Community Service Announcements

Counselors in Training for Summer Camp @ The Umbrella community arts center


What: CITs are “counselors-in-training”. The purpose of the CIT program is for high school aged young adults ages 14-16 to develop a sense of responsibility through observation, participation, planning and implementation, as well as to assist in the classroom.  CIT’s have the opportunity to be a great help to both the teachers and to the children.

A great experience and good way to get community service credits.

Where:  The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord

When: Two weeks between July 3rd – August 25th 2017

Deadline: Application deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017 Soon!

RequirementsMust be 14 to 16 years old. Must be reliable, dependable, enjoy working with kids, can follow directions.

The Umbrella’s EXPECTATIONS for CITs

·         Above all, spend time with the children.  The children need to know you are here to help them.

·         Be on time and let the Program Coordinator know when you go on break or go home.

·         Wear nametags.  This helps the kids, the teachers and Umbrella staff.

·         Be a positive role model.

·         Engage with the children in a fun and positive way.

·         Work with the teachers in a helpful, constructive way.

·         Do your part in the cleanup process, if everybody helps, it takes less time to accomplish all the tasks.

·         Gain an awareness of what is needed at any particular time, TAKE INITIATIVE.

·         Help to INSPIRE!

 Interested or Have Questions? Email for an application

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(posted 04/06/17)


Earth Day –Volunteers needed

What: Volunteer for a variety of tasks at the exciting Earth Day Celebration.   Earth Day – River Ceremony, A Parade, Giant puppets, stilters, dancers, music, costumes, banners, a festival, crafts for all ages. Good food, fun and fantastic offerings. Teens get community service hours. A spectacular event.


When:  Saturday April 22, 2017 from 8:30 am. Volunteer for 2.5 hours up to the whole day.

Where: Umbrella Community Arts Center - 40 Stow Street,   Concord, MA 01742 (Concord Center)

 Interested or have questions? Email Contact us for a schedule of events and a variety of volunteer opportunities.

 This has been a big hit with teens and adults in the past.

      Requirements: Dependable, can follow directions, can work independently, reliable, good people skills

                       Musketaquid Arts & Environment

A program of the Umbrella Community Arts Center


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 (posted 04/06/17)


Usher and see the show BIG FISH 
at an award winning venue


 What: Ushers take tickets and give out programs before the performance. Volunteer ushers see the show for free. Teens can earn community service hours.

About the showYou can see information about BIG FISH at

When:  Performance dates are: 

Apr 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5th ,6th  [show at 8 pm - ushers @ 7:15 pm]

Apr 23, 30, May 7th [show at 3 pm;  ushers arrive @ 2:15 pm

Ushers arrive 45 minutes before show time and stay to help pick up after the show.

Where: The Umbrella community arts center, 40 Stow Street, Concord (Concord Center) MA  * Ample free parking. On commuter rail.

Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at

Interested? Please specify your available times. Reserve your usher spot before Wednesday noon of the week before the show you wish to usher.

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 (posted 04/06/17)


Volunteer Teaching Assistants - April Vacation Week Program 2017

Bring your enjoyment of ART and working with KIDS


What:  Teaching Assistants for April Vacation Week. Assist Teachers during vacation art camp.

A popular teen volunteer assignment!

Where:  The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord

When: Tuesday, April 18th  to Friday, April 21st 2017. * See hours below.

Time Commitment: Choose all day or half days. Volunteer teaching assistants who are scheduled for full days should arrive at 8:30am and stay until 4:30 pm. Half day MORNING volunteer teaching assistants should arrive at 8:30am and leave at 1:00 pm. Half day AFTERNOON volunteer teaching assistants should arrive at 12:30pm and leave at 4:30pm. Extended day available until 5:30pm. More details will follow closer to the date.

Requirements: Outgoing, high energy, dependable, ability to take initiative, enjoy working with kids, ability to follow directions, excellent character, integrity, and flexibility.

Interested? Email

Please specify if you would prefer half day (mornings or afternoons) or full day for the week. Preference given to those who can commit to all four days.

April Vacation Week Theme: GREEN Week!

Welcome SPRING and join us in celebrating and exploring – earth-friendly recycled materials through art making. Projects are aimed at building sustainable practices in everyday living.
Reduce, reuse and recycle...transform plastic parts, newspaper, cardboard, scrap fabrics, and recycled ceramics into art.  Turn what some people call trash into beautiful art.  Collect art materials from nature while exploring our local environment and learning about plants and animals.  Students will have the opportunity to work in the mediums of Drawing & Painting, 2D and 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Performing Arts, Art & Nature, Woodworking/Workshop, Digital Arts and Film Making, and More!  Join us, and let the art adventures begin.

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See our current volunteer opportunities at

(posted 3/23/17)

2017 Annual High School Community Service Awards

Honor High School students who serve 50 hours or more of community service in the Wayland area.  Nominations of friends, fellow Wayland students, residents of Wayland who attend independent high schools or self-nominations are accepted.

Nominations are due April 1, 2017.

For more information, take a look at this flyer and nomination materials.

(posted 3/9/17)
Volunteer at a medical clinic
     Did you know there’s a FREE medical clinic in Sudbury?  The MetroWest Free Medical Program has been offering free medical services for over ten years; it is one of the largest free clinics in the state. 
     Most Tuesdays the clinic operates in space donated by the Temple Beth El in Sudbury (next to the fire station) and serves over 1,000 patients a year.  Student volunteers are needed to both set-up and take down the equipment. 
     Each shift only takes about 45 minutes and involves moving and setting up beds, supplies and equipment.  You can have a real impact on our community!  Next clinics:  Tuesdays, 4:30 pm on March 21, 28, April 4 & 25.
  Call 978-204-3926 for more information
or email

(posted 01/31/2017; updated 3/9/17)

Intern on a farm

The Natick Community Organic Farm is accepting applications for Senior Internships.  For more information, click here.
(posted 01/12/2017)

Need Help Moving Furniture
     A woman who lives in the Mainstone Condos in Wayland is looking for 2 strong boys to move some heavy furniture. 

     Should only take 1-2 hours either after school one day or on a weekend. 
     If interested, call Patty Kussell at 
617.633.3079 for more information.  Leave a message if she doesn't answer immediately.
(posted 01/12/2017)

Award $10,000 to Local Nonprofits

Interested in making a positive impact? Learning how to evaluate nonprofits? Granting money?

 Join Youth in Philanthropy!

YIP is a free, 17-week extracurricular program for high school students that offers an introduction to various forms of philanthropy and community involvement. Learn what needs exist in our community, read real grant applications that come in to the Foundation for MetroWest, and ultimately award $10,000 in grants to local youth-serving nonprofits.

Apply at by January 9!
Contact Kimberly Blakemore,, with any questions.

(posted 01/04/2017)


Bingo Callers
Traditions of Wayland is looking for bingo callers from 
6:15-8:15 every night- pick any night! Ideally 6-8 week commitment.

Please contact for more information.
(posted 11/03/2016)


Are You A Snow Angel? 

Sign up to be a Snow Angel for an older Wayland resident this winter. You'll shovel the walk and entrance (no driveways!) when it snows. And you'll make someone's day easier and safer. Contact Ann Gordon at the Wayland Council on Aging to sign up,
(posted 11/01/2016)


Teen Tech Tutors 

Do your grandparents (or your parents) ask for your help with technology, whether it's their phone or laptop? Are you good at explaining things, and patient as your "student" learns? Why not use that skill for community service? Be a Teen Tech Tutor and get paired with an older Wayland resident one-on-one for up to three one-hour sessions to answer their questions about how to use their device. Meet at the library on a schedule you choose. You won't believe how grateful your students will be for your help and attention. To sign up, contact Ann Gordon at the Wayland Council on Aging,
(posted 11/01/2016)

Reducing Achievement Gaps (RAG) needs high school volunteers to mentor, tutor and be positive role models for 5th and 6th grades students at the Woodrow Wilson School on 169 Leland Street in Framingham. 

Woodrow Wilson and JFS run two programs through RAG called All-Stars and Math Academy. They runs from October 18 (training day is 10/11 from 3:00-5:00through June 6 Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:00-5:30. Volunteers can pick one or both days but we are in great need for volunteers on Wednesdays!


Volunteers can get more info from:  

Kayla Hopkins

508-875-3100 x220


WGBH - Needs Volunteers:
The office of volunteers at WGBH would like to offer volunteer opportunities to high school students 16 years old and older. 

Volunteering would include working at various events hosted by the station, and interacting with staff and other volunteers.

Specific events would include the Classical Cartoon Fest in March; Fun Fest in July; and the taping of High School Quiz show in January/February.

If you are interested in offering this opportunity to your students, please provide the following information:

* School name

* Annual community service requirements

* Contact name and title

* Contact email

Director of Volunteers Jaime Reese will contact you.

Thanks in advance for being part of the WGBH community.

Contact us at 617-300-4211 or email to let us know how you'd like to help.


Greetings Students!

One Earth Collaborative is a program of Open Spirit – A Place of Hope, Health, and Harmony, and seeks to foster community through our shared connection to the Earth.

One Earth Collaborative is dedicated to transforming our consciousness and our culture by acknowledging and strengthening our spiritual connection to the Universe and all it contains and allowing that connection to move us to action and to meaningful changes in our lives and in our communities.

One Earth Collaborative achieves its goals through:

1) connecting people through conscious conversations, shared celebrations, interfaith learning, and advocacy for the Earth and its inhabitants;

2) nurturing our spiritual connection to the Earth and each other through outdoor exploration and interaction, for ourselves and our children, storytelling, and deep listening to strengthen us individually and communally; and

3) working together and sharing wisdom to help us learn to live more sustainably as individuals and as communities.

What we need:

One Earth Collaborative seeks assistance with online publicity and social media development. Being comfortable with writing and an interest in the outdoors are helpful. This work can be done at home and at the home of Rabbi Katy Allen, the facilitator of One Earth, who lives within walking distance of the high school.

For more information, please contact Katy Allen at  or 508-358-5996.

If interested please contact Karin Paquin at or Michael Sanders at
If interested please contact Karin Paquin at or Michael Sanders at
If interested please contact Karin Paquin at or Michael Sanders at