One-Time Service Projects and Events

One Time Events are for volunteers with rigid schedules and who cannot commit to our weekly programs. Events are scheduled on a one-time or monthly basis, focusing on areas that the Community Service Center does not offer yearlong programs. Student groups, Greek life, residence life, and other organizations are also encouraged to email the Events Program Manager in order to find existing service opportunities for members in the surrounding Boston area.

If you are an organization looking for volunteers on a one-time basis, please contact Lindsay Nicastro at Please include the number of volunteers you need, type of service you are looking for and date of service.





Annual Events

Pumpkin Palooza: CSC volunteers paint pumpkins for an afternoon. These works of art are donated to different shelters and community centers in the Boston Community.

Trick-Or-Can: An annual event where CSC volunteers dress in their Halloween costumes and collect cans in the Brookline and Cambridge for the CSC’s fall can drive.

Hike for Hunger: A 27-mile walk over two days through suburban Massachusetts to Raise Hunger Awareness. Volunteers raise money for Heifer International and travel through Brighton, Waltham, Wayland, Weston and Southborough during one weekend in October. Students then visit the Heifer International Outlook Farm in Rutland, MA to learn about Heifer’s initiatives and their Global Village community.

Children’s Trust Fund Winter Fundraiser: The CSC collaborated with community centers and schools sponsored by the Children’s Trust Fund, providing toys for children in need and making their holiday wishes come true!

Global Day of Service: Every year, GDS brings over 500 students, alumni, faculty and staff together for a full day of service in the city of Boston, around the country and worldwide. For more information on this opportunity, check out the GDS website.