> Volunteer Program
We have a number of programs that provide critical support and services to older adults, which are operated solely by a dedicated team of volunteers. Each program has its own guidelines regarding the requirements that volunteers must meet in order to participate in them, such as time commitment, and training. This in turn, offers many different opportunities for people to get involved, and give back to their communities by participating in one or several of our service oriented activities. We welcome individuals, and groups, of all ages, and from a variety of diverse backgrounds that are interested in volunteering with Elder Services.
If your are an organization looking for a partnerships to complete a one-time community service event or long-term project, please feel free to contact the agency for opportunities.
For more Information on any of the following volunteer opportunities contact the Volunteer Program Manager, Renee Morin at 1-800-892-0890 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our volunteer opportunities are:
Brown Bag Elder Food Program
- Assist with assembling, and distributing free brown bags of groceries to low-income elders, and adults with disabilities.
- Duties could include, but are not limited to dispensing items into the brown bags, organizing the brown bags into different groups for individuals, and community organizations, and carrying the brown bags.
Financial Resource Program
- Work with elders on basic money management skills, as well as .
- Get trained, insured, and matched up with elders that are in need of assistance.
Friends in Deed Program
- Provide companionship and assistance to elders, and adults with disabilities, by engaging in activities with them on a routine basis.
- Activities are determined by the individuals needs, but can include running errands (food shopping, bank, etc…), providing transportation to appointments (medical), and participating in social, educational, or recreational programming (exercise class/group at the senior center, event at their church, etc…).
Healthy Living Program
- Receive training in the University of Stanford evidence based programs to become a leader, in order to then co-lead Healthy Aging workshops in the community.
- The programs help people to become self-managers of their health, and life.
Medical Transportation Program
- Drivers are responsible for transporting elders, and adults with disabilities to, and from their medical appointments.
- Transportation is one of the most critical needs for elders in the Merrimack Valley.
Medical Advocacy Program
- Transport elders to medical appointments, and also accompany them into the appointment to act as their advocate, ask questions, and record information.
- Coach, support, and empower elders to take charge of their health care.
- Work to protect the rights of residents living in nursing homes by listening, and speaking to them.
- Identify problematic situations the can arise, and act as a mediator between residents, and and/or staff members at the facility.
Get trained to provide unbiased and confidential information to Medicare beneficiaries to understand Medicare insurance benefits, and other public/private health insurance options.
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program
Get trained to reach, and educate Medicare, and Medicaid beneficiaries, family members, and caregivers to protect, detect, and report healthcare errors, fraud, and abuse.
Other Communication Opportunities
ESMV continues to grow by increasing the services that are provided through our ongoing programs, so our different departments within the agency are always in need of assistance with tasks such as:
- mass mailings
- data entry
These opportunities are a great way for individuals to utilize their personal skill set, and are a fun, flexible way to get involved with our agency!
For more Information contact the Volunteer Program Manager, Renee Morin at 978-946-1463 or email@example.com