This shelter serves single men and women. Women are needed for women's drop-in center M-F 10am - 3pm. Men and women needed to work in the overnight shelter from 5:30-6pm until whenever. Volunteers are needed for meal preparation, cleaning, organization and other things - call to discuss more specifically.
Operates 15 programs. See info on files for more information. Some positions include assisting at the homeless shelter, training and consulting in the computer and clothing distribution.
Volunteer positions are available for the food pantry, clothing closet, and the Grow Clinic waiting room. Volunteers are also needed for office assistance, development assistance, and administrative assistance. Also: operating the clinic, playing with children. Flexible scheduling. Evening clinic especially needs help. Volunteers work with a variety of people and often develop mentor relationships with experienced workers. Volunteer aren't simply placed, they are encouraged to enjoy what they're doing.
Places volunteers in 13 elementary schools and one high school K-12 - all subjects, esp. math. See info in files.
2 semester commitment required. Companion tutor program matches volunteers with troubled children from Cambridge to work as a tutor/big sibling. Volunteers need to be open and enthusiastic and enjoy children. 4-6 hours/wk required; 1 and 1/2 hrs per week will be group supervision. Men and persons of color especially encouraged to interview.
Presently, Cooper provides early childhood education sevices to 120 children daily. Senior citizens can enjoy a hot meal and social support one afternoon a week in our Forget-Me-Not seniors program. We also serve as a host site for the Youth and Police in Partnership Program, a nationally recognized youth violence prevention program. The Hattie B. Cooper Community Center has provided family-focused, community-based services for over 80 years. They have many volunteer opportunities available including classroom aide, classroom activities specialist, administrative assistant, computer skills trainer, database manager, fundraising specialist, human resources specialist, promotional materials designer, and weekend project specialist. See files for more information about each position.
Volunteer opportunities include: tutoring at the Elementary Homework Center, a safe quiet place where students can come and receive help on their homework and participate in educational and enrichment activities with the volunteer tutors, tutoring academically at risk high school students and help them with their homework in their GOALs (Greater Opportunities through Academic Leaps) Program, and One-on-One tutoring of students who are in need of individualized, structured tutorials.
Big Brother Association of Massachusetts Bay
55 Summer Street, 8th floor
Boston, MA 02210
Contact: Barbara O'Connell: (617)956-0251
Email: email@example.com Website: www.bbmb.org
One on one mentoring to at risk young males. 3-5 hours per week required on a consistent basis. Flexible commitment that can continue after term ends. See info in files.
Volunteers must commit for 18 months and need to be twenty years or older. Other volunteers may be able to do recruitment or volunteer management. Need volunteers for halloween party, help in office and special projects.Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
DSNI is a grassroots, multicultural coalition of residents, businesses, religious and nonprofit organizations striving to revitalize a neighborhood in the Roxbury / N. Dorchester area.Peace Games, Inc
Help teach children how to resolve conflicts in nonviolent ways.Community Servings
Community Servings cooks and delivers hot, nutritious meals to individuals and families ill with AIDS. Help in the kitchen, deliver meals, help with annual "Pie in the Sky" Thanksgiving food drive.MED Link
Training required for 10 weeks. Train in fall to be a Medlink in the spring. Call for more info.Cambridge Women's Commission
Many projects. Help organize women in public housing, initiate a Youth Summit, help conduct a pay equity study, and a women's commission at Rindge and Latin High. Best if student interests fit program needs. Hosting the July 1999 National Association of Women Commissions conference. Much help required. Also, develop mural by interviewing local artists and historians. Welfare reform task force needs workers to interview welfare recipients and prepare report. Call for more information.Bikes Not Bombs
BNB recycles bicycles and trains youth to repair bikes in the Roxbury community. BNB is also involved in starting up bicycle repair shops in Nicaragua. Volunteers needed for bike repair, working with youth, recycling bicycles, office support/database entry, organizing events. No experience necessary. Wednesday 7-10pm is volunteer night, but schedules are flexible. T access at Jackson Sq. Spanish and English staff on hand. Call for more info.