A Small Amount of Time Can Make a Big Difference

When you donate just a few hours of your time, you can bring a smile to our seniors' faces. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

When you donate just a few hours of your time, you can bring a smile to our seniors’ faces. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, we’ve seen a tremendous outpouring of moral, financial, and personal support from all around our Commonwealth. But it doesn’t take a tragedy to inspire people to make their communities better, and there are always opportunities to lend a helping hand. In that spirit, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES)¬†offers one-day volunteer opportunities that can fit your schedule, along with a wider array of longer-term volunteer openings.

In association with the Greater Boston Food Bank, SCES supplies some 700 of our seniors with free bags of groceries, and volunteers are always needed. On the third Wednesday of every month, volunteers gather to help unload a food truck, sort groceries, and fill the brown bags that will help our seniors eat a healthy and delicious meal. Or, if you’re a whiz with money, you can volunteer your time to help our seniors balance their checkbooks and manage their monthly incomes. SCES is also looking for drivers to help our seniors get around, pet-lovers to provide resources, and much, much more.

With Memorial Day around the corner, there will be ample opportunity to salute our veterans, but the Greatest Generation deserves more than one weekend per year. Take a moment to check out SCES’s volunteer page and see how you can help.

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