The Ethos Volunteer Services Department recruits volunteers for roles to help the elderly, including Friendly Visitors, Medical Escorts, and Shopping Assistants. Volunteers help enhance the services already provided by the Home Care and Protective Services Department – to improve the quality of life for isolated seniors.

Interns coordinate targeted volunteer outreach efforts under the guidance of the Volunteer Services Program Manager; work with volunteer groups and seniors to coordinate one-time service projects; assist with event planning; and much more.

Ethos is a private, non-profit organization established in 1973 that is dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and well-being among the elderly and disabled through quality, affordable and culturally-appropriate home and community-based care  As a state-authorized Aging Services Access Point (ASAP), Ethos administers Money Management Programs for the entire city of Boston and also coordinates all the non-institutional home and community-based services for elderly and disabled residents of the southwest Boston neighborhoods of West Roxbury, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan.

For more information about volunteer or internship opportunities at Ethos, please call 617.522.6700 or visit