Maintain membership files in Microsoft Access database; assist with new member outreach; respond to member inquiries and concerns. Some computer experience or interest helpful. Time commitment: One to two days per week, 5 -10 hours per week.
Older American Newspaper Opportunities (view our Fall 2009 issue)
Newspaper Contributors - Report on news, events and issues from the State House to your local community for MAOA's quarterly newspaper, The Older American. Intellectual curiosity, good writing skills and a desire to become involved in issues are all beneficial. Flexible time commitment.
Newspaper production - Work with staff to coordinate the production and distribution of The Older American. Coordinate articles, proofread, do word processing, and/or help distribute newspapers to key community locations. Learn new skills as we develop our website and our online newspaper. Flexible time commitment.
Newspaper Advertising - Assist in soliciting advertising to support the production and distribution of our educational quarterly publication, The Older American. (This position may be performed on a commission basis.) Flexible time commitment.
Work in a group with others who share your interest about important issues, such as 1) Employment with the Mature Workers Coalition: an MAOA task force working on creating training and employment opportunities for older workers; 2) Intimate Partner Domestic Violence with SAGE (Stop Abuse, Gain Empowerment): a collaborative of service providers, advocates and consumers dedicated to improving the lives of older women experiencing intimate partner abuse; or 3) Economic Security with the Elder Economic Security Standard Initiative (ESSI): a tool that tells (by county) the amount of income a senior needs to make ends meet. Learn more about the issues and work with our Policy/Legislative Action Committee to develop policy and action agendas. Flexible time commitment.
Word processing and/or Office Support - Support our advocacy and education efforts by helping with important office tasks including answering the telephone, responding to callers, providing staff support for committees and/or help with correspondence, mail merges, member mailings. Help maintain our descriptive materials and website. Time commitment: One to two days per week, 5 - 10 hours.
Fiscal support - Assist staff by preparing and maintaining records and doing data entry in QuickBooks. Prepare bills for payment. Knowledge of fiscal procedures and computer helpful. Time commitment: 4-6 hours/month.
Special Event Support
Provide assistance for MAOA's educational conferences, annual meeting or special events. Varied opportunities throughout the year including planning, organizing and on-site management.
To find out more, or to volunteer, contact Chet Jakubiak: 617-426-0804 or e-mail us at
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