Community Service Organizations
Please note: the list below is meant as a guide only, not an exhaustive list of opportunities. To submit additions to this list, please email Graduate Student Services.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) in Boston, a non-profit food rescue organization on a mission to stop food waste and help feed the hungry. With the help of volunteers, RLC collects leftover/surplus food from partner restaurants or grocers and deliver it to local shelters on a daily basis. As food rescuers, volunteers offer the restaurant or grocer a hassle-free alternative to throwing away food while simultaneously offering the shelter a food donation right at their doorstep. RLC is currently working to expand efforts in the Boston area and are looking to recruit more volunteers.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Boston-specific information and to sign-up to volunteer
The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter addresses ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) through support groups, patient care, fundraising, and awareness educational programs.
Apply through website by clicking the link above.
The Boston Earned Income Credit Tax Coalition is comprised of 22 community organizations that provide free tax preparation to low and moderate income Boston residents. Multiple volunteer positions are available during tax season, including tax preparers, intake screeners and credit advisors. All volunteers receive training and do not need tax experience.
Career Collaborative works to end poverty for working-class families by helping adults get and succeed in valuable jobs. Volunteer opportunities including helping individuals prepare for job interviews. Please fill out an application online at the link above, and then contact Katie Bergeron directly.
Contact: Katie Bergeron
Phone: (617) 424-6616
Chill is a nonprofit learn-to-ride snowboarding program for underserved youth. Each year, they take hundreds of youth to the ski slopes and provide them with everything they need to learn to ride. Chill uses board sports to motivate youth to accomplish goals they never thought they could, while teaching them some of the most important lessons in life about patience, persistence, responsibility, courage, respect and pride. Chill is looking for volunteers to help in the snow with teaching the children as well as assistance in running events.
Contact: Lauren DiGeronimo
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses who are unable to shop or cook for themselves.The following volunteering opportunities are available to meet individual schedules, time constraints and interests: Kitchen Volunteers, Van Volunteers, Saturday Delivery Volunteers, Special Events, and Seasonal Opportunities.
Contact: Malissa Harmon or Ashley Boyd
Phone: (617) 522-7777, extension 227 or 228
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English for New Bostonians strives to increase access to high-quality English learning language opportunities for adult immigrants. ENB is seeking volunteers to help facilitate classes for young adults (target ages 16-30) that will increase their digital literacy and English communication skills.
Contact: Fernando Martinez
Phone: (617) 982-6860
G-Row Boston (Girls-Row Boston) is the first rowing and relationship building program designed specifically for girls in the Boston public schools. G-Row builds girls' strength and confidence, and also aims to diversify the traditionally exclusive sport of rowing.
G-Row Boston provides girls with a once-in-lifetime opportunity: to learn to row and compete on the Charles River. The girls practice three to four days per week throughout the school year to develop new skills including on-water rowing and racing and leadership skills development. The program also provides mentors, an academic support program, and college advising through a partnership with The Bottom Line. Volunteer opportunities for G'Row's tutoring sessions are also available.
Contact: Alice Taggart, BC MBA'06
Phone: (617) 513-0090
GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts's mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Business-related programs include “From Badge to Business” and “How to Become a Successful Businesswoman."
The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, and one of the largest food banks in the country. They distribute more than 25 million pounds of food annually to a network of more than 600 member hunger-relief agencies.
Phone: (617) 427-5200, extension 5096
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND
Junior Achievement educates and inspires kids to value free enterprise, business, and economics. Topics include personal finance, entrepreneurship, classroom facilitation, and job information. Individual and Group opportunities are available.
Contact: Julie Cabral, Senior Education Manager - Boston Area
Phone: (781) 373-1170, extension 23
Learn To Earn (LTE) is a Computer Science and Technology remote training program that provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of web development with a specialization in WordPress. Students will learn how to create effective and strategically sound websites for real-world clients.
LTE’s classes take place on Saturdays at 4pm to 5pm (EAT time) with volunteers who rotate through and teach multiple topics. LTE connects business and technology mentors with eager learners who have passed prerequisite testing in numerous technical and business fields (from basic to advanced levels).
Contact: Israel Kloss
Through entrepreneurship education, NFTE helps young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity. NFTE is currently looking for volunteers to serve a variety of roles. Guest speakers are needed to speak about entrepreneurship and/or business-related topics. Business Plan Coaches are needed to work one-on-one with students while they are writing their business plans. Alumni Business Mentors are needed to work with alumni of NFTE who are interested in starting or growing their business.
Contact: Jacqueline Orr
Phone: (781) 239-5863
NOTE: Group volunteer programs sponsored by the Carroll School, such as Invest N Kids, do not require individual form submission, as participation is already tracked for these programs.