Volunteer Programs at Mystic Valley Elder Services provide meaningful opportunities to engage with your community. We offer a range of opportunities where you can offer time, skills and knowledge to serve as a Money Manager, SHINE (Health Insurance) Counselor, Social Engagement volunteer, and Dining Sites attendant, as well as other important roles. We welcome adults of all ages and abilities to join us in celebrating community, supporting independence, and fostering compassion.
- Social Engagement Program Volunteers connect with older adults to provide social support through face-to-face visits, phone calls, or virtual connections through email.
- Money Management Volunteers help elders and adults living with disabilities maintain their independence by visiting them at home to assist with their bill-paying tasks, such as organizing the consumer’s bills, preparation of checks, and balancing and maintaining the check register
- SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Counselors help Medicare participants of all ages understand their Medicare benefits and other health insurance options by providing information and assistance about health insurance and public benefit options. Please see the video below on SHINE/SHIP volunteering.
- Technology Access Program (TAP) volunteers help bridge the tech divide for older adults and people with disabilities. They enable participants to stay connected with loved ones, manage finances online, communicate with healthcare providers, apply for services, and more. In addition, TAP promotes affordability and accessibility among residents from diverse backgrounds and supports their ability to live independently in the community.
- Nutrition Program Volunteers help individuals secure the food they need through assisting at one of our Dining Sites or by participating in our supplement delivery program.
- Healthy Aging Group Leaders help people with chronic medical conditions to manage their medical problems and disabilities by leading the workshops that support, educate, and nurture a greater control over their lives.
- Office Support & Special Projects Volunteer contribute to healthy aging initiatives, resource development, administrative support and other areas of impact.
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteers are an advocate for residents in nursing homes and rest homes, and is available to both short-term rehab patients as well as long-term care residents. The Ombudsman Program’s mandate is to represent the resident and assist at his or her direction. Some facilities are located in the Mystic Valley area and others are in the North Shore area. The program belongs to AgeSpan (formerly Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore). Contact AgeSpan Volunteer Programs at 978-651-3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
- Short-Term Volunteers help with a variety of projects that are seasonal or short-term, and allow the volunteer to make a temporary commitment.
Click to download our Volunteer Brochure.
Many of our opportunities are during the week in daytime hours, however, some programs do offer opportunities in the evening or on weekends. Each program and position has opportunities available at different times. Our volunteer opportunities typically offer a long-term, regular commitment, typically weekly or monthly depending on the program. Contact us for more details on each program.