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Help Veterans get to their appointments in the Rockland community!

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ORGANIZATION: Old Colony Elder Services

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Make a difference in a veteran's life...volunteer to be a veteran wheelchair van driver to transport them to their medical appointments (locally in the Rockland area) or to the VA medical centers. Pick up veterans and their family members in the wheelchair van and transport them to and from their home or Rockland COA. The veteran officer at the Rockland COA will match volunteer's availability with veteran's appointments.

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About Old Colony Elder Services

Location:

144 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301, US

Mission Statement

Through the talent of an experienced and diverse workforce, OCES supports the independence and dignity of older adults and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy, safe living which positively impacts our community. OCES has a variety of volunteer opportunities in programs such as the Nutrition Program, Money Management Program, and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Plymouth County.

Description

Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private non-profit organization. OCES aspires to be a culturally diverse and inclusive agency that removes barriers creating equity for all by empowering individuals and communities to thrive, age in place, and reach their highest potential.

OCES' Nutrition Program is there to reduce hunger and food insecurity, promote socialization, and to promote the health and well-being of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

OCES' Money Management Program (MMP) helps older adults and individuals with disabilities in helping to manage their finances and pay their bills. The MMP program provides confidential assistance in managing a budget and keeping finances organized.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Plymouth County (RSVP), a program of OCES, is the Plymouth County chapter of AmeriCorps Seniors. RSVP works with our community Service Partners by utilizing the financial, infrastructure and human resources of RSVP. We recruit and interview volunteers 55 years of age or older, then align their abilities and interests to meet the needs of the community as provided by our Service Partners.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Health & Medicine, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

317 Plain StreetRockland, MA 02370

(42.12649,-70.92473)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Transportation
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Veteran officer will work with your schedule to match veteran appointments
  • Understand the vehicle wheelchair restraint system (will train)

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