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ORGANIZATION: Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc.

The Social Engagement Program at Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) helps improve the health and well-being of isolated older adults in the community by pairing them with volunteers who provide meaningful social connections-whether it be through in-person visits (Friendly Visits), phone calls (Telephone Reassurance), card and letter writing (Card & Letter Writer), or email messages (Email Pen Pal).

Volunteering for the Social Engagement Program

Trained and carefully screened volunteers are matched with consumers (aka clients) in the communities we serve for friendship and support. Matches are based on geography, availability, and the interests and preferences of both the consumer and the volunteer.

The time commitment for this volunteer position is approximately 1-2 hours per week.

Social Engagement volunteers (and all MVES volunteers) must be age 18 or older, reside in the State of Massachusetts (USA) during their volunteer experience, and be able to travel to their assigned volunteer locations within the MVES service area, which includes the communities of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop.

MVES serves a diverse population, including many who speak languages other than English. Bi-lingual or multi-lingual individuals (especially Cantonese/Mandarin, Haitian-Creole and Spanish) are encouraged to apply.

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About Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc.


300 Commercial St, #19, Malden, MA 02148, US

Mission Statement

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) is a non-profit agency that provides essential home- and community-based care and resources such as assistance with personal care, household chores, meals, and transportation to more than 20,000 older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers living in 11 communities north of Boston. The communities include Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop.] The MVES Volunteer Program has the dual mission of engaging people in volunteer service to meet critical community needs while providing a high quality experience that will enrich their lives also.


MVES is a nonprofit organization that since 1975 has acted as an entry point through which elders, families, caregivers, and health care professionals can access a wide variety of programs, services, and supports. MVES is one of the largest in a network of 25 similar aging services organizations in Massachusetts. MVES promotes safe, independence for elders and adults living with disabilities in eleven cities and towns north of Boston.


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Malden and Surrounding CommunitiesMalden, MA 02148


  • Case Work / Management
  • Bilingual
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Work




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • approximately 1-4 hours per week
  • Local to communities in our service area Good communication skills Compassionate, friendly and understanding nature Previous experience with elders helpful but not required

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