Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

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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 for March of Dimes at the Boston Bruins on March 19, 2018!

Activism & Advocacy

Health

Marketing

Off-Campus

Special Events

One-Time

North End

West End

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that. From advocacy to education to research, we’re working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy. Help the March of Dimes raise funds and awareness by volunteering at the Boston Bruins game on March 19, 2018! Volunteers will arrive at the TD Garden at 5:30 pm for a 7:00 pm game. You will interact with fans and assist with 50/50 Raffle sales, ...

Loneliness increases the risk of heart disease by 29% and the risk of a stroke by 32%. Lonely elders are twice as likely to have dementia as those who don’t report being lonely. Loneliness and social isolation can be as harmful to our health as obesity and smoking. Help mitigate that loneliness by becoming a Friendly Visitor and provide connection and companionship to our more isolated seniors. Our Friendly Visitor program matches volunteers with older adults with similar interests and passions to meet on an ongoing basis. Activities can include talking over tea or coffee, visiting museums or going on ...

College Readiness Volunteer

Activism & Advocacy

Administrative Support

Community Development & Outreach

Off-Campus

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

One-Time

Ongoing

Spring: January - April

Summer 1: May - June

Summer 2: July - August

Chinatown

Asian Community Development Corporation’s (ACDC) mission is to preserve and revitalize Boston’s Chinatown by building affordable housing for low-income Asian American families and providing culturally sensitive programs. Our youth program trains Asian-identifying high school students from the Greater Boston Area to become urban/community planners. We provide ad hoc college support for our mostly first generation college bound seniors. We are for looking for a volunteer(s) to: 1. Edit and refine our college resource guide 2. Plan at least two ad hoc workshops based off topics identified by youth 3. Plan and coordinate at least two college campus visits If you’re interested please send a resume ...

SAT Prep Instructor

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Spring: January - April

Dorchester

Help low income teens prepare for the SAT – March 10 – April 28, 2018 from 11- 1. Position located at the Dorchester YMCA, 776 Washington St. Dorchester. ...

Help teach at Bikes Not Bombs!

Community Development & Outreach

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Short Series 3-5 Events

Spring: January - April

Summer 1: May - June

Jamaica Plain

Spring 2018 Adult Instructor Training: March 5th-March 21st Monday-Wednesday 5:30-8:30 Want to share your love of bicycles with Boston youth? We’ll provide the training that covers bike mechanics, methods of teaching, behavior management, and age and gender sensitivity. Once you’ve been trained, you’ll volunteer at least one day per week to help a young person build up a bike. Female and male volunteers needed. Spanish language skills are helpful. ...

Processing Donated Building Materials

Environmental

Off-Campus

Other

Summer 1: May - June

Summer 2: July - August

Mission Hill

The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources takes in donations of reusable building materials and makes them available at affordable prices so lower-income homeowners can keep their homes in good repair. This also helps the environment by keeping reusable materials out of the landfill. We are seeking summer volunteers to help receive and process donated materials. This includes unloading and loading, moving materials onto our sales floor, arranging materials to create displays, cleaning, assembly/disassembly (such as assembling light fixtures or removing doorknobs from doors), measuring, and online research into the value of the materials. You may use tools such as an ...

BECOME A SUPERHERO TO HOMELESS CHILDREN!

Hunger/Homelessness

Academic Year: September - April

Ongoing

Spring: January - April

Summer 1: May - June

Summer 2: July - August

Boston

Dorchester

Jamaica Plain

Mattapan

Roxbury

Horizons needs volunteers throughout the Boston Metro area to make a difference in the lives of children living in family homeless shelters. By volunteering each week to play children who otherwise wouldn’t have this opportunity, you’ll become their superhero. Volunteer with homeless children at a Horizons Playspace installed in one of more than 90 family shelters state-wide including in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan. An initial training and a commitment of two hours a week for six months are required. For more information on upcoming training and application visit: http://horizonschildren.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer-network/pals/ Upcoming volunteer training: Thursday February 15th, 2018 6-9pm Roxbury MA ...

Change the World One Student at a Time (free Charlie Card for volunteers)

Off-Campus

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Ongoing

Spring: January - April

Allston/Brighton

Back Bay/South End

Boston

Dorchester

Mission Hill

North End

Roxbury

Tutor middle or high school students in math, literacy, or academic mindset during the Spring 2018 semester. Seven programs at five locations across the city. Work-study eligible tutors start at $12 an hour; volunteers receive a free Charlie Card. Visit tutorsforall.org/tutoring for more information; email apply@tutorsforall.org to apply. ...

Mentor Boston Public Schools Students in STEM!

Community Development & Outreach

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Academic Year: September - April

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 Roxbury

Boston Partners in Education is seeking STEM-minded, volunteer academic mentors to support Boston’s public schools students. While we have opportunities available in all subject areas and grade levels (pre K-12), we do have a particularly high need for adults who are interested in working on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts with students grades 9-12. Who are Academic Mentors? Our mentors are people like you and me, devoting time from their busy lives to help our young people succeed. They come from all walks of life, ethnic origins, and levels of education and experience. What do Academic Mentors do? Academic mentors work one-on-one ...

Volunteer as an Academic Mentor to Boston Public Schools students!

Community Development & Outreach

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Academic Year: September - April

Allston/Brighton

Back Bay/South End

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 Roxbury

Boston Partners in Education is seeking volunteer academic mentors to support Boston’s public schools students by providing them with focused, individualized, in-school mentoring. Who are Academic Mentors? Our mentors are people like you and me, devoting time from their busy lives to help our young people succeed. They come from all walks of life, ethnic origins, and levels of education and experience. What do Academic Mentors do? Academic mentors work one-on-one or with a small group of 2-4 students for an hour a week during the school day. As an academic mentor, you will support a student’s academic and personal growth, and in many ...

Middle School Academic Enrichment Program Volunteer

Community Development & Outreach

Off-Campus

Tutoring/Mentoring Youth

Ongoing

Spring: January - April

Roxbury

The Hernández After School Program is seeking volunteers to support our Academic Acceleration Academy program Mondays-Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00. The Academy is an after school program for 5th-8th grade students that provides a calm and welcoming environment for homework completion, academic enrichment, and extra learning from guest speakers, games, and fun projects. The program creates a safe space for students to be comfortable asking questions and grow in their sense of belonging, and ultimately aims to improve student performance in the classroom. A typical day in Academy consists of: – a team building warm-up activity – 15-20 minutes of homework time – an academic-focused game ...

Administrative assistant

Administrative Support

Ongoing

Roxbury

Internship volunteer at the Bruce C Bolling Building in Dudley Square for the City of Boston. Assist with concierge service, light filing, somewhat busy office building. Any hours 10-20 weekly, 1-5 days a week, Monday – Friday. ...

Volunteer for the March of Dimes!

Activism & Advocacy

Community Development & Outreach

Health

Marketing

Off-Campus

Other

Special Events

Sports & Athletics

One-Time

Boston

Cambridge

West End

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that. From advocacy to education to research, we’re working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy. Help the March of Dimes raise funds and awareness by volunteering at the Celtics game on February 28, 2018! Volunteers will arrive at the TD Garden at 5:30 pm and interact with fans and assist with 50/50 Raffle sales, which will run until the end of ...

Volunteer at Revision Urban Farm

Environmental

Food Justice

Other

One-Time

Ongoing

Dorchester

We are looking for groups to help with a special project this season at Victory Programs’ Revision Urban Farm. Our special project is called a Permablitz, which is a gathering of community members and local volunteers with the intention of transforming our farm into a productive ecosystem through regenerative design. In order to prepare our fields for dense plantings for fruit bushes and medicinal herbal plants, we’ll spend the day shoveling pathways and sheet mulching various fields on the farm with cardboard, hay, compost, and woodchips. We are happy to book volunteer groups up to 20 people Tuesday – Friday from 8:45am ...

Camp Casco 5k Run/Walk

Special Events

One-Time

Boston

Jamaica Plain

The Camp Casco team is looking for volunteers to help out during our 1st Annual 5k Run/Walk. The event will take place at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston on May 20th, 2018. We are looking for volunteers in the following areas: 1: Set up: help set up the check-in area and race route 2: Informational/Directional: welcome participants and help answer questions 3: Check In / T-shirts: distribute shirts/bibs to participants 4: Water Stations: pass out water to participants 5: Race Route: direct runners to stay on route 6: Clean Up: assist with packing up equipment (Volunteers will receive a Camp Casco 5k t-shirt) Race website: https://www.campcasco.org/campcasco5k ...

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