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800-AGE-INFO: Additional Information for Massachusetts Elders
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LGBT Aging Project

Volunteering Opportunities

LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN VOLUNTEER

Ombudsman Volunteers provide information and advocacy for residents of long-term care facilities.  Volunteers are trained and state certified to visit residents in nursing and rest homes.  Weekly visitation times are flexible and involve listening to concerns and complaints, providing information, investigating any issues and advocating for the residents’ rights and positive changes in the facilities.  Ongoing training and supervision is provided.

MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEER

Volunteer drivers deliver hot noon-time meals to home-bound seniors.  Meals are delivered Monday through Friday from nutrition site locations throughout the service area.  Volunteers are needed for 1 to 5 days a week, midmornings for approximately 2 hours a day.  A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required.  Supervision and training is provided.  Drivers are eligible for travel reimbursement at the rate of 50 cents per mile.

NUTRITION SITE VOLUNTEER

Volunteers assemble and package home-delivered meals and serve lunch at community dining center locations throughout the service area.  Volunteers are needed for 1 to 5 days a week, midmornings for approximately 2 hours a day.  Supervision and training is provided.

OFFICE VOLUNTEER

Volunteers support a variety of office support activities including clerical help and updating information.  The time commitment is flexible during normal business hours Monday through Friday.