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Want to get busy? Here’s how

Robert Gray will be teaching a class this winter through Newton Community Education on Ride-Sharing for Seniors.

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts Globe Correspondent 

The following agencies provide ways for retirees to use their skills, whether it’s volunteering or working part-time.


Soar Management Consulting Group in Brookline

Senior managers provide free consulting to Boston-area nonprofit agencies.

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Phone: 617-932-7022. Website: soarmcg.org

Old Colony Elder Services in Brockton

Wide variety of volunteer options for 55-plus citizens, including Meals on Wheels, money management, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Plymouth County.

Phone: 508-584-1561. Website: www.ocesma.org/volunteer

Jewish Vocational Service Inc. in Boston

Tutoring and mentoring.

Phone: 617-399-3218. Website: www.jvs-boston.org/volunteer

Wicked Cool for Kids in Stoneham

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After-school and summer STEAM instruction.

Phone: 781-281-2180. Website: www.wickedcoolforkids.com

Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System

Volunteer and paid positions.

Website: www.mass.gov/mtrs/forms-and-general-resources/employment-and-volunteer-opportunities-for-retirees


Jennifer Fenn Lefferts can be reached at jflefferts@yahoo.com.