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:

  • Annual Classic Cartoon Festival

The Annual Classical Cartoon Festival returns Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10am-4pm at Boston’s Symphony Hall located on 301 Massachusetts Avenue. This fun-filled community event will feature Warner Bros. cartoons set to classical music on a giant screen along with live performances. Kids will have the chance to participate in interactive games, enjoy face painting, and more! PBS characters Word Girl, Clifford, Curious George, Arthur, Chirp, and Daniel Tiger will join them!

WGBH is expecting 4,000+ attendees and we need volunteers to help ensure kids of all ages have a “noteworthy” time. Please  e-mail Volunteer Manager Jaime Reese (jaime_reese@wgbh.org) if you are interested.  You can see a list of positions here and a flyer about the event here.  

  • National Kidney Foundation

Health Screening Volunteers Needed (CLINICAL & NON-CLINICAL roles available)  - 11/1/14 (Attleboro, MA)

KEEP Healthy is the NKF's free community-based screening program. Clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed at our upcoming kidney screening at the Attleboro YMCA on Saturday, November 1st from 11:30am-4:00pm. Volunteers with clinical training will take blood pressure and conduct urine testing. Non-clinical volunteer positions range from registration to measuring participants’ Body Mass Index (BMI). KEEP Healthy screenings are a great way to get more involved in your local community. Individual and Group opportunities available. Call (800) 542-4001 x105 or email natalie.jonsson@kidney.org for more information.

Become a Kidney Community Educator! - Ongoing opportunity
Help raise kidney health awareness by becoming a Kidney Community Educator! Volunteer on an ongoing basis to deliver a short presentation on kidney health to groups in your community. One-on-one and group volunteer training available. No clinical training necessary. For more information call (800) 542-4001 x105 or email natalie.jonsson@kidney.org.

Health Fair Volunteers – Ongoing opportunity
Volunteers are needed across New England to represent the NKF at community and corporate health fairs. Fairs typically last 4 hours and are a fun opportunity to interact with your local community and those interested in learning more about kidney health. Contact natalie.jonsson@kindey.org for more information.

  • Haunted House Help!

This is a one time service opportunity.

Girl Scouts is currently looking for volunteers to assist us with our Semi-Haunted Halloween Hikes program on Friday 10/24 in Waltham, MA and runs from 5-10pm. Volunteers would be needed from about 4-10:30.

Program Description: 

Walk the trail, if you dare. Travel through the woods and meet different characters along the way. Will they give you a trick or a treat? Only the bravest will find out!

If you are interested or want more information, contact Katherine Peacock at kpeacock@girlscoutseasternmass.org or 774-766-6942.

  • Brockton Holiday Parade

    The Downtown Brockton Association is currently preparing for their upcoming Holiday Parade, they need your assistance in their preparation!

The Downtown Brockton Association is searching for interested students to help them to prepare for this event.  The parade takes place on November 29th.  The committee meets every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm at Joe Angelo's.  If you are interested in representing Stonehill College on this planning committee and  learn more about the history and events of the city of Brockton, please consider offering your time and talents to this fun event.  For more information visit their website here or  contact Melissa Rodriguez mrodriguez375@yahoo.com or 774-240-7412.

  • 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

  • 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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