Check back often for upcoming one-time service events, off-campus events, and other volunteer opportunities offered through our office. If you are looking for a more sustained service experience, please also visit our Into the Streets page. Vans are always available from campus ministry to take you to and from your service opportunity - just stop in and ask!

Upcoming and Ongoing Service Opportunities:

  • Volunteer with the NAMI Wellness Project 

The need is ongoing and the project is based in Needham, MA

The NAMI Wellness Project is a new nonprofit organization that can use your volunteering energy. We help adults living with depression, PTSD (which includes returning veterans), ADHD, major mental illness, addictions, anxiety and other brain challenges, by promoting the therapeutic value of exercise, nutrition and music.

How You Can Help: We have a large house that is to be our future headquarters, and is in need of renovation: PAINTING, CLEANING, SANDING, CARPENTRY, REFINISHING, and more. We usually work on Saturdays throughout the semester, 10am-3pm.  There is plenty of work, and though we welcome students with carpentry and plumbing skills, it is not required; just be ready to get dirty! Small or large groups are welcome.

On Campus Help: We are looking for students to organize a collection day for old mp3 players and ipods; we give them away as fitness tools.

Ongoing Projects: We work straight through the semesters, and are available for individuals in need of community service time, as well as alternate Spring Break.  We have flexibility in days/times.  We are badly in need of individuals with specific skills: plumbing, tiling, carpentry, bike repair, as well as students interested in working on our television show (newtv.org/video/htbh). Visit our Facebook page: Facebook.com/NAMIWellnessProject for more info or contact Barry O'Toole at bodsquadfitness@aol.com or 781-444-0750.

  • CCD Teachers Needed!

St. John the Evangelist Parish in Canton, MA is seeking CCD teachers.  Please contact Barbara McKenney at bjsdmck@yahoo.com for more information.

CCD teachers are also needed at St. Mary's Church in Mansfield.  Please contact Jennifer Linehan at reled@stmarymansschool.org for more in formation.

Youth minister volunteers are also needed at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton, MA.  Please contact Justin Braga Justinb@stoughtonlifeteen.com for more information. 

Our Lady of Sorrows parish in Sharon has volunteer positions open in the Religion Education Program.

  • Catechists for Grades Pre-K to 5: Classes are held Sundays from 9:30 am to 10:30 am  (most in need of Grade 3 and 5 teachers)
  • Small group discussion facilitator for Middle School Program: sessions are once a month on a Sunday or Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Training, lesson plans and all materials are provided.   

The Faith Formation Office will support you all the way!

Requirements

Commitment to the children's spiritual growth.

Facilitators need strong listening and communication skills, in particular.

Must have own transportation.

Volunteers should fill out a CORI form, sign a Code of Conduct, and attend the Protecting God's Children (Virtus) training (2 hour session).

Do not miss this opportunity to serve others and have an impact on the lives of children while deepening your own faith.

If interested, please contact Mary Herx-Morrill at 781-784-2265 ext 17 or herxmorrill@comcast.net

  • New England Fitness Challenge

The New England Fitness Challenge is an overnight event being held at Gillette Stadium. Special Olympics Massachusetts is one of three charities being supported by the Fitness Challenge, and we are looking for volunteers to check in the participants as well as staff the obstacle course stations throughout the stadium.

The event takes place Saturday, September 27th through Sunday, September 28th from 10pm to 10am (yes, overnight!) at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. This would be a great activity for a group of people who wanted to volunteer together!

For more information, contact Martha Dove at 508-485-0986, x219 or Martha.dove@specialolympicsma.org. To register, visit http://soma.vsyshost.com/vsys/app/IERUXDML5V5EGD71.

  • School on Wheels Tutoring

Make a difference in the life of a student who has been impacted by homelessness in Brockton, New Bedford, Norwell, Randolph, Stoughton or Weymouth by volunteering one-two hours a week.

During our mandatory two-part training, we will prepare you for an amazing one-on-one tutoring experience with a student in grade K-12. You will meet with the same student each week and serve as a mentor and positive adult role model to help them realize their full potential!  Trainings will be held throughout September.  Visit www.sowma.org for more information and to register for training or contact Robin Gilbert, Operations Director robin@sowma.org (508) 587-9091.

 

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