Deliver Meals to Elders in Your Community Through South Shore Elder Services
South Shore Elder Services is committed to providing quality services to elders, caregivers and community members. They offer volunteer opportunities in the following towns: Milton, Randolph, Quincy, Braintree, North Weymouth, Hull, Holbrook, Norwell, Hingham, Scituate and Cohasset. Current volunteer opportunities include: Meals on Wheels drivers- Our Nutrition Department delivers over 1,200 nutritious meals to homebound elders Monday-Friday. Volunteers are needed for 1 to 5 days a week, midmornings, 1-2 hours a day. A valid MA driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required. Initial training is required, with additional enrichment opportunities offered. NOTE: Volunteers especially needed for the Randolph, South Weymouth and Quincy Hough's Neck locations. Meals on Wheels Kitchen Assistant: Kitchen assistants help to bag lunches and count out meals for pick up by Meals on Wheels drivers at local meal sites. They also may help serve Congregate meals. Volunteers are needed for 1-2 hours on weekday mornings from 8am - 10am.
Mentor Inmates at Norfolk County
The Norfolk County Sheriff's Department seeks volunteers age 55+ for its programs. NCSO is dedicated to housing inmates in a humane environment as they believe the men who are there should be not only under the department's custody but also its care. The Sheriff's department offers pre-release inmates various programs to enrich their skills in education, literacy, parenting, English and vocation. As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to be placed in a one-on-one meetup to build a rapport and relationship that will be of great help to a pre-release inmate. The Inmate Mentoring process is as follows: Pre-release inmates are screened as a candidate for this service. Based on certain similarities and needs you are matched with a pre-release inmate. The "match meeting" is the first time for you both to meet and talk for an hour to see if it is a good fit. Background data on the pre-release inmate is given to you including the town they are from, their past occupation, why there are under custody, and their sentence. If the match is a good fit, you continue meeting weekly for an hour at a time. If it is not a good fit, you are free to say and another match will be given to you.
Deliver emergency food to South Shore families with the Sanger Center
The Esther R. Sanger Center for Compassion was founded by Esther R. Sanger over 20 years ago and her commitment to compassion for those in her community is still alive and well through the work of the center and those who volunteer their time and hearts. The Center is looking for volunteers age 55+ to take on the following: Marketing Assistant A volunteer who has a background in website design and management, newsletter publication, knowledge of powerpoint, and/or database skills. Reception/Hotline Worker A volunteer to operate a multi-line phone system, meet and greet visitors, answer hotline calls and give referrals, participate in telephone crisis counseling, prepare and process client intake, assist with record keeping, and prepare materials for mailings. Food Pantry Worker A volunteer to stock food pantry shelves (can be boxes up to 50 lbs), prepare food orders for delivery, receive and process food donations, sort donated items, assist with loading cars for deliveries, and keep work area tidy (may include light cleaning). Those unable to lift can supervise high school volunteers in the afternoons. Grocery Deliverer A volunteer (or a team of volunteers) to deliver weekly packaged meals to eligible recipients within the community of Quincy and its surrounding towns.
Interfaith Social Services Seeks Volunteers (Quincy)
Interfaith Social Services located in Quincy is in need of volunteers age 55+ for the following opportunities: Food Pantry Volunteers: Provide quality customer services to those needing our assistance; organize, sort or stock donated food items, including loading and unloading vans, freezers and shelves; prepare food bags for distribution to clients according to the individual need of each client and client family. Monday-Friday, 9:30-12:30 (a minimum of one 3-hour shift per week). Thrift Shop Volunteers: Provide quality customer service by answering customer questions about the thrift store and the products; complete sales transactions; receive donations being dropped off and ensure that donor receipts are completed accurately; assist the Thrift Shop Manager with stocking, merchandising, pricing, cleaning, and inventory as needed. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday 12:30-3:30; Tuesday 12:30-7:00 (a minimum of one 3-hour shift per week) Front Desk: Meets & greets ISS's walk-in clientelle, answers all inbound phone calls, assists with some data entry. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm and Fridays from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
Advocate for Nursing Home Residents through South Shore Elder Services
South Shore Area, MA
NURSING HOME OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM Volunteers age 55+ are needed to make weekly visits to a nursing home. As Ombudsmen, they meet with residents to educate them about their rights and advocate for them. An Ombudsman is asked to make a 1 year commitment. Initial training, in conjunction with the Mass State Ombudsman Program, requires 3 days. Monthly meetings are held for ongoing support and training. Fluency in one or more other languages (in addition to English) would be a real plus. The program is especially looking for volunteers that speak Russian, Spanish, Creole or Mandarin We are also seeking volunteers to serve as money managers. These individuals provide assistance to the elderly, disabled individuals in basic home finance activities such as bill paying and budgeting.
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