Volunteers Make a Difference

Nicole M. Long, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer, Old Colony Elder Services

There are many ways we can make the world a better place. Volunteering is one of them. In April, we celebrate National Volunteer Month and all the individuals who generously donate their time and effort to make a difference in the lives of so many. What better way to celebrate than engaging and connecting with your community. Volunteerism has no age limit. Individuals of all ages can volunteer, from high school and college students to retirees. There are many different outreach opportunities, and you can choose a volunteer opportunity that best suits your schedule.

You’re probably asking yourself, how do I become a volunteer? Or, I’m currently a volunteer seeking a new opportunity? You can call and make an appointment with the OCES Volunteer Department to be matched to a service opportunity that meets your needs! Volunteer Program staff will meet with you one-on-one and assist in your search for volunteer opportunities that fit your skills and interests. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to match your interests and we also help our community partners by providing and connecting individuals to volunteer opportunities. For example, OCES recruits many volunteers for programs at other nonprofits, schools, and organizations throughout Plymouth County. For anyone who is 55 and older, OCES can provide information on RSVP of Plymouth County.

As a nonprofit organization, Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) honors more than 650 volunteers who are dedicated to providing essential services to older adults, individuals with disabilities, and others throughout the 23 communities we serve.  

This month is dedicated to the Volunteers. Thank you to all volunteers for your important contributions to our community! With volunteers, the world is a better place!

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