Volunteer Opportunities / Services

Often INDEX gets calls from people looking for volunteer assistance.  Some people want to donate their time to do charitable volunteer work. In addition to reaching out to a local Independent Living Center, your local hospital, or  checking volunteer opportunities on social media try:

All For GoodA hub for volunteerism and community service on the Internet.  Hub for Good is a service of Points of Light. All for Good was inspired by President Obama and Internet pioneer Craig Newmark, who called on more Americans to serve.  Both saw the need for an online resource to help Americans easily find ways to serve.

American Red CrossFor more information, please email MAvolunteers@redcross.org or call volunteer services.
Phone: (781) 410-3670.

Boston CaresInterested in volunteering in Boston, MA? Boston Cares is the region’s largest volunteer mobilizer.  Boston Cares fills more than 20,000 volunteer slots annually. It support more than 165 Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies.

Executive Office of Elder AffairsThe Executive Office of Elder Affairs offers information on community service opportunities. Chances are available to volunteer, add your service on boards or commissions, or help deliver service to others in need. This site will provide you with links to Connect & Serve and other volunteer matching websites, the Governor’s boards and commissions application site, the Governor’s Public Calendar of Events, and various service organizations.
One Ashburton Place, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-727-7750
Toll Free: (800) 243-4636
TTY: 800-872-0166
Fax: 617-727-9368
Volunteer Opportunities

Friendship Works MATCH-UP volunteers help elderly and disabled persons in the Greater Boston area with almost anything one friend might do for another. Talk together, write letters, pay bills, read aloud, go for walks, help getting to appointments. Offers friendly visiting program, medical escort program, La Cadena de Amistad, and petpals program.
105 Chauncy Street, Suite 801
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-482-1510
Email: friend@fw4elders.org

HESSCO Elder ServicesPlease review the service programs we offer so that you may decide which volunteer opportunity is most appealing to you.*Please note, all volunteer applicants are required to complete a CORI request form and submit a copy of his/her license before we can process an application.
1 Merchant Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Phone: 781-784-4944
TTY: 781-784-4944
Toll Free: 800-462-5221 V/TTY

Massachusetts Service Alliance Connect & Serve is a free web-based volunteer portal. The Connect & Serve website is a valuable resource.  It is for organizations who recruit volunteers and for individuals who wish to find  volunteer opportunities in their communities.
100 North Washington Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-542-2544

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless – The Coalition offers rewarding volunteer opportunities.  Groups and individuals may want help families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
73 Buffum Street
Lynn, MA 01902
Phone: 781-595-7570
Fax:  781-595-7574
Email: robyn@mahomeless.org or kelly@mahomeless.org

Neighbors Who CareProvides free volunteer services to help better the life of high risk homebound elders and chronically ill adults in the greater Waltham community.
Phone: 781-893-1860
Email: info@neighborswhocare.net

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)Must be at least 55 years of age to volunteer
Phone: 800-424-8867

Volunteers of America MassachusettsAll potential volunteers are required to be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers must  complete an application with criminal record check (CORI). They need to attend a group or individual information session prior to volunteering.

If you are interested in participating in an upcoming opportunity, please fill out an application and email it to Meg Gaucher at mgaucher@voamass.org, or call 617-522-8086.


Volunteer MatchDatabase of volunteer opportunities with listings for Massachusetts


Fact Sheet last updated on: 11/12/2020