Simple Banking Assistance that Makes a Real Difference - Be a Money Management Volunteer!

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ORGANIZATION: Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc.

Good People Make Great Volunteers!

Just a few hours of your time each month could be the difference needed to allow senior citizens or adults with disabilities to remain in their homes.

Volunteers are needed to assist isolated elders and individuals living with disabilities with monthly finances. Consumers referred to the program lack the support of a friend or family member who might ordinarily take on this role. The Money Management Program trains volunteers to be assistants who can help organize and read financial statements, keep bills in order, assist with writing checks, and create and keep a budget to help make ends meet.

We are currently looking for Money Management Volunteers to join our team in the communities of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winthrop.

Multi-lingual individuals are encouraged to apply, as English is not the first language of many program recipients.

We continuously adapt the Money Management Program to meet the various needs of consumers. Every consumer requires a different level of service and interaction to be effective. While some of our consumers can be served virtually, a number of participants require some in-person contact. Most required contact would be done through "bag drops"- a brief exchange outside of the consumer’s entryway where a volunteer receives a bag with bills and checks to process and may in some cases, distribute cash.

All volunteers will be given detailed information and will have the ability to determine the level of service they are willing and able to provide at this time. Before being matched, all volunteers are required to complete a training with program staff. Volunteering during a pandemic certainly has added challenges, but we have prepared alternative methods of money management and safety protocols have been established to make those methods possible. We want every volunteer to feel comfortable as we work to ensure the well being of everyone.

Although the volunteer title is "Money Manager," volunteers are not financial advisers; the consumer maintains control of his/her finances. Ongoing training and support are provided by the program manager. This is an excellent opportunity to develop positive relationships with those in need of support while promoting their safe independence in the community!

Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age at the time they volunteer.

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About Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc.

Location:

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Malden and Surrounding CommunitiesMalden, MA 02148

(42.43261,-71.05572)
 

SKILLS

  • Budgeting
  • Bilingual
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per month
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must!

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