Agassiz Village Founded by Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Burroughs

238 Bedford St #8, Lexington, Ma 02420, Usa
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Our mission Our mission is to prepare youth for life's journey.We offer children the opportunity, in a summer camp environment, to develop and practice leadership and life skills that will impact their future in education, family, career, and in their communities. Our programs are an investment in the future, to inspire and enable all children, especially those who need our support the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible leaders.

Agassiz Village Founded by Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Burroughs

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Board Member

Agassiz Village is looking for our next great board members. If you want to make an impact on a life of a child and are interested in board service please contact Lisa Carter, Executive Director, at [email protected] For eight decades, we have provided a safe, healthy and nurturing environment during the summer for Boston-area youth to… See full description
  • Adults (18+), 55+
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, In-person

Office Assistant

We are looking for some assistance with organizing and cleaning up our office spaces. Tasks would include shredding, filing paperwork, making electronic copies of documents, moving boxes, etc.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays

Graphic Designer

We would love to bring some fresh life to our website and correspondence. If you're creative and savvy with designing software, please reach out!
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Event support, Indoor
  • None, Skilled
  • Weekdays

General Volunteer

Volunteering can include a huge range of tasks, year round. Tell us about yourself and how you'd like to be involved, and we'll be in touch.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Physical, Office work, Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays
How you help AV is largely powered by amazing volunteers like you! Volunteering can include a huge range of tasks, year round. Be a part of an incredible team doing important work. AV is run by a hardworking and loving group of year-round and seasonal employees who believe every child deserves the chance to enjoy the magic of our camp.
About us Agassiz Village was founded in 1935 at its present lakeside location in Poland Maine by Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Burroughs. Then, as now, Agassiz gave children the opportunity to escape the hardship of their daily lives. Originally the camp served boys who worked as newsboys, bootblacks, or other street vendors. The boys learned basic job skills, practiced school subjects, experienced outdoor living, and developed many life skills. The camp opened its doors to an adaptive program for physically disabled campers in the late 1950's, and girls joined the camp in 1973 when it became coed. Campers come from all over the New England area to experience this unique program. Today, Agassiz Village serves nearly 750 children a summer. While we welcome all children ages 8–17, our focus is on underserved children in the greater Boston area. Most of our children live in at-risk neighborhoods in eastern Massachusetts. Most of our campers come from low income or poverty level families.
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