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

Love Your Block: Grove Hall | May 19, 2018


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

If interested, please email

ADSL- Teachers for Enrichment Program | Feb. 12


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


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 if you're interested in these opportunities.  

ADSL- Tutor/ Mentor on Tuesdays | Feb. 12


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 if you're interested in these opportunities.  

BGMS- Social Media Assistant | Feb. 9, 2018


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. 


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

-Knowledge of various social media platforms

-Communications Skills


If interested, please email


CSHC- Greeter | Feb. 02, 2018


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 


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


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. 


Customer service oriented

CORI and SORI check

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

CSHC Department of Pediatrics | Jan. 31, 2018



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!



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


Become an Academic Mentor! |Jan. 31, 2018


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


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

Volunteers Needed at Horizons for Homeless Children | Jan. 29th, 2018


Become a superhero to homeless children living in shelters in Dorchester. Volunteer just 2 hours a week with Horizons for Homeless Children, and you can make a difference in their lives just by playing with them. The volunteer shifts are Monday-Thursday evenings 6-8pm. 

An initial training and a commitment of two hours a week for six months are required.

Upcoming volunteer training:
Thursday, February 15th
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Roxbury, MA

More info: visit or call 617.553.5488 to apply

Outdoors RX | 2017


Outdoors RX is looking for volunteers in the Dorchester area! Come help kids and families get active outside and learn about nature right here in Boston. They are looking for short and term volunteers who will be willing to help out throughout the summer.



From May 1st - August 31st



5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108




Volunteering at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum | March 25, 2017

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking a diverse group of volunteer museum guides. The next general information session is coming soon.  Come enjoy refreshments and learn more about how to volunteer.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Gen2Gen volunteer recognition event | March 20, 2017


Gen2Gen is a national campaign to help children by connecting older people with the young. Their goal is to help young people in the Boston area thrive by engaging an untapped resource of older adults in volunteer and paid roles. Join Gen2Gen at the BCYF Grove Hall senior center to recognize community volunteers and to learn about paid, stipend and volunteer opportunities with our partner organizations, who are youth serving non-profits in your community, so you can also help kids thrive.



March 20



Grove Hall BPL






Playworks volunteers | 2017


Playworks seek volunteers from the age 50+Generation to work with children ages 5-12 as an Assistant Recess Coach in our Dorchester/Roxbury partner schools.


Volunteers must be able to:

  • Commit to mid-day school recess
  • Commit to volunteering at least once a week
  • Commit to volunteering for the bulk of the school year


By becoming a Playworks volunteer, you will become:

  • A vital member of a school’s recess team by assisting with recess games
  • Act as an informal role model or “grandparent figure” to children ages 5-12
  • Part of a national movement where adults across the country are using recess as a way to make a positive impact on the lives of children and promote healthy relationships


As a Playworks volunteer team member you will have the opportunity to: >> Read More

Dorchester Winter Farmers Market Volunteer Opportunities | 2017


Hello Dorchester! We are looking for a few more volunteers to serve at the weekend farmers market on Saturdays between 10:00 am & 1:00 pm. The Dorchester Winter Farmers Market will be hosted at 6 Norfolk St. Dorchester from now until March.

Please let us know:


Volunteer with Boston Lead Paint Initiative 16


 The Office of Fair Housing and Equity and the Codman Square Health Center have collaborated to reduce lead paint. make a difference in the lives of those in your neighborhood! We need 25 volunteers to make a positive impact. If you want to be an agent of change please contact us ASAP!



October 29th




637 Washington St, Boston, MA 02124




Volunteer at the Daily Table!

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Position Summary:  Dorchester residents are strongly encouraged to volunteer.

Daily Table is looking for volunteers to work with the Daily Table team. The ideal candidates will share the vision of the organization and have a passion for its mission. Daily Table has a very collaborative work environment; we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the extraordinary commitment and flexibility of our staff. We are looking for individuals who can adapt to a changing environment and work collaboratively as part of a team.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • Food preparation (including sorting, cleaning, chopping, cooking)
  • Packaging prepared food
  • Labeling prepared food
  • Running sampling station

Commitment >> Read More

Registration Volunteers needed at Codman Square Health Center!

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Volunteers needed in Registration Department of Codman Square Health Center

Location: 637 Washington Street, Dorchester MA 02124

Start date: ASAP

Length of commitment: 3-6 months

Hours/week: 20-30, It could be between 3p and 8p, Monday to Friday,  based on the total hours the volunteer is willing to volunteer, per week.  Maybe some Saturdays, if the volunteer is available.

Description of volunteer role: Volunteers need to be computer savvy and understand customer service and how to handle patient navigation, with attention to details. The assignment will be reception desk check-in, checking for MassHealth QC Eligibility, and helping patients to their assigned department/medical office.


18 and over

CORI and SORI check

Complete a volunteer orientation >> Read More