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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Youth in Philanthropy

Priority deadline to apply is June 5; rolling admissions follow.

 

The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program is an experiential leadership development program designed to empower and educate local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good. As participants of YIP, students learn about needs in our community, visit local nonprofits, and grant up to $10,000 to nonprofits benefiting youth.

 

This free, 17-week program is for high school students who live or learn in MetroWest. Fall programs begin in September and run through January 28. For more information about YIP and to apply, visit yipmetrowest.org.


Additional Resources:
Youth in Philanthropy Flyer

Application Website



(posted 04/03/2020)

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Do you like being a host for an event? Volunteers Needed for Open Studios @ The Umbrella Arts Center 

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Volunteer Needed for Open Studios - 2020–
give the artists a short break during our Open Studios event. Sit in their studio and greet guests. Provide guests with information about the building and locations of restrooms.

What:
Come help us celebrate this first Open Studios in our renovated building.

Where: 
40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742 (Concord Center across from the Main library)

When: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
We need volunteers for time slots of two or more hours on: 

Saturday, April 4th   Noon – 5pm  * most needed hours are 1:30 to 4 pm
Sunday, April 5th   Noon – 5pm * most needed hours are 1:30 to 4 pm

Requirements:
Dependable, can follow directions, can work independently, good people skills and enjoy meeting new people.

Number of Volunteers needed
12 volunteers
Please specify your preferred time slot(s)


For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Kathy Warren at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

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(posted 03/04/2020; updated 03/30/2020)

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Volunteer to Assist the Instructor for Earth Float, Parade Making, and Puppet Workshops at The Umbrella

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What: 
Assist the instructor by helping participants of all ages prepare costumes, headdresses, puppets, and/or floats in preparation for Earth Day!

Help participants refurbish our favorite giant puppets: Otter, Pileated Woodpecker, Owl, Eagle, Gray Fox, and Blue Jay! 

See all about Earth Day and the workshops at https://theumbrellaarts.org/earth-day

Scroll mid-way down to see the workshops.

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When: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Saturday, April 11, 2:00-5:00pm, and Volunteer for one or more of the Float and Puppet Refurbishing Workshops.

Volunteers arrive 15 minutes before to help set up and stay 15 minutes after to help clean up.

Where: 
The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street, Concord MA

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

Number of Volunteers Needed: 1 volunteer for each workshop

Interested or have questions? Email kathy@theumbrellaarts.org to reserve a volunteer spot on our schedule. Specify which date(s) you would like to volunteer.

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

 
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(posted 03/04/2020; updated 03/30/2020)

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Young Athletes Program


Young Athletes is a free sports and play program geared to 2-7 year olds with and without intellectual disabilities. Volunteers will work 1:1 or 2:1 with a young athlete depending on their ability level to help them with the sports activities each week.

We are looking for 20-25 volunteers who can ideally meet for all six sessions or at a minimum of four sessions so they can form a relationship with the Young Athlete they are paired with. The program will be running from 9-10am on the following Sundays at Longfellow Youth Zone in Wayland:

March 29
April 5
April 26
May 3
May 17
May 31

It is an amazing opportunity and a fun way to give back to the community. Volunteers must be 16 years of age to participate without a parent and a minimum of 13 years old if a parent can accompany them. We are also able to give community service hours for school.

Volunteers can register by using this weblink:
https://www.specialolympicsma.org/wayland-community-young-athletes-volunteer-page/

For more information you can email Eric at Special Olympics: 
eric.archambault@specialolympicsma.org or call Karyn Jones at
617.909.7019



(posted 02/24/2020)

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THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED..

Usher and see the show War Paint for free at an award winning venue

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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 War Paint at

https://theumbrellaarts.org/theater

When:  THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

Show dates are: 

Thursdays on 4/30, 5/7 , 5/14  [show at 7:30 pm - ushers arrive @ 6:45 pm]

Fridays and Saturdays on 4/24, 4/25, 5/1, 5/2, 5/8, 5/9, 5/15, 5/16  [show at 8 pm – ushers arrive @ 7:15 pm]

Sundays on 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 [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 Art Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord MA  (Concord Center) * Ample free parking.

Requirements: Able to follow directions and work independently, Dependable.

To sign up to usher for War Paint click the Sign Up Genius button 

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  OR

Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

(posted 02/24/2020; updated 03/30/2020)
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THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

Assist in Art Birthday Parties

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What: - Assist the art teacher during art birthday parties. Help set up, help with the art activities and party and stay to help clean up.  A fun way to get community service hours.

Where:  The Umbrella Arts Center  40 Stow Street, Concord, MA (Concord Center)

When: Email kathy@theumbrellaarts.org for dates as these change frequently.

Number of volunteers needed: 1 volunteer for each date.***Note:  Volunteers arrive ½ hour before the party to help set up and stay ½ hour after the party to help clean up.


Requirements: 
reliable, dependable, enjoy working with kids, can follow directions.


Please only sign up if you know you can make it that day. We have no backups for volunteers.


Interested?
 Email kathy@theumbrellaarts.org. We will email you when an opportunity comes up.


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(posted 01/15/2020, Updated 03/30/2020)

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Organize Poetry for a Wayland Resident

A Wayland resident is looking for a student to help organize her poetry.

For more information, Call Lorrie Howe at 774-270-4184 (cell) or
508-358-6677 (home)


(posted 05/08/2019)
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Volunteers Needed

 


Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a certified dementia unit.  We are a small, quaint, and home-like nursing facility.  We are currently looking for volunteers to assist us in Activities with our residents. 

Some of the activities would include reading, playing board games, doing puzzles or arts and crafts.  Some of our resident just like to talk to you.  We will offer community service hours.

For more information, please contact Nancy Zraizza at 508.653.8500, ext. 203 or NZraizaa@royalhealthgroup.com


(posted 03/25/2019)

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THESE CLASSES WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

Do you like working with kids, doing art projects and working with your hands?

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What: Assist in a kids’ art class for kids in a range of ages. We have 4 classes with openings for volunteer teaching assistants.  Classes run on weekdays after school. Choose a class for the day you have free, the art medium or the age range of the kids. Email for more detailed information.

About the classes:

THESE CLASSES WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

You can see information about the classes at


https://theumbrellaarts.org/age-groups/youth-classes

When:  Classes begin soon. Classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays after school.

Requirements: Reliable, Can follow directions, like working with kids, enjoy working with your hands, dependable. You do not need art or clay experience.

Where: The Umbrella Annex, 57 ORNAC, Concord -  Across Route 2 from Emerson Hospital.  Clay classes are at 40 Stow Street in the Clay Studio. * Ample free parking.

Interested or have questions?

Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org


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(posted 01/09/2019, updated 03/30/2020)

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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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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  June 2, 9 & 23, 2020.  

Call 978.204.3926 for more information
or email dbarth@simplydirect.com


(posted 01/31/2017; updated 03/30/2020)

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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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