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

    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.

    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.

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    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

    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.