Volunteer opportunities for you and your firm!
Does your firm offer a day of service? Consider volunteering at one of the following organizations!
Smart From the Start
Smart from the Start is a family support, community engagement and school readiness organization that has as its mission to prevent the academic achievement gap among young children living in the lowest income families and communities. Smart empowers parents and caregivers in under-served communities with the tools, resources and support they need to break cycles of chronic school underachievement and generational poverty.
Career Collaborative helps motivated, low-income adults obtain and succeed in a job interview with career potential. Each client participates in job search and readiness workshops and practice job interviews. Clients are committed to transforming their lives by setting realistic goals and applying for jobs with career potential. Volunteers are needed to conduct practice job interviews at Career Collaborative's office located at 77 Summer St. 11th Fl, Boston, MA. If interested in this volunteer opportunity and for further information, contact Louise Cabral at Louise@Careercollaborative.org or at (617)424-6616.
X-Cel’s mission is to make high school completion, post-secondary study, and sustainable career paths more accessible to underserved communities in Greater Boston, by providing flexible, customized instruction and career readiness development at no cost in convenient community locations. Through our partnership with Boston Cares, X-Cel employs widespread use of volunteers to assist our instructors in math, reading and writing instruction. Every week an average of 45 volunteers donate over 100 service hours to our adult students. This consistent donation of time and effort enables X-Cel to provide our individualized and small group instruction in our classes and to maximize the services that we can provide with the funds that are donated to X-Cel.
Budget Buddies helps low-income women become more economically self-sufficient and transform their lives by teaching them core money-management skills and pairing them with personal financial coaches.
Invest In Girls
Invest in Girls teaches high school girls financial concepts, exposes them to professional women role models, and introduces them to financial services companies and career paths in finance to empower them to become tomorrow's leaders.
Waltham Fields Community Farms
Waltham Fields Community Farm is a non-profit organization supporting farmland preservation, hunger relief and education. Contribute to field work, program assistance, event help, etc.
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference?
Please consider volunteering with StreetCred a program that provides free tax preparation services in conjunction with health care visits to families using the Boston Medical Center (BMC) for pediatric care. Every year, 20% of US households entitled to the EITC do not claim the credit because eligibility is unknown, filing taxes can be complicated, and free tax preparation sites are inaccessible.
New England Center and Home for Veterans
Please consider volunteering at the New England Center and Home for Veterans, in downtown Boston. The Center is one of the nation's largest private resources for Veterans of every era who may be facing challenges and are at risk of homelessness. Their programs provide Veterans with meals, education, clinical support, employment and housing. Individual and group volunteers are appreciated.
The Greater Boston Food Bank
Both individual and group volunteering opportunities abound at The Greater Boston Food Bank . To volunteer, sign up here.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria victims are still in need of assistance. If you would like to assist in relief efforts or make a financial contribution, BEPC members may find these resources useful:
Boston Cares is the largest volunteer agency in New England and an innovation hub within the national Hands On Network. Boston Cares offers a wide array of volunteer programs and opportunities for individuals or groups. To learn more about Boston Cares, click here.