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.

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This is an ongoing program.
Every day.
All day

Year-round, long-term opportunity.

Ages: Adults.

This is a great volunteer opportunity for retirees! 

Must be over the age of 18.  We have an application process and CORI background check. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Request assistance

Contact

Lindsey Smilack, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Programs
vol@eldercare.org
(857) 997-8445

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Inquire or Apply

Email us at vol@eldercare.org, or click the link above to inquire or apply.

 

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

Free!

Location

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 serves adults age 60+ residing in Cambridge and Somerville.

Additional information

Role: 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.

Scheduling: Ongoing match, evenings and weekends okay.  Usually a 2-4 hour per month commitment.

Training:  1-hour zoom training session on a weekday evening, and we provide a handbook and materials.  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. 

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