The Seven Hills Foundation is always looking for volunteers who are willing to help with the Annual Big Dipper Ice Cream Festival (June) and the AbilityFest 5k Run/Walk (September). The Seven Hills Pediatric Center is also always welcoming volunteers to help cuddle and comfort the babies and toddlers with profound disabilities.
The YMCA of Central Massachusetts is always looking for volunteers within the community to help in a variety of ways. Opportunities include serving as a mentor in the Minority Achievers program, reading to the childcare/preschool children, becoming a sports coach, becoming a chairperson for the Y, and many more.
Volunteers are always welcome to help and provide detailed business presentations to young adults preparing for higher education or for jobs through WCAC's Job and Education Center. Volunteers are also needed to serve as computer instructors, helping with resume preparations, computer skills, and online job searching.
Volunteers are always needed as tax preparers from January through April to help with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, helping low income residents with their taxes at no cost. Volunteers must undergo training in December for the IRS Certification in order to become a tax preparer.
The Worcester Area Memory Cafe meets once a month, the third Tuesday of each month from 2:00 -;3:30 pm at the Worcester Senior Center. TheMemory Cafe is for individuals with memory loss along with their caregivers, and/or friends and family in a safe, supportive, engaging environment. It is a time to socialize, enjoy a program, activity or entertainment, and spend time in a judgement free zone with others experiencing similar journeys. The goal is to make every guest feel as comfortable and welcome as possible.
Volunteer assistance is needed 1/2 hour prior through clean-up (1:30pm-4:00pmThe Making Connections Memory Cafe Volunteers assist the Memory Cafe Staff with decorating tables, welcoming and socializing with guests, helping with activities and clean up. Though experience with Alzheimers/Dementia is not necessary, volunteers must possess patience and a calm demeanor. Training on the disease is provided to all new volunteers. Volunteers receive complimentary snacks during their shift.
Dining Center Kitchen Volunteers assist with serving nutritious meals at one of our 19 Centers. At sites outside of Worcester Kitchen Volunteers may also assist with packing Meals on Wheels for delivery. Participants gather together in their community to enjoy a meal and have the opportunity for socialization. Kitchen Volunteers may commit to one or more days per week. Most Centers are open Monday -Friday and serve at noon. This role is essential to the functions of the Congregate Program.
Service Area: Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Oakham, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, West Boylston & Worcester.
Thank you for looking at this opportunity.
This is for a VOLUNTEER opportunity.
If you have a heart for helping children in foster care, we would LOVE to hear from you.
CASA works with children that have been abused and/or neglected and are currently in the foster care system.You will be trained to become an advocate for the child(ren) on your case so that you can help the courts know what is in the best interest of the child in terms of helping them find a permanent "forever" home.
You will be the "eyes and the ears" for the judge by visiting the child(ren) once a month. You will advocate for what would be best for the child in terms of their future placement, typically to be reunified with their biological parents or to find a new adoptive home.
This is such an important work and is rewarding both to see your impact on helping a child have a voice as well as to enrich your own life.
To take the first step in joining our volunteer team, please complete the short application which can be found here:
Please contact us today at 508-TRY-CASA x106, go to www.casaworcester.org, or email us. email@example.com
We would love to get you into our next training class as soon as possible
Thanks so much!
Position Title: Volunteer Gardner
Department: Buildings and Grounds Department Contact: Manager of Facilities
Duration: ongoing April - October
The EcoTarium is a family-friendly, indoor-outdoor museum located in Worcester, Massachusetts. We offer three floors of interactive exhibits, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily Science Discovery programs, live animal habitats, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a train ride around the grounds (seasonal).
The EcoTarium has 40 acres of grounds and additional conservation land across the street. Volunteer gardeners will assist EcoTarium staff in weeding beds, pruning, invasive removal, planting, watering, and spring and fall clean-up. This is an active outdoor position and requires a lot of walking to and from jobs around the property.
Remove invasives in beds and on natural forest trails
Pick-up litter around the property and on conservation land
Help with spring and fall clean-up
Water new plantings
Must be able to work outside and walk between jobs on the EcoTarium’s 40 acres of grounds.
Must be able to squat or kneel with padding to do bed work
Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
Individuals should be comfortable working in a variety of weather conditions
Must be able to take direction and work independently and in teams
Must pass a CORI background check in accordance with EcoTarium guidelines
During the Rainbow Lunch-Supper Clubs, LGBT older adults come together to enjoy a meal and socialize in a judgement free environment. The Rainbow Supper Club gathers the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00-8:00 pm. Volunteer assistance is needed approximately 1 hour prior to mealtime through clean-up (5:00-8:30pm.) The Rainbow Supper Club is ESWA’s only evening volunteer opportunity,
The Rainbow Lunch Club meets twice monthly, the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, at noon. Similarly, volunteer assistance is needed approximately 1 hour prior to mealtime through clean up (11:00am– 1:30pm.)
Volunteers assist with setting up tables/chairs, preparing place settings, serving the meal, cleaning up, registration and more. Volunteers receive a complimentary meal during their shift.
Money Management Program Volunteers assist elders once each month to help with bill paying, checkbook reconciliations, sorting and reading mail for clients, as well as mailing monthly bills. Volunteers visit their client each month in the elder’s home for one or two hours, flexible days/time.
Service Area: Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Grafton, Hardwick, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, New Braintree, Oakham, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, West Boylston & Worcester.
(We apologize, ESWA does not have any office volunteer opportunities at this time)
Assist staff with clerical duties such as: data entry, filing, mass mailings and other necessary tasks. Assigned tasks may be performed weekly or monthly; some are special projects that we need some extra help with. No experience necessary, staff will find a job for the volunteer that matches their skill level. Weekdays Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am—5:00pm; this position has the most flexibility in regard to commitment.