volunteer opportunities in woburn

Food Drive Volunteers

Social Capital Inc. (SCI) is seeking volunteers to help with the Woburn Neighborhood Food Drive on Saturday, October 24. Volunteers are also needed to distribute fliers about the food drive in their neighborhood this coming weekend, October 17 & 18.

The October postal food drive has historically provided a significant influx of food donations for the Food Pantry operated by the Woburn Council of Social Concern. However, that drive has been cancelled this year, at a time when the need is greater than ever due to the economic challenges resulting from COVID-19.

The Woburn Neighborhood Food Drive on October 24 will help make sure everyone in our community has enough food. People who would like to donate food will be able to leave the items outside their door and have it get picked up by volunteers. Just contact SCI if you would like to leave a donation for pickup.

You can also bring your food donations directly to the Food Pantry between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on October 24.

Volunteers are needed this weekend to help distribute fliers about the drive. This can be done at the volunteer’s convenience over the weekend. Contact SCI by this Thursday to help distribute fliers in your area.

SCI is also seeking volunteers to help picking up food donations and bringing them to the Food Pantry on Saturday, October 24.

If you would like to have your food donation picked up,or if you would like to volunteer, fill out the form at sciwoburn.org/fooddrive or text your name and address to 339-298-7789.

Joyce Middle School

On Saturday, May 31 the Joyce Middle School Soccer Shack is looking for a few extra hands to help out from 10 am until 2 pm. The Shack is located at the Joyce Middle School located at 55 Locust Street in Woburn. Help is always appreciated. High schoolers looking to acquire some community service hours are welcome to help out at anytime.

Help a neighbor in crisis. Neighbor Brigade is an organization dedicated to providing immediate and free assistance to neighbors experiencing sudden crises such as cancer treatment, illness, accident, or other types of tragedies.

Their volunteers provide critical support services such as home delivered meals, transportation to and from medical appointments, and home maintenance help. The organization is comprised of town-specific chapters, each managed by screened and trained volunteer Chapter Leaders who recruit and coordinate volunteers within their town.

The Woburn Chapter is currently looking for volunteers to help local residents in need. Click here to meet the Woburn Chapter Leader and sign up to volunteer!

Do you love soccer? Consider volunteering with the Woburn Youth Soccer Association! They need adult and high school volunteers to help out at the Middlesex Commissioner's Cup on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd. Volunteers can pick from the following shifts: 8-11AM, 11AM-2PM or 2PM-5PM.

If you would like to help out, just stop by the Joyce Middle School Soccer Complex and check in at the shack. For more information about Woburn Youth Soccer, please click here.

Do you have an interest in community health and human services and want to take a leadership role with an innovative organization? Neighbor Brigade is looking for a co-leader for their Woburn Chapter!

Neighbor Brigade
establishes and mobilizes community-based networks of volunteers to provide immediate and free support services for residents experiencing a sudden crisis such as a cancer diagnosis, accident, or other tragedy. They have 40 chapters, 39 in the Greater Boston area and one out-of-state pilot program in Dover, NH. Their volunteer pool currently totals 4,300 individuals.

Each of the chapters is led by a volunteer chapter leader, or preferably a pair of chapter leaders. They use volunteer management software to manage and communicate with their volunteers. They conduct outreach to hospitals, schools, and other health and human service agencies, and also accept self-referrals.
Responsibilities include:
• Develop and manage a volunteer network within your town
• Conduct intake of recipients and post requests for help on online calendar
• Conduct community outreach to partnering organizations, such as schools and other family service agencies.
If interested, please contact Director of Operations Kristie Oberlies at: kristie@neighborbrigade.org or 978-897-4540.

meals on wheels logo

Do you have an hour to spare each week? Homebound seniors need your help. The Woburn Meals on Wheels program is in urgent need of drivers! Last year, 159 Woburn seniors received Meals on Wheels, allowing them to stay in their own homes. 

Meals on Wheels is a long-standing national program serving mid-day meals to our most vulnerable seniors. The seniors are so grateful for your time. Just the brief interaction improves their health and well-being. And drivers report finding their work very meaningful.

For more information, call or e-mail Liz Rowe, Volunteer and Special Projects Coordinator at Minutemen Senior Services, (781) 221-7093 or l.rowe@minutemensenior.oeg.

Meals are provided by Minutemen Senior Services, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors and people with disabilities live in the setting of their choice by engaging community resources and supporting caregivers.

Click here to see a short video about the national Meals on Wheels program. 

Do you love to write? SCI is currently looking for a volunteer from July-August to keep our SCI Woburn community website updated and to write our weekly e-newsletter featuring upcoming community events in Woburn!

This is a great opportunity for people who want to practice their skills in communications, marketing, community outreach or website technology. And you can work from the comfort of your own home!

Prior experience with website updating and posting is appreciated, but not required. If available, you can come to the SCI Woburn office for a brief tutorial on how to post blog entries to the webpage and how to create e-newsletters.

For a more detailed description of this position, please visit www.sciwoburn.org/volunteer.