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 pportunities 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 faciltiies and serving as an advocate as a Long-term Care Ombudsman, serving meals in one of oor Community Cafés; or 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.
Call our Information & Referral staff and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator: 781-599-0110.
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.
Contact Jillian O'Brien at 781-586-8548 or JO'Brien@glss.net.
Contact Nancy Keen at 781-586-8581 or email NKeen@glss.net.