The WHA is home to 3,000 families living in 24 separate communities throughout the City of Worcester. Our residents speak more than a dozen languages and range in age from very young children to frail seniors. We invite you to work with us to provide them with caring communities that they can be proud of.
If you or your group is interested in volunteering time to help our residents, there are a wide range of things that can be done. Please contact WHA Resident Services if you are interested in volunteering.
Here are a few ideas. We want to work with you to make your experience meaningful.
Weather permitting; there is always a need for painting. We provide the paint, rollers and drop cloths and you provide the volunteers. We can always use painting of our interior hallways, outside benches, playground equipment, exterior walls, and exterior doors.
Landscape and Clean-Up
One of the most obvious needs for all of our communities is making sure that our exterior grounds look their very best. Volunteers can provide a huge help in this area. In previous years, volunteers have assisted with edging and weeding flower beds, planting flowers, picking up litter, and cleaning debris and weeds from waterways.
Working with Residents
Working with seniors or young residents can be very rewarding. We have opportunities to help our youth with after school tutoring, recreational events or SAT prep. With our senior population, volunteers can help serve food at events, language instruction or arts and crafts projects.
Additionally, many of our residents are not computer literate and are not able to use today’s technologies. There is always an opportunity to help expand their world by teaching basic internet use and social media and other computer literacy programs.