Residents 60 years and older, who have an annual adjusted gross income of $36,531 or less, ($54,797 or less for a couple), work off in a Town Department up to $1000 in property taxes a year at a rate of $11 an hour. A maximum of 35 people may participate. Work must be completed by the end of November of each year.
How to Participate
Fill out the Application for Participation and Confidential Financial Data Sheet. Submit the forms to: Helen MacMellon, Program Director/Social Worker, Senior Center 70 Boltwood Walk Amherst, MA 01002
Applications are available from Helen MacMellon/Program Director/Social Worker at the Amherst Senior Center or by downloading from the Town website.
Financial eligibility reviewed by Helen MacMellon, Program Director/Social Worker of the Senior Center.
Applicant notified of acceptance and an initial interview is scheduled with Helen MacMellon to review available jobs and to set up departmental interviews.
Applicant interviews with the town department. If hired, applicant works at mutually agreed-upon schedule. If not hired, applicant returns to Helen MacMellon for a new departmental referral.