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TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
TeenLife 2011 Guide to Community Service
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The guide includes more than 200 non-profits in the Greater Boston area with community service opportunities for teens and their families. Categories include: advocacy for a cause, health and …

The guide includes more than 200 non-profits in the Greater Boston area with community service opportunities for teens and their families. Categories include: advocacy for a cause, health and well-being, international relief, preserving the environment, promoting volunteerism, and more.

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  • 1. 2 0 FREE 1 1 IN PRINT ONLINE IN PERSON GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON A T E E N L I F E M E D I A P U B L I C AT I O NWhy all teensshould volunteerMore than 200non-profit opportunitiesAwards & scholarshipsfor civic-minded students W W W. T E E N L I F E . C O M
  • 2. Introducing TeenLife’s2011 Guide toCommunity Service! MAKE EVERY DAYThe only free comprehensive AN ADVENTURE.resource of its kind in Boston. REI is proud to support the TeenLife Boston Community Service Fair M ost middle and high REI Boston REI Reading schools require teens 401 Park Drive 279 Salem St. Boston, MA 02215 Reading, MA 01867 to complete up to 40 617-236-0746 781-944-5103 hours or more of community service as a prerequisite to REI Hingham REI Framingham graduating. At TeenLife we 98 Derby St. 375 Cochituate Rd can see why. The benefits of Hingham, MA 02043 Framingham, MA 01701 781-740-9430 508-270-6325 helping others and workingwith a worthy cause you believe in can be one ofthe most rewarding experiences of your lifetime. CAMP CLIMB CYCLE PADDLE SKI TRAVEL From building homes to helping distressedanimals, volunteering helps you grow socially.Develop a heart for giving. Discover the widerworld around you. Foster relationships. And even 3.125x4.125_TeenLifeBoston.indd 8 Give Your Child 12/16/10 A Break From Competition! 1:44:51 PMbuild your resume. NO CLIQUES, NO BULLYING, NO TEAM SPORTS… LOTS OF SMILES  Not to mention, there are hundreds of non-profits, right in your backyard, who need your help! That’s why TeenLife put together this www.maineartscamp.com56-page 2011 Guide to Community Service, which Located on the campus of Unity College, Unity, ME.lists more than 200 non-profits by category inthe Greater Boston area. Each profile provides  Co-ed Overnight Camp  Elective Schedule  8-15 Year Olds  First Class Dormitoriesa mission statement, contact information, and  2 or 4-Week Sessions  High Quality Instructorswebsite address. See, we’ve done all of the  Non-Competitive  60+ Activity Choicesresearch for you. Campers choose from over 60 activities including: Now you can simply read this guide cover to Visual Arts: Performing Arts Individual Sports: Pottery Acting Kayaking/Canoecover. Highlight organizations that interest you. Painting/Drawing Dance Martial ArtsAnd prepare yourself for engaging service work. Jewelry Rock Shop Biking Sculpture Musical Theatre Archery Don’t forget to register at www.teenlife.com Stained Glass Improvisation Yogato find new program listings and up-to-the-minute Technology: Special Interests:“teen life” opportunities right at your fingertips. Photography Cooking Videography Chess Robotics Gardening Rocketry Creative WritingMarie Schwartz, President & FounderTeenLife Media, LLC Request brochure & DVD: (561) 865-4330 info@maineartscamp.com
  • 3. The Adventure of a Lifetime Students attend the MELANOMA FOUNDATION’S Teens on Tanning Forum to become advocates for skin safety.Volunteering abroad opens minds, hearts, and worlds. TEENLIFES 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITYVolunteers live with families, provide vital services to people SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTONin need, and forge bonds that last a lifetime. From 1 to 52weeks in 40 countries. Respected nonprofit offers greatsupport, training, and reasonable fees. PUBLISHED BY TeenLife Media, LLC 22 Hilliard St., First Floor “If you want the highest high you Cambridge, MA 02138 will ever have, go VOLUNTEER!” www.teenlife.com Sally Narramore, Chile Copyright © 2011 by TeenLife Media, LLC, www.UnitedPlanet.org 800.292.2316 Cambridge, Massachusetts Published by TeenLife Media, LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts V.P., Marketing Communications: Cara Ferragamo Murray Managing Editor: Camille Heidebrecht Graphic Design: Kristin Adam Cavoli LIMIT OF LIABILITY TeenLife Media, LLC (TL) takes no responsibility for any of the descriptions of the various organizations listed. TL is not familiar with all of the organizations listed. We edit the descriptions only to achieve a consistent format. TL presents all descriptions without any warranty of any kind, express or implied. TL is not responsible for the accuracy of any description, or for mistakes, errors, or omissions of any kind, and is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by a user’s reliance on the information contained in this guide. All the information contained herein is subject to change without notice, and readers are advised to confirm all information about an organization and obtain references before making !"##$%&()*!+,-%(%)./0,101%.230#%4)!"#! any commitments. $%&()*"+","+-!(.+-).-%!%/)0.*"+!.+/!0$%.*"+-! No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval 1.##"+.*%!-(2.(!0"*",%+#3.45%!6"//(%!.+/!5"-5! system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, #05(!#*)/%+*#!75!%62$.0%!889:;#!5+.6,1$"78. mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except 9:+;%,.<%(%=!.11$.05!-."+!)1!*!+%!<%.$;#! as permitted under Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States 7$*5!=!(.+-).-%!.#!*5%<!("&%!.+/!(%.$+!2(0&"3>! Copyright Act, without either the prior written permission of the >8",%7%>!?(%,38>!@%(40,>!A-0$"0,>!$!9:0,"783! Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate per copy fee to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923. Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to TeenLife Media, LLC, 22 Hilliard St., First Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 868-5848, fax (617) 868-5648 or via email to info@teenlife.com. Trademarks: TeenLife Media, LLC and related trade dress are trademarks or &"#"*!66(.36"//(%2)$<3%/)!$!0.((!?@A3BBC3AD@@ registered trademarks of TeenLife and/or its affiliates in the United States and may not be used without written permission.
  • 4. Table of Contents MAKING THE MOST OF A TEEN THANK YOUS 4 COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT An expert provides guidance on how to get 43 Recognition of Sponsors & Contributors to the 2011 TeenLife Community Service Fair. the most value from a volunteer experience. By Kit Beaudouin INDEX NON-PROFIT LISTINGS 51 51 Non-Profits—Alphabetical 6 6 Advocacy for a Cause 9 Aging With Dignity 5 3 Non-Profits—By Location 5 6 Awards & Scholarships 5 6 Sponsors & Contributors 11 Animal Rights & Rescue 5 6 Advertisers 11 Community Resources 15 Cultural Organizations 19 Health & Well-Being 2 2 Homelessness & Hunger 2 4 International Relief 2 5 Other Non-Profit 2 6 People with Disabilities 2 9 Preserving the Environment 3 2 Promoting Volunteerism 3 5 Youth STUDENT VOICE 33 Rachel Sheehan shares how community service work has become her passion. Jane Goodall’s AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS 42 ROOTS AND SHOOTS Rewards for civic-minded students. YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL members work with the Mystic River Watershed Association to learn about water quality testing during a river cleanup event.Cover Photo: Three teens volunteering with THE FOOD PROJECT,an organization that has built a national model of engaging youngpeople in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture.
  • 5. U N D E R S TA N D I N G Making the Most of a Teen OT H E R P E O P L E S ’ L I F E Community Service Project REALITIES GIVES YOU A BETTER UNDER- S TA N D I N G O F Y O U R by Kit Beaudouin OWN IDENTITY IN YOUR Director of Community Engagement, COMMUNITY AND THE Beaver Country Day School W O R L D AT L A R G E .” A good volunteer experience can lead to increased self-esteem, the acquisition of valuable new skills, and a lifetime of memories. Simply put, it provides an opportunity for personal reflection and growth—while doing good things! It’s no wonder, then, that most schools today are requiringstudents to complete up to 40 hours of community service as 1. Choose a placement that makes you nervous. Try something new. Have you ever interacted with personspart of their curriculum and a “must do” before graduation. with disabilities? Have you ever had a real conversation with a person who is homeless? Do you know what you have in Kit Beaudouin, Director of Community Engagement, Hiatt common with elders? Can you communicate with them?Center for Social Justice Education, at the Beaver CountryDay School, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts offers the following Service is your chance to take on a challenge that mightguidelines to help teens find the perfect volunteer opportunity be short term, or if you love it, long term. You may discoverand get the most out of their community service experience. aspects of yourself and strengths that you did not realize you have. I would challenge you to keep several thoughts in mindas you research organizations to give your time, talents, and 2. Inquire about the training.energy to. Not only should you make a difference in the lives Placements vary tremendously in their quality of training.of others, but you should also gain an understanding about Some places require a comprehensive program before youyourself, and the endless possibilities you have to enact posi- interact with anyone or anything. Other places basically havetive change in the world. you interacting with clients from the get-go. To be as helpful as possible, know what to expect before you jump on board. Read the website and create a detailed list of questions to KIT BEAUDOUIN engage the staff. Be upfront with experience or lack of it. Director of Community 3. Recognize that you can do service through an organization, Engagement at or individually, to address a need you see in your community. Beaver Country A benefit of volunteering with an established organization Day School. is that you will meet other like-minded volunteers, and you will have quality staff as mentors. However, there are also tremendous benefits to individually filling a need that you see. Shoveling driveways for your elderly neighbors, bringing meals to a family in crisis, babysitting for neighborhood children whose parents may be experiencing health problems, all fill an immediate need that you can address. Also seek out the smaller, less-resourced organizations. People flock to volunteer at the well-known prestigious hospi- tals and non-profits. But if you keep your eyes open, you can learn about the smaller organizations where your commitment will be really felt and appreciated.4 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 6. AND, HERE ARE The service you do should evoke reflection—it shouldSOME OTHER THOUGHTS make you think about the whys, and inspire you to analyze the systems that allow these inequities to exist.TO KEEP IN MIND: What social and community issues that you see in theService is about relationships. news really speak to you? What inequities in our society Service is all about relationship building: mutual make you angry? Observe, question, educate yourself, talklearning and understanding. It should not be a “me doing to experts, and be creative in your ideas for change.for you” model. Yes, you might physically be doing some-thing that helps another, but you should also be learning Once you are engaged at a placement, think about whoand questioning during the process to develop as a socially you are and what you bring to that placement. This is notengaged citizen. only your talents and skills, but also your life experience. What preconceptions do you have about the group that you We all bring our unique experiences, backgrounds, will work with? Where did those preconceptions come from,privileges, strengths and views to the table, and being with and how can you reflect upon them to be sure that you aresomeone whose life experiences are different than yours open to a real connection?presents an amazing opportunity. Understanding otherpeoples’ life realities gives you a better understanding of Go with the pace of the project on which you areyour own identity in your community and the world at large. working. We all prefer to be busy, often feeling like that is most productive. But there are times when a building You might come to realize a sense of common site might be waiting for supplies, a homeless shelterhumanity; that we all want to be needed and loved, might have few clients, a hospital might have a low patientand have purpose in our lives. What that means for you census, and that becomes a moment in which you canis different than what it means for me, but approaching engage the staff and ask the bigger questions.all new relationships with this mindset should help you seethe assets that we all bring to the table. Strong listening Keep working the big questions.skills, self-awareness and an ability to understand multiple Think about and articulate the skills you have gained.perspectives are required to achieve this understanding. If Anyone can do service, and this fulfills a great need. Butyou can do this, you have gained skills that will help you in what you walk away with as a person in terms of yourall personal and professional aspects of your life. sense of empathy, understanding, ability to question, anger, outrage, systemic views; that is what goes with you toService helps challenge our concepts of the world and future service, academics, and everyday interactions.informs our mobilization as agents of social change. Service is about discoveries, and the broader framing Keep informed.of issues brought up by doing service. You want to be Read the news, watch which local and national poli-thinking about the service you are doing in the context cies are being discussed, talk, and disagree with friendsof the big concepts and systems that affect the issue and family, listen, voice your concerns, contact youryou are addressing… factors such as economics, politics, congressperson when you see an issue you care about,and cultural norms. For example, if you are working in a start a group at your school to address social inequities,homeless program, there is great satisfaction in providing or ask your teachers to address current topics in class.warmth, food, friendship and shelter to those who live on The passion and commitment you develop for making ourthe streets. But be sure to look around and question why world a better, fairer place can be informed by the servicewe have homelessness at all in the wealthiest country in you do. Take this passion and run with it.the world. What are the economic and social systems andpolicies that exist that let this happen? What measures orstructures can one enact to affect homelessness, along Kit Beaudouin is the Director of Community Engagementwith providing meals, shelter, and a sense of dignity? Ask at the Hiatt Center for Social Justice Education at Beaverquestions of the staff at your sites, and continue to think of Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA. Established inways we can change these inequities. Many times it is the 2005 by a gift from the family of Anne Hiatt 47, the Hiattyouth of a country that do not accept these inequities as the Center for Social Justice Education coordinates Beaversnorm, and push our policy makers to enact changes. community engagement and educational leadership programs in keeping with its mission to inspire students to act effectively within a genuinely diverse cultural and social framework.
  • 7. Non-Profit Organizations in Greater Boston One of TeenLifes greatest resources is our extensive network of non-profits that engage teen volunteers. Through our extensive research, we have found that there are literally hundreds of interesting volunteer opportunities for students in Greater Boston. The more than 200 non-profits listed in this Guide offer a wide variety of experiential community service opportunities—everything from mentoring a child to assisting in a nursing home. From working on environmental projects to helping out in an animal shelter. No matter where you choose to volunteer your time and your energy, you can be assured that any community service experience will help you find out who you are and what you believe in.Advocacy for a Cause ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTERAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Our mission is to improve lives through leadership in theEliminating cancer by preventing it, saving lives, prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.and diminishing suffering. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sarah HigginsVolunteer Coordinator(s): Tara Shea Phone: 617-219-8220Phone: 781-314-2653 Email: shiggins@arthritis.orgEmail: tara.shea@cancer.org Address: 29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02458Address: 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 Website: www.arthritis.orgWebsite: www.cancer.org ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA,AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION NEW ENGLAND CHAPTEROur mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve Dedicated to the control and cure of asthma and allergies,the lives of all people affected by diabetes. including food allergies.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Elaine Colwell Volunteer Coordinator(s): Elaine Erenrich RosenburgPhone: 617-482-4580 x3476 Phone: 781-444-7778Email: ecolwell@diabetes.org Email: aafane@aafane.orgAddress: 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 Address: 109 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494Website: www.diabetes.org Website: www.asthmaandallergies.org6 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 8. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSAVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER THE LEUKEMIA LYMPHOMA SOCIETY,Walking to raise money and awareness for the fight MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTERagainst breast cancer. Working to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease,Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 and myeloma.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Emily Ransom Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Phone: 617-722-4140 x18 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Rebecca LongworthEmail: emily.boston@avonwalk.org Phone: 508-810-1318Address: 33 Broad Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 Email: rebecca.longworth@lls.orgWebsite: www.avonwalk.org Address: 9 Erie Drive, Suite 100, Natick, MA 01760 Website: www.lls.org/maBOSTON BIKESCreated three years ago as a part of Mayor Menino’s vision MELANOMA EDUCATION FOUNDATIONfor a vibrant and healthy city. We seek to make Boston The Melanoma Education Foundation is a non-profita world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting organization devoted to saving lives from melanoma, aconditions for all residents and visitors. common skin cancer that is often deadly unless detectedVolunteer Coordinator(s): Nicole Freedman early before any symptoms appear.Phone: 617-918-4456 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Steve FineEmail: nicole.freedman.bra@cityofboston.gov Phone: 978-535-3080Address: One City Square Hall, Suite 932, Boston, MA 02201 Email: steve_fine@comcast.netWebsite: www.bostonbikes.org Address: 7 Jones Road, Peabody, MA 01960 Website: www.skincheck.orgBOSTON MARATHON JIMMY FUND WALKSince 1989, participants have raised more than $60 millionto support cancer research.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Danielle GrossmanPhone: 617-632-5029Email: danielle_grossman@dfci.harvard.eduAddress: 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor,Brookline, MA 02445Website: www.jimmyfundwalk.orgBOSTON MOBILIZATIONA community organization that engages young peopleusing social issues as a point of reference.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Copyright ©2010 theMOVEVolunteer Coordinator(s): Christopher MessingerPhone: 617-492-5599Email: christopher@bostonmobilization.orgAddress: 30 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02130Website: www.bostonmobilization.orgCOMMUNITY DIALOGUESPromoting interracial acceptance and understanding in Boston.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kathryn Henderson Students on a volunteer farming trip organizedPhone: 617-585-5423 by theMOVE, pick basil to support the women’sEmail: dialogues@ywcaboston.org shelter at ReVision House in Dorchester, MA.Address: 88 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119Website: www.ywcaboston.org/dialogues THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 7
  • 9. NO MATTER COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, MELANOMA FOUNDATION OF NEW ENGLAND !#$%#%#(#()*(%+# The Melanoma Foundation of New England is a non-profit ,$%,-.#(/*$,#0)(#1)23 organization dedicated to educating the public about sun-safe behavior, the importance of prevention and early detection and providing patient advocacy and support to those struggling with the disease.SAT ACT GRE GMAT LSAT MCAT Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Amy Mason Phone: 978-371-5613 Email: amason@mfne.org Address: 111 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Community Agencies Building, Concord, MA 01742 Website: www.mfne.org MINGA Ending the child sex trade through youth empowerment and education.ENROLL NOW! Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Christine Stevralia800-2Review (800-273-8439) | PrincetonReview.com Phone: 617-895-0245 Email: christine@mingagroup.orgThe Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. Address: P.O. Box 610004, Newton, MA 02461 Website: www.mingagroup.org MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND Join the movement to create a world free of MS. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Brenda Barbour Phone: 781-890-4990 Email: brenda.barbour@mam.nmss.org Address: 101A First Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451 Website: www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/MAM/ index.aspx OVATIONS FOR THE CURE Dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Susan Patterson Phone: 508-655-5412 Email: susan@ovationsforthecure.org Address: 251 West Central Street, Suite 32, Natick, MA 01760 Website: www.ovationsforthecure.org REGISTER AT TEENLIFE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL LISTINGS
  • 10. PAN-MASSACHUSETTS CHALLENGERaising money for cancer research and treatment throughan annual bike-a-thon and programs for kids.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sarah MercurioPhone: 781-449-5300Email: sarah@pmc.orgAddress: 77 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494Website: www.pmc.orgPAR FORE THE CURE/THE GOLF BALLHonoring those who have succumbed to brain tumors,and offering hope to those still affected.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Michael Strong, DirectorPhone: 781-639-7010Email: mstrong180@yahoo.comAddress: 22 Maverick Street, Marblehead, MA 01945Website: www.par4cure.comPROJECT BREAD—THE WALK FOR HUNGERProject Bread’s mission is to alleviate, prevent, andultimately end hunger in Massachusetts.Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Naomi RevillePhone: 617-239-2546Email: volunteer@projectbread.orgAddress: 145 Border Street East, East Boston, MA 02128Website: www.projectbread.orgSUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE—MASSACHUSETTSEradicating breast cancer by advancing research, screening,care and education.Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Niki AlpersPhone: 617-737-5111 x14Email: nalpers@komenmass.orgAddress: 89 South Street, LL01, Boston, MA 02111Website: www.komenmass.orgAging With DignityBROOKLINE SENIOR CENTERHelping Brookline seniors maintain their independenceand continue to be active community members.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Vivian FreemanPhone: 617-730-2743Email: vivian_freeman@town.brookline.ma.usAddress: 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA 02246Website: www.townofbrooklinemass.com/coa
  • 11. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSDISCOVERING WHAT’S NEXT NORTH HILLA network of people and community organizations that Our organization serves the greater communities byconnects people 50+ with beneficial information. providing high-quality, innovative and personalized servicesMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 to older adults.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mia Louik Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lauren DesoizaPhone: 617-467-5438 Phone: 877-736-4371Email: emlouik@aol.com Email: ldesoiza@northhill.orgAddress: Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada Street, Address: 865 Central Avenue, Needham, MA 02492Newton, MA 02460 Website: www.northhill.orgWebsite: www.discoveringwhatsnext.com PINE KNOLL NURSING CENTERETHOS Our mission is to strive to a level of excellence and providePromoting the personal well-being and autonomy of seniors the best possible care to our residents through the servicesby delivering home- and community-based care. provided by our experienced and devoted staff.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Thomas WoodsVolunteer Coordinator(s): Alex Freeman Phone: 617-359-7823Phone: 617-522-6700 x323 Email: info@longtermcentersgroup.comEmail: volunteers@ethocare.org Address: P.O. Box 338, Wrentham, MA 02093Address: 555 Armory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Website: www.longtermcentersgroup.comWebsite: www.ethocare.orgLITTLE BROTHERS—FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLYLittle Brothers—Friends of the Elderly is a national,non-profit, non-sectarian, volunteer-based organizationcommitted to relieving isolation and loneliness amongthe elderly.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15Volunteer Coordinator(s): Megan CurtisPhone: 617-524-8882Email: mcurtis.bos@littlebrothers.orgAddress: 3305 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130Website: boston.littlebrothers.orgTHE NEVILLE CENTER AT FRESH PONDProvides a broad range of services to address many levelsof care in a friendly environment.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Amanda BladtPhone: 617-497-0600 x192Email: abladt@nevillecenter.orgAddress: 640 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138Website: www.nevillecenter.org Student with the JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL volunteers at the Baldwin Elementary School in Cambridge.10 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 12. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSAnimal Rights Rescue SAVE A DOG Save A Dog is a humane society whose primary focus isANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF BOSTON rescuing and re-homing abandoned dogs.Rescuing domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13cruelty, abandonment, and neglect. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Shirley MooreMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Phone: 978-443-7282Volunteer Coordinator(s): Debby Vogel Email: volunteering@saveadog.orgPhone: 617-426-9170 x170 Address: 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776Email: dvogel@arlboston.org Website: www.saveadog.orgAddress: 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02026Website: www.arlboston.org WOLF HOLLOW Wolf Hollow is a non-profit organization established in 1990BUDDY DOG HUMANE SOCIETY, INC. to teach people about the importance of the wolf in the wild.To have, care for, and facilitate the placement of stray, Wolf Hollow offers a unique opportunity to view gray wolveshomeless, and unwanted dogs and cats as pets in suitable in as natural a setting as possible.homes. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Z SofronVolunteer Coordinator(s): Donna DeWallace Phone: 978-356-0216Phone: 978-443-6990 x4 Email: wolf@wolfhollowipswich.orgEmail: ddewallace@buddydoghs.com Address: 114 Essex Road, Ipswich, MA 01938Address: 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 Website: www.wolfhollowipswich.comWebsite: www.buddydoghs.comMSPCA—ANGELL Community ResourcesProtecting animals, relieving their suffering, advancingtheir health and welfare, and preventing cruelty. AMERICAN RED CROSS OF MASSACHUSETTS BAYMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Providing relief during times of disaster.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bryn Conklin Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Phone: 617-522-5055 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Amelia Aubourg, Director ofEmail: bconklin@mspca.org Youth ProgramsAddress: 350 South Huntington Avenue, Phone: 617-274-5336Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Email: massbayvol@usa.redcross.orgWebsite: www.mspca.org Address: 139 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 Website: www.bostonredcross.orgNORTHEAST ANIMAL SHELTERStrives to unite thousands of rescued animals with the CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF BOSTONperfect adoptive families. We provide safe shelter, food, Catholic Charities is building a just and compassionatehealthcare, and low-cost spaying or neutering without society rooted in the dignity of all people.destroying any rescued animal in our care. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Phone: 617-451-7986Volunteer Coordinator(s): Shaina Doberman Email: volunteer@ccab.orgPhone: 978-745-9888 x305 Address: 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210Email: neasvolunteers@gmail.com Website: www.ccab.orgAddress: 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970Website: www.northeastanimalshelter.org THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 11
  • 13. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSCHARLESTOWN LACROSSE AND LEARNING CENTER ELLIS MEMORIALCharlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center envisions Ellis Memorial, Boston’s first settlement house, has caredCharlestown as a community in which young people of all for people in the South End since 1885.ages and backgrounds possess the leadership skills, self- Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14confidence, and knowledge to succeed on the field, in the Volunteer Coordinator(s): Marvin Wrightclassroom, and in life. Phone: 617-695-9307Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Email: marvinwright@ellismemorial.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Kim Perry Address: 95 Berkeley Street, Suite 310, Boston, MA 02116Phone: 617-242-1813 Website: www.ellismemorial.orgEmail: kim@charlestownlacrosse.orgAddress: 14 Green Street, Charlestown, MA 02129 FAMILIES FOR DEPRESSION AWARENESSWebsite: www.charlestownlacrosse.com Families for Depression Awareness is a national non-profit organization helping families recognize and cope withCOMMUNITY SERVINGS depressive disorders to get people well and prevent suicides.Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14program providing services throughout Massachusetts Volunteer Coordinator(s): Valerie Dickerson-Cordero,to individuals and families living with critical and chronic Kimberly Fengillnesses. Phone: 781-890-0220Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ashley Boyd Email: valerie@familyaware.org, info@familyaware.orgPhone: 617-522-7777 x228 Address: 395 Totten Pond Road Suite 404, Waltham, MA 02451Email: aboyd@servings.org Website: www.familyaware.orgAddress: 18 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130Website: www.servings.org FENWAY HEALTH GLBT HELPLINE PEER LISTENING LINEDARE FAMILY SERVICES Enhancing the physical and mental health of theDare provides mentor homes for children who have been Fenway community.removed from their biological families. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Joanna WischVolunteer Coordinator(s): Christina Douglas Phone: 617-927-6242Phone: 617-427-6500 Email: jwisch@fenwayhealth.orgEmail: cdouglas@darefamily.org Address: 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215Address: 504 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 Website: www.fenwayhealth.org/site/Website: www.darefamily.org PageServer?pagename=FCHC_h2h_help_volunteerEAST END HOUSE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GREATER BOSTONMulti-service community center with an ongoing Dedicated to building low-cost homes by formingcommitment to a diverse population. partnerships with low-income families in need.Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Christina Arcidy Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jessica JoynerPhone: 617-876-4444 Phone: 617-423-2223Email: christina@eastendhouse.org Email: volunteers@habitatboston.orgAddress: 105 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 Address: 273 Summer Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110Website: www.eastendhouse.org Website: www.habitatboston.org12 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 14. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSHOSPITALITY HOMES NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTER (NSMC) CANCERWe place individuals in need of a place to stay WALK/RUNin the homes of caring people who want to help. NSMC provides comprehensive, accessible, high-qualityMinimum Age for Volunteers: 18 health care and service to our communities. In collaborationVolunteer Coordinator(s): Theresa Okokon with our Partners HealthCare colleagues, we deliver thePhone: 617-482-4338 most advanced care through clinical, technical, andEmail: tokokon@hosp.org service excellence.Address: P.O. Box 15265, Boston, MA 02215 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Meg WrightWebsite: www.hosp.org Phone: 866-296-6900 Email: cancerwalk@partners.orgHOUSING NANTUCKET Address: 81 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970Providing community housing opportunities for Website: www.nsmccancerwalk.orgNantucket residents.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17 OASISVolunteer Coordinator(s): Anne Kuszpa OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of StructuredPhone: 508-228-4422 Information Standards) is a not-for-profit consortium thatEmail: anne@housingnantucket.org drives the development, convergence, and adoption of openAddress: P.O. Box 3149, Nantucket, MA 02554 standards for the global information society.Website: www.housingnantucket.org Volunteer Coordinator(s): Laurent Liscia Phone: 978-667-5115LOWELL ALLIANCE FOR FAMILIES AND Email: laurent.liscia@oasis-open.orgNEIGHBORHOODS Address: P.O. Box 455, Billerica, MA 01821Our mission is to support families and communities by Website: www.oasis-open.orgadvocating for and promoting empowerment, inclusion,and diversity.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Saody Ouch,Community OrganizerPhone: 978-454-5405 x119Email: souch@ywcaoflowell.orgAddress: 97 Central Street, Unit 302,Lowell, MA 01852Website: www.lowellalliance.org A group of teens from the Boston Children’s Chorus pose with Wally the Green Monster at THE 12TH ANNUAL SAMARITANS 5K RUN/WALK. THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 13
  • 15. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS REACH BEYOND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE—PAVENET Providing direct services and community education on domestic and dating violence. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Colleen Armstrong Phone: 781-891-0724 x119 Email: colleen@reachma.org Address: P.O. Box 540024, Waltham, MA 02454 Website: www.reachma.org/pavenet ROOM TO GROW Enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years. Popp Associates, LLC is dedicated to Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 providing expert college admission counseling to students and their families. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carrie Marshall Phone: 617-859-4545 We welcome the opportunity to assist you with all your college counseling needs. Email: infoboston@roomtogrow.org Address: 142 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116 Please contact us today at 781-859-9116 to set up your free consultation! Website: www.roomtogrow.org SALEM MAIN STREETS INITIATIVE Wellesley Hills, MA | www.poppandassociates.com Revitalizing downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining, and cultural destination. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jennifer Bell, Main Streets ManagerPopp Assoc Ad_FINAL.indd 1 1/11/11 2:32 PM Phone: 978-744-0004 x15 Email: salemmainstreets@salem-chamber.org Address: 265 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970 Website: www.salemmainstreets.org SAMARITANS, INC. Dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide by befriending individuals in crisis. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Hotline volunteers: Jonathan Grollman (Boston) and Eileen Davis (Framingham); 5K volunteer: Garrett Owen Phone: 617-536-2460 (Boston), 508-872-1780 (Framingham) Email: jgrollman@samaritanshope.org, edavis@ samaritanshope.org, gowen@samaritanshope.org Address: 41 West Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 Website: www.samaritanshope.org REGISTER AT TEENLIFE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL LISTINGS
  • 16. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSSOCIAL CAPITAL INC. YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON: WALTHAMExploring how communities can systematically, intentionally, The YMCA of Greater Boston in Waltham is dedicated toweave stronger social fabrics. improving the health of mind, body, and spirit of individuals.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15Volunteer Coordinator(s): David Crowley Volunteer Coordinator(s): Laurie SpindlerPhone: 781-935-2244 Phone: 781-894-5295 x113Email: dcrowley@socialcapitalinc.org Email: lspindler@ymcaboston.orgAddress: 165M New Boston Street, Suite 233, Address: 725 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452Woburn, MA 01801 Website: www.ymcaboston.org/walthamWebsite: www.socialcapitalinc.orgST. FRANCIS HOUSE Cultural OrganizationsGrounded in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, our staff,volunteers, and Board of Directors of St. Francis House AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY (AJHS)work as a community to provide for the poor and homeless AJHS makes available original documents, reports, andof Boston. other materials to research the history of the JewishMinimum Age for Volunteers: 18 community of Boston.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Karen LaFrazia Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Phone: 617-542-4211 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Judi GarnerEmail: info@stfrancishouse.org Phone: 617-226-1245Address: 39 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 Email: judi.garner@ajhsboston.orgWebsite: www.stfrancishouse.org Address: 160 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459 Website: www.ajhsboston.orgUNITED WAY OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY ANDMERRIMACK VALLEY ARLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTSHelping improve people’s lives and strengthening the The Arlington Center for the Arts is a community arts centerneighborhoods in our region. devoted to the mission of “transforming lives and buildingMinimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 community through the arts.”Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lanita Tolentino Volunteer Coordinator(s): Adria ArchPhone: 617-624-8000 Phone: 781-648-6220Email: ltolentino@supportunitedway.org Email: info@acarts.orgAddress: 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210 Address: Gibbs Center, 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA 02474Website: www.supportunitedway.org Website: www.acarts.orgYMCA OF GREATER BOSTON: OAK SQUARE ARTCORPSThe Oak Square YMCA in Brighton is committed to helping Advancing social change initiatives by promoting artschildren, families, and individuals live longer, healthier lives and culture as powerful tools.through affordable and accessible programs and activities. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Marta OslinVolunteer Coordinator(s): Tom Myers Phone: 888-334-2121 x3Phone: 617-782-3535 x665 Email: marta.oslin@artcorp.orgEmail: tmyers@ymcaboston.org Address: 240 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938Address: 615 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135 Website: www.artcorp.orgWebsite: www.ymcaboston.org/oaksquare THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 15
  • 17. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSARTISTS FOR HUMANITY (AFH) ARTSBOSTONBridges economic, racial, and social divisions by providing Promotes the arts in Greater Boston by making the artsurban teens with employment in the arts. accessible and integral to our communities.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Drew Motta Volunteer Coordinator(s): Stephanie JanesPhone: 617-268-7620 Phone: 617-262-8632Email: andrewmotta@afhboston.com Email: stephaniej@artsboston.orgAddress: 100 West Second Street, Boston, MA 02127 Address: 31 St. James Avenue, Suite 360, Boston, MA 02116Website: www.afhboston.com Website: www.artsboston.org ARTSPAN Providing quality arts programming and outreach to the community of Lexington and beyond. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lotus Lien Phone: 781-862-6040 Email: lotus@munroecenter.org Address: 1403 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420 Website: www.munroecenter.org ASIAN AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOCIATION (AACA) Established in 1967, provides services to Boston’s Asian and other immigrant communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Chealyn Tim Phone: 617-426-9492 x231 Email: chealyn@aaca-boston.org Address: 87 Tyler Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 Website: www.aaca-boston.org BOSTON BALLET VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION Our mission is to create a community of individuals who share a love of ballet. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Caroline Morson Phone: 617-695-6950 Email: volunteers@bostonballet.org Address: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.bostonballet.org/about/volunteer- associations.html A teen volunteer assists during a therapeutic BOSTON BY FOOT riding class at WINDRUSH FARM THERAPEUTIC Promoting public awareness of Boston’s rich architectural EQUITATION, INC. in Boxford, MA. and historical heritage. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Veronika McDonald King Phone: 617-367-2345 Email: info@bostonbyfoot.com Address: 77 North Washington Street, Boston, MA 02114 Website: www.bostonbyfoot.org16 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 18. BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF)Celebrating the art of filmmaking and honoring thefilmmakers who make it all possible.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Naomi Kondo,Festival CoordinatorPhone: 617-482-3900Email: info@bifilmfestival.comAddress: P.O. Box 240023, Boston, MA 02124Website: www.bifilmfestival.comBOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (BJFF)The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents the bestcontemporary films from around the world on Jewishthemes at its annual festival and throughout the year.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nysselle Clark, Festival ProducerPhone: 617-244-9899Email: nclark@bjff.orgAddress: 1001 Watertown Street, West Newton, MA 02465 Photo by: Hike PhotographyWebsite: www.bjff.orgCITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTEREDUCATION DEPARTMENTProviding innovative and interactive experiences in the artsfor people of all ages and abilities.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jessica SchinellPhone: 617-532-1250 Check outEmail: jschinell@citicenter.orgAddress: 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 WWW.TEENLIFE.COMWebsite: www.citicenter.org for information on:DECORDOVA SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM Summer and Gap Year ProgramsLearning and teaching art in a contemporary art museumand sculpture park setting. Community ServiceMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 College AdmissionsVolunteer Coordinator(s): Laura HoffmanPhone: 781-259-3604 Independent SchoolsEmail: edassistant@decordova.orgAddress: 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 Jobs InternshipsWebsite: www.decordova.org TeenLife LocalHOME, INC.To make a difference in young people’s lives through thecreation and analysis of media.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Alan Michel CONNECTINGPhone: 617-427-4663Email: alanmichel@homeinc.org FAMILIES TOAddress: 165 Brookside Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 OPPORTUNITIESWebsite: www.homeinc.org FOR TEENS.
  • 19. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSTHE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON (ICA)The ICA strives to share the pleasures of reflection,inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporaryart offers through public access to art, artists, and thecreative process.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Gabrielle Wyrick, AssociateDirector of EducationPhone: 617-478-3136Email: gwyrick@icaboston.orgAddress: 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210Website: www.icateens.orgLYRIC STAGE COMPANYOur mission is to produce quality theatrical productionsof varying genres and styles, which are entertaining,challenging, and provocative, and which reach a widevariety of audiences.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sara GliddenPhone: 617-585-5678Email: boxoffice@lyricstage.comAddress: 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116Website: www.lyricstage.comMARY FERRELL FOUNDATIONThe Mary Ferrell Foundation is engaged in an ongoingeffort to bring accessible and interactive history to a newgeneration of critical thinkers with a vast digital archive.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Taylor WeaverPhone: 440-941-4543Email: info@maryferrell.orgAddress: P.O. Box 723, Ipswich, MA 01938Website: www.maryferrell.orgMUSEUM OF FINE ARTS (MFA)The Museum of Fine Arts houses and preservespreeminent collections and aspires to serve a widevariety of people through direct encounters withworks of art.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Herbert JonesPhone: 617-369-3040Email: volunteer@mfa.orgAddress: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115Website: www.mfa.org18 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 20. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS THEATRE COMPANY OF SAUGUS Fosters and promotes an appreciation of the theatre arts and stimulates production of living theatre for theTeens working with entertainment and cultural enrichment of the community.THE FOOD PROJECT Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carolyn D’Onofrioshowcase their ripe Phone: 781-231-5204tomatoes at a local Email: tcsaugus@comcast.netFarmers Market. Address: P.O. Box 1058, Saugus, MA 01906 Website: http://tcsaugus.home.comcast.net/~tcsaugus/ WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION WGBH enriches people’s lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jaime ReeseMUSEUM OF SCIENCE (MOS) Phone: 617-300-4211MOS helps teens learn valuable skills, teach others, Email: jaime_reese@wgbh.organd render valuable services to the community. Address: One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Website: www.wgbh.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Stephanie LinPhone: 617-589-0129Email: slin@mos.org ZUMIX, INC.Address: Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 Our mission is to empower youth who use music to makeWebsite: www.mos.org strong positive change in their lives. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kim DawsonNEW ART CENTER Phone: 617-568-9777The New Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated Email: kdawson@zumix.orgto support artistic creation and education. Address: 260 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA 02128Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Website: www.zumix.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Assistant Education DirectorPhone: 617-964-3424Email: jessica@newartcenter.orgAddress: 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02445 Health Well-BeingWebsite: www.newartcenter.org BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER (BIDMC)PROZDOR OF HEBREW COLLEGE Training volunteers to provide quality service forComplementary pluralistic Hebrew high school. BIDMC patients.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Aimee Close Volunteer Coordinator(s): Terry MorganPhone: 617-559-8805 Phone: 617-667-3026Email: akclose@hebrewcollege.edu Email: tmorgan2@bidmc.harvard.eduAddress: 160 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459 Address: 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215Website: www.prozdor.org Website: www.bidmc.org/aboutbidmc/ volunteerservices.aspx THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 19
  • 21. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSBOSTON AREA RAPE CRISIS CENTER (BARCC) HEALTH QUARTERS—NORTHEASTERNOur mission is to end sexual violence through healing and MASSACHUSETTSsocial change. Our mission is to protect reproductive health.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17Volunteer Coordinator(s): Shira Lipkin Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sarah Kennedy McPheePhone: 617-649-1273 Phone: 978-927-9824 x2111Email: volunteer@barcc.org Email: sarahk@healthq.orgAddress: 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 Address: 19 Broadway, Beverly, MA 01915Website: www.barcc.org Website: www.healthq.orgDOG B.O.N.E.S. THERAPY DOGS OF MASSACHUSETTS HEALTHWORKS FOUNDATIONBringing fun into someone’s day by providing visits from The Healthworks Foundation is devoted to serving thewell-trained therapy dog teams across Massachusetts. health and fitness needs of women and children in Boston’sMinimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 low-income neighborhoods.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeanne Brouillette Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Phone: 781-378-1551 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Yesiana PizarroEmail: dogbonestherapydogs@comcast.net Phone: 617-825-2800Address: 38 Garden Road, Scituate, MA 02066 Email: ypizarro@healthworksfoundation.orgWebsite: www.therapydog.info Address: 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 Website: www.healthworksfoundation.orgGIRLS’ LEAP SELF-DEFENSETraining at-risk girls aged 8-18 verbal and physical HOPE IN BLOOM, INC. (HIB)safety skills and self-awareness. HIB improves the quality of life for people with breast cancer.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kristen Cuneo Volunteer Coordinator(s): Roberta HershonPhone: 617-787-2112 Phone: 781-381-3597Email: kristen@girlsleap.org Email: roberta@hopeinbloom.orgAddress: 971 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 22, Address: 202 Bussey Street, Dedham, MA 02026Boston, MA 02215 Website: www.hopeinbloom.orgWebsite: www.girlsleap.org MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (MGH)HEALTH EDUCATION SERVICES, INC. Delivering the best health care in a safe and compassionateOF MASSACHUSETTS environment.We promote well-being that builds healthy individuals, Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16families, and communities. Volunteer Coordinator(s): MGH Volunteer DepartmentVolunteer Coordinator(s): Tim Clifford, Director Phone: 617-726-8540of Development Email: mghvolunteer@partners.orgPhone: 978-921-1293 Address: 55 Fruit Street, GRBB 015, Boston, MA 02114Email: tclifford@hes-inc.org Website: www.massgeneral.org/volunteers/Address: 131 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915Website: www.hes-inc.org Teen volunteers with DOSOMETHING.ORG complete service projects in Ethiopia.20 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 22. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSNEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL (NEBH) STRONGEST LINK AIDS SERVICES, INC.NEHB transforms the lives of those we serve by promoting The mission of Strongest Link is to meet the needs ofwellness, restoring function, lessening disability, alleviating individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Essex Countypain, and advancing knowledge in musculoskeletal diseases by providing compassionate support services.and related disorders. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sharon GlasserVolunteer Coordinator(s): Lynn Stewart Phone: 978-777-5885 x210Phone: 617-754-5173 Email: sglasser@strongestlink.orgEmail: lstewar1@nebh.org Address: 5 Federal Street, Suite 250, Danvers, MA 01923Address: 125 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120 Website: www.strongestlink.orgWebsite: www.nebh.org THE MA OUTDOOR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCESMALL ARMY FOR A CAUSE—BE BOLD, BE BALD! (theMOVE)Be Bold, Be Bald! is committed to raising awareness and theMOVE organizes reflective farm-volunteer workdays forfunds for the fight against cancer. diverse groups throughout the Boston area, to connect folksVolunteer Coordinator(s): Jeff Freedman with the social and natural systems that sustain us daily.Phone: 617-450-0000 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Email: jfreedman@smallarmy.net Volunteer Coordinator(s): Dave MadanAddress: 20 Newbury Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 Phone: 617-461-9393Website: www.beboldbebald.org Email: connect@getoutma.org Address: P.O. Box 381155, Cambridge, MA 02238 Website: www.getoutma.org THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 21
  • 23. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSHomelessness HungerBELMONT FOOD PANTRYServing the town of Belmont by providing food for residentswith transitional needs.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Patricia MihelichPhone: 617-993-2600Email: patricia.mihelich@tufts.eduAddress: P.O. Box 291, Belmont, MA 02478Website: www.belmont-ma.gov/public_documents/belmontma_webdocs/townlinks/foodBEVERLY BOOTSTRAPS COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.—TOM GIFFORD FOOD PANTRYProvides critical resources to families and individuals sothey may achieve self-sufficiency.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Meghan LemkePhone: 978-927-1561 x32Email: mlemke@beverlybootstraps.orgAddress: 371 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915Website: www.beverlybootstraps.org/foodpantry.html Students with BOSTON CARESBOSTON RESCUE MISSION (BRM) TEEN TEAMWORKS volunteerTransforming lives by empowering people at risk to achieve at CRADLES FOR CRAYONS.healthy and self-sufficient lives.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Adrienne ZakPhone: 617-338-9000 x1244Email: volunteer@brm.org GAINING GROUNDAddress: 39 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111 Dedicated to growing and donating fresh food to areaWebsite: www.brm.org meal programs and food pantries. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12CRADLES TO CRAYONS Volunteer Coordinator(s): Heidi GengenbachProviding children with the basic essentials they need Phone: 978-610-6086to be safe, ready to learn, and feel valued. Email: office@gainingground.orgMinimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Address: P.O. Box 374, Concord, MA 01742Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ashley Tarbet Website: www.gainingground.orgPhone: 617-471-8417 x128Email: ashley@cradlestocrayons.org THE GREATER BOSTON FOOD BANK (GBFB)Address: 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135 The largest hunger-relief organization in New EnglandWebsite: www.cradlestocrayons.org and one of the largest food banks in the country. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Melissa Dussek Phone: 617-427-5200 Email: volunteer@gbfb.org Address: 99 Atkinson Street, Boston, MA 02118 Website: www.gbfb.org22 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 24. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSHALEY HOUSE ON THE RISE, INC.Offers collaborative living and working environments that Supporting the initiative and strength of women livingbuild communities and connections across the boundaries in crisis or in homelessness.that divide us by providing housing, skills training, and food Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12for the underemployed. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Marisa SerranoMinimum Age for Volunteers: 17 Phone: 617-497-7968 x36Volunteer Coordinator(s): Linda Ballard Email: marisa.serrano@ontherise.orgPhone: 617-236-8132 Address: 341 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139Email: volunteer@haleyhouse.org Website: www.ontherise.orgAddress: 23 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116Website: www.haleyhouse.org ONE FAMILY INC. Ending family homelessness in Massachusetts by raisingHEIFER INTERNATIONAL—NORTHEAST OFFICE awareness within your community.Working with communities to end hunger and poverty, Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18and care for the world. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Emily Cohen, Systems ChangeMinimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Community OrganizerVolunteer Coordinator(s): Rachel Brown Phone: 617-423-0504Phone: 617-365-5600 Email: ecohen@onefamilyinc.orgEmail: heiferineasternma@gmail.com Address: 186 South Street, Boston, MA 02111Address: 216 Wachusett Street, Rutland, MA 01543 Website: www.onefamilyinc.orgWebsite: www.heifer.org SALVATION ARMYHORIZONS FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN Meeting human needs without discrimination.Our mission is to improve the lives of homeless children and Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13their families. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kimberly SantosMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Phone: 339-502-5853Volunteer Coordinator(s): Hattie Moore Email: kimberly.santos@use.salvationarmy.orgPhone: 617-445-1480 Address: 147 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116Email: boston@horizonsforhomelesschildren.org Website: www.use.salvationarmy.org/masAddress: 1705 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119Website: www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org STANDUP FOR KIDS—BOSTON Volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize,NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS and help homeless and street kids.(NSCAP) Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16North Shore Community Action Programs provides Email: boston@standupforkids.orginnovative social services that help low-income families and Address: P.O. Box 121-002, Boston, MA 02112-1002individuals find the stability they need to rise out of poverty. Website: www.standupforkids.org/bostonMinimum Age for Volunteers: 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Laura MacNeilPhone: 978-531-0767Email: lmacneil@nscap.orgAddress: 98 Main Street, Peabody, MA 01960Website: www.nscap.org REGISTER AT TEENLIFE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL LISTINGS THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 23
  • 25. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS VICTORY PROGRAMS REVISION URBAN FARM We provide fresh, affordable, locally grown produce to families in the city with limited incomes and transportation access. The connection between the Revision Urban Farm and the ReVision Family Home has created a dynamic and innovative approach to ending homelessness. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Serena Heard Phone: 617-822-3276 Email: sheard@vpi.org Address: 38 Fabyan Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 Website: www.vpi.org/Farm/Farm.htm WELLSPRING HOUSE Since 1981, Wellspring House has been helping families move out of poverty. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Romy Gardner, Director of Development Phone: 978-281-3558 x302 Email: rgardner@wellspringhouse.org Address: 302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930 Website: www.wellspringhouse.org THE WOMEN’S LUNCH PLACE Providing a safe daytime shelter, nutritious food, and services for women who are homeless. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lisa Caissie Phone: 617-267-1722 Email: volunteers@womenslunchplace.org Address: 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.womenslunchplace.org International Relief EMPOWER DALIT WOMEN OF NEPAL (EDWON) Promoting solidarity between women across caste lines Learn Everything You Need To Be a in Nepal. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Pro Audio Engineer/Producer Volunteer Coordinator(s): Geraldine Siegler Phone: 617-864-1861 at a fraction of the time and cost elsewhere! Email: siegler.g@gmail.com Get Professional Hands-On Training! Address: P.O. Box 550076, North Waltham, MA 02455 Audio Courses include: Engineering 1 2, ProTools HD 1, 2 3 Website: www.edwon.org Production 1 2, Digital Performer and Reason 5.0! email: Info@BristolStudios.com 617-247-8689 www.BristolStudios.comBRISTOL RECORDING VOICE STUDIOS 169 Mass. Ave, Boston
  • 26. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSGROWTH THROUGH LEARNING PARTNERS IN DEVELOPMENT, INC. (PID)Growth Through Learning helps East African girls from poor PID is committed to the education and economicfamilies get a high school education through scholarships. advancement of the developing world and serves theMinimum Age for Volunteers: 15 poorest of the poor in developing countries.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Alex Marthews Volunteer Coordinator(s): Gale Hull, PresidentPhone: 781-646-2446 Phone: 978-417-9250Email: execdir@growththroughlearning.org Email: gale@pidonline.orgAddress: 14 Fairfield Street, Medford, MA 02155 Address: P.O. Box 9, Ipswich, MA 01938Website: www.growththroughlearning.org Website: www.pidonline.orgINVISIBLE CHILDRENWe use the power of media to inspire young people to help Other Non-Profitend the longest running war in Africa. Our model has proveneffective, and hundreds of thousands of people have been BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER FOUNDATIONcalled to action through our films and the volunteers that Helping the community “Clean Up Clutter for a Good Cause!”tour them. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Cherliza Jimenez Volunteer Coordinator(s): Maria SullivanPhone: 617-562-2799 Phone: 774-776-7248Email: info@invisiblechildren.com Email: msullivan@bbbsfoundation.orgAddress: 1620 5th Avenue, Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92101 Address: 5 Mear Road, Holbrook, MA 02343Website: www.invisiblechildren.com Website: www.bbbsfoundation.orgMEDICAL MISSIONS FOR CHILDREN (MMFC) BIG SISTER ASSOCIATION OF GREATER BOSTONDedicated to providing quality surgical and dental services Helping girls reach their full potential through positiveto poor and under-privileged children and young adults in mentoring relationships with women.countries throughout the world. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18Volunteer Coordinator(s): Elizabeth Desmarais Phone: 617-236-8060Phone: 508-697-5821 Email: volunteer@bigsister.orgEmail: liz.desmarais@mmfc.com Address: 161 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115Address: 10-G Roessler Road, Suite 500, Woburn, MA 01801 Website: www.bigsister.orgWebsite: www.mmfe.org Friends from Natick High School sort donations for a local food pantry with THE VOLUNTEER FAMILY. THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 25
  • 27. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Students with BOSTON CARES TEEN TEAMWORKS lend support to the Charles River Watershed Association.GOT BOOKS INC.Got Books is dedicated to finding good homes for donated People with Disabilitiesbooks, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio books, and records that ACEING AUTISMpeople no longer want or have use for. Our mission is to make the sport of tennis available toPhone: 978-284-2500 children with autism and to use tennis as a means toEmail: info@gotbooks.com enhance health and fitness, hand-eye coordination, andAddress: 255 Andover Street, Wilmington, MA 01887 motor development—and improve the social skills forWebsite: www.gotbooks.com children with autism. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Richard SpurlingSPORT IN SOCIETY Email: volunteer.aceingautism@gmail.comSport in Society educates and supports emerging leaders and Address: 29 Redlands Road, West Roxbury, MA 02132organizations within sport with the awareness, knowledge Website: www.aceingautism.com/bostonand skills to implement innovative and impactful solutionsfor social change. ARC OF EAST MIDDLESEX (EMARC)Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Provide support and help children and adults withVolunteer Coordinator(s): Caitlin Geddes developmental disabilities live, work, and play in ourPhone: 617-373-4889 communities.Email: c.geddes@neu.edu Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15Address: 360 Huntington Avenue, 510 INV, Boston, MA 02115 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Pat SimonsWebsite: www.northeastern.edu/sportinsociety Phone: 781-942-4888 x4032 Email: volunteers@theemarc.org Address: 20 Gould Street, Reading, MA 01867 Website: www.theemarc.org26 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 28. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSARC OF GREATER BOSTON CHALLENGE UNLIMITED, INC.Striving to improve the quality of life of children and adults Providing therapeutic riding programs for people withwith disabilities. disabilities in an inclusive environment.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jennifer Bowman Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carolyn BurtPhone: 617-783-3900 x12 Phone: 978-475-4056Email: jbowman@arcgb.org Email: carolynburt@challengeunlimited.orgAddress: 221 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 01754 Address: 450 Lowell Street, Andover, MA 01810 Website: www.challengeunlimited.orgBEST BUDDIES MASSACHUSETTSBest Buddies is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people THE CHARLES RIVER CENTERwith intellectual disabilities. Enhancing the lives of children and adults withMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 developmental disabilities since 1956.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kali Small Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Phone: 617-778-0522 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Stephanie StevensEmail: kalismall@bestbuddies.org Phone: 781-972-1000Address: 45 Bromfield Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02108 Email: sstevens@charlessrivercenter.orgWebsite: www.bestbuddiesma.org Address: 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham, MA 02492 Website: www.charlesrivercenter.orgBRIDGEWELLInspired by the values of caring and respect, together CREATIVE LIVING, INC.we guide individuals with disabilities and other challenges Creative Living is dedicated to enhancing the lives ofto achieve and enjoy their highest quality of life and developmentally disabled individuals with support for bothpersonal growth. themselves an their families, so that they can live fulfillingMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 lives in their communities.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Rosalyn Frontiera Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mary Kate SmallPhone: 781-599-4240 x146 Phone: 978-470-3165Email: info@bridgewell.org Email: info@creativelivingandover.orgAddress: 37 Friend Street, Lynn, MA 01903 Address: 368 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810Website: www.glmh.org Website: creativelivingandover.orgBROOKLINE QUEST FRIENDSHIP CIRCLETo help establish and support traditional and innovative We are a Jewish Organization providing social programmingrecreational, leisure, and cultural activities that will for children with special needs.encourage Brookline-area young adults with special needs Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into community Volunteer Coordinator(s): Peshie Rubinprograms, and more. Phone: 617-517-9752Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Email: info@friendshipcircleboston.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Kathy Jansky Address: 163 Bellingham Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467Phone: 617-273-2659 Website: www.friendshipcircleboston.orgEmail: kathym@brooklinequest.orgAddress: P.O. Box 191, Brookline, MA 02446Website: www.brooklinequest.org THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 27
  • 29. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSGREATER WALTHAM ARC OUTDOOR EXPLORATIONSServing people in the community with developmental Making the outdoors a welcoming place to peopledisabilities and their families. with disabilities.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Heidi Barberio Volunteer Coordinator(s): Shantelle CarmichaelPhone: 781-899-1344 x4145 Phone: 781-395-4999Email: hbarberio@gwarc.org Email: scarmichael@outdoorexp.orgAddress: 56 Chestnut Street, Waltham, MA 02453 Address: 98 Winchester Street, Medford, MA 02155Website: www.gwarc.org Website: www.outdoorexplorations.orgJEWISH FAMILY CHILDREN’S SERVICE (JFCS) PARTNERS FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES (PYD),Caring for individuals and families by providing exceptional MENTOR MATCHhuman service and health care programs. Arranging one-on-one relationships between youth withMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 disabilities and adults since 1985.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sara Freedman Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18Phone: 781-647-5327 x4174 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Deep ChinappaEmail: sfreedman@jfcsboston.org Phone: 617-556-4075 x20Address: 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451 Email: dchinappa@pyd.orgWebsite: www.jfcsboston.org Address: 95 Berkeley Street, Suite 109, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.pyd.orgMASSACHUSETTS DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS(MDSC) SPECIAL OLYMPICS MASSACHUSETTSTo ensure individuals with down syndrome in Massachusetts Providing sports training for individuals withare valued and included. intellectual disabilities.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Laurie Maranian Volunteer Coordinator(s): Martha DovePhone: 800-664-6372 Phone: 508-485-0986 x219Email: lmaranian@mdsc.org Email: martha.dove@specialolympicsma.orgAddress: P.O. Box 866, Melrose, MA 02176 Address: 512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752Website: www.mdsc.org Website: www.specialolympicsma.orgNATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) TENNIS SERVESOF MASSACHUSETTS To bring the sport of tennis to the visually impaired.To improve the quality of life both for people with mental Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16illnesses and for their families. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sejal VallabhMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Phone: 617-620-9000Volunteer Coordinator(s): Cindy Nelson Email: info@tennisserves.orgPhone: 781-938-4048 Address: P.O. Box 590155, Newton Centre, MA 02459Email: cindynelson@namimass.org Website: www.tennisserves.orgAddress: 400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6650,Woburn, MA 01801Website: www.namimass.org28 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 30. THE GIFTCARD WITH NOTHING TO LOSE NOW NO FEES AFTER PURCHASETRIANGLEThrough support, challenge and opportunity, Triangle FUNDS DO NOT EXPIREempowers people with disabilities and their families to enjoyrich, fulfilling lives. We are committed to helping the worldrealize that we are all people with ability.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeff GentryPhone: 781-388-4357Email: jgentry@triangle-inc.orgAddress: 420 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148 Valid ThruWebsite: www.triangle-inc.org © AMEXWINDRUSH FARM THERAPEUTIC What you give is what they get. Plus, it can be used at any Simon mall ®EQUITATION, INC. (W.F.T.E.) and the millions of merchants that accept American Express Cards in the U.S. Available in denominations from $20–$500, it’s just one moreUsing horses to expand the personal, emotional, and way Simon malls make it easier for you to shop smarter. Purchase yourphysical boundaries of all who ride and work. Simon Giftcards today. ®Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Gina ArmanoPhone: 978-682-7855 Located in Chestnut Hill, RT. 9 Westbound. 617.965.3038Email: gina@windrushfarm.orgAddress: 30 Brookview Road, Boxford, MA 01921Website: www.windrushfarm.org Use only at US merchants that accept American Express Cards except cruise lines and casinos. Not for use at ATMs or for recurring payments. Not redeemable for cash. No fees after purchase. For more information, customer service, or Cardholder Agreement visit simongiftcard.com or call 1-800-331-5479. Issued by AEPCMC by license from American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc.Preserving the EnvironmentACE (ALTERNATIVES FOR COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT)Builds the power of lower income residents and people ofcolor to eradicate environmental racisim and classism, and TeenLife.comachieve environmental justice.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Volunteer Coordinator(s): Dave JenkinsPhone: 617-442-3343 x225Email: dave@ace-ej.org connecting families withAddress: 2181 Washington Street, Suite 301, opportunities for teensRoxbury, MA 02119Website: www.ace-ej.orgAPPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUBThe Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection,enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests,waters, and trails of the Appalachian region.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Stefanie BrochuPhone: 617-391-6637 x6631Email: sbrochu@outdoors.orgAddress: 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108Website: www.outdoors.org/yop
  • 31. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSBLUE HILLS TRAILSIDE MUSEUM CHARLES RIVER BOAT CLEAN-UPTo promote awareness, appreciation, and active concern Dedicated to removing floating trash from the Charles River.for our environment among people of all ages. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Robert CanterburyMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Phone: 617-262-4028Volunteer Coordinator(s): Laura Liptak-Labriola Email: rbcant@earthlink.netPhone: 617-333-0690 x223 Address: 26 Lakeview Road, Framingham, MA 01701Email: lliptak@massaudubon.org Website: www.rbcant.us/cleanupboat/index.htmAddress: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186Website: www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Blue_Hills/index.php30 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 32. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS FRIENDS OF THE BLUE HILLS Protecting and preserving the Blue Hills Reservation.Each year, THE FOOD PROJECT works Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13with hundreds of teens to farm 37 acres Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ken Jonesin eastern Massachusetts. Food from their Phone: 781-828-1805farms is distributed through community Email: info@friendsofthebluehills.orgagriculture programs, Farmers Markets,and hunger relief organizations. Address: P.O. Box 416, Milton, MA 02816 Website: www.friendsofthebluehills.org GARDEN IN THE WOODS Conserving native plants to preserve our healthy, beautiful, and diverse ecosystem. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bonnie DrexlerCHARLES RIVER CONSERVANCY Phone: 508-877-7630 x3302Increasing resources and attention to the task of inventing Email: bdrexler@newenglandwild.organew the Charles River Parklands. Address: 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Website: www.newenglandwild.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Logan WalshPhone: 617-300-8173Email: lcw@thecharles.org GREENSCHOOLSAddress: 4 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Creating greener learning environments through educationWebsite: www.charlesriverconservancy.org and awareness. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Robin Organ, Executive DirectorFIRST HAND PROJECTS Phone: 508-272-9653Impacting a local community directly by designing and Email: info@projectgreenschools.orgbuilding usable structures for long-term use. Address: P.O. Box 323, Mansfield, MA 02048Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Website: www.projectgreenschools.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Daniel HewettPhone: 617-291-2102Email: dmhewett@gmail.com HALE RESERVATIONAddress: 212 Goodmans Hill Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 A non-profit organization known for its summer day campsWebsite: www.firsthandprojects.org and year-round educational opportunities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jay Walsh, EnvironmentalTHE FOOD PROJECT Resource ManagerCreating a community of diverse individuals who work Phone: 781-326-1770 x15together to build sustainable food systems. Email: jwalsh@halereservation.orgMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Address: 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA 02090Volunteer Coordinator(s): Vera Kelsey-Watts Website: www.halereservation.orgPhone: 781-259-8621 x23Email: syp@thefoodproject.orgAddress: 10 Lewis Street, Lincoln, MA 01773 MASSACHUSETTS AUDUBON SOCIETYWebsite: www.thefoodproject.org Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mia Kheyfetz Phone: 781-259-9500 Email: membership@massaudubon.org Address: 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 Website: www.massaudubon.org THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 31
  • 33. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSTHE NATICK COMMUNITY ORGANIC FARM THE TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS—Providing productive open space, farm products, and APPLETON FARMShands-on education year round. We love the outdoors. We love the distinctive charms ofMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Massachusetts. And we believe in protecting them.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ursula King Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Phone: 508-655-8077 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lisa CassieEmail: uking.ncorganic@verizon.net Phone: 978-921-1944Address: 117 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760 Email: volunteers@ttor.orgWebsite: www.natickfarm.org Address: 572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 Website: www.thetrustees.orgNEW ENGLAND AQUARIUMCombining education, entertainment, and action to address WORLD COMPUTER EXCHANGEchallenging problems facing the ocean. Connecting youth in 65 developing countries to theMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 understanding of the Internet.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Liz Whitlinger Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Phone: 617-973-6745 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Manasa DaggubatiEmail: teens@neaq.org Phone: 862-754-9920Address: Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 Email: manasa.daggubati@gmail.comWebsite: www.neaq.org Address: 936 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA 02045 Website: www.worldcomputerexchange.org/nodeROOTS SHOOTS NEW ENGLANDThe mission of Roots Shoots is to foster respect and WORLD WIDE WALDENScompassion for all living things. Empowers youth to find their Walden—a place in need ofMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 care and protection in their own community—reflect onVolunteer Coordinator(s): Kellan Hays their environmental ethic, make a positive difference in thePhone: 617-439-9090 world, and connect to others who share the same concernsEmail: khays@janegoodall.org and convictions.Address: 89 South Street, Lower Level, Boston, MA 02111 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Susan FreyWebsite: www.rootsandshoots.org/regional_offices/ Phone: 781-259-4712new_england/home Email: education@walden.org Address: 44 Baker Farm Road, Lincoln, MA 01773TANGLEWOOD 4H CAMP AND LEARNING CENTER Website: www.worldwidewaldens.orgTo teach people to be caring citizens of the earth throughnature-based environmental education.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17 Promoting VolunteerismVolunteer Coordinator(s): Jessica DeckePhone: 207-789-5868 BOSTON CARESEmail: tanglewood4h@umext.maine.edu Boston Cares organizes and leads team-oriented volunteerAddress: One Tanglewood Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849 opportunities and services in and around Boston that have aWebsite: www.umaine.edu/tanglewood/ positive impact on individuals and communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Riley Albair Phone: 617-422-0910 x206 Email: ralbair@bostoncares.org Address: 190 High Street, Boston, MA 02110 Website: www.bostoncares.org32 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 34. STUDENT PROFILE In Her Own Words COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSCITY MISSION SOCIETY (CMS)—BOSTON RACHEL SHEEHANURBAN OUTREACH is a Class of 2011 studentCMS Boston Urban Outreach project aims to foster at Marian High School inrelationships to develop a larger sense of community and Framingham, MA.an increased understanding of social action issues amongyouth and adults throughout Greater Boston by means ofservice, education, and reflection.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carl McDonald, DirectorPhone: 617-742-6830 x210Email: cmcdonald@cmsboston.orgAddress: 14 Beacon Street, Suite 203, Boston, MA 02108Website: www.cmsboston.org/Boston-Urban-Outreach.htmlCOMBINED JEWISH PHILANTHROPIES (CJP)Rooted in compassion and justice and driven by innovation,we care for the vulnerable; forge strong connections withIsrael; and above all, inspire the next generation to embraceJewish life and learning.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Seth RosenzweigPhone: 617-457-8500Email: sethr@cjp.orgAddress: 126 High Street, Boston, MA 02110Website: www.cjp.orgDOSOMETHING.ORGDoSomething.org helps young people rock causes theycare about. This past summer I participated in Rustic Pathways*Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Eric Glover Costa Rica Surf and Service trip; it was truly a powerfulPhone: 212-254-2390 x231 experience. Our journey included fourteen teenagers,Email: eglover@dosomething.org three counselors, and one photographer in the smallAddress: 24-32 Union Square East, 4th Floor, village of Bahia Ballena for eight days.New York, NY 10003Website: www.dosomething.org For the most part, we worked on small construction and environmental projects throughout the village. MoreFOUNDATION FOR METROWEST specifically, we built a sidewalk and handicapped bath-Connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need room for a young girl in a wheelchair at the local school,in Metrowest. We promote philanthropy in the region, help where we also taught English.donors maximize the impact of their local giving, and serveas a resource for local non-profit organizations.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 I still can’t believe the number of new things IVolunteer Coordinator(s): Anna Brennan-Curry learned in one week! I had never done any sort ofPhone: 508-647-2260 manual labor before, but now I can mix cement and pourEmail: abrennancurry@foundationformetrowest.org a foundation. Plus, surf.Address: 21 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760Website: www.foundationformetrowest.org At the end of each day, we headed to the beach where our counselors taught us how to ride the waves. And let me tell you, recreational surfing is so much more rewarding after a hard day of work! THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 33 CONTINUED NEXT PAGE
  • 35. STUDENT PROFILE COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSIn Her Own WordsCONTINUED NORTH SHORE TEEN INITIATIVE (NSTI) But service and surf aside… whenever I talk about my We seek to engage, support, and inspire Jewish adolescentsepic summer, I always tell the story of playing soccer with through social networking, community service, and experiential Jewish learning, rooting them to Jewish valuesthe local kids in the rain. The day was hot and humid, and and connecting them to their community.our entire group was dragging. After hours in the sun, we Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lajla LeBlancstill had to clean up trash in the community field, the only Phone: 781-244-5544central location for villagers to gather. Email: lajla@nsteeninitiative.org Address: 4 Community Road, Marblehead, MA 01945 It took us two hours to pick up broken bottles and Website: www.nsteeninitiative.orgtrash covered in ants, but our counselors had promisedwhen done, we could play soccer. Just as we finished, the PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE (PMD)sky began to open up and pour. We may not have actually Creating a world in which people and businesses areplayed, if it weren’t for two children who asked to be our socially aware and engaged in their communities.goalies. Even with the language barrier, it was the most Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lori Tsurudafun I had ever had. The game not only helped our group Phone: 617-298-0025rejuvenate, but it made the rest of our service work a bit Email: lori@pmd.orgmore empowering. You could really tell that these kids Address: P.O. Box 120189, Boston, MA 02112appreciated our efforts. Website: www.pmd.org Rustic Pathways Surf and Service made me look at ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS—RYLA/the world around me in a whole new light. Whether it’s ROTARY DISTRICT 7930just cleaning a park, helping students with English, or RYLA—“ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS”—is aplaying a little soccer with the kids, I realized that even program designed to shape leadership skills in students whothe smallest projects can enrich a person’s life. already possess and demonstrate outstanding leadership characteristics in their high school and community. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Overall, the experience pretty much confirmed Volunteer Coordinator(s): Andrew Winigwhat I already knew, that service work would become Phone: 781-646-9543my passion! Email: improvandy@yahoo.com Address: 238 Marlborough Street, Unit 401, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.rotary7930.org/RYLA.cfm* ustic Pathways is a student and family travel company R TELEM: JEWISH YOUTH MAKING A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER that offers both adventure and service travel. Its goal is A teen program of community service and learning, to enrich the lives of its students through meaningful supported by the Jewish Community Relations Council projects in the many countries they serve. of Greater Boston and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bryanne Mahoney Phone: 617-457-8671 Email: bmahoney@jrcboston.org Address: 126 High Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 Website: www.telemyouth.org34 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 36. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSTHE VOLUNTEER FAMILY ARLINGTON BOYS GIRLS CLUBSupporting family volunteering activities and non-profits. A place that provides leadership development and decisionMinimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 making responsibilities.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Heather Jack Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Phone: 508-561-9064 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Dee SavioliEmail: hjack@thevolunteerfamily.org Phone: 781-648-1617Address: 101 Arch Street, 19th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 Email: dsavioli@abgclub.orgWebsite: www.thevolunteerfamily.org Address: 60 Pond Lane, Arlington, MA 02474 Website: www.abgclub.orgWAYLAND RECREATION DEPARTMENTWe want to introduce Wayland teens to the satisfactory ARLINGTON ENRICHMENT COLLABORATIVEexperience of helping others during the summer. Serving the greater Arlington community through qualityMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 enrichment for middle school age youth.Volunteer Coordinator(s): JoAnn Kiburz Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Phone: 508-358-3664 Phone: 781-643-4794Email: jkiburz@wayland.ma.us Email: info@arlingtonenrichment.orgAddress: 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778 Address: 63 Acton Street, Arlington, MA 02476Website: www.wayland.ma.us/Pages/WaylandMA_ Website: www.arlingtonenrichment.orgRecreation/index ASHOKA’S YOUTH VENTURE Youth Venture’s mission is to build a global movement ofYouth young people being powerful now, changemakers now. Youth Venture helps teams of people start new youth-ledADOPTION FOSTER CARE MENTORING organizations.(AFC MENTORING) Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bret CarrOur Boston-based one-to-one AFC Mentors program brings Phone: 617-624-8074together adult mentors and youth in care, such as foster or Email: bcarr@youthventure.orgkinship care, residential care, or adoption. Address: 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02130Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18 Website: www.genv.netVolunteer Coordinator(s): Tyler BerresPhone: 617-224-1302 BIKES NOT BOMBSEmail: tyler@afcmentoring.net Providing community-based education and assistingAddress: 727 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02111 development projects with recycled bicycles.Website: www.afcmentoring.org Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeremy HansonAMERICA SCORES NEW ENGLAND, INC. (ASNE) Phone: 617-522-0222 x109To empower students in urban communities using soccer, Email: jeremy@bikesnotbombs.orgwriting, creative expression, and service-learning. With Address: 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130teamwork as the unifying value, ASNE inspires youth to lead Website: www.bikesnotbombs.orghealthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agentsof change in the community.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15Volunteer Coordinator(s): Aaron AltmanPhone: 617-553-4694Email: aaltman@americascores.orgAddress: 29 Germainia Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130Website: www.americascoresboston.org THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 35
  • 37. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSBIRTHDAY WISHES THE CITY SCHOOLBirthday Wishes provides birthday parties to children living in Strengthening the power of youth to work toward buildinghomeless shelters. a just society.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Courtney Vernadakis Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ruby ReyesPhone: 866-388-9474 Phone: 617-822-3075Email: courtney@birthdaywishes.org Email: ruby@thecityschool.orgAddress: P.O. Box 590645, Newton Centre, MA 02459 Address: 614 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125Website: www.birthdaywishes.org Website: www.thecityschool.orgBOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER SALEM CITY YEAR BOSTONPromoting the development of boys and girls by instilling Promoting democracy through citizen service, civica sense of competence and usefulness. leadership, and social entrepreneurship.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jenny Dibble Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jamaal WilliamsPhone: 978-744-0915 Phone: 617-927-2400Email: jdibble@bgcgs.org Email: bostonrecruitment@cityyear.orgAddress: 13 Hawthorne Boulevard, Salem, MA 01970 Address: 287 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116Website: www.bgcgs.org Website: www.cityyear.orgCAMBRIDGE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS (CSV) CITYSPROUTSSupporting the academic success of Cambridge Public The CitySprouts mission is to develop, implement, andSchool students, grades K-12. maintain beautiful, resource-rich school gardens inMinimum Age for Volunteers: 15 collaboration with public school communities.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Martha Osler Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kim GoldsteinPhone: 617-349-6794 Phone: 617-876-2436Email: csv@cpsd.us Email: kgoldstein@citysprouts.orgAddress: 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 Address: 25 River Street, Cambridge, MA 02139Website: www.csvinc.org Website: www.citysprouts.orgCHILD CARE RESOURCE CENTER (CCRC) COMMUNITY BOATING, INC. (CBI)Promoting the healthy development and well-being of CBI serves the metropolitan Boston area by providingyoung children in Cambridge and Somerville. access to the water and sailing for all.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ashlee Richey Volunteer Coordinator(s): Marcin KunickiPhone: 617-547-1063 x219 Phone: 617-523-1038Email: richeya@ccrcinc.org Email: marcin@community-boating.orgAddress: 130 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 Address: 21 David Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114Website: www.ccrcinc.org Website: www.community-boating.org REGISTER AT TEENLIFE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL LISTINGS36 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 38. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Students taking a break from their service work at WINDRUSH FARM THERAPEUTIC EQUITATION (W.F.T.E.), a nonprofit horse farm specializing in teaching physically, emotionally, and learning disabled children and adults to ride and work with horses.CYCLE KIDS, INC. GOOD SPORTSThe CYCLE Kids mission is to get children on bicycles and Good Sports distributes sports equipment, footwear, andengage them in a physical activity that addresses the health apparel to community organizations offering programsand emotional issues facing today’s under-active, often to disadvantaged youth helping to lay the foundation foroverweight, children. healthy, active lifestyles.Phone: 617-721-2543 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kira RossEmail: volunteer@cyclekids.org Phone: 617-471-1213Address: 5 JFK Street, Suite 205, Cambridge, MA 02138 Email: kross@goodsports.orgWebsite: www.cyclekids.org Address: 1515 Hancock Street, Suite 301, Quincy, MA 02169 Website: www.goodsports.orgGATEWAYS: ACCESS TO JEWISH EDUCATIONEnabling children with special needs to become successful GREATER LAWRENCE COMMUNITY BOATINGparticipants in the Jewish community. We provide a unique summer boating experience to a diverseMinimum Age for Volunteers: 15 community to instill confidence.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nancy Mager Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Phone: 617-630-9010 x104 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ellen Minzner, Executive DirectorEmail: nancym@jgateways.org Phone: 978-681-8675Address: 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459 Email: eminzner@boatingprogram.comWebsite: www.jgateways.org Address: P.O. Box 955, Lawrence, MA 01842 Website: www.boatingprogram.com THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 37
  • 39. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS HILL HOUSE Strengthening community by offering safe, high-quality programs, events, and outreach activities that enrich the lives of families living in Boston. through programs, events, and outreach. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Brian Koslosky Phone: 617-227-5838 x13 Email: bkoslosky@hillhouseboston.org Address: 127 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108 Website: www.hillhouseboston.org THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS (JCC) OF GREATER BOSTON—YOUTH LITERACY CORPS A youth social justice program dedicated to improving literacy in our community. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Tamar Cytryn Phone: 617-558-6512 Email: tcytryn@jccgb.org Address: 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459 Website: www.jccgb.org/youth_literacy.html JOHN M. BARRY BOYS GIRLS CLUB OF NEWTON BROOKLINE QUEST volunteers preparing Helping children and young adults to reach their snack bags for The Jimmy Fund Walk. optimum potential. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jennifer McAuliffe Phone: 617-630-2066 Email: jmcauliffe@newtonbgc.com Address: 675 Watertown Street, Newton, MA 02460 Website: www.newtonbgc.comTHE GREENHOUSE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ENRICHMENT ADVENTUREThe greenhouse school is a year-round private alternative PROJECT (LEAP)school in Salem, Massachusetts, for kids from infancy LEAP coordinates service-learning activities and seeks tothrough grade eight. The greenhouse school is committed help create resilient, active citizens.to true, lasting, comprehensive reform in education Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Daniel Welch Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kim Kay HoltPhone: 978-745-4549 Phone: 781-572-6812Email: info@greenhouseschool.org Email: kimkayholt@gmail.comAddress: 145 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 Address: 2 Orchard Place, #2, Arlington, MA 02476Website: www.greenhouseschool.org Website: www.leaparlington.blogspot.com38 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 40. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSMETROLACROSSE, INC. NEWTON COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER (NCSC)Using lacrosse to inspire personal, athletic, and educational Strengthening communities through educational programssuccess among urban youth. and a network of support services.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): David Hoffman Volunteer Coordinator(s): Claire KashuckPhone: 617-288-9898 Phone: 617-969-5906 x210Email: dhoffman@metrolacrosse.com Email: ckashuck@ncscweb.orgAddress: 25 Thomson Place, First Floor, Boston, MA 02210 Address: 492 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA 02465Website: www.metrolacrosse.com Website: www.ncscweb.orgMORE THAN WORDS BOOKSTORE AND CAFE PHILLIPS BROOKS HOUSE ASSOCIATION (PBHA)More Than Words is a non-profit social enterprise that PBHA is a network of student-run service programs that aimempowers youth who are in the foster care system, court to empower communities and youth.involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14lives by taking charge of a business. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Edwin Hargate, Tara VenkatramanMinimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Phone: 617-495-5526Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bobby Nasson Email: ehargate@fas.harvard.edu,Phone: 781-788-0035 tara.venkatraman@gmail.comEmail: bobby@mtwyouth.org Address: Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138Address: 376 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453 Website: www.pbha.orgWebsite: www.mtwyouth.org PIERS PARK SAILING CENTERNANTUCKET BOYS GIRLS CLUB Our mission is to use Boston Harbor and the seas beyond toTo enable young people to reach their potential as productive, provide year-round recreational, educational, and personalcaring, and responsible citizens. growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bobby MartinVolunteer Coordinator(s): Justine Duncombe Phone: 617-561-6677Phone: 508-228-0158 Email: bmartin@piersparksailing.orgEmail: justine@nantucketboysandgirlsclub.org Address: 95 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA 02128Address: P.O. Box 269, Nantucket, MA 02554 Website: www.piersparksailing.orgWebsite: www.nantucketboysandgirlsclub.org PROJECT STEPNEW ENGLAND LEAGUE OF MIDDLE SCHOOLS Preparing Black and Latino musicians for success in(NELMS) classical music ensembles.Provides many services for learning about and implementing Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16developmentally appropriate practices. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Javier CaballeroMinimum Age for Volunteers: 18 Phone: 617-267-5777Volunteer Coordinator(s): Karin Wilmarth Email: info@projectstep.orgPhone: 978-887-6263 Address: Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue,Email: nelms@nelms.org Boston, MA 02115Address: 460 Boston Street, #4, Topsfield, MA 01983 Website: www.projectstep.orgWebsite: www.nelms.org THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 39
  • 41. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSREACH OUT AND READ SCIENCE CLUB FOR GIRLSPromoting literacy by giving books to children while teaching Building self-confidence, sisterhood, and science literacyparents the joy of reading. since 1994.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nora Murphy Volunteer Coordinator(s): Erika O’BannonPhone: 617-455-0657 Phone: 617-953-2293Email: nora.murphy@reachoutandread.org Email: eobannon@scienceclubforgirls.orgAddress: 56 Roland Street, Suite 100D, Boston, MA 02144 Address: 136 Magazine Street, Cambridge, MA 02139Website: www.reachoutandread.org Website: www.scienceclubforgirls.orgSCHOOL OF ROCK BOSTON STRONG WOMEN, STRONG GIRLS (SWSG)The School of Rock is the nation’s premiere performance- Creating communities of strong and successful womenbased music school for ages 6-18. today; supporting the strong women of tomorrow.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Anderson Mar Volunteer Coordinator(s): Amanda SprowPhone: 617-923-3434 Phone: 617-338-4833Email: amar@schoolofrock.com Email: asprow@swsg.orgAddress: 120 Elm Street, Watertown, MA 02472 Address: One Milk Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02109Website: www.schoolofrock.com/boston/main_school.php Website: www.swsg.org High school students support SMALL ARMY FOR A CAUSE and its BE BOLD, BE BALD! cancer fundraiser.40 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 42. TEEN VOICESTeen Voices supports and educates teen girls to amplify theirvoices and create social change through media.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sarah BinningPhone: 617-426-5505Email: hr@teenvoices.comAddress: 80 Summer Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02110Website: www.teenvoices.comTENACITY, INC.Building community through tennis one child at a time.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ross BloomPhone: 617-562-0900Email: volunteer@tenacity.orgAddress: 38 Everett Street, Boston, MA 02134Website: www.tenacity.orgTOBIN AFTER SCHOOLFor preschool through grade five, the Tobin Schoolnurtures and challenges the whole child to reach his/hermaximum potential. keith@gotomykeg.comVolunteer Coordinator(s): Stephanie BeaudetPhone: 781-444-5444Email: sbeaudet@btobinschool.orgAddress: 72 School Street, Needham, MA 02492Website: www.thetobinschool.orgWEST END HOUSE BOYS GIRLS CLUBInspiring and enabling youth from all backgrounds to realizetheir full potential.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kristin MorlokPhone: 617-787-4044Email: kmorlok@westendhouse.orgAddress: 105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134Website: www.westendhouse.orgYOUTH ENRICHMENT SERVICES, INC.Inspiring youth with activities that foster life-long respect.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Volunteer Coordinator(s): Diron MobleyPhone: 617-267-5877Email: volunteer@yeskids.orgAddress: 412 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118Website: www.yeskids.org
  • 43. Awards ScholarshipsAre you giving back to your community? Check outthe award and scholarship programs that rewardcivic-minded teens.BANK OF AMERICA STUDENT LEADERSIf you are a student with a passion for improving yourcommunity, we would like to help you turn that passioninto action. We are looking for leaders who are highschool juniors and seniors.Phone: 800-218-9946Address: 100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28255Website: www.bankofamerica.com/foundation/index.cfm?template=fd_studentleadersGATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS (GMS)GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive agood-through-graduation scholarship to use at any A residential treatmentcollege or university. program for adolescentsPhone: 877-690-4677 up through age 19 withAddress: P.O. Box 10500, Fairfax, VA 22031 co-occurring substanceWebsite: www.gmsp.org use disorder and psychiatric illness.PRINCETON PRIZE IN RACE RELATIONSThe Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to 877.412.3445 | www.mcleanlanding.org | Belmont, Massachusettsidentify and commend young people who are workingto increase understanding and mutual respect amongall races.Phone: 800-742-1036Email: pprize@princeton.edu subject tutoringAddress: P.O. Box 291, Princeton, NJ 08542 admissions consultationWebsite: www.princeton.edu/pprize standardized test prepPROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTESTThe Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites UnitedStates high school students to consider the concept ofpolitical courage by writing an essay on a U.S. electedofficial, who has chosen to do what is right, rather thanwhat is expedient.Phone: 617-514-1600Email: profiles@nara.gov Better tutors. Real results.Address: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, ColumbiaPoint, Boston, MA 02125Website: www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in- Harvard Square In-Home OnlineCourage-Essay-Contest.aspxTHE PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDSApplauds middle and high school students for outstandingservice to others at the local, state, and national level,and hopes to inspire others to think about how they mightcontribute to their communities. call us today at 617 395 4160Phone: 877-525-8491 to set up a free consultation at ourEmail: info@applyists.comAddress: International Scholarship and Tuition Services, office in harvard square or visit us at200 Crutchfield Avenue, Nashville, TN 3721042 | THEwww.spirit.prudential.comWebsite: TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 44. Thank Yous SPONSORS CONTRIBUTORSTeenlife would like to thank the following organizations that have provided their generoussupport of our 2011 Community Service Fair and our 2011 Guide to Community Service.Guide SponsorHOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURTHoughton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company and the world’s largest provider ofpre-K–12 educational products and solutions. HMH develops and delivers innovative, results-driven solutions that advance teacher effectiveness, improve student achievement, and fostercollaboration among all education stakeholders including administrators, teachers, parentsand students. With origins dating back to 1832, the Company also publishes an extensive lineof reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers.Website: www.hmhco.comGuide SupporterADVANTAGE TESTING OF BOSTONFor more than 20 years Advantage Testing has provided the highest quality private tutoring andtest preparation. Our students not only improve their test scores but also develop enduringacademic skills and confidence. Creating a positive environment that simultaneously challengesand supports, our tutors teach students to study not just intensively but effectively. AdvantageTesting’s philosophy extends beyond test taking to encompass the importance of communityservice. We are continually developing new programs that will help make Advantage Testingaccessible to all families.Contact: Daniel Kusik, DirectorAddress:10 Langley Road, Suite 403, Newton Centre, MA and 37 Concord Crossing,Concord, MAPhone: 617-630-8680Email: boston@advantagetesting.comWebsite: www.advantagetesting.com or advantagetesting.com/locations/bostonSponsorsAMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION, NEW ENGLAND (ACA)Thinking community service? Think Camp! New England’s summer camp clearinghouse and one-stop shop for “everything camp,” for campers, camps, camp professionals and the community, weare an educational non-profit at the center of the summer camp world in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI andVT. For help finding a camp or finding an answer to a camp question, contact us!Address: 80 Westview Street, Lexington, MA 02421Phone: 781-541-6080Email: camp@acanewengland.orgWebsite: www.ACANewEngland.org or visit www.facebook.com/ACANewEngland THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 43
  • 45. SPONSORS CONTRIBUTORS INTERNSHIP CONNECTION Internship Connection is an educational, school-to-career program that provides high school and college students, ages 15-23, with “real-world” work experience through Summer, Gap Year or Athletes in Service Internships in Boston and New York City. Students are able to live at home and work a part-time flexible schedule, leaving time for other activities. Through our proven process, students receive career guidance from counselors with Masters Degrees and learn the skills required when applying to jobs. We establish and supervise an internship with carefully chosen workplace mentors in the student’s field of interest. A program highlight is the mentor’s Letter of Recommendation that students include in their college and job applications. Contact: Dr. Carole Jabbawy Address: 17 Countryside Road, Newton, MA 02459 Phone: 617-796-9283 Email: carole@internshipconnection.com Website: www.internshipconnection.com MAINE ARTS CAMP Overnight camp offering two- or four-week sessions for 8-15 year-old boys and girls in a non- competitive, nurturing environment. Located on Unity College’s beautiful campus in Unity, Maine, the program focuses on visual and performing arts, technology, environmental education, and individual/lifetime sports. Activities include theater, dance, chorus, drawing and painting, jewelry, stained glass, pottery, sculpture, woodworking, photography, videography, robotics, rocketry, chess, culinary arts, creative writing, gardening, kayaking/canoeing, mountain biking, yoga, fitness, archery and martial arts. Contact: Rick Mades Address: P.O. Box 812076, Boca Raton, FL 33481 Phone: 561-865-4330 Email: info@maineartscamp.com Website: www.maineartscamp.com MIDDLEBURY-MONTEREY LANGUAGE ACADEMY (MMLA) MMLA is a four-week summer language immersion program for students who have completed grades seven through twelve. The Academy takes place each summer on select college campuses around the country, which adds to the immersion experience while preparing students for college life. Languages available for the summer of 2011 are: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Contact: Jamie Northrup Address: 152 Maple Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 Phone: 802-443-2900 Email: mmla.info@middlebury.edu Website: www.mmla.middlebury.edu THE PRINCETON REVIEW We offer a personalized prep experience that fits your learning style, schedule, and budget. Our smart, enthusiastic, innovative instructors are rigorously trained and completely dedicated to helping you succeed. Whether you work with a Private Tutor or enroll in a Classroom Course, your instructor will impart the knowledge, techniques and confidence you need to get your best score. All of our programs are available in person or online. Address: 1340 Centre Street, Suite 104, Newton, MA 02459 Phone: 800-273-8439 Website: www.princetonreview.com44 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 46. SPONSORS CONTRIBUTORSREIREI’s passion for the outdoors runs deep. Our core purpose is to inspire, educate and outfit peoplefor a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Stewardship is our commitment to get peopleoutside and leading healthy active lives, caring for our planet by protecting shared natural spaces,and engaging others in making a difference. Stewardship is also how we operate the co-op, findingways to improve the environmental performance of our business while we strive to generate positiveenvironmental, social and financial results. Our employees in our retail stores, distribution centers andheadquarters each play an important role in our efforts through volunteering through service projects,recycling, identifying opportunities for efficiencies in our operations, and much more.Phone: 800-426-4840Website: www.rei.comUNITED PLANETUnited Planet offers the Biggest Adventure of a Lifetime. Volunteering abroad opens minds, hearts,and worlds. Volunteers live with families, provide vital services to people in need, and forge bonds thatlast a lifetime. From 1 to 52 weeks in any of 40 countries: Gap Year, Summer, Spring Break. We’re arespected non-profit known for care and respect; we offer great support, training, and reasonable fees.CNN calls us “an organization to change the world!”Address: 11 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116Phone: 800-292-2316Email: quest@unitedplanet.orgWebsite: www.unitedplanet.orgVERITAS TUTORSLocated in Harvard Square, Veritas Tutors provides high-quality subject tutoring, test preparation,and admissions consulting to Greater Boston students. The Veritas tutors take a holistic educationalapproach, encouraging academic growth from each and every student.Address: 1132 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138Phone: 877-265-6582Email: info@veritutors.comWebsite: www.veritutors.comVISIONS SERVICE ADVENTURESSince 1989, VISIONS Service Adventures has set the standard for international and domesticcommunity service programs for students. Summer programs blend ambitious service, culturalimmersion and adventure. We live in the heart of under-resourced communities in locationsaround the world, completing construction and non-construction projects. We work and socializewith local people and also set aside time for travel and exploration. High school and middle schoolprograms available. French or Spanish language immersion in some locations.Address: 321 East Main Street, Suite 426, Bozeman, MT 59715Phone: 800-813-9283Email: info@visionsserviceadventures.comWebsite: www.visionsserviceadventures.com THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 45
  • 47. SPONSORS CONTRIBUTORS Entertainment Sponsor BRISTOL RECORDING VOICE STUDIOS Bristol Recording Voice Studios is a leading Audio Recording/Production Studio and Artist Development/Management company with a 25-year history of helping singers and aspiring audio engineers/producers achieve their goals in the music industry. Services include: recording, artist development, music production, voice and performance training, dance classes, artist management and more. Clients include Jada (Universal Motown), The Dropkick Murphys (Warner), New Kids On The Block (Interscope) and more! Address: 169 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Phone: 617-247-8689 Email: info@bristolstudios.com Website: www.bristolstudios.com Media Sponsors WGBH/HIGH SCHOOL QUIZ SHOW Who will win this year’s battle of the brains? Starting February 13 at 7 p.m. on WGBH 2, join host Billy Costa for the second season of High School Quiz Show. The fast-paced academic game show puts 16 eastern Massachusetts public high schools in the spotlight, competing in qualifying matches, six playoff matches and an eastern Massachusetts championship. The winners then face off in a statewide championship against the western Massachusetts public school winners of As Schools Match Wits, a co-production of WGBY and Westfield State University. Major sponsorship for High School Quiz Show is provided by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Safety Insurance, Comcast, and Massachusetts Teachers Association. Phone: 617-300-5400 Website: www.wgbh.org/quizshow WICKEDLOCAL.COM With more than 160 Wicked Local community sites, we’ve got you covered. Our Wicked Local sites cover the stories that matter most to you and your family, but this online community destination is so much more than that. We like to think of Wicked Local as a collection of voices. It is a place to comment on stories, contribute your ideas, read blogs, view videos, and get involved. Get inspired, informed and empowered in just one click. Website: www.wickedlocal.com Venue Sponsor THE MALL AT CHESTNUT HILL The Mall at Chestnut Hill is an upscale, two-level center located in the Chestnut Hill section of Newton. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s in two locations, with the Women’s store located at the west end and the Men’s and Home Furnishings stores anchoring the east end, the center features over 60 specialty boutiques and three excellent restaurants. Address: 199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Phone: 617-965-3038 Website: www.simon.com46 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 48. SPONSORS CONTRIBUTORSSupporting ExhibitorsASPIRE BY APITrek through jungles, climb volcanoes, and volunteer in Costa Rica! Practice your soccer skills atthe home of the Italian national team! Brush up on French, Irish, Italian, or Spanish language andculture and potentially earn college credit before graduating high school! The opportunity is yours—experience the world with Aspire by API!Contact: Courtney LinkAddress: 301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746Phone: 512-600-8921Email: Courtney@aspirebyapi.comWebsite: www.aspirebyapi.comCAMP STANLEYCamp Stanley at Matoaka is a two-week co-educational New England performing and visual artscamp located in beautiful Smithfield, Maine on East Pond. Camp Stanley devises an original showusing the Total Theatre process. In two weeks, Camp Stanley campers conceptualize, improvise,write, act, sing, dance, clown, shoot and edit their way to success. The end result is a creative,cohesive and inspired show our community shares with family and friends at the conclusion of camp.Address: One Huntington Avenue, Suite 309, Boston, MA 02116Phone: 518-588-7146Email: info@mycampstanley.comWebsite: www.mycampstanley.comCHILD AND ADOLESCENT PROGRAMS, MCLEAN HOSPITAL, A HARVARD MEDICAL AFFILIATEHelping young people and their families cope with psychiatric illness and substance abuse issues.We offer a full spectrum of mental health services: acute inpatient, partial hospitalization, short-and long-term residential, outpatient treatment, and specialized schools and camp.Address: 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478Phone: 617-855-2000Email: mcleaninfo@mclean.harvard.eduWebsite: www.mclean.harvard.edu/patient/child/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROGRAM (ESP)The Environmental Science Program is a unique science camp for girls and boys entering grades 7-10.Students learn about the environment by hiking, biking, canoeing, doing an environmental cleanupproject, and climbing Mt. Washington. From July 5-28 at Bowen School; cost: $1,095.Contact: David Backer, Executive DirectorPhone: 617-969-0288Email: contact@newtonenvisci.orgWebsite: www.newtonenvisci.orgEQUALAPPEqualApp is an online college admissions counseling program, developed by former Ivy Leagueadmissions officers, that improves applicants’ chances of getting into college. EqualApp provideslessons and interactive application tools—and connects high school students and parents withformer college admissions officers and current college students who offer personalized guidanceand inside knowledge.Phone: 914-262-2005Email: info@equalapp.comWebsite: www.equalapp.com THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 47
  • 49. SPONSORS CONTRIBUTORS KOSIEROWSKI EDUCATION GROUP (KEG) Thrive at home, school and work, with Kosierowski Education Group (KEG). Supporting families and children to thrive! Specialties: Reducing family stress, supporting ADHD, College Admissions, Organize Students at home and for success at school (spring 2011). Consider our 2-hour ADHD Mini- course and intensive college planning camps (See the “College Express”). Keith is a Certified School Counselor and a life coach. Complimentary consultations. Scholarships available. Contact: Keith Kosierowski Address: 5 Craig Lane, Hingham, MA 02043 Phone: 781-214-0524 Email: keithkos1@gmail.com Website: www.gotomykeg.com POPP ASSOCIATES COLLEGE COUNSELING We provide expert college admissions guidance to students of all ages. Our comprehensive services and flexible appointment scheduling (including weekends) offer clients a competitive advantage throughout the college application process. Please contact us today to set up your free consultation! Contact: Mindy Popp Address: 354 Washington Street, Suite 225, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 Phone: 781-859-9116 Email: mpopp@poppandassociates.com Website: www.poppandassociates.com THE EDUCATION COOPERATIVE (TEC) Explore your career options. Internships are not just for college students. Opportunities for high school students exist as well. The Education Cooperative (TEC) offers a unique opportunity to all students who have completed two years of high school. TEC’s internship programs provide a meaningful experience in a supervised professional environment, ensuring that students are able to realize their potential. Address: 1112 High Street, P.O. Box 186, Dedham, MA 02027 Phone: 781-326-2473 Email: tec@tec-coop.org Website: www.tec-coop.org TRAVEL FOR TEENS Travel for Teens believes teen travel should be both fun and enriching. We visit the best of the mainstream attractions with opportunities to explore from a less touristy perspective. Our programs feature choice in what you do, see, and experience, a dynamic that sets us apart from others. Contact: Ned Clark Address: 900 West Valley Road, Suite 300, Wayne, PA 19087 Phone: 888-457-4534 Email: info@travelforteens.com Website: www.travelforteens.com ZODDA COLLEGE SERVICES Judy Zodda opens a world of possibilities for all college-bound students. She also has a successful record with student athletes, those with learning differences, and creative and performing arts students. Contact: Judy Zodda Address: 2 Willowbrook Drive, Framingham, MA 01702 Phone: 508-872-1947 Email: judy@zoddacollegeservices.com Website: www.zoddacollegeservices.com48 | THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 50. SPONSORS CONTRIBUTORSContributorsAnd we would also like to thank the following organizations for their support.AMERASPORTAmerasport is the premier sports merchandise outfitter in America. Leading colleges and schools,top athletic programs, and camps steeped in tradition turn to us for branded apparel and bags. Why?Because we deliver an exceptional product quickly, at a great value and with a close eye to detail.Amerasport turns customers into fans.Website: www.amerasport.comBOLOCOBoloco is a Boston-based chain of 16 restaurants throughout New England that serve traditionaland inspired burritos, bowls, salads, smoothies, and shakes using a blend of bold, inspiring andoften unexpected ingredients. Boloco was the first chain of restaurants in New England to becomeCertified Green™ by the Green Restaurant Association.Website: www.boloco.com, twitter.com/boloco, facebook.com/bolocoPHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN WANGWebsite: www.flickr.com/photos/simpleseeEmail: simplesee@gmail.comSINO LANGUAGE GATEWAYOur unique programs provide worldwide students ages 8-18 an opportunity to learn Chinese in China,experience the rich culture, and explore the country.Contact(s): Anna YuPhone: 866-WITH-SLGEmail: info@sinolanguage.comAddress: P.O. Box 23634, San Jose, CA 95153Website: www.sinolanguage.orgSYLVAN LEARNING CENTERSylvan Learning is the leading tutoring provider for students of all ages and skill levels. Sylvan’scertified instructors provide in-center and online individualized instruction in reading, writing,mathematics, study skills and college test prep.Phone: 888-EDUCATEEmail: brookline@sylvan-ne.comAddress: 1626 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446Website: www.educate.comYOUNG BROADCASTERS OF AMERICA (YBA)Want to host your own TV show? Young Broadcasters of America can show you how. YBA producesnightly webcasts, and offers on camera training to kids under the age of 19.Phone: 508-650-2000Website: www.youngbroadcasters.com THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 49
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  • 52. Index There are thousands of community service opportunities across the country and Index the world. We hope that the Greater Boston organizations featured in this Guide to Community Service will help you get started on your journey. NON-PROFITS—ALPHABETICAL 7 Boston Mobilization 29 ACE (Alternatives for Community Environment) 22 Boston Rescue Mission (BRM) 26 ACEing Autism 36 Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem 35 Adoption Foster Care Mentoring (AFC Mentoring) 27 Bridgewell 35 America Scores New England, Inc. (ASNE) 27 Brookline Quest 6 American Cancer Society 9 Brookline Senior Center 6 American Diabetes Association 11 Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc. 15 American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) 36 Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) 11 American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay 11 Catholic Charities of Boston 11 Animal Rescue League of Boston 27 Challenge Unlimited, Inc. 29 Appalachian Mountain Club 30 Charles River Boat Clean-up 26 ARC of East Middlesex (EMARC) 27 The Charles River Center 27 ARC of Greater Boston 31 Charles River Conservancy 35 Arlington Boys Girls Club 12 Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center 15 Arlington Center for the Arts 36 Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) 35 Arlington Enrichment Collaborative 17 Citi Performing Arts Center Education Department 15 ArtCorps 33 City Mission Society—Boston Urban Outreach (CMS) 6 Arthritis Foundation, Massachusetts Chapter 36 The City School 16 Artists For Humanity (AFH) 36 City Year Boston 16 ArtsBoston 36 CitySprouts 16 ArtSpan 33 Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) 35 Ashokas Youth Venture 36 Community Boating, Inc. (CBI) 16 Asian American Civic Association (AACA) 7 Community Dialogues 6 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 12 Community Servings New England Chapter 22 Cradles to Crayons 7 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 27 Creative Living, Inc. 22 Belmont Food Pantry 37 CYCLE Kids, Inc. 27 Best Buddies Massachusetts 12 Dare Family Services 19 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) 17 DeCordova School Summer Program 22 Beverly Bootstraps Community Services, Inc.— 10 Discovering Whats Next Tom Gifford Food Pantry 20 Dog B.O.N.E.S. Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts 25 Big Brother Big Sister Foundation 33 DoSomething.org 25 Big Sister Association of Greater Boston 12 East End House 35 Bikes Not Bombs 12 Ellis Memorial 36 Birthday Wishes 24 Empower Dalit Women of Nepal (EDWON) 30 Blue Hills Trailside Museum 10 Ethos 20 Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) 12 Families for Depression Awareness 16 Boston Ballet Volunteer Association 12 Fenway Health GLBT Helpline Peer Listening Line 7 Boston Bikes 31 First Hand Projects 16 Boston By Foot 31 The Food Project 32 Boston Cares 33 Foundation for MetroWest 17 Boston International Film Festival (BIFF) 31 Friends of the Blue Hills 17 Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) 27 Friendship Circle 7 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk 22 Gaining Ground THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 51
  • 53. Index 31 Garden in the Woods 39 Nantucket Boys Girls Club 37 Gateways: Access to Jewish Education 32 The Natick Community Organic Farm 20 Girls LEAP Self-Defense 28 National Alliance on Mental Illness 37 Good Sports of Massachusetts (NAMI) 26 Got Books Inc. 10 The Neville Center at Fresh Pond 22 The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) 19 New Art Center 37 Greater Lawrence Community Boating 32 New England Aquarium 28 Greater Waltham ARC 21 New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) 38 The Greenhouse School 39 New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS) 31 Greenschools 39 Newton Community Service Center (NCSC) 25 Growth Through Learning 11 Northeast Animal Shelter 12 Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston 10 North Hill 31 Hale Reservation 23 North Shore Community Action Programs (NSCAP) 23 Haley House 34 North Shore Teen Initiative (NSTI) 20 Health Education Services, Inc. of Massachusetts 13 North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Cancer Walk/Run 20 Health Quarters—Northeastern Massachusetts 13 OASIS 20 Healthworks Foundation 23 On The Rise, Inc. 23 Heifer International—Northeast Office 23 One Family Inc. 38 Hill House 28 Outdoor Explorations 17 HOME, Inc. 8 Ovations for the Cure 20 Hope in Bloom, Inc. (HIB) 9 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge 23 Horizons for Homeless Children 9 Par Fore the Cure/The Golf Ball 13 Hospitality Homes 28 Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD), Mentor Match 13 Housing Nantucket 25 Partners In Development, Inc. (PID) 18 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) 34 People Making a Difference (PMD) 25 Invisible Children 39 Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) 38 The Jewish Community Centers (JCC) of Greater Boston— 39 Piers Park Sailing Center Youth Literacy Corps 10 Pine Knoll Nursing Center 28 Jewish Family Childrens Service (JFCS) 9 Project Bread—The Walk for Hunger 38 John M. Barry Boys Girls Club of Newton 39 Project Step 38 Leadership Enrichment Adventure Project (LEAP) 19 Prozdor of Hebrew College 7 The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 14 REACH Beyond Domestic Violence—PAVEnet Massachusetts Chapter 40 Reach Out and Read 10 Little Brothers—Friends of the Elderly 14 Room to Grow 13 Lowell Alliance for Families and Neighborhoods 32 Roots Shoots New England 18 Lyric Stage Company 34 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)/Rotary 18 Mary Ferrell Foundation International District 7930 31 Massachusetts Audubon Society 14 Salem Main Streets Initiative 28 Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) 23 Salvation Army 20 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) 14 Samaritans, Inc. 25 Medical Missions for Children (MMFC) 11 Save A Dog 7 Melanoma Education Foundation 40 School of Rock Boston 8 Melanoma Foundation of New England 40 Science Club For Girls 39 MetroLacrosse, Inc. 21 Small Army for a Cause—Be Bold, Be Bald! 8 Minga 15 Social Capital Inc. 39 More Than Words Bookstore and Cafe 28 Special Olympics Massachusetts 11 MSPCA—Angell 26 Sport in Society 8 Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central New England 15 St. Francis House 18 Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) 23 StandUp For Kids—Boston 19 Museum of Science (MOS) 40 Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) 21 Strongest Link AIDS Services, Inc.52 | THE TEENLIFE GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 54. Index 9 Susan G. Komen for the Cure—Massachusetts Boston 32 Tanglewood 4H Camp and Learning Center 35 Adoption Foster Care Mentoring 41 Teen Voices 6 American Diabetes Association 34 TELEM: Jewish Youth Making a Difference Together 11 Animal Rescue League of Boston 41 Tenacity, Inc. 29 Appalachian Mountain Club 28 Tennis SERVES 16 Artists For Humanity 19 Theatre Company of Saugus 16 ArtsBoston 21 the MA Outdoor Volunteer Experience (theMOVE) 35 Ashokas Youth Venture 41 Tobin After School 16 Asian American Civic Association 29 Triangle 7 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 32 The Trustees of Reservations—Appleton Farms 27 Best Buddies Massachusetts 15 United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley 19 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 24 Victory Programs ReVision Urban Farm 25 Big Sister Association of Greater Boston 35 The Volunteer Family 16 Boston Ballet Volunteer Association 35 Wayland Recreation Department 7 Boston Bikes 24 Wellspring House 16 Boston By Foot 41 West End House Boys Girls Club 32 Boston Cares 19 WGBH Educational Foundation 17 Boston International Film Festival (BIFF) 29 Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc. (W.F.T.E.) 17 Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) 11 Wolf Hollow 22 Boston Rescue Mission (BRM) 24 The Womens Lunch Place 11 Catholic Charities of Boston 32 World Computer Exchange 17 Citi Performing Arts Center Education Department 32 World Wide Waldens 33 City Mission Society—Boston Urban Outreach 15 YMCA of Greater Boston: Oak Square 36 City Year Boston 15 YMCA of Greater Boston: Waltham 33 Combined Jewish Philanthropies 41 Youth Enrichment Services, Inc. 36 Community Boating, Inc. 19 ZUMIX, Inc. 12 Ellis Memorial 12 Fenway Health GLBT Helpline Peer Listening Line NON-PROFITS—BY LOCATION 20 Girls LEAP Self-Defense 22 Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)Allston 12 Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston 41 West End House Boys Girls Club 23 Haley House 38 Hill HouseAndover 27 Challenge Unlimited, Inc. 13 Hospitality Homes 27 Creative Living, Inc. 18 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) 18 Lyric Stage CompanyArlington 20 Massachusetts General Hospital 35 Arlington Boys Girls Club 39 MetroLacrosse, Inc. 15 Arlington Center for the Arts 18 Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) 35 Arlington Enrichment Collaborative 19 Museum of Science (MOS) 38 Leadership Enrichment Adventure Project (LEAP) 32 New England AquariumBelmont 21 New England Baptist Hospital 22 Belmont Food Pantry 23 One Family Inc. 28 Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Mentor MatchBeverly 34 People Making a Difference (PMD) 22 Beverly Bootstraps Community Services, Inc.— Tom Gifford Food Pantry 39 Project Step 20 Health Education Services, Inc. of Massachusetts 40 Reach Out and Read 20 Health Quarters—Northeastern Massachusetts 14 Room to Grow 32 The Trustees of Reservations—Appleton Farms 32 Roots Shoots New England 34 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)/Billerica Rotary International District 7930 13 OASIS THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 53
  • 55. Index 23 Salvation Army Danvers 14 Samaritans, Inc. 21 Strongest Link AIDS Services, Inc. 21 Small Army for a Cause—Be Bold, Be Bald! Dedham 26 Sport in Society 20 Hope in Bloom, Inc. 15 St. Francis House 23 StandUp For Kids—Boston Dorchester 40 Strong Women, Strong Girls 36 The City School 9 Susan G. Komen for the Cure—Massachusetts 20 Healthworks Foundation 41 Teen Voices 24 Victory Programs ReVision Urban Farm 34 TELEM: Jewish Youth Making a Difference Together East Boston 41 Tenacity, Inc. 39 Piers Park Sailing Center 15 United Way of Massachusetts Bay Merrimack Valley 9 Project Bread—The Walk for Hunger 35 The Volunteer Family 19 ZUMIX, Inc. 19 WGBH Educational Foundation Framingham 24 The Womens Lunch Place 6 American Cancer Society 41 Youth Enrichment Services, Inc. 30 Charles River Boat Clean-upBoxford 31 Garden in the Woods 29 Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc. (W.F.T.E) GloucesterBrighton 24 Wellspring House 27 ARC of Greater Boston Holbrook 22 Cradles to Crayons 25 Big Brother Big Sister Foundation 15 YMCA of Greater Boston: Oak Square HullBrookline 32 World Computer Exchange 7 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk 27 Brookline Quest Ipswich 9 Brookline Senior Center 15 ArtCorps 18 Mary Ferrell FoundationCambridge 25 Partners In Development, Inc. 11 American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay 11 Wolf Hollow 20 Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) 7 Boston Mobilization Jamaica Plain 36 Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) 35 America Scores New England, Inc. 31 Charles River Conservancy 35 Bikes Not Bombs 36 Child Care Resource Center 12 Community Servings 36 CitySprouts 10 Ethos 37 CYCLE Kids, Inc. 17 HOME, Inc. 12 East End House 10 Little Brothers—Friends of the Elderly 10 The Neville Center at Fresh Pond 11 MSPCA—Angell 23 On The Rise, Inc. Lawrence 39 Phillips Brooks House Association 37 Greater Lawrence Community Boating 40 Science Club For Girls Lexington 21 the MA Outdoor Volunteer Experience (theMOVE) 16 ArtSpanCharlestown Lincoln 12 Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center 17 DeCordova School Summer ProgramChestnut Hill 31 Massachusetts Audubon Society 27 Friendship Circle 31 The Food ProjectConcord 32 World Wide Waldens 22 Gaining Ground Lowell 8 Melanoma Foundation of New England 13 Lowell Alliance for Families and Neighborhoods54 | THE TEENLIFE GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 56. IndexLynn Newton Centre 27 Bridgewell 36 Birthday Wishes 28 Tennis SERVESMalden 29 Triangle Newtonville 19 New Art CenterMansfield 31 Greenschools North Waltham 24 Empower Dalit Women of Nepal (EDWON)Marblehead 34 North Shore Teen Initiative (NSTI) Peabody 9 Par Fore the Cure/The Golf Ball 7 Melanoma Education Foundation 23 North Shore Community Action ProgramsMarlborough 28 Special Olympics Massachusetts Quincy 37 Good SportsMedford 25 Growth Through Learning Reading 28 Outdoor Explorations 26 ARC of East MiddlesexMelrose Roxbury 28 Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress 29 ACE (Alternatives for Community Environment) 7 Community DialoguesMilton 30 Blue Hills Trailside Museum 12 Dare Family Services 31 Friends of the Blue Hills 23 Horizons for Homeless ChildrenNantucket Rutland 13 Housing Nantucket 23 Heifer International—Northeast Office 39 Nantucket Boys Girls Club Salem 36 Boys and Girls Club of Greater SalemNatick 33 Foundation for MetroWest 11 Northeast Animal Shelter 32 The Natick Community Organic Farm 13 North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Cancer Walk/Run 8 Ovations for the Cure 14 Salem Main Streets Initiative 7 The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 38 The Greenhouse School Massachusetts Chapter SaugusNeedham 19 Theatre Company of Saugus 6 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Scituate New England Chapter 20 Dog B.O.N.E.S. Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts 10 North Hill 9 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Sudbury 27 The Charles River Center 11 Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc. 41 Tobin After School 31 First Hand Projects 11 Save A DogNewton 15 American Jewish Historical Society Topsfield 6 Arthritis Foundation, Massachusetts Chapter 39 New England League of Middle Schools 10 Discovering Whats Next Waltham 37 Gateways: Access to Jewish Education 12 Families for Depression Awareness 38 The Jewish Community Centers (JCC) 28 Greater Waltham ARC of Greater Boston-Youth Literacy Corps 28 Jewish Family Childrens Service 38 John M. Barry Boys Girls Club of Newton 38 More Than Words Bookstore and Cafe 8 Minga 8 Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central New England 19 Prozdor of Hebrew College 14 REACH Beyond Domestic Violence—PAVEnet 15 YMCA of Greater Boston: Waltham THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 55
  • 57. IndexWatertown 44 Internship Connection 40 School of Rock Boston 48 Kosierowski Education Group (KEG)Wayland 46 The Mall at Chestnut Hill 35 Wayland Recreation Department 44 Maine Arts Camp 44 Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (MMLA)West Newton 49 Photography by John Wang 17 Boston Jewish Film Festival 48 Popp Associates College Consulting 39 Newton Community Service Center 44 The Princeton ReviewWest Roxbury 45 REI 26 ACEing Autism 49 Sino Language Gateway 49 Sylvan Learning CenterWestwood 31 Hale Reservation 48 The Education Cooperative (TEC) 48 Travel for TeensWilmington 45 United Planet 26 Got Books Inc. 45 Veritas TutorsWoburn 45 Visions Service Adventures 25 Medical Missions for Children (MMFC) 46 WGBH/High School Quiz Show 28 National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts 46 Wickedlocal.com 15 Social Capital Inc. 49 Young Broadcasters of America (YBA) 48 Zodda College ServicesWrentham 10 Pine Knoll Nursing Center ADVERTISERSLincolnville, Maine 32 Tanglewood 4H Camp and Learning Center 9 American Camp Association (ACA) 24 Aspire by APINew York, New York 24 Bristol Recording Voice Studios 33 DoSomething.org 24 Camp StanleySan Diego, California 42 Child and Adolescent Programs, McClean Hospital, 25 Invisible Children a Harvard Affiliate 14 The Education Cooperative (TEC) 14 Environmental Science Program (ESP) AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS 41 EqualApp 42 Bank of America Student Leaders C4 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 42 Gates Millennium Scholars 9 Internship Connection 42 Princeton Prize in Race Relations 41 Kosierowski Education Group (KEG) 42 Profile in Courage Essay Contest 1 Maine Arts Camp 42 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 29 The Mall at Chestnut Hill 2 Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (MMLA) SPONSORS CONTRIBUTORS 14 Popp Associates College Consulting 43 American Camp Association (ACA) 8 The Princeton Review 43 Advantage Testing of Boston 1 REI 49 Amerasport 17 Rentals Unlimited 47 Aspire by API 14 Sino Language Gateway 49 Boloco 14 Sylvan Learning Center 46 Bristol Recording Voice Studios 17,29,50 TeenLife 47 Camp Stanley 29 Travel for Teens 47 Child and Adolescent Programs, McClean Hospital, 2 United Planet a Harvard Affiliate 42 Veritas Tutors 47 Environmental Science Program (ESP) xx Visions Service Adventures 47 EqualApp C2 WGBH/High School Quiz Show 43 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt C3 Wicked Local 42 Zodda College Services 56 | THE TEENLIFE GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
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