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February 2015 Volunteer Opportunities with SOAR55

You can chill out this summer by planning to volunteer this fall! While you have the time, check out these new opportunities to share your skills and experience, meet new people, and feel good all at the same time! SOAR 55 provides a personalized and professional volunteer search for adults age 55 and over. Part of the Corporation for National & Community Service RSVP volunteer programs, SOAR 55 places volunteers in positions in Newton and Metro West.

For more information please contact Jan Latorre-Stiller, SOAR 55 Senior Director, at jlatorre-stiller@ncscweb.org or 617-969-5906 x120.

Visit our website for a complete list of volunteer positions.  And, please spread the word to your personal and professional networks by forwarding this! Thank you!

Make a difference in a new way…your way

SOAR 55 (Service Opportunities After Reaching 55) offers a professional and personalized volunteer matching service that connects adults age 55 and over with multiple and varied opportunities to contribute their skills and experience in meaningful service activity that helps strengthen and expand the capacity of local nonprofit and public organizations. SOAR 55 has over 300 volunteers serving at 80 sites in assignments that range from tutoring children to working alongside nonprofit staff in leadership roles to providing nonprofit management consulting assistance.

Examples of service opportunities currently available include:

  • coordinate and facilitate meetings engaging teens and seniors for an intergenerational program

  • assist a local nonprofit in developing/expanding their volunteer program

  • mentor a vulnerable teen who needs extra support

  • help plan community events for a cultural arts museum

  • manage a drop-in computer help lab that provides the general public with computer-related assistance

  • help with marketing and public relations for an “aging-in-community” program

  • work with culturally diverse families in early childhood literacy training

  • be part of a consulting team that provides management assistance to local nonprofits
    and much, much more.

All assignments offer a chance for volunteers to meet new people, learn new skills, share experience and connect with the community. Many assignments include orientation, training and support, are flexible and require approximately two hours (average) a week.

In the meantime, if you are interested in obtaining more information about the above or any other opportunities, contact Lois Levick at 508-532-5570, ext. 4353 or at llevick@minlib.net. For a complete listing of service opportunities or for more information about SOAR 55, see below, and visit the web at www.ncscweb.org/programs/soar55 and find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soar55volunteer.










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