Volunteer Opportunities in Western Mass and the North Quabbin
Last updated: December 28, 2022
Volunteer with LifePath
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.
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.
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.
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 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 - currently a pilot program only
Counseling and Teaching
Healthy Living Workshop Leader
Co-lead workshops for small groups of adults using evidence-based curricula.
Help elders manage their personal finances.
SHINE Counselors (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone)
Help people understand their health insurance options.
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.
Do you have an area of expertise that might help LifePath fulfill its mission? We'd love to utilize your experience and expertise.
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.