Volunteer Opportunities

"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."

-Erma Bombeck

Volunteer Options
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.

Volunteer Positions

We have many opportunities and are always looking for new volunteers. Positions are subject to availability.

Kitchen Helpers

Volunteers needed to assist in the packaging of already prepared food for Meals on Wheels Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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.

Transportation
Volunteer drivers needed in our transportation program. We provide transportation for seniors and residents of all ages with disabilities to medical appointments and other destinations locally and in Boston.  Drivers have the opportunity to meet and get to know many new people while providing a needed service. This opportunity is extremely flexible.

Fitness Room & Open Gym Monitor
Here at the Center.  Responsible for overseeing users of the fitness room or open gym period.  Flexible shifts available.

CHORE Program
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.

Program Leaders
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!

Special Events & Projects
  • Setting up, serving, and cleaning up barbecues and holiday dinners
  • Raking in our annual fall leaf raking service project
  • Helping with our spring yard clean-up project and many other one-time events
Get Involved
To make a difference as a volunteer, contact our volunteer coordinator at 508-647-6540.

Current Volunteer Information