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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 $60 millionto support cancer research.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Danielle GrossmanPhone: 617-632-5029Email: danielle_grossman@dfci.harvard.eduAddress: 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor,Brookline, MA 02445Website: www.jimmyfundwalk.orgBOSTON MOBILIZATIONA community organization that engages young peopleusing social issues as a point of reference.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Copyright ©2010 theMOVEVolunteer Coordinator(s): Christopher MessingerPhone: 617-492-5599Email: christopher@bostonmobilization.orgAddress: 30 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02130Website: www.bostonmobilization.orgCOMMUNITY DIALOGUESPromoting interracial acceptance and understanding in Boston.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kathryn Henderson Students on a volunteer farming trip organizedPhone: 617-585-5423 by theMOVE, pick basil to support the women’sEmail: dialogues@ywcaboston.org shelter at ReVision House in Dorchester, MA.Address: 88 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119Website: www.ywcaboston.org/dialogues THE TEENLIFE 2011 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE | 7
  9. 9. NO MATTER COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, MELANOMA FOUNDATION OF NEW ENGLAND !#$%#%#(#()*(%+# 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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