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Helpline & Drop-in Volunteers & Interns

Cambridge Women's Center (Cambridge)

March 16, 2019, midnight - Sept. 7, 2019, midnight

Volunteer & Internship Description:Are you passionate about social justice? Do you enjoy listening to people's stories? Are you interested in the power of community spaces? Do you enjoy being a thoughtful leader?As a nearly entirely volunteer-staffed and supported space - volunteers/interns are the backbone of our organization. The Cambridge Women’s Center depends on direct service volunteers and interns to staff our drop-in and helpline services 55 hours a week, Mon-Fri 10am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.Our next mandatory volunteer training will be: Saturday, March 16th - 10:00am-4:30pm. Interviews will be the last two weeks of February. (Our summer training will be Saturday, June 1st (10:00am-4:30pm)) Applications can be submitted here: Volunteer Application ( you're interested in an internship or starting later, our next mandatory trainings will be: Saturday, June 1st - 10:00am-4:30pm Saturday, September 7th - 10:00am-4:30pmYou must be able to attend the mandatory training in order to volunteer/intern with us.If you're interested in applying for an internship that begins in the summer or fall, please apply here: Internship Application ( Please read the below information prior to your application to make sure it is a good fit. We require a 6-month commitment and at least 2 hours a week for volunteers and at least 6-10 hours a week for internships and 3-months minimum.If you have any questions about volunteering in the drop-in/helpline, please email Volunteer Manager, Anna at Cambridge Women's Center serves primarily vulnerable, housing-insecure, socially isolated, and low-income women in the Cambridge and Greater Boston area. Volunteers are depended on to staff the Center at all times. As a drop-in & helpline volunteer, you will:Provide general staffing of the 4-story homeProvide emotional support in-person & on the phoneHave conversations & provide social support to membersAssist members with resource referrals and small projectsPerform regular walk-throughs of the houseParticipate in cleaning, recording data, organizing, and other needed tasksBe a present advocate for our members to turn toHelp with special projects as interest/time allowsSome days are quiet, and others are hectic and emotionally charged. Just your presence alone allows us to stay open. There will be downtime & busy days, and we expect volunteers to be able to handle both, as well as check in with their supervisors for support. Volunteers should expect to encounter a wide range of topics.As a volunteer you will receive ongoing support and education from regularly scheduled trainings and volunteer meetings. In addition, you will receive regular check-ins from either our Volunteer Manager, Anna Plotkin-Swing, or our Director, Jessye Kass.If you have any questions about volunteering in the drop-in/helpline, please email Anna, Volunteer Manager, at

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46 Pleasant Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Visitor Services Volunteer

Longfellow House-washington's Headquarters Nhs

May 22, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - Oct. 27, 2019, 5 p.m.

Summary of PositionLongfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters NHS preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world’s foremost 19 th century poets. Additionally, the house served as General George Washington’s first headquarters of the American Revolution, from 1775-1776.This position is a great way to get experience working with visitors at a National Park. The volunteer will assist with the daily operation of the site and engage with people from all over the world. Training for various duties will be provided. Ideal candidates work well under pressure, in busy environments and can provide a warm welcome to each visitor. Must be able to work unsupervised.DutiesStaffs NPS visitor center with minimal supervision, orienting visitors to the site’s offerings.Accurately uses daily log to keep track of site visitation and statistics.Answers the phone in a professional manner.Operates cash register accurately to make sales.Engages in self-directed study to increase content knowledge about the site operations, history, and programs offered throughout the season.Observes all rules, procedures and safety guidelines. Tracks volunteer hours accurately.Additional opportunities: staffing Family Sunday events, setting up for summer concerts and poetry readings, roving the grounds/garden and informally talking to visitors about site’s history.Wears the NPS volunteer uniform in clean and professional manner.QualificationsLooking for a detail oriented person, who can multitask efficiently, including answering phones, operating cash register and signing people up for tours without supervision.Comfortable with speaking informally with visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities. Previous experience working at a museum or similar institution a plus.Must be available for a shift during open hours (Wed. -Sundays, 10 am-5 pm, May-October)This is an unpaid, temporary position.

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105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Volunteer June 2, 2019 For The 34th Aids Walk & Run Boston

Aids Action Committee

June 2, 2019, midnight

34 th Annual AIDS Walk & Run Boston Sunday, June 2, 2019On Sunday, June 2, 2019, community members and teams and will come together in support of AIDS Walk & Run Boston and Wellness Festival, New England’s largest HIV/AIDS community fundraising and public awareness event. Each year, people across Massachusetts and beyond sign up to raise money for the programs and services of AIDS Action Committee, as well as start conversations with friends and family about HIV prevention, care, and advocacy.Many of the people who seek services at AAC have more pressing, immediate priorities than managing their HIV status, including homelessness, malnutrition, substance abuse, or domestic violence. That is why, in addition to HIV counseling and testing, AAC provides services in housing assistance and legal support. AAC also operates the second largest needle exchange and education program, Access, in the state, providing safe needles and reversing hundreds of potentially fatal overdoses a year through our opioid overdose prevention trainings and distribution of Narcan.AIDS Action Committee’s Youth on Fire program works to link homeless youth to HIV and STI tests, primary health care providers, mental health clinicians, substance abuse programs, shelter, and other critical services. Now Youth on Fire has moved to a new space that has beds for people who need a safe place to sleep.Young adults experiencing homelessness face discrimination, hunger, isolation, abuse, and more every day. The youth who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer are considered the most vulnerable group in Massachusetts.Today, we have the tools to support those living with HIV/AIDS and to stop the epidemic. Together, we can get to ZERO: zero new infections, zero discrimination, and zero deaths from HIV/AIDS.Learn more at

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DCR Hatch Memorial Shell Charles River Esplanade i
Boston, Massachusetts 02108