Mentoring is currently recruiting for our 1-on-1 mentoring program. Apply today or reach out to Mica for more information at [email protected]
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • Other
  • Anytime
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] eight decades, we have provided a safe, healthy and nurturing environment during the summer for Boston-area youth to embark on a life-changing experience and take with them our values of responsibility, self-confidence, service to others and a commitment to learning.Our Programs Include: Summer camp: Traditional Overnight Camp, ages 8-12; Teen Advancement Program (TAP), ages 13-15; and Internship for Staff Training, Education and Placement (INSTEP) for 15-17 year olds seeking hands-on leadership skills development and potential future employment.Could be a good fit for a candidate with the following skills: Human Resources, Education, Marketing / Social Media, Accounting / Auditing, Real Estate / Facilities/, and FundraisingOur ideal candidate is passionate about Agassiz Village's mission to prepare youth for life’s journey by providing an enriching and educational summer camp opportunity that is transformative and impacts a child's entire future. He/she believes children are our future and are willing to invest their time and money to continue working to transformed the lives of at-risk children whose families could never have afforded to send them to camp. Our ideal candidate should be able to introduce Agassiz to individuals and corporations that can support our mission.
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , In Person
  • Anytime

Camp in a Box!! for

Dream Day on Cape Cod
165 Nan Ke Rafe Path, Brewster, MA 02631

The Dream Day staff put together the “Camp in a Box” treats for those families who were accepted for summer 2020! They will be mailed shortly. “Virtual Dream Day” will be coming very soon and much of the content will be available to ALL families! Stay tuned for more information!
  • Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Other
  • Anytime

Caring in the Age of Coronavirus

For community members who are at high-risk, in self-quarantine, or just not feeling well, Federation is here to help. Whether they need deliveries of food or supplies, would like to set up a weekly (or daily) check-in call, or might enjoy a "virtual friendly visit", we have community volunteers who are able and ready to help. We can also arrange a supportive conversation with a Rabbi or our community social worker.
 
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime

Community Give Back Bag for

Berkshire Humane Society
214 Barker Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Live from Stop & Shop at 660 Merrill Road.in Pittsfield. For the month of June, if you buy a Community Give Back bag for $2.50, Berkshire Humane Society gets $1.00! This program is in place for the Merrill Road, Pittsfield location only.
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Corporate Teams
  • In Person
  • Anytime
We are living through unprecedented times. When studying times of crisis, historians, archives, and museums depend not only on the actions of national and international leaders, but on records of daily life. The Framingham History Center is making an effort to collect a digital archive of community members’ experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in real time. There are multiple ways you can participate and submit your experiences to this digital archive.

Record a Digital Daily Journal

We have created a Google Sheets template for anyone who wants to record a line-a-day journal during the duration of the pandemic (and beyond). Although you are not obligated to submit your journal to the FHC’s COVID-19 Digital Archive, if you live or work in Framingham, we would greatly appreciate if you considered doing so. Please Note: If you do not have a Google account, you can still save the template as an Excel spreadsheet via the link.

Submit Your Photos

Take photos of your daily experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic and submit them to our digital archive using the form below. A staff member will review all submissions and will follow up with you when they are able.

What about Traditional Collection Donations?

The FHC is not currently accepting donations of physical objects. We currently anticipate returning to our regular collecting practices in September 2020. In the meantime, here are some examples of items relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic the FHC would be interested in when we resume collecting objects:

  • Projects completed by you or members of your family (crafts, writing, hobbies, etc.)
  • Masks or other PPE made by you for your family (when use has concluded)
  • Curriculum packets created by Framing teachers for school closings
  • Work schedules, family schedules, or any other organizational document you used to organize your daily life
  • Non-digital, handwritten journals or journal entries
  • Other physical mementos of your or your family’s personal experiences in quarantine

Please consider holding on to some of these items to submit to the FHC’s Collections in the future. Please clean or sterilize potential donations as appropriate and place them, with clean hands, in a plastic ziploc gallon bag somewhere safe where it will not be frequently handled.

 
  • Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Families
  • Virtual
  • Anytime

COVID-19 Relief Fund for

Berkshire Health Systems
725 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Berkshire Health Systems and the entire Berkshire community is facing an unprecedented crisis. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is placing extreme stress on our healthcare system and our doctors, nurses, and support staff on the front lines. By donating to the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Berkshire Health Systems, you will provide us with the critical resources we need to fight this virus.
By working together, we will make it through this. Thank you.
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Corporate Teams
  • In Person
  • Anytime

Covid19 Relief and Recovery Fund

No one could have anticipated the financial impact this pandemic would have. The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires has provided a safety net for our Jewish community for more than 80 years and we are here to help individuals and families through this difficult time.
Your support, together with seed funding from our annual campaign, will help the Berkshire Jewish Community manage through this crisis by addressing social service needs and providing immediate assistance to community members for essential needs such as food, utilities, mortgage, rent, etc. A portion of this fund will also go towards a tzedakah donation to support the broader Berkshire Community. To donate now please visit: https://jewishberkshires.org/covid19-relief
If you or someone you know in our Jewish community might benefit from assistance, please direct them to inquire through our assistance page.
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
Help provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter, and clothing. This is also the entry-level position with further training and experience will allow the volunteer to be deployed to National Disasters.
  • Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Other
  • Anytime
Our Disaster Health Services team supports clients who have been affected by a disaster by giving health services support including assisting with replacing medicine or other medical needs. This includes giving clients referrals to other agencies that can help in their recovery. Help us with this critical need.
  • One-time
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Other
  • Anytime
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 Cares orientation is not required. Please e-mail [email protected] if you have questions.
Volunteers set up/clean up the pantry space, help receive weekly produce donations, and assist clients as they choose their own groceries from our available fresh produce and shelf-stable foods. After pantry is over, volunteers also help set-up grocery bags for senior citizens or families in the EEH, depending on the day. People skills are a must for this opportunity! Our distribution is also an ideal time to employ or practice language skills - particularly Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish. Volunteers should be able to comfortably lift a minimum of 20 lbs, though we are happy to make reasonable accommodations.
  • T-accessible: (Red Line to Kendall/MIT), Green Line (Lechemere)
  • Metered Street Parking

  • One-time
  • Teens , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Corporate Teams
  • Delivery
  • Weekdays
The amazing work that happens here at Kids' Place is only possible thanks to the generous support of people like you. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.Together we can make a big difference in the life of a child.
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime

DONATE for

Cape and Islands United Way
1600 Falmouth Rd, Centerville, MA 02632

Help us bring relief to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic by donating to the Cape and Islands Community Response Fund.
  • Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Other
  • Anytime
We at the American Red Cross of Massachusetts encourage citizens who are healthy and feeling well to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment. All our donor centers are open across the state and local drives in Eastern MA are still being scheduled.
  • One-time
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Other
  • Anytime
The challenges facing our farmers are real and we need your help.
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Corporate Teams
  • In Person
  • Anytime

Dudley Education Pathway Fund for

BPE
67 Kemble St Suite 3.6, Boston, MA 02119

We all have experienced the challenges that remote learning presents, in our own homes and in our communities. As we prepare for a number of different opening scenarios in the fall, and as we have been in touch with students and families this spring and during our summer programming, we know that there are unmet needs to be addressed in order to open school safely OR operate our schools virtually, and to ensure that our students are ready and able to learn. These needs range from basics, like food, to school-specific needs, like hand sanitizer stations and signage, to learning needs, like Chromebooks and access to the Internet. Please consider a donation towards our goal of $20,000 per school, $40,000 in total.
  • One-time
  • Anytime

Ensures timely activation and monitoring of local and regional responses. Works with on-scene leadership to support the response and provide technical guidance. Excellent communication skills necessary

  • Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Other
  • Anytime

Farm Volunteer for

Community Harvest Project
37 Wheeler Rd, North Grafton, MA 01536

From starting seeds in the greenhouse and planting seedlings in the spring, to tending, harvesting, and washing the crops all summer long and into the fall – our volunteers do it all! It’s hard work but we make it simple enough that everyone can make an impact regardless of age or experience. Groups of 5 people or more must be scheduled.
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person , Outdoor
  • Weekdays , Weekends
The food pantry is a critical resource for so many people, especially at times like this. We have increased our sanitation and social distancing protocol to continue to keep our workforce and our clients safe while we continue to provide this critical service to our neighbors in need. Stocking up and getting ready to potentially self-quarantine is not a feasible option for many of the folks that we serve. Many do not have a clear path to their next meal let alone food for two weeks.
  • Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • In Person
  • Anytime

Food Transportation for

Berkshire Bounty
33 Commonwealth Ave, Great Barrington, MA 01230

Berkshire Bounty has implemented significant operational changes since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes include the following:
  1. Increased the amount of food purchased from our supermarket and food wholesaler food sources which was made possible by the significant increase in the number of donations and grants received by BB over the last few months.
  2. Expanded our impact through our participation in a groundswell coalition made up of funding sources, area school districts and other non-profits involved in the food insecurity movement in the Berkshires.
  3. Focused our collection and delivery efforts on larger food sources and distribution organizations in order to maximize our efficiency and productivity.
  4. Increased the number of volunteers which was particularly useful in light of the temporary withdrawal of a good number of our older volunteers who understandably chose to more rigorously shelter-in-place in order to minimize their health risk exposure.
  5. Converted our refrigerated storage space to a community resource in order to allow other organizations access thereby making the space into a centralized distribution center.
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Corporate Teams
  • In Person
  • Anytime
We are looking for volunteer drivers for our Friday Night Grab and Go food deliveries
  • All volunteers will be given gloves and asked to supply their own mask or face covering
  • Bags will be packed inside the building – volunteers will not be allowed inside the building (for everyone’s safety)
  • Volunteers should meet in the parking lot behind our building - @ 136 H Street, South Boston
  • Volunteers should arrive @ 4:00p.m.
  • Bags will be brought out to you with contact phone numbers and addresses
  • You are asked to call each home before you deliver AND leave for individuals – with minimal human contact
  • Email [email protected] to sign up to volunteer
  • One-time , Recurring
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person
  • Evenings

Grants and sponsorship for

Lunenburg Skate Park
1091 Massachusetts Ave, Lunenburg, MA 01462

Seeking volunteers in the following areas:1 - grant researcher2 - grant writers3 - sponsorship connectors
    , Project-based
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • Children , Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families
  • Virtual , Writing
  • Anytime