Volunteer

Volunteer for Duxbury Council on Aging

The Duxbury Council on Aging could not accomplish its work without the assistance of its many dedicated volunteers. Their knowledge, compassion and commitment have enabled us to expand services at the Duxbury Senior Center and in the community. They have enabled us to implement innovative programs which have been recognized locally and nationally such as assisting in our Respite Intermissions Program for clients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, or by serving on our Friends’ board or the Council on Aging Board or with our Lifelong Learning steering committee. Many of our volunteers provide services, such as calling Bingo games or coordinating weekly Bridge, with would be difficult to provide otherwise. Others contribute time as they are able.

The knowledge that is shared, the time that is spent, the care that is given has made the Duxbury Senior Center a focal point in the community.

If you would like to learn more about the Duxbury Council on Aging, its programs or our many volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Manager at (781) 934-5774 ext. 5714.

The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.– Ethel Percy Andrus

Opportunities for Volunteering

  • Mayflower Café
  • Serving Meals in the Dining Room
  • Assistant in the Kitchen or with Home-delivered Meals
  • Home-delivered Meals Driving
  • Local and Medical Driving
  • Baking Treats for Home-delivered Meals or the Café
  • Respite Intermissions Program Assistance
  • Technology Assistance at the Senior Center
  • Program leaders for recreational activities
  • Friends of the Duxbury COA fundraising activities
  • Lifelong Learning Committee or Class Facilitation
  • Front Desk Reception
  • Landscaping and Maintenance
  • Share a special passion or talent

Volunteers helping out with some of the senior center activitiesIf you have a special skill that you would like to share with the community at the Senior Center, please let us know. The Board of the Friends of the Duxbury COA is always looking for enthusiastic participation in planning and arranging our many fundraising events. Please contact Joanne Moore, the Director of the Council on Aging, if you are interested in finding out more about the activities of the Friends or joining their board.

You may contact Christine Coakley, our Volunteer Manager at (781) 934-5774, (ext. 5714) or stop in to pick up and complete an application & CORI form. You may also click below.

Town of Duxbury Senior Property Tax Work-Off Program

The purpose of the Property Tax Work-Off Program is to allow qualified citizens to perform community service for the Town of Duxbury in various departments in order to receive an abatement on the property tax for the home in which they reside. The program also enhances municipal services by utilizing the skills of senior citizens (65+) in various departments throughout the town. The application will be online from September 15 to October 15, 2019.

The Council on Aging volunteer staff will begin accepting applications, making selections, and matching the applicants to each volunteer role based on previous training, interest, experience, and skill.  Acceptance is not guaranteed. This year thirty-five seniors will be able to participate in the Tax Work-Off Program.