Association of MIT Retirees
T: 617-253-7910
retirees.assoc@mit.edu

Mailing address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
MIT Room E19-711
Cambridge, MA 02139

Volunteerism

MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX)
The MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX) seeks volunteer assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 10am to 4pm and on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 1pm. The FX is a service project of the MIT Women's League that sells used furniture and household goods at bargain prices to members of the MIT, Harvard, Suffolk, and Boston University communities. All FX profits benefit the Women's League Scholarship Fund for MIT undergraduate women. Volunteers are needed to help as sales consultants, assist with inventory pricing, arrange and display merchandise, and keep things tidy. The FX is located in building WW15 (350 Brookline Street), near the BU Bridge. Free parking is provided. If interested, please contact Julie Parker (617-253-4293 or jgparker@mit.edu).

The MIT AgeLab
If you are interested in helping advance research and improve the quality of life for older adults, please call 617-324-9054 or email agelab-volunteer@mit.edu for information on how you can participate. Register for the volunteer contact list by signing up online at http://mit.edu/agelab/volunteer.shtml

agelab

ReServe Greater Boston
Reserve is a nonprofit that matches talented professionals age 55+ with part-time jobs at schools, government offices, and community agencies across Greater Boston. Nonprofits and public agencies can tap into a lifetime of experience to fill crucial staffing gaps and help organizations stay on mission. Partner organizations convey their appreciation for service with a financial commitment that includes a $10/hour stipend. Although it's not a market-rate wage, the stipend indicates that your contributions are valuable to the agency and community that you serve. Learn more at www.reserveinc.org/become-a-reservist.

The Aging, Memory & Cognition Project at MIT
MIT’s Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, headed by Dr. Suzanne Corkin, seeks to understand the brain mechanisms that underlie human cognition (thinking process). Dr. Corkin and her colleagues are conducting research studies using neuropsychological tests that have been carefully designed to measure the patterns of ability and loss in the aging population. Central to this pursuit is the need to compare the performance of older subjects to that of young, healthy volunteers.

Dr. Corkin is looking for healthy volunteers in the 60-85 year age group to participate in research studies. Subjects must be native English speakers. Subjects may perform tests of vision, hearing, memory, learning, and language. All of the tests are non-invasive and drug-free. Participants are paid $10/hour as compensation for their time and efforts.

If you have questions, or if you would like to participate in our Aging, Memory and Cognition Project at MIT, contact the MIT Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory at mitstudies@gmail.com

ESL for MIT Service Employees
The ESL Program for MIT Service Employees seeks to help service employees improve their English communication skills in order to be more productive in their jobs and to build their confidence and morale. Volunteer teachers include students, faculty, staff, retirees, and friends of MIT. You can help make the Institute a constructive and profitable place for all members of our community by donating your time and patience to our service employees here at MIT. Training is available for those new to or unsure about teaching English as a Second Language.

For more information on this program, contact Nancy Kelly, Coordinator, at esl-admins@mit.edu.

MIT Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center

United Way of Massachusetts Bay

The MIT Retirees AssociationFriends Kathryn Willmore, Glenn Strehle, Mary Morrisey, and Jane Griffin had fun reconnecting at the spring luncheon at Endicott House.

The MIT Retirees AssociationWave! A little fun had by the retirees during a tour at the Heritage Museum and Gardens, taking a ride on a classic fully-functioning antique carnival carousel.

The MIT Retirees AssociationFriends enjoy some spring sunshine at Endicott House.

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