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

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Sponsor: Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program | Location: Holyoke, MA 01040 Education Mentoring Older Adults
Tutors volunteer weekly in Adult Basic Education classes focused on reading/writing/math or English for Speakers of Other Languages. Tutoring takes place one-to-one, in small groups, or as a classroom assistant. We match you with a class that meets your schedule and interests, and training is provided. Our tutors really enjoy this opportunity, and have made comments like: "...a wholly rewarding expe more
Sponsor: Department Of Correction | Location: Milford, MA 01757 Older Adults
The Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking to expand its successful volunteer facilitated, evidence-based, cognitive skill workshop program. Over the past 24 months volunteers have facilitated 2hr/2session workshops with over 2000 offenders earning completion certificates. The Department is interested to expand the cadre of volunteers to meet the increasing demand for the successful wo more
Sponsor: Department Of Correction | Location: Milford, MA 01757 Education Older Adults
The Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking to expand its successful volunteer facilitated, evidence-based, cognitive skill workshop program. The Department is interested to train a second cadre of volunteers to meet the demand for the courses. The training will instruct participants on how to facilitate a Cognitive Skills workshop as well as provide a thorough understanding of the grou more
Sponsor: Department Of Correction | Location: Milford, MA 01757 Environment Older Adults
Garden Volunteers to assist offenders to learn the basics of gardening needed for work outside the institution: soil types and preparation, garden layouts, seed propagation and raising healthy seedlings, transplanting, watering and sunlight requirements of different types of flowers and plants (and compatible planting); shrubs and their light, space and planting needs; uses of perennials and annuals an more
Sponsor: Department Of Correction | Location: Milford, MA 01757 Environment Older Adults
The Horticulture Program at South Middlesex Correctional Center is embarking on a new adventure and is seeking citizen volunteers to join the effort. The instructor will be using the Massachusetts Horticulture Certification Study Manual as a reference and a guide to prepare interested offenders for the certification exam given two times a year. South Middlesex Correctional Center (SMCC) is a two hundr more
Sponsor: Department Of Correction | Location: Milford, MA 01757 Education Mentoring Older Adults
The Department of Correction offers its inmates the opportunity to take part in educational, treatment and reintegration programs. They include mental health, educational, employment, religious and substance abuse programs. Presently, the Department is seeking to secure volunteers to facilitate job skill related workshop modules on topics including resume writing, the application process, interview tec more
Sponsor: Department Of Correction | Location: Milford, MA 01757 Education Mentoring Older Adults
The Massachusetts Department of Correction provides opportunities for participation in effective programming to promote the successful re-entry of offenders back into communities. The Department is committed to providing offenders with Limited English Proficiency meaningful access to the available programs and services. Presently seventeen percent of the offender population reports a primary language o more
Sponsor: Department Of Correction | Location: Milford, MA 01757 Mentoring Older Adults
The Department of Correction offers its inmates the opportunity to take part in educational, treatment and reintegration programs. They include mental health, educational, employment, religious and substance abuse programs. Presently, the Department is seeking to secure volunteers to facilitate seeking parenting mentor volunteers to be trained to facilitate a curriculum that is designed to assist incar more
Sponsor: Department Of Correction | Location: Milford, MA 01757 Mentoring Older Adults
The Massachusetts Department of Correction is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors in various security level facilities. All volunteers are welcome; however, currently the volunteer coordinator is seeking mentors to facilitate the common spiritual practices and philosophies of all religious traditions including: Buddhism, The Church of Christ, Scientist,Greek Orthodox,The International Society for Kr more
Sponsor: New Vision Organization, Inc. | Location: Curwensville, PA 16833 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: FriendshipWorks, Inc. | Location: Boston, MA 02111 Older Adults
Are you retired and interested in giving back to your community? Do you want to make life better for an isolated elder who wants to remain independent? Then you're the perfect volunteer for FriendshipWorks! Since 1984, we have been committed to providing volunteer support to isolated elders living in the Boston and Brookline communities. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and offer flexible more
Sponsor: FriendshipWorks, Inc. | Location: Boston, MA 02111 Health Older Adults
Friendship makes a difference! Become a "Friendly Visitor" volunteer in your neighborhood. You will be matched with an elder to visit weekly, and provide companionship and help with everyday tasks. FriendshipWorks, a non profit group in Boston, has served isolated elders since 1984. We believe that no one should have to be alone, regardless of age or ability - help us end elder isolation and make ind more
Sponsor: FriendshipWorks, Inc. | Location: Boston, MA 02111 Unmet Human Needs Older Adults
Many elders need help with everyday tasks such as picking up prescriptions, shopping, changing a light bulb, or organizing old photos. Our Friendly Helpers are just that - a kind person providing the help that one friend might do for another! YOU can give back to your community and help these seniors age with dignity at home. Friendly Helper volunteers assist local elders light tasks and errands, help more
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: Sociedad Latina | Location: Roxbury, MA 02120 Education Mentoring Older Adults
Professional Review Workshops: Volunteers serve as interviewers or resume reviewers for our 2-hour workshops. In this capacity, volunteers provide coaching and feedback to Youth Leaders on their interviewing skills and/or resumes to help support their preparation for entering the workforce. This opportunity can be a one-time commitment or on-going volunteer experience. Job Shadows: Volunteers intere more
Sponsor: Ethos | Location: Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 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. Many of the elders we serve are home-bound and get lonely. As a senior companion, you will be matched with an elder that you can visit in his or her home to provide companionship, relieve loneliness, and share interests. For some elders, this more
Sponsor: Town Of Halifax | Location: Halifax, MA 02338 Older Adults
This volunteer committee, either pro-actively or reacting to concerns and/or complaints, reviews the transportation network including roads, intersections, sidewalks, crosswalks, signage and traffic signals in Halifax and recommends improvements or changes. more
Sponsor: Town Of Halifax | Location: Halifax, MA 02338 Older Adults
The Halifax in Lights Committee is a volunteer, unpaid committee which organizes the Town's annual July 4th celebration. It requests some funds from the Town but also runs a number of fundraising events during the year. Activities on July 4th include entertainment, various activities and games for children, food sales and fireworks. The activities are held at the Town Hall Green and the Elementary Scho more
Sponsor: Town Of Halifax | Location: Halifax, MA 02338 Health Older Adults
The Commission's charge is to attemtp to increase access to public and private facilities and programs for individuals with disabilities. The Committee is composed of volunteers and is unpaid. more
Sponsor: Town Of Halifax | Location: Halifax, MA 02338 Older Adults Veterans
The Assistant is a volunteer, unpaid position. The person works with the Veterans' Agent to help deliver services and benefits to veterans and to provide them with information about various programs. The Assistant may fill in during office hours when the Veterans' Agent is unavailable. more