Community Service Announcements

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

Community Service Completed Projects Form


Foundation for MetroWest is excited to share that it is once again offering Youth in Philanthropy this spring. 

Wayland High School students are welcome to apply to either YIP Weston or YIP Sudbury.



YIP Weston

YIP Sudbury


Youth in Philanthropy(YIP) is an opportunity for students to become leaders in our community. Participants learn the importance of philanthropy and the needs that exist in our backyard. YIP students evaluate grant proposals and award $10,000 in grants.


High school students who live or learn in Weston and surrounding towns

High school students who live or learn in MetroWest


Weston Public Library

The Grange Hall, Sudbury


Mondays,7:00-8:30 PM, beginning 1/22

Full schedule

Tuesdays,7:00-8:30 PM, beginning 1/23

Full schedule





Fill out a short form online by 1/5

Fill out a short form online by 1/5

For more information please take a look at these flyers:
YIP Weston
YIP Sudbury

(posted 12/04/2017)

Winter Market 2017 Volunteers


Join the artists of The Umbrella Community Arts Center and invited Guest Artists as we open our doors for our annual Winter Market, a festive seasonal celebration of fine art and craft.


There will be musicians in the halls and free kids art activities. This event is an enjoyable way to do community service.


What: Volunteers can be greeters helping guest find their way around the building (we provide a building map).  Volunteers can help with kids art projects. Volunteers help artist’s in their studio get a break during the show. See fine art, meet charming people, and be part of our enchanting community event.  See


Where:  40 Stow Street,   Concord, MA 01742 (Concord Center).  Free parking. On the commuter rail.



·         Friday December 1st 2017 from 1pm – 6pm

·         Saturday December 2nd 2017 from 11am – 5 pm

·         Sunday December 3 rd 2017 from 11am – 5pm


Send your choice of day and time. Choose any two hour or more time slot.


Interested? Contact Kathy Warren at Include your available day(s) and times. ***Note: Please send your email by Wednesday, November 29th. Thank you



(posted 11/27/2017)

Man a kettle and ring a bell at the STOP & SHOP supermarket in Wayland center for an hour this Christmas season.

Operating times are Monday thru Saturday 9am to 5pm from Dec. 1 to Dec. 23.

Call 508-358-4318 for a day and hour that would be good for you. You will find the hour rewarding.

(posted 11/15/2017)

Usher and see the show Working 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 3.5 community service hours. Great for all ages!

About the show:

You can see information about WORKING at 

When:  Show dates are: 

Friday/Saturdays: Nov. 17, 18, 24 and 25; Dec. 1 and 2  at 8 pm                                             
Nov.19 and 26; 
                                               Dec. 3  at 3:00 

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

  Where: The Umbrella Annex, 57 ORNAC, Concord (Concord Center) MA* Ample free parking.

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.

For more volunteer opportunities visit:
(posted 10/19/2017)



Do you love books?  Do you love to read?  Do you have an interest in working with children?  Then this volunteer opportunity is for you! 

The days and times we need volunteers are as follows:
Every Monday from 1:30-2:15, Every Wednesday from 11:45-12:35, and alternating Wednesdays from 1:15-2. 

Duties include checking books in and out, shelving books, setting up book displays, and helping students with library learning stations. 

If you are interested please contact Debbie Bell at

(posted 10/12/2017)


Interested in getting to know the seniors in our community?
Come volunteer at Sunrise in Wayland and Whitney Place in Natick!

Volunteers will be playing board games, reading, painting, etc. with the residents at Sunrise in Wayland and Whitney Place in Natick. The level of mental capability varies between these residents, as some of these residents do have Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Doing these activities is a great way to keep these seniors mentally active and can have a positive effect on those suffering from mental illnesses.

Contact Aaditi Narayanan at if you have any questions.

(posted 10/04/2017)

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)


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 December 5 & 19, 2017; January 9, 23 & 30; February 13 & 27; March 13, 20 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 1, 8 & 22; and June 5, 12 & 26, 2018

Call 978-204-3926 for more information
or email

(posted 01/31/2017; updated 4/28/17; updated 9/6/17, updated 11/15/17)

Intern on a farm

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


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