Make a Difference in someone’s life as a Springwell Volunteer

Kindness matters! Whether it’s:

  • serving a hot meal,
  • providing a ride to a medical appointment,
  • taking someone to the grocery store,
  • spending time visiting an isolated older adult,
  • providing behind the scenes administrative support,
  • helping with budgeting and monthly bills, or
  • listening to the concerns of residents in nursing homes and rest homes.

Volunteers are vital to Springwell’s mission of helping people remain living safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

Our Volunteer programs are a rewarding way to get involved in the community and make a real positive impact on someone’s life.  Our volunteers serve in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley and Weston. By sharing 1-2 hours per week of your time, you can change someone’s life.

Please see below for a list of our opportunities. To learn more, click on the link next to the program you are interested in.

When you are ready to sign up, click on the “Volunteer Now!” button to fill out a short registration form. Once you have completed the form, we will schedule a phone call to discuss next steps. Any immediate questions, please contact:

Volunteer Program Manager at 617-926-4100 or volunteer@springwell.com


Friendly Visitors provide meaningful social interaction on a weekly basis to help reduce loneliness. Learn more about the Friendly Visitor Program.

Medical Escorts help older adults get to medical appointments and help them maintain their health and independence. Learn more about the Medical Escort Program.

Money Managers provide peace of mind and help adults maintain their independence by paying bills, balancing check registers and much more. Learn more about the Money Management Program.

Nursing Home Ombudsman volunteers act as resident advocates, ensuring that complaints and concerns are heard. Learn more about the Ombudsman Program.

Nutrition Volunteers create a welcoming environment at dining sites, providing not only a nutritious meal, but also helping older adults feel less lonely. Learn more about the Nutrition Program.

Office Assistants provide critical “behind the scenes” support at the Springwell office. Learn more about the Office Assistance Program.

Shopping Assistants facilitate access to food and medications for older adults with limited mobility, who no longer drive and/or need help with lifting heavy grocery bags. Learn more about the Shopping Assistance Program.


If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Office at (617)926-4100 or by email at volunteer@springwell.com.