Worcester Housing Authority

Be a volunteer at the WHA

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 your group is interested in volunteering time to help our residents, there are a wide range of things that they might do. 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.

  • Interior hallways
  • Outside benches
  • Playground equipment
  • Exterior walls
  • 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.

  • Edging and weeding flower beds
  • Planting flowers
  • Picking up litter
  • Cleaning debris and weeds from waterways

Working with Residents

Working with seniors or residents in our mixed population communities can be very rewarding.

  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking classes
  • Language instruction

Sparkle Program

At our senior communities, we want to keep every part of the building fresh. We can always use volunteers to help us.

  • Washing common area windows
  • Sweeping and mopping rear stairways
  • Cleaning elevators

Computers and Technology

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.

  • Basic internet use and social media (e.g. Facebook)
  • Computer literacy

Afterschool Homework Center

The WHA operates two separate homework centers for young people. Our children could always use individual attention with their school work.

  • Tutoring in Math and English
  • Help with homework
  • SAT prep
For more information contact our Resident Services Office at  508-635-3364

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