MyDorchester Volunteer Listings

UPDATE: MyDorchester will undergo a decrease in staffing, effective until September. Please expect a delay in responses from us via We also ask that you check for updates on our social media accounts, which will remain somewhat active throughout this time. Please keep an eye out for our weekly eBlasts!

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we look forward to returning to full-staffing in September!

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 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

Volunteer For MyDorchester!

Volunteer For My Dorchester

Community Outreach Volunteer

MyDorchester is looking for a motivated new volunteer to support our communications work! The selected candidate will help us enhance MyDorchester’s visibility and impact by supporting the maintenance and ongoing development of our community guide. Become part of the team and contribute to our mission of keeping Dorchester healthy, engaged and thriving.  Ideally, the volunteer would commit to volunteering at MyDorchester for a minimum of 4-6hrs/wk.

Primary Function
            -Manage online content, including updating, formatting, and posting new community

·           -Collaborate with staff on identifying new community resources >> Read More

Bike to Market needs Volunteers!

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On Thursdays this summer Boston Cyclists Union will be holding their bike-to-market program at the Dudley Town Common Farmers Market. Join us by volunteering as a bike ambassador or bike mechanic.

When: Thursday, June 4th


Where: 375 Dudley Street

Roxbury, MA  02119

sign up as a Bike repair volunteer- Beginning, intermediate and advanced bike repair skills. (Volunteers interested in partial shifts can list hours in the sign-up window.) >> Read More

Uphams Corner Main Street Annual Fundraiser Needs Volunteers!

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Strand Theatre Dorchester and Uphams Corner Main Street are holding their Annual Fundraiser on Tuesday, June 9th, and need volunteers!


Name of event: Strand Theatre/UCMS Goes Platinum!

When: Sunday, June 9th

All Day

Where: Strand Theatre/Uphams Corner Main Street

Columbia Road, Uphams Corner, Dorchester

Volunteers needed: 10

Specific requirements: 18 or older

Volunteer responsibilities (see attached sign-up sheet): 

  • Registration/tickets
  • Green room and dressing room assistance
  • Food servers
  • Set up/clean up/break down
  • Vendor assistance
  • Ushers

If interested in this opportunity contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email!

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Volunteer with Mattapan United!

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Mattapan United is seeking volunteers! Do you have a few hours in the day to spare? Are you looking to get involved and give back to the Mattapan Community?


Mattapan United is a community organizing process that connects residents and other leaders to define the future of Mattapan. This resident-led process, convened by ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center, resulted in a community contract that identifies strengths and challenges, and outlines solutions. Mattapan United envisions a community grassroots engagement process that creates an identity of Mattapan as a dynamic, desirable place to live, work and visit.


Description of volunteer role:

  • office assistance
    • event planning
    • phone outreach
    • office maintenance/organization
  • community outreach
    • flyering
    • meeting organizations in the community

Days of week: flexible

Hours per day/week: flexible

Requirements: none


If interested in this volunteer opportunity contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email!


The Dorchester Day Parade needs YOU!


The Dorchester Day Parade is an annual celebration of our diverse and incredible community! Volunteers are needed to help with setting up the 4 divisions of the parade, making sure the divisions get on the route in order and walking the parade route to keep order. 


When: Sunday, June 7th

12:00PM-4:00PM (time frame may change)

Where: Dorchester Day Parade Route (corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and travels along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue.)

Volunteers needed: 15-20

Requirements: 18 or older

can stand for 4+ hours


For more information on the Dorchester Day Parade:


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Volunteer to Play with Horizons for Homeless Children!

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Volunteers are needed to play with young children living in family homeless shelters throughout Massachusetts.

Horizons for Homeless Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless children by providing quality play and opportunities for early education. A commitment of 2 hours a week for 6 months and formal training are required.


Help a homeless child learn, play, and thrive: | 617-553-5488



Upcoming volunteer training:

Saturday, May 30

Roxbury, MA

9:30 am- 3:30 pm


For more information contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or!


Volunteer at the Daily Table!

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Position Summary:  Dorchester residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

Daily Table is looking for several volunteers to work with the Daily Table team on a regular part-time basis.   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: >> Read More

ADSL Needs an Athletic Training Volunteer!

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All Dorchester Sports League needs an energetic and consistent volunteer to train a group of high school athletes twice a week- including weight lifting, cardio, strength training, etc!


Opportunity name: ADSL Athletic Trainer Volunteer

Location: ADSL Field House

1565 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester

Minimum commitment: 3 months

Start Date: ASAP

Hours per week: 2 (1 per day)

Days of week: Mondays and Wednesdays

Volunteer Requirements: CPR/First Aid training, willing to partake in an interview

Description of responsibilities: We need a personal trainer (or someone with training experiences) to come and coach a group of high school athletes on Mondays and Wednesdays. This person would spend one hour on each day on a training session with these students- all encompassing training.


If interested in this opportunity contact Briana Blair at or 617-822-8733!


Volunteer with Girl Scouts!

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The Codman Square Library is in need of volunteers for their Girl Scouts troop! If you're good with kids, enjoy leadership roles, and want to do your part for the community, this opportunity is perfect for you!


Project name: Troop leader at Girl Scouts at Codman Square Library

Location: Codman Square Library

690 Washington Street, Dorchester

Volunteers needed: 2

Length of commitment: March through June

Hours per week: 1 (Mondays, 6-7PM)



If you are interested in this opportunity or have any further questions, please contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email her at!


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

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

Proof of immunizations


If interested in this opportunity please contact Briana Blair at or call (617)822-8733!

Volunteer with America Scores!

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Do you love sports? Want to work with kids and make a difference in their lives? America Scores is perfect for you!

America Scores is looking for volunteers wiling to commit to a 12-week season of youth soccer ages 5-12. Volunteers need to be good role models and be able to consistently commit to 3 90-minute practices a week during after school hours. 


Location: Everett School

71 Pleasant St, Dorchester, MA

Commitment: 3 days a week, 90 minutes each day


Requirements for volunteering include: 

-at least 18 years of age

-soccer and health knowledge

-commitment from March-June (12 weeks)

-availability during after school hours

-ability to perform and pass a CORI and other background checks

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Elsie Frank 5K Needs Volunteers!!!

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Support Kit Clark Senior Services! The Elsie Frank 5K is an annual race in which all benefits and proceeds go to improving the well-being of our community's elders. Help with registration, guide and cheer on runners, and show your support for Kit Clark!


When: Saturday, May 30, 2015

9:00AM registration

10:00AM race start

Where: DCR Pope John Paul II Park

Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester

For more info:


TO VOLUNTEER:  contact Briana Blair at or call (617)822-8733!


Judge a Citywide Debate Tournament for High School Students

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Volunteer judges listen to students, providing vital reinforcement for the notion that students have valuable ideas to contribute to society. After the debate, judges offer encouragement, share advice for the next round, and tell the tournament organizers who won. With a student to judge ratio of only 4:1, this is a great opportunity to get some hands-on experience working directly with some amazing students.  

*No debate experience is necessary to be an effective judge.  Volunteers are trained at the start of each tournament and students are expected to adapt their arguments to their judges, whether they’ve debated for a decade or never seen a debate in their lives.   
Each debate typically lasts 1.5 hours and volunteers sign up for a shift covering two debate rounds.


When: FRIDAY, MARCH 20   3:15 PM-8:00 PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 21   7:30 AM-11:45 AM

Where: Charlestown High School 240 Medford Street
Charlestown, MA  02129

If interested: contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email her at



Serve Lunch at the Boston Living Center!

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Help prepare and serve a delicious meal for members and friends! Please be prepared to help with tasks ranging from serving meals to washing dishes.


*this is an ongoing commitment which volunteers can choose their commitment based on their availability.



-ability to stand during volunteer hours

-at least 18 years of age

-hat and closed-toed shoes


If interested: Contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email her at

Volunteer with FriendshipWorks!

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FriendshipWorks is a great non-profit based in the Boston area. Their mission is to match committed and compassionate volunteers with the elderly who need some assistance or just a friendly visit.


FriendshipWorks is looking for "Friendly Visitors" to visit elders in their  homes and provide companionship and assist with simple tasks in and around the household of the elder. This is a long-term, consistent commitment requiring a once-a-week visit based on you and your match's schedule.


Dorchester has the largest population of elderly out of all of Boston! This means there are plenty of elders in need of assistance and companionship. This volunteer opportunity begins immediately upon expressal of interest!

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Ombudsman Volunteers needed at Ethos!

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Ethos is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to elders while promoting independence, dignity, and well-being. Ethos is currently looking for volunteers to fill the position of Ombudsmen.

Ombudsman works closely with the medical staff, the administration and the residents of long-term care facilities. Visit one long term care facility each week and meet with the contact person at each facility.

Duties include:

  • visiting and observing each room
  • interacting with residents to advocate for their concerns
  • reporting any unresolved issues to the Ombudsman Program Manager. 

Commitment: 2-3 hours each week. A 3 full-day training is required. >> Read More

Volunteer at the St. Patrick's Day 5K!

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Jobs:               Course Officials/Leaders

                        Course Monitors/Enthusiastic Fans

Duties:           Ensure Safe and Fun Race

                        Ensure Happy Runners!

Reward:         Satisfaction, Fun, Contentment, and an “Official” long-sleeve Race Shirt

Contact:         Harry, Race Director at / 617.516.5441


All proceeds benefit the South Boston Boys & Girls Club. >> Read More

Volunteer at the Got Peace? Basketball Tournament!

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The Peace Collaborative needs YOUR help at this fundraising event for a great cause! The 3rd Annual Got Peace? Basketball Tournament! The tournament will take place on March 14th from 10 to 5pm. 

Looking for volunteers for:

set up



street team members

kids korner

arts & crafts

clean up

misc (someone that an be flexible)

Below are the time frames for the  volunteers.  We ask that volunteers try to commit for the entire shift... If you would like to stay longer that would be great.  If you can let us know your availability and if you have any basketball experience (ex scoring , time keeping etc) please let us know. 

Volunteer Time Slots:

1.    8:30am to 12:30pm

2.    12:00pm to 3:30pm >> Read More

Tutor at Codman Academy!

Volunteers needed at ReVision Urban Farm

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Do you love the outdoors? Have an interest in farming? Want to get involved this Spring/Summer? 

Victory Programs' Revision Urban Farm is currently booking group volunteer opportunities for the 2015 Season (Mid-March - Mid-November). 
Volunteers must be a least 12 and up. They can accommodate groups up to 12 people on Tuesdays - Fridays and ask volunteers to commit to three hours. Volunteer shifts vary by date.
If you are interested in booking a date, please contact Briana Blair at (617)822-8733 or email her at