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Drop In And Helpline Volunteer/intern

Cambridge Women's Center (Cambridge)

Sept. 7, 2019, midnight - May 29, 2020, midnight EDT

Are you passionate about social justice and community space? Do you enjoy problem-solving? Are you eager to find a way to support your community? Interested in serving women from all backgrounds and walks of life? Volunteer with the Cambridge Women's Center - a supportive community space for all women. (PLEASE READ APPLICATION INFO AT THE BOTTOM!)With only two full-time paid staff (and only one paid staff in Direct Service), we rely on over 200 volunteers to run our Center each year.Currently, over 50 volunteers donate their time for 2-15 hours a week to run our Drop-In & Helpline Program. This is where our biggest need is for volunteers. Please note that we have regularly scheduled mandatory orientation trainings for the Drop-In & Helpline.Internships are also available for school credit or for no school credit, and follow the same basic templateWe are currently accepting applications for fall volunteers. Each cohort of volunteers begins by attending an initial, mandatory day-long training. We depend on our volunteers in a unique way, especially as we only have 1 paid direct service staff member and 1 unpaid direct service (part-time) staff member. The mandatory training is on Saturday, September 7th (10am-4:30pm).The 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.For Volunteers: We require a 6-month commitment and at least 3 hours a week.Applications can be submitted here: Volunteer Application -- kLaYPBP36NXQyZGF8For Interns: We are looking for full-year Sep-May interns ONLY, and at least 6 hours a week. (You do not need to be of school age/school credit for an internship).If you're interested in applying for an internship that begins in the fall, please apply here: Internship Application: sWCguZmZA1cvCFpK6If you have any questions about volunteering in the drop-in/helpline, please email Volunteer Manager, Anna at If you have questions about an internship, email Director of Programs, Jessye at

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46 Pleasant Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Run/walk And Cheer With Sole Train: Boston Runs Together

Trinity Boston Foundation Inc

Sept. 9, 2019, 8 a.m. - June 12, 2020, 5 p.m. EDT

Join us at Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, a running community where youth cross the finish line and realize their capacity for greatness. We are a diverse, non-competitive, and inclusive running community. Running experience is not required. All are welcome. You can connect in two ways: 1. Become a Sole Train Mentor 1 year commitment 1-2 hours during weekdays 5 races/community events Typically during public school hours As a mentor, you can help increase access to opportunities for physical and emotional wellbeing in historically underserved communities throughout Boston. Sole Train connects Boston’s youth of color and adults to train for and run a 5-mile race or half marathon. Details at 2. Sole Train 5K-Run or Volunteer Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2 PM Franklin Park, Shattuck Picnic Grove Run the race or volunteer to cheer on runners of all ages, shoe sizes, and speeds in what may be the most spirited 5K around. Come out for a great energy-packed fall morning in one of Boston's premier parks. Register at And feel free to spread the word-running is more fun with friends! Sole Train: Boston Runs Together is a program of Trinity Boston Connects, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to unlock opportunities and change the odds for youth of color in Boston.

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206 Clarendon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Volunteer Software Engineers and Product Developers for


March 23, 2020, 11 p.m. - April 30, 2020, 1 a.m. EDT

A team of data scientists, engineers, and designers in partnership with epidemiologists, and public health officials built a tool [] designed to spur state and local governments into action to slow the spread of CoVid-19. This tool aims to enable political leaders to quickly make decisions in their Coronavirus response informed by best available data and modeling. It is now being used by government and covid response leaders to answer critically important questions such as: What will the impact be in my region be and when can I expect it? How long until my hospital system is under severe pressure? What is my menu of interventions, and how will they address the spread of Coronavirus? The site launched on Friday March 19th, since then it has had 3.2 million visitors and was used as input in the decisions of Anchorage and Dallas to institute ‘sheltering-in-place’. One critical request is from a federal government agency hoping to use this model and some of the presentation elements to help coordinate crisis response efforts (i.e. where to send masks). The platform is also being extended to support government agencies, medical device manufacturers, and front-line health providers plan for and respond to covid. The Request is requesting full-time+ help from experienced leaders in software engineering, UX, data science, and scalable support system design Start date: week of Monday 3/23/20 Availability: between the hours of 8pm - 10pm Specific Needs Product or Program Management: Currently there is a group of about 10 volunteers providing help sporadically, as well as a very rapidly changing set of needs and requests of the tool.'s biggest area of need is someone able and willing to keep the effort organized & help plan the short/medium term roadmap. Full Stack SWE: There is a website (built with react.js), data pipelines, data visualization and other misc development work that needs to be done. [Data] Science: model outputs will be used by government officials and the public to inform crisis response. Ensuring they are accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy is a key priority. Any scientists who are willing to lend their critical eye and expertise to the modeling effort (keeping in mind that this is a specialist field and need to maintain some humility and avoid the Dunning-Kruger effect) would be a huge help. UX Design: The product development team is currently blocked on UX design; could really use a strong UX design resource who can work with engineers to design & iterate features fast] Support Systems: is getting about 50 inbound emails an hour currently. would love someone to set up a basic / pragmatic system to support this flow and route to the appropriate person or team who can help. needs to triage for the most important requests first: hospitals, US Gov, and medical device manufacturers. (If this keeps up will need a support function)

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Go Carbon Neutral

Brightest (Climate)

Flexible times and locations

When we started Brightest we made two simple commitments to ourselves and you: anytime someone completed an act of good or volunteer shift through Brightest, we'd plant a tree. Second, we'd operate as a net zero carbon (CO2) service, offsetting all our servers, travel, and anything else we use to run our website and build our community. Thanks to the commitment of our climate community (and people like you), we've already planted over 10,000 new trees, capturing more than a hundred tons of CO2 this year. All thanks to individual acts of good adding up to big change. Now, with your help, we're taking our tree projects and sustainability commitment to the next level with a new service: a Zero Carbon Living tree-planting offset subscription. Using our existing project and partner infrastructure, each month we plant plant trees and invest in carbon-neutralizing clean energy and waste projects on behalf of our members, then verify the work to report back impact, allowing you to go carbon neutral (or gift zero carbon living to a friend) for less than the price of a weekly coffee ☕ While we don't think this alone will solve the climate crisis (one of the many reasons we provide digital infrastructure and tools to groups like Fridays for Future, XR, and Sunrise Movement), little differences DO add up when we spread the word and work together. To illustrate this, if every Spotify or Netflix customer went carbon-zero, it would carbon offset the environmental footprint of a country the size of Australia or Brazil. If you'd like to help us reach our next planting target of 1 million trees, we'd be extremely grateful, and you can start right here. Your contribution to plant trees and go carbon neutral is tax deductible. Trees planted through Brightest are planted in partnership with The Brightest Foundation Incorporated, a registered US 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-3516335, alongside our local reforestation partner network. Your contribution to plant trees and offset your carbon footprint with us is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S law.

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Marketing & Pr Coordinator

The West End Museum

Flexible times

The West End Museum, which is run entirely by volunteers, is looking for someone to work with the marketing and other committees to help coordinate promotional, PR and other marketing activities. Help to ensure that the marketing committee continues to communicate effectively through all its channels and develops new audiences.Skills Needed:High level of personal motivationMarketing or PR background is requiredWriting, communication and organizational skills are a mustProven success developing outreach and engagement strategies is highly preferredInterest in the history and culture of Boston’s West End is a plusResponsibilities:Participate in strategic communications planningBrainstorm, propose, and execute outreach and engagement campaignsCoordinate scheduling of monthly marketing committee meetings and take minutesManage submissions of calendar listings to community newspapers, local websites and Museum-affiliated organizations, including third party email lists determined by the MuseumContribute to marketing projects, e.g., electronic communications, brochure design, promotional campaigns, etc. as neededCommitment:Most of this volunteer position is done remotely. You need to be available once a month for marketing committee meetings, some of which are conducted at the Museum, some via conference call. You need to be able to commit approximately 3-5 hours per week for a period of at least 3 months.To apply, please send your resume and a note about any relevant experience not reflected in it.

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150 Staniford St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

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