Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

What brings you to this site?

A desire to help the elderly?
A desire to give back to your community?
Extra time on your hands?
Personal enrichment?
All of the above?

Our volunteers frequently tell us that they receive far more than they give when they help elders. Many have been volunteering 10, 15, even 20 years…longer than many people stay at a job. However, substitute positions, short term commitments, and even one-time opportunities are available. Also, corporate, civic, youth, and faith-based groups can team up to volunteer. In short, if you are willing and qualified, there is probably a volunteer opportunity to fit you. Consider how you might enrich your life and the life of an elder through one of several Volunteer Programs here at South Shore Elder Services, Inc.

SSES carefully screens all applicants. Screening includes a CORI [criminal background] check in compliance with Massachusetts’ law, a volunteer application, interview, and reference check.

Mileage reimbursement is available.

We currently have openings for volunteers in the following programs:

MEALS ON WHEELS
Our Nutrition Department delivers over 1,200 nutritious meals to homebound elders Monday-Friday. Dedicated volunteers package meals at local meal sites, and other volunteers deliver them to elders in the community.

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.

Contact Ellie O’Neil, Volunteer Manager, at 781-848-3939 ext 327, or volunteer@sselder.org 

Click Here for a printer-friendly Volunteer Application

FRIENDLY VISITOR PROGRAM
Volunteers are matched with homebound elders for 1 hour weekly social visits. Friendly Visitors alleviate the isolation and loneliness many elders experience and can provide much needed respite for family caregivers.

Friendly Visitors are asked to make a minimum 6 month commitment.

After an initial 1 hr. training/orientation, volunteers receive ongoing support and supervision with occasional enrichment training.

Contact Ellie O’Neil, Volunteer Manager, at 781-848-3939 ext 327, or volunteer@sselder.org

OFFICE ASSISTANCE
Volunteers support a variety of daily activities including dissemination of information, clerical help, collecting, collating, and updating data.

Good communication, organizational, and computer skills are needed.
Multi-lingual skills a plus.

The time commitment is flexible during normal business hours Monday-Friday.

Contact Ellie O’Neil, Volunteer Manager, at 781-848-3939 ext 327, or volunteer@sselder.org

MEALS ON WHEELS “STORM TROOPERS”

Volunteer drivers needed when the weather gets bad.  Please review the “Storm Troopers” Page viewable under the Volunteer Opportunities menu bar.

Click here for a printer-friendly Volunteer Application

CORI Request Form

THE CORI FORM AND APPLICATION MUST BE RETURNED WITH A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE OR OFFICIAL PICTURE ID

MONEY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Volunteers help elders with bill paying and budgeting tasks. The volunteer commits to 2-4 hours a month helping the elder in their home.

Money Managers are asked to make a 1 year commitment.

In conjunction with AARP guidelines, volunteers participate in a 3 hour initial training with ongoing enrichment opportunities available.

Contact Ellie O’Neil, Volunteer Manager, at 781-848-3939 ext 327, or volunteer@sselder.org

Click Here for a printer-friendly Money Management Application

CORI Request Form

THE CORI FORM AND APPLICATION MUST BE RETURNED WITH A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE OR OFFICIAL PICTURE ID.
NURSING HOME OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
Volunteers make weekly visits to a nursing home. 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.

Contact the Ombudsman Program Director at 781-848-3939 ext 323; or pwhite@sselder.org

Click Here for a printer-friendly Volunteer Application

Click Here for a printer-friendly Ombudsman Volunteer Application

Click Here for a printer-friendly CORI Request Form

THE CORI FORM AND APPLICATION MUST BE RETURNED WITH A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE OR AN OFFICIAL PICTURE ID.