The Council on Aging could not accomplish it's work without the assistance of volunteers. We offer a variety of opportunities for volunteers including; delivering meals, medical transportation, personal food shopping, assisting with local errands, prescription pick up, newsletter distribution.
Volunteers who possess special skills are encouraged to donate them through teaching a class or developing a new program in conjunction with Council on Aging staff. Volunteer applications and CORI checks are required. For more information contact COA Director, Rosemary O’Connor or Outreach Coordinator, Diane McCarthy at 781-659-7878.
|Home Delivered Meals Volunteer Driver(s) & and Back-up Drivers|
This job provides a home-delivered noontime meal to homebound Norwell seniors. Volunteers use their own vehicle and receive mileage reimbursement.
|Medical Transportation Volunteer|
This program provides seniors with transportation to medical appointments, when transportation is not available via the COA van.
|Errand Assistance Volunteer|
This program assists seniors with shopping, beauty appointments and other local errands.
Note to Our Volunteer Drivers
Here are a few things all volunteer drivers should consider:
All volunteer drivers are encouraged to have a Declaration of Homestead. The form allows homeowners in Massachusetts to protect their property up to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) of the value per residence, per family.
The Homestead protection is not a substitute for home insurance or any other type of liability insurance. These are separate and distinct types of protection. The Homestead protection will be effective after any liability insurance is used to pay for any judgments that are related to liability incurred under that particular insurance policy (e.g. home, automobile, etc.). For more information about a Declaration of Homestead, visit the Registry of Deeds website.
It is also good practice to notify your auto insurance company to let them know that you are acting as a volunteer driver for the Council on Aging.