Community Service Work-Study

Neighborhood Employers

A position at a Neighborhood Employer is a good way to get involved in paid or unpaid community service. Through work-study or as a volunteer, you can gain hands-on experience working with respected nonprofit organizations and schools in the Cambridge/Boston area. These positions are also a good way to connect to a network of MIT students doing similar work addressing the needs of the community.

Each Neighborhood Employer is ready to hire multiple MIT students and offers a well-structured work-study experience for students. To apply, select the job(s) you are interested in and submit the application(s) by the listed deadlines. Interviews will be conducted by the organizations, and if you are offered a position you should contact studentworker@mit.edu to complete the necessary paperwork.

Each Neighborhood Employer also offers volunteer opportunities, for individuals or groups, ongoing or once-off.

In addition to an orientation and training onsite with the community partner, you will be invited to several events to meet other students throughout the semester. We'll even feed you!

Here is a list of our Neighborhood Employers. Click on the links to find job descriptions, read comments from past student workers, and apply for jobs or volunteer positions that interest you:

Girls’ Angle

ReachOut Tim Tutors

Science Club for Girls

Tutors for All


For a list of work-study and volunteer opportunities with the Neighborhood Employers listed below, please check the MIT Student Job Board or contact studentworker@mit.edu.

  • Cambridge School Volunteers
  • First Church Shelter
  • Just-A-Start YouthBuild
  • Tutoring Plus
Would you like to join the Neighborhood Employers network? Contact studentworker@mit.edu