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School Gardens Internship

REC’s School Gardens program is seeking an intern to support school garden programming, for our network of 20 schools gardens throughout the city of Worcester. Schools in our network receive free workshops based around garden education, free seedlings and compost in the spring, and year-round garden support. We are seeking an intern to support garden management needs at our school gardens sites. Intern will work closely with our Garden Education Fellow and will be involved in working with garden coordinators and kids. Responsibilities include assisting with fall check-ins and school garden visits, planting/gardening support, workshop development, and other physical/administrative tasks. All internships are unpaid but provide invaluable insight into: urban agriculture, food justice, environmental justice, non-profit management, and customer service. Interns will learn what it is like working in a hugely diverse city like Worcester and the importance of honoring food justice by working in low-income, food-insecure neighborhoods. Interns are an integral part to the success of the REC’s Farmer’s market program and are part of what makes the program sustainable. If available through your educational institution, the REC is willing to help interns obtain credit for their work with us. Skills Needed: Enjoy working with children Ability to work independently, and in team Comfort working outdoors and getting their hands dirty Enthusiastic about local food, food justice, and environmental education Reliable transportation: access to a vehicle a plus Ability to work 6-10 hours per week.

Worcester, MA

Through 12/31/18

Mobile Market Internship

The Regional Environmental Council is a grassroots environmental and food justice organization that has been working in Worcester since 1971. The REC’s primary goal with the Farmers Market Program is to provide fresh, healthy, and affordable produce to Worcester’s most underserved and low-income neighborhoods. By placing our Mobile Farmers' Market stops in the most food-insecure neighborhoods in Worcester, we commit to creating access to healthy, affordable, local food to the families and individuals who need it most. The REC Mobile Market operates Tuesday through Friday through the end of October and serves 16 stops per week. We run market stops on a more limited schedule in November and December. We are seeking interns to support staff at our Mobile Market sites. These positions will work directly with our market managers to best serve customers. Candidates must commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week and have access to their own transportation or be able to work around the Mobile Market stop schedule. Duties include: loading produce into van, market display set-up/breakdown, stocking produce, selling produce, answering customer questions and organizing produce storage at our walk-in cooler. Responsibilities could also include administering surveys, taking pictures, creating social media content, and gathering customer stories at each market location. All internships are unpaid but provide invaluable insight into: urban agriculture, food justice, environmental justice, non-profit management, and customer service. Interns will learn what it is like working in a hugely diverse city like Worcester and the importance of honoring food justice by working in low-income, food-insecure neighborhoods. Interns are an integral part to the success of the REC’s Farmer’s market program and are part of what makes the program sustainable. If available through your educational institution, the REC is willing to help interns obtain credit for their work with us. Skills Needed Ability to lift 50 pounds and work in adverse weather Enthusiasm for working directly in the communities we serve Being comfortable with and respectful of diversity Reliable transportation required, access to a vehicle is a plus Familiarity with the regional food system and food justice work is a plus Spanish, Vietnamese, Albanian, Nepali, and other non-English languages are a plus To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Ashley Carter at farmersmarket@recworcester.org. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis to start ASAP.

Worcester, MA

Through 12/31/18

Volunteer Gardner 1-2times a week

Position Title: Volunteer Gardner Department: Buildings and Grounds Department Contact: Manager of Facilities Duration: ongoing April - October Position Summary: 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. Responsibilities: Weed beds Mulch 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 Edge beds Qualifications: 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

Worcester, MA

Through 10/31/18

Volunteer to help Abused and/or Neglected children in Foster Care

Thank you for looking at this 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: https://www.casaworcestercounty.org/volunteer-application-2 Please contact us today at 508-TRY-CASA x106, go to www.casaworcester.org, or email us at volunteers@thecasaproject.org Don't wait! We would love to get you into our next training class as soon as possible! Thanks so much!

Worcester, MA

8/1/18 10:30 AM +more

Play with young homeless children

Playspace Program: Horizons for Homeless Children created the Playspace Program with the belief that play is essential to healthy childhood development, and every child has the right to play. To make healthy play possible for children living in shelters in Massachusetts, regional staff build and maintain developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed, “kid-friendly” spaces and stocks them with books, toys, games and arts materials. These Playspaces provide the opportunity for children to have a safe place to play, use their imaginations, heal from trauma, and just have fun. Our volunteers, called Playspace Activity Leaders (PALs), have a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the children’s lives by providing them opportunities for play that are critical for learning and growth. Volunteers go to a shelter based Playspace once a week, the location/day/time each week to play with young children. Volunteering: Horizons for Homeless Children is looking for committed & dependable volunteers who: Can commit 2 hours a week for 6 months or more to volunteering Volunteers attend the same time and location weekly Most needed times are Mon-Thurs 6-7:30pm, some daytime shifts 10-12 in Worcester and Devens, 9:30-11:30 in Framingham Are at least 16 years old If under 18 a guardian must both attend the training and volunteer with minor volunteer Can attend a one-time, 3-hour training that covers everything from homelessness on a state and local level to early childhood development Trainings are held on an ongoing basis throughout the state, you can attend any training location and then volutneer close to home. To view our current trianing schedule visit: http://horizonschildren.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer-network/pals/pal-volunteer-trainings/ Contact Casey at czink@horizonschildren.org for more information

Worcester, MA

Through 10/5/18

Rainbow Lunch-Supper Volunteers

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.

Worcester, MA

Through 1/31/30

Bill Payer Volunteer

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.

Worcester, MA

Through 1/31/30

Office Assistant Manager

The Office Assistant Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The Office Assistant Manager role includes: Assisting in maintaining office services Assisting in maintaining office records Assisting in maintaining office efficiency Completing other related tasks as required

Worcester, MA

Through 10/7/18

Office Executive directors /Office Administrative or Administrators

Date Posted: Jul 4, 2011 Category: Volunteer Opportunities 276 Broadway Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150 Ministries of aides International, INC. (MAII) is a Humanitarian Charitable, nonprofit organization Relief operating in the united states and the northern region of Haiti providing HOPE to the unfortunate children, and families in needs. the Ministries of aides international is Looking for a wo

Chelsea, MA

Through 10/7/18

Grant Writer

MAII is looking for a person to volunteer as a Grant Researcher for our Research Sponsored Programs. Ministries of Aides International Inc. MAII) is non-profit organization that is helping families and children through education, food, clothing, shelter, and medical help. The Grant Writer is responsible for the preparation of proposals and grant applications, and for professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities; Identifying funding opportunities and new program areas to match MAII’s priorities, using research tools; Generating revenue for MAII’s programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant/fund-raising proposals. No previous volunteer experience is required. Hours are flexible. If interested, Please contact us at 617-250-8516 or email us your resume at maiivolunteers@gmail.com. You can also visit our website at www.themaii.org.

Worcester, MA

Through 10/7/18

Become a Big Brother!

Caring, responsible men, we need you! There is currently a wait list of 60 boys at Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting for a mentor Big Brother like you. Each of them will wait one year before getting that Big Brother, unless more men step up! Become a "Big" today, and you can have a BIG impact on a child in need in your local community. Children in our program range from ages 6-12, and need additional support because of a challenge they are facing, such as bullying in school or coming from a single parent family. Big Brothers commit to seeing their Little Brothers 3-4 times a month for one year. They can meet any day, any time, and it can change week to week. It is totally flexible and up to you! Being a mentor is about being present, not perfect. Bigs and Littles do things like visit the park, go to the movies, take hikes, and more! If you have an interest or passion, chances are that is something you can share with a Little, whether it be sports, the outdoors, art, or science! Email Colleen.Schroth@bbbscm.org today and find out how you can have a BIG impact!

Through 3/26/19

Office Volunteer (no opportunities at this time)

(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.

Through 1/31/30

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By adminEdit. Fri, 25 May 2018

On June 5, 2018, Berkshire Bank is participating in their Xtraordinary Day. All Berkshire Bank offices are closing at noon so their employees can spend the rest of the day volunteering in the communities they serve. Thank you to Berkshire Bank and to all of its employees for helping deliver positive impact to our communities. […]

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By adminEdit. Tue, 22 May 2018

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