Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Program Mission

The ability to meet the needs of Cohasset's older population is greatly enhanced by the commitment and reliability of our volunteers. While maintaining the strictest professionalism and confidentiality, volunteers assist and support CEA staff in helping Cohasset seniors maintain a healthy, satisfying and independent lifestyle.

Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers must pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. Van drivers must have a current, valid Massachusetts driver's license.

Volunteers are our Lifeline

At any given time, we may be looking for cooks, meal servers, drivers, front desk greeters, friendly visitors, or group leaders. Generally our volunteer opportunities occur during our business hours Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you have the ability to join us for a regular schedule and are interested in learning more give us a call at (781) 383-9112.

Example Opportunities

Friendly Visitors

  • Spend an hour a week visiting with a homebound senior

Van Drivers

  • Provide transportation to lunch, to activities, or "around town." Time commitment is approximately 3 hours, once per month, or more at your request.

Meals on Wheels Drivers

  • Using your own transportation, deliver meals to homebound seniors. Time commitment is about two hours on an assigned basis.

Meals on Wheels Packers

  • Bag the lunches coordinated by South Shore Elder Services for delivery to homebound seniors. Approximate time commitment is 1 hour per lunch.

Celebrity Chefs

Shop for and prepare a monthly meal for 15 to 25 seniors to be served at Cohasset Elder Affairs on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Currently we are looking for substitute chefs.

Kitchen Servers

Serve a meal to seniors and clean up after lunch on one scheduled day per week. Time commitment is approximately 1.5 hours.

Office Support & Receptionist

Answer phones, take messages and perform data entry. Time commitment, approximately 3 hours per week.