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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Have A Hart Day Boston February Event

Food Justice

Hunger/Homelessness

One-Time

Dorchester

Have a Hart Day (HAHD) Boston’s February event will be at the Greater Boston Food Bank Warehouse on February 22 at 9:30am. Email Heather to get on the list! ...

Escort elders in Boston and Brookline to medical appointments

Senior Adults

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

Allston/Brighton

Back Bay/South End

Beacon Hill

Boston

Brookline

Charlestown

Chinatown

Dorchester

Downtown/Financial District

East Boston

Fenway

Hyde Park

Jamaica Plain

Mission Hill

North End

Roslindale

Roxbury

South Boston

West End

West Roxbury

Come volunteer to accompany elders on their medical appointments. As a volunteer, you provide a friendly face and conversation, and may provide a little added physical support. Medical Escorts: A “door-through-door” service where volunteers accompany elders to medical appointments, providing personalized support before, during, and after the visit. No car or driving necessary but escorts happen weekdays during business hours. Escorts typically last 3 hours door-to-door. Volunteers can volunteer one time, or as many times or as often as they like. FriendshipWorks was founded 35 years ago to help reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older ...

Weekly after school Tutoring

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Spring: January - April

Dorchester

Roxbury

Meet once a week for 2 hours with the same student from Boston Public Schools for the whole semester! This is a wonderful opportunity to create a mentoring relationship while helping a student succeed in school! EVkids is dedicated to making sure you feel supported as a tutor with 1-1 meetings with staff to work on a tutoring plan and check-in personally too! ...

St. Francis House is in great need of volunteers to help with their kitchen and clothing distribution center on Tuesday, January 21 at the following times & locations: 8:45-11:00 am clothing distribution 12:30-2:00 pm clothing distribution 9:00-11:00 am kitchen 11:00 am-1:30 pm kitchen St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, they serve an average of 500 poor and homeless men and women a day, 365 days a year. Their basic, rehabilitative, and housing services overlap and build on one another to provide guests with continuous and comprehensive care. If you are able to pitch in on these ...

Online tutoring for El Centro Distance Learning Class

Tutoring/Teaching Adults

Spring: January - April

Summer 1: May - June

Jamaica Plain

Dear volunteers, El Centro Del cardenal is the oldest Adult english program in Massachusetts. It was established back in the 50s by the catholic Charities to address the English language barriers of Puerto Rican migrants that were coming up north in search of opportunities. At the present, we teach 6 levels of English to prepare adult immigrant students for college. Some of the students due to life challenges cannot attend physical classes so we created our Distance learning program. Your mission, if you accept it, would be to help the D.L. teacher grade the assignments results of a group of 4 ...

Tax Intern

Administrative Support

Financial Literacy

Off-Campus

Spring: January - April

Summer 1: May - June

Mattapan

BCD is seeking IRS-certified tax preparation volunteers to prepare free returns for low-to-moderate income taxpayers as part of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. Volunteers will use online tax preparation software at tax sites throughout the agency to help taxpayers claim tax credits for which they may be eligible and to provide assistance in accordance with IRS guidelines and applicable ABCD policies. Tax sites are located throughout the city of Boston and in Malden. Duties/Responsibilities: •Participate in training and orientation sessions hosted by ABCD and the Boston Tax Help Coalition (Training will include tax law and usage of the tax preparation ...

Volunteer English, Math, and College Application Coaches!

Off-Campus

Paid Position

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Academic Year: September - April

Ongoing

Spring: January - April

Summer 1: May - June

Cambridge

Medford

Somerville

Let’s Get Ready is looking to hire Site Directors and recruit Access Coaches to work with our high school students! To learn more, please visit us at https://letsgetready.org/coach-2/ ...

Girls’ LEAP Teaching Volunteers

Activism & Advocacy

Sports & Athletics

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Ongoing

Spring: January - April

Boston

Brookline

Cambridge

Dorchester

Jamaica Plain

Mattapan

Mission Hill

Roslindale

Roxbury

Girls’ LEAP is looking for teaching volunteers to work with Girls’ LEAP! Teachers will assist in self defense programs with youth ages 8-18 in the Boston area, as well as participate in on-campus meetings. What’s Girls’ LEAP Self-Defense? Girls’ LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment & Awareness Program) is a safety and self-defense skills program which combines physical self-defense with conflict resolution, anger management, healthy relationships and saying no. We teach girls ages 8-18 in the Greater Boston area by partnering with local organizations and agencies. ...

Please be a Science Fair Judge at Pioneer Charter School of Science!

Off-Campus

Other

Special Events

One-Time

Outside of Boston

We are seeking volunteers from STEM fields to be Science Fair Judges at our Network Science Fair on January 30th and January 31st. WHY VOLUNTEER? –Network with STEM professionals from organizations throughout the Boston area — Engage talented students who are seeking internship and volunteer opportunities –Fulfill volunteer/outreach commitments for your organization –Interacting with students who are so enthusiastic about Science and Engineering is its own reward! WHO? A great judge…. –Has a strong foundation in a STEM field –should be a Senior in a STEM undergrad program or hold at least a bachelors degree in any STEM field –Has a thorough understanding of the scientific process or engineering ...

Climb to the Top Boston: National MS Society!

Activism & Advocacy

Community Development & Outreach

Disability Services

Off-Campus

Special Events

One-Time

Back Bay/South End

Boston

Climb to the Top MS is an annual National MS Society fundraiser at 200 Clarendon Tower (previously the John Hancock Tower.) Volunteers support participants to climb 61 flights to the top of Clarendon Tower through volunteer roles such as climber registration, first-aid, photography, finish line cheering, “stair-support”, and more! Without our amazing volunteers, this event could not be possible. This is a wonderful community service opportunity for student organizations, athletic teams, and individuals. By volunteering for Climb to the Top you are making an impact on the lives of more than 2.3 million people worldwide living with MS and helping us reach ...

Volunteers Needed for Science Research

Community Development & Outreach

Health

On-Campus

Research/Development

Sports & Athletics

One-Time

Allston/Brighton

Boston

Fenway

Jamaica Plain

The APPEAR Lab at Northeastern University (https://web.northeastern.edu/appear/) is asking Northeastern undergraduate woman (ages 18-25) to track their eating and exercise for 8 weeks using the MyFitnessPal smartphone app and respond to a series of online and smartphone surveys. Our goals are to better understand how and why young women use fitness tracking apps like this one and the effects of tracking over time. It is important to know how individuals react to fitness tracking so that we can gain a better understanding of who might find fitness tracking helpful vs. who might find it less useful or unhelpful. By participating in ...

Research Volunteers for APPEAR Lab at NEU

Community Development & Outreach

Digital Media

Health

On-Campus

Research/Development

Ongoing

Back Bay/South End

Boston

Fenway

Jamaica Plain

Mission Hill

Roxbury

The APPEAR Lab at Northeastern University (https://web.northeastern.edu/appear/) is asking female students at Northeastern University to complete an online survey about how women use social media and how they react to what they see on these platforms. Social media is ever more ubiquitous in our world, particularly among young people. As with much technology, social media is emerging as a double-edged sword with the capacity for much positive impact as well as negative effects for individuals. By participating in this study, you will help us gain a better understanding of how women engage with and are impacted by social media. Our findings ...

HSHS/Y2Y homeless shelters in need of volunteers this winter!

Activism & Advocacy

Food Justice

Hunger/Homelessness

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Tutoring/Teaching Adults

Fall: September - December

One-Time

Ongoing

Spring: January - April

Cambridge

HSHS and Y2Y are two sister, student-run, dry shelters are in critical need of volunteers this holiday season. On-time shifts from December 17 to January 26 are currently in greatest need. Volunteers will prepare and serve meals, help maintain the space, and create a warm and welcoming environment for guests. Breakfast, dinner, evening, overnight shifts are available per day, and volunteers can serve as both individuals and groups of up to 6 people. HSHS serves guests aged 18+, and Y2Y is dedicated to serving young adults 18-24. These organizations provide emergency shelter and warm meals from November to April each year, ...

City Year Boston’s Community Crew

Arts & Culture

Off-Campus

Other

Ongoing

Jamaica Plain

Roxbury

Join City Year Boston the second Saturday of every month for a service project to benefit a local school! Our “Community Crew” program puts on small service events each month that primarily involve painting. ...

City Year Boston’s MLK Day of Service

Other

Special Events

One-Time

South Boston

City Year Boston’s MLK Day of Service: Join City Year Boston for a service event at Excel High School in South Boston to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service will be from 9 am – 1 pm, and projects will include wall painting, murals, and packing resource kits for students and teachers. For more information and to register, please go to bit.ly/CYBMLK2020 or email Bethany Reynolds at breynolds1@cityyear.org. ...

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