One Day Volunteer Opportunity (4/15, Boston)

Art Resource Collaborative for Kids (ARCK) is looking for responsible volunteers to help at our Kids Art Zone at the “One Mile to Go – Block Party” hosted by CITGO at Kenmore Square on Beacon Street on April 15, 2024. Volunteers will be responsible for helping facilitate kids art projects that ARCK will be providing. Experience working with youth to make art is a bonus. Volunteer shifts are available from 9 am – 5 pm, with each shift being two hours long. This is a great opportunity to receive credit for volunteer hours if applicable, and ARCK is happy to sign any forms that are necessary for this. All volunteers will also receive a free ARCK shirt!

ARCK, a 501(c)(3) established in 2012, is an innovative education non-profit dedicated to bringing creative education to under-resourced public schools. Through our unique teaching framework and deep collaboration with partners, we advance student well-being and creativity—skills crucial to students’ future success. ARCK is reimagining education as a holistic community, inspiring students from all backgrounds to thrive and flourish as inspired innovators.

Here is the link to the form to sign-up for shift(s) on 4/15: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B49A8AF23A5FAC52-48337975-marathon

If you have any questions, please reach out to Isabella Chung, Marketing and Communications Intern, at marcommintern@arckboston.org

Volunteer at Red Cloud Indian School (South Dakota)

Maȟpíya Lúta | Red Cloud School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is looking for volunteers. This program includes 1-2 years of post-undergrad service working as teachers, teacher aids, coaches, bus drivers, etc. at the school. You can see more about the program here.

A lot of our volunteers use this opportunity as a time to do service and experience a new culture before jumping into grad school, or as an opportunity to explore the possibility of teaching long term. Volunteers do not have to have a teaching degree or be interested in teaching as a career. It is open to all majors.

If you’re interested, please reach out to Jonathon Wojtkowiak, SJ (Volunteer Coordinator) at volunteer@redcloudschool.org or (605) 867-1289 Ext. 2236.

School Garden Volunteer (Somerville)

We have an exciting opportunity for Tufts students interested in outdoor education and teaching K-12 students about growing food and tending to the environment.

Groundwork Somerville is an urban agriculture non-profit that maintains Somerville’s only urban farm and all of the school gardens across Somerville. Our mission is to build a greener, healthier, more equitable and climate-resilient Somerville. This fall, we are looking for college students/young adults who are interested in consistently volunteering during school garden lessons (2 hours a week). Once a week, school garden volunteers would support the School Garden Teacher in garden lesson activities and engage with students from the grades of Pre-K to 8th grade as they learn about the environment in their school garden. No experience or preparation is needed!

Please fill out this form if you are interested and feel free to email Tufts alumna and Youth Program Manager Kenzie Ballard at kenzie@groundworksomerville.org if you have any questions or for more information. We are looking forward to connecting with you. 🙂

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Tutor Needed- Volunteer Opportunity (Medford)

Local community member is looking for a tutor for friend who has recently moved to the Medford area (Walking Ct.) from Haiti. He is fluent in Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese. 

This volunteer opportunity would be to support teaching in reading and writing in English. Availability for tutoring would be on an agreed upon time on the following days:

Monday- Friday from 6:30-8:30pm, Saturdays all-day, or Sundays after 4pm.

If you are interested in this opportunity please email John Gallagher at jgallagher01742@gmail.com

Student Volunteer Opportunity with LCS Tutors

We are LCS Tutoring, a community service organization at Tufts devoted to pairing Jumbos with K-12 students in the Medford/Somerville areas for tutoring, and we are currently recruiting for the spring semester! This is a great opportunity for Tufts students to give back to their local community and is a rewarding experience. Our goal is to allow students to have the freedom of tutoring in any subject and age group that they feel comfortable with, and we offer a multitude of resources and events to support our tutors.

Students can sign up to be a tutor using the following link: https://forms.gle/J8eFZqqr1fgfMwar8.

Tufts Blood Drive

Attention all faculty, staff, and summer student researchers: Looking for a convenient place to give blood or volunteer opportunity at a blood drive, please see below for more information about a Tufts Blood Drive on Friday, July 22nd.

Whether you caught the last few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy or have been watching the news you are likely aware of the blood shortage nationwide. We are partnering this summer with MGH Blood Donor Center on a Tufts Blood Drive.

Here are a few logistics to share about this outreach event:

  • the blood drive will be held on Friday, July 22nd
  • the MGH Bloodmobile will be on Talbot Ave (check in will likely be in the Distler Lobby)
  • timeslots to give blood are available throughout the day from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

We recommend that you consult the attached eligibility sheet and then scan the QR code on the attached flyer to sign up to give blood. If you prefer to volunteer some time prior to and/or on July 22nd, please complete this short survey.

Act now to get your preference of timeslot! 

For more information, please contact Karen O’Hagan via email karen.ohagan@tufts.edu

Program & Outreach Specialist

Tufts University

Department of Chemistry

Volunteer Opportunity

It is that time of year again! As the students, faculty, and staff of City on a Hill Charter Public Schools prepare to complete the 2021-2022 academic year, we ask that you hold us accountable by serving as a community juror for our students’ final exams.

If you have not served as a Juror before, at the end of each academic year City on a Hill students present to a jury composed of a community member, a teacher, and a student in an effort to demonstrate proficiency in a given subject and advance to the next level of study.  While juries, as they are referred to, provide our students with authentic ways to show what they know and what they can do, they also create an opportunity for you, as Massachusetts’ taxpayers, to comment on our accomplishments and our challenges as public charter schools.  In other words, juries stress academic achievement while simultaneously inviting public accountability, two key pillars of the City on a Hill mission.  

This year, juries will take place from Thursday, June 16th through Wednesday, June 22nd. The time commitment for a community juror is flexible.  A juror may serve for a morning, an afternoon, a full day, or even multiple days.  Each block is approximately two and a half hours long, consisting of a short orientation followed by anywhere from four to ten student presentations, depending on the subject. In each session, a student presents, and then the jurors confer and offer feedback to the student. 

If interested, please complete the attached survey to indicate the time(s), date(s), and subject(s) in which you would like to serve as a juror. Thank you for your commitment to accountability in public education. We hope to see you in June!

Please contact Laura Edouard, Principal for additional information.

ledouard@cityonahill.org