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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.

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

Boston Harbor Community Cruise Ambassador

National Park Service (Boston)

June 10, 2019, 4:45 p.m. - Aug. 25, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

SeekingVolunteers excited about bringing public lands to local communities throughout Boston. About the Park The Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park includes 34 islands and peninsulas situated within the large "C" shape of the Greater Boston shoreline. The islands are rich in natural and cultural resources and are managed by a unique, 13-member Partnership. The Boston Harbor Islands Partnership represents a range of federal, state, city, and nonprofit agencies. Each year Boston Harbor Now, the park's non-profit partner, supports the cost of 12 free evening community cruises to enjoy the history and views of the Boston Harbor. Cruises vary in length, destination, departure point and offerings depending on the community being served.About the Volunteer Cruise Ambassador PositionBoston Harbor Now is seeking Volunteer Cruise Ambassadors who are interested in bringing public lands to local communities. These volunteers would support the cruises through community outreach, assisting with cruise preparation and post-event breakdown. Each volunteer will attend 6 evening cruises to welcome community members and provide hospitality during the event. Volunteers will be provided orientation scheduled in June, a transportation stipend, and event uniform. Specific duties include pre-event outreach, event set up, welcoming guests, providing hospitality during cruises including serving food and drink, and post-event breakdown. Benefits include a free t-shirt, a free meal on cruise days, and an invitation to the National Parks of Boston yearly Volunteer Recognition Event!Cruise Dates We ask that volunteers can commit to at least six of the following cruises:June 10th and 24thJuly 1st, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16thAugust 6th, 12th, 19th and 25thQualifications and Requirements Previous experience is not required, but prior customer service training is helpful. A willingness to work as part of a team, with a variety of partners is essential! Volunteers will be supervised by Boston Harbor Now during cruises. How to Apply Interested applicants should email for more information and follow this link: to complete an application.

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Boston Harbor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Engagement And Operations Associate - Americorps Vista Opportunity At Catholic Charities Of Boston

Catholic Charities Of Boston

Aug. 5, 2019, midnight - Aug. 4, 2020, midnight

Engagement and Operations Associate - AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunity at Catholic Charities of Boston (Listing ID#895050)-Position can start as early as August 5, 2019The Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc. (CCAB) has a long history of providing comprehensive family strengthening programs and services using volunteers for almost all of its programs. As one of the largest providers of social services in Massachusetts, CCAB offers nearly 75 programs and services in 26 locations around Eastern Massachusetts. Our goal is to create an operations manual model that documents program specific operations that include service delivery, outreach to and current partnership activities, and recruiting/training volunteers to increase capacity of each program in one division of the agency. Programs include basic needs, shelters, education and job training, youth services, refugee and immigration services and family services. The model will be used on a subset of programs prior to agency-wide roll out. In order to increase capacity, expanding the volunteer services program in the context of the operations manual is another goal. Working together with a division deputy director and volunteer services staff, the VISTA will have the opportunity to engage with program staff, learn about the wide array of services CCAB provides throughout the Greater Boston area, identify opportunities to build relationships with donors, partners and volunteers and to develop a robust volunteer training curriculum that will be used to recruit and train volunteers. CCAB would like to raise public awareness of the work it does for strengthening families and give staff and volunteers the information and tools they need to provide clients with wrap-around services to help them succeed.Member Duties: The VISTA will be responsible for a pilot project with an objective of agency-wide implementation that will increase the agency’s capacity to deliver family strengthening services. The VISTA will create program specific operations manuals that document a subset of agency programs for the pilot phase. This includes: manuals to document program procedures/information, relationships/partnerships, and volunteer opportunities, as well as information and tools to direct staff and volunteer onboarding and training. Manuals will serve to increase communication/knowledge among staff/volunteers of comprehensive wrap-around services to increase capacity to serve clients. The VISTA will develop and execute outreach and recruitment plan for volunteer services. The VISTA will develop a volunteer training curriculum that the VISTA will use to train staff and volunteers to strengthen the volunteer services program and help staff deliver services to clients more effectively.Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Training, Health Coverage* . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit online on eGrants

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185 Columbia Rd
Boston, Massachusetts 02121

Mentor With Found In Translation - Help Women Achieve Financial Stability

Found In Translation Inc

Aug. 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m. - Dec. 7, 2019, 9 p.m.

Found in Translation offers a free medical interpreter training to low-income bilingual women who are homeless or have been homeless in the past. Each year the women represent a wide array of different cultures and languages. Our program participants must be fully bilingual in English and a target language.Found in Translation is seeking a few mentors to work closely with program participants while they complete their medical interpreter training program. Mentors will meet with participants on a weekly basis, helping them to develop professional skills, learn to expand their network, and build their confidence in approaching real-life case scenarios pertaining to the work environment. Mentors should be energetic, culturally sensitive, responsible, compassionate, professional, and driven to assist and encourage our aspiring interpreters on their path to economic security.Mentors have a time commitment of 2 hours of in person and 2-4 hours of remote support per week. The in-person commitment will be on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm, every week, from September 3, 2019 - December 7, 2019. Classes take place at Boston Medical Center Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center. The remaining hours of remote support per week is flexible and consists mainly of follow up emails and phone calls with participants.The essential component of this position is a strong commitment to being a constant, reliable, and stable presence throughout the entire medical interpreter training, both in-person and occasionally by phone or email. The ideal candidate will be responsible, creative, punctual, communicative, flexible, warm, culturally aware, and familiar with being in a mentorship position. Mentors should be energetic, committed people who are invested not only in providing a honest, nurturing learning environment for the participants, but also in the mission of the organization.If you're interested in becoming a mentor or want to know more, please contact Ayolah Ibezim at or at (857) 500-7804.

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Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts 02118

Running & Mentor Coach

Title Ix Girls Running Club Inc

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

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

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

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