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

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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: 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
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: 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: North Shore Elder Services, Inc. | Location: Danvers, MA 01923 Older Adults
Money Management Volunteer Program Are you looking for meaningful volunteer work, but don't have a lot of free time? Are you comfortable balancing a checkbook and do you enjoy visiting with older people? Consider being a volunteer Money Manager with North Shore Elder Services. Once a month each volunteer visits with and assists the same elderly person with paying bills and balancing a checkbook. The 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: New Vision Organization, Inc. | Location: Curwensville, PA 16833 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: 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 Youth Older Adults
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: Thomas Crane Public Library | Location: Quincy, MA 02169 Education Older Adults
- Would you like to work with people from other cultures and countries? - Help newcomers connect with their community? - Learn techniques and activities to help adults speak English more fluently? If your answers are YES, consider becoming a volunteer facilitator for the Thomas Crane Library's English Talk Time program. English Talk Time is a conversation-group program for adults interested i more
Sponsor: North Shore Elder Services, Inc. | Location: Danvers, MA 01923 Unmet Human Needs Older Adults
Imagine living alone and unable to get out every week to buy your essential groceries, what that feels like to be running out of food because you can't get to the store. Food shopping is one of those things many of us take for granted. It's a chore we don't always want to do, but we can get what we need one way or another because we have the mobility and family members who can help. Many people don't 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