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This guide includes more than 50 non-profits in the Greater Boston area with community service opportunities for teens and their families. Categories include: advocacy for a cause, health and …

This guide includes more than 50 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, and promoting volunteerism.

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  • 1. 2 0 1 2 FREE GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON W W W. T E E N L I F E . C O M | F R E E200 non-profitopportunities for studentsThe BENEFITS ofteen volunteering A T E E N L I F E M E D I A P U B L I C AT I O N
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  • 4. Presenting TeenLife’s2012 Guide to CommunityService in Greater Boston!The only free, comprehensiveresource of its kind. oodwill. Helping in the breakthrough moments can happen anywhere. service ■ adventure ■ language ■ life skills community. Even fulfilling 1.800.321.4353 ■ community service hours required to graduate. These are all reasons for teens to be actively doing community service work. And that’s not to mention the many other benefits of doing so.Students who get involved with an organization they arepassionate about grow socially and emotionally, buildcharacter, and discover how their time and energy actuallycontributes to the wider world around them. A positivevolunteer experience cannot only be life changing, but it canalso be a tremendous addition to a college application.That’s why each year TeenLife gets so excited to produce itsannual Guide to Community Service in Greater Boston. Flipthrough its pages, and parents and teens like you can easilyfind up to 200 non-profits in Metro Boston who need teenvolunteers!From working with a homeless shelter to using your teenvoice at the legislative level, our guide lists a wide variety ofnon-profits in 12 different categories. Each listing includes amission statement, volunteer coordinator, and web address.So, the research is all done for you.Plus, our student-friendly feature written by teen author LizSuneby highlights how students can get started and the many Because an allowance doesn’t coverways teens can easily get involved (page 4). cars, college or a new phone.TeenLife strongly encourages teen volunteering. We hope New jobs posted every minute. Find yours today.our comprehensive guide leads you to a world of unexploredopportunities. And please, let us know about your charitable Millions of families nationwideefforts. We are always looking for teens who want to share visit looking for babysitters,their experiences “making a difference.” We can feature your tutors, dog walkers and more. Join now for FREE atstory on our site or in our upcoming guides, just like Maddie Flexible hours!MacWilliams and Karly Oettgens Student Profiles on Occasional or part-time jobs Free promotional toolspages 8 and 21. * To join, you must be at least 17 years old andMarie, Schwartz, President & Founder, TeenLife Media, LLC legally eligible to work in the United
  • 5. Two Exciting Summer ProgramsR U Ready? 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON2012 High School Marie Schwartz, President & FounderReadiness Program MARKETING Cara Ferragamo Murray, Vice President of Marketing & July 8 - August 11 Communications Camille Heidebrecht, Director of Marketing & Managing Editor Join us for a unique summer Kimberly Spector Wolf, Marketing Manager program for rising 9th graders incorporating academic SALES preparation and enrichment, Dina Creiger, Director of Sales, theatre or athletics into one Amy Barnett, Account Executive, exciting, cost effective Jeanne Kelley, Account Executive, 5-week session. Cindy Tessman, Account Executive, High school readiness OPERATIONS equals high school success. Ellie Boynton, Vice President of Operations Anh-Thu Huynh, Manager of Operations & Customer Service Jesse Burns, Customer Service & Research RepresentativeJoin us EDITORIAL Liz Suneby, Contributing Writeron the river... ART & PRODUCTION Kathryn Tilton, Designer TheConnecticut PUBLISHED BY TeenLife Media, LLC 1330 Beacon St., Suite 268, Brookline, MA 02446 River June 13 - July 2 July 8 - July 27 (617) 277-5120, Copyright © 2012 by TeenLife Media, LLC A summer expedition on the Published by TeenLife Media, LLC, Brookline, Massachusetts river for high school students exploring the critical topics of LIMIT OF LIABILITY environmental stewardship, 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 global citizenship and listed. We edit the descriptions only to achieve a consistent format. TL American society today. 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 before making any commitments. 603-286-1758 Trademarks: TeenLife Media, LLC and related trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of TeenLife and/or its affiliates in the United States and may not be used without written permission.
  • 6. Table of Contents 42 MAKE A DIFFERENCE: PUT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 4 YOUR TEEN ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM TO WORK! Recognition of Sponsors & Contributors to the 2012 TeenLife LIVE! Community Service Fair & Expo. The author highlights the many benefits of community service work and how teens can easily get involved. INDEX By Liz Suneby 52 52 Non-Profits—Alphabetical 53 Non-Profits—By Location STUDENT PROFILE 8 56 Sponsors, Contributors Maddie MacWilliams shares how community & Advertisers service work has become her lifelong goal.11 NON-PROFIT LISTINGS 11 Advocacy for a Cause 15 Aging With Dignity 16 Animal Rights & Rescue 16 Community Resources 21 Cultural Organizations 23 Health & Well-Being 24 Homelessness & Hunger 27 International Relief 28 People with Disabilities 30 Preserving the Environment 33 Promoting Volunteerism 34 Youth STUDENT PROFILE21 Karly Oettgen describes what inspires her most when volunteering.Cover Photo: Teen Students giving back to the community on a PEOPLEvolunteers handing out TO PEOPLE Leadership Summit—Service in Actiongoodies to 5K runners Program in New Orleans. See listing on page 49.during the MITOACTIONEnergy Walk & 5K Run.
  • 7. Make a Difference: Put Your Teen Energy and Enthusiasm to Work! by Liz Suneby “A LT H O U G H T H E W O R L D IS FULL OF SUFFERING, IT IS FULL ALSO O F T H E O V E R C O M I N G O F I T. ” Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) This quote from Helen Keller—author, political activist, But, by working with others to help chip away at universallecturer, and the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor problems, you can have a positive impact on the world, as well.of Arts degree—is one of my favorites. It inspires me to takeresponsibility for repairing the world and it gives me hope thatI can make a difference. Accept responsibility as a citizen of the world Whether you choose to focus on people, animals, or the TeenLife developed this guide to inspire you to make the environment, there are countless ways to make a a better place and to provide you with practical advice In fact, there are so many problems in the world that it’s naturalfor doing so. If you are not sure where to begin, this guide will to question whether you can actually have a positive you get going. If you already have ideas, this guide will Don’t get stymied. Accept responsibility for doing your part.give you new ones to consider. Lend a hand. It feels goodto do good. Gain a sense of empowermentWHY COMMIT TO COMMUNITY SERVICE? Service gives you the chance to develop your leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills, as well as an overallMany middle and high schools require community service as sense of accomplishment. It broadens your worldview anda condition of graduation. Whether or not your school does, even has the potential to introduce you to career choices.service offers many benefits—to others as well as to yourself. Appreciate all that you have Make the world a little better As a busy student, it is easy to obsess about the very realYes, you can single-handedly improve the lives of others. pressures you face. But seeing firsthand the challengesConsider the impact of helping an elderly neighbor who no others face and the ways people overcome their challengeslonger can handle yard work, grocery shopping, or simply provides valuable perspective for your own life.reading the Sunday newspaper. Or how you could brightenthe days of children in the hospital by making cards, craft kits,and playlists of upbeat tunes. Or the importance of providing Strengthen your college applicationessentials to families in need by donating books, school In-depth service experiences make you a more multi-supplies, and clothing to a local shelter. dimensional and interesting person and consequently, a stronger candidate for acceptance. College admissionsOther issues are too big for any one person to overcome alone, officers see through checklist or superficial involvement,like saving animals from extinction, curing genetic diseases, so discover your philanthropic priorities and pursue themreversing global warming, or ensuring access to clean water. with passion.4 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 8. GETTING STARTED Even if you are committed to the idea of community Favorite school subjects:service, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed about how and where Math, art, biology, chemistry, environmentalto get started. As anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901 – 1978) science, history, foreign languages, English…said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committedcitizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing thatever has.” Extracurricular interests: Acting, ceramics, band, chorus, dance, teamLooking Within or individual sports, student government, babysitting…Interests & Talents: The best place to start is by lookingwithin—to your interests and talents. Connecting yourpassions to fixing problems in the world will lead you to ideasin the short-term, and hopefully to a lifelong commitment to Hobbies/passions:social justice and service to others. Animals, biking, cooking, travel, crafts, camping, computers/electronics, gardening, movies,Think about favorite academic subjects, after-school activities, photography, yoga…or issues that you care deeply about. Is reading the way you liketo relax? Is speaking Spanish how you like to converse? Doeshiking in nature bring you joy? What about making movies onyour laptop? Are you happiest when you are playing the piano? Universal issues:Or kicking a soccer ball? Do you have a grandparent with Education for girls, clean water, global warming,Alzheimer’s disease? A friend with Type 1 diabetes? Do you adoption, bullying, eating disorders, depression,know someone serving overseas in the military? Take a look at domestic violence…the table on the right to start brainstorming. Students hiking with the APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUBS TEEN WILDERNESS ADVENTURES PROGRAM. See listing on page 30.
  • 9. Ways to Help: Once you have a philanthropic focus, there aremany ways you can make a difference. You can: Make your voice heard: We live in a democracy where every citizen’s voice Volunteer your time: counts. When you turn 18 years old you can vote Have you ever heard the expression “Time is money”? for people whose beliefs are similar to yours to There’s no better gift than the gift of your time, effort, and represent your views in town, state, and national energy. Depending on the opportunity, you can volunteer government. But you don’t have to wait until you alone, with a friend, a group, or with a parent or other turn 18 to make your voice heard. Make your opinion grown-up. You can work directly with the individuals the known to government officials and encourage others non-profit serves, help with administrative duties in the to do so as well. Write letters to the editor in local and office, clean up or paint, or assist at special events. Try national publications about issues of concern to you. to devote AT LEAST 10 hours of your time to one organiza- Spearhead an essay contest at your school with a tion to have more impact. Consider opportunities right teacher or administrator as your sponsor. at your school, in your community, and/or a summer service opportunity in locations across the country and the world. Practice deliberate acts of kindness: While deliberate acts of kindness do not qualify for community service hours, it is important to live your Collect goods for donation: life with integrity, compassion, and respect. Perhaps What do you have that you don’t need anymore, but the writer Henry James summed it up best when he someone else could use? Go through your closet: what proclaimed, “Three things in human life are impor- clothes have you outgrown that someone else could tant: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. wear? How about used sports equipment or books that And the third is to be kind.” are in good shape? Think about broadening your reach by collecting items from friends, neighbors, even stores to distribute to others in need. Looking Outward Raise funds: Identify organizations to support: How can you find national There are multiple ways to raise funds for donation. You or local organizations that could benefit from your involve- can earn money by charging for your services, such as ment? Start your research right here with the organizations sorting recyclables and dispensing trash, shoveling snow, listed in TeenLife’s 2012 Guide to Community Service. Also, babysitting, or fixing computers. Have you ever thought speak to as many people as possible about organizations about organizing your own fundraiser, such as a bake sale that they know of or are involved with that fit your interests, or carwash? You could participate in a charity run/walk/ including your: readathon and raise money through sponsorships. • guidance counselor • teachers • parents and other relatives Buy items that help others: • neighbors Another way to raise funds is to purchase from organiza- • clergy and lay leaders at your house of worship tions that donate a percent of the money they earn to • friends charity. When you buy these brands of food or clothing, for example, you not only get something you want, but Clarify community service graduation requirements: also you help others. Certain web sites and catalogs do Be sure you are aware of all parameters, including: the same thing. Look carefully when you go shopping • number of hours per year or in total and encourage other people to change the world with a • approved activities simple purchase! • approved organizations • forms, signatures, and deadlines for submission6 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 10. Create a plan: Once you have ideas for what you’d like to do who were in a classroom of their own. So he approachedand potential organizations you would like to help, draft an the special needs teacher and together they devised a plan.action plan to organize your thinking. Include: She paired Sam with a boy with Down syndrome, and the two boys ate lunch together once a week in the school cafeteria • a succinct overview of the service project for the entire school year. As the year progressed, both boys • objectives/goals often brought friends to join them. Over lunch, Sam and his • names and contact information for people you buddy spoke about sports, food, and school and formed a will need to work with mutually-beneficial friendship. • required materials and approximate costs • schedule, noting key milestones and dates • success measurements, including how others and Math Student Tutors Younger Kids you will benefit High-school student Lindsay’s favorite subject in school is math. Since middle school, she has been volunteeringTEEN COMMUNITY SERVICE EXAMPLES to tutor elementary school kids in math at a program in Teaneck, New Jersey called Math Adventures and WordThese real-life stories illustrate how a few teens have put Play that offers free access to the entire community. Fortheir various interests and talents to work for others. two hours on Saturdays, Lindsay helps kids complete their homework and study for tests. Many of the students in the program are not able to afford a tutor, which makes itHigh School Girls Focus on Suicide Prevention especially rewarding for Lindsay to help other kidsAccording to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention understand and enjoy a subject she knows so well.(AFSP), suicide is the third leading cause of death, behindaccidents and homicide, of people aged 15 to 24. While Actor, Singer, and Musician Sharesthis statistic is startling, it was the personal connection Love of Musicto classmates who had taken their lives that caused Lexyand Jennifer, two high school seniors, to focus on suicide Alex is an actor, singer, and musician, who by seventhprevention for their community service project. These girls grade had credits on stage and TV. Appreciative of the artsapproached a local, family-owned clothing shop in their town education he enjoyed in his own school district, he wantedwith an idea to sell hand-braided bracelets in their store. The to help kids in other districts that were not able to offer theshop donated colorful cloth and an assortment of buttons same level of opportunities to their students. Alex usedand the girls braided and sold the bracelets in the store. All the money he earned from his acting jobs to purchase 21proceeds were donated to AFSP ( to support new and used musical instruments (4 guitars, 5 trumpets,their work in suicide prevention. 5 clarinets, 6 flutes, and a drum set) and donated them to a performing arts public school in Yonkers, New York. As a high school student, Alex continues to use his creativeMiddle School Boys Organize Bone Marrow talents to help others. In addition to performing locally forRegistration Drives charitable events, he has traveled to Latin America fourFor people with certain blood cancers or disorders, a bone times on community service trips and always finds a way tomarrow transplant is the only hope for survival. Saving a incorporate music, including performing in the local villageslife is the ultimate service, and exactly how middle school where he has lived. Not surprisingly, in college Alex plans toboys Andrew and Jake wanted to make their mark on the double major in music and Latin American studies in orderworld. Together, and with the help of their mothers, the boys to make positive change in that part of the world throughorganized two bone marrow registration drives for Gift of Life music, business, and education.( at events in their town. To spread the word,the boys posted fliers around town, and got their local paper Tennis Enthusiast Raises Money forto write a story. Thanks to their hard work, 134 people joined Multiple Sclerosis Societythe registry. Jillian, a middle-school tennis player, hosted a parent/child tennis tournament to raise money for the Multiple SclerosisSchoolmate Gives the Gift of Friendship Society, a disease that affects her aunt and grandmother.Sam attends a big public school and realized he never had Jillian got her tennis club to donate the space, localthe chance to interact with any of the kids with special needs supermarkets and restaurants to donate food, and several
  • 11. STUDENT PROFILE In Her Own Words rewarding, because we were reaching out to power- MADDIE ful people who had never been challenged by teenagers MacWILLIAMS Senior at Newton before. And we made a real impact—one of the biggest North High School institutions we targeted did make a commitment to use Newton, MA cleaner energy! Our other campaign was to get state Senators and Representatives to support funding for youth programs,What was the name of the Service Program you especially youth jobs and education. We went to a Rally forparticipated in and its mission? Youth Jobs with hundreds of other teenagers, and marchedI participated in Sub/Urban Justice, Boston Mobiliza- through the State House. We met with government of-tion’s summer community organizing program. ficials and had them promise to vote for the youth jobs bill. Some of us even got to meet with Governor Deval PatrickSub/Urban Justice (S/UJ) gives teenagers from the in person and advocate why youth programs need to becity and the suburbs the chance to work together and supported!make real change in their communities. S/UJ empow-ers teenagers to take action around issues that they Before our campaign, the youth jobs bill didn’t pass, butcare about. once we made sure that legislators knew that this was important to us, it became important to them too, and theWe talk in small groups about problems that we see in bill passed almost unanimously! This not only meant thatour schools and communities, like racism, classism, we won a campaign, but that hundreds of teens would haveand sexism. We learn about how our experiences fit summer work. It was rewarding to know that teens, likeinto the larger systems in our society. As a group, adults, have power to promote positive change.we figure out what we feel most passionate about bysharing our own stories. Then we find a specific issuethat we want to change, and something that we can What was the most memorable part of your experience?have an impact on. Then we do it! In the first week of S/UJ, we had an eye-opening assign- ment, called the Homeless Tour of Boston. We traveledS/UJ focuses on community organizing, which is around the city in pairs with a staff member, and searchedtaking action to solve the root of injustice that affects for organizations that would provide homeless people withus all. It’s more than doing something good for people shelter for the night, food, and medical care. The catchonce, it’s doing something to make a lasting impact. was, we couldn’t use any of our own money for the train, so we had to ask strangers for money or make signs askingWhat did you specifically do as your community for money. It was a little uncomfortable at first, but reallyservice work? Projects worked on? got us thinking.There were two main projects I was part of with S/UJ. My partner and I quickly got to be close friends while weThe environment is something that impacts everybody, navigated the city without our usual privileges of a busso one of our campaigns was to get large institutions, pass and money, and we were both struck by how differentlike hospitals and schools, to commit to using cleaner the city is for people who don’t have what we do. Throughenergy. We scheduled meetings with decision-makers this and other hands-on experiences and discussions,in these institutions to tell them about the impact of I found an incredible group of friends, who care deeplyair pollution on our health, and why we care. It was about the world. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
  • 12. businesses to donate prizes for the winners. Jillian askedpeople to donate $25 with a check made out directly toMultiple Sclerosis Society ( Tomaximize contributions, she even encouraged non-tennis MAKE EVERY DAYplayers to attend to watch some great tennis for a great cause. AN ADVENTURE.Grateful Survivor Cooks for a CureHannah, a cancer survivor, cooked up her familys favorite REI is proud to support therecipe for delicious hot fudge sauce to raise money for the TeenLife Boston Community Service Fairplayroom at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at The Dana FarberCancer Institute ( After years of makingthe sauce with her mom to give as holiday gifts, she came up REI Boston REI Readingwith the idea to sell it instead to raise money for the childrens 401 Park Drive 279 Salem St.playroom where she had spent many hours during treatment Boston, MA 02215 Reading, MA 01867for leukemia. Her mom approached a locally-owned gift shop, 617-236-0746 781-944-5103and that was where Hannah launched her sales. This firstsuccessful retail experience was the beginning of more REI Hingham REI Framingham 98 Derby St. 375 Cochituate Rdto come. Hingham, MA 02043 Framingham, MA 01701 781-740-9430 508-270-6325NON-PROFITS VALUE TEENSHear directly from several non-profit executives about theirperspectives on teen volunteerism. CAMP CLIMB CYCLE PADDLE SKI TRAVEL“We appreciate the incredible energy and enthusiasm of teenvolunteers at our annual events such as at our fundraisingwalk, NAMIWalks (May 12, 2012, Artesani Park, Soldiers Lifeworks GLOBAL SUMMER SERVICEField Road, Boston), and at our Advocacy Day at the State International ADVENTURES FOR TEENSHouse (April 2, 2012). At our Advocacy Day, teen volunteersinterested in government and public policy also get to learnabout mental health issues in the state and meet aides to ourstate’s elected officials.” Cindy Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator,National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (—improving the quality of life both for peoplewith mental illnesses and for their families through aware-ness, advocacy, and support.Adds Nelson, “Here’s my advice to teens—volunteer for an 800.808.2115organization or cause that you are truly passionate about. It is W W W . L I F E W O R K S - I N T E R N AT I O N A L . C O Mimportant to know yourself—do you want to work with otherteens in a group, or are you willing to work alone? Do you needsome direction, or can you work independently? What skillsdo you have—and what volunteer opportunities are a goodmatch?” If you would like to sign up for"Also, be creative! If you cant find a volunteer opportunity that Vonage in the Greater Boston area,interests you, then write a proposal to an organization that contact Ada Jimenez at (774) 274-9576addresses why you value their work, presents how you can or them achieve their mission, outlines the resources youwill need (staff assistance, office space, etc.), and the time youare willing to commit,” says Nelson.
  • 13. where there be dragons Asia, “One way teens help Heifer is by writing personalized Africa, Latin America, notes thanking friends for their donation and interest, and and the Middle East informing them of upcoming Heifer events. Donors have expressed their gratitude for a personalized card and how impressed they are that a teen has taken the initiative to get involved,” remarks Rachel, Area Volunteer Coordinator,semester Eastern MA, Heifer International, Inc. (—and giving families in 128 countries self-reliance and hope withsummer programs a source of food rather than short-term relief.w ww. wheretherebedragons . com “Providing a venue for people of all ages to give back to their communities is central to Cradles to Crayons’ mission. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, so it is important to engage them in high-quality volunteer experiences and lead- ership programs. We aim to inspire youth to find their passion for helping others and take the lead in creating change." "Teens make a difference every day at Cradles to Crayons. Just this month, a high school student saw our high need for winter coats. She saved up over $500 from her babysit- ting money to purchase 20 brand-new, high-quality coats. Teens like Karly Oettgen featured on page 21 also shine as volunteers in our Teen Leadership Corps. These students take an entire group of 20-25 volunteers into a project area, give them orientation, and lead the team through a two-hour volunteer shift. These teens have the confidence and initiative to direct adults and peers, answer questions, and ensure that quality work is being done,” explains Ashley Tarbet, Giving Corps Volunteer Manager, Cradles to Crayons (www.—providing homeless and low-income children with the essentials they require to thrive: to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. Volunteering in any capacity makes you a better person, inspires you to spread goodwill, and helps you grow in Virtual admissions counseling from so many ways on a personal level. It is a win win for all involved. former admissions officers. (617) 424-0700 Liz Suneby is the author of books for children and teens, including The Mitzvah Project Book: Making Mitzvah Part of Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah…and Your Life, published by Jewish Lights, and the Children’s Choice award-winning, See Whatbe more than a You Can Be: Explore Careers That Could Be For You.Traveler Service Abroad Cross-Cultural exchange Language Immersion Adventure Global Routes
  • 14. Non-Profit Organizations in Greater Boston From working with sheltered animals to advocating for a cause you believe in, TeenLife is sure you can find your non-profit niche by perusing the organizations listed in this guide. There are literally hundreds of non-profits that need—and are actively looking for— teen volunteers in and around Boston! Just remember that no matter where you choose to volunteer your time, engaging in community service work not only helps the organization you are working with, but also helps you—learn valuable life skills, make lifetime memories, and build your resume. Now all you have to do is pick one!Advocacy for a Cause AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION BOSTON (AFSP)ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, MA/NH CHAPTER AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organizationThe mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicideAlzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; through research, education, and advocacy, and to reaching outto provide and enhance care and support for all affected; to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15of brain health. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Melanie VaradyMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Phone: (617) 439-0940Volunteer Coordinator(s): Christine Hodgson Email: mvarady@afsp.orgPhone: (617) 868-6718 Address: 43 Carleton Street, Newton, MA 02458Email: Website: www.afsp.orgAddress: 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472Website: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascularAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do.We seek to eliminate cancer by preventing it, saving lives, The need for our work is beyond question.and diminishing suffering. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kirsten RunkleVolunteer Coordinator(s): Tara Shea Phone: (508) 656-2004Phone: (508) 270-4705 Email: kirsten.runkle@heart.orgEmail: Address: 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701Address: 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 Website: www.heart.orgWebsite: THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 11
  • 15. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, MA CHAPTER AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCEROur mission is to improve lives through leadership in The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a fundraising walkthe prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related to raise money and awareness for the fight againstdiseases. breast cancer.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Minimum Age for Volunteers: No minimum when with adultVolunteer Coordinator(s): Elaine Mooney Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kara HahnPhone: (617) 219-8236 Phone: (617) 722-4140 x18Email: Email: 29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02458 Address: 33 Broad Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02109Website: Website: www.avonwalk.orgASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF BOSTON BIKESAMERICA NEW ENGLAND (AAFANE) Created in 2007 as a part of Mayor Menino’s vision for aAAFANE is dedicated to the control and cure of asthma and vibrant and healthy city, Boston Bikes makes Boston aallergies, including food allergies. world-class bicycling city by creating safe and invitingMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 conditions for all residents and visitors.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Elaine Erenrich Rosenburg Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Phone: (781) 444-7778 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nicole FreedmanEmail: Phone: (617) 918-4456Address: 109 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494 Email: nicole.freedman.bra@cityofboston.govWebsite: Address: One City Square Hall, Suite 932, Boston, MA 02201 Website: SAT | ACT Tutoring Programs There’s nothing like individual attention from a Princeton Review tutor. Add a few hours of tutoring onto an SAT® or ACT® prep course or sign up for an 24-hour tutoring program. Either way you’ll bene t from: Exceptional instruction Flexibility and convenience A custom prep plan No distractions Guaranteed* results Learn more at 888-231-7737 | *Visit for details. Money back guarantee only valid on 24-hour tutoring programs. Test names are trademarks of their respective 12 owners who are not af liated with The PrincetonTO COMMUNITY SERVICE liated with Princeton BOSTON | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE Review. The Princeton Review is not af IN GREATER University.
  • 16. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSBOSTON MARATHON JIMMY FUND WALK JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCHSince 1989, participants have raised more than $60 million FOUNDATION (JDRF)to support cancer research. JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and itsMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 complications through the support of research.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Louisa Macy Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Phone: (617) 632-6263 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kelly TarantoEmail: Phone: (781) 431-0700Address: 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Email: ktaranto@jdrf.orgBrookline, MA 02445 Address: 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481Website: Website: www.jdrf.orgasp?ievent=449987&ccp=107717 MELANOMA EDUCATION FOUNDATIONBOSTON MARINE CORPS HONOR RUN The Melanoma Education Foundation is a nonprofitThe Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation has organization devoted to saving lives from melanoma, aawarded over 40 million dollars in scholarships and bonds common skin cancer that is often deadly unless detectedto children of Marine Corps and law enforcement officers early before there are any symptoms.killed in the line of duty. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Steve FineVolunteer Coordinator(s): Shannon Crane Phone: (978) 535-3080Phone: (888) 767-7223 Email: steve_fine@comcast.netEmail: Address: 7 Jones Road, Peabody, MA 01960Address: c/o Conventures, Inc., One Design Center Place, Website: www.skincheck.orgBoston, MA 02210Website: MELANOMA FOUNDATION OF NEW ENGLAND The Melanoma Foundation of New England is a nonprofitBOSTON MOBILIZATION organization dedicated to educating the public about sun-Boston Mobilization is a community organization that engag- safe behavior and the importance of prevention and earlyes young people using social issues as a point of reference. detection. It also provides patient advocacy and supportMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 to those struggling with the disease.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Christopher Messinger Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Phone: (617) 492-5599 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Amy MasonEmail: Phone: (978) 371-5613Address: 30 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02130 Email: amason@mfne.orgWebsite: Address: 111 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Community Agencies Building, Concord, MA 01742 Website: www.mfne.orgGAY & LESBIAN ADVOCATES ANDDEFENDERS (GLAD)Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders is New England’s MINGAleading legal rights organization dedicated to ending dis- Our goal is to end the child sex trade through youthcrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, empowerment and education.and gender identity and expression. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Christine StevraliaVolunteer Coordinator(s): Bruce Bell Phone: (617) 584-1305Phone: (617) 426-1350 Email: christine@mingagroup.orgEmail: Address: P.O. Box 610004, Newton, MA 02461Address: 30 Winter Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02108 Website: www.mingagroup.orgWebsite: THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 13
  • 17. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSNATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY PRINCETON PRIZE IN RACE RELATIONSJoin the movement to create a world free of MS. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identifyMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 and commend young people who are working to increaseVolunteer Coordinator(s): Brenda Barbour understanding and mutual respect among all races. ApplyPhone: (781) 890-6097 for 2013.Email: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jim PamentierAddress: 101A First Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451 Phone: (800) 742-1036Website: Email: pprize@princeton.eduMAM/index.aspx Address: P.O. Box 291, Princeton, NJ 08542 Website: SHORE MEDICAL CENTER CANCER PROJECT BREAD — THE WALK FOR HUNGERWALK/RUN (NSMC) Project Bread’s mission is to alleviate, prevent, andIn collaboration with their Partners HealthCare colleagues, ultimately end hunger in Massachusetts.NSMC delivers the most advanced care through clinical, Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12technical, and service excellence. Join their annual Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer CoordinatorWALK/RUN for cancer this June. Phone: (617) 239-2546Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Email: volunteer@projectbread.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Meg Wright Address: 145 Border Street East, East Boston, MA 02128Phone: (866) 296-6900 Website: www.projectbread.orgEmail: cancerwalk@partners.orgAddress: 81 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970Website: SMALL ARMY FOR A CAUSE — BE BOLD, BE BALD! Be Bold, Be Bald! is committed to raising awareness andOVATIONS FOR THE CURE funds for the fight against cancer.We are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12cure for ovarian cancer. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeff FreedmanMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Phone: (617) 450-0000Volunteer Coordinator(s): Susan Patterson Email: jfreedman@smallarmy.netPhone: (508) 655-5412 Address: 20 Newbury Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02116Email: Website: www.beboldbebald.orgAddress: 251 West Central Street, Suite 32,Natick, MA 01760Website: SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE — MASSACHUSETTS Join us in our mission to eradicate breast cancer byPAN-MASSACHUSETTS CHALLENGE advancing research, screening, care, and education.The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for cancer Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16research and treatment through an annual bike-a-thon Volunteer Coordinator(s): Camelle Baynesand programs for kids. Phone: (617) 737-5111 x14Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Email: cbaynes@komenmass.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Sarah Mercurio Address: 89 South Street, LL01, Boston, MA 02111Phone: (781) 449-5300 x305 Website: www.komenmass.orgEmail: sarah@pmc.orgAddress: 77 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494Website: www.pmc.org14 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 18. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSAging With Dignity OLD COLONY HOSPICE Old Colony Hospice, through education and service,BROOKLINE SENIOR CENTER provides highly-skilled pain and symptom management toThe Brookline Senior Center helps Brookline seniors meet the needs of individuals with advanced illness, whilemaintain their independence and continue to be active compassionately assisting patients and their loved onescommunity members. in preserving dignity and quality of life.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Christina FinelliVolunteer Coordinator(s): Vivian Freeman Phone: (781) 341-4145Phone: (617) 730-2743 Email: cfinelli@oldcolonyhospice.comEmail: Address: One Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368Address: 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA 02246 Website: PINE KNOLL NURSING CENTERETHOS Our mission is to strive to a level of excellence, andEthos promotes the personal well-being and autonomy of provide the best possible care to our residents, through theseniors by delivering home- and community-based care. services provided by our experienced and devoted staff.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Alex Freeman Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sandy LawsonPhone: (617) 522-6700 x323 Phone: (781) 862-8151Email: Email: info@longtermcentersgroup.comAddress: 555 Armory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Address: 31 Watertown Street, Lexington, MA 02093Website: Website:
  • 19. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS NORTHEAST ANIMAL SHELTER We strive to unite thousands of rescued animals with theAnimal Rights & Rescue perfect adoptive families. Also, provides safe shelter, food, healthcare, and low cost spaying or neutering withoutANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF BOSTON destroying any rescued animal in their care.Our mission is to rescue domesticated animals and wildlife Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jen AdamsMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Phone: (978) 745-9888 x305Volunteer Coordinator(s): Debby Vogel Email: neasvolunteers@gmail.comPhone: (617) 426-9170 x170 Address: 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970Email: Website: www.northeastanimalshelter.orgAddress: 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116Website: SAVE A DOG Save A Dog is a humane society whose primary focusFRANKLIN PARK ZOO is rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs.Zoo New England’s mission is to inspire people to protect Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14and sustain the natural world for future generations by Volunteer Coordinator(s): Shirley Moorecreating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife Phone: (978) 443-7282and conservation programs, research, and education. Email: volunteering@saveadog.orgMinimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Address: 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jen LeFevre Website: www.saveadog.orgPhone: (617) 989-2017Email: jlefevre@zoonewengland.comAddress: One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121 Community ResourcesWebsite: AMERICAN RED CROSS OF MASSACHUSETTS BAYTHE HUMANE LEAGUE, BOSTON OFFICE We provide relief during times of disaster—and training inThe Humane League strives to prevent the suffering of first aid and other life-saving skills.animals, particularly farm animals. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Amelia Aubourg,Volunteer Coordinator(s): David Coman-Hidy Director of Youth ProgramsPhone: (617) 877-3589 Phone: (617) 274-5320Email: Email: massbayvol@usa.redcross.orgAddress: P.O. Box 382466, Cambridge, MA 02238 Address: 139 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142Website: Website: www.bostonredcross.orgMILTON ANIMAL LEAGUE ARLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTSThe Milton Animal League is a group of volunteers dedicated The Arlington Center for the Arts is a community arts centerto the rescue, care, and adoption of animals in need. devoted to the mission of transforming lives and buildingMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 community through the arts.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ida Pittnerova Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Phone: (617) 698-0455 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Karen DillionEmail: Phone: (781) 648-6220Address: 181 Governor Stoughton Lane, Email: karen@acarts.orgMilton, MA 02186 Address: Gibbs Center, 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA 02474Website: Website: www.acarts.org16 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 20. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSCATHOLIC CHARITIES OF BOSTON (CCAB) ELLIS MEMORIAL & ELDRIDGE HOUSE, INC.Catholic Charities is building a just and compassionate Ellis Memorial, Boston’s first settlement house, has beensociety rooted in the dignity of all people. As one of the larg- caring for children, disabled adults, and families in theest providers of social services in Massachusetts, Catholic South End neighborhoods since 1885. They offer highCharities of Boston offers nearly 100 programs and services quality educational, social, and health support servicesin 33 locations around Eastern Massachusetts. to individuals and families in need.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Manager of Volunteer Services Volunteer Coordinator(s): Susan BerkowitzPhone: (617) 451-7958 Phone: (617) 695-9307Email: Email: susanberkowitz@ellismemorial.orgAddress: 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210 Address: 95 Berkeley Street, Suite 310, Boston, MA 02116Website: Website: www.ellismemorial.orgCLOSE TO HOME FAMILIES FOR DEPRESSION AWARENESSClose to Home’s mission is to foster community- Families for Depression Awareness is a national non-profitwide responsibility to prevent and reduce the impact organization helping families recognize and cope withof domestic violence. depressive disorders, get well, and prevent suicides.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Vladimir Albin Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Phone: (617) 929-5151 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Katie McLoughlinEmail: Phone: (781) 890-0220Address: 42 Charles Street, Suite E, Dorchester, MA 02122 Email: katie@familyaware.orgWebsite: Address: 395 Totten Pond Road, Suite 404, Waltham, MA 02451 Website: www.familyaware.orgCOMMUNITY SERVINGSCommunity Servings is a not-for-profit food andnutrition program providing services throughout FENWAY HEALTH LGBT HELPLINE &Massachusetts to individuals and families living with PEER LISTENING LINEcritical and chronic illnesses. We enhance the physical and mental health of theMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Fenway community.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ashley Boyd Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Phone: (617) 522-7777 x228 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Joanna WischEmail: Phone: (617) 927-6242Address: 18 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Email: jwisch@fenwayhealth.orgWebsite: Address: 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 Website: www.fenwayhealth.orgDARE FAMILY SERVICESDare provides mentor homes for children whohave been removed from their biological families.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Michelle Dragone Teen buildingPhone: (617) 427-6500 an outdoor,Email: green-certifiedAddress: 504 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 classroomWebsite: in Gulfport, Mississippi with VISIONS SERVICE ADVENTURES. See listing on page 50.
  • 21. STUDENT PROFILEIn Her Own Words CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 What did you learn by participating in this HOSPITALITY HOMES Hospitality Homes places individuals in need of a place to program? stay into the homes of caring people who want to help. I learned so much! I learned the step-by-step Minimum Age for Volunteers: None (families) process of community organizing; how to convince Volunteer Coordinator(s): Caryl Goodman Senators to vote for bills; how to talk to adults in Phone: (617) 482-4338 positions of power; how to research topics I care Email: about; and how to reach out to teens from different Address: P.O. Box 15265, Boston, MA 02215 backgrounds to find out what they’re dealing with. I Website: learned the skills needed to make things happen. iSTARTUP COMMUNITY CENTERS More than that, though, the relationships that I iSTARTUP Community Centers supports startups within developed in S/UJ helped me grow as a person, an inspirational and innovative environment. deepen my awareness of systems in our society, Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 and figure out what I truly care about. Volunteer Coordinator: Janice Caillet Volunteer Email: How did it shape your future goals in school and Phone Number: (617) 874.6923 life moving forward? Address: 104 Eldredge Street, Newton Corner, MA 02458 Website: S/UJ truly changed my life. It gave me a wider perspective, so that I now don’t just think about my own needs, but about how they relate to the needs KEEPING PACE WITH MULTIPLE MIRACLES of others. I feel like I know how to build a community Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles is a non-profit around social justice issues that are important to support network for families and families-to-be of me, and how to connect with other teens that care multiple birth children. about the world. As I leave high school and go out Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 into the world, I am confident that I have the tools to Volunteer Coordinator(s): Pam Pace Phone: (508) 559-0040 bring about change and create a more fair society. Email: I also received a number of college scholarships Address: 194 S Main Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 related to the work that I’ve done with Boston Website: Mobilization, so in the next few years I know I’ll be involved in social justice in school. Beyond college, I THE MARGARET FULLER know that the social justice perspective I gained in NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE S/UJ will be a part of me for my entire life. The mission of the Margaret Fuller House is to strengthen and empower youth, families, and community residents. When I say that S/UJ empowers teens, I really mean Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 it—I feel like what I’ve learned actually gives me the Volunteer Coordinator(s): Liz Looker power to change our world! Phone: (617) 547-4680 Email: Address: 71 Cherry Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: Teens with BOSTON MOBILIZATION and other youth groups gathered on Martin Luther JOIN AT King, Jr. Day, 2012 to celebrate this WWW.TEENLIFE.COM NOW! great leader. See listing on page 13.
  • 22. Environmental Community ServiceMILTON PARKS AND RECREATIONDEPARTMENTThe Milton Parks and Recreation department is dedicatedto providing recreation programs and services for Miltonresidents of all ages, and maintaining and providing cleanand safe park facilities.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 sailcaribbean.comVolunteer Coordinator(s): David PerdiosPhone: (617) 898-4941Email: dperdios@townofmilton.orgAddress: 525 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186 What will challenge and inspire you?Website: How do you want to impact the world?MiltonMA_Recreation/recreation At Gann, the only pluralistic Jewish day school in Greater Boston, we’ve created an experience that combines the very best academic program with extraordinaryNEWTON COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER opportunities for personal growth.We seek to strengthen communities through educationalprograms and a network of support services.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Claire KashuckPhone: (617) 969-5906 x210 WHO WILL YOU BECOME?Email: 333 Forest Street Waltham, MA (781) 642-6800 Co-ed, Grades 9-12Address: 492 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA 02465 GANNACADEMY.ORGWebsite: www.ncscweb.orgREACH BEYOND DOMESTIC VIOLENCEWe provide direct services and community education ondomestic and dating violence.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Colleen ArmstrongPhone: (781) 891-0724 x119Email: colleen@reachma.orgAddress: P.O. Box 540024, Waltham, MA 02454Website: TO GROWRoom to Grow enriches the lives of babies born into povertythroughout their critical first three years of life by providingdevelopmental information, customized support, andall needed baby items. LPI GLOBAL IMPACTMinimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carrie MarshallPhone: (617) 859-4545Email: infoboston@roomtogrow.orgAddress: 142 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116 VolunteerWebsite: visit us at: LPIABROAD.COM
  • 23. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSSAMARITANS, INC. SOCIAL CAPITAL INC.We are dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide Social Capital Inc. strengthens communities by connectingby befriending individuals in crisis. diverse individuals and organizations through civic engage-Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 ment initiatives. They envision a nation where individuals areVolunteer Coordinator(s): Hotline volunteers: strongly connected to their neighbors and play anJonathan Grollman (Boston); Eileen Davis (Framingham); active role in shaping the destiny of their communities.5K volunteer: Garrett Owen Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Phone: (617) 536-2460 (Boston); Volunteer Coordinator(s): David Crowley(508) 872-1780 (Framingham) Phone: (781) 935-2244Email:, Email:, Address: 165M New Boston Street, Suite 233,Address: 41 West Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 Woburn, MA 01801Website: Website: UNITED WAY OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY & MERRIMACK VALLEY The UWMB&MV helps improve people’s lives and strengthen the neighborhoods in our region. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lanita Tolentino Phone: (617) 624-8000 Email: Address: 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210 Website: WEST SUBURBAN YMCA West Suburban YMCA provides programs and recreation to nurture children and teens, and to improve the communi- ty’s health and well being for families in and around Newton. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Adrienne Lichten Phone: (617) 244-6050 x3033 Email: Address: 276 Church Street, Newton, MA 02458 Website: WESTWOOD YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES Westwood Youth & Family Services works in close collabora- tion with town agencies, the Westwood Public Schools, and other community based non-profit groups to advocate for the Junior Volunteers hanging out in the YOUTH healthy growth of Westwood children and their families. ENRICHMENT SERVICES rental shop. See Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 listing on page 41. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Danielle Sutton Phone: (781) 320-1006 Email: Address: 288 Washington Street, Islington Community Center, Westwood, MA 02090 Website: | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 24. STUDENT PROFILE In Her Own WordsTHE WOMEN’S CENTERThe Women’s Center provides women with the resourcesand support they need to emerge from conditions ofdomestic violence, sexual abuse, poverty, discrimination, KARLYsocial isolation, and degradation. OETTGENMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 The Park SchoolVolunteer Coordinator(s): Ming Chang Brookline, MAPhone: (617) 354-6394Email: ming@cambridgewomenscenter.orgAddress: 46 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139Website: Where do you volunteer and what is the organization’s mission?YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON: WALTHAMThe Waltham YMCA is dedicated to improving the health I volunteer for Cradles to Crayons in Brighton, MA.of mind, body, and spirit of individuals in Waltham and This is a non-profit organization that services childrensurrounding communities. from birth to age 12 in low-income or homelessMinimum Age for Volunteers: 15 situations. I help to quality check items donated byVolunteer Coordinator(s): Donny Bautz the community that will help the children receivingPhone: (781) 894-5295 x113 them feel warm, safe, valued, and ready to learn.Email: dbautz@ymcaboston.orgAddress: 725 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452Website: What do you do at Cradles to Crayons? I’m a member of the Teen Leadership Corps. Basically, I am a mini-staff member. I lead a groupCultural Organizations of 20 to 25 volunteers on a particular project in the warehouse. Often, I work in the toy stations where IAMERICAN JEWISH HISTORICAL help volunteers clean and sort new and gently-usedSOCIETY (AJHS) toys and puzzles.AJHS was founded in 1892 to foster awareness andappreciation of the American Jewish heritage in Boston.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 What have you learned from this experience?Volunteer Coordinator(s): Judi Garner Being in the Teen Leadership Corps has helped mePhone: (617) 226-1245 grow as a leader. Other volunteers rely on me to intro-Email: duce them to the organization and how they can helpAddress: 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 on site. I wear a purple shirt and a nametag—andWebsite: am readily available to answer any questions they may have.ARTSBOSTONArtsBoston promotes the arts in Greater Boston by making How did it shape your future goals and lifethe arts accessible and integral to our communities. moving forward?Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 I used to think that one person couldn’t change theVolunteer Coordinator(s): Kami Smith world, but when I reflect on the number of toys I havePhone: (617) 262-8632 x225Email: cleaned or the number of outfits I have made andAddress: 31 St. James Avenue, Suite 360, Boston, MA 02116 helped distribute, I realize that that is so untrue!Website: Now, I think bigger. I recognize the impact of small deeds on the big picture; therefore, I have begun to take every opportunity I can to help others. I partici- pate in food drives, clothing drives, and anything else I can do to make a difference.
  • 25. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSARTSPANArtSpan provides quality arts programming and outreachto the community of Lexington and beyond.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lotus LienPhone: (781) 862-6040Email: lotus@munroecenter.orgAddress: 1403 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420Website: JEWISH FILM FESTIVALThe 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: under 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nysselle Clark,Festival Producer Student volunteers attending a MELANOMA FOUNDATION NEW ENGLAND, Teens on Tanning Forum In Cranston,Phone: (617) 244-9899 x216 RI that is offered to high school students who want toEmail: become healthy skin advocates in their communities.Address: 1001 Watertown Street, West See listing on page 13.Newton, MA 02465Website: FORBES HOUSE MUSEUMCAMBRIDGE ARTS COUNCIL Long considered the Jewel of Milton, the Forbes HouseThe Cambridge Arts Council’s mission is to ensure Museum chronicles the history of an entrepreneurialthat the arts remain vital for people living, working, American family.and visiting Cambridge. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Joann SaccoVolunteer Coordinator(s): Julie Barry Phone: (617) 696-1815Phone: (617) 349-4381 Email: community@forbeshousemuseum.orgEmail: Address: 215 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186Address: 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.forbeshousemuseum.orgWebsite: THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARYDECORDOVA SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM ART/BOSTON (ICA)We help our visitors learn about art in a contemporary The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the plea-art museum and sculpture park setting. sures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imaginationMinimum Age for Volunteers: 15 that contemporary art offers through public access to art,Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kate Legg artists, and the creative process.Phone: (781) 259-3604 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Email: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Leah Kandel, EducationAddress: 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 Department AssistantWebsite: Phone: (617) 478-3136 Email: Address: 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 Website: www.icateens.org22 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 26. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSMUSEUM OF FINE ARTS (MFA) BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICALThe Museum of Fine Arts houses and preserves CENTER (BIDMC)preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety We train volunteers to provide quality volunteerof people through direct encounters with works of art. service for BIDMC patients.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): Stephen Richardson Volunteer Coordinator(s): Terry MorganPhone: (617) 369-4359 Phone: (617) 667-3026Email: Email: tmorgan2@bidmc.harvard.eduAddress: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Address: 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215Website: Website: volunteerservices.aspxMUSEUM OF SCIENCE (MOS)The Museum of Science helps teens learn valuable BEVERLY HOSPITALskills, teach others, and render valuable services to With the mission of providing “The Leading Edge of Caring”the community. to their patients, Beverly Hospital is a community hospitalMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 that has served North Shore families for over 100 years.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Adrienne Kerman or Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Lucy Green Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jane F. Karaman, CAVSPhone: (617) 589-0129 Phone: (978) 922-3000 x2307Email: or Email: jkaraman@nhs-healthlink.orgAddress: Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 Address: 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, MA 01915Website: Website: www.beverlyhospital.orgPROZDOR OF HEBREW COLLEGE BOSTON AREA RAPE CRISIS CENTER (BARCC)Prozdor of Hebrew College is a Pluralistic Hebrew BARCC’s mission is to end sexual violence through healingHigh School. and social change.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): David List Volunteer Coordinator(s): Tierney ElisonPhone: (617) 559-8805 Phone: (617) 649-1273Email: Email: volunteer@barcc.orgAddress: 160 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459 Address: 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139Website: Website: www.barcc.orgHealth & Well-Being DOG B.O.N.E.S. THERAPY DOGS OF MASSACHUSETTSAIDS ACTION/STRONGEST LINK We bring fun into someone’s day by providing visits fromAIDS SERVICES, INC. well-trained therapy dog teams across Massachusetts.The mission of Strongest Link, Inc. is to meet the needs Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12of individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Essex Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeanne BrouilletteCounty by providing compassionate support services. Phone: (781) 378-1551Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18 Email: dogbonestherapydogs@comcast.netVolunteer Coordinator(s): Tony Godek Address: 38 Garden Road, Scituate, MA 02066Phone: (617) 437-6200 Website: www.therapydog.infoEmail: office@strongestlink.orgAddress: 75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119Website: THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 23
  • 27. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSGIRLS’ LEAP SELF-DEFENSE MILTON HOSPITAL JUNIOR VOLUNTEERSWe train at-risk girls aged 8-18 in verbal and physical Volunteers support Milton Hospital by giving hundreds ofsafety skills and self-awareness. hours of time to enhance the quality of patient care and toMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 provide support services for the professional staff.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kristen Cuneo Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Phone: (617) 514-4285 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Janet EvansEmail: Phone: (617) 313-1558Address: 197A Centre Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 Email: janet_evans@miltonhospital.orgWebsite: Address: 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186 Website: volunteer-opportunities/HEALTHWORKS COMMUNITY FITNESSThe Healthworks Foundation is devoted to serving thehealth and fitness needs of women and children in MITOACTIONBoston’s low-income neighborhoods. MitoAction’s vision is to create a community of supportMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 that reaches every child, adult, and caregiver affected byVolunteer Coordinator(s): Carrie Mead a mitochondrial disease.Phone: (617) 825-2800 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Email: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ginger DeShaneyAddress: 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 Phone: (888) 648-6228Website: Email: Address: 14 Pembroke Street, Medford, MA 02155 Website: www.mitoaction.orgHOPE IN BLOOM, INC.Hope In Bloom improves the quality of life for people withbreast cancer by building and cultivating gardens for them. NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL (NEBH)Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 NEBH transforms the lives of its patients by promotingVolunteer Coordinator(s): Roberta Hershon wellness, restoring function, lessening disability, alleviatingPhone: (781) 381-3597 pain, and advancing knowledge in musculoskeletalEmail: diseases and related disorders.Address: 202 Bussey Street, Dedham, MA 02026 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Website: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lynn Stewart Phone: (617) 754-5173 Email: lstewart1@nebh.orgMASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (MGH) Address: 125 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120MGH delivers the best health care in a safe and Website: www.nebh.orgcompassionate environment.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 or 17 year olds onlyVolunteer Coordinator(s): MGH Volunteer Department Homelessness & HungerPhone: (617) 726-8540Email: BEVERLY BOOTSTRAPS COMMUNITY SERVICESAddress: 55 Fruit Street, GRBB 015, Boston, MA 02114 Beverly Bootstraps Community Services providesWebsite: critical resources to families and individuals so they may achieve self-sufficiency. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Meghan Lemke, Volunteer Coordinator JOIN AT Phone: (978) 927-1561 x19 WWW.TEENLIFE.COM NOW! Email: Address: 371 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915 Website: | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 28. BOSTON HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESSPROGRAM (BHCHP)BHCHP provides access to the highest quality healthcare for all homeless men, women, and children in thegreater Boston area.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carrie Eldridge-DicksonPhone: (857) 654-1048Email: volunteer@bhchp.orgAddress: 780 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118Website: RESCUE MISSION (BRM) Better tutors. Real results.We transform lives by empowering people at risk to Harvard Square | In-Home | Onlineachieve healthy and self-sufficient lives.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 (with adult) SUBJECT TUTORINGVolunteer Coordinator(s): Eileen Ferry/Thao Tran ADMISSIONS CONSULTATIONPhone: (617) 338-9000 x1227 STANDARDIZED TEST PREPEmail: Call us today at 617 395 4160 to set up aAddress: 39 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111 free consultation at our office in harvardWebsite: square or visit us at veritutors.comCRADLES TO CRAYONSCradles to Crayons provides children with the basicessentials they need to be safe, ready to learn, andfeel valued.Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ashley Tarbet BUDIBARPhone: (617) 779-4723 BudiBars are an award-winning natural food for your brain.Email: They nourish the mind and body. Support calm,Address: 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135 focused thinking. Enhance memory functions.Website: Order today at BILL’S AND MAINSPRING (FBMS)Father Bill’s & MainSpring’s mission is to help thosestruggling with homelessness obtain a home by givingtemporary shelter and food, finding safe and affordablehousing, providing permanent housing with supportiveservices, and developing their work skills.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Serenity BeloPhone: (617) 770-3314 x229Email: sbelo@helpfbms.orgAddress: 422 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169Website:
  • 29. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSTHE GREATER BOSTON FOOD BANK (GBFB)With a mission to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts,GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in NewEngland and one of the largest food banks in the country.By 2013, GBFB hopes to distribute enough food to provideat least one meal a day to those in need.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Melissa DussekPhone: (617) 427-5200Email: volunteer@gbfb.orgAddress: 99 Atkinson Street, Boston, MA 02118Website: www.gbfb.orgHABITAT FOR HUMANITY GREATER BOSTONWe are dedicated to building low-cost homes by formingpartnerships with low-income families in need.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lee HofrichterPhone: (617) 423-2223 ZOOTEENS volunteering in the Children’sEmail: Zoo Barn with Sage the pony at FRANKLINAddress: 240 Commercial Street, 4th Floor, PARK ZOO. See listing on page 16.Boston, MA 02109Website: www.habitatboston.orgHEIFER INTERNATIONAL —NORTHEAST OFFICE MILTON FOOD PANTRYHeifer International works with communities to end The Milton Food Pantry, located in the Parkway Unitedhunger and poverty, and care for the world. Methodist Church, serves and stocks food for families inMinimum Age for Volunteers: 12 need in the Milton community.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Rachel Brown, Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Area Volunteer Coordinator - Eastern MA Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer CoordinatorPhone: (617) 365-5600 Phone: (617) 696-0221Email: Email: plbstar@aol.comAddress: 216 Wachusett Street, Rutland, MA 01543 Address: Parkway United Methodist Church,Website: 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186 Website: asp?OrgID=33HORIZONS FOR HOMELESS CHILDRENOur mission is to improve the lives of homeless childrenand their families. ON THE RISE, INC.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 We support the initiative and strength of women living inVolunteer Coordinator(s): Matthew Brown crisis or in homelessness.Phone: (617) 553-5483 Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Email: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Marisa SerranoAddress: 1705 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119 Phone: (617) 497-7968 x36Website: Email: Address: 341 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.ontherise.org26 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 30. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSPINE STREET INN VICTORY PROGRAMS REVISION URBAN FARMThe mission of Pine Street Inn is to be a community of We provide fresh, affordable, locally grown produce torespect and hope for each guest it serves; to be a resource families in the city with limited incomes and transportationthrough which neighbors and friends can help to meet the access. The connection between their Revision Urban Farmbasic needs of others; and to serve as a national leader in and the ReVision Family Home has created a dynamic andthe fight to end homelessness. innovative approach to ending homelessness.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Koffie Fields Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jolie OlivettiPhone: (617) 892-9186 Phone: (617) 822-3276Email: Email: jolivetti@vpi.orgAddress: 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 Address: 38 Fabyan Street, Dorchester, MA 02124Website: Website:’S PLACE WELLSPRING HOUSEThe mission of Rosie’s Place is to provide a safe and nurtur- Since 1981, Wellspring House has been helpinging environment for poor and homeless women to maintain families move out of poverty.their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Romy Gardner,Volunteer Coordinator(s): Marty Wengert Director of DevelopmentPhone: (617) 442-9322 Phone: (978) 281-3558 x302Email: Email: rgardner@wellspringhouse.orgAddress: 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 Address: 302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930Website: Website: www.wellspringhouse.orgSALVATION ARMY THE WOMEN’S LUNCH PLACEOur goal is to meet human needs without discrimination. We provide a safe daytime shelter, nutritious food, andMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 services for women who are homeless.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kimberly Santos Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17Phone: (339) 502-5853 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lisa CaissieEmail: Phone: (617) 267-1722Address: 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021 Email: volunteers@womenslunchplace.orgWebsite: Address: 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.womenslunchplace.orgSTANDUP FOR KIDS — BOSTONThe mission of StandUp For Kids is ending the cycle of youth International Reliefhomelessness. Volunteers with StandUp take to the streetsin order to find, stabilize, and help homeless and street kids. THE COLORED PENCIL PROJECTMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 We seek to increase the access of art supplies to childrenVolunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer Coordinator in developing countries by distributing specifically coloredPhone: (617) 869-5094 pencils and paper, and providing art curriculum to childrenEmail: in various orphanages, schools, and rural villages.Address: P.O. Box 121-002, Boston, MA 02112 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Website: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Beth Rice Phone: (617) 877-4089 Email: Address: P.O. Box 171269, Boston, MA 02117 Website: THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 27
  • 31. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSPARTNERS IN DEVELOPMENT, INC. (PID) CHALLENGE UNLIMITED, INC.PID is committed to the education and economic Join our mission to provide therapeutic riding programsadvancement of the developing world and serves the for people with disabilities in an inclusive environment.poorest of the poor in developing countries. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carolyn BurtVolunteer Coordinator(s): Michele Zarbo Phone: (978) 475-4056Phone: (978) 380-6132 Email: carolynburt@challengeunlimited.orgEmail: Address: 450 Lowell Street, Andover, MA 01810Address: 55 Market Street, Suite 201, Ipswich, MA 01938 Website: www.challengeunlimited.orgWebsite: CHARLES RIVER CENTERPeople with Disabilities The Charles River Center has enhanced the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1956.ARC OF EAST MIDDLESEX Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14We provide support and help children and adults with devel- Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jennifer Robtoyopmental disabilities live, work, and play in our communities. Phone: (781) 972-1058Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Email: jrobtoy@charlesrivercenter.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Pat Simons Address: 59 East Militia Heights Drive, Needham, MA 02492Phone: (781) 942-4888 x4032 Website: www.charlesrivercenter.orgEmail: volunteers@theemarc.orgAddress: 20 Gould Street, Reading, MA 01867Website: CREATIVE LIVING, INC. Creative Living is dedicated to enhancing the lives of developmentally disabled individuals with support forBEST BUDDIES MASSACHUSETTS both themselves and their families, so that they can liveBest Buddies is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people fulfilling lives in their communities.with intellectual disabilities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mary Kate SmallVolunteer Coordinator(s): Kari Gronemeyer Phone: (978) 470-3165Phone: (617) 778-0522 Email: info@creativelivingandover.orgEmail: Address: 368 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810Address: 45 Bromfeld Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02108 Website: www.creativelivingandover.orgWebsite: EASTER SEALS MASSACHUSETTSBROOKLINE QUEST Easter Seals provides services to ensure that childrenBrookline Quest helps establish and support traditional and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live,and innovative recreational, leisure, and cultural activities learn, work, and play.that will encourage Brookline-area young adults with Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16special needs to develop physical fitness, prepare for Volunteer Coordinator(s): Colleen Flanaganentry into community programs, and more. Phone: (617) 226-2635Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Email: cflanagan@eastersealsma.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Kathy Jansky Address: 89 South Street, 1st Floor,Phone: (617) 273-2659 Boston, MA 02111Email: Website: P.O. Box 191, Brookline, MA 02446Website: www.brooklinequest.org28 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 32. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSTHE MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION FOR NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTALTHE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED ILLNESS OF MASSACHUSETTS (NAMI)The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually NAMI seeks to improve the quality of life both forImpaired assists those with sight loss in Greater Boston people with mental illnesses and for their families.and beyond. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 accompanied by an adult Volunteer Coordinator(s): Cindy NelsonVolunteer Coordinator(s): Karen Crook Matthews; Phone: (781) 938-4048Josh Warren, Fair Contact Email: cindynelson@namimass.orgPhone: (617) 972-9119; 617-732-0241 Address: 400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6650,Email:; Woburn, MA Website: www.namimass.orgAddress: 200 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA 02446Website: OUTDOOR EXPLORATIONS Outdoor Explorations makes the outdoors aMASSACHUSETTS DOWN SYNDROME welcoming place for people with disabilities.CONGRESS (MDSC) Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16The goal of the MDSC is to ensure individuals with Down Volunteer Coordinator(s): Dave Sheehansyndrome in Massachusetts are valued and included. Phone: (781) 395-4999Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Email: dave@outdoorexp.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Colleen Endres Address: 98 Winchester Street, Medford, MA 02155Phone: (781) 221-0024 Website: www.outdoorexp.orgEmail: cendres@mdsc.orgAddress: 20 Burlington Mall Road, Suite 261,Burlington, MA 01803 SPECIAL OLYMPICS MASSACHUSETTSWebsite: We provide sports training for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Martha Dove Phone: (508) 485-0986 x219 Email: Address: 512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 Website: TENNIS SERVES Tennis Serves strives to bring the sport of tennis to the visually impaired. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sejal Vallabh Phone: (617) 620-9000 Email: Address: P.O. Box 590155, Newton Centre, MA 02459 Website: PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE volunteer creating lego sets that will be shared among biology classrooms in the Boston Public Schools. See listing on page 33. THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 29
  • 33. — TRIANGLE Through support, challenge and opportunity, Triangle empowers people with disabilities and their families to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. They are committed to helping the world realize that we are all people with ability. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 - - Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeff Gentry Phone: (781) 388-4357 Email: Address: 420 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148 7th Annual Website: International Women2Women Leadership WINDRUSH FARM THERAPEUTIC EQUITATION, INC. Conference We use horses to expand the personal, emotional, and Young women age 15-19 physical boundaries of all who ride and work. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Boston, Massachusetts Volunteer Coordinator(s): Gina Armano, Summer 2012 Volunteer CoordinatorApplications Available Spring 2012 Phone: (978) 682-7855 Email: Address: 30 Brookview Road, Boxford, MA 01921 Website: Preserving the Environment APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Andrea Muller Phone: (617) 391-6637 x6631 Email: Address: Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Route 16, Gorham, MA 03581 Website: BLUE HILLS TRAILSIDE MUSEUM We promote awareness, appreciation, and active concern for our environment among people of all ages. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Elizabeth Bastable Phone: (617) 333-0690 x223 Email: Address: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186 Website: sanctuaries/blue_hills/index.php
  • 34. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSBOSTON GREENFEST THE FARM INSTITUTEBoston GreenFest is a program of the Foundation for a The mission of The FARM Institute is to operate aGreen Future, Inc. and aims to model and teach sustainabil- teaching farm that educates and engages children andity in exciting ways through our annual outdoor events. adults in agriculture through the operations of a diverseMinimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 working farm.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Karen Weber Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Phone: (617) 477-4840 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sidney Morris, Education DirectorEmail: Phone: (508) 627-7007 x104Address: 4 Archdale Road, Boston, MA 02131 Email: education@farminstitute.orgWebsite: Address: P.O. Box 1868, Edgartown, MA 02539 Website: www.farminstitute.orgCATALOG CHOICECatalog Choice’s mission is to help people reduce unwanted THE FOOD PROJECT — SUMMER YOUTHmail, save natural resources, and protect their privacy. PROGRAMMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 We create a community of diverse individuals who workVolunteer Coordinator(s): Michelle together to build sustainable food systems.Phone: (510) 868-4327 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Email: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Vera Kelsey-WattsAddress: 1845 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703 Phone: (781) 259-8621 x23Website: Email: Address: 10 Lewis Street, Lincoln, MA 01773 Website: www.thefoodproject.orgCHARLES RIVER BOAT CLEAN-UPOur organization is dedicated to removing floating trashfrom the Charles River. FRIENDS OF THE BLUE HILLSMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 We seek to protect and preserve the Blue Hills Reservation.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Tom McNichol Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Phone: Home: (508) 877-3624; Cell: (508) 596-4701 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ken JonesEmail: Phone: (781) 828-1805Address: 26 Lakeview Road, Framingham, MA 01701 Email: lotsoluck@comcast.netWebsite: Address: P.O. Box 416, Milton, MA 02816 Website: www.friendsofthebluehills.orgCHARLES RIVER CONSERVANCYWe increase resources and attention to the task of GOT BOOKS INC.inventing new Charles River Parklands. Our mission at Got Books is to find new uses for usedMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 books people no longer know what to do with or have a useVolunteer Coordinator(s): Danielle Stehlik for. We are dedicated to finding good homes for your donatedPhone: (617) 300-8173 books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio books, and records soEmail: that they can be reused.Address: 4 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Website: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (978) 284-2500 Email: Address: 255 Andover Street, Wilmington, MA 01887 JOIN AT Website: WWW.TEENLIFE.COM NOW! THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 31
  • 35. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSGREEN DECADE NEWTON THE NATICK COMMUNITY ORGANIC FARMOur mission is to create an environment in better balance Our farm provides productive open space, farm products,with the natural world by making significant, measurable and hands-on education year round.improvements in the way we use resources. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeannette ChristensenVolunteer Coordinator(s): Margaret Ford Phone: (508) 655-2204 x3Phone: (617) 964-1995 Email: jchristensen.ncorganic@verizon.netEmail: Address: 117 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760Address: Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada Street, Website: www.natickfarm.orgNewton, MA 02460Website: NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM The New England Aquarium combines education,GREENSCHOOLS entertainment, and action to address challengingGreenschools creates greener learning environments problems facing the ocean.through education and awareness. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lucy IndgeVolunteer Coordinator(s): Robin Organ, Executive Director Phone: (617) 226-2243Phone: (508) 272-9653 Email: teens@neaq.orgEmail: Address: Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110Address: P.O. Box 323, Mansfield, MA 02048 Website: www.neaq.orgWebsite: ROOTS & SHOOTS NEW ENGLANDHALE RESERVATION The mission of Roots & Shoots is to foster respectThe mission of Hale Reservation is to provide stewardship and compassion for all living things.of its land and resources and to offer educational experi- Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14ences that foster responsibility, leadership, and Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kellan Haysappreciation for the natural environment. Phone: (617) 439-9090Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Email: khays@janegoodall.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Jay Walsh, Environmental Address: 89 South Street, Lower Level,Resource Manager Boston, MA 02111Phone: (781) 326-1770 x15 Website: new_england/homeAddress: 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA 02090Website: www.halereservation.orgMASSACHUSETTS AUDUBON SOCIETYMass Audubon works to protect the nature of Teens travelingMassachusetts for people and wildlife. with AMERICANMinimum Age for Volunteers: 15 LEADERSHIPVolunteer Coordinator(s): Pam Sowizral enjoy servicePhone: (781) 259-2205 work abroad.Email: PicturedAddress: 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 here on an "excursion day"Website: in Spain. See listing on page 50.32 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 36. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSTHEMOVE DOSOMETHING.ORGThe MA Outdoor Volunteer Experience (theMOVE) helps young people rock causesorganizes reflective farm-volunteer workdays for diverse they care about.groups throughout the Boston area, to connect folks with Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mike Fantinithe social and natural systems that sustain us daily. Phone: (212) 254-2390Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Email: mfantini@dosomething.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Dave Madan Address: 24-32 Union Square East, 4th Floor,Phone: (617) 461-9393 New York, NY 10003Email: Website: www.dosomething.orgAddress: P.O. Box 381155, Cambridge, MA 02238Website: FOUNDATION FOR METROWEST The Foundation for MetroWest promotes philanthropy inTHE TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS — the region, helps donors maximize the impact of their localAPPLETON FARMS giving, and serves as a resource for local nonprofitThe Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use organizations in the Metrowest areas of Boston.and enjoyment, more than 25,000 acres of property with Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Volunteer Coordinator(s): Debbie BotosMassachusetts. Phone: (508) 647-2260Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Email: dbotos@foundationformetrowest.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Lisa Caissie Address: 21 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760Phone: (978) 840-4446 x1943 Website: www.foundationformetrowest.orgEmail: volunteers@ttor.orgAddress: 572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915Website: NORTH SHORE TEEN INITIATIVE (NSTI) We seek to engage, support, and inspire Jewish adolescents through social networking, community service and experi-URBANFRAME ential Jewish learning, rooting them to Jewish values, andURBANFRAME’S participants apply their creative energy, connecting them to their community.wild ideas, and optimism to local and global challenges Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14using design thinking. Their clients are community based Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lajla LeBlancorganizations in need of new and innovative structures. Phone: (781) 244-5544Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Email: lajla@nsteeninitiative.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Daniel Hewett Address: 4 Community Road, Marblehead, MA 01945Phone: (617) 444-9904 Website: www.nsteeninitiative.orgEmail: dmh@urbanframe.orgAddress: P.O. Box 35, Sudbury, MA 01776Website: PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE (PMD) PMD creates a world in which people and businesses are socially aware and engaged in their communitiesPromoting Volunteerism by organizing group projects. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12BOSTON CARES Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lori TsurudaBoston Cares organizes and leads team-oriented volunteer Phone: (617) 298-0025opportunities and services in and around Boston to make a Email: lori@pmd.orgpositive impact on individuals and communities. Address: P.O. Box 120189, Boston, MA 02112Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Website: www.pmd.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Rachel FreedlinePhone: (617) 422-0910 x208Email: rfreedline@bostoncares.orgAddress: 190 High Street, Boston, MA 02110Website: THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 33
  • 37. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSRYLA/ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 7930RYLA—Rotary Youth Leadership Awards—is a program Youthdesigned to shape leadership skills in students who ABCD CAREER EXPLORATIONSalready possess and demonstrate outstanding leadership Since its inception in 1962, Action for Boston Communitycharacteristics in their high school and community. Development (ABCD) has remained devoted to its missionMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 of promoting self-help for low-income people andVolunteer Coordinator(s): Andy Winig neighborhoods.Phone: (781) 646-9543 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Email: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kenya McGlarenAddress: 238 Marlborough Street, Unit 401, Phone: (617) 348-6395Boston, MA 02116 Email: chapman@bostonabcd.orgWebsite: Address: 200 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111 Website: JEWISH YOUTH MAKING ADIFFERENCE TOGETHER ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE MENTORINGTELEM is about making a difference. It’s an innovative (AFC MENTORING)program for Boston area Jewish teens that integrates Our Boston-based one-to-one AFC Mentors program bringscommunity service, organizing, learning and reflection— together adult mentors and youth in care, such as foster orand provides opportunities for you to make a real change. kinship care, residential care, or adoption.Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18Volunteer Coordinator(s): Shoshanna Czik Volunteer Coordinator(s): Emily HeatonPhone: (617) 457-8671 Phone: (617) 224-1302Email: Email: emily@afcmentoring.netAddress: 126 High Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 Address: 727 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02111Website: Website: www.afcmentoring.orgTHE VOLUNTEER FAMILYThe Volunteer Family provides youth and families with AMERICA SCORES NEW ENGLAND, INC. (ASNE) We empower students in urban communities usingthe inspiration, knowledge, and opportunities to make a soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning.difference in their communities. With teamwork as the unifying value, ASNE inspires youthMinimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and becomeVolunteer Coordinator(s): Heather Jack agents of change in the community.Phone: (508) 561-9064 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15Email: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Aaron AltmanAddress: 101 Arch Street, 19th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 Phone: (617) 553-4694Website: Email: Address: 29 Germainia Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130WAYLAND RECREATION DEPARTMENT Website: www.americascoresboston.orgThe Wayland Recreation Department introduces Waylandteens to the satisfactory experience of helping others duringthe summer.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Volunteer Coordinator(s): JoAnn KiburzPhone: (508) 358-3662 JOIN ATEmail: WWW.TEENLIFE.COM NOW!Address: 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778Website: | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 38. ARLINGTON BOYS & GIRLS CLUB INTERNATIONAL TRAVELThe Arlington Boys & Girls Club is a place that AND STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMSprovides leadership development and decision-makingresponsibilities for all young people, especially thosefrom challenging circumstances.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Volunteer Coordinator(s): Dee Savioli www.aspirebyapi.comPhone: (781) 648-1617Email: dsavioli@abgclub.orgAddress: 60 Pond Lane, Arlington, MA 02474Website: www.abgclub.orgARLINGTON ENRICHMENT COLLABORATIVEWe serve the greater Arlington community through Uno is proud to support the local communities it serves withquality enrichment for middle school age youth. our Dough Rai$ers program. To date, we’ve donated overMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 $4 million to deserving organizations! Host a lunch orVolunteer Coordinator(s): Diana Weisner dinner at a local Uno and earn up toPhone: (781) 643-4794 20% of sales generated from guests.Email: diana@arlingtonenrichment.orgAddress: 63 Acton Street, Arlington, MA 02476 Contact Nami Zylbersztajn atWebsite: 561-504-8649 or START MAKING MONEY FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT TODAY.ARTISTS FOR HUMANITYOur mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divi-sions by providing urban teens with employment in the arts.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Courtney WheelerPhone: (617) 268-7620Email: cwheeler@afhboston.orgAddress: 100 West Second Street, Boston, MA 02127Website: www.afhboston.comASHOKA’S YOUTH VENTUREYouth Venture’s mission is to build a global movement ofyoung people being powerful now, changemakers now.Youth Venture helps teams of people start new youth- Proud to be part of theled organizations. TeenLife Boston 2012Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bret Carr Community Service FairPhone: (617) 624-8074Email: bcarr@youthventure.orgAddress: 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02130Website:
  • 39. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSBIG SISTER ASSOCIATION OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF DORCHESTERGREATER BOSTON Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people,Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s mission is to from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potentialhelp girls realize their full potential by providing them by providing opportunities for personal growth to becomewith positive mentoring relationships with women. contributing, caring, and responsible members of theMinimum Age for Volunteers: 16 community.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer Manager Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15Phone: (617) 236-8060 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mike JoyceEmail: Phone: (617) 288-7120Address: 161 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Email: mjoyce@bcgdorchester.orgWebsite: Address: 1135 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02125 Website: www.bcgdorchester.orgBIKES NOT BOMBSWe provide community-based education and initiate CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS (CSV)development projects with recycled bicycles. CSV supports the academic success of CambridgeMinimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Public School students, grades K-12.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeremy Hanson Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15Phone: (617) 522-0222 x109 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Martha OslerEmail: Phone: (617) 349-6794Address: 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Email: mosler@cpsd.usWebsite: Address: 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 Website: www.csvinc.orgBIRTHDAY WISHESBirthday Wishes provides birthday parties to children CHILD CARE RESOURCE CENTER (CCRC)living in homeless shelters. We promote the healthy development and well-beingMinimum Age for Volunteers: 13 of young children in Cambridge and Somerville.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Courtney Vernadakis Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Phone: (866) 388-9474 x12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mitzi FennelEmail: Phone: (617) 547-1063 x219Address: P.O. Box 590645, Newton Centre, MA 02459 Email: fennelm@ccrcinc.orgWebsite: Address: 130 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.ccrcinc.orgBODIMOJOBodiMojo is an online health and wellness portal for THE CITY SCHOOLteenagers. Teen “confidence” ambassadors can write, The City School strengthens the power of youth to workblog, share health and lifestyle information and tips toward building a just society through creative educationwith other teens. and critical thinking, leadership development, action andMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 service, and promoting understanding and relationshipsVolunteer Coordinator(s): Tara Cousineau across difference.Phone: (617) 333-0441 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Email: Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ruby ReyesAddress: Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, Phone: (617) 822-3075Cambridge, MA 02142 Email: ruby@thecityschool.orgWebsite: Address: 614 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125 Website: www.thecityschool.org36 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 40. 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 yourfamily, but this online community destination is so much more than that. We like tothink 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.
  • 41. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSCITYSPROUTS FREEDOM FROM CHEMICALThe CitySprouts mission is to develop, implement, and DEPENDENCY (FCD)maintain beautiful, resource-rich school gardens in Since 1976, FCD has worked hand in hand with hundredscollaboration with public school communities. of schools across the U.S. and around the world to provideMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills theyVolunteer Coordinator(s): Kim Goldstein need to make intelligent, healthy choices about alcohol andPhone: (617) 876-2436 other drug use.Email: Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14Address: 25 River Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mary ChatsworthWebsite: Phone: (617) 964-9300 Email: Address: 398 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460COMMUNITY BOATING, INC. (CBI) Website: uses sailing as a vehicle to empower its members todevelop independence and self-confidence, improve commu-nication, foster teamwork, and acquire a deeper understand- GATEWAYS: ACCESS TO JEWISH EDUCATION We enable children with special needs to becomeing of community spirit and the power of volunteerism. successful participants in the Jewish community.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15Volunteer Coordinator(s): Marcin Kunicki Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nancy MagerPhone: (617) 523-1038 x23 Phone: (617) 630-9010 x104Email: Email: nancym@jgateways.orgAddress: 21 David Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114 Address: 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459Website: Website: www.jgateways.orgCYCLE KIDS GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTSCycle Kids’ mission is to get children on bicycles and Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, andengage them in physical activity that addresses the health character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scoutsand emotional issues facing today’s under-active, often of Eastern Massachusetts serves more than 45,000 girlsoverweight children. ages 5 to 17 and 17,000 adult volunteers in the 178Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 communities they serve.Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer Coordinator Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12Phone: (617) 661-0908 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Allison KnightEmail: Phone: (857) 453-5346Address: 5 JFK Street, Suite 205, Cambridge, MA 02138 Email: aknight@girlscoutseasternmass.orgWebsite: Address: 95 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.girlscoutseasternmass.orgEAST END HOUSEEast End House is a multi-service community center GOVERNORS YOUTH COUNCILthat uses a holistic approach to promote the well-being, The Youth Councils mission has been to advise theacademic achievement, and successful transition to adult- Governor in making decisions and setting policy to improvehood of children and youth from under-resourced families the lives of young people throughout the Cambridge and surrounding communities. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Anny Jean-Jacques Domercant,Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 DirectorVolunteer Coordinator(s): Tim Severyn Phone: 617 725-4020Phone: (617) 876-4444 Email: Address: Governor’s Office of Community Affairs,Address: 105 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 State House, Room 271-M, Boston, Ma 02133Website: Website: youthcouncil/about/38 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 42. GREATER BOSTON PFLAGGreater Boston PFLAG provides support, education,resources, and advocacy to help youth, their families,and communities with the topic of sexual identity.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Volunteer Coordinator(s): Pam GarramonePhone: (781) 891-5966Email: info@gbpflag.orgAddress: 85 River Street, Suite 3A, P.O. Box 541620,Waltham, MA 02454Website: www.gbpflag.orgHILL HOUSEHill House strengthens community by offering morethan 100 high quality athletic and creative programs,events, and outreach activities that enrich the lives offamilies living in Boston.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 INTERNSHIP PROGRAMVolunteer Coordinator(s): Alexandra Curry “Together we create more possibilities”Phone: (617) 227-5838 x13Email: Visit our web site for more information.Address: 127 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108 Contact Sherri Sigel at ssigel@tec-coop.orgWebsite: www.hillhouseboston.orgJEWISH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OFGREATER BOSTONJewish Big Brothers Big Sisters is dedicated to enrichingthe lives of children and of adults with disabilities byestablishing and supporting one-to-one relationships withprofessionally matched, caring volunteers. Our mission is toprovide a mentor for every child who wants and needs one.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17Volunteer Coordinator(s): Susan GotshalkPhone: (617) 965-7055Email: susan@jbbbs.orgAddress: 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MAWebsite: Learn Everything You Need To Be aJOHN M. BARRY BOYS & GIRLS CLUBOF NEWTON Pro Audio Engineer/ProducerRecognizing that all youth are at risk, the Club inspires at a fraction of the time and cost elsewhere!and enables young people to reach their full potential as Get Professional Hands-On Training!productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Audio Courses include: Engineering 1 & 2, ProTools HD 1, 2 & 3Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Production 1 & 2, Digital Performer and Reason 5.0!Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jennifer McAuliffePhone: (617) 630-2066Email: jmcauliffe@newtonbgc.comAddress: 675 Watertown Street, Newton, MA 02460 email: 617-247-8689Website: BRISTOL RECORDING & VOICE STUDIOS 169 Mass. Ave, Boston
  • 43. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSTHE MARBLE COLLECTION, INC. NANTUCKET BOYS & GIRLS CLUBThe Marble Collection’s mission is to provide Massachusetts Our organization enables young people insecondary students with arts education programs that enhance Nantucket to reach their potential as productive,creative cultivation, educational achievement, social caring, and responsible citizens.development, and collegiate and career success. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Chris CognitoreVolunteer Coordinator(s): Deanna Elliot Phone: (508) 228-0158Phone: (508) 692-8912 Email: programs@nantucketboysandgirlsclub.orgEmail: Address: P.O. Box 269, Nantucket, MA 02554Address: 202 Main Street, Lakeville, MA 02347 Website: www.nantucketboysandgirlsclub.orgWebsite: PIERS PARK SAILING CENTERMASSACHUSETTS STATE SCIENCE & Our mission is to use Boston Harbor and the seasENGINEERING FAIR (MSSEF) beyond to provide year-round recreational, educational,MSSEF is committed to increasing awareness of, exposure to, and and personal growth opportunities for people of allparticipation in inquiry-based learning through the development ages and abilities.of science & engineering projects by middle and high school stu- Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16dents, which are showcased at regional & national science fairs. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bobby MartinVolunteer Coordinator(s): Cora Beth Abel Phone: (617) 561-6677 x13Phone: (617) 491-1508 Email: bmartin@piersparksailing.orgEmail: Address: 95 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA 02128Address: 955 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 305, Website: www.piersparksailing.orgCambridge, MA 02139Website: PROJECT STEP Project Step prepares Black and Latino musiciansMETROLACROSSE, INC. for success in classical music ensembles.We use lacrosse to inspire personal, athletic, and educational Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15success among urban youth. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Javier CaballeroMinimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Phone: (617) 267-5777Volunteer Coordinator(s): Danielle Lacey Email: info@projectstep.orgPhone: (617) 288-9898 x116 Address: Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue,Email: Boston, MA 02115Address: 25 Thomson Place, First Floor, Boston, MA 02210 Website: www.projectstep.orgWebsite: REACH OUT AND READMORE THAN WORDS BOOKSTORE AND CAFE We promote literacy by giving books to childrenMore Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that while teaching parents the joy of reading.empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nora Murphylives by taking charge of a business. Phone: (617) 455-0657Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Email: nora.murphy@reachoutandread.orgVolunteer Coordinator(s): Sarah Hoen Address: 56 Roland Street, Suite 100D,Phone: (781) 788-0035 Boston, MA 02129Email: Website: www.reachoutandread.orgAddress: 376 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453Website: www.mtwyouth.org40 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 44. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONSSCHOOL OF ROCK BOSTON TENACITY, INC.The School of Rock is the nation’s premiere Tenacity provides high-quality literacy and tennisperformance-based music school for ages 6 to 18. programming not only to build academic skills andMinimum Age for Volunteers: 12 improve fitness, but to also foster the development ofVolunteer Coordinator(s): Anderson Mar strong bonds and resilience in its students—skills neededPhone: (617) 923-3434 to succeed in school and life.Email: Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Address: 120 Elm Street, Watertown, MA 02472 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nick LehrWebsite: Phone: (617) 562-0900 x17 Email: Address: 38 Everett Street, Allston, MA 02134SCIENCE CLUB FOR GIRLS Website: www.tenacity.orgOur mission is to increase the self-confidence and literacyin science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEM) of K-12th grade girls belonging to groups that are TOBIN AFTER SCHOOLunderrepresented in these fields, through free programs For preschool through grade 5, the Tobin Schoolthat include hands-on learning, mentorship, and nurtures and challenges the whole child to reach his/herleadership opportunities. maximum potential.Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16Volunteer Coordinator(s): Allison Smith Volunteer Coordinator(s): Stephanie BeaudetPhone: (617) 391-0361 x103 Phone: (781) 444-5444Email: Email: sbeaudet@thetobinschool.orgAddress: 136 Magazine Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Address: 72 School Street, Needham, MA 02492Website: Website: www.thetobinschool.orgSTRONG WOMEN, STRONG GIRLS YOUTH ENRICHMENT SERVICES, INC. (YES)The mission of Strong Women, Strong Girls is to utilize YES inspires and challenges youth with physical andthe lessons learned from strong women throughout mental activities that foster life-long respect for self,history to encourage girls and young women to become others, and the environment.strong women themselves. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Burton MillerVolunteer Coordinator(s): Molly Brenner Phone: (617) 267-5877 x24Phone: (617) 338-4833 Email: volunteer@yeskids.orgEmail: Address: 412 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118Address: 1 Milk Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02109 Website: www.yeskids.orgWebsite: ZUMIX, INC.TEEN VOICES Our mission is to empower youth who use music toTeen Voices supports and educates teen girls to amplify make strong positive change in their lives.their voices and create social change through media. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kim DawsonVolunteer Coordinator(s): Sarah Binning Phone: (617) 568-9777Phone: (617) 426-5505 Email: kdawson@zumix.orgEmail: Address: 260 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA 02128Address: 80 Summer Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02110 Website: www.zumix.orgWebsite: THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 41
  • 45. Acknowledgements TeenLife would like to thank the following organizations that have generously supported our 2012 TeenLife LIVE! Community Service Fair & Expo and 2012 Guide to Community Service. Guide Sponsor RR DONNELLEY RR Donnelley began as a tiny print shop more than a century ago and today is the largest printing company in North America and a dominant player in the world communications arena. We serve organizations large and small who use words and images to inform, educate, entertain and sell. We have the technical know-how, digital infrastructure, reliability, and customer relationships to get words and images in the hands of the right people, in the form they prefer, with the personalization they respond to, at the speed they require. Our distinctive capabilities to manage and distribute words and images help our customers succeed. RR Donnelleys capabilities are unparalleled in New England with production sites in Bedford and Hyde Park, MA, as well as, Manchester and Danbury, CT, providing commercial offset and digital print, mailing, and fulfillment. Contact: Lori Kraemer Email: Website: Entertainment Sponsor BRISTOL RECORDING & VOICE STUDIOS Bristol Recording & Voice Studios is a leading Audio Recording/Production Studio and Artist Develop- ment/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: Website: Media Sponsors MIX 104.1 Boston’s Mix 104.1 is your favorite for the 90s, 2000s and Now! The home of Karson & Kennedy in the morning, Erin O’Malley for your workday, and Gregg Daniels and Fast Freddy for your afternoon drive. You’ll hear today’s hits including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nickelback, and Coldplay; along with favorites like Dave Matthews Band, Adele, Maroon 5, and more. Each Sunday morning, Dan O’Brien hosts the nationally syndicated “Acoustic Sunrise” which showcases Mix superstars in a special acoustic setting at a small intimate performance at the Mix Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you to your home for Boston’s best variety of the 90s, 2000s and Now! Website: Facebook: Twitter: @mix104142 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 46. SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORSHIGH SCHOOL QUIZ SHOWWho will win this year’s battle of the brains? Starting Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. on WGBH 2,join host Billy Costa for the third season of High School Quiz Show. The fast-paced academic gameshow puts 16 eastern Massachusetts public high schools in the spotlight, competing in qualifyingmatches, six playoff matches and ultimately crowning a Massachusetts champion. Major spon-sorship for High School Quiz Show is provided by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation andSafety Insurance. Additional funding is provided by Massachusetts Teachers Association, Xfinity,Harvard Summer School and Subaru of New England.Phone: (617) 300-5400Website: more than 160 Wicked Local community sites, we’ve got you covered. Our Wicked Local sitescover the stories that matter most to you and your family, but this online community destination isso much more than that. We like to think of Wicked Local as a collection of voices. It is a place tocomment on stories, contribute your ideas, read blogs, view videos, and get involved. Get inspired,informed, and empowered in just one click.Website: www.wickedlocal.comVenue SponsorTHE MALL AT CHESTNUT HILLThe Mall at Chestnut Hill is an upscale, two-level center located in the Chestnut Hill section ofNewton. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s in two locations, with the Women’s store located at the westend and the Men’s and Home & Furnishings stores anchoring the east end, the center featuresover 60 specialty boutiques and three excellent restaurants.Address: 199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467Phone: (617) 965-3038Website: www.simon.comBronze SponsorsINTERNSHIP CONNECTIONInternship Connection is an educational, school-to-career program that provides high school andcollege students, ages 15-23, with “real-world” work experience through Summer, Gap Year, orAthletes in Service Internships in Boston and New York City. Students are able to live at home andwork a part-time flexible schedule, leaving time for other activities. Through our proven step-by-step process, students receive career guidance from counselors with Masters Degrees and learnthe skills required when applying to jobs. We establish and supervise an internship with carefullychosen workplace mentors in the student’s field of interest. A program highlight is the mentor’sLetter of Recommendation that students include in their college and job applications.Contact: Dr. Carole JabbawyAddress: 17 Countryside Road, Newton, MA 02459Phone: (617) 796-9283Email: carole@internshipconnection.comWebsite: THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 43
  • 47. SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS 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: REI REI’s passion for the outdoors runs deep. Our mission is to inspire, educate and outfit people for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. REI supports Stewardship via our Outdoor Programs and Community Outreach, which are designed to get people outside and leading healthy active lives, caring for our planet by protecting shared natural spaces, and engaging others in making a difference. In 2011 REI awarded more than 330 grants, totaling $3.7 million to Stewardship-based non-profits across the country. REI also hosted 541 conservation projects featuring 31,206 volunteers. Stewardship is also a core value in how we operate the co-op, finding ways to improve the environmental performance of our business while we strive to generate positive environmental, social and financial results. In 2011, REI’s two distribution centers diverted over 95% of their waste stream from being deposited in a landfill. Phone: (800) 426-4840 Website: TILTON SUMMER Tilton Summer presents the Connecticut River, a 3-week interdisciplinary expedition on the river focusing on the critical topics of environmental stewardship, global citizenship, and American society today. College and employer visits and community service projects located near the river round out your time with us. Join us on the river this summer. Contact: Roland Lemay Address: 30 School Street, Tilton, NH 03276 Phone: (603) 286-1758 Email: Website: Supporting Exhibitors ACCEPTU AcceptU connects applicants with former admissions officers at schools they are interested in attending. These counselors provide 1-on-1 virtual counseling—by phone, Skype and email— that empowers families with the inside knowledge, actionable advice, and support needed for a competitive advantage in the admissions process. AcceptU has helped hundreds of students get admitted to 135 colleges and universities. Address: 229 Berkeley Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 Phone: (617) 424-0700 Email: Website: www.acceptu.com44 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 48. SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS ASPIRE BY API Trek through jungles, climb volcanoes, and volunteer in Costa Rica! Explore the medieval cities, castles, and cathedrals of Europe! Brush up on French, Irish, Italian, or Spanish language and culture and potentially earn college credit before graduating high school! The opportunity is yours—experience the world with Aspire by API! Contact: Courtney Link Address: 301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746 Phone: (512) 600-8921 Email: Website: BUDIBARBUDIBAR BudiBars are an award-winning natural food for your brain. They nourish the mind and body. Support calm, focused thinking. Enhance memory functions. Order today. Website: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROGRAM 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 cleanup project, and climbing Mt. Washington. June 27-August 2, 2012 at the Bowen Elementary School in Newton, MA. Cost: $1,095. Contact: David Backer, Executive Director Phone: (617) 969-0288 Email: Website: GANN ACADEMY Gann Academy balances academic rigor with a supportive, growth-focused community that gives you the opportunity to discover who you are and what you love. Guided by Jewish teachings and diverse experiences, you will develop into an expressive, engaged individual, confident of your abilities and the opportunities ahead. Now accepting applications. Address: 333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 Phone: (781) 642-6800 Email: Website: GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ADVENTURES Global Leadership Adventures offers community service trips to Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Programs are only for high schools students and focus on volunteering and learning about grassroots social movements. On the weekends, students engage in exciting excursions to places of cultural or historical significance. Address: 3636 Camino del Rio North, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92018 Phone: (858) 771-0645 Email: Website: JOOS JOOS is delicious, fresh-pressed, non-pasteurized, organic juice. Each bottle provides an abundance of vitamins, minerals and enzymes and twice the minimum daily requirement of fruits and vegetables. JOOS helps kick start healthy, sustainable eating habits so you feel energized, balanced and rejuvenated. We also offer Reboot Cleanses with health coaching support and JOOSbites—delectible, vegan mini-muffins made from JOOS pulp. Website: THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 45
  • 49. SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS LEARNING PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL (LPI) LPI provides study abroad and community service volunteer programs for U.S. high school students. Classes are taught at accredited foreign universities for college credit, and students receive official college transcripts. Programs include cultural activities, academic services, language exchanges, volunteer opportunities, homestays, and weekend excursions outside the program city. Contact: Brian Pirttima Address: 1112 West Ben White Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704 Phone: (512) 474-1041 Email: Website: MICROSOFT NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER (NERD) The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a research and software in- novation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NERD vertical campus spans two buildings with its primary presence and conference center located at One Memorial Drive and a recently renovated and expanded space located at One Cambridge Center. NERD is home to some of Microsoft’s most strategic teams including Microsoft Research New England, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), SharePoint Workspace, Microsoft Technical Computing, Microsoft Advertising, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office 365, and more. NERD has become a hub of activity for the local com- munity and has hosted more than 900 events and welcomed more than 67,000 visitors during the past two years. Visit our website to learn more and follow us on Twitter. Website: Twitter: @msnewengland RUSTIC PATHWAYS Rustic Pathways specializes in superior quality community service, language immersion, and life skills programs for high school students in over 20 countries throughout the world. The Rustic Pathways mission is to enrich the lives of our students and staff, benefit the parts of the world we serve, and build cultural bridges that lead to greater global understanding and cooperation. Address: P.O. Box 1150, Willoughby, OH 44096 Phone: (800) 321-4353 Email: Website: SAIL CARIBBEAN The leader in teen sailing, scuba, marine biology, and community service programs. No experience required. Our focus is on experiential learning, leadership training and personal growth. We connect you with local youth groups, empowering both parties to learn, lead, and gain an appreciation for each other’s cultures and the environment through sustainable projects. 6th grade through college-aged students welcome! Contact: Mike Liese, Founder/Director Address: 256 Main Street, Suite 1203, Northport, NY 11768 Phone: (800) 321-0994 Email: Website: SHP BICYCLE ADVENTURES SHP provides fun, educational trips for teens in grades 6 to 12. Join us for an adventurous two- to eight- week bicycle touring trip through the countryside of New England, Europe, Canada, or the Pacific Coast. SHP accommodates all cycling abilities, from beginner to experienced. Return with life long memories! Address: 1356 Ashfield Road, P.O. Box 419, Conway, MA 01341 Phone: (800) 343-6132 Email: Website:
  • 50. SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS 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: Website: VERITAS TUTORS Veritas Tutors is an educational consulting company that specializes in subject tutoring, test preparation, and admissions consultation. With outstanding educators from Harvard, MIT, and other elite academic institutions, Veritas Tutors is dedicated to providing the best possible instruction based on the individual learning needs of each student. The cultivation of academic growth and self-discovery constitutes the additional care that sets Veritas Tutors apart from the competition. Address: 1132 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 Phone: (877) 265-6582 Email: Website: THE GIFTCARD WITHPlum Productions is a full-service event NOTHING TO LOSE production company specializing in: NOW NO FEES AFTER PURCHASE FUNDS DO NOT EXPIRE EVENT MANAGEMENT FUNDRAISING CAUSE MARKETING Valid Thru © AMEX What you give is what they get. Plus, it can be used at any Simon® mall and the millions of merchants that accept American Express Cards in the U.S. Available in denominations from $20–$500, it’s just one more way Simon malls make it easier for you to shop smarter. Purchase your Simon Giftcards® today. Located in Chestnut Hill, RT. 9 Westbound. 617.965.3038 617-872-2850 twitter: @PlumBoston 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 or call 1-800-331-5479. Issued by AEPCMC by license from American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc.
  • 51. SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS VONAGE Keep your phone and lose the big bill. Make the switch today. Unlimited local and long distance calling to more than 60 countries with features like Vonage ExtentionsTM at no charge. Contact: Ada Jimenez Phone: (774) 274-9576 Email: Website: Program Exhibitors BOSTON UNIVERSITY INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING WORKSHOP Discover the world of investigative journalism at Boston University. The New England Center for Investigative Reporting two-week summer workshop provides a unique opportunity for motivated writers and high school journalists who want to make a difference through the power of information. Phone: (617) 353-4546 Email: Website: EMPOWER PEACE—WOMEN2WOMEN INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM The Empower Peace Women2Women Program is an international women’s leadership program that brings together emerging young women leaders (ages 15-19) from around the globe, engages them in intensive action-oriented leadership training, and connects them to an international network of influential women leaders. Contact: Tricia Raynard Address: 240 Commercial Street, Suite 2B, Boston, MA 02109 Phone: (617) 912-3800 Email: Website: GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BOSTON Volunteer to assist our dynamic after school program with preschool through 11th graders at the German International School Boston. Work with faculty and select from a wide range of activities such as German & English instruction, music, tennis, soccer, basketball, martial arts, mad science, art, chess, dance, drama club, and yearbook graphic design. Contact: Silvia Beier, Head of Administration & Admissions Address: 57 Holton Street, Boston, MA 02134 Phone: (617) 783-2600 Email: Website: GLOBAL ROUTES Global Routes is a pioneer in the world of value-driven, experiential-based, international program- ming for high school students. We believe an authentic, fun, and impactful program is one directed by service, deepened through immersion, broadened with adventure, and contextualized by leadership. Contact: Rosie Perera, Admissions Director Address: 1 Short Street, Northampton, MA 01060 Phone: (413) 585-8895 Email: Website: www.globalroutes.org48 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 52. SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS LAND’S SAKE AND GREEN POWER Land’s Sake, a non-profit that combines ecologically-sound land management with environmental education, models how public open space can be used and enjoyed by the community. Green Power provides unique opportunities for youth ages 13-17 to learn about food justice, community building, and sustainable agriculture through farm work, community service, and leadership. Contact: Douglas Cook, Education Program Director Address: 27 Crescent Street, Weston, MA 02493 Phone: (781) 893-1162 Email: Website: LIFEWORKS INTERNATIONALLifeworks Backed by over 40 years of experience offering educational programs for youth, Lifeworks International International offers incredible summer community service and adventure travel programs for teenagers in the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, China, Thailand, India, Peru, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands. Phone: (800) 808-2115 or (941) 924-2115 Email: Website: HURRICANE ISLAND OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL Founded in 1964, The Hurricane Island Outward Bound School provides challenging and reward- ing wilderness experiences. Sailing, canoeing, and backpacking expeditions explore the wilderness from the Everglades and Florida Keys to the Northwoods of Maine and the 3,500 islands off its coast. Courses are over a week to two months. Contact: Debbie Murray Address: 39 Mechanic St, Suite 310, Camden, ME 04843 Phone: (855) 802-0307 Email: info@hiobs.oorg Website: PEOPLE TO PEOPLE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: SERVICE IN ACTION Stay on the campus of Tulane University and give to the community through hands-on revitalization projects benefiting those still affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Along the way, you’ll develop your personal community action plan, hear eyewitness accounts of Hurricane Katrina, and enjoy the rich traditions of New Orleans. Contact: Natasha Porter Address: Dwight D. Eisenhower Building, 1956 Ambassador Way, Spokane, WA 99224 Phone: (888) 275-5061 Email: Website: THE EDUCATION COOPERATIVE (TEC)/COLLEGE & CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS 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 for 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 x121 Email: Website: THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 49
  • 53. SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS VISIONS SERVICE ADVENTURES Now in its 24th season, VISIONS blends ambitious service work, cultural immersion, and adventurous exploration. We live in the heart of under-resourced communities in locations around the world. Participants work and socialize with our local hosts. Projects are construction-based, and with some social service. Time also is set aside for travel and activities. Address: 321 East Main Street, Suite 426, Bozeman, MT 59715 Phone: (406) 551-4423 Email: Website: WHERE THERE BE DRAGONS Now celebrating its twentieth season, Where There Be Dragons ("Dragons" for short) runs small-group learning adventures in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Throughwhere there be off-the-beaten-path travel, service, home-stays, language study and wilderness exploration,DRAGONSLEARNING ADVENTURES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD Dragons provides an honest and authentic survey of culture, landscape, and development issues in the worlds most intriguing locales. Since 1993, Dragons has been a pioneer in the field of cross-cultural experiential education and service learning. Contact: Courtney Zenner Address: 3200 Carbon Place #102, Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: (800) 982-9203 x17 Email:, Website: Guide Supporters AMERICAN LEADERSHIP American Leadership is a unique pre-college summer experience abroad. Have fun learning in a global classroom, meet students from across the US and gain important experience to help prepare you for college. Contact: Charlie Lonardo Address: 50 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110 Phone: (800) 989-0888 Email: Website: BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TEEN PROGRAMS Attend BSO concerts and connect with other music-loving teens in the Young Musicians Club and High School Card programs. Develop leadership skills in the Teen Council and Spring Break Teen Internship programs. Observe a High School Open Rehearsal during the school day or compete in the BSO Concerto Competition. Address: 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Phone: (617) 638-9375 Email: Website: Guide Advertisers CARE.COM is the largest and fastest growing service used by families seeking reliable caregivers. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through—child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, pet care, housekeeping by enabling families to connect with a care provider, share a care giving experience, or get advice and news. Website:
  • 54. SINO LANGUAGE GATEWAY (SLG)Our unique programs provide studentsworldwide, ages 8-18, an opportunity tolearn Chinese in China, experience therich culture, and explore the country.Contact: Anna Yu 1-855-802-0307Address: P.O. Box 23634, www.hiobs.orgSan Jose, CA 95153Phone: (866) WITH-SLGEmail: info@sinolanguage.comWebsite: Experience theContributors World on a Bike! SHP has been providing fun,HYPERION TEEN, DISNEY educational bicycle touring tripsPUBLISHING WORLDWIDE through New England, Canada,Books donated by Hyperion Teen, part Europe, and the Pacific Coastof Disney Publishing Worldwide, which for the past 44 years. Trips areis the worlds largest publisher of two to eight weeks for teens inchildrens books and magazines sold grades 6 -12, accommodating (800) 343-6132each year. all cycling abilities. shpbike@gmail.comWebsite: www.bicycletrips.comFacebook: UNLIMITEDRentals Unlimited is New England’spremiere special event rental company. Check outMake every event memorable by addingpersonal touches—each selected by WWW.TEENLIFE.COMyou—from an extensive inventory oflinens, chairs, furniture, place settings, for information on:dance floors, and more. Your eventdeserves the best! Summer and Gap Year ProgramsWebsite: Community ServiceUNO CHICAGO GRILL—BOSTON College AdmissionsUno Chicago Grill has been a favoritefor delicious pizza, but we do so much Independent Schoolsmore! Uno is proud to support local Jobs & Internshipscommunities with our Dough Rai$ersfundraising program for non-profits. To TeenLife Localdate, weve donated more than $4 mil-lion! Host an event at your local Uno andearn up to 20% of sales generated fromguests to support your cause. It is easy!Call us to start making money for yourorganization! C O N N E CTINGContact: Nami Zylbersztajn BRINGINGAddress: 280 Huntington Ave, FAMILIES TO OUT THE BESTBoston, MA 02115 OPPORTUNITIESPhone: (516) 504-8649 IN TEENS F O R TEEN S .Email: nami.zylber@unos.comWebsite:
  • 55. Index We hope that the Greater Boston organizations featured in our guide help you get started on your volunteer journey.NON-PROFITS — ALPHABETICAL 22 Cambridge Arts Council34 ABCD Career Explorations 36 Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)34 Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring 31 Catalog Choice23 AIDS Action/Strongest Link AIDS Services, Inc. 17 Catholic Charities of Boston11 Alzheimers Association, MA/NH Chapter 28 Challenge Unlimited, Inc.34 America Scores New England, Inc. 31 Charles River Boat Clean-up11 American Cancer Society 28 The Charles River Center11 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 31 Charles River Conservancy Boston (AFSP) 36 Child Care Resource Center (CCRC)11 American Heart Association 36 The City School21 American Jewish Historical Society 38 CitySprouts16 American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay 17 Close to Home16 Animal Rescue League of Boston 27 The Colored Pencil Project30 Appalachian Mountain Club 38 Community Boating, Inc.28 Arc of East Middlesex 17 Community Servings35 Arlington Boys & Girls Club 25 Cradles to Crayons16 Arlington Center for the Arts 28 Creative Living, Inc.35 Arlington Enrichment Collaborative 38 Cycle Kids12 Arthritis Foundation, MA Chapter 17 Dare Family Services35 Artists For Humanity 22 DeCordova School Summer Program21 ArtsBoston 23 Dog B.O.N.E.S. Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts22 ArtSpan 33 DoSomething.org35 Ashokas Youth Venture 38 East End House12 Asthma Allergy Foundation of America New England (AAFANE) 28 Easter Seals Massachusetts12 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 17 Ellis Memorial & Eldridge House, Inc.28 Best Buddies Massachusetts 15 Ethos23 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) 17 Families for Depression Awareness24 Beverly Bootstraps Community Services 31 The FARM Institute23 Beverly Hospital 25 Father Bills and MainSpring (FBMS)36 Big Sister Association of Greater Boston 17 Fenway Health GLBT Helpline & Peer Listening Line36 Bikes Not Bombs 31 The Food Project-Summer Youth Program36 Birthday Wishes 22 Forbes House Museum30 Blue Hills Trailside Museum 33 Foundation for MetroWest36 BodiMojo 16 Franklin Park Zoo23 Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) 38 Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD)12 Boston Bikes 31 Friends of the Blue Hills33 Boston Cares 38 Gateways: Access to Jewish Education31 Boston GreenFest 13 Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)25 Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) 38 Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts22 Boston Jewish Film Festival 24 Girls LEAP Self-Defense13 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk 31 Got Books Inc.13 Boston Marine Corps Honor Run 38 Governors Youth Council13 Boston Mobilization 26 The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)25 Boston Rescue Mission (BRM) 39 Greater Boston PFLAG36 The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester 32 Green Decade Newton28 Brookline Quest 32 Greenschools15 Brookline Senior Center 26 Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston52 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 56. Index32 Hale Reservation 27 Pine Street Inn24 Healthworks Community Fitness 14 Princeton Prize in Race Relations26 Heifer International — Northeast Office 14 Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger39 Hill House 40 Project Step24 Hope in Bloom, Inc. 23 Prozdor of Hebrew College26 Horizons for Homeless Children 19 REACH Beyond Domestic Violence18 Hospitality Homes 40 Reach Out and Read16 The Humane League, Boston Office 19 Room to Grow22 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) 32 Roots & Shoots New England18 iStartup Community Centers 27 Rosies Place39 Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston 34 RYLA/Rotary International District 793039 John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton 27 Salvation Army13 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 20 Samaritans, Inc.18 Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles 16 Save A Dog40 The Marble Collection, Inc. 41 School of Rock Boston18 The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House 41 Science Club For Girls29 Massachusetts Association for the Blind and 14 Small Army for a Cause — Be Bold, Be Bald! Visually Impaired 20 Social Capital Inc.32 Massachusetts Audubon Society 29 Special Olympics Massachusetts29 Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) 27 StandUp For Kids - Boston24 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) 41 Strong Women, Strong Girls40 Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair 14 Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Massachusetts13 Melanoma Education Foundation 41 Teen Voices13 Melanoma Foundation of New England 34 TELEM: Jewish Youth Making a Difference Together40 MetroLacrosse, Inc. 41 Tenacity, Inc.16 Milton Animal League 29 Tennis SERVES26 Milton Food Pantry 33 theMOVE24 Milton Hospital Junior Volunteers 41 Tobin After School19 Milton Parks and Recreation Department 30 Triangle13 Minga 33 The Trustees of Reservations — Appleton Farms24 MitoAction 20 United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley40 More Than Words Bookstore and Cafe 33 URBANFRAME23 Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) 27 Victory Programs ReVision Urban Farm23 Museum of Science (MOS) 34 The Volunteer Family40 Nantucket Boys & Girls Club 34 Wayland Recreation Department32 The Natick Community Organic Farm 27 Wellspring House29 National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts 20 West Suburban YMCA (NAMI) 20 Westwood Youth & Family Services14 National Multiple Sclerosis Society 30 Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc.32 New England Aquarium 21 The Womens Center24 New England Baptist Hospital 27 The Womens Lunch Place19 Newton Community Service Center 21 YMCA of Greater Boston: Waltham14 North Shore Medical Center Cancer WALK/RUN (NMSC) 41 Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.33 North Shore Teen Initiative (NSTI) 41 ZUMIX, Inc.16 Northeast Animal Shelter15 Old Colony Hospice NON-PROFITS — BY LOCATION26 On The Rise, Inc.29 Outdoor Explorations Allston14 Ovations for the Cure 41 Tenacity, Inc.14 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Andover28 Partners In Development, Inc. (PID) 28 Challenge Unlimited, Inc.33 People Making a Difference (PMD) 28 Creative Living, Inc.40 Piers Park Sailing Center15 Pine Knoll Nursing Center THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 53
  • 57. IndexArlington 40 Project Step35 Arlington Boys & Girls Club 40 Reach Out and Read16 Arlington Center for the Arts 19 Room to Grow35 Arlington Enrichment Collaborative 32 Roots & Shoots New England 27 Rosies PlaceBeverly 34 RYLA/Rotary International District 793024 Beverly Bootstraps Community Services 20 Samaritans, Inc.23 Beverly Hospital 14 Small Army for a Cause - Be Bold, Be Bald!33 The Trustees of Reservations - Appleton Farms 27 StandUp For Kids - BostonBoston 41 Strong Women, Strong Girls34 ABCD Career Explorations 14 Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Massachusetts34 Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring 41 Teen Voices23 AIDS Action/Strongest Link AIDS Services, Inc. 34 TELEM: Jewish Youth Making a Difference Together21 American Jewish Historical Society 20 United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley16 Animal Rescue League of Boston 34 The Volunteer Family35 Artists For Humanity 27 The Womens Lunch Place21 ArtsBoston 41 Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.35 Ashokas Youth Venture Boxford12 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 30 Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc.28 Best Buddies Massachusetts23 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Brighton36 Big Sister Association of Greater Boston 25 Cradles to Crayons12 Boston Bikes33 Boston Cares Brookline31 Boston GreenFest 13 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk25 Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program 28 Brookline Quest13 Boston Marine Corps Honor Run 15 Brookline Senior Center25 Boston Rescue Mission 29 Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired17 Catholic Charities of Boston27 The Colored Pencil Project Burlington38 Community Boating, Inc. 29 Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress28 Easter Seals Massachusetts17 Ellis Memorial & Eldridge House, Inc. Cambridge17 Fenway Health GLBT Helpline & Peer Listening Line 16 American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay16 Franklin Park Zoo 36 BodiMojo13 Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) 23 Boston Area Rape Crisis Center38 Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts 13 Boston Mobilization38 Governors Youth Council 22 Cambridge Arts Council26 The Greater Boston Food Bank 36 Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)26 Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston 31 Charles River Conservancy39 Hill House 36 Child Care Resource Center18 Hospitality Homes 38 CitySprouts22 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) 38 Cycle Kids24 Massachusetts General Hospital 38 East End House40 MetroLacrosse, Inc. 16 The Humane League, Boston Office23 Museum of Fine Arts 18 The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House23 Museum of Science 40 Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair32 New England Aquarium 26 On The Rise, Inc.24 New England Baptist Hospital 41 Science Club For Girls33 People Making a Difference (PMD) 33 theMOVE27 Pine Street Inn 21 The Womens Center54 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON
  • 58. IndexCanton Mansfield27 Salvation Army 32 greenschoolsConcord Marblehead13 Melanoma Foundation of New England 33 North Shore Teen Initiative (NSTI)Dedham Marlborough24 Hope in Bloom, Inc. 29 Special Olympics Massachusetts MedfordDorchester 24 MitoAction36 The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester 29 Outdoor Explorations36 The City School17 Close to Home Milton24 Girls LEAP Self-Defense 30 Blue Hills Trailside Museum24 Healthworks Community Fitness 22 Forbes House Museum27 Victory Programs ReVision Urban Farm 31 Friends of the Blue Hills 16 Milton Animal LeagueEast Boston 26 Milton Food Pantry40 Piers Park Sailing Center 24 Milton Hospital Junior Volunteers14 Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger 19 Milton Parks and Recreation Department41 ZUMIX, Inc. NantucketEdgartown 40 Nantucket Boys & Girls Club31 The FARM Institute NatickFramingham 33 Foundation for MetroWest11 American Cancer Society 32 The Natick Community Organic Farm11 American Heart Association 14 Ovations for the Cure31 Charles River Boat Clean-up NeedhamGloucester 12 Asthma Allergy Foundation of America New England27 Wellspring House 28 The Charles River CenterGorham 14 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge30 Appalachian Mountain Club 41 Tobin After SchoolIpswich Newton28 Partners In Development, Inc. 11 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Boston 12 Arthritis Foundation, Mass. ChapterJamaica Plain 36 Birthday Wishes34 America Scores New England, Inc. 38 Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD)36 Bikes Not Bombs 38 Gateways: Access to Jewish Education17 Community Servings 32 Green Decade Newton15 Ethos 18 iStartup Community Centers 39 Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater BostonLakeville 39 John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton40 The Marble Collection, Inc. 13 MingaLexington 23 Prozdor of Hebrew College22 ArtSpan 29 Tennis SERVES15 Pine Knoll Nursing Center 20 West Suburban YMCALincoln Peabody22 DeCordova School Summer Program 13 Melanoma Education Foundation31 The Food Project-Summer Youth Program Quincy32 Massachusetts Audubon Society 25 Father Bills and MainspringMalden30 Triangle THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 55
  • 59. IndexRandolph Princeton, NJ15 Old Colony Hospice 14 Princeton Prize in Race RelationsReading New York, NY28 Arc of East Middlesex 33 DoSomething.orgRoxbury Rutland, VT17 Dare Family Services 26 Heifer International - Northeast Office26 Horizons for Homeless Children SPONSORS, CONTRIBUTORS & ADVERTISERSSalem14 North Shore Medical Center Cancer WALK/RUN 10, 44 AcceptU16 Northeast Animal Shelter 50 American Leadership 35, 45 Aspire by APIScituate 50 Boston Symphony Orchestra23 Dog B.O.N.E.S. Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts 30, 48 Boston University Investigative Reporting Workshop 39, 42 Bristol Recording & Voice StudiosSudbury 25, 45 BudiBar16 Save A Dog 1, 50 Care.com33 URBANFRAME 30, 48 Empower PeaceWaltham 30, 45 Environmental Science Program17 Families for Depression Awareness 19, 45 Gann Academy39 Greater Boston PFLAG 30, 48 German International School Boston40 More Than Words Bookstore and Cafe 25, 45 Global Leadership Adventures14 National Multiple Sclerosis Society 10, 48 Global Routes19 REACH Beyond Domestic Violence 43, C3 High School Quiz Show21 YMCA of Greater Boston: Waltham 49, 51 Hurricane Island Outward Bound School 51 Hyperion Teen: Disney Publishing WorldwideWatertown 15, 43 Internship Connection11 Alzheimers Association, MA/NH Chapter 1, 45 JOOS41 School of Rock Boston 10, 49 Lands Sake and Green Power 19, 46 Learning Programs International (LPI)Wayland 9, 49 Lifeworks International34 Wayland Recreation Department 43, 47 The Mall at Chestnut HillWellesley Hills 46 Microsoft New England Research & Development13 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Center (NERD) C2, 42 Mix 104.1West Bridgewater 49 People to People18 Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles 47 Plum Productions 9, 44 REIWest Newton 35, 51 Rentals Unlimited22 Boston Jewish Film Festival 42, BC RR Donnelley19 Newton Community Service Center 1, 46 Rustic PathwaysWestwood 19, 46 Sail Caribbean32 Hale Reservation 46, 51 SHP Bicycle Adventures20 Westwood Youth & Family Services 39, 51 Sino Language Gateway (SLG) 51 TeenLifeWilmington 39, 49 The Education Cooperative (TEC)31 Got Books Inc. 12, 44 The Princeton Review 2, 44 Tilton SummerWoburn 19, 47 Travel for Teens29 National Alliance on Mental Illness of Mass. 35, 51 UNO Chicago Grill — Boston20 Social Capital Inc. 25, 47 Veritas TutorsBerkeley, CA 25, 50 VISIONS Service Adventures31 Catalog Choice 9, 48 Vonage 10, 50 Where There Be Dragons 37, 43