Some of the ways you can help:
* Pick up food, with staff, at the Worcester County Food Bank
*Assist in our pantries with organizing food and working with clients
*Assist in the clothing closet (sort donations, help clients find items)
*Organize a drive (school supplies, hygiene products, diapers, baby items, Christmas gifts, and more)
* Provide dinner to our 12 families at Youville House Family Shelter in Worcester
* Work with individuals with developmental disabilities at the Mercy Centre
* Assist with painting and weeding at the Mercy Centre
* Assist individuals in need of financial literacy (Catholic Charities has a curriculum)
* Interpret for individuals who speak Nepalese, Kinyarwanda and Arabic, our Refugee Resettlement program
*Drive refugees to appointments
There are a variety of ways volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club make a difference, including planning or carrying out special events, teaching specialized classes to members or staff, helping out at Kid’s Café or offering administrative support in our offices. Whether you are interested in volunteering alone, or with a group, opportunities abound.
There are many ways to get involved with AYFS:
Help with quarterly newsletter – typing, publishing, addressing – time commitment of a few hours once every three-four months
Help with seasonal maintenance i.e. raking leaves, cleaning gutters, etc. – time commitment of a few hours once every three-four months
Tutor a student once/week at our after school program – time commitment of one hour per week.
Holiday Helpers to prepare and distribute food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas
Providing tutoring, mentoring, child care, pro bono professional services and skills training are just a few examples of how our volunteers help create real and lasting change in others.
Ascentria employees and the people that we serve truly appreciate and value our volunteers! Our volunteers enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. They find their work to be interesting and tremendously rewarding. Many of our volunteers have shared with us that making a positive impact on the well-being of others is life changing and leaves them feeling personally fulfilled. Tell us your interests and we can match you to the right opportunity for you
Help the Red Cross and our partners install 100,000 free smoke alarms nationwide in April and May, leading up to our one millionth smoke alarm installation.
There are a variety of ways to help at this event. Please see below for a general description of these options and following the link below to sign up
Volunteer Safety Educator: Educates the family on fire safety
and assists with completing a disaster plan while the smoke alarms
are being installed. This volunteer should be comfortable speaking
with a wide variety of individuals.
Volunteer Smoke Alarm Installer: Installs smoke alarms in
homes during the canvassing event. This volunteer should be
comfortable using a ladder and a power drill.
Volunteer Documenter: Records information about each home
and the number of alarms installed. This person should be
comfortable completing basic paperwork.
To Sign Up, visit: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org
ReStore is our open to public retail outlet that sells donated new and gently used home furnishings and building materials! The proceeds from all items sold at ReStore go to funding our home build missions. The MetroWest/Greater Worcester ReStore generates enough funds to build a home a year, while also keeping over 450 tons of usable materials out of landfills! Volunteer tasks at ReStore will consist of sort/assemble donations, moving items to the store floor, assisting in pricing items, assisting in creating displays, reorganizing/cleaning departments. Never a dull moment! All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Those under 18 will have to have our waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Safety waivers will be provided by Habitat. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Gravity is real, and we like all of volunteers to keep the toes they have. Also wear comfortable clothing that you won't mind getting dirty. The shift will start with a brief introduction and safety orientation.
Throughout the year, we schedule trail clearing,
blazing, and maintenance activities to keep our
conservation areas available and easily accessible
to the public. We supply the tools but need
volunteers who can spend a couple of hours helping
us trim vegetation, clear fallen trees and limbs,
paint trail blazes, and whatever is required to keep
the trails passable.
For specific times and locations, please contact GWLT or check our website or Facebook Postings for event listings.
Throughout the year, we have ongoing property&
signage projects that include layout, timber hewing,
routing, and installation.
Sign and Timber Hewing Events happen every other Thursday morning from 9am to noon at Cascading Waters (135 Olean Street, Worcester). Occasionally the location changes if we are planning on installing a sign or collecting logs for timber hewing.
Best to contact GWLT or check our website ( or Facebook to confirm location.