Community Service Announcements


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

Community Service Completed Projects Form


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Community Service and Jobs for Youth

Guide to Boston service, job and internship opportunities in Boston: 
http://www.cityofboston.gov/students/working/ - includes links to community service opportunities, internship info, resume tips, and job resources in the area 

 City of Boston Youth Zone (the department of Youth Engagement and Employment: https://www.boston.gov/departments/youth-engagement-and-employment

 Zip Recruiter- Jobs for High School Students: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/high-school-jobs


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Volunteers Needed - Boston Ability Center


The Boston Ability Center is looking for a group of volunteers for the fall semester or ongoing, to volunteer at their Wellesley and Natick clinic locations.

The role is currently primarily cleaning as there are strict protocols in place and clinicians need help making sure toys and equipment are thoroughly sanitized between each treatment session. However, this is also a great opportunity for interested students to get in a lot of observation hours of pediatric occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy services.

Our volunteers typically follow clinicians around observing their sessions and helping them to clean as they go, and occasionally provide a second set of hands when needed. 

Any interested students can reach out to MacKenzie Rickert directly (mackenzie@bostonabilitycenter.com) and if there is any further information needed please email at any time.

(posted 08/24/2020)

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“Video Visits” for Elder Care

Looking for community service hours, something to include on college applications or just something to do to help others...

Students can make a 3-5 minute video for elder care organizations, introducing yourself and telling or showing something you enjoy— i.e. your pet, solving Rubik’s cube, telling about a sport, singing or reading a story. (Minors do not need to give name or location when introducing themselves.)

For example: "Hi I’m a high school junior in Massachusetts, I play basketball, bake pies and build robots. My prom has been canceled this year but instead I’m….One of the stories my grandparents… or I wanted to show you…"

See examples here: (bit.ly/SeniorVisits).

How to get started? Go to Generus’ COVID-19 volunteering page. Additional opportunities volunteering for the Generus Students to Seniors Leadership Team gaining valuable, resume-building public relations and professional communication skills.


(posted 04/20/2020)

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THE BORGEN PROJECT


The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis.

They have a volunteer position, Advocate, that may be of interest to  students. It is a 4 hour per week role, which offers experience in advocacy, meeting with Congressional Leaders, fundraising and mobilizing. The full job description is below.

Location: The programs are based online, so can be undertaken from any location.

Start Dates: We have new programs starting every month, as such applications can be received at any time, through our website. Team members choose the start date that is most appropriate for them.

Mentoring and Supervision: Our volunteers have a designated manager who will offer an induction to the program and then support them throughout their time with us, with regular online catch-up calls, training/discussion sessions, and are a point of contact for any questions or concerns throughout the program.

Our programs are unpaid, however we are happy to work with you to be able to offer students 12 weeks’ worth of work experience and community service hours if appropriate.

Please feel free to contact Kelly Gilmour, HR Manager, (outreach@borgenproject.org) with any questions about The Borgen Project and program.

Advocate
Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 3-months
Hours: 4-hours per week
Start Date: New programs begin every month, you choose the month you wish to start

This is a great entry-level volunteer position for someone looking to be part of The Borgen Project. Advocates can operate from anywhere in the U.S.

Key Responsibilities:

Serve as an ambassador for the world’s poor. Build awareness of the issues and ways people can help.
Manage and implement fundraising campaigns.
Represent The Borgen Project in your city – attend events and engage people in the cause.
Contact congressional leaders in support of key poverty-reduction programs.
Qualifications:

Excellent overall communication skills: oral, written, presentation.
Ability to self-manage and prioritize assignments.
How to Apply: To apply, send your resume to borgenproject-brgn0771@applications.recruiterbox.com


(posted 11/26/2018)
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INTERNSHIP - LET AMERICA VOTE


Come and intern with Let America Vote, Jason Kander’s new grassroots organization to protect voting rights! We are now accepting applications for our summer internship and fellowship programs – looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a first-class political operation works. 

Participants will learn the basics of how to build a grassroots field program and help to elect candidates who will fight to support and protect our fundamental voting rights. They will engage in daily field activities, learn from and have access to seasoned campaign staff, and hear from a variety of political guest speakers. By learning the basics of campaign and political organizing, we will not only put together a strong ground-game program to elect candidates that share our mission in 2017, but teach everyone involved the skills necessary to run their own campaigns in 2018 and beyond.

Hours are very flexible, and the team here at Let America Vote is a lot of fun! No experience necessary. You will walk out the door at the end of the internship knowing how to run a local field program, as well as having met some great friends.

In addition, the organization is also offering a fellowship program for participants who are looking to be even more involved. With a greater time commitment, fellows will also benefit from our Field Organizer Training Program, where they’ll learn about grassroots organizing from a team of experts, preparing them to be even more effective in their roles within the organization, and also preparing them to work effectively on future advocacy, political campaigns, and other modes of valuable civic engagement. 

To apply, please visit letamericavote.org/intern, call us at 603.493.0089 or email us at intern.newhampshire@letamericavote.org

(posted 05/31/2018)


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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 volunteer_coordinator@wgbh.org to let us know how you'd like to help.

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If interested please contact Karin Paquin at karinmpaquin@gmail.com or Michael Sanders at msanders@svtweb.org
If interested please contact Karin Paquin at karinmpaquin@gmail.com or Michael Sanders at msanders@svtweb.org
If interested please contact Karin Paquin at karinmpaquin@gmail.com or Michael Sanders at msanders@svtweb.org


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