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service. leadership. fellowship.

B.E.L.T.S. (Because Everybody Loves to be Safe)
Help teach 2nd graders about the importance of seat belt safety! The project will take place at Longfellow Elementary School in Cambridge and will probably last about 1-2 hours total.

Cambridge Senior Center
Once a month, the senior center throws a party for its community, and YOU are invited! Socialize with others, join them for lunch, and do a little dancing while you're at it. http://www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/~DHSP/coa/

CASPAR (Cambridge and Somerville Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Rehabilitation)
This center is actually a homeless shelter, not a rehab center. Every other Friday afternoon, we prepare dinner for CASPAR. We leave the student center around 3pm. Email idnar@mit.edu or jerwin@mit.edu for more information.
http://www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/~DHSP/volopsalpha.html under "CASPAR"

FACT (Families Accessing Computer Technology, a division of Communitech)
Help teach families the basics about computers! You don't have to be course 6 to tell them how to use a word processor or sign on to the internet. There will be two teaching sessions held at MIT.

Harvard Soup Kitchen
Members make weekly trips to the kitchen to help prepare, cook, and serve meals.

Margaret Fuller Tutoring and Food Pantry
Tutoring opportunities are also available at the Margaret Fuller House. Email jerwin@mit.edu for more information.

Boys and Girls Club of Somerville
Last year, a handful of Circle K members volunteered roughly an afternoon a week to read with the kids at this after-school club. Tutors are needed to help children in elementary and middle school with their homework. They also play with them after homework has been completed. Time committment is flexible. Contact Tara at 628-4665.

17.903 Community Service: Experience and Reflection
If you've wanted to work as a volunteer in Boston/Cambridge but didn't know where to begin, take this class. Combine experinial learning with reading, writing and reflection on urban politics and policy. Work as a volunteer in a community service agency or an advocacy group and receive MIT credit. Tutor kids, teens or adults; cook and serve dinner for guests in a shelter; help design community programs for youth; conduct research on nutrition, hunger and homelessness policies; volunteer to work wit the elderly; record books for the blind and dyslexic; teach a dance or an art class; do something about racism, poverty and human rights issues and many more! Class can be taken for up to 9 units and is P/D/F. This class is offered during the fall and spring terms, as well as during IAP and the summer.

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