East End House (EEH)

105 Spring St, Cambridge, Ma 02141, Usa
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Our mission East End House community center uses a holistic approach to promote the well-being, academic achievement, and successful transition to adulthood of children and youth from under-resourced families in Cambridge and surrounding communities.

East End House (EEH)

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Stock Donations at the east end House Food Pantry

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, there has been an increase in individuals and families visiting the food pantry and a higher than normal need for volunteers to support. This volunteer opportunity is open to the community and any individual with a Boston Cares account and who follows our safety requirements may sign up. Having attended a Boston… See full description
  • 16-18, Adults (18+)
  • One-time
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Food Packing

Distribute Food at the east end House Food Pantry

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, there has been an increase in individuals and families visiting the food pantry and a higher than normal need for volunteers to support. This volunteer opportunity is open to the community and any individual with a Boston Cares account and who follows our safety requirements may sign up. Having attended a Boston… See full description
  • 16-18, Adults (18+)
  • One-time
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Delivery

Mentoring Volunteer

The Mentoring Program at EEH matches adult mentors with middle school youth who have been selected by EEH staff over the course of a year. Mentoring takes place as an extension of the Middle-School After-School Program. Time is spent with youth at the program site, and additional opportunities are provided for activities in the community, in the workplace, or other appropriate locations.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Farmer's Market Volunteer

East End House brings fresh produce and canned foods, as well as entertainment, to low-income housing complexes for seniors and people with disabilities. Volunteers will assist in all aspects of the Farmer's Market, including transporting food, loading and unloading, set-up, bagging and handing out food, break-down and clean-up.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

School Age Program Volunteer

The School Age Program serves children kindergarten through fifth grade from many of the Cambridge Public Schools. Assist group leaders with activities, tutor, help with homework and literacy, or run special workshops on STEM, art, computers, and more.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Community Programs

Run a workshop in an area of expertise; ie. dance, yoga, etc. Teach or assist in adults’ computer classes. Run tax workshops for community members. Help out at special events.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Middle School Program Homework Room Volunteer

Homework room volunteers will work with children in a variety of grades by explaining assignments, providing direct support and encouragement, and assisting staff in managing the daily operations of the room.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Child Care

Assist teachers with classroom activities. Read, sing, play an instrument, arts and crafts, play games, or share a talent with toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

STEM Volunteer

STEM Volunteers will contribute to East End House’s School Age and Middle School Programs by connecting with children and youth during afterschool hours. As professionals or students from the STEM sector, STEM Volunteers will share their knowledge, interest, and work with young people.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal, Skilled
  • Weekdays

Administration Volunteer

Help the East End House administration by relieving receptionists, answering phones, performing data entry, and assisting with mass mailings.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Food Pantry Volunteer

Food Pantry Volunteers will assist in greeting consumers, helping consumers fill out forms, stocking food pantry, packing grocery bags, unpacking food deliveries, cleaning the pantry, and taking inventory.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
How you help We rely on volunteers to help us provide the highest quality services and create the most innovative and relevant programming we can. Opportunities include mentoring, food pantry, STEM, child care, classroom and homework, and community programs
About us Since 1875 East End House has offered innovative programming to the community and continues to strive for excellence as we look to the future. East End House community center uses a holistic approach to promote the well-being, academic achievement, and successful transition to adulthood of children and youth from under-resourced families in Cambridge and surrounding communities. As part of this approach, East End House provides support services to a diverse population, from infants to seniors, to strengthen family and community.
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