Volunteers of all ages and abilities are what make our programs successful. Corporate volunteers and school groups are always a welcome resource. In addition, there are always opportunities for seniors to volunteer in the community. Volunteer services make a big difference in the lives of the elderly. Talk to the Program Coordinator if you are interested in making a difference in their lives at (508) 485-6492.
Senior Center: Friendly Visitors Needed
The Marlborough Council on Aging and Senior Center is looking for volunteers who are interested in doing some friendly visiting with senior residents of Marlborough who are in need of human companionship; some who are homebound. The volunteer would need to be dependable and reliable during scheduled visits decided upon by the elder and the volunteer. This is the perfect opportunity to make a significant impact in someone’s life, for an hour or two a week. If interested please call me (Susan) at (508) 485-6492. You will be sent a volunteer application (please check Friendly Visitor and/or others if interested), and we will set up a time to meet after I receive your application.
F.I.S.H.: Coordinators & Drivers Needed
Free Medical Appointment Transportation Service (F.I.S.H.) of Marlborough is a volunteer service that transports Marlborough residents to medical appointments. There are two positions that need volunteers: Coordinators and Drivers. Drivers and Coordinators must have completed and passed CORI background check. If you would like additional information about volunteer opportunities with F.I.S.H., please call and leave a message at (508) 485-6492 ext. 32199 and don't forget to leave your contact information.
- Coordinators: Volunteer Coordinators work to link people who need rides with a driver from a list of all available Volunteer Drivers. This is a unique opportunity for those who prefer to work from their own home using their phone and a computer.
- Drivers: Volunteer Drivers use their own vehicles and can specify in advance which days/hours they are available, as well as the distance they prefer to drive. Typically a driver will transport a client once every three to four weeks. A driver is never under an obligation to accept an assignment.
United Way of Tri-County: Grocery Packaging & Delivery Needed
The Senior Mobile Market Program initiative is designed to reach homebound seniors already connected with these service providers. On Wednesday evening volunteers will be asked to package the groceries for distribution on Thursday mornings. All pick-ups for the drivers will be distributed from the Marlborough Community Cupboard. For more information, contact United Way of Tri-County at (508) 370-4902. Download the United Way of Tri-County Volunteering Flyer here.