Community-Led Opportunities

These listings feature service opportunities not associated with or facilitated by the Boston University Community Service Center. Volunteers enroll and participate at their own risk. Some opportunities may be outdated or suspended until further notice for public health safety. 

To post information about your organization’s volunteer needs, please contact our Community Partnerships Program Managers Farah Alam and Sam Wu, at

Most Recent Listing:

Pollinator Networks

Pollinator Networks focuses on creating a network of urban spaces to support pollinators and restore habitats with native plants. They are located in Allston and work to educate institutions and individuals about the importance of using environmentally friendly practices.

Pollinator Networks is currently for interns, the position can be volunteer, stipend or hourly rate. The position requires about 10 hours/ week. They are looking for energetic people determined to make a difference, engaged, comfortable with reaching out to organizations and self-motivated! If you’re interested in hearing more about it, you can contact them at:

Beth Fried and Miriam Shenitzer –
Web Site:
More Info for Interns for Pollinator Networks 2021

To view other engagement opportunities within BU, we encourage students to check out SAO’s listing of student groups and organizations.

For listings of other outside opportunities and charities, please visit:

Interested in donating clothing, furniture or other items? Call the following locations to see if they are accepting donations:
  • Shattuck Shelter: (617) 983-0351
  • Long Island Shelter: (617) 534-2526
  • Women’s Lunch Place: (617) 267-1722
  • Father Bill’s Place: (617) 770-3314
  • Furniture Bank: (617) 423-9162
  • Boston Rescue Mission: (617) 482-8819
  • Crossroads: (617) 567-5926
  • Pine St. Inn: (617) 892-9100