Community Service Announcements

Students, please use the following form to record work on completed projects for community service credit.

Community Service Completed Projects Form

(posted 06/09/2017)

Youth in Philanthropy

The Foundation for MetroWest is now recruiting high school students for its fall Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) programin Natick and Sudbury, and we would love to have Wayland High students participate.

YIP is a free leadership program now in its 20th year of teaching local youth about the needs and assets of our community; students do not have to have any experience with community service to join. Over the course of 17 sessions, participants will work as a team to award $10,000 in grants to youth-serving nonprofits.


· YIP Natick will meet Thursdays from 7-8:30pm starting Sept. 14

· YIP Sudbury will meet Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm starting Sept. 19


The deadline to apply is August

For more information, check out this flyer.

(posted 06/08/2017)


The Hive is currently seeking volunteers for summer camp positions at deCordova, the hive. They would love to have students from Wayland High School join us. 
The hive is designed for children ages 5–12 who are curious about the world around them and interested in exploring nature and contemporary artistic ideas. Each week of camp culminates in a camper created large-scale, collaborative project inspired by the week’s unique theme.

Junior Instructors support the Instructor and the campers. They are more than extra sets of hands and eyes. Junior Instructors are crucial to the fun, helping all campers be comfortable and heard in their groups.

For more information, take a look at this flyer: Hive Junior Instructor

(posted 06/01/17)


The WGBH FunFest, a day of ice cream and music, returns Saturday, July 15 from 10am-4pm at WGBH Studios in Brighton. This fun-filled community event will feature ice cream from some of your favorite local vendors and live music performances by family-friendly artists. Kids will have the chance to play carnival games, jump on inflatables, get their face painted, and interact with beloved PBS characters!

Volunteering during FunFest is a great way for Wayland High School students to fulfill their community service requirement over the summer and support their local public media station!

 WGBH is expecting 3,000+ attendees and we need your help to ensure kids of all ages have FUN at FunFest. Please review all FunFest volunteer position descriptions listed below and interested students should email Volunteer & Marketing Manager, Jaime Reese at if they would like to help.  Please make sure they include the following information in their email response:

·      Full name

·      School/Grade Level

·      Top 3 volunteer positions in order of preference (e.g. concession stand, facepainter, icecream scooper, etc.). 

·      Preferred shift (Friday, July 14 from 2-7pm; or Saturday, July 15, 9am-1pm (staggered arrival times), 12:30-5pm, or full day) 

Date: SET-UP on Friday, July 14; 2-7pm 

Set Up Volunteer:
Work with WGBH Event Production Team to bring event items and supplies from inside One Guest Street to WGBH’s visitor parking lot, staple tablecloths to vendor and activity tables, and set up signage and tarps.

 Date: EVENT DAY on Saturday, July 15; THREE SHIFTS: 9am-1pm (staggered arrival times), 12:30-5pm, or full day. **The goal is to have first shift volunteers train second shift volunteers between 12:30-1pm.

 Admission (9am-1pm or 12:30-5pm): Sell FunFest tickets, check names off RSVP list, collect email ticket receipts and groupons, and help with line management.

Admission Line Hospitality (9am-1pm or 12:30-5pm): Help manage admission lines. Offer free ice cream and water to those waiting in line.  Distribute event maps and point guests in the right direction.

Concession Stand (12:30-5pm): Make and distribute popcorn or cotton candy to event guests.

Exit Volunteer (12:30-5pm): Stand by North Beacon Street exit to ensure no one enters and let guests know about exit behind the stage area.

Face Painter (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm): Design simple color images on kids’ faces. **Sample drawings will be provided as examples.

Food Sampler (9:45am-1pm or 12:30-5pm): Distribute food and beverage samples to event guests.

Freezer Truck Runner (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm): Make sure ice cream is going to the correct vendor table.  **Volunteers should be able to comfortably lift 30-40 pounds if necessary.

Ice Cream Scooper (9:15am-1pm or 12:30-5pm): Serve delicious ice cream (provided by our generous vendors) to hungry guests in the mood for a refreshing sweet treat on a hot summer day.

Kids’ Carnival Games (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm): Provide guests with game instructions; help manage line and distribute prizes.

Kids’ Coloring Station (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm): Volunteers will keep the coloring area tidy, encourage kids to draw, and hang up artwork.

Kids’ Coding Activity (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm): Assists guests with PBS KIDS ScratchJr app using a tablet. Volunteers don’t need specific coding experience but should be able to use a tablet (iPad or Android). Familiarity with Scratch or ScratchJr would be helpful. WGBH Education will provide training once volunteers arrive.

Merchandise Assistant (12:30-5pm): Provide excellent customer service to our guests as they shop for event keepsakes.

Moonbounce Patrol (9:30am-1pm): Help maintain moonbounce order, group kids by age to ensure safety, manage line, and keep track of jump time to keep line moving.

Parking Volunteer (9:30am-1pm): Wave to traffic on One Guest Street; direct cars inside garage for event parking.  

Water Cooler Volunteer (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm): Refill water jugs, replenish cup supply, make sure guests know water is available – and stay hydrated!

FunFest Information Flyer

(posted 05/31/17)



Give back to your community and be a youth leader.
Dates: August 7 - 11
Time Monday - Friday -- 10am - 3pm

For more information, click here.

(posted 05/24/17)


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)


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 May 2 & 23; June 13; and July 11 & 18.
  Call 978-204-3926 for more information or email

(posted 01/31/2017; updated 4/28/17)

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