VOLUNTEERING: “One Person CAN Make A Difference”
Current Volunteer Opportunities at the Brookline Senior Center
Senior Center Mailing Group Volunteers
The Brookline Senior Center is seeking volunteers to assist our existing team of volunteers with processing our bulk mailings. Tasks may include copying and collating materials to include in the mailings, stuffing envelopes and labeling/posting items for mailing. Supervision and training will be provided as needed. Time commitment varies, but we typically do a few mailings each month and mailings generally take between 2-4 hours for the volunteer team to complete. Interested volunteers will be added to a call list and will be contacted regarding availability before each mailing. Volunteers are not required to assist with every mailing.
I&R/Reception Desk Volunteers
The Brookline Senior Center is seeking volunteers to staff our Information & Referral (I&R) and Reception desks. Tasks include greeting visitors, answering telephones, assisting with/triaging visitors' requests as appropriate, and light clerical work. Volunteers must possess basic computer skills and strong customer service skills. Supervision and training will be provided as needed. Available days and times vary, but general time commitment is a 2-4 hour shift.
Brookline Senior Center Ambassadors
The Brookline Senior Center is seeking volunteers for our new Senior Center ambassador position. Tasks will include greeting visitors, offering tours of the Senior Center, and providing social engagement and support to Senior Center participants. Volunteers must possess strong customer service skills. Supervision and training will be provided as needed. Available days and times vary, but general time commitment is a 2-4 hour shift.
The Brookline Senior Center is seeking technology volunteers to assist with the set up and operation of our computer equipment for our hybrid Zoom program offerings. Volunteers will work closely with the Senior Center Program Manager and identified program leaders to identify technology needs and to troubleshoot any issues that arise during the program. Training will be provided as needed. Available days and times vary, but general time commitment would be up to two hours per program.
Please contact Valerie Graf at 617-730-2743 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about volunteering at the Senior Center.
Retirement Engagement Alternatives Program
The REAP program for Brookline senior residents 55 or 60 and above (depending on the program) is designed for people who wish to remain engaged and active in the community while in retirement or partial retirement. The goal of this program is to enhance the retirement experience by linking participants with either part-time paid or volunteer work in the community or at the (BSC) itself.
The BSC partners with several other local organizations to offer fulfilling and interesting opportunities. These include, but are not limited to: BrooklineCAN (BCAN), Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), Brookline Adult and Community Education, Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Various Brookline Town departments. In addition, opportunities exist for Tax Work-Off, and limited grant funded employment at the BSC for income qualified Brookline residents.
The REAP program provides the following free services: individual, confidential and free consultation around skills and interests, on-going skills based workshops and training for employment seekers, employer-employee matching service, consultation and matching for participants seeking meaningful volunteer opportunities and on-going opportunities to network and explore avenues and options for self-fulfillment in the retirement years. To enroll or for more information, call 617 730 2767 or email Kaila at email@example.com