Year Round Opportunities

EMARC is fortunate and thankful to have had over 200 volunteers during the past year volunteer for almost 3,000 hours. Our volunteers range in age from students in middle school to senior citizens. We depend upon each and every volunteer to help enhance programs and services coordinated by our dedicated staff.
Maureen O’Brien, Director of Community Relations, works with prospective volunteers to best match their talents, interests and availability with available volunteer opportunities.
You Can Help By…
  • Becoming a swim volunteer
    Coaching a Special Olympic sport
    Keeping score at bowling
    Sharing a special talent by teaching a class such as photography, cooking, yoga, nutrition, or zumba
    Acting as a friendly companion at a group home
    Teaching employment skills
    Employing an intern at your place of business
These are just a few examples. The possibilities are endless!

Contact Maureen at or (781) 587-2270
Andrea Vinci, CTRS Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
PH: (781) 587-2384

One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer

The One Mission Buzz Off is a fun and unforgettable event where people shave their heads in honor & support of kids with cancer; kids who don’t have the choice to lose their hair.

buzz off date is June 7, 2015
check out this video to find out more


Wright-Locke Farm
Student volunteer opportunities include an assortment of activities that focus on day-to-day operations, providing participants with a unique, hands-on experience. Student volunteers from grades 8-12 are invited to explore food production and farm education through the following opportunities.

Assisting during youth programs: There are weekday opportunities (Monday-Friday only) to help out during youth programs for elementary school students. Different programs are held April through October; please visit our website ( for specific program schedules. Volunteers assist education staff in facilitating programs and overseeing children. No experience is necessary as instruction will be provided, but a desire to work with children is a must.
Fieldwork with our farm staff: There are weekday opportunities (Tuesday-Friday only) in the fields April through October; we have drop-in volunteer days on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays starting at 9am the first week of June through October. Duties usually involve harvesting but may also include planting, weeding, or other field tasks. No experience is necessary as instruction will be provided, but an interest in food or agriculture is preferred.
Assisting customers in our farm stand during our pick-your-own raspberry season: There are both weekday and weekend opportunities in the farm stand late August through early October. Duties may include explaining to customers how to pick berries or checking out customers after they have picked.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please contact me at In your email, please provide your name, grade, which volunteer opportunity you are interested in, and what time of year you are interested in helping (specific time period, season, or youth program). Please be sure to also state in your email if you are specifically interested in utilizing your volunteer efforts towards a service learning credit or volunteer project. Because many of our opportunities are seasonal, some volunteers choose to assist with different opportunities throughout the year for a well- round experience; this is not required or expected.



Individuals can volunteer at Rosie’s Place in several ways:

  • Teach or tutor adult women learning English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL)
  • Visit with an isolated woman in the community to share interests and activities
  • Prepare and serve meals at lunch or dinner
  • Lead an arts workshop
  • Help guests shop in our Rosie’s Place Groceries food pantry
  • Drive guests to the polls on Election Day. Click here for more information.

Group opportunities are available as well. Please see the link below.

Sign up: 

Where:  889 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

P: 617-442-9322
F: 617-442-7825



Volunteers enable the YMCA to offer affordable programs and services. They provide the caring attention a child needs to develop values like sportsmanship, compassion, and respect for self and others.  They encourage positive behavior in teens and support families so they can be successful and strong.  The selfless efforts of all volunteers foster healthier, more meaningful lives for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes.  They inspire a cohesive and viable community, one that’s a good place to live and to work.  By giving time, volunteers change lives and improve communities

P. 617-625-5050

Phone: (781) 324-768

Volunteer Application

Children’s Program Volunteer

Do you enjoy working with children? We welcome tutors for our after school program to work one-on-one with a child for an hour or more per week.  Tutors meet with their students for one or more hours Monday-Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm to provide homework and academic support.  All volunteers will receive intensive training and support to ensure that your volunteer experience is both productive and enjoyable.

When: It’s flexible! We’ll work with your schedule.

Where: 350 Cross Street, Malden, MA 02148

Contact: or call: (781) 322-9119

Requirements & Commitment:

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one term


Hunger hurts eastern Massachusetts.
One in nine members of our community is at risk of hunger, and that number is growing. The Greater Boston Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. Volunteers play a critical role in ending hunger by giving their time and talent to support The Greater Boston Food Bank. Last year, more than 25,000 volunteers worked a total of 62,000 hours, a contribution worth more than $1,000,000. Please visit out volunteer page if you are interested in joining the fight to end hunger. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group.


The Greater Boston Food Bank
70 South Bay Avenue |  Boston, Ma 02118
Tel: 617.427.5200



The Salvation Army relies on the support of volunteers. You can earn hours by helping at special events or throughout the year at several locations around the Medford Area. The Salvation Army runs programs that feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the shivering, provide gifts for children, help rehabilitate lives lost to addiction, and much more.

To help visit the volunteer page here.


Somerville: 483 Broadway

Malden: 213-219 Main Street

Cambridge: 402 Massachusetts Ave


Bread of Life

Volunteer in our food pantry or office.

When: Flexible to your schedule. Each shift is a minimum of 2 hours

Where: 54 Eastern Ave. Rear, Malden, MA 02148

Contact:  Gabriella Snyder Stelmack at 781-397-0404 or
You can also print and fill out a volunteer application form at:


The Seraphim Singers: Share Your Love of Music as an Usher!

The Seraphim Singers, a semi-professional sacred music choir, seeks cheerful, able-bodied volunteers to usher at concerts in the Boston area (3-6 concerts annually, no long-term commitment required). Ushers are responsible for:

-taking tickets
-handing out program books
-directing patrons to restrooms and accessible entrances

-assisting with set-up for post-concert receptions, as needed
-assisting patrons to exits in the event of an emergency
-assisting with box office set-up and sale of merchandise
-checking seats after concert for trash, recyclables, and any items patrons may leave behind

When: Time commitment for each concert is approximately 3 hours. Volunteer is responsible for his/her own transportation to and from concert venue; most concert venues are public transit-accessible.

Where: First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

Contact: Visit for more info.

Massachusetts General Hospital

About the Opportunity: Are you thinking about going into some sort of healthcare/medical field profession (Nurse, Pharmacist, Physician, Physical Therapist, etc)? Then why not help out in one of the best hospitals in the country? While volunteering, you’ll serve as a patient escort for MGH. You will assist, comfort and communicate with patients and their families in getting to their medical appointments on time and/or when leaving the hospital. Colleges love to see this type of volunteer work, especially if you might be considering a career in the healthcare/medical field. This is a volunteer placement that requires a level of independence and maturity.

When: Call to Find Out!

Where: 55 Fruit Street, GRBB 015 Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Time: Call to Find Out!

Contact: MGH Volunteer Department at (617) 726-8540