When a health condition causes some tasks to be difficult, a neighborly helping hand can make all the difference.  Let us match you with one of our trusted volunteers, located near you, to lend a hand. We are currently serving Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford. If you are located outside these areas, we can connect you with a volunteer for companionship over video chat.

To begin the matching process, complete the brief Participant Application below. (If you need help, it's fine if you have someone sign up on your behalf). Once we find a volunteer near you, we'll follow up via e-mail to complete the required information for a background check. We conduct background checks on all NeighborGood participants for your safety and security.

Once your background check is cleared, we will reach out via e-mail to schedule your first match.

Please note: Due to limited resources, our team currently relies on e-mail for all communication. We apologize that we are not able to connect over the phone at this time.


Returning? Click here to sign up for help again. (It's an even shorter sign-up form!)

Before beginning, please review this form.

  1. Review the Participant Agreement here: NeighborGood Client Participation Agreement
Name *
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Address *
Here's an example - but feel free to share whatever you'd like. "Hi, I'm Sam! I grew up in Arkansas and moved to Boston 10 years ago, when I became a teacher for Boston Public Schools. I enjoy cooking, reading, and playing the piano."
What sorts of things would you like help with? *
Our volunteers don't typically help with things like heavy lifting or moving, but if there are other things we can help with, let us know here!
This is a helpful starting point, but we'll still reach out to you to nail down a specific date and time that works for both you and a volunteer.
Where did you hear about NeighborGood?
Please select all that apply.
Participant Agreement *