MyDorchester Volunteer Listings

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. Here we post opportunities with local clinical and community service organizations. We also send out a 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 617-822-8733.


  • Click here to fill out our volunteer application.
  • Click here to request volunteers for your event or service opportunity.
  • Click here to sign up for the volunteer eBlast (make sure to check "Dorchester VolunteerBlast" list)

Current Volunteer Opportunities


The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon | July 21 & 22

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Boston Medical Center is gearing up for the annual Boston Triathlon on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 which will be held at DCR’s Carson Beach. They are looking for volenteers if you are intersted click here. Lots of positions avaliable!

Date: Saturday July 21 & Sunday 22

Location: South Boston, MA (various locations)

Hours: Varies

For more info go to https://bit.ly/2MOmYb5.

Free Fun Friday at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute | July 13, 2018

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On Friday, July 13, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute participates in offering a “Free Fun Friday” through support from the Highland Street Foundation. The Institute is open for free all day and many volunteers will be needed for the event. If interested, please email your resume to eileen.donovan@emkinstitute.org

Date: July 13, 2018 (Volunteers will be expected to serve at least 4 hours)

Location: 210 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA, 02125

# of Volunteers Needed: 15 or more

Qualifications: Must be 18 or older

Volunteers Needed for Shawmut Walkway Cleanup | June 2nd

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Neighbors and volunteers from Boston Cares will work together to weed and clean up the garden beds along the walkway to the Shawmut MBTA Station. The garden beds are planted with a many kinds of edible and medicinal plants.  Garden gloves, tools and water will be provided. Please join us!

Date: June 2nd, 2018 from 9-Noon

Location: Shawmut MBTA Station Walkway at Mather Street

Sign up to volunteer HERE!

Love Your Block: The Cornerstone Lot | May 26, 2018

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Love Your Block Grant project at the Cornerstone needs your help! Mt. Bowdoin Betterment Association are revitalizing planters by adding trellis and new flowers and decorative plants, and cleaning the lot. Everyone is welcome to help beautify Four Corners! Materials will be provided. 

Date: Saturday, May 26 10AM-3PM

Location: 5 Bowdoin Street, The Cornerstone Lot

Volunteers needed: 5-15

 

Click HERE to sign up to be a volunteer for the project.

Dorchester Bay EDC- Social Media Marketing| April 9, 2018

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Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation is looking for volunteers who are familiar with digital marketing, specifically social media marketing. Some of the  required duties are drafting weekly social posts, engage users online, host twitter chats, live tweet events, etc. Volunteers can either can work at the Dorchester Bay Office or remotely.

Location: 594 Columbia Road, Suite 302 Dorchester, MA 02125

Hours: 10-15hrs per week is ideal but not required

Requirement: Computer Skills

If you are interested, please email info@mydorchester.org as soon as possible. 

Boston Hassle | Spring-Summer 2018

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Be a part of Boston Hassle (Fields Corner location) to make Dorchester a better place for music and art! Help is needed throughout the spring and summer for various events and projects. Here are some of the areas you can serve in:

-Arts Administration 

-Fundraising and Grant writing

-Graphic Design and Artist Coordination 

-Booking, Organizing and Promotion 

-Social Media Promotion 

Location: Dorchester Art Project 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02122

Hours: 2-10 per week

Length of Commitment: at least 3 months

Requirements: None

 

If you love art, music, and film, then please don't hesitate and become a volunteer today! Email info@mydorchester.org for more information.

Spring Cleanup at Sharon's Park & Polish Triangle| May 19, 2018

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Join the John W. McCormack Civic Association on May 19th from 10AM-2PM for a neighborhood park beautification project! Many helping hands are needed for mulching, raking, light pruning, and trash pick up.

Locations:

1) Sharon's Park at Mt. Vernon St. / Buttonwood St.

2) Polish Triangle at Dorchester Ave. & Howell St.

Time: Saturday, May 19th 10AM-2PM

Volunteers needed: 10-20

If you are interested in this spring cleanup at either location, please click HERE to sign up.

Oldways- Cooking Instructor | April 4, 2018

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Oldways is looking for volunteers to teach their six-week A Taste of African Heritage cooking and nutrition curriculum to community members in the Boston metropolitan area. Teaching an entire class series requires about 15-16 hours of time over the course of the series (roughly six, 2-hour class sessions, plus clean up, set up, and possibly some grocery shopping). Oldways will provide training and teacher certification, so prior teaching experience is not required. However, being comfortable in the kitchen and passionate for nutrition, healthy eating, plant-based foods, and enthusiasm for teaching and learning about African diaspora foods are important!

Location: Varies, but one permanent location is the Teaching Kitchen located at 450 Washington St. Dorchester 02124

Hours: 3-4 hrs per week >> Read More

CSHC- Enrollment | April 3, 2018

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Codman Square Health Center is currently looking for multiple volunteers to assist our Enrollment Department! 

Location: 637 Washington Street, Dorchester MA 02124

Start date: ASAP

Length of commitment: a few months (preferably 4 months)

Hours: 20hrs per week is ideal 

Responsibilities: patient tracking, make outreach calls to patients, answer questions regarding the enrollment process, assist with Codman's BACO enrollment period

Qualifications: 18 or older, computer skills, some experience in marketing/outreach, profient in Excel

 

If interested, please email info@mydorchester.org asap!!

ADSL- Sport Coaches Needed | Spring- Summer 2018

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All Dorchester Sports & Leadership (ADSL) is currently looking for people to volunteer as sporting coaches for t-ball and baseball for young children in elementary and middle school. Coaches will receive compensation for commitment.

Sports:

  • T-ball (May- June)
  • Baseball (June- August)

Number of Coaches/Volunteer needed: 8

Responsibilities: Managing teams and conducting clinics

Requirement: 18 or older, prior coaching experience or experience playing the sport

 

If interested, please email info@mydorchester.org

BGMS- Closing the Digital Divide Project | Mar. 28, 2018

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Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets (BGMS) is trying to be pro-active in keeping the wealth w/ POC small business owners in this city. So we aim to 1) retain our residents as they're the market base for our business owners and 2) expand our business owners market base to include the larger community so they can maintain sustainability.

BGMS have set aside $10,000 to be used on this project and need volunteers to implement the following:

1) Assess the hair salons and businesses in the neighborhood who can use this: https://squareup.com/shop/hardware/us/en/products/ipad-mini-cellular-pos-kit-wellness >> Read More

CANCELLED: Love Your Block: Grove Hall

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Are you interested in a joining a neighborhood cleanup or beautification project?

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets will be hosting a full day beautification project on May 19th. Currently, of the 91 tree pits in the Grove Hall business district, only 11 have mulch. Therefore, the goal of this event is to weed and mulch as many as possible. Tools and equipment will be provided. 

Location: 320 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121

Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Time: 9AM-3PM

# of Volunteers Needed: 10-20

This event is currently cancelled due to the lack of mulch. 

ADSL- Teachers for Enrichment Program | Feb. 12

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All Dorchester Sports & Leadership is currently in search for volutneers to help with their Enrichment Program.

If you have a skill (science, yoga, health, make origami, etc) and you can facilitate an one hour long acitivty plan to kids, then you should sign up to join ADSL's Enrichment Program!

Location: 1565 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

Lengh of Commitment: at least 2 months

Hours: 1 hour per week, 5-6pm

Qualifications: 

Have a skill that you want to share with kids ranging from ages 5- 13

Those looking for teaching experiences are encourge to volunteer!

 

Also, ADSL wants to recruit volunteers for Family Fun Day (a community resource fair) on May 19. Email info@mydorchester.org if you're interested in these opportunities.  

ADSL- Tutor/ Mentor on Tuesdays | Feb. 12

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All Dorchester Sports & Leadership (ADSL) is currently looking for 1-3 volunteers to provide academic assistance to students. 

Location: 1565 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

Minimum Length of Commitment- 2 months

Hours: Every Tuesdays, 2pm-5:30pm

Requirement: None

 

Also, ADSL wants to recruit volunteers for Family Fun Day (a community resource fair) on May 19. Email info@mydorchester.org if you're interested in these opportunities.  

BGMS- Social Media Assistant | Feb. 9, 2018

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Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets is currently looking for volunteers to assist local businesses in technical support.  

Location: the Bowdoin Geneva Neighborhood

Start Date: ASAP

Length of Commitment: At least a full day

Hours: Few hours per week is ideal 

Description: A social media assistant will help business owners connect to the digital economy by creating email accounts, linking them to banking accounts, creating PayPal accounts and social media accounts, then link all accounts to their cell phones and show them how it manage all the accounts. 

Qualifications:

-Technology Skills (familiarity with Square Reader, or Paypal is a plus)

-Knowledge of various social media platforms

-Communications Skills

 

If interested, please email info@mydorchester.org

 

CSHC- Greeter | Feb. 02, 2018

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Codman Square Health Center is currently looking for multiple volunteers to be at our Greeter desk!

Location: 637 Washington Street, Dorchester MA 02124

Start date: ASAP

Length of commitment: at least one month

Hours: Evening shift 4:45pm- 9:30pm, Sunday through Saturday. Hours depends on the availability of the volunteer. Ideally, a volunteer should be able to commit 10+ hrs per week.

Description of volunteer role: A Greeter welcome and assists individuals who come to the health center and helps direct people to the services they need. S/He should have a friendly manner and maintain a professional setting at the Greeter desk 

Requirements:

Customer service oriented

CORI and SORI check

Attend Volunteer orientation (optional for now)

Proof of immunizations >> Read More

CSHC- Registration Department is looking for New Volunteers | Feb. 01, 2018

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Evening shift volunteers needed in Registration Department of Codman Square Health Center!

Location: 637 Washington Street, Dorchester MA 02124

Start date: ASAP

Length of commitment: at least one month

Hours: Between 4:45pm and 9:30pm, Sunday through Saturday. Hours depends on the availability of the volunteer. Ideally, a volunteer should be able to commit 10+ hrs per week. 

Description of volunteer role: Volunteers need to be computer savvy, customer service oriented, and attention to details. S/He adheres to the registration and payment established guidelines in accordance with the health center’s policies, procedures and standards. 

Requirements:

Customer service oriented

CORI and SORI check

Attend Volunteer orientation (optional for now) >> Read More

CSHC Department of Pediatrics | Jan. 31, 2018

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Volunteers are needed at Codman Square Health Center's busy pediatrics department. Currently, we are looking for volunteers to read to children as they wait for their visits. The purpose is to provide distraction and some modeling for parents around the fun and richness of reading!

 

Requirements:

Ability to read comfortably at the 5th grade reading level

Pass CORI and SORI check

Proof of immunization

 

Start Date: Ongoing

Length of Minimum Commitment: One Month (2 hours per week)

Location: Codman Square Health Center, Pediatric Waiting Area

 

If interested, please email info@mydorchester.org

 

Become an Academic Mentor! |Jan. 31, 2018

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Boston Partners in Education is seeking volunteer academic mentors to support Boston’s public schools students by providing them with focused, individualized, in-school mentoring.

What do Academic Mentors do?

Academic mentors work one-on-one or with a small group of 2-4 students for an hour a week during the school day. As an academic mentor, you will support a student’s academic and personal growth, and in many cases become an adult role model. Opportunities are available in all grades (pre K-12) and subject areas.

 

Student/Volunteer matches are made based on your preferences:

  • Location-- Boston Public Schools in Dorchester and beyond!

  • Availability

  • Subject matter

  • Grade level >> Read More

Bright Beginning 4 Kidz |Jan. 29, 2018

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Interested in volunteering at a day care to read to young children and facilitate arts and crafts activities?

Sensitive and campassionate individuals are encourage to join as children have been exposed to trauma. 

Ideal Start Date: Febuary 5th, 2018

Length of Commitment: Two days per week (1 hour per session)

Location: Bright Beginning 4 Kidz Home daycare 31 Warner St Dorchester, MA 02124

Contact Kenaya Washington to schedule an interivew
Call 857.204.0764 or email Brightbeginning4kidz@gmail.com