Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities, is currently recruiting volunteers at their Plymouth Volunteer Center.
Employees of local businesses seeking outreach opportunities, retirees, students and others are encouraged to consider volunteering at OCES.
OCES offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to match volunteer interests, from supporting the Nutrition Program by delivering Meals on Wheels, and supporting the Money Management Program by helping someone balance their budget and pay their bills on time, to supporting the Music & Memory program by cataloguing and downloading songs to iPods for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The OCES Volunteer Center is located at 204 South Meadow Road in Plymouth. The Center is a designated space for volunteers to work together on specific projects, such as Letter Writing to Troops for National Days of Service and Remembrance. It is also a place for prospective volunteers to talk one-on-one with Volunteer Program staff who can assist them in their search for volunteering opportunities that fit their skills and interests.
For anyone who is 55 and older, OCES can provide information on the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Plymouth County, which is part of the Senior Corps network under the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering, service and civic engagement.
OCES recruits people of all ages to volunteer for programs at OCES as well as for other nonprofits, schools and organizations throughout Plymouth County.
For an overview about volunteering at OCES, watch the recent Brockton Community Access Television – Living Out Loud segment on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/273312031
OCES’ Volunteer Center is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment only on Wednesday and Thursday. For more information about volunteering at OCES, visit https://www.ocesma.org/volunteer/ or contact OCES’ Volunteer Coordinator at 508-584-1561.
Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton with a second office in Plymouth. OCES is designated as one of 26 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES’ mission is to support the independence and dignity of elders and people with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living. The agency offers a number of programs to serve seniors, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.