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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
Become a tutor in a vibrant class of adult learners. Tutors volunteer weekly in Adult Basic Education classes with students seeking to attain a high school credential (HiSET, formerly GED) Classes focus on reading/writing/math as well as science, social studies and/or technology. Tutoring takes place one-to-one, in small groups, or as a classroom assistant. We match you with a class that meets your more
Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts | Location: Boston, MA 02109 Education Older Adults
Teach an adult in your community to read or speak English through LVM! Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM) is a nonprofit that trains volunteer tutors to work with adult students who want to improve their basic reading, writing, or English speaking skills. Volunteers work one-on-one with a student in either basic literacy or ESOL. Tutors and students receive ongoing support from LVM's staff, more
Sponsor: SOAR 55, Service Opportunities After Reaching 55 | Location: West Newton, MA 02465 Older Adults
Looking for someone who is 55 plus Work with a team of human services professionals within a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for camps and enrichment opportunities to children who have suffered the loss of a parent. Volunteers work out of their homes and meet at members’ homes. 4 meetings per year (including orientation); time required to perform duties varies from week to week; pr more
Sponsor: SOAR 55, Service Opportunities After Reaching 55 | Location: Framingham, MA 01702 Older Adults
Looking for someone who is 55 plus. 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 learned 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: 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: 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: SOAR 55, Service Opportunities After Reaching 55 | Location: West Newton, MA 02465 Older Adults
Looking for adults 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 volunteer team and reco more
Sponsor: SOAR 55, Service Opportunities After Reaching 55 | Location: West Newton, MA 02465 Education Older Adults Youth
Looking for adults 55 plus ESL, English as a Second Language tutors are needed to help young adults improve their English language skills. This is an important contribution to a person's life as it prepares them to integrate socially and improve their job prospects. more
Sponsor: New Vision Organization, Inc. | Location: Curwensville, PA 16833 Older Adults
Seeking volunteers to work on a committee with a team of Grant Writers. 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: 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