Metro Boston

Metro Boston


Tutors/Teaching Assistants (Remote)

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. Currently, all services are delivered remotely. The ESOL classes are Monday through Friday 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; French Creole - English) are encouraged to apply.  



Creative Handwork (Remote)

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 for Catholic Charities' children or elders such as hats, mittens, baby items and warm lap robes, or perhaps knit a warm adult ski hat for a refugee? If the answer is "yes", please contact:


Young Professionals Group (YoPros)

YoPros is a 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


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

South Boston T.E.A.M. (Together Engaging Adolescents through Mentoring) seeks caring adults to mentor youth from South Boston between the ages of 10 and 16. Mentors and mentees meet at least once a week for a few hours at a time for a minimum of one year. Mentors receive training and ongoing support from T.E.A.M. staff throughout the duration of the match. In fostering solid friendships between young people and their mentors, T.E.A.M. seeks to enhance the resiliency of the youth through increased self-esteem, school attachment, and the ability to make positive life choices. 

Contact: Kathy Trinh(617) 464-8578


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.

Contact: Carol Delehanty — (617) 464-8575.


Food Pantry Assistants-Somerville and South End Boston

Catholic Charities Greater Boston has in person volunteer opportunities available at two food pantries to help unload deliveries, restock the shelves and pre-pack grocery bags.  During COVID-19 pandemic all staff and volunteers must wear face masks.

Volunteers are needed at the Somerville Food Pantry:

  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs
  • Must be able to lift and move 25-50 lbs
  • Available Tuesdays 3-4 hours between 10AM-4PM

Volunteers are needed at the El Centro Food Pantry located in the South End, Boston:

  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs
  • Must be able to lift and move 25-50 lbs
  • Available Wednesdays 3-4 hours between 10AM-4PM

Contact: Fredson Moreno – (617) 506-6628