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Boston Alliance for Community Health Speak Up! Event

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Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) is partnering with 10 organizations to host a 2-day cross neighborhood conversation on community health in North Dorchester. Bowdoin Geneva, Fields Corner, Grove Hall, and Uphams Corner share many of the same community concerns around mental wellness, domestic violence, sexual health, and community violence. These neighborhoods have a wealth of resources, including great health centers, active community organizations, and diverse residents building the community's resiliency.The goal of BACH is to improve the coordination of systems that focuses on the key issues as a way to build community resilience and quality of life. 

The first day of the conversation will take place on Thursday, March 6th from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at Viet Aid located at 42 Charles Street in Dorchester. At this event attendees will be able to hear current health data presented by Boston Public Health Commission, followed by a resident panel and Q&A.Read more

Help Create Care Packages for College Students

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Let's Get Ready is a nonprofit organization that provides free SAT and college preparation to low-income and first generation college bound students.  They are looking for volunteers to help create care packages for their well deserving students attending college for the first time. Let's Get Ready wants to help prepare their students for their first semester of college in the fall. Volunteer to help them put together care packages together and add an encouraging personal message.

If interested in this opportunity, contact Vinnie Myles at vmyles@letsgetready.org

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 19th from 6-9 PM

Location: 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111

Accepting SCI AmeriCorps Host Site Applications!

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SCI is currently accepting applications for our positions that begin in Sept. 2015!   These AmeriCorps positions are for our SCI AmeriCorps Volunteer Outreach Coordinator Positions and our SCI AmeriCorps Youth Leadership Coordinator Positions.  SCI is taking applications from organizations in various communities in Eastern Massachusetts that would like to partner with us to build social capital within your organization and community. SCI's focus communities include: Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, Boston, Lynn, Woburn, and Fall River.

SCI AmeriCorps members aim to build social capital in their communities through civic engagement opportunities.

 

Volunteer Outreach Coordinators (VOC) will develop and implement practices for effective volunteer engagement at their host sites, drawing on SCI’s emphasis on relationship development and nurturing local social networks. 

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Volunteer at the SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon

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Join SCI on Wednesday, March 26 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel located at 39 Dalton Street in Boston for the SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon. We will be honoring Charlie Rose, Senior Vice President and Dean of City Year and Kevin Washington, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston as SCI Idealists. For more details about the luncheon and the Idealists, please click here

SCI is looking for volunteers to help check luncheon guests in at the registration table and let them know what table they will be sitting at. This is a great networking opportunity, as we are expecting approximately 360+ Boston business professionals to be in attendance. Volunteers are needed from 11:00 am until 12:15 pm and will be offered a complimentary ticket to stay for the luncheon.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Karen Rice at krice@socialcapitalinc.org.

Volunteer with One Brick Boston at Craicfest

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Join One Brick Boston and volunteer at Cambridge 5K Craicfest, an Irish themed road race that benefits the East End House and Ahern Family Charitable Foundation. This event will take place on Sunday, March 16th from 7:30 AM until 10:30 AM at the Cambridgeside Galleria located at 100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge, MA 02141.

Volunteer Duties

  • Waterstop: Pre-pouring water in cups, handing water to runners, raking up used cups
  • Course: Directing and cheering for runners and handing out water at the finish line
  • Bag Check: Greeting the runners and organizing bags after they have been dropped off
  • ID Check: Greet runners and attach their wristbands after security has thoroughly checked the runners

Those that volunteer will receive an event shirt and free admission to the post party with Slumbrew, Notch, Nightshift, and Downeast Cider. All food and drinks will be complimentary for party goers. One Brick Boston will also have a VIP area set up next to Slumbrew in the post race party area. Read more

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

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Girls Who Code creates programs that work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Girls Who Code 2014 Summer Immersion Program is an innovative approach to computer science education pairing 7 weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career focused mentorship, and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers.

Eligibility

  • Juniors or Seniors in high school
  • Committed to attending the 7 week long program in their respective location. Program runs Monday - Friday from 9 am until 4 pm
  • Must commute to the program, Girls Who Code does not provide housing or transportation

Girls Who Code values a diverse classroom and strongly encourage applications from all ambitious girls interested in exploring opportunities in technology and computer science. Prior computer science experience is not required! They would like to have girls from various ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.Read more

More Than Words Book Sorting Event

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More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take control of their lives by taking control of a business. These youth operate an online book business, and a brick-and-mortar bookstore and cafe on Moody Street in Waltham.

Volunteer Duties

  • Volunteers will have a youth-led tour of the business, and then work alongside youth in the various projects to support the daily operations such as prescreening and sorting donated books and organizing store displays.

Location and Date

- 242 East Berkeley Street

  Boston, MA 02118

- Saturday February 15th from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm

 

If interested in signing up for this event, RSVP here

Become a Museum of Science Discovery Center Volunteer Interpreter

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The Museum of Science plays a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology. The Museum is looking for a volunteer to help out in their Discovery Center. The Discovery Center offers an abundance of hands on activities for children from infancy to about 8 years old. Some responsibilities a volunteer would have include, completing training outlined in the Discovery Center volunteer manual to become familiar with procedures, materials, and activities, welcoming visitors and facilitate their use of the Discovery Center, by engaging young children and their grown ups in experiments, exercise good customer service by sharing knowledge of the Museum's offering, and attend on-going training sessions to maintain familiarity with Discovery Center materials.

 

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Volunteer with Boston Living Center

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Victory Programs is a Boston based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families who are homeless and many have substance use disorders, often accompanied by chronic health issues like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and mental illness. The Boston Living Center is a nonprofit community and resource center that fosters the wellness of all HIV positive people and responds to the changing needs of the HIV/AIDS community through education, treatment information, and support services. 

Victory Program's Boston Living Center is looking for individual volunteers and group volunteers (up to 5 per group) to help serve lunch with them. If you are interested, contact Tammy Blocker at tblocker@vpi.org or call 617-236-1012 x227.

SCI MLK Day of Service Projects

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SCI is continuing the tradition of making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a "day on" for service and reflection to honor his legacy. Please consider joining one of the projects we're involved with or find another near you! 

SCI and our partners Franklin Park Coalition, Millennium Ten Initiative, and DotWell will work together to help fulfill Dr. King's vision of a beloved community with a Woodland Restoration Event. Volunteers will help remove cat briar from Franklin Park. Cat briar is an invasive vine that strangles the trees in the park. SCI is pleased to have this opportunity through the Massachusetts Service Alliance's 2014 MLK Day Grant. We are looking forward to a great day at Franklin Park... we don't have room or tools for anymore volunteers, but here's a place to find other projects in your area. Read more

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