volunteer opportunities

Social Capital Inc. is looking for Volunteers for the Woburn Holiday House Tour on December 7th.  We are looking for Volunteers from 1:30-3:30 and from 3:30-5:30 or for the whole event.  If you are interested in volunteering with this event contact either the SCI members at the North Suburban YMCA at 781-935-3270 or call the SCI office at 781-935-2244 and ask for Morgan.  We require that all volunteers under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult for the tour.



Americorps Opening Day DevalThe Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) played host last Thursday to the Annual AmeriCorps Opening Day.  The yearly occasion was held at Roxbury's Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. The event featured over 2,000 AmeriCorps members across the state, including individuals serving with Social Capital Inc. in cities such as Dorchester, Lynn, and Woburn. The AmeriCorps members were privy to a special treat in the form of guest speaker, Governor Deval Patrick (pictured above with this year's Social Capital Inc. team).

The Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army is looking for an organized person to coordinate the Burlington Kettle effort this holiday season. This is our only visible fund raiser. The funds assist both Woburn and Burlington.  The Salvation Army assists with food, clothing and utilities year round as well as many other projects.

Requirements: Excellent people skills.  A Valid drivers license and car.  A phone and access to a fax machine.  Excellent organizing skills. This could be either a paid or volunteer position. Please call 617-542-5420 ext 522.  It is important that we have some one in place early so don't wait  to call.




This summer, Boston Cares is pleased to be in a partnership with John Hancock Financial Services and The Boston Globe to support the 2008 Boston Summer Scholars Program. The Boston Summer Scholars program is providing 500 teenagers with on-the-job training in a corporate or non-profit environment, in addition to weekly skill-based workshops. Boston Cares is teaming up with The Boston Globe and John Hancock Financial Services to coordinate the Friday morning workshop series, which is covering topics such as personal finance, interviewing skills, and leadership.

Volunteer mentors are needed support the workshop sessions, which are held on Friday mornings, from 8:30 AM -10:30 AM – there are 4 left in need of volunteers – July 25 through August 15. (Volunteers are asked to get to the session by 7:45am). Volunteers are not required to attend all sessions, but are encouraged to sign up for as many as they are able to attend. Volunteers sit at a table with 9 youth, take attendance, participate in group activities during workshops, and distribute and collect surveys at the end.

The program still needs to recruit between 5 and 10 additional mentors for each week. Volunteers must be 21 years or older.

Here is the schedule for those workshops:

July 25 - Great Applications: How to Get it Right
Patrick Dwyer from UMass Boston
Chip Greenidge, the Bostonian Founder and President of the National Black College Alliance

August 1 - Interviewing: Before, During & After
John Hancock and Boston-native Lynette Correa of Career Coaching 4 Kidz. Lynette is a first-generation high school and college graduate Akrobatik, a performance artist from the Codman Square area of Dorchester and the voice of sports on JAMN 94.5

August 8 - In the News: Why Should You Care?
Boston Globe columnist Derrick Z. Jackson

August 15 - How a Boston Summer Scholar Leads!
Carol Fulp from John Hancock
Robert Lewis, Jr. of the Boston Foundation and two New England Revolution Soccer Players

To sign up, people only need to fill out an online form by clicking here.

New Horizons at Choate is looking for a member of the Woburn community that would like to call bingo for them at 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information please contact Frances Gedzium, the Director of Activities for New Horizons at 781-932-8000.

Council of Social Concern 20th Annual Auction

The Council of Social Concern is seeking volunteers for its 20th Annual Auction on Saturday, March 1st at the Hilton Boston/Woburn, 2 Forbes Road, Woburn.

There are limited opportunities, so sign up early. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Below is a list of volunteer tasks that need to be filled:

Auction Pick-ups
2-3 volunteers to pick up donated items from donors. Staff will set up pick-up time with the donor and have donation slip ready for volunteer to give donor.

Saturday, March 1st
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact Person: 

2nd Annual Relay For Life of Woburn

From date: 
Fri, 05/30/2008 - 1:00pm

 Tired of going around in circles all day for no good reason? Well, now you can go around in circles all night for a good cause. Form a team and join the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Woburn!