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January 2017

Boston GLASS Program: Mentors, Support Groups, Empowerment

January 1 - December 31

Find your confidence with a diverse group of empowered youth! You are not alone. Discover who you can become through our community building programs, leadership development sessions, a 1:1 mentorship program, and free health services. Who are we?: Boston GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Adolescent Social Services) is a nonprofit organization that serves LGBTQQ youth of color between the age range of 13-25 years old. How can we help?: –Free Services: a drop in space, behavioral health services, community education,…

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Parental Stress Line Counselor

January 1 - December 31

Currently, PHP is seeking volunteer counselors to offer support and act as a listening ear for parents in crisis. Volunteers do not need prior counseling experience for this opportunity. Volunteers will be trained on crisis intervention and basic counseling techniques at our Watertown office. Once training is complete, calls may be taken at home or on a personal cell phone. As a Parental Stress Line Counselor, you will learn valuable counseling skills, meet other like-minded volunteers, and be able to…

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Butterfly Garden Volunteer

January 11 - December 31

  Volunteer in the butterfly exhibit at the Museum of Science!!   Butterfly Garden Volunteers receive training on content and informal education techniques. Volunteers initiate conversations with Museum guests and answer their questions on butterfly identification and biology. Volunteers staff three stations in the exhibit and rotate through these stations in the course of each shift. In addition to helping visitors explore the exhibit, volunteers also assist with traffic control and in insuring that butterflies do not escape or are…

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May 2017

Volunteer and Share Your Love of Books!

May 16 - August 31

Help foster a love of books and reading at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center by reading to children in their Pediatrics Department Waiting Room. Even if you have just 1 hour a week to read a book to a child waiting in the department, you can have a tremendous impact on that child. Reading with children, and their families, will serve to create an environment that promotes literacy and opens the door for providers to discuss the importance of…

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Volunteer as a Museum Educator or Farmers Market Tabler

May 20 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 3:00 pm

Why volunteer with us? We are at a very exciting new stage as an organization! In addition to our outreach education programs, we have partnered with The Peggy Notebart Nature museum in Chicago and are currently housing their Weather and Climate exhibit until mid summer. We’re looking for volunteers to support our continuing growth of the museum. What we’re looking for: Commitment to 1 full shift per month, preference will be given to those who can do more than 1…

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Make a Difference This Summer- Help Others Make a Home

May 22 - August 31

Summer and weekends are great times to help others make a home. The need for Household Good’s services by donors and clients doesn’t take a break during the summer or on weekends. Spend some time at Household Goods and make a difference for a family in need. Many shifts available, especially on weekends. Assist donors with furniture and small items. Assist clients as they choose items that help them make a home. From truck crews to client assistants, office support…

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Fundraising Volunteer for New Beginnings Wellesley Hills Inc.

May 24 - August 31

  New Beginnings Wellesley Hills is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our mission is to help adults who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. We are in need of a sincere, open-hearted individual with expertise in: Fundraising to improve sustainability and Raising community awareness of our existence and raise a desire in the community to help. We look forward to hearing from you soon about your desire to become part of our team This position is primarily virtual…

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Divorce Support Group Facilitator Volunteer

May 24 - August 31

New Beginnings Wellesley Hills is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our mission is to help adults who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. We are looking for 2 volunteers to serve as co-facilitators for our Divorce Support Group. Responsibilities Agree to one-year commitment Honor statement of confidentiality Honor facilitator guidelines Assist in clean up of room after group Provide feedback on appropriate activities for next session Coordinate with co-facilitator when unable to attend Raise community awareness of our…

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Volunteer ESOL Teacher

May 29 - August 31

Do you have a heart for low-income urban populations? Are you interested in the Chinese immigrant community of Boston? ACCESS Adult Basic Education Program is seeking for mature volunteer ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher for the summer morning and evening classes. Chinese bilingual is preferred for lower level classes.

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June 2017

Volunteer at Horizons for Homeless Children

June 27 - December 31

Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking volunteers to play with children living in family homeless shelters in the Northeast region of Massachusetts, including shelters in Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill, Amesbury, Gloucester, Salem, Peabody, Lynn, Revere, and Malden. There are also opportunities across the state. A commitment of 2 hours per week for 6 months is required. Some daytime hours are available but shifts are primarily evening hours, Monday through Thursday. Trainings are held on an ongoing basis across the state if…

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Volunteer at New England Aquarium

June 27 - December 31

HIGHEST NEED: Weekday Availability. Volunteers are required to be able to commit to a fixed schedule of the same, consistent day each week for no less than six months. Volunteer behind the scenes at the New England Aquarium! Collect water samples from various marine mammal, penguin and fish exhibits. Assist with the chemical & microbiological analysis of those and other water samples under the supervision of the water quality technical staff. Volunteer will be utilizing several techniques to analyze fresh…

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Volunteer with Toddlers and Preschoolers at East End House

June 27 - August 31

Position Purpose: At East End House, we strive to provide engaging, hands-on, and fun learning experiences for our youngest learners! Childcare volunteers assist staff members taking children on walks and to the playgrounds in nice weather, helping set up meals and snacks, reading to kids, and playing with them in small groups. Young children benefit greatly from one-on-one interactions from a caring adult, and volunteers engage with young children and support their development in interpersonal skills, literacy, and vocabulary. Logistics:…

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Exhibit Hall Interpretation Volunteer at Museum of Science

June 27 - August 31

The Exhibit Interpretation Program offers hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences for Museum visitors throughout the Exhibit Halls. Our goal is to engage visitors in investigations that encourage them to develop the skills of scientific inquiry, engineering design, and mathematics. Volunteers in the Exhibit Interpretation Program help support a variety of programs within the department. For starters, volunteers may find themselves guiding visitors as they examine fossils or animal skulls, investigate the properties of sound, explore invisible light with an infrared camera,…

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Lanscape Architect Volunteer at Charles River Valley

June 27 - August 31

Opportunity Overview The Trustees was founded in 1891 by landscape architect Charles Eliot (a student and associate of Fredrick Law Olmstead) to protect the best of the Massachusetts landscape for the enjoyment of the public. Carrying on in this tradition, the Charles River Valley Management Unit is seeking talented and experienced individuals with a background in landscape architecture to have a lasting impact on the physical character of our reservations. Individuals should be licensed within their field, and be able…

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Story Time Volunteer at Powisset Farm

June 29 @ 9:30 am - August 31 @ 11:30 pm

Story Time Volunteer – Powisset Farm Opportunity Overview Story time is an enjoyable social and educational activity that encourages interaction and listening skills for children of all ages through sharing stories. The sessions contribute to social and language development in children of all ages and promote reading as enjoyable and fun. The role may be shared by more than one volunteer. Responsibilities * Prepare and run a regular Story Time session with The Trustees staff guidance * Welcome children and…

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July 2017

Harvest Volunteer – Weir River Farm

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - October 31 @ 4:00 pm

Opportunity Overview If you love being outdoors, we could use some extra hands to help us harvest crops. We are currently looking for a few enthusiastic people who share our love of Weir River Farm to assist us on Tuesday and/or Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., between July and October. No prior experience required. Responsibilities * Safely and properly harvest vegetables * Maintain communication with the farm staff * Log volunteer hours Qualifications * Able to work…

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Boston Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer

July 5 - August 31

The Boston MRC is looking for people who live, work, or go to school in the City of Boston and who are interested in helping make their community healthy, safe, and prepared. Boston MRC volunteers can serve in a variety of roles, including administering flu vaccines at City Hall, providing patient tracking, particpating in full-scale mock emergency exercises, supporting shelter operations, and much, much more! Plus, we offer tons of free classes and trainings in emergency preparedness. So, what are…

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Volunteer Reader Needed Help a Blind Neighbor

July 5 - December 31

There might be a blind adult in your neighborhood who can use your help with reading mail. Together you’ll go through the mail, and the consumer (the person you’re helping) will tell you which things you can toss. There might be a form to fill out or a party invitation that needs a response. You also might help to organize a pile of paperwork that the consumer can no longer read. Occasionally we get a request for a volunteer to…

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August 2017

Education Services Program Volunteer/Intern

August 21 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Education Services Program Assistant role offers a wonderful opportunity for someone interested in immigration and social justice issues to become part of a team of people dedicated to helping immigrants integrate smoothly into their new communities. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a positive difference in the lives of many immigrants and to learn new skills and to gain a deep appreciation for a diverse range of cultures. The role involves providing support for the Education…

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Volunteer/Intern with Blue Hills Healthy Families

August 31, 2017 - August 31, 2018

Health Imperatives is seeking a part-time volunteer or an undergraduate intern for our Healthy Families program located in Weymouth, MA. Healthy Families is a home-based family support and coaching program that supports young, first-time parents and helps them create stable, nurturing environments for their children. Home visitors teach parents about proper baby care, promote nurturing and attachment, practice effective parenting skills, and ensure parents have a solid understanding of healthy child development. Our home visitors encourage and counsel parents on…

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September 2017

Volunteer for Heart Walk with American Heart Association!

September 9

Our Mission: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke The Boston Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event in the Greater Boston Area, bringing together about 10,000 people from the community each year. The event raises money to fund cardiovascular research and education, advocate for health, and save lives.  By focusing on creating a culture of health, the AHA is striving to reach our 2020 impact goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by…

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Volunteer at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 16 - September 24

Join Us At The Walk! The Walk To End Alzheimer’s is the largest annual fundraising and public awareness event for the Alzheimer’s Association. We hold 9 Walks in Massachusetts and 3 Walks in New Hampshire over two weekends in September. Volunteers are key to the success of the Walks and we need you to join our volunteer team! We need volunteer support in a variety of areas including, Set Up, Registration, Water Stops and Break Down. Massachusetts Walk Locations: Andover,…

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Three Squares NE Ride for Food

September 24

On Sunday, September 24th Team Community Council will take to the roads of Dedham, Needham, Dover and beyond for the 5th year to raise funds for the Council Food Pantry and raise awareness of hunger in your community. In 2016, more than 350 riders supported 18 food pantries and food delivery agencies in the Greater Boston area. The regional goal for 2017 is to raise $500,000. Registration opens May 1, 2017. You can help make a major difference! Join as a team rider, volunteer and/or fundraiser. Be on…

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