Read below for opportunities to connect for Impact.

Join the #SCimpact Conversation

Connect for Community Impact

At the SCI Luncheon starting around 12:10 pm people will be discussing and answering questions on ways they can connect more within their community to create a positive impact. Feel free to join the conversations using the hashtag #SCimpact

Here's an example tweet, if you were answering question 2

"A2. Yes! Lowell is great and very diverse. I love my neighborhood #SCimpact"


Below are a list of the questions that people will be tweeting their answers to during the Luncheon:

1. What's something you've seen work to get more people engaged and coming together to improve your community?

2. Would you recommend your neighborhood to others? Why or why not?

3. What community issue are you most passionate about?

4. What is something you have found helpful to successful collaboration?

5. What activities bring diverse people together in your community?

6. What is something about your culture heritage that is important to you?

7. How has social capital helped get you where you are today?

8. What's happening in your community to encourage healthy habits?Read more

Chelsea Chase 5K

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On Sunday, May 10th the Jordan Boys & Girls Club will host Chelsea Chase 5K. This event will take place at the Market Basket Plaza located at 170 Everett Avenue in Chelsea beginning at 10 AM. There will be a variety of volunteer roles, from helping at the registration table to encouraging participants throughout the race. All proceeds from this race will help benefit both the Jordan Boys & Girls Club and the Chelsea Police Relief Association. 

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Michelle Perez at or by phone at 617-516-5471.

Kite and Bike Festival

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Come fly a kite at Franklin Park on Saturday, May 17th from 11 am until 4 pm! Join Franklin Park Coalition for their fourth annual historic family and community kite festival in Franklin Park. If you do not have your own kite, kites will be available for purchase. There will also be bikes for free rental for attendees to take a tour of the park on the paved paths around the stadium and golf course. It is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch or enjoy fare from one of the local food trucks. Enjoy spring by flying a kite or taking a ride around Franklin Park. 

This event will take place at the Playstead Ballfield located at 450 Walnut Ave, Boston, MA 02130. This event is co-sponsored by Franklin Park Coalition, Discover Roxbury, Boston Bikes, and Boston Parks and Recreation Department. 

Battle of Bunker Hill Road Race

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The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club will be hosting a Bunker Hill Road Race. This road race will take place at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club located at 60 High Street in Charlestown on Sunday, June 15th. Volunteers would be needed at 9:15 am. Some of the volunteer roles are course monitors, enthusiastic fans, water stop facilitators, race day registration, greeters, and Friday number pick up. 


If interested in volunteering, please contact John Kiloran at

Spring Planting at Franklin Park

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On Saturday, April 26 Franklin Park Coalition will host a spring planting event. Join Franklin Park Coalition to help plant young trees and clear invasive species in the woodlands of Franklin Park. This event will take place from 10 am until Noon. Volunteers should wear old clothes and bring work gloves if they have their own. Gloves can be provided if volunteers do not have their own. Volunteers will meet at the Valley Gates Parking Lot located midway along Franklin Park Road in Dorchester. 

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Pareesa Charmchi at

Lynn Park Clean Up

Want to help make Lynn's parks a clean and safe place this spring? Our SCI AmeriCorps member, Amanda is in need of groups to commit to cleaning one of the 25 parks or playgrounds in the City of Lynn. Clean up dates are flexible and can be scheduled based on the group's availability. Clean-ups are scheduled for April-June and September-October. Clean up supplies will be provided. 

Please contact Amanda Rzepkowski at if interested or have any questions.

Would You Like to Volunteer at the SCI Luncheon Next Week?

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The SCI Social Capitalist Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. SCI is looking for 1 to 2 more volunteers to help with registration at the Luncheon from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to become involved and network with some of Boston's influential leaders. If interested in volunteering, please contact Regina Au at

Boys & Girls Club of Boston St. Patrick's Day Road Race

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The South Boston Boys & Girls Club was founded in 1938 and has been serving the community of South Boston since 1940. This Club serves over 900 youth ages 6-18 annually with over 220 youth attending daily. The St. Patrick's Day Road Race is a Southie tradition and the Boys & Girls Club of South Boston is looking for volunteers to help the day before and the day of the race taking place on Sunday, March 16th at 11 am.

Volunteer Duties

  • Welcome runners and groups
  • Course officials and leaders
  • Course monitors/enthusiastic fans
  • Race day registration/greeters
  • Saturday number pick up

If you are interested in volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club of South Boston for their St. Patrick's Day Road Race, please contact Beth Lindahl at

Volunteer with our partners at Future Chefs!

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Food is My First Language (FIMFL) is a group mentoring dinner series that creates 'unlikely allies' between young adults and the professional community through a hands on dinner making series. Facilitating connection that crosses the cultural boundaries of age, ethnicity, class, and ability is an important opportunity for teens that increases the confidence and social skills needed in adulthood. 

Reasons why FIMFL matters: older teens will be able to increase their comfort around adults, connecting adults and teens helps dispel stereotypes that adult professionals may have about urban teens, creating unlikely allies who understand that teens are community assets, not community burdens, and because cooking with company is fun! 

Do you want to help a young adult build their first professional network of support? Join Future Chefs for their dinner series! To participate volunteers must pass CORI check and complete brief youth work training and be committed to participate in four group mentoring dinners. Contact Will Barclay at for more information.

Learn the History of Franklin Park

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Spring is usually a quiet time in Franklin Park. The Park is still a few weeks away from the leaves, birds, golfers, and festival goers attending the park's great activities. It is a special time to take a look at Franklin Park in a different way. The way designer Frederick Law Olmsted saw it. Observe features that are hard to see when the park is fully leafed out. Join the National Olmsted Historic Site for a 90 minute stroll to celebrate spring's arrival in Boston. 

This event will take place on Sunday, March 23 from 2-3:30 pm at Franklin Park Shattuck Picnic Grove located at the intersection of Forest Hills Drive and Jewish War Veterans Memorial Highway in Boston. Advanced reservations are required, to do so, email Ranger Mark Swartz at by Thursday, March 20th. Leave your name, phone number, number of people within your party, and any additional contact information.