"Volunteers........are the only human beings on the face of the earth that reflect the nation's compassion, unselfishness, caring, patience, need and just plain loving for one another. It frightens me, somehow to imagine what the world would be like without them."
The Natick Council on Aging would be unable to offer its many programs and services without the continued support and assistance of its volunteers. Many opportunities exist for volunteers within the Senior Center including working in the kitchen, office, and front desk, collating and labeling newsletters, entering computer data, or teaching classes.
In addition, volunteer opportunities are available for those wishing to help the elderly, homebound, and disabled in the town. Such opportunities include companions and friendly visitors, shopping, transportation for medical and other appointments and driving for Meals on Wheels. We provide orientation and training for all volunteers, as well as ongoing support and supervision.
We have many opportunities and are always looking for new volunteers. Positions are subject to availability.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteer drivers needed to deliver meals to the homebound Monday-Friday. Volunteers arrive at the Center around 10:15, deliver about 20 meals and are finished by noon. Drivers may drive as often or as little as they want. Click Here for More Details
Volunteers needed to assist in the packaging of already prepared food for home delivered meals Monday-Friday from 8am-10am. Volunteers can help when available.
Volunteer drivers needed in our transportation program. We provide transportation for seniors and residents of all ages with disabilities to medical appointments locally and in Boston. Other destinations include shopping, hair appointments, nursing home visits, visits to the Senior Center, banking and other errands, and occasional religious services. Drivers have the opportunity to meet and get to know many new people while providing a needed service. This is a volunteer opportunity that is extremely flexible.
Volunteers are needed to help seniors and residents with disabilities with small chores in their homes. This may include installing and/or removing air conditioners, changing light bulbs, hanging pictures, assembling small items, moving furniture, and other similar projects.
We are always looking for people to lead classes of varying length on a variety of topics. If you have knowledge of any subject you are willing to share please let us know!
Volunteers are needed to help with the monthly labeling and folding of envelopes. This usually takes place over a two-day period at the end of the month. Volunteers can assist when they are available.
Volunteers needed to provide socialization, telephone reassurance and companionship to isolated, seniors or residents with disabilities. Brighten someone's day by calling or visiting.
Special Events and Projects
We have many special events- setting up, serving and cleaning up barbecues and holiday dinners; random errands; raking in our annual fall leaf raking service project; helping with our spring yard clean up project and many other one-time events.
To make a difference as a volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinators (508) 647-6540.
Feel free to fill out our application forms and return them to the Community-Senior Center, 117 East Central Street.
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