Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

Service Finder

Welcome to the Service Finder! Community Partners have posted openings and opportunities for which they are currently seeking volunteers. Search below for the right service experience for you!

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Volunteer at Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Activism & Advocacy

Health

Senior Adults

One-Time

Cambridge

The Walk To End Alzheimer’s is the largest annual fundraising and public awareness event for the Alzheimer’s Association. Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s by participating as a volunteer! Volunteers are needed to assist with Set Up, Walker Registration, Water Stations, Route Monitors, Promise Garden, Break Down and more! Various shifts are available. The Greater Boston Walk will take place at DCR’s North Point Park in Cambridge, MA on Sunday, September 23rd. Be a part of it! You can register to volunteer at: alzwalkmanh.org. ...

Become a tutor at Kennedy Academy!

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Ongoing

Fenway

Interested in volunteering? Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers is recruiting tutors for the 2018-19 school year! We are a college preparatory and vocational high school that believes all students can realize their dreams of entering health careers. Our school mission addresses the healthcare needs of underserved communities by increasing the representation of people of color in healthcare professions. We are a small, inclusive community with a holistic view of student learning and growth. To further support students’ individualized learning, we are looking for dedicated tutors/mentors for our after school program. Opportunities are available at both our campuses: – With 9th and 10th ...

Help Us Help Roxbury Community nonprofit

Activism & Advocacy

Administrative Support

Arts & Culture

Community Development & Outreach

Digital Media

Environmental

Financial Literacy

Food Justice

Health

Hunger/Homelessness

Marketing

Off-Campus

Other

Research/Development

Senior Adults

Special Events

Translation Services

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Tutoring/Teaching Adults

One-Time

Ongoing

Boston

Roxbury

Seeking up to 20 volunteers to help with one day of Service on Saturday, August 25 from 9:30am – 4:30pm can be done in 2-4 hour increments. All work is outdoors, and can include event staff, food serving, set up & break down of tents, chairs, tables, gardening and more. Celebrating our history and present progress, determining our future. UNLR is a small grassroots nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in Lower Roxbury and beyond. We are near Northeastern Campus. ...

ABCD Community Heroes Luncheon Event Assistance

Activism & Advocacy

Community Development & Outreach

Off-Campus

Special Events

One-Time

Dorchester

What: ABCD Community Heroes Luncheon – Help our Event team with the set-up and light break down. Volunteers will receive light refreshments. When: September 20, 2018 from 12pm – 5:30pm Where: the Thelma Burns Building, 575 Warren Street, Dorchester, MA # of Volunteers Needed: 10 Misc: The luncheon precedes ABCD’s annual Community Heroes Celebration held in October that highlights and celebrates Boston’s network of community organizers and advocates. ...

Hoop Dreams 2018 Event Assistance

Off-Campus

Special Events

Sports & Athletics

One-Time

West End

ABCD is looking for 10 volunteers to assist with our Hoop Dreams event setup on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at the TD Garden. The event in the evening is hosted by Celtics coach Brad Stevens, LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers, and sports writer and personality Bob Ryan. Companies compete in a basketball tournament on the Celtics court. Proceeds of the event support ABCD’s youth programs, which provide summer jobs, mentoring, skills training, and financial literacy education. We are looking for your group of 10 to assist us from 12:30 to 3:30pm to set up the locker rooms and volunteer rooms, the ...

2018 Roxbury Open Studios

Arts & Culture

Special Events

One-Time

Boston

Roxbury

The 2018 Roxbury Open Studios is looking for volunteers to provide support in making this year’s event a success! We have artist exhibits at several sites throughout the community and would greatly value the support of some amazing volunteers. Do you know of anyone that would be willing to volunteer with Roxbury Open Studios? Each shift will be 2 hours and will take place on either Saturday, October 6th and/or Sunday, October 7th. If you are interested and know of others who may be interested, please contact Lynda at lanamusedesigns@gmail.com or 617-`237-6851. ...

Help Elders Pay Thier Bills!

Activism & Advocacy

Disability Services

Hunger/Homelessness

Off-Campus

Other

Senior Adults

Academic Year: September - April

Ongoing

Allston/Brighton

Back Bay/South End

Beacon Hill

Boston

Charlestown

Chinatown

Dorchester

Downtown/Financial District

East Boston

Fenway

Hyde Park

Jamaica Plain

Mattapan

Mission Hill

North End

Roslindale

Roxbury

Seaport

South Boston

West End

West Roxbury

Contribute 2-3 hours per month – at a time that works best for YOU to help a low-income elder continue to live independently at home. This is a wonderful and very powerful volunteer-based program for vulnerable, low-income elders in the community whose mental or physical condition makes it difficult to carry out the routine task of money management. The mission of the program is to promote the dignity and autonomy of elders who do not have family or friends nearby who they can rely on. Volunteer bill payers have helped prevent evictions due to: non-payment of rent, loss of utility and phone service, premature placement of ...

Be a Friend to a Local Senior!

Senior Adults

Academic Year: September - April

Ongoing

Boston

Hyde Park

Jamaica Plain

Mattapan

Roslindale

West Roxbury

Visit an elder in his/her home to: Provide companionship, Relieve loneliness Share interests For some elders, this match-up program is one of the most important parts of their lives and they look forward to seeing their companion every week. During your visit you will often sit, talk and may play games, cards, read, open meal or take walks. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to get help seniors and make a difference! Times and hours are flexible and can fit into a busy schedule. Your friendship is needed ASAP! To apply please contact Volunteer Coordinator Miriam Michelson at mmichelson@ethocare.org or call: 617-522 6700 Ext 540 or ...

Ronald McDonald House Ambassador Program

Health

Off-Campus

Ongoing

Boston

Charlestown

Ronald McDonald House Charities provide housing for families with children receiving medical treatment in the area. The ambassador program has a point system, meaning you will be rewarded the more you help out! ...

Suicide Prevention 5k Looking For Volunteers

Health

Off-Campus

Special Events

Fall: September - December

One-Time

Allston/Brighton

Samaritans 20th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention is taking place on Saturday, September 29th at Artesani Park in Brighton. Our event would not be possible without the help of volunteers. We rely heavily on volunteers to ensure our event runs smoothly for all that attend. Each year, this event raises funds and awareness for Samaritans’ lifesaving services, including our 24/7 Helplines, Community Education and Outreach, and Grief Support Services for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. All of these services are available to members of our community free of charge. By volunteering your time, you help us ...

Camfield Tenants Association needs your help to make our annual Family Day Pig Roast on Saturday, August 18, a success! There will be a band, DJ, BBQ/Pig Roast, Pony Rides, Bounce House, Face Painting and much more! Three to four volunteers are needed to organize games for youth, distribute tickets and giveaways, and help ensure everything runs smoothly. Come get to know your neighbors — we are located very close to campus on Lenox Street, right off of Tremont St. ...

Bilingual Medical Escort Volunteer

Community Development & Outreach

Disability Services

Health

Senior Adults

Translation Services

Academic Year: September - April

Fall: September - December

One-Time

Ongoing

Short Series 3-5 Events

Spring: January - April

Summer 1: May - June

Summer 2: July - August

Week-Long Event

Allston/Brighton

Back Bay/South End

Beacon Hill

Boston

Brookline

Charlestown

Chinatown

Dorchester

Downtown/Financial District

East Boston

Fenway

Hyde Park

Jamaica Plain

Mattapan

Mission Hill

North End

Roxbury

Seaport

South Boston

West Roxbury

Why Medical Escorts? Age or disability can make it difficult for many elders to get to medical appointments. In addition, some may be isolated and have no one to help them arrive at appointments safely. The Medical Escort program provides a simple solution: caring volunteers who give both emotional support and door-through-door physical assistance at the level an elder needs. ...

SECHC Pediatrics Wellness Program

Health

Off-Campus

Special Events

Sports & Athletics

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Ongoing

Back Bay/South End

Boston

We are currently seeking volunteers for our Pediatric Wellness Department to help support with the programs that we offer during the summer time as well as during the school year in our after-school program. VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION: -Follow all of SECHC’s rules/guidelines for volunteers -Actively engage with youth -Serve as a positive role model for youth -Assist staff in implementing activities -Encourage youth to engage in all activities -Participate in activities with youth -Assist staff in supervising youth behavior -Redirect misbehavior -Report behavior management issues to staff OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM: The Pediatric Wellness Program seeks to provide all children with access to healthy extracurricular options, regardless of background or ability. After school ...

The Dudley Jazz Festival

Arts & Culture

Summer 2: July - August

Dorchester

Roxbury

This event will take place on Saturday,July 28,2018 at the Mary Hannon Playground, 613 Dudley St.,Dorchester,MA. The time of the event is 12pm-6pm.Volunteers are need from 9am till 7pm. Duties will include setting up before the event, managing the stage and working the information table during the event and breaking down after the event. ...

Rookie (Flag) Rugby in Roslindale

Off-Campus

Sports & Athletics

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Summer 2: July - August

Roslindale

Boston Parks & Recreation Department presents Rookie Rugby. Fallon Field 910 South Street, Roslindale, MA 02131 Starting July 17, 2018 to August 16, 2018 For 5 weeks, participants will learn the rugby skills as well as the safe, non-contact flag version. Rookie Rugby is the introductory version of the game Rugby in America. Participants will learn and compete in a simplified version of rugby played with flag belts. The rules and programs of Rookie Rugby tie together child development, healthy activity, fair play, and fun and safety. It is the official start of the player pathway for USA Rugby and is used in ...

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