Community Service

Year-Long Opportunities

Breakthrough Greater Boston – Academic Mentor Positions

Make a difference in a student’s academic performance and become an academic mentor with Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB)! BTGB is a year-round, tuition-free program offering out-of-school academic services to middle and high school students that are highly motivated but limited in opportunity. As part of their programming, BTGB established an academic mentoring program to support their students. That’s where you come in!

Read more about the position and apply here!

Semester-Long Opportunities

Honors Husky Volunteer Team

Husky Volunteer Team (HVT) is a semester-long commitment where students volunteer in small groups once a week at the same organization. Join a team and volunteer alongside fellow Honors students!

This semester, Honors will be partnering with the Rafeal Hernández After School Program! The Rafeal Hernández School is a bilingual (Spanish-English) school located in Roxbury. Aligning with the theme of our First Pages book this year, this school has historically served immigrants to Boston. It was established in 1970 to address the educational needs of Puerto Rican families migrating to Boston whose first language was not English, therefore keeping them alienated from the system. Since then, it has transformed into a bilingual school serving the needs and celebrating the cultures of a diverse population of students.

The Rafeal Hernández After School Program offers students opportunities for academic enrichment and specialty programming, such as music, dance, martial arts, and robotics. Volunteers would help with homework and academic enrichment activities, with opportunities to assist with some of the specialty programming, if interested! Shifts Available: Monday – Friday, 2:25-6pm

Visit their website here. To apply, click here.
Apply ASAP: Applications are due Friday, September 16th!

*Students who participate in HVT this semester will also be eligible to apply to our Alternative Weekend in November.

Short-Term Opportunities

The following opportunities are provided in cooperation with the Office of Community Service:

Honors Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
March 4 – 11, 2017

Ecuador: Honors Student Volunteers will serve with The Tandana Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers cross-cultural volunteer opportunities, scholarships and funding for small community projects in highland Ecuador (Otavalo).

Volunteers may help local village communities with vital infrastructure projects (e.g. construction of community centers, playgrounds, bathroom facilities, water and sewage pipelines, etc.). Volunteers may also have the opportunity to connect with local schoolchildren by playing games with them and teaching them English in a classroom setting.

Apply to become a Team Leader!
Apply to become a team member Volunteer!

For more information on Northeastern’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs, please visit the Center of Community Service website.

Students in the Community Engagement Program (CEP) will earn credit for volunteer hours completed at any of the opportunities above!