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Introducing SCI's 2013-2014 Host Sites

Boys and Girls Club of Woburn

We are excited to announce the return of several of our community partners as well as four new partner sites that will serve as host sites for our AmeriCorps members starting this September!

SCI recruits and trains AmeriCorps members to serve at host sites as either Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) or Youth Leadership Coordinators (YLC)

Our new partner sites are focused on a variety of missions such as promoting health and wellness, increasing educational and economic opportunities for youth and families, and promoting civic engagement.

The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance, is focused on promoting healthy eating and active living by changing the environment in which we live, work and play. Read more

Volunteer to Plant a Community Garden

Join the Student Conservation Association for Volunteer Day!

When: Saturday, June 29th from 9AM-12PM

Where: Meet at the gardening gate at Shangri La Gardens, Almont Park, Mattapan

What: Volunteer to weed, clear pathways and plant in the SCA and Mattahunt garden plots.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Donere Johnson at or (617) 334-4345.

Participate in a 5K Run/Walk for Marathon Bombing Survivor

Join the United Sisters of Color for a 5K Run/Walk to benefit Mery Daniel, a Mattapan resident and marathon bombing survivor.

When: Sunday, June 30th. Registration at 9AM. 5K from 10AM-1PM.

Where: Meet at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse (One Circuit Drive, Roxbury). 

What: Run or walk in a 2.5 mile course.

For more information click here.

To register, click here.

Volunteer at Circle The City

Volunteer at Circle The City, a Boston's Open Streets, Open Parks project where thousands of people will get to walk, bike, dance and play in the city streets.

When: Sunday, July 14th from 11AM-4PM

Where: Huntington Avenue. The festival will be moving between Belvidere Street and Brigham Circle on the outbound side of Huntington, connecting to the Back Bay Fens and the Southwest Corridor.

What: Volunteer to help with a variety of tasks such as: event preparation, outreach support, set up and break down, running the information booth, assisting with safe street crossings, monitoring routes, surveying etc.

For more information about volunteering, e-mail or to sign up to volunteer click here.

For more information about Circle The City, click here.

Socialize with One Brick Boston

Join One Brick Boston for a monthly social event!

When: Tuesday, July 16th from 5:30-7:30PM

Where: Kinsale, 2 Center Plaza, Boston

What: Enjoy free light appetizers and drink, have some fun, and meet new friends. These social events are a great way to meet the One Brick Boston team and volunteers, as well as to learn more about the community.

For more information or to RSVP, click here.

Volunteer on Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela Day is an international day of service dedicated to continuing the South African leader’s legacy of working to improve the lives of others.

On July 18th, Mandela’s birthday, individuals are encouraged to donate 67 minutes of their time to a favorite charity or their local community to honor the 67 years Mandela spent fighting for the rights of others.

For more information about International Mandela Day, click here.

Help a Neighbor in Crisis

Volunteer with Neighbor Brigade, an organization dedicated to providing immediate and free assistance to neighbors experiencing sudden crises such as cancer treatment, illness, accident and other tragedies.

Volunteers are needed to help with:

  • Delivering meals
  • Providing transportation
  • Home maintenance

Find a local chapter to volunteer with in Massachusetts by clicking here.

Attend an Entrepreneur Coffee Event

Join the Merrimack Valley Sandbox for Entrepreneur Coffees!

When: Every Tuesday from 8-9:30AM

Where: 175 Cabot Street, Suite 100, Lowell

What: Entrepreneur coffees are a great way to meet other entrepreneurs in the region, share your business or nonprofit idea with others, and grab a free cup of coffee or tea.

No RSVP is needed, just show up.

For more information, click here.

Attend a Concert in the Park

Come to the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park concert series!

When: Tuesday's in July. Shows in the morning and evening.

Where: Franklin Park, Shattuck Picnic Grove

What: Free performances by local artists for all ages.

For more information, click here.

Become an SCI AmeriCorps Member

Become an SCI AmeriCorps member! Apply to join the team of SCI AmeriCorps members to build social capital in our communities through civic engagement opportunities. We are currently accepting applications for our positions that begin in September 2013! 

Our host sites are located in Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, Woburn, Lynn, Chinatown and Fall River. SCI AmeriCorps members serve as either Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) or Youth Leadership Coordinators (YLC). For more information about either of these positions and to learn how to apply, please click here.

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