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Money Management Volunteers: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services

By Somerville Cambridge Elder Services

Volunteer to help an older adult in Cambridge or Somerville budget and manage their finances.

This is an ongoing program.
Every day.
All day

Year-round, long-term opportunity.

Ages Young Adult to Senior Adult.

Must be over the age of 18.  We have an application process and CORI background check.


Somerville Cambridge Elder Services
Front Desk
SCES Volunteer Coordinator

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Click Here to Inquire with SCES

Email us at, or submit an inquiry via the purple "Inquire With SCES" link above.


You can also check out the Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services website



The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.

  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

SCES Volunteer opportunities are over the phone as much as possible, and our agency is establishing guidelines for safety for those occasions when it's necessary to meet a senior in person.

Additional information

Scheduling: Ongoing match, evenings and weekends okay.

One-on-one match with a client who needs assistance with their bills or other financial obligations.  

Balance checkbooks, reconcile bank statements, and assist with finance-related tasks.

Usually a 2-4 hour per month commitment.  

2-hour training session on a weekday evening (via Zoom during the pandemic). 

Additionally, our volunteers meet 3 times per year to discuss educational topics and any client issues.  

Skills: sensitivity to elders, reliability, willingness to do minimal paperwork, and respect for confidentiality. 

We look for volunteers who can stay with the program for at least a year.