All members and volunteers who spend time indoors or in a car will continue to wear masks. Members and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Amherst Neighbors' volunteers help residents of Amherst and Pelham over the age of 55 thrive at home by helping with simple every-day tasks, and offering meaningful companionship. Amherst Neighbors also has a virtual component, where members can find monthly writing, gardening groups, book discussion, social justice presentations, and discussions on relevant topics. To become a member for free, fill out and mail in the form on the website. Amherst Neighbors will arrange a Welcome Visit at your home to learn about your individual needs. Please call Amherst Neighbors with questions about services OR to find out more about volunteering.
Services can include:
> Friendly visits
> Walking companionship
> Small indoor tasks (changing a smoke detector, changing a lightbulb, or hanging a picture, etc.)
> Grocery shopping
> Prescription pick-up
> Running errands
> Providing rides to social events, health care appointments, or shopping
> Walking your dog after a hospitalization
> Help with organizing or decluttering
> Small yard tasks
> Technical support with computers, phones, or iPads
> Monthly Coffee Gatherings
> Speaker Series
> Variety of Interest Groups (socially distant hiking, biking, knitting and gardening, etc.)
> And more!
Agency: Amherst Neighbors
Languages Offered: English
Program Fees: None.
Eligibility: Residents of Amherst and Pelham ages 55 and over.Area(s) Served: