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.
Make a contribution to science by making rare specimens available online to the public! Enter data and publish photographs of birds, eggs, seashells, or pressed flowers.
Qualifications: Working knowledge of English, Latin or Greek. Attention to detail, ability to work with minimal supervision. Basic computer skills, good typing speed. Database training will be provided by the EcoTarium staff.
Weekdays, 3 hours per week for 5 months with the possibility of extension.
Jericho Road Worcester is seeking volunteers who have business expertise. Desired skill areas include strategic planning, business plan development, fundraising, marketing, nonprofit board governance and recruitment. Our average project is 10 hours once a volunteer is matched to a local area nonprofit.
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.
Coordinate the annual cookie sale at the troop level. Set up cookie booths, manage inventory and money, and then watch the girls light up when they earn the rewards for being the best cookie sellers ever!
Work with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and develop connections that will last a lifetime.
Troop Family and Friends
Assist with driving, activity planning, snacks, money management, or other tasks necessary to keep the troop running oh-so-smoothly from week to week.