Volunteer Opportunities


Meals on Wheels Program

The legendary Meals on Wheels Program saves lives every day, especially during a pandemic.  A Meals on Wheels volunteer may be the only person that someone who is homebound sees during a day, a week, or even longer.

Volunteers offer a daily dose of human connection and a nutritious meal that helps keep seniors safe, healthy, and comfortable.

Become a volunteer driver today!

Contact AgeSpan.org:

Call:  1 (800) 892-0890 or (978) 683-7747

Email:  info@agespan.org


NEET Program (volunteer drivers)

Northern Essex Elder Transport, Inc. (NEET) is a non-profit volunteer driver program serving older adults in fourteen communities of the Merrimack Valley that supports the operational function of Councils on Aging.​  All transportation is arranged through local COAs.  Each Council on Aging recruits its own local corps of volunteer drivers.  In Newburyport, the COA operates a bus for local appointments and relies on NEET  volunteer drivers to provide rides to out of town destinations. The department's NEET Program Administrator interviews and reviews the guidelines with new volunteers to maintain consistency throughout the regional program.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer driver for NEET, click here.  A typical ride averages 29 miles and 2 hours.  Volunteers specify what times they are available.  NEET provides reimbursement at 45 cents/mile and free supplemental insurance.

“Become a volunteer driver and be the driving force for seniors aging in place.”

Call:     (978) 388-7474

Email:  info@driveforneet.org



AgeSpan (formerly Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore) is a designated federal Area Agency on Aging (AAA), a state Aging Service Access Point (ASAP), and an elder protective service agency.  They have a number of opportunities for people to get involved and give back to their communities.  Each program has its own guidelines regarding the requirements that volunteers must meet in order to participate, such as time commitment and training.  To learn more about the extensive list of meaningful volunteer opportunities, visit the AgeSpan website.


Newburyport Council on Aging

Volunteers assist the Council on Aging regularly with providing services and programs.

Call the Newburyport Council on Aging to learn more about volunteering opportunities:  (978) 462-0430


Friends of the Newburyport Council on Aging

"The Friends of the Newburyport Council on Aging is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing financial support to the needs of the Council on Aging. The Friends solicit funds from individual and corporate memberships and donations. Additionally, various fundraising activities are held to further support and expand the Council on Aging programs and services. Enhancing visibility of the Friends and the Council on Aging within the Community continues to be an important objective.”

To learn more about volunteer opportunities available through the Friends of the Newburyport Council on Aging, send a Letter of Interest to FONCOA President:

Ben Iacono / SCC / 331 High St. /Newburyport, MA  01950