Volunteers

Welcome to the Shrewsbury Council On Aging Volunteer page. We are so glad you are either a current member of our volunteer staff or are considering joining us. We know how lucky we are to have such an amazing and dedicated group of volunteers. If it were not for these individuals we would not be able to offer the diverse range of programs, workshops and activities the Shrewsbury senior community has come to expect and enjoy nor would we be able to have the Senior Center run as smoothly as it does. These people are truly invaluable to us all.

Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Moriarty is the Volunteer Coordinator. Please contact her if you are interested in volunteering or if you are a current volunteer interested in additional hours or a new placement. Christine can be reached either by calling 508-841-8758 or at cmoriarty@shrewsburyma.gov.

Online Application

Please complete our online application here.

Completing this application does not guarantee a volunteer position. Volunteers may be asked to come into the Center for an in-person interview. All volunteers are required to complete a CORI before volunteering.

If you would like to be a program or activity leader, please complete our Facility Use Agreement form (https://shrewsburyma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9540/SSC-Program-Application) and contact the Council on Aging at 508-841-8640.

Openings

Please see our current openings below:

Receptionist

Receptionists assist the COA staff to run the office and take care of guests who call and visit the Center. Receptionists are be on duty Monday through Friday 8AM-12PM or 12PM-4:30PM. Receptionists will also be responsible for enforcing COVID-19 safety measures and social distancing protocols. We are also always looking for receptionists on an as needed basis.

Tasks may include (but are not limited to) the following:

    Answer phones

    Register seniors for special programs and activities

    Fill out van ride slips

    Call clients with their van pick-up times

    Greet guests who come into the Center

    Make copies for guests as needed

    Fill out telephone logs to track incoming calls

    Wiping down/sanitizing high traffic areas in office

    Miscellaneous projects as assigned


Newsletter Assistant

The Shrewsbury Senior Center is looking for someone to assist the Council on Aging Director with the monthly Senior Edition Newsletter. The newsletter is put together using Microsoft Publisher and a computer can be provided for the volunteer to utilize at the Senior Center. The volunteer will be responsible for adding and formatting information for seniors provided by various sources including the COA director, other town departments and online resources. A meeting with the COA director is required for all interested volunteers prior to starting this position. 


Garden Volunteer

A local Eagle Scout has generously built raised garden beds for the Seniors of Shrewsbury and the Council on Aging is looking for two volunteers to assist us ensuring the beds are properly watered and maintained in our off hours. This is a seasonal position not eligible for Senior Tax Work Off Program.


If you have your own volunteer idea of how to help the Seniors of Shrewsbury and the Shrewsbury Senior Center we are open to suggestions! Please call the Senior Center at 508-841-8640.



Senior Tax Work-Off Position information can be found on our Senior Tax Work-Off page here.