MyDorchester Volunteer Listings

Are you looking for ways to get involved in the community? Do you have some spare time or skills that you would like to use to make Dorchester a better place to live? Does your organization need volunteers to help you achieve your mission? The Volunteer page at MyDorchester is where you can find and promote individual and group volunteer opportunities in the Dorchester area. Everyday, we post opportunities with local clinical and community services organizations. We also send out a volunteer blast that you can sign up for below. Check out some of the opportunities below and if you are looking for more information or have any questions, email our Volunteer Coordinator or call our offices at 617-822-8733.


  • Click here to fill out our volunteer application.
  • Click here to request volunteers for your event or service opportunity.
  • Click here to sign up for the volunteer eBlast (make sure to check "Dorchester VolunteerBlast" list)

Current Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer For MyDorchester!

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Volunteer For My Dorchester

Community Outreach Volunteer

MyDorchester is looking for a motivated new volunteer to support our communications work! The selected candidate will help us enhance MyDorchester’s visibility and impact by supporting the maintenance and ongoing development of our community guide. Become part of the team and contribute to our mission of keeping Dorchester healthy, engaged and thriving.  Ideally, the volunteer would commit to volunteering at MyDorchester for a minimum of 4-6hrs/wk.

Primary Function
            -Manage online content, including updating, formatting, and posting new community
             resources

·           -Collaborate with staff on identifying new community resources >> Read More

Volunteer needed in Patients Account Department of Codman Square Health Center

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Codman Square Health Center is looking for a volunteer to commit 20-40 hours per week to assist in their Patients Account Department! This opportunity would be great for any medical students looking to gain experience in the health center, or anyone trying to help out the health center on behalf of the Dorchester community!

 

Organization: Codman Square Health Center

Location: Codman Square Health Center

Great Hall

6 Norfolk Street, basement

Project description: patient accounts assistant needed to verify status of patient application/eligibility for state-sponsored coverage. >> Read More

Volunteer with Girl Scouts!

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The Codman Square Library is in need of volunteers for their Girl Scouts troop! If you're good with kids, enjoy leadership roles, and want to do your part for the community, this opportunity is perfect for you!

 

Project name: Troop leader at Girl Scouts at Codman Square Library

Location: Codman Square Library

690 Washington Street, Dorchester

Volunteers needed: 2

Length of commitment: March through June

Hours per week: 1 (Mondays, 6-7PM)

 

 

If you are interested in this opportunity or have any further questions, please contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email her at briana.blair@dotwell.org!

 

Volunteer at Vacation Bible School!

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The KROC Center is in need of volunteers for Spring vacation week, April 20-24. Times are generally 9am-5pm, but we also need some for early drop off's at 8am and late pickups until 6pm. There can be rotations and any amount of time would be greatly and generously appreciated. We expect to have up to 50-75 kids in camp.

Activities include, but not limited to:
- recreation
- academic help
- assistance with bible studies
- arts
- crowd control
- registration in/out
- meal prep
- and more fun stuff!

There are volunteer applications at the front desk of the KROC that can be returned to Olive Fagan or Amanda Eaton. If you are planning on help, we kindly ask that you submit promptly as we may need a background check.

 

For more information, contact Briana Blair at briana.blair@dotwell.org or 617-822-8733!

 

Registration Volunteers needed at Codman Square Health Center!

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Codman Square Health Center's Registration Department is looking for 6 volunteers (3 for the day shift, 3 for the night shift) to assist with registration at the main building!

Volunteers would be asked to help with pre-registration, getting the patients cleared to fast-track to their providers when they come in.

Attached is the job description for a Registration Representative. 

If interested in this opportunity please contact Briana Blair at briana.blair@dotwell.org or call (617)822-8733!

Volunteer with America Scores!

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Do you love sports? Want to work with kids and make a difference in their lives? America Scores is perfect for you!

America Scores is looking for volunteers wiling to commit to a 12-week season of youth soccer ages 5-12. Volunteers need to be good role models and be able to consistently commit to 3 90-minute practices a week during after school hours. There are three different sites looking for volunteers to work with the America Scores kids:

 

1. Dorchester YMCA

2. Everett School & YMCA

3. Mason Elementary & YMCA

 

Requirements for volunteering include: 

-at least 18 years of age

-soccer and health knowledge

-commitment from March-June (12 weeks)

-availability 3 days a week for 90 minutes a day

-availability during after school hours

-ability to perform and pass a CORI and other background checks >> Read More

Elsie Frank 5K Needs Volunteers!!!

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Support Kit Clark Senior Services! The Elsie Frank 5K is an annual race in which all benefits and proceeds go to improving the well-being of our community's elders. Help with registration, guide and cheer on runners, and show your support for Kit Clark!

 

When: Saturday, May 30, 2015

9:00AM registration

10:00AM race start

Where: DCR Pope John Paul II Park

Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester

For more info: www.kitclark.org

 

TO VOLUNTEER:  contact Briana Blair at briana.blair@dotwell.org or call (617)822-8733!

 

Judge a Citywide Debate Tournament for High School Students

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Volunteer judges listen to students, providing vital reinforcement for the notion that students have valuable ideas to contribute to society. After the debate, judges offer encouragement, share advice for the next round, and tell the tournament organizers who won. With a student to judge ratio of only 4:1, this is a great opportunity to get some hands-on experience working directly with some amazing students.  

*No debate experience is necessary to be an effective judge.  Volunteers are trained at the start of each tournament and students are expected to adapt their arguments to their judges, whether they’ve debated for a decade or never seen a debate in their lives.   
Each debate typically lasts 1.5 hours and volunteers sign up for a shift covering two debate rounds.

 

When: FRIDAY, MARCH 20   3:15 PM-8:00 PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 21   7:30 AM-11:45 AM

Where: Charlestown High School 240 Medford Street
Charlestown, MA  02129

If interested: contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email her at briana.blair@dotwell.org

 

 

Serve Lunch at the Boston Living Center!

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Help prepare and serve a delicious meal for members and friends! Please be prepared to help with tasks ranging from serving meals to washing dishes.

 

*this is an ongoing commitment which volunteers can choose their commitment based on their availability.

 

Requirements:

-ability to stand during volunteer hours

-at least 18 years of age

-hat and closed-toed shoes

 

If interested: Contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email her at briana.blair@dotwell.org

Volunteer with FriendshipWorks!

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FriendshipWorks is a great non-profit based in the Boston area. Their mission is to match committed and compassionate volunteers with the elderly who need some assistance or just a friendly visit.

 

FriendshipWorks is looking for "Friendly Visitors" to visit elders in their  homes and provide companionship and assist with simple tasks in and around the household of the elder. This is a long-term, consistent commitment requiring a once-a-week visit based on you and your match's schedule.

 

Dorchester has the largest population of elderly out of all of Boston! This means there are plenty of elders in need of assistance and companionship. This volunteer opportunity begins immediately upon expressal of interest!

  >> Read More

Ombudsman Volunteers needed at Ethos!

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Ethos is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to elders while promoting independence, dignity, and well-being. Ethos is currently looking for volunteers to fill the position of Ombudsmen.

Ombudsman works closely with the medical staff, the administration and the residents of long-term care facilities. Visit one long term care facility each week and meet with the contact person at each facility.

Duties include:

  • visiting and observing each room
  • interacting with residents to advocate for their concerns
  • reporting any unresolved issues to the Ombudsman Program Manager. 

Commitment: 2-3 hours each week. A 3 full-day training is required. >> Read More

Volunteer at the St. Patrick's Day 5K!

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Jobs:               Course Officials/Leaders

                        Course Monitors/Enthusiastic Fans

Duties:           Ensure Safe and Fun Race

                        Ensure Happy Runners!

Reward:         Satisfaction, Fun, Contentment, and an “Official” long-sleeve Race Shirt

Contact:         Harry, Race Director at hduvall@bgcb.org / 617.516.5441

 

All proceeds benefit the South Boston Boys & Girls Club. >> Read More

Volunteer at the Got Peace? Basketball Tournament!

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The Peace Collaborative needs YOUR help at this fundraising event for a great cause! The 3rd Annual Got Peace? Basketball Tournament! The tournament will take place on March 14th from 10 to 5pm. 

Looking for volunteers for:

set up

registration

concession

street team members

kids korner

arts & crafts

clean up

misc (someone that an be flexible)

Below are the time frames for the  volunteers.  We ask that volunteers try to commit for the entire shift... If you would like to stay longer that would be great.  If you can let us know your availability and if you have any basketball experience (ex scoring , time keeping etc) please let us know. 

Volunteer Time Slots:

1.    8:30am to 12:30pm

2.    12:00pm to 3:30pm >> Read More

Tutor at Codman Academy!

Volunteers needed at ReVision Urban Farm

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Do you love the outdoors? Have an interest in farming? Want to get involved this Spring/Summer? 

Victory Programs' Revision Urban Farm is currently booking group volunteer opportunities for the 2015 Season (Mid-March - Mid-November). 
 
Volunteers must be a least 12 and up. They can accommodate groups up to 12 people on Tuesdays - Fridays and ask volunteers to commit to three hours. Volunteer shifts vary by date.
 
If you are interested in booking a date, please contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email her at briana.blair@dotwell.org

Volunteers needed at FREE Tax Clinics!

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The Boston Tax Coalition and Codman Square Health Center is looking for volunteers to help with our FREE tax clinics!

Volunteers need to be able to commit at least 4 hours a week and a total of 24 hours throughout the tax season. There are three different types of volunteers needed: >> Read More

Citizenship Clinic Volunteers Needed!

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Want to help people become citizens? Join the MIRA coalition on their FREE Citizenship Clinic day! Help members of the community complete their application for citizenship and finally be recognized as citizens!

 

As a volunteer you will:

  • Attend a volunteer training to prepare for the clinic
  • Work at one of the clinic stations which include:
    • welcome and registration, participant screening,
    • application assistance,
    • quality control, crowd control and movement through the stations,
    • copying and packaging,
    • information table about local service providers
  • Serve between 9:30am to 4:30pm on the day of the clinic (breakfast and lunch included!)
  • Meet other excited and dedicated volunteers and participants!
  • Help individuals complete their citizenship applications!

If interested please contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email her at briana.blair@dotwell.org.

>> Read More

Volunteer with Horizons for Homeless Children!

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A message from Horizons for Homeless Children:

"Do you have 2 hours each week to play with young homeless children (0-6) in one of our statewide shelter-based playspaces? Are you fun-loving, dependable and looking for a way to make a difference in Dorchester? 

Help a homeless child learn, play, and thrive: 

www.horizonschildren.org/playspace | 617.553.5488"

 

Volunteer with the Franklin Park Coalition on MLK Day!

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The Franklin Park Coalition is hosting an MLK National Day of Service event throughout the park and needs volunteers! Throughout the day of service, volunteers will help facilitate a discussion on the importance of talking about race in today's society. Volunteers will also be needed to help clean the park, from clearing invasive species in the forest to picking up litter around the walkways. This event begins at 10AM and ends at 3PM.

 

If you are interested in volunteering contact the Franklin Park Coalition at (617)442-4141 or visit their website at www.franklinparkcoalition.org

Generations Inc. Is Recruiting Volunteers age 50+

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Generations Inc. Is Recruiting Volunteers age 50+
Generations Inc. strives to improve the literacy skills of young children through grade 3. We also provide meaningful opportunities for older adults who serve as literacy volunteers in our partner schools and after-school programs.
 
We are seeking minimum-time AmeriCorps members to serve in Greater Boston's AARP Experience Corps program in Boston. Our partner schools in Dorchester are: Blue Hill Ave Boys and Girls Club, The Dever, Kenny Greenwood and King Elementary schools.
 
Responsibilities:
Serve as a reliable literacy coach to children in the classroom on one-to-one for an average of 10 hours per week over three days.
Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Strong commitment to service and to the power of inter-generational relationships.
>> Read More