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April 2017

Run with TUGG

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to run a marathon? We are calling Boston tech’s Founders and CEOs to join our 2017 Boston Marathon team! Inquire About TUGG’s Marathon Team At TUGG, we turn John Hancock’s charity bib program on its head. Most nonprofits use the Marathon as a money making proposition. Instead, at TUGG we raise the funding for our runners, $10k each, which is then directly granted to the TUGG portfolio nonprofit of their choice. Our team of CEO and…

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What I Make: 2017

April 22

WhatIMake: 2017 is a daylong creative event hosted by Miranda’s Hearth at Lesley University on April 22, 2017. Morning: Inspirational Speakers. Afternoon: Hands-on Workshops. Evening: Party! We are searching for the best and most interesting presenters for WhatIMake: 2017. What do you want to learn to make?   Nominate someone you know could make an impact. We are looking for makers in the broadest sense who are skilled at both speaking and teaching and can help build a sense of…

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Kids Cooking Green Fresh Fruit Smoothie Class

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Sign up for a free class at Whole Foods Market! Students learn about healthy eating, and then compete in small group teams to create the best tasting fruit Smoothie, using local fruits, yogurt and 100% juices. Ready… set… buzz that blender. The class is open to kids ages 8+. Parents, to sign up your child click here!

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Volunteer to Speed Mock Interview with H.E.L.P

April 28 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

The Human Services Employment Ladder Program (H.E.L.P.) is an eight week Human Services training program that prepares participants to become entry-level Direct Support Professionals in the field of Human Services. Speed mock interviewing is just like speed dating, a series of 4 minute interviews. We provide all the questions and volunteers will be supervised by Goodwill staff. If interested in volunteering for this event, sign up here!

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Run of the Charles: Boston’s Premier Paddling Race

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Don’t miss the biggest and best canoe and kayak event in New England! The 35th anniversary of the Run of the Charles: Boston’s Premier Paddling Race celebrates the Charles River Watershed Association’s 52 years of improvements to the health, beauty and enjoyment of the Charles River and its tributaries. Kick off the paddling season on April 30, 2017 with the 35th Run of the Charles: Boston’s Premier Paddling Race. As CRWA’s signature event, the Run of the Charles is the largest flat-bottomed boat race…

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May 2017

ArtWeek Boston with Friends of Fort Point

May 1 - May 7

The Artist’s Approach to User Experience Monday, May 1, 6-8pm LogMeIn, 333 Summer Street, Fort Point A young artist and illustrator finds their way to a career in user experience design and development, somewhat sideways. Their mistakes and wins are those of someone who approaches the usability in software from the perspective of someone whose first love is making art. Whether you’re an artist looking to better understand UX, or a UX designer/developer looking to better understand artists… or if…

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Volunteer to serve meals with Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center

May 1 - May 31

Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center is looking for groups to volunteer in the Meals Program! To book a time for your team to give back, contact Tammy Blocker at 617-236-1012. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Groups are encouraged to sign up for lunch or dinner shifts. Thursday night dinners are from 5:30 pm – 8 pm and Tuesday – Friday lunches from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. We can reserve space for groups of up to 6 people. Group size…

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Support Youth Impacted by Foster Care: Be a Mentor!

May 2

Silver Lining Mentoring is currently in need of dedicated, caring adults to become Life Skills Mentors to youth with foster care experience. You don’t need a special background to be a mentor, just a desire to be a supportive, consistent presence to a young adult who needs stable support as they develop life skills. They are currently looking for male mentors and mentors of color to be matched with young people so that we can give our youth the support…

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5th Annual BlocTalk

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for the 5th Annual BlocTalk! BlocTalk brings together the Greater Boston community (and beyond) for a day of personal and professional development workshops focused on the vibrant social sector! You will have the opportunity to meet inspiring social entrepreneurs and learn new skills! REGISTER TODAY! This year’s workshops include presentations from: The StartingBloc Fellowship StartingBloc is a Fellowship of leaders crafting a future that works for all beings. The Startingbloc Community includes over 2,500 Fellows across the globe.…

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Solidarity for All 5K

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Solidarity for All 5k is a first time event taking place on Sunday, May 7 in Everett, MA. The event will begin at the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center, 47 Elm Street, in Everett. The event is designed to celebrate diversity in our community. Proceeds from the race will be donated to LUMA (Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts), who have been serving the local immigrant community since 2002.   Run or walk with us! Register online at:   Volunteers are…

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Paws 4 A Cure Celebration & Charity Walk

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Paws 4 A Cute at their 10th Anniversary Celebration & Charity Walk on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1:00 in Wakefield, MA or in your home town as a satellite walker. Support Paws 4 A Cure by registering for the walk. Gather your other animal loving friends to join you and help promote this organization. Proceeds from the event will be distributed directly to veterinary hospitals to assist families throughout the United States who cannot afford urgently needed treatment for…

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Volunteer at Advocacy Day

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join  as our Advocates stand up, speak out and share their story. We are looking for volunteers to help with registration and to act as greeters for our Advocates who will be gathering at the State House on May 11th to support the passage of several bills that will improve the quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer’s.

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Building Impact’s 5th Annual NonGala

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our annual NonGala honors and recognizes our most socially responsible partnerships through the Impact Awards, while raising funds for Building Impact’s volunteer programming. Together, we will extend Building Impact’s reach in Boston and beyond and maximize our impact in the community. In addition to a formal ceremony and networking, the NonGala uniquely offers on site micro-volunteering during which attendees will have the opportunity to volunteer while simultaneously learning about various local nonprofits that are beneficiaries of Building Impact’s programming. Building…

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2017 NAMIWalks Massachusetts

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

As NAMIWalks Massachusetts celebrates its 14th anniversary, you are invited to take part in the largest and most successful mental health awareness, stigma-busting and fundraising event of the NAMIWalks campaigns throughout the country. Join the movement to raise awareness of mental health conditions and raise funds for their mission to help individuals and families right here in in Massachusetts. To register for the event click here or to volunteer for the event fill out this form here!

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6th Annual 2017 CHELSEA CHASE 5K

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Boys and Girls Club of Boston at their 6th Annual Chelsea Chase 5K! The race begins at Dockside at 10 AM, with runners & walkers traveling along and through Admiral’s Hill, by the Police Station, under the Tobin, and back to the Dockside. This race has really become a wonderful community event, and so many neighbors have come out to support, by cheering on runners, posting encouraging signs (especially up that long hill under the Tobin!), playing music…

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Love Your Block Volunteer Event

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for Love Your Block!   Help us beautify Upham’s Corner in Dorchester for our annual cleanup sponsored by the City of Boston & Upham’s Corner Main Street. All volunteers will get a FREE t-shirt and lunch. It’s a great chance to give back and explore Dorchester. All volunteers must register online.   Upham’s Corner Main Street is a non-profit creating a thriving multi-cultural business and entertainment district in Dorchester. For more info check our website.   Thanks, Nicole Chandler UCMS…

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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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Run the Esplanade 5k Sunset Run

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On the evening of Thursday, May 18th, the Esplanade Association will once again host the Esplanade 5K race along the pathways of the Esplanade at sunset. This race is a fun event for the whole family– dogs welcome too! Pre-race activities include registration and a guided stretching class. Post race activities will feature an awards presentation (with prizes!) and samples from local vendors. You don’t want to miss out – register for the event here!

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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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Volunteer at the Fast and Furriest 5k

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join One Brick Boston for their second annual Fast and Furriest 5K: Run. Walk. Wag, on May 21, 2017 at Assembly Row in Somerville! Whether you walk, run, or wag your way along the scenic route near the Mystic River, with every step you take you’ll be making a difference for thousands of animals in need. All funds raised will benefit the animals served by the MSPCA-Angell in its adoption centers, hospitals, and programs. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING: Volunteers are…

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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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2017 Run to Remember Boston

May 27 - May 28

The Boston Police Department and Boston Police Runner’s Club invite you to the 13th running of Run To Remember Boston on Sunday, May 28, 2017.  Run To Remember Boston is a half marathon or 5 mile run through historic downtown Boston. Number pick up and Sports and Fitness expo is Saturday May 27th. The race start and the Expo will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. Honor all 1st Responders killed in the line of duty by…

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Help Adult Students Write Science Research Papers

May 29 - August 18

Help students in JVS’s Adult Diploma Program prepare for and write science research papers on a deadly disease. Tutoring takes place during science class on Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30-3:00. Volunteer must commit to both days each week to provide consistency to the teacher and students. Requirements: Must be able to attend both classes each week Confidence with standard grammar rules Strong online research techniques Knowledge of MLA format Basic understanding of diseases such as heart disease, AIDS and cancer Some…

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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 for Open House Festival

June 3 - June 4

Celebrate architecture and design! For one weekend only, June 3-4, the BSA Foundation presents the 2017 Common Boston festival of architecture and design, an open invitation to discover, explore, and experience some of the most significant spaces and places throughout Greater Boston. During this festival, more than 55 sites throughout Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline open their doors to the public for exploration and appreciation. Register now to volunteer for Common Boston! In addition to having a chance to explore…

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Deliver flowers and spend time with your older volunteers

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

You’re just in time for June! Deliver flowers and visit with an elder through the Friendship & Flowers program. We visit folks who live independently and in assisted living facilities. Each elder has something unique to share and offer and is looking forward to saying hey! How can you participate in Friendship and Flowers? This opportunity is offered on the second Saturday of each month. You can sign up for just one time- or as many months as you would…

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Share Our Strength’s 29th Annual Taste of the Nation

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

About Boston’s Taste of the Nation Every year, the country’s best chefs, sommeliers and mixologists join together with one goal in mind: end childhood hunger in America by supporting Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry presented by Citi and Sysco®. In Boston, Honorary Chef Chairs Jody Adams, Joanne Chang, Andy Husbands and Tony Maws will lead Boston’s best chefs in a night of sips and bites to benefit Share Our Strength’s work to end childhood hunger in Massachusetts…

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Local Sustainable Economies Conference

June 7 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 10:00 pm

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is excited to present the Local Sustainable Economies Conference at Northeastern University in Boston, MA from June 7 until June 9, 2017. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DORM RESERVATIONS The conference is intended for small and local business leaders as well as advocates who are committed to building a local, green and fair economy. The conference will focus on action as it guides participants through engaging material that results in real, attainable ideas and solutions…

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Volunteer at Innovation in Upham’s Corner

June 20

Upham’s Corner Main Street is looking for 12 awesome volunteers to help out June 20th who can help out for their fundraiser called “Innovation in Upham’s Corner.” The roles include: Greeter Registration Photo booth assistant Event setup Food servers Floater The fundraiser is a community event featuring great food, music, and people. By volunteering, you get to network, enjoy the event, and give back. UCMS’s mission is to create a thriving multi-cultural business and entertainment center. Please complete the Google Form…

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Volunteer at Boston Corporate Sponsorship Summit

June 21 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Center for Nonprofit Learning is seeking volunteers for its upcoming Boston Corporate Sponsorship Summit taking place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Corporate Fundraising Summit is a one-day event which brings together nonprofit professionals to learn more about corporate sponsorship and how to obtain them. Our volunteers greet, register participants and speakers when they arrive, act as breakout room hosts, check-in hosts, etc. The atmosphere is collegial and you will be able to meet many new people at the…

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NAIOP’s 29th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament

June 22 @ 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

NAIOP is excited to announce that Boston’s signature CRE charity golf event, is relocating to The International! If you haven’t played there yet, it is a golfer’s paradise that features two award-winning 18-hole golf courses, including The Pines, designed by Robert Trent Jones. This will not be a year to miss! Participation will be limited, so sign up early and join NAIOP in helping Heading Home by sponsoring and playing in the 29th Annual Tournament. New sponsorship levels have been added, along with the option…

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US Senior Open volunteers needed in support of Make-A-Wish MA & RI

June 26 - July 2

Do you enjoy watching golf and volunteering to raise money for our wish granting program? Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island has been invited to participate as a charity partner at the 2017 U.S. Senior Open at Salem Country Club in Peabody, MA. What is the 2017 U.S. Senior Open? The 38th U.S. Senior Open to be held June 26 – July 2, 2017, at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass., will feature a field of 156 of the world’s best…

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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

Volunteer Receptionist at American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

July 3 - July 6

We are looking for volunteer receptionists! We are seeking an energetic, task-oriented individual to help in maintaining our reception area. They will be the first point of contact for all guest inquiries. Available Shifts: Mondays: 8am-10am & 10am-12pm Tuesdays: 9am-11:30am (every other week), 12pm-4pm & 3-5pm Thursdays: 9am-11am & 3-5pm Duties & Responsibilities: Greet patients, family members, medical professional and the general public in a professional, courteous and friendly manner. Provide clerical and administrative support to the Hope Lodge staff…

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Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

July 4 @ 3:30 pm - July 18 @ 6:30 pm

General Job Description: A wonderful opportunity for you to help those in need living in the South Shore area by assisting customers and donors in our food pantry. Duties include: Prepare food bags for distribution to clients according to the individual need of each client and client family Provide quality customer service to those needing our assistance Must be able to be on your feet for at least 2 hrs straight and must be able to lift at least 10…

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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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Taste of Cambridge Volunteers Needed!

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Join us in producing the 15th Annual Taste of Cambridge on Tuesday, July 11, 2017! Each year foodies descend upon the Taste of Cambridge to sample the delicious, creative, healthy and award-winning cuisine that comprises our city – one of the most widely recognized restaurant destinations in the area. We need a lot of help to make this event a greater success each year! Please sign-up for the volunteer time and job slots where you think you will be most…

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Volunteer at Cafe Pride

July 12

Volunteers needed for a Cafe Pride! Are you looking for a monthly volunteer opportunity to bring smiles to seniors? Volunteer for Cafe Pride, a monthly supper club for older LGBT people of color and their friends! This meal site brings a hot meal and a socialization to seniors every month. We need your help to keep this Cafe going! Come socialize and help serve nutritious meals for seniors! Location: Harriet Tubman House at United End Settlements (USES) – 566 Columbus…

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Volunteer at WGBH’s FunFest

July 14 @ 9:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm

The WGBH FUNFEST, a day of ice cream and music, returns Saturday, July 15 from 10am-4pm at WGBH Studios in Brighton. This fun-filled community event will feature ice cream from some of your favorite local vendors and live music performances by family-friendly artists. Kids will have the chance to play carnival games, jump in moon bounces, get their face painted, and interact with some of their favorite PBS characters! Volunteering during FUNFEST is a great way to get involved in…

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Volunteer at Girls Rock Boston

July 16 - July 22

Girls Rock Boston is a week long summer program for girls ages 8 to 17 working to empower girls and encourage positive self esteem through music education and performance. During each session, girls receive instrument instruction, form a band, write an original song, and perform at a sold out rock venue- in just one week. Girls Rock Campaign Boston and Ladies Rock Camp Boston Sessions are 100% Volunteer run! We offer a variety of positions for both musical and non-musical…

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August 2017

Run the 2017 Falmouth Road Race for The Samfund

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you always wanted to run the Falmouth Road Race or know someone that does? Don’t want to take your chance on the Random Selection Process? Want to raise funds for young adults who are struggling financially because of cancer? Team Samfund is currently recruiting runners for its 2017 team! Applications can be found here and will be accepted until spots are full.   About The Samfund The Samfund is the first and largest nonprofit organization in the United States…

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Volunteer at Fort Point Festival

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate summer in Fort Point by volunteering at the Fort Point Festival! Help us make the Fort Point Festival a destination event for the City of Boston. Fill out this form and we’ll get back to you no later than August 10. Each shift will last approximately 3 hours and in exchange for your time, volunteers will receive: -Free admission to the EAT event (restaurant sampling) -Fort Point Festival T-Shirt -Invite to the exclusive Fort Point Festival after party What…

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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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