190 High Street # 4
Boston, MA 02110
Boston Cares is an organization at the hub of volunteer opportunities in the greater Boston area. From working in community gardens and preparing meals to tutoring adults and children, the tools available on the Boston Cares website will assist you with matching volunteer opportunities to your particular interests.
Greater Boston Food Bank
70 South Bay Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest food bank facility in New England. It acts largely as a processing and distribution center where donated food is sorted, boxed, and shipped for delivery to local soup kitchens, community centers, and religious organizations. As a volunteer, you can work within the main distribution center sorting and packing food. Shifts occur daily in the morning (9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) and afternoon (1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Training is quick and provided on site.
18 Marbury Terrace
Boston, MA 02130
For individuals and families in Massachusetts suffering from and living with chronic illness, Community Servings provides homemade, delivered meals and nutritional programs. Volunteers can prepare and deliver meals, provide assistance for special events or perform administrative work. One of the most popular Thanksgiving events, Pie in the Sky, allows people like you and I to sell pies to friends and family to raise funds for Community Servings Programs. Each pie provides a week’s worth of home delivered meals to an individual or family in need.
Boston Living Center
29 Stanhope Street,
Boston, MA 02116
The Boston Living Center serves meals to members of the community living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers can prepare meals, greet guests entering the center, and assist in serving meals and with cleanup. If you have specialized skills to share, such as computer training or hair styling, you can also volunteer in the computer lab or salon.
New England Center for Homeless Veterans
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
The New England Center for Homeless Veterans offers programming and services to veterans in the greater Boston area. Volunteer opportunities include preparing and serving meals for daily lunches and dinners.
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