Community Service

Natick High School currently has a 30 Hour Community Service Component as part of the graduation requirement.

  1. Choose a site and project. If you need suggestions, please see your Guidance Counselor or Ms. Kruskal, the Career Counselor.

  2. Print out the Community Service Tracking Form - Community Service Form.

  3. Complete the top section of the form and bring to your supervisor. If you are participating with an organization advertised here or on our list of Non-Profit organizations - you can go directly to do your hours once you and a parent/guardian have signed the form.

  4. Upon completing your community service experience, the Site Liaison (supervisor) will sign off on the number of hours you have completed during the corresponding dates.

  5. Make a copy for your records and return the form to the Guidance Department and put into the community service form box. Please wait until all hours have been completed to submit these forms. (Keep a copy for yourself as well!)

Interested in a career in Non Profit? Check out the link:

Volunteer Information

Natick Natick Garden Club - June 1 The Natick Garden Club is in need of 3 or 4 students to help move plants and set up for our auction.  It involves moving pots of plants from cars and trucks and putting them both inside and outside the Community Center. Some may be heavy. 
The auction and sidewalk plant sale is Saturday, June 1st at the Community/Senior Center on Route 135 in Natick.  The hours of need usually run from 11am-1pm.  

Students can email their availability to Ann Katan katan@stinbrook.com.  
Natick Community Farm - Spring Spectacular and 5K race The Natick Community Farm is hosting a 5K along with our annual Spring Spectacular on May 19. They are looking for volunteers to help between the hours of 7:30am-2pm with crafts, the toddler play area, race registration, race course marshals, and refreshments. Any students interested can email Alicia at events@natickfarm.org.
Youth in Philanthropy

Priority Deadline to Apply: June 7, 2019

The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program is an experiential leadership development program designed to empower and educate local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good. As participants of YIP, students learn about needs in our community, visit local nonprofits, and grant up to $10,000 to nonprofits benefiting youth.

This free, 17-week program is for high school students who live or learn in MetroWest. YIP will meet on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, at the Foundation for MetroWest in Natick. The program begins on September 19 and runs through January 30. For more information about YIP and to apply, visit yipmetrowest.org

Natick Earth Day Festival 2019 
The Natick Earth Day Festival will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019. We need student volunteers for setting up tables / chairs / canopies and then moving and putting them away. Two shifts are available, 9 – 11 am or 2 – 4 pm.

For details, contact: Pat Conaway at 508-740-9949, or email bpconaway@gmail.com
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition's Against the Tide 2019

Against the Tide is held on June 15th at Hopkinton State Park. This inspiring event is a great way for students to become active members of their community and support a cause that impacts many Massachusetts families and beyond. MBCC is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of cancer through community education, research advocacy, and public policy changes. Students’ support as active volunteers and/or committee members will help change the impact of cancer on generations to come.
As a reminder, there are volunteer opportunities for Against the Tide the day before, the day of, or both. Volunteer opportunities include:
Adopting a town near where they live and posting Against the Tide posters throughout the months leading up to the event
Assist with social media marketing
Assisting with event set-up and/or take down
Participating as a walking guide, run guide, swim guide, or paddleboard guide
Helping hand out water to event participants
And more!

If students are interested in volunteering at either event and/or becoming a committee member, they should email committee co-chair, Charles McGinn, at mbcc.charles@gmail.com and CC MBCC’s Executive Director, Cheryl Osimo, at cosimo@mbcc.org. This email should have the subject line “High School Student Interested in Volunteering with MBCC.” A short phone interview with Cheryl and Charles will also be required. Please visit http://mbcc.org/swim to find out more information about Against the Tide and MBCC, in general.

Face Painting at Natick Farmer's Market Opening Day


The Natick Farmer's Market is looking for creative students to provide face painting for children at their opening day, on May 11. Supplies will be provided. Face painters are needed from 9:30am - 12pm, but shorter shifts may be available. Please contact Deb at 508-259-9118 with any questions or if you are interested in volunteering. Receipt collection at Roche Brothers 4/18

Support the Natick After-Prom Party by helping to collect receipts at Roche Bros on April 18 as a fundraiser. Sign up for a shift either 4-5:30pm, 5:30-7pm, or 4-7pm. See the flyer for details and contact Ann at araeggleston@sbcglobal.net to sign up for a shift. NPH USA - local and international service opportunities

NPH USA supports Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters"), which is fully supporting nearly 3,100 orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. An additional 3,200 children who live outside the homes receive scholarships, meals and healthcare. Students can learn about local and international opportunities to get involved here.

Youth in Philanthropy

Priority Deadline to Apply: June 7, 2019

The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program is an experiential leadership development program designed to empower and educate local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good. As participants of YIP, students learn about needs in our community, visit local nonprofits, and grant up to $10,000 to nonprofits benefiting youth.

This free, 17-week program is for high school students who live or learn in MetroWest. YIP will meet on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, at the Foundation for MetroWest in Natick. The program begins on September 19 and runs through January 30. For more information about YIP and to apply, visit yipmetrowest.org

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - seeking CITs

Broadmoor is looking for Counselors In Training for its summer day camp. CITs will create and lead games and learning activities, assist Camp Educators, and serve as role models for campers. Time spent as a CIT can be credited as community service hours. Students must be 15 years old, have experience with children, and be comfortable in nature. 

Interested students can call 508-315-6720 or email broadmoorcamp@massaudobon.org

Memorial School PTO Fundraiser - seeking student volunteers

The Memorial School PTO is hosting a live and silent auction on Saturday, April 27, at the Crowne Plaza. Volunteer responsibilities could include registration table assistance, raffle ticket and cookie sales, IT support in case attendees need help with the mobile bidding app, donation item organization, and check-out process at the close of our event. 

Interested students can check out available shifts here. Please reach out to Lauren with any questions (617-504-1456 or laurenbavuso@gmail.com).

Special Olympics Natick Day Games

The Special Olympics Natick Day Games are happening on June 4th (rain date June 5th) from 7:30am-1pm. This is the largest Natick Special Olympics track and field event of the year. We will need approximately 90 volunteers to help run the events and 35 Unified Partners to support students at NHS and the Crossroads School. In order to make this happen, we need over 120 student volunteers.

Please note: Only sophomores, juniors and seniors can sign up to volunteer or for a unified partner for this year.

To find out more, come to the information meeting on March 27th in the lecture hall from 2:20-3:00
Interested students can sign up here

JR's Paws for a Cause 5K - seeking volunteers

This dog friendly 5K race is looking for volunteers to stand along the route to help direct runners and walkers, help out at the raffle table, and help out at the snack table. The race is on Sunday, April 28 from 8am to 10:30am. 

Please email laurenbarbo@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to volunteer! 

Mini Golf Family Fun Day - Natick Library
The Natick Library will host Mini Golf Family Fun Day on Saturday March 2, from 9am-4:30pm. Student volunteers are needed to help with scheduled programming or lend any special talents (face painting, games, etc). 

Email Patricia at pcutler@minlib.net if you are interested in volunteering!

Maple Magic Day - Natick Community Farm

The Natick Community Farm is hosting its annual Maple Magic Day on Saturday March 2, from 8am-2pm. Volunteers are needed at the pancake breakfast at the Memorial School as well as helping at the farm with the sugaring tours. 

Email events@natickfarm.org if you are interested! 

Building Friendships Club - Needham, MA
The Building Friendships Club, out of the Charles River Center in Needham, is looking for high school volunteers to participate in this weekly program. The Building Friendships Club provides an outlet for high school students—both with and without developmental and/or intellectual disabilities—to meet new people, build connections, and have fun! With the help of those who are interested in volunteering, Building Friendships Club will teach high school students about social relationships and give them opportunities to practice friendship-building skills.

Interested students can email or call Sarah (souellette@charlesrivercenter.org or 781 343 3272)

Temporary Dog Walker Needed - early January
Natick Neighbor Brigade is seeking a volunteer to help a client with dog walking on weekdays in early January. The family lives near the Cole Center and is looking for a volunteer to take two dogs for a short on weekdays, from January 2-20. 

Interested students can email or call Jill (ja.k@verizon.net or 508-653-9020)

TEDxNatick - seeking volunteers 1/26

TEDxNatick is seeking volunteers to assist with the event, which takes place on Saturday, January 26. There are also some tasks that require volunteers the week of, and the day prior to, the event. A sign-up link for specific shifts will be emailed to volunteers in early January.  There is a mandatory meeting at Natick High School on Friday, January 25th @6:00 PM where volunteers receive their t-shirt, name lanyard and job instructions.

Sign up to be a volunteer here. If you have additional questions, please contact:  volunteers@tedxnatick.org

Birds Caribbean - seeking volunteers 12/7 and 12/8
A local resident is seeking volunteers to assist her with a project for Birds Caribbean, a non-profit focused on the conservation of birds and the protection of their resources. She is looking for a few students to help her with an end of the year fundraising request that is being mailed out to donors. 
- Seeking students beginning on 12/7 or 12/8 for a few hours of work, potentially over the course of a few days
- Students will be attaching mailing labels, folding letter, and stuffing envelopes
- Students will have the opportunity to learn about working at a non-profit

Interested students should call Lisa at 508-655-1940, or call/text 508-333-8587. 

JFS - seeking mentors

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) is looking for volunteers to provide mentoring and tutoring support to students enrolled in All Stars and Math Academy, programs for 3rd and 4th grade students at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Framingham. Mentors will work with groups of 4-5 students on homework and enrichment activities. 
- Once a week commitment, Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon 2:45pm-5:15pm
- 1 hour training, CORI, and reference check required
- Bimonthly meeting following program, 5:30-6pm

Interested students should contact Amanda (aboralessa@jfsmw.org, 508-875-3100 x260) or Kayla (khopkins@jfsmw.org, 508-875-3100 x220) 

Natick Kettles and Bells - Looking for Bell Ringers

Join Natick Kettles and Bells this Christmas season to ring bells and help change lives. All money raised in these kettles stays within our community. Two hour shifts available at locations across Natick. Beginning November 23 - December 24, Monday through Saturday from 9am - 8pm.

Interested students should email natickkettlesandbells@gmail.com for more information

Natick Teen Center

The Teen Center is looking for volunteers in a number of opportunities. High school students can become leaders, teachers, and mentors to middle school students by fostering relationships, playing games, and/or teaching classes of their own. Students will engage with middle school students on their terms, like playing games, creating art projects, and more. 

The Teen Center is open Monday-Thursday, 2:30pm-6:00pm weekly (unless otherwise specified), and 11:30am-6:00pm on early release days. Some night and weekend opportunities are available.

Interested students should email Lauren at lmeurer@natickma.org.

MIT Leadership Training Institute

The Leadership Training Institute is a program for high school students that helps develop leadership skills. Throughout our 9-week program, our students implement what they learn as they work to create their own sustainable community service project. Interested students can apply here, for the early deadline on 11/28 and the regular deadline on 12/2

Roger Williams Park Zoo - Youth Advisory Council 

Roger Williams Park Zoo is seeking a diverse group of individuals ages 16-21 to join the RWPZ Youth Advisory Council. The Roger Williams Park Zoo Youth Advisory Council will inform future RWPZ initiatives by providing thoughtful feedback and a unique perspective.  Members will serve as a voice for youth within the Zoo and community.  Youth Advisory Council members will collaborate to lead, design, and execute various initiatives and projects that will positively impact the Zoo, community, animals, and the environment. 

Participation in the RWPZ Youth Advisory Council requires a commitment of 2 years with participation in an orientation weekend January 19 & 20, 2019 and meetings every Sunday.  Participation in the council is unpaid.

Deadline for applications is November 27, 2018. Applications and more information can be found here

Hallo-Teen - Natick CSC

Looking for volunteers to assist with a Halloween event at the Community Senior Center for middle schoolers. 

Wednesday, October 31st, 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Community Senior Center, 117 E Central St Natick MA

Interested in volunteering? Contact Lauren at lmeurer@natickma.org or (508) 647-6400 x1807.

Habitat ReStore - Information Sessions

ReStore is Habitat for Humanity's open to the public retail outlet that sells donated new and gently used home furnishings and building materials. The proceeds from all items sold at ReStore go to funding out home build mission. 

ReStore is now open at 310 Pond Street in Ashland! Volunteer in a fun and exciting retail environment that builds homes, communities, and hope!

Learn more at an information session:
- Saturday, October 27, 2pm-3pm
- Saturday November 10, 10am-11am

To RSVP and for more info, reach out to Molly Pietrantonio, Volunteer Coordinator by email (volunteer@habitatmwgw.org) or phone (508-799-9259 ext.113)

KidsConnect - Seeking help with website/social media

KidsConnect in Natick is looking for a student to assist with updates to their website and occasional social media posting. Great opportunity for community service for students interested in marketing. 

Interested students should contact Deb at debras@kids-connect.org.

Metrowest Speech and Language Center - Internships available
Metrowest Speech and Language Center in Natick has two internships available. Community service hours available. 

Social Media & Marketing: Seeking an intern to help develop online presence for Metrowest Speech and Language Center, in addition to assistance with traditional marketing campaigns (flyers, mailings, etc.). 

Speech-Language: Seeking an intern with an interest in Speech-Language Pathology or Education to assist with office work, with opportunities to observe sessions

Interested students should contact Melissa at melissalewislp@gmail.com or 508-868-5955.

Sons of Italy in Natick - Service Opportunities for 2018-2019 School Year

We host a community Pasta Night every Wednesday, beginning 9/12/18 until June 2019, from 5 to 7 pm.

We need students who are able to assist with set-up, serving, cleaning up and feel comfortable interacting with adults.

Additionally, individual projects such as Fall/Spring clean-ups are also available.

The Sons of Italy created a Student Volunteer of the Year Scholarship award in 2018 based on the excellent volunteerism of a Natick High School senior, in addition to awarding 7 scholarships to area students in June 2018.  

Please considering joining us – dinner is included!

Cathy Washburn
SOI President

Volunteer Fair at Natick Community Senior Center

Thursday, October 11, 4:30-6:30pm, free

Come by and meet with representatives from over 25 Natick area non-profits and explore volunteer opportunities. Learn about the organization and find where your best fit is to volunteer and give back to the community! Refreshments and enter to win prizes! Learn new skills, network, build your résumé, give back, help people, help build something bigger than yourself, strengthen your health, have fun!

For more information please call 508-647-6540 or email skirby@natickma.org

Representatives from these organizations will be on hand:
A Place to Turn, Broadmoor Audubon, Elm Bank/Mass Horticultural Society, Family Promise Metrowest, Friends of the Bacon Free Library, Friends of Morse Institute Library, Friends of Natick Senior Center, Keep Natick Beautiful, Lake Cochituate Watershed Council, Leonard Morse Aux Natick Metrowest, METCO - Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities/Natick, Natick Medical Reserve Corps, Natick Community Organic Farm, Natick Community Senior Center, Natick Cultural District, Natick Historical Society, Natick Housing Authority, Natick Service Council, Natick Together for Youth, Neighbor Brigade, Natick Recreation/Parks, Renewable Natick, Riverbend of South Natick, Spark Kindness, Stray Pets in Need, Natick Town Boards and Commissions, Whitney Place.

Youth In Philanthropy - Natick, MA

  • Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) MetroWest is an opportunity for students to become leaders in their communities

  • Participants learn the importance of philanthropy and the needs that exist in their own backyards

  • YIP students evaluate grant applications and award up to $10,000 to the nonprofits of their choice

  • Volunteers must be high school students who live or learn in the MetroWest

  • Program is held Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm beginning on September 20 

  • Fill out an application by 8/31 if interested

Interested?  Fill out an application online by 8/31!  See the full program schedule here.

Barn & Livestock Volunteer - Powisset Farm - Dover, MA
  • Volunteers are needed to welcome the public, answer questions about the farm, and educate families about the animals

  • Also responsible for facilitating interaction with sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, and bunnies with direction from the Barnyard Educator; assist with setup and break down of program supplies including children's games and crafts

  • Must be able to lift 30lbs or more; work in all weather conditions; have an interest in the barn environment

  • Volunteers under 18 will require adult supervision and permission 

  • Must be able to commit for 5 months or more to the same 2-4 hour shift once a week; training is provided 

  • Open shifts include:  Wednesdays 12:30pm-3:30pm; Saturdays 9:30am-12:15pm and/or 12:00pm-2:30pm

Interested?  Contact Eileen Small at 781-784-0567 ext. 5501 or email esmall@thetrustees.org

Friends of the Morse Institute Library

  • Sort donated books

  • Help during book sales

  • Help with mailings

  • Decorate the Friends display cabinet and kiosk

  • Write newsletter articles

  • Take photographs

  • Be available for various staffing needs - no heavy lifting required

Interested? To Volunteer with book sales contact morsebooksale@gmail.com.
For all other opportunities to volunteer contact: friendsofmorse@gmail.com.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
- Help us help people with blood cancer and their families. Our dedicated community volunteers are the heart and soul of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). There are many different ways you can participate and make a difference. We need volunteers throughout the year. Each year we set our goals higher, and to reach those goals, we need you! Join our Junior Board - a group of high school students from schools throughout the Chapter's territory. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month. For more information please contact Jaime Gaudet @ 508-810-1333 or email @ jaime.gaudet@lls.org. Our address is 9 Erie Drive Suite 101, Natick, MA 01760.

Autism Alliance of Metro West -  Nannette Ohman, Executive Director, 14 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760, http://www.autismalliance.org, (508) 652-9900.  We have special events where we utilize volunteer assistance.

Volunteer Internship - Mini Miracles Early Education & Childcare Center - Natick, MA 
  • Mini Miracles Early Education & Childcare Center is offering the opportunity for students to complete an Early Childhood Internship with their organization 

  • Interns will gain work experience in the desired field while accruing required experience hours that count toward EEC certification

  • The company offers free continuing education trainings and allows for networking with early childhood professionals within the childcare, special education, and early intervention fields

  • Interested applicants should love working with children and have a passion for helping them grow, learn, and reach their fullest potential

  • Great opportunity to work within a supportive and high tech Early Childhood Center! 

Interested? Call 508-650-5940 or email Theresa Hayes for more information at thayes@rcslearning.org.

Sons of Italy - Natick, MA

  • Sons of Italy is looking for volunteers to assist with clean up and serving of food during weekly pasta nights 

  • Pasta nights are weekly on Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm 

  • Volunteers should have a neat appearance and be comfortable working with others and taking direction

Interested?  Contact Cathy Washburn at cathywash@verizon.net.

Girl Scouts - Natick, MA 

  • Looking for an assistant to help with meetings and organize paperwork, crafts, and activities for a troop of 16 Girl Scouts at Ben Hem Elementary

  • Would like 1-2 volunteers to be able to commit for the school year 

  • Meetings are held one Friday per month, right after school (2:41pm)

  • Volunteers should be able to arrive early to round up the troops and get them started with snack 

  • Volunteers must complete a CORI form and must have a passion for leadership! 

  • Current or former Girl Scout volunteers are welcomed! 

Interested?  Contact Wendy Ou at theoufamily@gmail.com.

The Center For Arts in Natick - Natick, MA 

  • The Center For Arts in Natick is looking for volunteers for their events - specifically, they would like help for their movie events and Saturday morning events

  • Opportunity for lots of hours as there are events held almost every day!

  • Tasks that are generally expected include pre-show set-up (stocking, cleaning, ticket prep), ushering/seating, will call, selling tickets, serving snacks, and post-show cleanup

  • Shifts are available as the events are available

  • Volunteers must attend a training session offered once per month by the center (use contact information below to inquire about dates)

Interested?  Sign up to be a volunteer nowCheck out the session details and fill out the application.

Childcare for Natick Group - Natick Huddle

  • Natick Huddle hosts meetings once per month and they are in need of childcare during the meetings

  • Meetings are typically 2 hours long

  • The position would be 1x per month on a recurring schedule

  • Experience working with children preferred

  • Parents will be in the same building but will drop the children off to the childcare center; the kids will typically be toddlers-elementary age and parents will be responsible for bringing an activity or toys for their children to be entertained with.  Parents will be available for emergencies and diaper changes as needed

Interested? Contact Kristen Duffy by phone at 617-488-3247 or email at kristen.duffy@bfim.com.

Before School Program Assistant -  Natick, MA

  • Build Our Kids Success is a before school physical activity program run in Natick Elementary & Middle Schools

  • Program time varies at each school, with session times ranging from 7:25am-8:05am to 8:00am-8:45am

  • Volunteers are needed to be active and participate with the kids and motivate them to stay active

  • Volunteers should ideally be able to commit to at least 1 day per week, but can do more than that if desired

  • Grades 9-12 encouraged to apply!

Interested? Contact Heather Chase at hbchase99@gmail.com.

Natick Community Organic Farm- Natick, MA

Looking For Volunteers & Senior Interns!

Volunteer students assist with the day-to-day tasks involved in running an organic farm.

  • Duties are highly dependent on the season. 

  • Farmers will put students to work doing whatever needs to get done that day; the work is highly variable.

  • Most of the work takes place outdoors, in all seasons, and in all weather.

  • Flexible schedule - choose your hours.

Interested? Please contact Christine Schell, Volunteer Coordinator / Christine@natickfarm.org / T: 508-907-6019  Complete an application if interested.

Relay For Life - Natick, MA

  • Relay For Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in which volunteers give their time to take action against cancer

  • This event brings communities together, honors loved ones lost, honors survivors of all cancers, and raises money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer

  • The Relay is a team fundraising event in which team members take turns walking around a track over the course of the event

  • Each event is 6-24 hours long and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps

  • Cancer patients don't stop because they're tired, and for one night, neither do the volunteers

  • Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities - the money raised counts toward their overall team fundraising goal

Interested? Visit the Relay For Life Website to start or join an existing team!  Also, be sure to check out the  Community Service Standards to review requirements for credit!

Traditions of Wayland – Wayland, MA

Fun Community Service Opportunity!

  • Looking for students to volunteer with a small group of senior citizens

  • Spend time playing games, assisting with crafts and exercise or come share your special talent for entertainment

  • Volunteer between 10am5pm any day of the week, flexible hours

Interested? Contact Lasonta Stewart, Activity Coordinator, at 774-204-4690 or Lasonta.Stewart@traditionsofwayland.com.

The Center For Arts In Natick 

  • Visual Arts Team Volunteers

  • The Visual Arts Team is responsible for assisting with TCAN’s visual arts gallery for the patron community. Responsibilities include the installation and removal of visual arts programming at TCAN’s Summer Street Gallery twice a month.


  • Assisting with installation and curating of all artwork. Exhibits are rotated monthly.

  • Passion for visual arts

  • Interest in learning more about curating an art exhibit

  • Ability to work with a team to meet organization goals

  • Must be available to work during the first week and last week of each month, weekends or weekdays depending on the exhibit. Installations can take more than 2 hours to complete.

  • Work with the Marketing Coordinator and a small team to install all artwork in the gallery.

  • Must be comfortable climbing, standing, and hanging artwork on ladders. Some of our ladders reach 14 feet high.

To apply, please contact Marketing Coordinator Stephanie Brogno at sbrogno@natickarts.org.

Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program Lincoln, MA

  • Do you love horses? Do you love kids?

  • Volunteers needed to help with therapeutic riding for kids with disabilities.

  • Looking for teens (17 yrs +) who have some horse experience

  • Afternoons for 2 - 3 hours

Interested? Please call 781-259-1177 ex. 26.

Cedar Gardens Tenant Organization - Natick, MA

  • Looking for students to help with distributing CGTO newsletter to the 260 doors in the complex

  • To clean, sweep and wash common areas in each building and the community hall 

  • In winter some residents need assistance with snow removal

  • In spring and summer, residents need help raking and planting gardens

Interested? Contact Debi Henry at 508-651-0256.

Brookhaven Hospice - Framingham, MA

  • Looking for compassionate and caring people who would like to volunteer for hospice

  • Looking for people to provide companionship, friendliness and a kind heart to their end of life patients

  • If you are interested in a free training class to become a volunteer, please call today.

  • For more information view Brookhaven Hospice Volunteer Flyer

Interested? Contact Jennifer Fenuccio at 855-820-4801 or jfenuccio@brookhavenhospice.com.

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Make a difference in someone's life by lending your sight for just a few hours each week or month. MAB will provide training on how to assist someone who is blind, and will match you with an individual in or near your community. 

To sign up call 617-972-9119, email kmatthews@mabcommunity.org or go to the MAB website for more information.

Human Services & Council on Aging  - We have some limited volunteering opportunities for students to fill in afternoon “ambassador” shifts here at the Center (main reception desk).  Another possibility is for students who have a particular skill and/or interest that they would like to share.  Please contact Karen Edwards, Volunteer Resource Coordinator, 117 East Central Street (508) 647-6540 ext. 1905, kedwards@natickma.org. My hours are: Tues 9:00-2:00, Wed and Thurs 11:00-4:00 and Fri 9:00-1:00.

South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) - At SMOC we place a high value on our volunteers. Our volunteers are an important an integral part to our mission and the clients we serve. Each volunteer opportunity, although different, plays an important role in our agency as a whole. http://www.smoc.org/volunteer-opportunities.php.

TCAN (The Center for the Arts Natick)Make a difference to your community, to the arts, and to yourself. We work together to deliver arts experiences that exceed the expectations of our patrons. You don't need to have an arts background to be involved—we'll train you. However, you must be enthusiastic, flexible, reliable and willing to learn new things. Website: http://www.natickarts.org/volunteer.

Region 4A-Medical Reserve Corps Junior/Student - Our Mission: To provide public health volunteer medical services that supplement existing resources in case of disaster.  For more information, please visit http://www.region4a-mrc.org/home.

Pieces of Home - The Backpack Projecthttp://www.piecesofhome.org/  Every child emergently placed with the Department of Children and Families should have something special. Something that is theirs.  The Pieces of Home backpack project was formed to provide these children with a 24 hour survival kit. The Kids FundPieces of Home: The Backpack Project, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02118 ~  Please contact Kathleen Walz, RN, BSN, Co-Founder, Pieces of Home, kathleen@piecesofhome.org.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society  - Join the Movement! As a Volunteer! Volunteers work behind the scenes and are the reason why our programs and fundraising succeed! Being a volunteer is fun and helpful. It is a chance to join the movement. You can volunteer for an hour, an evening, a day or a whole weekend. If you do not see a volunteer job that fits your interest, please feel free to contact Brenda Barbour, Associate Vice President of Volunteer Development, at 1-800-344-4867 or brenda.barbour@mam.nmss.org.   To register as a volunteer for an event: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer.

Lake Cochituate Watershed Council - Their mission is to protect the water & land that support all life in & around the Lake.  Their volunteer programs include: 

  • Big Heart Little Feet (BHLF): Works with all age groups in the Lake Cochituate watershed communities to protect and enjoy our woodlands, waterways, summits, and wetlands. BHLF hosts multi-generational initiatives that promote community, friendship, service, and environmental awareness, including cleaning up streamways, improving signage, and preserving habitat. (Contact: Pat Conaway at (508) 740-9949 or bpconaway@gmail.com).

  • Protect Our Water Resources (POWR): Works to protect the drinking water supply of Natick, which receives all of its water from the aquifer of Lake Cochituate. POWR works with The State Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the owner and manager of the lake, and other stakeholders to define and implement solutions to pollution and invasive weed problems. (Contact: Carole Berkowitz at sosvcarolina@gmail.com).

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