Veterans Service Volunteers



RSVP RIDES FOR VETERANS, Norfolk County

Volunteers drive local Veterans to and from medical appointments and other necessary trips, using their own vehicle with supplemental liability insurance from RSVP, and $0.40/mile reimbursement for up to 300 miles driven per month. Riders must be ambulatory or bring a caregiver to assist them in getting in and out. Trips may be local or to a VA Hospital including Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, or Brockton. Drivers are called as needed, usually one to two times per month and can opt in or out for any given trip request.

FRIENDLY VISITING, MEALS &  ACTIVITIES - CONTINUING CARE COMMUNITIES, Dedham, MA

Visit with isolated veterans, support vets as a ‘mealmate’ at Newbridge on the Charles. Visit with vets and assist with activities. Flexible hours. Weekly commitment is sought. Make a difference in the lives of elderly veterans! 

MY HealtheVet WEBSITE GUIDE, VA Boston Healthcare System

Assist veteran patients with online medical records portal to access their health and appointment information. Volunteers sign up for one 4-hour shift per week at Brockton VA Hospital, Jamaica Plain, or West Roxbury.
 
‘GIVE BACK’ PROGRAM, West Roxbury VA

Provide support to cancer patients and their families as they learn about their disease and treatment options. Assist in identifying and accessing relevant resources while providing empathy, support and compassion.  Offer comfort items such as drinks, snacks and warm blankets to patients. Engage in friendly conversation and refer individuals to appropriate staff when specific medical, financial or personal issues arise

OPERATION GRATITUDE LETTERS, at your community center or at home

Join Norfolk County RSVP in thanking our active duty military service members by writing letters for Operation Gratitude. Letters are included with care packages they assemble for troops. Send your letters to the RSVP office to compile for Operation Gratitude. Print an Operation Gratitude Participation Form to turn in with your donated items. Get details on what to write here.

LAP ROBES FOR VETERANS, Norfolk County

RSVP volunteers are encouraged to knit lap robes for veterans to be delivered to ill and disabled veterans in healthcare facilities or home. Print a Veterans Lap Robes Participation Form to turn in with your donated items.

The above descriptions summarize Norfolk County RSVP veterans services. However, we are continually developing new volunteer opportunities. If you have an area of interest that you don’t see listed, please contact us at (781) 329-5728 or email at rsvp@norfolkcounty.org.