Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for GLSS

We could not possibly fulfill our mission without the help of our more than 100 volunteers. And the reality is that some of our programs would not exist without volunteer support. If you like helping people—especially seniors and people with disabilities—you might consider donating a few hours of time each week or each month to one of our programs.  Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Helping frail, isolated adults pay their bills and manage their monthly budget through our Money Management Program.
  • Visiting residents of area rest homes and nursing facilities serving as an advocate in our Long-Term Care Ombudsman program.
  • Serving meals in one of our Community Cafés.
  • Volunteering on the third Friday of each month as part of the Brown Bag project;
  • Helping out at our monthly Memory Cafe (third Thursday of each month).
  • Offering assistance on an as-needed basis in our offices or at special events.

Criminal history background checks are part of the GLSS employment process, including volunteers. There are multiple ways to get connected.

For more information about the many volunteer opportunities available at GLSS, contact Volunteer Coordinator Sandra Suarez at 781-586-8518 or by e-mail at ssuarez@glss.net.

Volunteer Openings

Volunteer Ombudsmen

Are you or anyone you know interested in helping make a difference in the lives of those living in long-term care settings? 

Volunteer ombudsmen visit and listen to residents' concerns as well as problem-solve. Many residents of long-term care facilities sometimes have little or no contact with the outside world and some have few visitors. An ombudsman volunteer who visits regularly can make a huge difference in the quality of life of a resident. 

If so, becoming a state trained and certified Ombudsman may be the right choice for you.

 Ombudsmen:

  • ...are advocates for those living in local nursing and rest homes
  • ...investigate and help resolve residents’ complaints
  • ...empower residents to help themselves
  • ...educate residents and family members about their rights
  • ...work to ensure facilities are fulfilling their responsibilities and meeting the residents’ needs

Contact Jillian O'Brien at 781-586-8548 or JO'Brien@glss.net.

Volunteer Money Manager

  • As a trained bill payer, a Money Management volunteer assists an elderly individual by developing a simple budget, sorting mail, writing checks, and balancing a checkbook. The elder makes all the decisions and retains check-signing authority.
  • This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone, even a very busy person, to help an elderly community member in a very important way. A short training and year-round professional support is provided. A few hours a month is all it takes; the exact day and time can be flexible.
  • Right now we have a great need for Money Management volunteers to help elders in the Lynn area. If this sounds good to you, please give us a call or send along an email.

Contact Nancy Keen at 781-586-8581 or email NKeen@glss.net.

 

 

 

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