Volunteer Opportunities

At Elder Services, our volunteer programs are important to us!  We are dedicated to the intake, monitoring, and appreciation of the hundreds of volunteers that assist in various programs at ESBCI. Our volunteers are trained, oriented, and must pass a background check and agree to uphold the values and standards of ESBCI.   Volunteers can provide any amount of time they wish and can participate in programs that fit their strengths and time commitment.

Volunteers Are An Integral Part of Elder Services

Do you have time to share your talents?  If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Elder Services at (800) 544-5242 or (413) 499-0524.


Visit a lonely senior or accompany them into the community for shopping or special events.

Grocery Shopping

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

Meals on Wheels Driver

Deliver meals to homebound seniors. Download the training video here.

Food Service

Help prepare and package meals at the Elder Services’ Kitchen in Lanesboro for Meals on Wheels.


Oversee the meal site functions including taking reservations, and serving meals at a lunch sites located throughout Berkshire County.

Money Management

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

Nursing Home Ombudsman

Make weekly visits to nursing home residents to advocate for and resolve complaints.


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

Video Volunteer

Be trained in aspects of video production to assist with the taping of Berkshire Senior TV.

SHINE Counselor

(Serving Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Understand Medicare/Medicaid benefits and other health insurance options, help seniors and others make informed choices.

Volunteer Application – Coming Soon!