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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT 2LIFE COMMUNITIES | BOSTON, MA

Make a difference by giving of your time and talents.

If you have a friendly attitude, an open mind, and you’re looking for a way to get involved in your community, you’ve come to the right place. Volunteers play an important role in the mission and vision of 2Life Communities. Acting as ambassadors, 2Life volunteers reflect the diversity of 2Life residents and actively embrace and nourish the wisdom and cultural knowledge of all members of our communities.

Together, we’re creating places where older adults of all income levels can live in community, surrounded by friends and dedicated volunteers and professionals who create an engaging, enriching environment. And volunteers reap the benefits as well, building friendships with residents and enjoying meaningful interaction across generations.

2Life residents also volunteer their time and talents, whether helping to staff the front desks at their campuses, working in the libraries, coordinating any of the many community activities, or even tutoring local elementary school students.

 

2Life Communities envisions a culture of volunteerism grounded in reciprocity. Acting as ambassadors, our trained and dedicated volunteers will reflect the diversity of our residents, nourish, grow and embrace the wisdom and cultural knowledge of all members of our communities.

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“My audiences at book reviews and short story readings always give me their intelligent attention. They ask probing questions at the end, and debate one another’s observations in a lively and satisfying way. I come away not only feeling happy to have shared some of my knowledge and insights, but also to have received so much in return.” — Golda Meir House volunteer
 

Individual Opportunities

A variety of opportunities for individuals are available depending on resident needs and interests, staff capacity, and time of year. And, while openings are constantly changing, some of our past volunteer roles have included:

  • Technology assistants to help residents navigate the use of devices borrowed from 2Life’s Digital Device Lending Libraries and Computer Centers, and online portals like Zoom®
  • The Safe Grocery Shopping Initiative for residents who are unable to go to the grocery store
  • Joyful Connections social drop-in program for residents experiencing memory loss and their family members, friends and companions
  • Armchair Travel Series in which volunteers “take” residents all over the world from the comfort and safety of their homes
  • Cycling Without Age in which volunteers support “the right to the wind in your hair” by taking Brighton Campus residents on rides around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on our accommodated electric pedicab

Check out our Volunteer Menu to see our currently available volunteer opportunities

Group Opportunities

Whether your group is looking for a one-time, done-in-a-day volunteer project or would like to participate on a recurring basis, 2Life hosts groups of five to 30 volunteers for a variety of volunteer opportunities. Examples of group service projects have included:

  • Painting apartments
  • Building elevated planters for resident gardens
  • Helping with outdoor clean-up
  • Leading resident activities such as trivia tournaments, craft or cooking projects, and game-playing
  • Participating in community parties to provide extra hands and dancing feet
  • College language groups meeting with residents to exchange stories and ideas
  • Presentations by public health students
  • Individualized care packages put together by community service groups

To inquire about volunteer projects for your group, call our Volunteer Program Manager at 617-614-5246.


 

How to become a 2Life volunteer:

After you’re placed:

The following additional requirements must be completed once you’ve been matched with a volunteer opportunity:

  • All volunteers (and guardians) must review and sign the volunteer agreement and the release/waiver.
  • All volunteers (and guardians) must complete a CORI background check. (Volunteers 18 years old and younger must submit a letter of reference.)
  • Volunteers are required to attend a safety and security training session.
  • Select volunteer positions require additional training.
  • 2Life staff trainings are open to volunteers.
     

Partner With Us

From providing entertainment and education to essential home services, the partnerships we build with individuals and organizations help broaden our offerings. Learn more about becoming a Program Delivery Program Development Partner.
 

Learn More

 

Volunteer Program Manager

30 Wallingford Road
Brighton, MA 02135
617-614-5246

Email Volunteer Program Manager

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Our Vision for Volunteers

2Life Communities envisions a culture of volunteerism grounded in reciprocity. Acting as ambassadors, our trained and dedicated volunteers will reflect the diversity of our residents, nourish, grow and embrace the wisdom and cultural knowledge of all members of our communities.