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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 (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 schedul 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: Town Of Halifax | Location: Halifax, MA 02338 Environment Older Adults
The Committee's charge is to plan and take actions necessary to restore alewives to the Monponsett Ponds. The Committee is composed of volunteers and is unpaid. 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: 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: Town Of Halifax | Location: Halifax, MA 02338 Environment Older Adults
Committee members plan and "get their hands dirty" improving the landscaping of the grounds and areas around Town buildings and property owned by the Town. 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: Town Of Halifax | Location: Halifax, MA 02338 Older Adults
Committee members review proposals from departments for projects that cost $20,000 or more and will last five or more years and make recommendations to the Finance Committee, the Board of Selectmen and the Town Meeting as to which projects to fund. Committee members are unpaid. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Town Of Halifax | Location: Halifax, MA 02338 Older Adults
Members review grant proposals and decide on grant awards to cultural organizations holding events, classes, etc. that are of interest to Halifax residents. Members are unpaid. Funding is obtained through grants from the State and grants are awarded on a semi-annual basis. 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: 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: 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