Rocking ChairsWe could not possibly fulfill our mission without the help of our more than 100 volunteers. And the reality is that some of our programs would not exist without volunteer support. If you like helping people—especially seniors—you might consider donating a few hours of time each week or each month to one of our programs—such as Money Management, Long-term Care Ombudsman, or Community Café—or offering assistance on an as-needed basis in our offices or at special events.

Criminal history background checks are part of the GLSS employment process, including volunteers. There are multiple ways to get connected.

Call our Information & Referral staff and ask for the volunteer coordinator: 781-599-0110.

Sign up for our Volunteer Alert Newsletter by clicking the link and choosing the Volunteer option.


Current opening:


Are you or anyone you know interested in helping make a difference in the lives of those living in long-term care settings?

Volunteer ombudsmen visit and listen to residents' concerns as well as problem-solve. Many residents of long-term care facilities sometimes have little or no contact with the outside world and some have few visitors. An ombudsman volunteer who visits regularly can make a huge difference in the quality of life of a resident.

If so, becoming a state trained and certified Ombudsman may be the right choice for you.


·         are advocates for those living in local nursing and rest homes

·         investigate and help resolve residents’ complaints

·         empower residents to help themselves

·         educate residents and family members about their rights

·         work to ensure facilities are fulfilling their responsibilities and meeting the residents’ needs

If you are interested in volunteering in Lynn, contact:

Jillian O’Brien
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Director
Phone: 781-586-8548