Volunteer with SCI Dorchester

Are you looking for ways to get involved in the community? Do you have some spare time or skills that you would like to use to make Dorchester a better place to live? Does your organization need volunteers to help you achieve your mission? The Volunteer page at MyDorchester is where you can find and promote individual and group volunteer opportunities in the Dorchester area. Everyday, we post opportunities with local clinical and community services organizations. We also send out a biweekly volunteer blast that you can sign up for below. Check out some of the opportunities below and if you are looking for more information or have any questions, email our Volunteer Coordinator or call our offices at 617-822-8297.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering for Oscars on the Avenue


Sunday, March 2, at 7pm marks the return of Oscars on the Avenue - SMAMS’ biggest fundraiser of the year. This community celebration of the Academy Awards will feature delicious Tavolo hors d’oeuvres, our own “Joan Rivers” and awards, a fantastic auction, and more!

Volunteers are need leading up to the day of the event, assist with preparation, and help during the event.

For more information about the need and responsibilities please contact:

Meaghan Overton, Executive Director
St. Mark's Area Main Street, Inc.
1914 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124
617-825-3846 | www.smams.org

Codman Square Tax Clinics


The Codman Square Tax site is open Mondays and Wednesdays 4-9 pm and Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm. Volunteers are needed at least 5 hours per week (one session) for the duration of the tax season (Jan. 27 - April 15). There is flexibility with this need however.

Volunteers would need to sign up, attend a training and become certified in order to prepare taxes. All of that information can be found here: http://www.bostoncares.org/eitc.

There is also a need for "greeters" who provide intake services and manage individuals as they wait at the tax site. They do not need to be trained or certified to prepare taxes. The greeter is one of the most important people at the site - they keep the (sometimes upwards of 100) people informed and in-line, while also providing positive customer service.

Boston International high School Writing Center

WriteBoston currently needs writing tutors to volunteer for 2-4 hours per week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Boston International High School. Boston International serves students with limited English skills who are recent immigrants from all over the world. This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers who are passionate about writing to help students in the Dorchester community who are English language learners.

For more information please feel free to call

Allison Fisher

Volunteer with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute


Volunteers are the heart of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. They are looking for people with the following skills. 

* Secretarial skills     

* Connection to the government and lobbying skills

* Clinical skills         

* Board leadership skills

* Fund raising skills     

* Public relation skills

* Teaching skills         

* Advanced computer skills

Contact: 617-825-1917


Volunteer with the Girl Scouts!

Want to make a difference in a girl's life? Join together with colleagues or friends and help out at Girl Scouts. Or, volunteer on your own and meet new people! We are looking for volunteers to help support current programming and to start new troops in the neighborhood.
For more information-www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/volunteer. >> Read More