Category: Volunteer Opportunities (page 1 of 5)

Ambassador, City of Boston Environment Department (Boston, MA)

Ambassadors focus on equitable community engagement for climate action. Ambassadors organize and facilitate the Community Leaders program, leading actions in the five Greenovate vision areas (Mobile, Prepared, Connected, Smart Energy, and Zero Waste). Ambassadors also serve in an advisory role in the considerations and integration of equity into the department’s work and socially vulnerable populations-specific programming, breaking down barriers that have historically prevented Boston’s most vulnerable populations from engaging in climate action. 

See full posting and apply here.

Volunteer, Resucing Leftover Cuisine (various locations)

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a non-profit organization that provides a volunteer platform to recover excess fresh and prepared food from businesses and bring it to nearby non-profits who freely give this food to those in need. We are actively recruiting individual volunteers or small groups to sign up for weekly rescue slots. Some require a vehicle for transport and others can be done on foot or bicycle. Each volunteer opportunity averages only 45 minutes of time from start to finish. To learn more, please review our Info PDF:

Sign Up:

Note: Under Preferred Region, click Massachusetts; Under Availability, it’s best to check All. It would be wonderful if you also check the box for Emergency Rescues!
2. Sign up as an individual or group for the daily, bi-weekly or weekly rescues that fit for your schedule and location:
3. In addition to Step 2, please visit our Events Calendar to view Volunteer Opportunities: Sign up for any “Attendance Open” or “No Lead Rescuer” event that fits your schedule, up to 3 hours in advance.
Please email us with any questions:
Application Deadline: rolling
Apply Online: see above



Volunteer and Work Study Internships, Groundwork Somerville (Somerville, MA)

Groundwork Somerville is seeking interns for the 2018-2019 academic year. See below for a summary of the openings:

Volunteer: School Gardens Internships

  • Assistant Garden Educators – Support school gardens programming by teaching alongside a Groundwork Somerville staff. Minimum weekly commitment of 1-2 hours. See more details here.
  • School Garden Maintenance Volunteers – Support care for school gardens. Hours are very flexible with a 1-2 hour per week minimum commitment. See more details here.

Work Study: Social Media, Outreach, and Events Intern

  • Support all outward-facing aspects of our work!
  • Available as a paid internship to a Tufts University student with federal work study.
  • Minimum commitment of 8 hours/week for the full 2018-2019 school year.
  • See more details here.

School Gardens Internships:

Application Deadline: Applications received by Monday, August 27th will be prioritized, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and schedule availability to Josia DeChiara, Please also note if there is a specific school you are already connected to, or most interested in serving.

Social Media, outreach, and Events Intern:

Application Deadline:  Applications received by Friday, August 31st will be prioritized, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Rae Axner at in a single PDF file.

Volunteer, Tufts Food Rescue (Medford/Somerville)

Volunteer, Tufts Food Rescue (Medford/Somerville)

The Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative (TFRC) is looking for reliable individuals to create a core volunteer team to run the weekly shifts in Dewick and Carmichael Dining Hall kitchens, packaging healthy meals and bagging extra food donations, one to two times per week. Food rescue serves to combat two major issues within the food system: an abundance of wasted food, and hunger & food security. Please submit the application  by 14 May, at midnight, and contact with any questions!

Application Deadline: May 14
Apply Online  



Volunteer Positions, Mill City Grows (Lowell, MA)

Volunteer Positions, Mill City Grows (Lowell, MA)

Learn more about how to start volunteering with Mill City Grows, head to their website.

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