Volunteer Opportunities in New Bedford
My Brothers Keeper
My Brother’s Keeper needs volunteers to accompany our staff in picking-up and delivering furniture to the families we serve
Hours of operation are Monday—Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM (volunteers need to be available for entire 10 – 1 PM or 3 – 5 PM time window to assist on vehicles)
Contact: Josh Smith; email@example.com; 774-305-4577
Buzzard Bay Coalition
Nasketucket Bay Trail Work Team- The Coalition is actively seeking dedicated volunteers to join a team for hands-on trail work this winter .Responsibilities include 4 half-day sessions of trail work at the new Nasketucket Bay Trail. The team of volunteers will be putting the final touches on a brand new trail that will connect the Fairhaven bike path with Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
Volunteer Land Stewards- The Coalition is actively seeking dedicated volunteers who would like to help us monitor and steward our public trails. Responsibilities include hiking the trails at one or more properties at least once per month and reporting any issues or conditions to Coalition staff. Properties include the Mattapoisett Bogs in Mattapoisett, the LaPalme Farm in Acushnet and the Weweantic River Reserve in Wareham.
Ongoing Stewardship Days at Acushnet Sawmill (Acushnet). Marsh Island (Fairhaven) and Tripps Mill Brook (Mattapoisett)- Spring, Summer and Fall, we continually need assistance maintaining our properties, including litter pick-up, cutting back invasive vines and shrubs, and trail maintenance. Please dress appropriately for trail work or trash cleanup. If you have a group that is interested in spending a few hours helping us maintain one of our properties, please let us know
508.999.6363 ext. 217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHA (Art, History, Architecture) ! New Bedford
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C.A.R.E. South Coast Center for Animal Rescue & Education
Voulunteers needed to take care of cats at out shelter
Morning and evening shift available
We are a No Kill Shelter dedicated to helping homeless animals in the area
Location: 111 Main St, Acushnet,only a few minutes from King’s Highway (Exit 4 on Contact: Rt. 140); 508-994-0220; email@example.com
Big Friends Little Friends program
Mentor Opportunities to young youth in the community who have been on the waiting list.
Contact: Ramona Turcotte, Program Coordinator, 508-730-1138 ext. 3244, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifts To Give
GiftsToGive needs volunteers who love clothes to help inspect and restock adult clothing to sell in our new thrift store, and to help on Saturdays when the store is open from 9-2. All proceeds benefit GiftsToGive. We also need volunteers to inspect and process children’s clothes for gift packs for children in need. Other opportunities exist in the toy and book sections, such as putting together book packs by age.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, and Fridays : 9am-5pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays: 9AM-2PM
Contact: email@example.com or call 508-717-8715.
The YMCA: Sharing the Harvest Community Farm
Provide fresh food to local pantries and shelters
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-12pm
Saturday 9am-12pm Group
Opportunities available by appointment
Location: Dartmouth YMCA?A Division of YMCA SOUTHCOAST 276 Gulf Road Dartmouth MA 02748 508.993.3361
Contact: Emma Rainwater Volunteer Development Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org; 508.993.3361
Big Friends Little Friends Mentoring Challenge Campaign
We’re looking for 15 mentors to help fill the urgent need for adult mentors to be positive role models for the children of our community. Our Big Friends Little Friends mentors come from all walks of life and spend 3 hours per month doing things that friends do together – talking, laughing, and just having fun
Contact: Ramona Turcotte, Program Coordinator, 508-730-1138 ext. 3244, email@example.com
Fall River YMCA
Seeking volunteers to engage and inspire area youth in our new Educational Achievement Center.
Educational Achievement Center volunteers will:
- Be provided with an orientation and ongoing training
- Use existing curriculum or create their own based on their passions and interests
- Commit to at least one hour a week after school for an eleven week session
- Be supported by experienced Y staff in the classroom
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have fun, be a role model and make a difference in the lives of children
Contact: Dorothy Mahoney-Pacheco,?Endeavor Scholar at 508.675.7841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens
We are asking for your help to address the overgrown hedges and specimens on the property. Join other professionals and members of the community for a day outside pruning this historic collection. If you are new to pruning team up with a professional and learn some new techniques and gain confidence in your pruning skills! Bring your own tools and lunch, we will have snacks and hot beverages available.
Location: 811 Shawmut Ave. New Bedford, MA
Contact: Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens
Volunteer Opportunities at YWCA Southeastern MA
Founded in 1911, the YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. As the only YWCA south of Boston, this human service nonprofit has delivered programs and services to women and their families for over 100 years in the Bristol, Dukes, Plymouth, Barnstable, Cape and Island counties of Massachusetts.
Receptionist: Available Hours (Flexible-Intern can commit to some or all days)
2pm-4pm Monday-Thursday and Friday 9am-4pm
Duties: Answer and direct incoming calls, greet and direct visitors. Collect incoming mail and package deliveries and light office work.
Qualifications: Freshman-Grad student, professional demeanor, can handle multiple tasks and has the ability to communicate effectively both on the phone and in person.
YWkids After-School Volunteer: Available Hours (Flexible-Intern can commit to some or all days)
Duties: Help younger children (ages 5-8) with homework after school.
Qualifications: Freshman-Grad student standing, interested in a career working with children. Preference will be given to psychology, education or sociology majors.
Historian: Available hours (Flexible-to be established based on student schedule)
Time period (February-May 2015)
Duties: Create historical newsletters that span through each decade of the organization. Currently the YWCA has completed up to the 1970’s. We will need a highly skilled, attention to detail and motivated intern to complete this project. This will entail taking pictures that are in the organization archive and importing them into a digital newsletter utilizing Indesign. The project will entail the completion of 3 newsletters including a 1980’s newsletter, 1990’s newsletter and 2000’s newsletter.
Qualifications: Junior-Grad School Standing, excellent computer skills, knowledge of Indesign a plus.
Preference will be given to History, Graphic Design and Art History or Fine Arts majors.
Location: 20 South Sixth Street New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: 508-999-3255; email@example.com
Allens Pond Volunteer Opportunities
Beach Rose Removal – March and April
Whitewashing the interior of the Stone Barn – April and May
Weeding and pruning the rain garden at Stone Barn Farm – April – June
Shrubland work/invasive species eradication – April – June
Location: Westport, MA at 1280 Horseneck Road.
Contact: Jen Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlton Memorial Volunteers Opportunities
Contributes to the favorable experience of our patients and visitors by greeting and escorting them to their destination.
Emergency Department Volunteer
The Emergency Room Volunteer serves as a liaison between patients, their families and staff. They offer comfort and support to the patients and family.
A 6 month commitment is preferred. Application are available at the front desk.
Contact: Cynthia Turgeon Volunteer Manager; 508-973-7038. Southcoast.org “get involved”
Horizons for Homeless Children
Volunteer to play with homeless children in one of more than 100 family shelters statewide. The commitment is just 2 hours a week, but it’ll make a real difference in their lives. Daytime and evening shits available.
Next training session
Saturday January 10, 9:30-3:30 Boston
Saturday January 17 9:30-3:30 Worcester
Wednesday & Thursday, Feb 4 & 5, 6-8:30 Taunton
Saturday, March 14, 9:30-3:30 Brockton
Locations: Bourne, Falmouth, Brockton, Attleboro, Stoughton, Hyannis, New Bedford, Fall River, Middleboro, Taunton, Kingston, Norwell, Weymouth & Marshfield.
Contact: www.horizonschildren.org Or call (508) 510-3250
Big Brother Big Sister- 11th Annual Bowl for Kids Sake
Sunday March 1, 2015 1:00-3:300pm
- Rally your team of 4 family members, friends, or coworkers OR bowl individually on an assigned team.
- Choose a team captain and team name.
- Each bowler is asked to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges.
- Be creative with your team’s “attire”.
- Prizes are awarded for Highest Individual Score, Highest Team Score, Most Pledges Raised, and Most Team Spirit!
- Every team will receive pizza, drinks, and snacks.
To confirm registration by Thursday, February 19th?All pledges are due on or before Thursday, February 26th*?*You will receive a free raffle ticket by submitting your forms and pledges by this date!
Make Checks Payable To: Child & Family Services
Location: Wonder Bowl, 66 Hathaway Road, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Team captain should call Deanna Bodeau at (508) 990-0894