Volunteer Opportunities for BUSSW

Habitat for Humanity

Global Village Program
Make your vacation meaningful with Habitat–exploring new lands and cultures while building houses and hope. Participate in a Global Village work trip!

Women Build
Women learn construction skills in an unintimidating environment, and put them into action with families in need.

Operation Home Delivery
Operation Home Delivery (OHD), Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane-response program, was implemented to help low-income, hurricane-affected families in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama build permanent housing

International Volunteer Program Spend 6 to 12 months living and volunteering abroad! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available in Habitat offices worldwide.

US Volunteer Program
Volunteer your skills at our international headquarters office in Americus, Georgia, and experience the place where Habitat for Humanity was started.

Habitat AmeriCorps/VISTA

Earn stipends and educational awards by serving communities through these Corporation for National Service partnerships.

Prison Partnerships
Prison Partnership is a Habitat for Humanity program that facilitates a cooperative effort between Habitat affiliates and correctional institutions.

Be An Advocate
Habitat for Humanity recently began to pair its successful building efforts with advocacy around housing issues. Through advocacy, Habitat for Humanity will work to change the systems that lead to poverty housing and give even more families a place to call home.

Heifer Project International

Community Volunteering

Passing on the Gift is a Heifer cornerstone. And Heifer’s Community Volunteers pass on the gift by helping spread the word about Heifer’s work and sustainable solutions in their own schools, workplaces, clubs, congregations, or communities – in their own backyards, in other words.

Heifer has Regional Offices throughout the country to provide Community Volunteers with practical ideas for getting involved.

Your Regional Office will answer questions andprovide information about educational programs, training opportunities and other community outreach ideas. They can help you find speakers on issues of hunger and Heifer’s work, andeven help you become a speaker.

Learning Center Volunteering

Looking for a hands-on way to experience sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty? There’s no better way than to immerse yourself in the daily practices of one of Heifer’s three interactiveLearning Centers. Learning Centers are hands-on campuses for learning about world hunger and poverty and Heifer’s sustainable solutions towardending those.

Experience working examples of the type of sustainable agriculture Heifer supports around the world, tend an organic garden, assist in the gentle care and treatment of livestock or help facilitate educational programs.

Learning Center volunteering offers a hands-on opportunity to see theory put in to practice and connects participants with a community that is actively working to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth!

Residential Volunteers Residential volunteers, who must be at least 18 years of age, facilitate much of the educationalprogramming that teaches and promotes sustainable solutions. Residential volunteers at each center benefit from on-site housing, stipends(minimum one-month commitment) and a strongcommunity connection with other staff.

Local Volunteers Local volunteers from the communities near each learning center help with facilityand equipment maintenance, livestock chores, reception duties and leading education programs. Local volunteers can serve full or part-time in many roles. Learning Center Locations

Heifer Ranch – (Perryville, Arkansas)

Overlook Farm – (Rutland, Massachusetts)

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed members of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? Inquire today about the power you have to change a child’s life.

National Park Service

Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Today’s volunteers are active, dynamic, creative individuals who possess the skills, desire, patience, and time to accomplish a wide variety of tasks. Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) come from all over the world to help preserve and protect America’s natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Volunteers of all ages give of their time and expertise to help achieve the National Park Service mission.

Single Volunteers Boston

SVB strives to create a fun, productive environment for Boston singles to connect. SVB is an alternative to bars and dating services for single professionals who want to meet one another while performing worthwhile services in the greater Boston community. In doing so, SVB provides singles with the opportunity to impact their community, and environment in a tangible way.

SVB offers “one time” volunteer opportunities to 10 or more volunteers at a time. These projects can be anything from answering phones during a telethon to staffing blood drives, or cleaning zoos and parks. Events last anywhere from 2-5 hours and are followed by a social event at a local restaurant or pub where volunteers can continue to get to know one another.

Challenge Day

Challenge Day FAQ

We provide youth and their communities with experiential workshops and programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression.

Challenge Day’s vision is that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved and celebrated.

Boston Living Center (BLC)

The Boston Living Center (BLC) is a non-profit community and resource center whose mission is to foster the wellness of all HIV positive people and respond to the changing needs of the HIV/AIDS community. Through peer leadership and support, we strive to enhance and enrich the lives of our members by providing education, treatment information, and support services with the goal of empowering members to live productive lives and participate within their families and communities.

The Boston Living Center offers a variety of opportunities to work either directly with the HIV/AIDS community, or in support of it. Whether you want to volunteer for a few hours a week or a few times a month; your commitment will be meaningful and much appreciated! Our volunteers include students, corporate groups, church groups, alumni clubs and more. We have immediate and ongoing need for volunteers; your group can also plan in advance for an activity with us. Whether you would like to begin immediately or work with us in the future, contact us now so we can work with you to find the volunteer role that will suit you and/or your group best!

There are a number of areas you could volunteer at the Boston Living Center. There is a Meals Program, office work, cyberspace, holistic programs, and special events.

Global Volunteers: Partners in Development

Unique and meaningful opportunities await you within the borders of the United States! From the hills of Appalachia to the prairies of Minnesota and the mountaintops of Montana, you can help resourceful communities make a better life for their children. We connect you one-on-one with local people on significant community projects for a week of service, learning and fun. Along with your teammates, you will have the unique experience of becoming a part of another community and becoming friends with people of a different culture – be it African American, Native American, Appalachian, or one of the many cultures you’ll encounter in an immigrant society.

EarthWatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. We believe that teaching and promoting scientific literacy is the best way to systematically approach and solve the many complex environmental and social issues facing society today. Work side-by-side with leading environmental researchers to understand climate change, restore coral reef health, save endangered species and habitats, and preserve unique cultures.

Homes and Communities, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Healthy communities depend on volunteers. Many options with other major organizations where you can be a part of changing lives.

Boston Volunteer Opportunities

From Eric Wilbur, Your Guide to Boston.

Boston has a variety of volunteer opportunities for those looking to get involved. Whether you want to work with the homeless, offer assistance to a person with a chronic illness, mentor youth, help with animals, or just be a friend to someone in need, there’s an organization that’s looking for what you have to offer.

Volunteer opportunities are always changing, so if you know of an organization looking for volunteers and you don’t see it listed below, please let me know about it.

  • AIDS Action Committee (617) 437-6200 Work with this group which supports people who have HIV/AIDS.
  • American Cancer Society (617) 556-7400 Educate the community, help with events, or assist cancer patients.
  • Boston Living Center (617) 236-1012 x 227 Help this HIV/AIDS organization with various tasks and at special events.
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (617) 632-3307 Assist with various tasks/events or work with adults living with cancer.
  • Extra Hands for ALS (617) 331-3014 Assist ALS patients and their families with housework or help spread the word.
  • Pedipathways (617) 774-1350 Help this children’s hospice organization with support work or patients visits.
  • MAB Community Services (617) 972-9119 Perform tasks for or read to a blind person.
  • Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (617) 577-1111 x 17 Read textbooks or assist in the recording production process to provide materials for those with print disabilities.
  • Boston Adult Literacy Fund (617) 482-3336 Help adults learn to read or work to raise funds and awareness.
  • Boston Partners in Education (617) 451-6145 x 620 Tutor Boston Public Elementary School students.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (617) 367-1313 Help adults learn to read or help the organization with support tasks.
  • Newton Free Library ESL Program (617) 796-1364 Tutor adults in English as a second language.
  • AFC Mentoring Program (617) 224-1300 x 3 Mentor an adopted or foster-care child.
  • Big Brothers Big sisters of Massachusetts Bay (617) 956-0281 Provide friendship and mentoring to boys and girls.
  • Horizons for Homeless Children (617) 445-1480 x 345 Become a Playspace Activity Leader or volunteer in other ways to support this homeless children’s organization.
  • Pedipathways (617) 774-1350 Help this children’s hospice organization with support work or patient visits.
  • Animal Rescue League of Boston (617) 426-9170 x 170 Work directly with animals or in a variety of support positions.
  • MSPCA-Angell (617) 522-7400 Work directly with animals or in a variety of support positions.
  • New England Aquarium (617) 973-5235 Be a guide or help out with the animals.
  • Boston Jaycees (888) 274-8682 The Boston Jaycees is this city’s Junior Chamber of Commerce. We are a volunteer organization of young men and women between the ages of 21 and 40. Through active participation in all facets of events, our members develop organizational, management and business skills while contributing to the community. We strongly encourage members to develop new ideas and undertake new initiatives in order to realize their leadership potential.
  • Single Volunteers Boston Volunteer around Boston with other single young professionals.
  • Horizons for Homeless Children (617) 445-1480 x 345 Become a Playspace Activity Leader or volunteer in other ways to support this homeless children’s organization.
  • Neighborhood Action (617) 723-5800 Help prepare and serve meals to the homeless.
  • Project Place (617) 262-3740 x 14 Tutor an adult education student, work with homeless men and women in the computer lab, or perform other various support tasks.
  • Rosie’s Place (617) 442-9322 Volunteer to support this homeless women’s shelter.
  • Planned Parenthood (617) 616-1600 x 1645 Perform various tasks and increase awareness of women’s health issues.
  • Respond (617) 625-5996 Be a shelter volunteer or support group facilitator, or do community outreach and other volunteer work at this agency for women who have been the victims of domestic violence.
  • Rosie’s Place (617) 442-9322 Volunteer to support this homeless women’s shelter.
  • Parental Stress Line (617) 624-8186 Offer support and guidance to stressed parents and caregivers at this 24-hour hotline.
  • Samaritans (617) 536-2460 Offer support over the phone to people who are in crisis.
  • Arts Therapy at Whittier Street Health Center (617) 989-3135 Help developmentally disabled children and families through the use of creative arts.
  • Best Buddies Massachusetts (617) 778-0522 Offer friendship and support to someone with an intellectual disability.
  • American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay (617) 375-0700 Offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.
  • Boston Cares (617) 422-0910 Boston Cares offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
  • Combined Jewish Philanthropies (617) 457-8500 Offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.
  • Junior League of Boston (617) 536-9640 The Junior League of Boston is an organization of women dedicated to community service and volunteer work.
  • Match-Up Interfaith Volunteers (617) 482-1510 Be a friend to and assist an elderly person or disabled adults.

Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

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Social Work p.r.n. is a nationwide professional social work company that provides Temporary Staffing, Temp-to-Perm, Permanent Placement, Supervision, Training and Education, Consultation and Franchising Opportunities. Our customers include medical and behavioral health care hospitals, addiction treatment centers, outpatient, partial hospitalization and day treatment programs, family and children service agencies, Employee Assistance Programs and managed care companies, government agencies, long term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, HMOs, hospice, home health agencies, schools, community service providers, ASOs, residential facilities, and many other practice settings.