Volunteer with Highland
Valley Elder Services
Support Highland Valley Elder Services,
and help elders in your community,
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to find out more.
Highland Valley Elder Services provides educational trainings for chronic disease self-management, diabetes self-management, Cancer thriving and surviving, and positive self-management programs. Courses are 6 weeks long and the training for leaders is 4 days long. A course curriculum is provided. For more information on becoming a trainer for these courses, contact Cathy Twiss at 413-588-5765. This is a great opportunity for former teachers and trainers who want to make a difference!
Highland Valley Elder Services provides hot meals to eligible elders living at home. Become a meal delivery driver!
Ombudsmen are trained to investigate long-term care facilities to ensure that elders’ rights, benefits and entitlements are in place. Ombudsmen help with issues ranging from financial matters to loneliness, from nutrition to personal care.
Money managers are trained and supervised in helping elders with bill paying, budgeting, and other financial matters.
Administrative volunteers are trained and supervised to support executive staff on a daily basis and program staff working with elders to remain in their homes.
Mobile Food Bank Pantry
10-12 Volunteers needed twice a month to help with food distribution at our Mobile Food Bank Pantry. Days are 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. The distribution time is 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Volunteers arrive at 9:30 am and leave at 11:30 am. Location is St John’s, 60 Broad Street in Westfield. The mobile food pantry processes 200 families and reaches 400-600 individuals each event. This is a year round event so wear comfortable clothing. This is a fantastic opportunity to help people from all walks of life. For more information, please call Kelly McCarthy at 413-588-5596. Thank you for your support with this community project.
Volunteer Benefits Counselor: Benefits Counseling and Application Assistance Program
Volunteers will work directly with clients or designees to identify benefit programs and services, and complete applications. Service area is 24 towns within Hampshire and Hampden counties.
Variable hours within the time frame of Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
For more information, please call or email Cathy Twiss, firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-588-5765.