MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX)
The MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX) seeks volunteer assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 10am to 4pm and on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 1pm. The FX is a service project of the MIT Women's League that sells used furniture and household goods at bargain prices to members of the MIT, Harvard, Suffolk, and Boston University communities. All FX profits benefit the Women's League Scholarship Fund for MIT undergraduate women. Volunteers are needed to help as sales consultants, assist with inventory pricing, arrange and display merchandise, and keep things tidy. The FX is located in building WW15 (350 Brookline Street), near the BU Bridge. Free parking is provided. If interested, please contact Julie Parker (617-253-4293 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The MIT AgeLab
If you are interested in helping advance research and improve the quality of life for older adults, please call 617-324-9054 or email email@example.com for information on how you can participate. Register for the volunteer contact list by signing up online at http://mit.edu/agelab/volunteer.shtml
SOAR 55 (Service Opportunities After Reaching 55)
If you are interested in connecting to community, feeling a sense of purpose and accomplishment, meeting new people, and using your skills and experiences in a new way, consider volunteering through SOAR 55!
Soar 55 is a program of Newton Comunity Service Center, and part of a national network of volunteer programs that mobilizes adults age 55 and over to contribute their skills and experience to help strengthen and expand the capacity of local nonprofit organizations. You can find opportunities to support individuals breaking free of low-income status as a Career Coach, help a local nonprofit manage its finances as a Treasurer, join a conservation commission protecting local wetlands, and so much more! SOAR 55 helps connect individuals with the volunteer opportunites that suit them best. For more information, contact Jan Latorre-Stiller at 617-969-5906 (ext. 120) or visit http://soar55.org/
The Research Lab of Electronics at MIT
Volunteers between the ages of 18-70 years are sought for hearing experiments at the Research Lab or Electronics. The goal of this research is to develop improved speech reception for users of hearing aids. We are recruiting volunteers with normal hearing as well as those with hearing loss. All volunteers must be native English speakers. The project is headed by Dr. Louis D. Braida, MIT Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Please see the attached fliers with details and contact information.
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ReServe Greater Boston
Reserve is a nonprofit that matches talented professionals age 55+ with part-time jobs at schools, government offices, and community agencies across Greater Boston. Nonprofits and public agencies can tap into a lifetime of experience to fill crucial staffing gaps and help organizations stay on mission. Partner organizations convey their appreciation for service with a financial commitment that includes a $10/hour stipend. Although it's not a market-rate wage, the stipend indicates that your contributions are valuable to the agency and community that you serve. Learn more at www.reserveinc.org.
The Aging, Memory & Cognition Project at MIT
MIT’s Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, headed by Dr. Suzanne Corkin, seeks to understand the brain mechanisms that underlie human cognition (thinking process). Dr. Corkin and her colleagues are conducting research studies using neuropsychological tests that have been carefully designed to measure the patterns of ability and loss in the aging population. Central to this pursuit is the need to compare the performance of older subjects to that of young, healthy volunteers.
Dr. Corkin is looking for healthy volunteers in the 60-85 year age group to participate in research studies. Subjects must be native English speakers. Subjects may perform tests of vision, hearing, memory, learning, and language. All of the tests are non-invasive and drug-free. Participants are paid $10/hour as compensation for their time and efforts.
If you have questions, or if you would like to participate in our Aging, Memory and Cognition Project at MIT, contact the MIT Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory at firstname.lastname@example.org
ESL for MIT Service Employees
The ESL Program for MIT Service Employees seeks to help service employees improve their English communication skills in order to be more productive in their jobs and to build their confidence and morale. Volunteer teachers include students, faculty, staff, retirees, and friends of MIT. You can help make the Institute a constructive and profitable place for all members of our community by donating your time and patience to our service employees here at MIT. Training is available for those new to or unsure about teaching English as a Second Language.