Boston, MA 02120
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The smallest acts of kindness can make a difference. Change can start at a local level, and then spread throughout communities. That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 local organizations that you can join this year as a volunteer.
Where: Headquarters in South End
Info: Support Bostonians facing homelessness by giving your time to Pine Street Inn. There are various ways to help out, from distributing outreach bags to sponsoring a meal for shelter guests.
Where: Headquarters in Mattapan
Info: If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, the Boston Nature Center is the perfect place to start. The Center offers several volunteer opportunities for Bostonians of all experience levels, especially if you’re interested in plant- or wildlife.
3) Boston Cares
Where: Headquarters in Bunker Hill
Info: Become a part of the largest volunteer agency of New England. Civic engagement at Boston Cares ranges from assisting youth, promoting cultural diversity, and tutoring immigrants in English. There are even virtual volunteer opportunities offered.
4) The MSPCA
Where: Jamaica Plain
Info: If you’re in need of a furry friend, there’s no better place than Boston’s MSPCA. There, you can help out with shelter dogs, cats, rabbits and more.
Where: Headquarters in East Cambridge
Info: You can take care of Boston’s wild spaces with Charles River Conservatory. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty through bulb planting, mulching, weeding, and even picnic table painting.
Where: Opportunities across Massachusetts
Info: The Trustees are committed to safeguarding New England’s most historic and precious places. You can be a part of their mission through numerous volunteer opportunities every month.
7) The Greenway
Where: Downtown Boston
Info: Strolling down the Greenway should be the best possible experience for all Bostonians. You can help make it perfect by volunteering for The Greenway.
Where: Jamaica Plain
Info: Volunteer with community servings, an incredible organization devoted to providing food for those with chronic illnesses. Community Servings provides over 17,000 meals per week to individuals and families across the state who are dealing with nutrition insecurity.
Info: Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons, an amazing organization that provides low-income children across the state with everyday essential items such as clothing and toiletries.
Where: Back Bay
Info: At the Women's Lunch Place, you can support a unique daytime shelter and help provide necessities for women across Boston.