Ed Sprissler has been volunteering in Ethos’ AgeWell Program for the past four years.

Ed grew up watching his parents volunteer as Scout leaders and reading to kids post-retirement. While Ed was working, he followed in their footsteps and began volunteering at his local YMCA and volunteering as a basketball coach.

After retiring, Ed was looking for ways to get more involved in his community when long-time friend, Chuck, suggested he contact Ethos. He met with Meg Barhite, formerly Volunteer Program Manager, to discuss ways to help local seniors. He was introduced to Ann Glora, AgeWell Program Manager, and has since been volunteering at monthly AgeWell Cafes and social events, setting up, serving meals, and – most importantly – socializing with the senior attendees. He likes volunteering at the events because AgeWell staff have made it so easy for him to understand his role. He also enjoys making the seniors feel comfortable. His favorite memory is serving as a bartender at the Senior Prom and dancing with the guests!

Ed graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he studied in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. He began working for Boston Public Schools as a teacher and later managed the vocational agricultural programs. He also coached basketball at several BPS schools and Catholic Memorial. Now he’s added Ethos volunteer to his resume!