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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Colon Cancer Coalition 5K Volunteers Needed!!

Activism & Advocacy

Community Development & Outreach

Health

Off-Campus

Special Events

Sports & Athletics

One-Time

Boston

South Boston

1 in 10 people are diagnosed with colon cancer before age 50 and screening can help catch this disease early to help save lives. Hundreds of people affected by color cancer (survivors, caregivers, and supportive loved ones) participate in this event each year to help raise funds to prevent this deadly disease from claiming more innocent lives. The funds raised by this event go towards colon cancer education, screening, and prevention programs in our local community. Volunteers for this event will help out with day of activities such as set up/clean up, manning water stations, and handing out t-shirts. ...

Reach Out and Read Volunteer – Martha Eliot Health Center

Health

Off-Campus

Ongoing

Jamaica Plain

Volunteers help to create a literacy-rich waiting room area by reading to children of all ages. Volunteers also check on waiting room book shelves and restock as needed, and they help to organize and provide a safe, clean environment while assisting with toy washing. Volunteers may also assist the supervisor with any other needs, such as programming or preparing materials for patients and families. The volunteer commitment is one 3 hour shift per week for one calendar year. Please note that this role is play-based. ...

MDS Awareness Walk – September 14th

Health

Special Events

Sports & Athletics

One-Time

Boston

Inspired by the thousands impacted by MDS each year, the Second Annual MDS Awareness 5K Walk strives to drive awareness of this devastating disease, create connections and build a community for patients, families, and caregivers. September is Blood Cancer Cancer Awareness Month, and we need your help! The 5K walk is on Saturday, September 14th, in the Boston Common, and runs from 9:00am to 12:00pm. We need volunteers to help with event setup, breakdown, registration, and staffing the food & beverage tent. ...

Boston Children’s Hospital at Peabody Volunteer

Health

Off-Campus

Other

Ongoing

North Shore

Volunteers in this position are in a play-based role providing respite to patients and families in the waiting room. Volunteers color, read, and play games in the waiting room areas. During down time, volunteers may also assist with organizational tasks, such as toy washing and keeping spaces tidy. Depending on the day and time, volunteers may also assist with programming. ...

Martha Eliot Health Center Volunteer

Health

Off-Campus

Other

Ongoing

Jamaica Plain

Volunteers in this position are in a play-based role providing respite to patients and families in the waiting room. Volunteers color, read, and play games in the waiting room areas. During down time, volunteers may also assist with organizational tasks, such as toy washing and keeping spaces tidy. Depending on the day and time, volunteers may also assist with programming. ...

Fenway’s National Night Out Block Party – August 14

Arts & Culture

Community Development & Outreach

Off-Campus

Special Events

One-Time

Boston

Fenway

National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. While Operation P.E.A.C.E. is the organizing partner, NNO is made possible through the support of several local organizations and partners, including, but not limited to: the Fenway Community Center; the Boston Police (D-4); Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department; and the Huntington YMCA. This is a fun, free event! Activities will include: free food, Hoodsie Ice Cream Truck, DJ, Face Painting, Raffle for Red Sox game and concert tickets, a visit with Wally, and more! We are seeking volunteers for ...

Volunteer Mentor for Teen Girls in Girl’s LIFE program (Learning Independence through Finnancial Education)

Community Development & Outreach

Financial Literacy

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Fall: September - December

Boston

Roxbury

Help teen girls! Girls LIFE (Learning Independence through Financial Education) is seeking female volunteer mentors to work with teen girls on their financial independence. YOU can have an impact on a young woman’s life. We partner with social service agencies that supports at risk teens for a program combining workshops and one-to-one mentoring. No financial background is necessary to serve as a role model for our girls. *Volunteers must be women ages 18-30 *Commitment is for 10 workshops, 1.5-2hrs per week *Beginning fall semester, 2019 Location: Family Service of Greater Boston 11 Mount Pleasant Ave, Boston Wednesday evenings 6:30-8pm ...

Street cleaning in Mission Hill Neighborhood

Community Development & Outreach

Summer 2: July - August

Boston

Mission Hill

Here in Mission Hill, we are looking for 10-15 student volunteers to help clean the Mission Hill sidewalks and pick up trash. There may be some weeding needed as well. We provide equipment and tee shirts (for photo ops) as well as pizza and waters when the job is done. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday’s work best between 10am and 3pm. ...

Student Activity Leader

Community Development & Outreach

Health

Off-Campus

Sports & Athletics

Academic Year: September - April

Fall: September - December

Spring: January - April

Back Bay/South End

Boston

Dorchester

Mattapan

Roxbury

South Boston

The Foundation for BCYF is looking for awesome volunteers for the Family Gym Program! Family Gym is a physical activity promotion program for families of young children in the Boston area. Family Gym is a free program run on Saturday mornings for families with children ages 3-8. At Family Gym, children and caregivers participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity through open play and structured activities. The main responsibility of the student volunteers is to act as student activity leaders and facilitate safe, open play of program participants. All volunteers will have to go through a short on site training and ...

9th Grade Tutor (Math or English)

Off-Campus

Other

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Academic Year: September - April

Fall: September - December

Dorchester

Codman Academy Charter Public School is seeking Math and Humanities Tutors to provide individualized instruction to grade 9 students. 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 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday cycle. Work-study eligible students are paid $14/hr, and volunteers receive a Charlie Card to cover travel expenses each month! ...

10th Grade Tutor (Math or English)

Off-Campus

Other

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Academic Year: September - April

Fall: September - December

Ongoing

Dorchester

Codman Academy Charter Public School is seeking Math and Humanities Tutors to provide individualized instruction to grade 10 students. 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 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday cycle. Work-study eligible students are paid $14/hr, and volunteers receive a Charlie Card to cover travel expenses each month! ...

Children’s Summer Camp Needs Help Moving to New Location August 9: 3-6 pm

Community Development & Outreach

Off-Campus

Other

One-Time

Summer 2: July - August

Roxbury

Boston Explorers ( www.bostonexplorers.org), a non-profit summer camp for children, ages 7-17 must vacate its rental site in Egleston Square, Roxbury on August 9 and move to a new location two blocks away. Items to be moved include camp supplies/materials stored in plastic stackable bins, bicycles, folding table tennis, foosball and other assorted “big games.” We’ll supply the pick-up trucks & camp staff to assist with packing/set-up. NU volunteers provide muscle (no heavy lifting required), enthusiasm and community spirit to complete this essential task, that will allow our camp to continue without interruption through the end of August. Boston Explorers a unique ...

Humans in Harmony Songwriting Chapter

Arts & Culture

Community Development & Outreach

Academic Year: September - April

Back Bay/South End

Fenway

Jamaica Plain

Mission Hill

Roxbury

We’re looking for students and musicians who want to put their passion for music into improving the lives of others. If this sounds like you, we’d like to invite you to become a Humans in Harmony student leader this Fall, 2019. Through the network, we provide resources for you to have the chance to write original, personal songs with local community members or fellow students (e.g., step-by-step songwriting guides, community partnership ideas, and a community with shared creative interests). We want to make songwriting accessible to everyone by putting the process of social connection and collaboration at the heart of ...

BostonGreenFest Aug. 16 to 18

Activism & Advocacy

Administrative Support

Environmental

Off-Campus

Special Events

One-Time

Back Bay/South End

Boston

South Boston

Boston GreenFest & TechExpo is organized by Foundation for a Green Future and its dedicated team. Our goal is to educate and empower people to create a more sustainable, healthier world. We are actively building an interconnected, ever-expanding network. From individuals young to old, business to nonprofit, neighborhood association to academic institution, Boston GreenFest & TechExpo welcomes everyone! By combining business, technology, and artistic expression, Boston GreenFest & TechExpo unites the community locally, nationally, & globally. Our event features robotics and innovation at the GreenTech Expo on Saturday, August 17th which will be free and open to the public. Our leading-edge ...

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