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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Middle/High School Tutor (Off-Campus)

Off-Campus

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Spring: January - April

Dorchester

Codman Academy Charter Public School is seeking Math and Humanities Tutors to provide individualized instruction to students in grades 7-10. If you are interested in becoming an educator, working as a Tutor is a great way to sharpen your teaching skills while getting to know the inner workings of schools. Tutors must be available to work on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday cycle, from the week of January 27 to the week of April 27. Volunteer Tutors receive a complimentary Charlie Card to cover transportation, and may be eligible for Service-Learning credit! To apply: Fill out our online application at bit.ly/CodmanTutor ...

Mentoring or Tutoring Opportunities!

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Academic Year: September - April

Fall: September - December

Spring: January - April

Boston

Jamaica Plain

At Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), we could not do our work without the help of our amazing volunteers. If you are interested in joining the HSTF team as a volunteer, please apply online via the link below. All details listed below are subject to change. Volunteers are contacted within one week to schedule a phone interview and determine if there is a fit. If you have questions about volunteer opportunities at HSTF, just ask! Contact Joél Mora, our Education Programs Manager, at joel@hydesquare.org or (617) 524-8303 x313. Long-term Volunteer Opportunities: Mentors: Mentors will expose youth in grades 8-12 to a wide variety ...

Food Pantry Assistance – Packing and/or Distributing

Community Development & Outreach

Food Justice

Ongoing

Boston

Roxbury

I.M.S.O. Food Pantry, needs your help with preparing, packing and distributing food bags for the food pantry program. Whatever time or support you can provide is appreciated. Each month the pantry serves more than 400 families, elderly, refugee, and the indigent, Muslim and non-Muslim. IMSO is supported by community donations, the Greater Boston Food Bank and the absolute needed volunteer efforts. VOLUNTEER TIMES/DUTIES: Every second Sunday of the month we distribute and need a few packers a day or two before, and the third Saturday of every month at least ten volunteers could be used and certainly appreciated. LOCATION: Packing Location (2nd Sunday) Mosque for the ...

Sitters Without Borders

Community Development & Outreach

Off-Campus

Fall: September - December

Spring: January - April

Summer 1: May - June

Allston/Brighton

Back Bay/South End

Cambridge

Dorchester

Mattapan

Mission Hill

Outside of Boston

Roxbury

South Boston

South Shore

SWOB is a first of its kind in the country! It’s a unique solution to a larger and deeper problem in society. SWOB is committed to providing safe and affordable evening childcare to low-income parents who are eager to pursue their education. With the help of our qualified, trained volunteer sitters, we aim to help families reach their educational goals by providing safe and free/affordable in-home babysitting. Sitters Without Borders, inc. (“SWOB”) provides free evening babysitting sessions to low-income parents enrolled in an evening college or certificate program.. Our target demographic is low-income single parents. Our operations rely on experienced, trained, ...

Volunteer Mentor for Silver Lining Mentoring

Community Development & Outreach

Special Events

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Academic Year: September - April

Fall: September - December

Ongoing

Allston/Brighton

Back Bay/South End

Boston

Cambridge

Chinatown

Dorchester

East Boston

Fenway

Hyde Park

Jamaica Plain

Mattapan

Metro West

Mission Hill

North End

Outside of Boston

Quincy

Roslindale

Roxbury

South Boston

West End

West Roxbury

Silver Lining Mentoring empowers youth in foster care to flourish through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. It is the only mentoring organization focused on the unique needs of youth in foster care. Silver Lining’s volunteer mentors are often the only adult in the kids lives who are not paid to spend time with them. Be a mentor! Black, Latinx, multiracial, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply! Join our Community Lend professional skills to a short-term project Assist at an event Join the Board of Directors or Board of Ambassadors Share our impact Host a fundraiser for Silver Lining Mentoring Host a ...

Food Rescue Volunteers Needed

Community Development & Outreach

Environmental

Food Justice

Health

Hunger/Homelessness

Other

Ongoing

Back Bay/South End

Beacon Hill

Boston

Cambridge

Chinatown

Dorchester

Downtown/Financial District

Fenway

Jamaica Plain

Metro West

Mission Hill

North End

Outside of Boston

Roslindale

Roxbury

Seaport

Somerville

South Boston

West End

West Roxbury

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides a platform for volunteers to recover excess food from businesses and transport to nearby human service agencies who serve those in need. Each rescue averages 45 minutes of time and feeds about 40 people! Choose from rescues in the Greater Boston Area that are commutable via walk, public transportation or vehicle. Proof of volunteering activities for school credit or resume use is available upon request. ...

Boston Children’s Hospital – Blood and Platelet Donation

Health

Off-Campus

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

Boston

Fenway

The Boston Children’s Hospital Blood Donor Center is an independent collection facility serving the needs of the pediatric patients in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area. Established in 1958 primarily to provide fresh blood for the new field of open heart surgery, we now supply virtually all of the blood and blood products used at Boston Children’s Hospital. Our mission is to maintain a safe supply of blood and platelet products for the treatment of our patients. Our Blood Donor Center is open: Tuesday 9:30-7:30 Wednesday 8:30-7:00 Thursday 8:30-7:00 Friday 7:00- 4:30 Sunday 7:30-3:00 We are always in need of Blood and Platelet Donations. There is no substitute for ...

Hanging Holiday Window Posters

Community Development & Outreach

One-Time

Mission Hill

Mission Hill Main Streets needs help hanging this year’s holiday posters inside storefront windows. There are less than 50 of these that need to be installed. They are lightweight board, with a bow and hanger that need to be suspended from a plastic hook that sticks to the inside of the window. I am looking at two afternoons to do this – Nov. 21 and 22 from 1-3pm; there are enough stores that it will take two afternoons. ...

Friendsgiving – Looking for Volunteers!

Arts & Culture

Community Development & Outreach

Food Justice

Health

Off-Campus

Other

Special Events

One-Time

Fenway

Fenway CDC and Hallkeen Management are hosting Friendsgiving on Saturday, November 23. This is a FREE community event! Enjoy a FREE delicious Thanksgiving meal with fellow Fenway neighbors and families, enjoy live holiday tunes from a Berklee band, and an artful meditation workshop as well! The Friendsgiving event will be on Saturday, November 23 from 2pm-4pm at the Morville House Community Room (100 Norway Street, Boston MA 02115). We’re looking for volunteers to help set up the event before, and clean up afterwards. We’re looking for people to help at the artful meditation station, serving food, collecting photo release forms. Interested ...

Stories that need to be heard. You can make it possible.

Arts & Culture

Off-Campus

On-Campus

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Academic Year: September - April

Fall: September - December

One-Time

Ongoing

Spring: January - April

Summer 1: May - June

Summer 2: July - August

Boston

Jamaica Plain

Roxbury

826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. What it’s like to volunteer: -Build community and have fun while mentoring the next generation of writers. -Work with students individually and in small groups to help them express their ideas creatively, confidently, and in their own voices in one of our imagination-inducing spaces. -Volunteer once a week, once a month, or once a semester. Shifts can vary between one and two hours. -We provide support, coaching, tutoring techniques and ...

Camfield Estates Community Event Assistance

Activism & Advocacy

Arts & Culture

Community Development & Outreach

Digital Media

Off-Campus

Special Events

One-Time

Boston

Roxbury

We’re holding a huge event, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Official Street Naming, for our late President called “Paulette K. Ford Day”. It’s on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 from 11:20AM to 1:48PM. We need volunteers to help; greet and hand out programs to arriving guests, direct guests where to park, help serve food, and help clean when the event is over. We will also be unveiling our renovated computer lab, so we need volunteers(engineers if possible) to help demo our 3D Printer, Music Production Studio, and Gaming Computers. This is a big day for us and we could use all ...

Urban Farming

Activism & Advocacy

Environmental

Food Justice

One-Time

Boston

We Grow Microgreens is a new local farm that is surrounded by a public path in need of some care and attention. The team is looking for students interested in urban farming and food justice to join them on Saturday, November 9th from 10:30am-1:30pm. Students will help with planting, raking, cleaning and possibly even some light construction. Students interested in joining this one day event can email Lisa at wegrowmicrogreens@gmail.com to learn more and sign up. ...

Homework Helper Volunteer

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Academic Year: September - April

East Boston

MLCS is currently seeking homework help/tutor volunteers to work a few hours each week with our younger kids (ages 7-12), preferably individuals who have experience working with young urban youth. Our makerspace programs run Monday-Thursday through the school year (Sept-May), and the space is open from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. The first hour and a half is dedicated to homework time, while the rest of the time is facilitated programming. That being said, this opportunity would be a total of 2-6 hours each week depending on how much commitment you are willing to make. Ideally we are looking for someone ...

Just-A-Start Tax Help Clinic

Administrative Support

Financial Literacy

Ongoing

Spring: January - April

Cambridge

This volunteer opportunity runs from January 22nd to April 15th, with a weekend of training prior to service. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program operated by the IRS trains volunteer tax preparers to assist low- to moderate-income taxpayers in completing their yearly returns, with a special focus on maximizing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), one of the country’s largest anti-poverty programs. Learn to prepare taxes through an IRS-approved training course at the Basic or Advanced certification level. After passing a test to verify your knowledge, volunteer at least one 2-hour time slot per week between January 22nd and April ...

An hour a week of your time can start a woman in your community on the road to financial independence. You do not have to be a financial wizard to be a coach. All you need is the desire to help someone in your community make the most of the money she has. Budget Buddies builds the financial literacy, confidence, and security of low-income women in Massachusetts, through a unique program that combines instructional workshops and personal, one-to-one coaching. We work with clients referred by local social service agencies and customize our program to their needs. Local financial institutions lead our classes. Volunteer ...

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