Metro Boston

Metro Boston

Young Professionals Group (YoPros)
YoPros is an ecumenical group committed to cultivating and engaging young professionals who are dedicated and invested in supporting the anti-poverty work of Catholic Charities. The focus of YoPros is twofold: connecting young adults who share the desire to be active in our mission through service, anti-poverty advocacy, and networking; and participation in group volunteer projects at our program sites in Eastern Massachusetts. If you are interested in learning more about YoPros or want to be added to the mailing list, email YoPros@ccab.org.

Administrative Office Assistant (South Boston)
Community Interpreter Services is looking for an Administrative Office Assistant to help a busy interpreter services department with data entry, file organization and updating information. Input appointments into a scheduling system database. Other special projects may be assigned. Must be at least 18 years old, have a High School diploma or GED, familiar with Microsoft Office and have excellent interpersonal skills.  Volunteers are needed 10–15 hours per week. Contact:  Jeff Burgess — (617) 464-8110

Refugee Support Volunteer-South Boston
We believe in providing compassionate services for newly arrived Americans, and we could use your help.  Whether you have expansive experience volunteering of this is your first time, there are a wide array of tasks that require a multitude of different skill sets.  Here are just a few of the ways you could contribute to the Refugee and Immigration Services Program:

  • Administrative volunteering (South Boston)
  • Airport welcomes (Logan)
  • Companionship for various appointments
  • Partners for English Practice
  • Transportation assistance
  • Neighborhood tours
  • Engagement with local culture
  • Educational programming
  • Translation during legal appointments

To sign up or learn more today, please contact Wesley at (617) 464-8122 or wesley_mcdonald@ccab.org

Creative Handwork
Would you like to volunteer but find you are unable to make a commitment outside your home at this time? Do you like to knit, crochet or sew?  Would you like to make handmade items such as hats, mittens, scarves, baby items and warm lap robes for Catholic Charities’ children, elders, and refugees?  If the answer is yes, please contact: volunteer@ccab.org

Fundraising Activities (South Boston)
There are many levels of involvement for volunteers in the fundraising activities of the Labouré Center in South Boston, from one-time events to monthly planning meetings. Volunteers may assist with three annual events: fall golf tournament, Christmas house tour and spring silent auction. Contact: Judy Swanson — (617) 464-8500.

Youth Mentoring Program - South Boston
T.E.A.M. (Together Engaging Adolescents through Mentoring) matches youth, ages 8-16 with caring, adult mentors.  The first matches were made in April 1999 and since then nearly 300 matches have been made.  Once matched the pair meet once a week for two hours or more.  The meetings are set on a week to week basis, depending on the availability of the youth and the mentor.  Group activities take place monthly and program staff check in regularly to provide support.  Mentors attend regular meetings for additional training and support throughout the year. 
Contact:  Lorriane Poitras-Gallant — (617) 464-8578.

Pregnancy Help Counselor
Volunteer counselor to work with Pregnancy Help clients experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Registered nurses, social worker, mental health counselors, pastoral care providers or students in related fields are needed to give supportive counseling with clients and answer help-line calls. Flexible and weekend hours in both Natick and Brighton locations. Contact: Mary Girard — (617) 782-5151.

Pregnancy Help Volunteer
Volunteers are needed at Pregnancy Help to provide office assistance in Natick and also for off-site projects including our parish outreach program, serving as goodwill ambassadors, explaining work of Pregnancy Help to parishes and agencies, and assistance with pick-up and delivery of Parish Baby Shower items. Contact: Mary Girard — (617) 782-5151.

Teacher's Aide (Jamaica Plain)
Volunteer will work with children in a classroom setting located in Jamaica Plain. Ages of children range from 3 to 5 years. Responsibilities will range from one-on-one activities to group projects and will change weekly. Qualifications include an enjoyment of children and a willingness to work as part of a team. Time commitment: two hours weekly with a commitment of 3 months. 
Contact: Ryann McCarron — (617) 522-4040.

Tutors, After School (Dorchester)
The Teen Center at St. Peter's is seeking volunteers to tutor middle school and high school students in basic reading and math, as well as provide homework help. The Teen Center is especially seeking Cape Verdean Creole and/or Portuguese speakers. Many of our teens are recent arrivals to this country and are in great need of academic support. Our tutoring program runs Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m. We ask only a one day a week commitment from our tutors. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about our program, please contact us. 
Contact: Paulo De Barros — (617) 282-3614.

Tutors, After School (South Boston)
After-school volunteer tutors are needed for a vibrant, well-established Youth Tutoring Youth program that employs and trains adolescents to be tutors for elementary school students. Meeting after school during the school year and mornings in the summer, this program includes math and reading skill building, basic computer skills training, drug and alcohol awareness and educational and recreational field trips. Adult volunteers are needed to complement and assist with the tutoring aspect of the program. Times of service are 3:30–6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. A minimum commitment of once a week for 6 months is asked. Training is provided. Contact: Judy Swanson — (617) 464-8500

Food Pantry Assistants (Dorchester, Somerville, South End)
Catholic Charities Greater Boston has volunteer opportunities at three food pantries located in Dorchester, Somerville and the South End.  

Volunteers are needed at the Yawkey Center in Dorchester to:

  • Complete pre-screenings for services with applicants over the phone or in person (Spanish or Haitian Creole/French language skills helpful)
  • Answer the phone, retrieve voicemails, and return phone calls
  • Assist in data entry and organizing clients files
  • Support the daily operation of the Food Pantry
  • Complete other duties as requested by the Local Basic Needs Manager

Volunteers are needed at the Somerville Food Pantry to:

  • Complete pre-screenings for services with applicants over the phone or in person (Spanish or Portuguese language skills helpful)
  • Answer the phone, retrieve voicemails, and return phone calls
  • Assist in data entry and organizing clients files
  • Help check-in and sign-up clients for the Food Pantry services
  • Support the daily operation of the Food Pantry
  • Complete other duties as requested by the Local Basic Needs Manager

Volunteers are needed at the El Centro Del Cardenal's Food Pantry (South End) to:

  • Complete pre-screenings for services with applicants over the phone or in person (Mandarin or Spanish language skills helpful)
  • Answer the phone, retrieve voicemails, and return phone calls
  • Assist in data entry and organizing clients files
  • Help check-in and sign-up clients for the Food Pantry services
  • Support the daily operation of the Food Pantry
  • Complete other duties as requested by the Local Basic Needs Manager

Requirements include:

  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office & Excel
  • Availability between the hours of 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on weekdays
  • Bilingual ability helpful but not required (English/Spanish; English/Portuguese; English/Mandarin or Cantonese)

Contact: Manuel Pires — (617) 506-6600.
 

Tutors/Teaching Assistants (Jamaica Plain)
Help an adult learn to read and speak English and use a computer. Catholic Charities El Centro del Cardenal located in Jamaica Plain seeks volunteer computer lab assistants, teaching assistants, and tutors for its daytime adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. The ESOL classes are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Volunteers will receive a program tour, an orientation, a volunteer manual, and supervision. There is a minimum commitment required of 2 hours a week for a cycle of classes, which last 12 weeks on average. Internships are possible. Bilingual candidates (Spanish - English) are encouraged to apply.  Contact: Lydia Sparatu—(617) 522-4040.

Woman's Shelter (Somerville)
Catholic Charities' shelter for women, located in Somerville, occasionally has the need for a person (or group) to help with special projects, such as repairs, painting, carpentry, waxing floors, cutting grass, etc. This volunteer assignment would require one or two visits rather than an on-going commitment. Contact Nancy Kavanagh — (617) 625-1920 ext. 201