Pep up their step, listen to music with elders!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


135 South Huntington AveJamaica Plain, MA 02130

MusicWorks is a project of FriendshipWorks, in collaboration with Goddard House: MusicWorks volunteers share the joy of music with elders in their homes or at senior buildings.


Music improves quality of life. Volunteers will visit weekly/biweekly one-on-one in elders' homes. Volunteers will work with elders to create a playlist so elders can listen to their favorite songs on an ipod/mp3 player/cassette. Once the playlist is made, the two will listen and discuss memories associated with the music. We are hoping to achieve outcomes such as increased engagement, improvements in mood, and reduced sense of isolation. This program is created in collaboration with Goddard House Assisted Living.

We're especially in need of Spanish and Haitian Creole speakers.


  • Music Therapy
  • Elder care
  • Music Arts

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a weekly/biweekly
  • No experience necessary but a willingness to work with elders.
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