Front Desk/ Receptionist Volunteer - Newton MA

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ORGANIZATION: 2Life Communities

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Program Summary: We have multiple campuses in need of a volunteer to manage the front desk. Front Desk volunteers represent the first point of contact at 2Life Communities. Front Desk Ambassador's provide general reception services and office support by greeting and assisting visitors, answering the phone, and assisting with residents’ requests.

Key responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome residents, guests, and visitors
  • Provide administrative and clerical support to 2Life staff
  • General reception services by answering the telephone, answering questions, and directing visitors.
  • Enforce building security, as directed by staff

Impact Goal: To provide a welcoming environment for our residents, guests, and visitors.

Qualifications:

  • Volunteer must be 16 years and older for this position
  • Good communication skills, a good problem solver, and organized
  • Friendly and with confidence to ask visitors to sign in upon arrival to maintain building security
  • Bilingual in Russian, Cantonese, or Mandarin preferred but not required

Time Commitment/Schedule: 4-6 hours per week during normal business hours (M-F, 9am-5pm). Volunteer must commit to at least 2 months and keep a regular schedule.

Benefits: Work directly with all members of the 2Life community. Get customer service experience, obtain experience working with older adults, become a part of a community doing important work, cultivate new intergenerational friendships.

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About 2Life Communities

Location:

30 Wallingford Road, Boston, MA 02135, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by Jewish values, 2Life Communities welcomes seniors from all backgrounds and enables aging in communities of engagement, connection and purpose by: Providing superior housing that is broadly affordable. Continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age. Building connections and community within our walls and in our surrounding neighborhoods. Promoting aging in community as a first choice.

Description

2Life Communities, a nonprofit organization founded in 1965, operates on the belief that all seniors should have the opportunity to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic, supportive environment - a model we call aging in community, which directly combats the growing public health crisis of social isolation and loneliness amongst older adults.

At 2Life Communities, residents can step out the doors of their own apartments and find friendship, community, physical and intellectual stimulation, and a helping hand day or night. Serving a diverse population of 1,500 older adults, 2Life creates communities with a laser sharp focus on affordability - a tremendous concern given that Massachusetts is the state with the 2nd largest gap in the U.S. between seniors’ median income and the cost of living.

Please visit our website to learn more about how to become a 2Life Volunteer and to explore our most up to date opportunities https://2lifecommunities.org/volunteer

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Seniors
Community, Homeless & Housing, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

160 Stanton AvenueNewton, MA 02466

(42.3337,-71.24259)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Time Commitment/Schedule: 4-6 hours per week during normal business hours (M-F, 9am-5pm). Volunteer must commit to at least 2 months and keep a regular schedule.

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