Category Archives: Ongoing Opportunities

Horizons for Homeless Children Seeking Playspace Volunteers!

i3cHorizons for Homeless Children is an organization that improves the lives of young homeless children and their families. They are looking for volunteers for the Playspace program. Play is really important for child development, so this is a chance to provide Playspaces in shelters for children. 

 Volunteers have to commit to working at a Playspace for two hours once a week for six months. Shifts are available weekdays between 8-9pm, but many of the shifts take place in the evenings from 6-8pm. They are looking for volunteers interested in working with the homeless population, especially if they have previous experience working with children. These volunteers should take initiative in planning and leading activities for the children. The Playspaces are designed to be developmentally appropriate for children ages 0-6. To become a PAL, you must fill out an application, pass a background check, provide two references, and complete a training. 

 Playspace Activity Leader (PAL) new volunteer training will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 19thand 20th from 6-8:30pm at HHC headquarters: 1705 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury MA 02119. Please feel free to attend the training and invite a friend to come along! Paper applications will be available at the door if you have not registered in advance.

 For any questions during the training, please call the office cell phone at 781-686-8065.​​

Boston’s House of Sufism Seeking Volunteers!

Boston’s House of Sufism is looking for volunteers to assist with a local hunger and homelessness initiative. The group takes a flexible, multi-faceted approach to addressing these issues, including distributing excess food from bakeries and grocery stores directly to shelter residents, organizing to raise money and donations for specific requests, and serving a weekly home-cooked meal at a homeless shelter.

The House of Sufism has worked with Boston shelters for several years, including the Pine Street Inn, Rosie’s Place, and St. Francis House. Recently, they’ve have developed a relationship with Boston’s only all-youth shelter, Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Serving with the House of Sufism is a unique opportunity to work on the ground with local shelter residents in a warm and informal setting. Volunteers are welcomed to join at whatever capacity best suits them, whether for several hours a week or one Sunday afternoon a month.

For more information, please contact Flora Lang or visit http://www.nimatullahisufiboston.org/charity.html.

Funds available through TISCH College for community projects!

Do you have a great project idea that will improve a community? Interested in active citizenship? Apply online today!

The Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement can help! The Tisch Fund aims to provide funding for projects, events, and programs with a connection to active citizenship in a clear community-identified need.  Applications are live at our website: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/tischfund/. For more information and questions, please contact Danica Fisher at: Danica.Fisher@tufts.edu.

Ongoing Opportunity: Volunteer for Branches

The Center at Castle Square, a community center located near Tufts Medical Center, is looking for student volunteers to help out at their afterschool mentorship program. If you are interested in being a mentor, check out the information and flyer below!

"The Center at Castle Square is a community center that houses a variety of education, technology, and leadership programs for all ages. We are looking for volunteers to help us run our afterschool youth programs (K2-12) by providing academic support, leading fun enrichment activities, playing games, and being a positive role model and mentor. Our programs have small staff-to-youth ratios and our community culture is tight-knit. Our programs generally run from 4-7 pm every weekday. The Center is at 464 Tremont Street, close to the Arlington T station and the Tufts Medical T station. For more information and to receive a detailed volunteer handout, please contact Nathan Chow at nchow@cstoboston.org or at 617-482-4605 x103."

Center in Castle Square Volunteer PDF