Volunteering for a Greater Boston

About Us

Boston Cares is the largest volunteer agency in New England, a member of the Points of Light Global Network, and an award-winning leader in the volunteer engagement sector. Filling more than 25,000 volunteer spots annually in support of more than 180 Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies, we offer a wide array of programs and opportunities that make it simple for you to volunteer no matter how busy your schedule. We believe volunteers transform communities through service and civic engagement.

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COVID-19 Response

We believe volunteers are an essential part of a strong and vibrant community, and during times of crisis this is even more apparent. As a leading volunteer mobilizer, we stand ready to recruit, train, and place volunteers in roles to support our community. We are working with partners to identify needs and share them here to help meet them.

For those familiar with our usual programs, you may start to see programming that is a little different – opportunities for you to volunteer alone, or virtually, long-term commitment opportunities, direct referrals to our partners, skill-based roles, and more. We are prepared to work with our partners help fill their unmet needs with the help of our member volunteers and the Greater Boston Community.

Thank you for being one of the helpers. Click below for volunteer opportunities or to support our work.


Latest News

Black Lives Matter

By Boston Cares. Wed, 17 Jun 2020

Recent weeks have tested each of us to consider the realities of who we are as a society, a community,… Read more Black Lives Matter

Volunteering During a Public Health Crisis

By Boston Cares. Mon, 30 Mar 2020

On March 21st, 2020, one of Boston Cares’ board members, Nikki Levy, joined hundreds of other volunteers (split into small… Read more Volunteering During a Public Health Crisis

March Spotlight: Debbie Froggatt

By Boston Cares. Wed, 11 Mar 2020

Think back to a time when you visited a library. Was it quiet and calm, the perfect study spot? Or… Read more March Spotlight: Debbie Froggatt

Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy with a Day ON, not a Day Off. MLK Day, 2020

By Boston Cares. Wed, 04 Mar 2020

On January 20th, more than 500 volunteers joined forces at the Boston Public Latin School to celebrate a day on,… Read more Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy with a Day ON, not a Day Off. MLK Day, 2020

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