Volunteer Bill Paying Monitor
Minuteman Senior Services
Volunteer Bill Payer Monitor
Minuteman Senior Services’ Money Management Program assists seniors or disabled adults who need help with their monthly bill paying and related paperwork. Our volunteer bill payers establish a list of monthly income and expenses; sort (financial) mail; organize bills for payment; balance checkbook and reconcile to bank statement; write checks from a designated account for consumer to sign; and perform other related tasks as agreed by consumer, volunteer, and program coordinator.
We are currently seeking a volunteer who will assist with monitoring the program and contribute approximately 10 - 15 hours monthly with a one-year minimum commitment that is renewable. Position is located at our Bedford offices.
Reporting to and supervised by the Money Management Program Coordinator (MMPC), the Bill Payer Monitor (BPM) compares the bill payer volunteer’s monthly reports with the consumer’s bank statements and canceled checks to make sure bills are being paid correctly. The purpose of this activity is to provide the Money Management Program with an independent monitoring component which oversees and helps safeguards the consumer’s financial situation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Complete initial orientation/training and attend periodic meetings of volunteers.
- Compares bill payer monthly reports to both bank statements and budget and make home visits to clients if necessary.
- Perform tasks in accordance with volunteer code and guidelines.
- Contacts consumer at least annually to maintain an open line of communication and to ensure that bill payer services adequately respond to the consumer’s current situation.
- Reports promptly any problems with consumer accounts to the MMPC.
- Notifies the MMPC in a timely way of any problems with assignments or planned absences from the program.
- General knowledge of household budgeting and personal financial management.
- Accuracy in maintaining financial records.
- Patience and tactfulness; ability to work cooperatively with a wide of individuals, including people with significant physical and mental impairments and varying socioeconomic backgrounds.
Willingness to provide own transportation to visit consumers.
About Minuteman Senior Services
26 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA 01730, US
Our mission is to help seniors and people with disabilities live in the setting of their choice by engaging community resources and supporting their caregivers.
Minuteman Senior Services helps seniors and disabled adults age with independence and dignity in the setting of their choice, most often their own homes and communities. Celebrating our 40th year in 2014, we support caregivers, local and long distance, who want to do the right thing for their loved ones and need help and advice as they balance the competing demands of family, work and self.
We offer over 20 programs and services and are continually improving and expanding to serve our consumers and their families in new and better ways. With over 100 employees, 500+ volunteers and over 70 subcontracted service providers that make up our vendor network we bring needed expertise, experience and resources to elders, the adult disabled and their families.
Our service area includes Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Harvard, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn.
As a non-profit organization we are passionate about our mission to help people face the challenges of aging and caregiving by helping them make informed decisions and gain easy access to the needed help that fits within their means. Many of our services are free of charge, others are available on a sliding fee or private pay basis.