Read below for opportunities to connect for Impact.

Volunteer with the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance

The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance is an organization that promotes healthy eating and active living by working in the Lynn community both with store/restaurant owners as well as Lynn residents. The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance aims to implement political, systematic, and environmental changes that can increase accessibility to healthy food and maximize opportunities for physical fitness.

Right now, the organization's Youth Health Alliance, a group of dedicated high school students from different schools in Lynn, is recruiting for two big projects.

The Healthy Corner Store Project aims to promote the healthy items that corner stores sell and in turn help Lynn residents to make educated healthy choices when shopping at these stores. The Healthy Dining Initiative works to get local restaurants to provide healthy and nutritious dining options to their customers.Read more

College Bound Dorchester Seeking Tutors

College Bound Dorchester works to ensure that all students view success in college not just as a possibility in their lives but as a baseline expectation. They are looking for volunteers who are willing to work with ESOL students as part of their English Tea Time program. The program in on-going and always looking for committed volunteers. A link to the volunteer flyer is posted below.

English at Large seeking volunteers to aid ESL immigrants

 

From English At Large Flyer:

 

English at Large is a nonprofit that provides individual and small group instruction through a volunteer network to adult immigrants and other newcomers who want to acquire English language skills as they adapt to life in the United States. Our vision is that newcomers to the United States will develop the English language skills and acquire the cultural knowledge needed to fully engage in their communities and fulfill their life goals.

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Info meeting for Girls, Inc Mentoring Program this Wednesday!

Girls Inc is looking for mentors for the After-Work Perk program. There is an info meeting THIS WEDNESDAY, Septmeber 10 from 6-7 at Girls, Inc in Lynn (50 High St, Lynn, MA 01902). From the attached flyer: 

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Birthday Wishes Seeking Party Box Drivers

Where: 720 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339

The mission of Birthday Wishes is to provide birthday parties for homeless children. Birthday Wishes believes that children, regardless of their living situation, should celebrate their birthday joyfully, surrounded by family, friends, and others who care. Birthday Wishes is seeking volunteers to bring a party to children in a homeless shelter in the South Shore of Massachusetts. Hanover Birthday Wishes is seeking someone who can make deliveries of Birthday in a Box, which provides everything needed for a party for a homeless child, and/or on-site parties. Delivery time would be flexible and volunteers would be called as need arises. For more information, contact Catherine Sullivan at catherine@birthdaywishes.org or call 866-388-9474 x6.

Become a Mentor with Newton Mentoring Alliance

Newton Mentoring Alliance is an organization designed to cultivate supportive mentoring relationships, between youth and adults, that empower youth to lead healthy, productive lives and engage adults as active participants in their community. To be qualified for this position potential mentors must have a sincere desire to contribute to the growth and development of a young person, an ability to communicate appropriately, openly, and without judgment, practical problem solving skills, strong listening skills, commitment to continually work on establishing and growing a relationship, an ability to suggest alternatives in a respectful and collaborative way, and have sensitivity to persons of all backgrounds. Read more

Gardner Playground Restoration

When: Sunday, July 13, 2014 10 AM - 4 PM

Where: Ovila Case Playground, Stuart St, Gardner, MA Read more

Walking Tour of Franklin Park

When: Wednesday, July 2 from 6 - 8 pm

Where: Begins at Shattuck Picnic Grove, Circuit Drive & Forest Hills Drive, Boston, MA 02121

 

On Wednesday, July 2nd a National Park Service ranger from Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site will be conducting a guided walk of Franklin Park entitled “Country in the City”. The event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public. No advance reservations are necessary. Participants will be be able to learn about Olmsted’s vision for Franklin Park as they visit the landscapes of Scarboro Pond, Schoolmaster Hill, the Country Park meadow, and a portion of the Wilderness, including the “99 Steps”. There will be a stop at the location within today’s park where writer and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson lived as a young man. For more information about the tour, please call 617-442-4141.

The Center for Nonprofit Success Leadership Seminar

When: Thursday, July 17 7:30 am to Noon

Where: Boston Center of Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116Read more

Let's Get Ready Career Day

When: Saturday, July 12 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Where: Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA 02215Read more