Give an Older Adult Emotional Support to Attend Medical Appointments
Become a Connect Advocate volunteer for Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services!
This is an ongoing program.
We look for volunteers with availability to attend medical appointments during business hours on weekdays.
Volunteers must apply and undergo a CORI background check. SCES requires staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received at least one booster.
- Sign-up is ongoing
Our online application form allows you to either inquire or complete the whole application (including CORI form). After the application, you'll be prompted to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
- In-person only.
- Transportation provided to the venue; see notes below.
- Transportation provided from the venue; see notes below.
Meet the consumer at their home and ride with them to each appointment, and back.
Give a senior or disabled person emotional strength to manage their health care appointments. Be there to assuage concerns about seeing the doctor and help keep track of their medical issues. You will be matched one-to-one with a participant in our community-based CONNECT program for people with behavioral health hurdles to improve their access to care. This volunteer role requires 4-hour blocks of time during weekday business hours to attend medical appointments.
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services requires staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and to have received a booster. Masks are required when seeing a client.