Volunteer Opportunities

We know that loneliness kills: according to Heart magazine, loneliness increases the risk of heart disease by 29% and the risk of a stroke by 32%. It is a common source of distress, suffering, and impaired quality of life in older persons. Opportunities for residents to partake in engaging activities, share ideas and feel a sense of purpose help mitigate these dire effects of loneliness. Volunteers are critical in making this happen.

Volunteers build our capacity for more support and programs. There are many ways to get involved at JCHE from visiting with some of our more isolated residents, to teaching English classes or using your passion or expertise to complete a needed project.

Come give your time to get to know our wonderful residents, reduce loneliness and be part of the JCHE community. Discover how you can enrich your own life while touching the lives of others.

Individual Opportunities

  • Friendly Visitors
  • Games Clubs
  • Book Clubs
  • Front Desk Volunteers
  • Library Volunteers
  • Volunteer Drivers
  • Store Volunteers
  • English Teachers/Tutors
  • Teach A Class!
  • Meal Servers
  • Garden Clubs

Group Opportunities

Bring your group or team to lend a hand in one of our done-in-a-day projects. Practice team building, engage with our residents and have a wonderful experience!

  • Examples of large service day projects include: hosting activity days for our seniors, outdoor clean up, painting apartments, constructing planter boxes and more.
  • We host groups of 5-30 volunteers for 2-5 hours

Special Events

You can also sign up for one-time events such as our:

  • Night Out At Home
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Dance Parties

To learn more about volunteering at JCHE, contact Kate White at kwhite@jche.org or 617-912-8488!

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