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Volunteer Opportunities

men and women in service for others

 There are many ways in which retired faculty can volunteer both at Boston College and in the surrounding community.  Listed below are a few of these opportunities.

If you have suggestions for other ways in which retired faculty might contribute their knowledge, expertise, and service, please contact the Web Manager to get them listed on this page.

To get involved with any of the activities listed below, contact the person listed.


 Retired faculty members can assist at the University Commencement in May by being a marshal, host, or hostess.  Host & Hostess Conact:  Rev. Terrence Devino, S.J..


Conversational Partners with International Graduate Students

 Many opportunities exist to host or mentor an international student.  For more information, contact: Rosemary Krawczyk

Weston Jesuit Visitation

Our Jesuit Community liaison leads members who wish to provide social interaction with retired or convalescent Jesuits residing at the Campion Health Center.  Contact : Fr. Joseph Duffy

SOAR 55 (Service Opportunities After Reaching 55)

SOAR 55 is a volunteer-connector organization for adults aged 55 and over who would like to share their professional and experience-based skills with local public and nonprofit organizations that need help in Newton and Metro West. Assignments range from tutoring children, mentoring college enrolled inmates, assuming leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, to management consulting.

SOAR 55, with more than 300 volunteers serving at 90 sites, offers a personalized, professional and unique approach to matching each individual with a rewarding and satisfying volunteer opportunity. 

Contact:  Karen Albert <>


New England Ignatian Volunteers are mature men and women, open to participating in a year-long spiritual development program, which includes service to the community.  Volunteers teach and mentor, do legal research, coach work-study students, help in soup kitchens and food pantries, locate resources for families and immigrants, offer administrative support to non-profit staff, assist with fund-raising and grant-writing, and provide companionship to recently released prisoners.  Volunteers commit to the equivalent of two days per week of service, over a ten month period; meet monthly with a spiritual director; participate in two days of reflection, one overnight retreat, and monthly meetings of the volunteers.  At these meetings, volunteers share their reflections and service experiences.  For information, contact Dave Hinchen, IVC Regional Director, 31 Fairview Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.  Their website is at