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Nonprofit volunteer opportunities in Western Mass and the North Quabbin

Volunteer with LifePath

Volunteer Meals on Wheels driver Doug Riddell delivers a hot meal to Betty MoulderVolunteer Meals on Wheels driver Alan Coutinho (right) delivers a hot meal to Joan Wilson at her home in Shelburne.Join our wonderful team of dedicated volunteers who serve older adults and people with disabilities in our community. The demand for our programs increases daily, and we rely on our volunteers' generosity to continue delivering life-sustaining services to our most vulnerable population. Volunteer with us and enjoy these benefits:

  • Build lasting connections
  • Be a part of a vibrant team
  • Learn and teach others in the community

Opportunities span multiple programs and require various time commitments. Current high-need areas include delivering meals as a Meals on Wheels driver, serving as an Ombudsman, and helping in the office. See below for brief descriptions of all our volunteer-supported programs, and then click on the green button to get started!

Please note that all volunteers will be background checked and fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit a negative PCR test result weekly.

Download the Volunteer Brochure Sign up to volunteer today!


Volunteer Opportunities

Nutrition Program Volunteers in AtholRobert Britt and Irene Kazinskas have volunteered as Nutrition Program Aides at the Athol Senior Dining Center for many years.

Nutrition and Wellbeing

  • Nutrition Program Aide
    Help serve meals at senior centers and luncheon clubs.

  • Meals on Wheels Driver
    Deliver hot, noontime meals and check in on local elders.

  • Phone Pals
    Staff and volunteers are available to chat by phone weekly as a way of staying connected. Phone pals talk about interests, hobbies, and other areas of interest.

  • Grocery Shopping and Delivery
    Volunteer to shop and deliver groceries to local residents who are over age 60, have physical illnesses or disabilities, or are immunocompromised.

  • Farm to Home
    The Farm to Home Food Program provides free monthly fresh produce, meat, and dairy products to eligible participants.

Ombudsman Robert Amyot and Joy Page, a resident of Poet's Seat Health Care Center, enjoy a conversation.Robert Amyot finds fulfillment as a volunteer Ombudsman. He and Joy Page, a resident of Poet's Seat Health Care Center, are pictured here enjoying a conversation.

Care and Advocacy

  • Rides for Health Driver
    Provide door-through-door assisted transportation to local elders.

  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Surrogate
    Assist people with disabilities with managing their care providers.

  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman
    Ensure quality of life for residents of nursing homes during weekly visits.

  • Home Safety Volunteer
    Help older adults remain in their own home safely, with improved functioning and satisfaction, through low-cost, low barrier, high impact home modifications and limited repairs.

  • Rainbow Elders
    Rainbow Elders helps LGBTQIA+ people build relationships, give and gain support, grow in knowledge and cultural competence, and advocate for human rights so that everyone can live and age with dignity.

  • Medical Advocacy


Counseling and Teaching

  • Healthy Living Workshop Leader
    Co-lead workshops for small groups of adults using evidence-based curricula.

  • Money Manager
    Help elders manage their personal finances.

  • SHINE Counselors (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone)
    Help people understand their health insurance options.

  • Benefits Counselors
    Help elders stay in their homes by finding and applying for resources to reduce their household costs.

  • Citizens Advisory Board
    Advise our agency concerning Older Americans Act programs, community grantmaking, planning for elders, and nutrition services.


Administrative

  • Consultant
    Do you have an area of expertise that might help LifePath fulfill its mission? We'd love to utilize your experience and expertise.

  • Fundraiser
    Take part in fundraising events, such as the annual Walkathon, or help with other fundraisers.

  • General Office Volunteer
    File, copy, enter data, and/or process mail.

Click here to sign up to volunteer today!


Contact

For information or questions, please contact Carmela Lanza-Weil (she/her), Associate Director of Volunteer Resources, at 413-773-5555 Ext. 3006 or 413-223-1905, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..