Check here for local volunteer opportunity postings from organizations in our community. If you are looking to post a volunteer opportunitiy, please e-mail LCSWebsite58@gmail.com with subject: Community Posting.
THE WELCOME PROJECT
The Welcome Project is looking for volunteers for its after-school youth
program, The Mystic Wizards. Flexible commitment and open to your input. This
after-school program meant for 8 – 12 year olds who are mostly residents of the
Mystic Housing Development. The program meets on Wednesday and Thursday
afternoons from 3 – 5 pm. You are not obligated to come both days or even every
week, as long as you make your availability known to me, the coordinator. The
first hour is structured homework help but the second hour is free and the
activities done will be entirely up to volunteer staff. I will be running the
program but would like to get lots of input and ideas from other volunteers as
to activities for this hour. The students are mostly immigrants and so cultural
activities will be a big part of it, but also games, crafts, life skills
activities, maybe yoga or health-oriented activities… the options are endless!
If you love kids, teaching, and/or are interested in developing your own youth
curriculum, please contact me at LChidsey@BU.edu.
VOLUNTEER AT A BIKE RIDE!
Say thank you to the nearly 1,000 people cycling 25, 50, or 100 miles to raise money for at-risk children in the 2012 Rodman Ride for Kids by volunteering to staff the Finish Line Goody Bag table on Saturday, September 29th in Foxboro near the NE Patriots’ Gillette Stadium.Volunteers will pass out goody bags, and make sure Gatorade and sweets are available to riders as they wrap up their charity ride.
Volunteer with the Good Samaritans
The Samaritan’s purpose is “to alleviate despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.” We are looking for volunteers for our 24 hour helpline, befriending and listening to those in need of a compassionate ear. More about Samaritans is listed on our website, including our popular 5K event on Saturday, September 29th: www.samaritanshope.org. Contact LCSexecutives@gmail.com for more information on how to apply.