Community Service Announcements

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

Community Service Completed Projects Form


Community Service and Jobs for Youth

Guide to Boston service, job and internship opportunities in Boston: - 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:

 Zip Recruiter- Jobs for High School Students:


Volunteer as a guide at the Umbrella Artfest

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What: Volunteers will welcome registered guests at the Entrance and Exit of our Artfest area. For health and safety reasons we need to limit the number of guests in the outdoor area and tent.  Volunteer guides will check registration and health forms to direct guests into the area. Volunteers will have a staff contact available.

Assistants will help with health guidelines, and direct the flow of guests. 

We follow the strictest safety guidelines. Volunteers will work safely outdoors.


·         Saturday May 1 - 10 am – 5 pm
·         Sundays May 2 - 10 am – 5 pm
·         Saturday May 8 - 11 am – 4 pm
·         Sunday May 9 - 11 am – 4  pm

Choose a two or four hour time slot.

Location: The Umbrella Arts Center in the Gallery
40 Stow Street, Concord MA - The Umbrella Arts Center outdoors

Requirements: Good people skills, can attend a training, enjoy art, can work independently and follow directions, dependable, reliable and follow dress requirements,

Be sure to send your available time slots. Preference given to volunteers who can commit to  two or more time slots.

More details will follow for those who sign up.

Number of Volunteers needed: 15 volunteer time slots

Interested? Questions? Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at


(posted 04/27/2021)

Umbrella Arts Center - Open Studios
Set up and Break Down

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What: Four volunteers for set up and break down 14 tables
and chairs, four 10’ x 10’ pop up tents, and helping artists
load their stuff in and out. Volunteer with a friend.
Include your friend’s full name and email address.

·          Saturday,  May 1 -  Take Down 4:30 - 5:30 pm

·         Sunday May 2 --  Set up 9:30 -10:30 AM ;
          Take Down 4:30 - 5:30 pm – or Stay and help
          for the day until 4:30 pm

·         Saturday May 8 -  Set up 9:30 -10:30 AM ;
          Take Down 4:30 - 5:30 pm

·         Sunday May 9 -  Set up 9:30 -10:30 AM ;
          Take Down 4:30 - 5:30 pm

You may choose a time slot or stay for the entire day.

Please specify what time(s) you can volunteer.

Interested or have Questions? Please email


(posted 04/27/2021)


Bring your people skills and love of art to assist at the Umbrella Art Auction for Artfest - Volunteer Docents/Assistants

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Artfest: Imagine an almost month-long re-awakening of arts in Concord this spring: The Umbrella Artfest! Most events are outdoors, on the lawn at The Umbrella or installed town-wide, while stunning art auctions will be displayed in our spacious Gallery safely, by appointment. Think …. an origami-folded doves art installation, bird kite and windsock workshops, outdoors music, Umbrella artists’ Open Studios under a big tent, evening light show, original plays, a virtual Gala, an Artwalk in town parks, and more. Come volunteer and be a part of this spectacular community event. We adhere to the strictest safety and health guidelines.

What: Volunteer Docents / Assistants will greet gallery visitors. Share information about the artwork, artists and bidding process. Training Required. Docents will help with health guidelines, so all visitors feel safe.

When: May 1st to May 16th

·         Saturday and Sundays 10 am – 2 pm

·         Wednesday 2 – 7 pm

·         Monday and Friday 10 – 2 pm

Choose a two or four hour time slot

Location: The Umbrella Arts Center in the Gallery
40 Stow Street, Concord MA - The Umbrella Arts Center outdoors

Requirements: Good people skills, can attend a training, enjoy art, can work independently and follow directions, dependable, reliable and follow dress requirements,

Be sure to send your available time slots. Preference given to volunteers who can commit to  two or more time slots.

More details will follow for those who sign up.

Number of Volunteers needed: 15 volunteer time slots

Interested? Questions? Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at


(posted 03/23/2021)


Enjoy Working with Kids?
Be a Summer Art Camp Counselor
In Training  (CIT).

Volunteer at The Umbrella Arts Center

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Volunteers assist our Summer Camp Lead Teacher & Assistant Teachers with daily camp programming and camper supervision.

Select weeks from July 12 – August 20, 2021

The Umbrella Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA

Interested? Questions?

Email Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator at

Ask for the Summer Arts Under the Umbrella Counselor in Training (CIT) Application.

Look at
for background about the Umbrella Summer Arts program. Gain Leadership Experience

What is the role of a CIT?

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.

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!

•  Follow and enforce all recommended Covid-19 Safety Protocols

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(posted 03/17/2021)

deCordova Summer Camp at the Hive

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, please read  this program description

(posted 03/15/2021)

Volunteer Hours Available

Longfellow Holistic Health Center is a small but dynamic physical therapy and massage practice located within the Longfellow Health Club. 

We have an opportunity for students to “shadow” (observe) and/or volunteer alongside the physical therapists. 

Tasks would include:

  1. stocking linens 
  2. disinfecting equipment and treatment rooms
  3. assisting patients with their exercise
  4. writing out exercise programs for patients
  5. scheduling and changing appointments

We also have opportunities to assist with visual and digital marketing, including:

  1. Writing a newsletter
  2. Developing a new website
  3. Posting bulletins or marketing strategies on social media
  4. Photographing exercises or treatment techniques

For additional information, please contact Lynne (508) 358-4900

(posted 02/22/2021)

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 ( and if there is any further information needed please email at any time.

(posted 08/24/2020)


“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: (

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)




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, ( with any questions about The Borgen Project and program.

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.

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

(posted 11/26/2018)



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, call us at 603.493.0089 or email us at

(posted 05/31/2018)




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.


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

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