults
New Vision Organization, Inc. is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers nationwide, working together to provide support and resources to the current,former and soon to be released incarcerated men and women, in addition to assisting long-term incarcerated individuals with obtaining legal help and other supportive resources requested. Our work involves networking with advocacy groups,indiv more
Sponsor: New Vision Organization, Inc. | Location: Whatever City, MA any z Older Adults
New Vision Organization, Inc. is currently seeking an administrative assistant to assist with the scheduling of NVO Monthly Teleconference Meetings, taking the Minutes, Following up with volunteers newly assigned cases, working with the President and Vice-President on administrative issues, etc. more
Sponsor: South Shore Elder Services | Location: Braintree, MA 02184 Older Adults
Volunteers visit an assigned nursing or rest home once a week. They meet with residents and their families to educate them about their rights, and to advocate for them if those rights are violated. They evaluate the quality of care and the environment for the residents. "Ombudsman" is Swedish for "citizen advocate". This program is part of the MA State Ombudsman Office. more
Sponsor: South Shore Elder Services | Location: Braintree, MA 02184 Education Older Adults
Volunteers assist home bound elders who are having trouble managing their day to day finances. They visit on a monthly basis to organize and pay bills, develop a budget, balance checkbooks, and reconcile bank statements. Clients maintain the right to sign their own checks. The Program Manager meets with the client and the volunteer bill payer to explain how the program works. The Money Management Pr more
Sponsor: South Shore Elder Services | Location: Braintree, MA 02184 Older Adults
The FRIENDLY VISITOR Program at South Shore Elder Services provides socialization and companionship through weekly 1-2 hour visits to homebound elders. The Friendly Visitor helps an elder maintain independent living and outside contact. We strive to make a compatible match between the volunteer and the client. Clinical case managers screen potential elder clients before entering the program. Friendl more
Sponsor: SOAR 55, Service Opportunities After Reaching 55 | Location: West Newton, MA 02465 Older Adults
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ADULT 55+ Assist a local nonprofit organization in developing or expanding their volunteer program. Typical duties include: helping identify volunteer needs of the organization, writing Job Descriptions, recruiting volunteers, interviewing and matching volunteers to appropriate assignments; providing training/orientation to new volunteers; providing support to the volunt more
Sponsor: SOAR 55, Service Opportunities After Reaching 55 | Location: West Newton, MA 02465 Older Adults
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ADULT 55+ Work with the Development Committee Chairperson of an organization that provides scholarships for camps and enrichment opportunities to children who have suffered the loss of a parent. Be a member of a team who will be designing and implementing a creative plan for increasing revenue in response to a challenge grant. Duties include attendance at regularly sche more
Sponsor: SOAR 55, Service Opportunities After Reaching 55 | Location: Framingham, MA 01702 Older Adults
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE 55+ A community mediation volunteer working with a co-mediator under the supervision of agency staff, offers disputants a respectful, structured, yet informal process that provides a safe place for airing concerns, needs and demands, listening to the opposing party and working together to reach a solution all parties can live with. The volunteer uses the skills learne more
Sponsor: Boston Partners in Education | Location: Boston, MA 02210 Older Adults
Newly arrived to the U.S. high school students need your help!! Teenagers for whom Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole or Spanish is their first language need volunteers with bilingual abilities to help them succeed in school! Boston International, located in Dorchester, is looking for bilingual volunteers for the 2013-2014 academic year. Volunteering opportunities are available Tuesdays and Thursday more
Sponsor: Cooking Matters | Location: South Boston, MA 02127 Health Unmet Human Needs Older Adults
Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ teaches families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable – and most important – affordable. Through hands-on classes taught by volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families. In short more
Sponsor: Cooking Matters | Location: South Boston, MA 02127 Health Unmet Human Needs Older Adults
Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ teaches families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable – and most important – affordable. Through hands-on classes taught by volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families. In short more
Sponsor: Cooking Matters | Location: South Boston, MA 02127 Education Health Unmet Human Needs Older Adults
Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ teaches families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable – and most important – affordable. Through hands-on classes taught by volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families. In short more
Sponsor: Ethos | Location: Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Health Older Adults
Ethos is a nonprofit dedicated to helping the elderly and disabled remain at home for as long as possible while promoting dignity, independence, and well-being. Ethos is looking for volunteers for our Ombudsman program! Advocate for residents in long-term care facilities/residential care facilities, resolve complaints, monitor Federal & State laws regarding residents’ rights. Vehicle is essential. more
Sponsor: Ethos | Location: Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Older Adults
Excellent opportunity to promote the independence of an elder in your community by assisting with the routine tasks of money management. Make home visits in the Boston area with a time commitment of approximately 1-4 hours/month. Money Managers make a crucial difference by helping seniors avoid eviction, financial exploitation, and unnecessary institutionalization. For more information contact Meg more
Sponsor: Sociedad Latina | Location: Roxbury, MA 02120 Education Mentoring Older Adults
• Job Shadowing: Invite Sociedad Latina youth to visit you at work and experience a day in your profession. • Career Panels: Spend an after-school session with others in your field discussing your profession, personal history, and education and training. • Mock Interviews: Participate in a mock interview with youth as they practice skills. Provide constructive feedback on appearance, body language, c more
Sponsor: Sociedad Latina | Location: Roxbury, MA 02120 Education Older Adults Youth
Volunteer in Sociedad Latina's Music Clubhouse and teach instrumental, voice, or beatmaking lessons, play in ensembles, or present workshops on a topic of your choice. We have weekly volunteer opportunities for adults of all ages and with a range of music and arts backgrounds. All volunteers have a direct impact on the lives of our youth and have the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships that more
Sponsor: Elder Services Of Cape Cod And The Islands | Location: South Dennis, MA 02660 Education Older Adults
This program assists income eligible adults, sixty years or older, who may be at risk of losing their independence due to their failure to pay their bills on time. Volunteers meet with clients in their homes to assist with balancing checkbooks, paying bills and managing money wisely. Certification training is required for the bill payer and representative payee positions. more