This is a good opportunity for warm and caring individuals interested in serving elders
through companionship and friendship. Many of our volunteers are elderly themselves. Some are
involved in the City of Boston Volunteer Program that provides stipends to older volunteers who
meet income guidelines. Volunteers who qualify for stipend must serve 18-20 hours per week.
There is no minimum number of hours for those not receiving a stipend. Modest reimbursement
are provided for lunch and public transportation.
Volunteers assist elder clients through Friendly Visiting, Medical Escort, Small Item Shopping,
and Telephone Reassurance. Volunteers are available on a regular basis or as needed and are
requested to make a six-month to one-year commitment when signing up for the program.
Volunteer orientation and in-service training sessions are conducted on a regular basis. Fellowship exists both among the volunteers and between volunteers and clients they serve.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact our volunteers coordinator:
Sherry Ellis - Volunteer Coordinator
Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.
2315 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02119
Tel: (617) 277 7416 ext: 343
Fax: (617) 277 0649