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Visitor Services Volunteer

Longfellow House-washington's Headquarters Nhs

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

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

Running & Mentor Coach

Title Ix Girls Running Club Inc

Sept. 3, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - Oct. 30, 2019, 6:15 p.m. EDT

Title IX Girls Running Club is a non-profit organization looking for women to become a volunteer coach. This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Coaches will coach at one of our Cambridge-based program sites approximately two hours per week, in season including some weekends. Some travel will be necessary and coaches are required to make a one-year commitment (3 seasons, 8 weeks per season) to the program. Each program runs for 8 weeks.Objective:Deliver the Whole Girl Workout, three seasons per year, including supporting the ongoing data collection and evaluation process efforts (e.g., administering surveys to girls). Additionally, the volunteer coaches will be expected to participate in (i) clinically informed training with the full team of coaches and staff, (ii) CPR and First Aid training and (iii) in-between season team building and fundraising activities and events.Qualifications:Solid understanding of the organization’s mission and backgroundExperience working with adolescentsA clear understanding of how her own life experiences will influence engagement with girls, peers and coaching style.Diversity among professional background, personal interests, and experiences, including self-identification as a runnerBilingual (preferred)High level of accountability and commitmentExpectations:Work closely with the Program Manager and CoachesWork well on a teamBe willing to promote club announcements within personal and professional networksRaise awareness of the organization’s mission via social mediaRun and workout with the team each week during Club

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Danehy Park & The Port Neighborhood
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

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

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