Proudly Promoting Elder Independence since 1974

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of Elder Services, and volunteer opportunities abound for those who would like to share their time and talents to help meet the needs of Berkshire seniors. If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Elder Services at 1-800-544-5242 or 499-0524.


Companionship - Visit a lonely senior or accompany him/her into the community for shopping or special events.

Grocery Shopping Assistant - Drive and escort a senior to the grocery store or shop for a homebound senior with a list.

Lunch Site Coordinator - Help seniors enjoy the lunch programs by overseeing the meal site functions including taking reservations, serving, and helping with clean-up at one of the sites throughout Berkshire County.

Meals on Wheels Driver - Deliver meals to homebound seniors. Download training video here.

Food Service - Help prepare and package Meals on Wheels at Elder Services’ kitchen in Lanesborough.

Money Management - Assist income-eligible seniors monthly in writing checks for household bills, budgeting, and reconciling bank statements. more

Nursing Home Ombudsman - Make weekly visits to nursing home residents to monitor care and resolve complaints.

Office - Assist with special projects such as bulk mailings at Elder Services’ office, 877 South Street, 4E, Pittsfield.

SHINE Counselor - (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone) Become trained to understand Medicare/Medicaid benefits and other health insurance options so you can help seniors make informed choices. more

Transportation - Drive and escort seniors to medical/dental appointments and other destinations.

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Elder Services
of Berkshire County, Inc.

877 South Street, Suite 4E
Pittsfield, MA 01201

(413) 499-0524 Main
(800) 544-5242
(413) 442-6443 Fax
(413) 499-9764 TTY


Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST