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 by visiting Friendly Visitor Program volunteer information page.

Medical Escorts help older adults get to medical appointments and help them maintain their health and independence. Learn more by visiting the Medical Escort Program volunteer information page.

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

Nursing Home Ombudsman volunteers act as resident advocates, ensuring that complaints and concerns are heard. Learn more by visiting the Ombudsman Program volunteer program information page.

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 by visiting the Nutrition Program volunteer program information page.

Office Assistants provide critical “behind the scenes” support at the Springwell office. Learn more by visiting the Office Assistance Program volunteer program information page.

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 by visiting the Shopping Assistance Program volunteer program information page.

Temporary Home Delivered Meals Drivers deliver meals to the homes of seniors in need of vital nutritional support. Learn more by visiting the Volunteer Home Delivered Meals Drivers program information page.


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.