Volunteer Opportunities

    JCHE seeks to build connections and community within our walls and in our surrounding communities. We strive to combat loneliness and isolation and make JCHE one of the best places for seniors to age. Volunteers are critical in making this happen. 

    If you have interest, talent, skills, and time to share, come volunteer at JCHE!  Discover how you can enrich your own life while touching the lives of others. There are individual and group volunteer opportunities on a one-time and recurring basis. Our diverse senior population includes many residents for whom English is not their native language-- with Russian, Mandarin, and Cantonese the three most popular foreign languages spoken by our seniors. And so we strongly encourage multilingual volunteers to apply. However, it is not necessary to know any of these languages to volunteer at JCHE.  

    Individual Opportunities
    • Garden Clubs
    • Games Clubs
    • Book Clubs
    • Snow Shovelers
    • Front Desk Volunteers
    • Library Volunteers
    • Driver to Appointments
    • Teach A Class!
    • Lunch server
    • English Conversational Group
    • Friendly Visitors - A commitment for 6 months to visit a senior who might be isolated or facing health and ability issues

    Group Service Days

     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!

    • Large service day projects
    • Outdoor Clean Up
    • Painting Rooms
    • Painting Murals
    • Constructing Benches
    • Constructing Gardens & Planter Boxes
    • 15-30 volunteers
    • 2-5 hours

    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kate White at kwhite@jche.org or 617-912-8488.

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