Become a Boston Cares Member

Boston Cares wants to make volunteering easy for you! We provide a wide array of programs and opportunities that make it simple to volunteer at over 165 community agencies no matter how busy your schedule is! 

To become a member and start volunteering with us, Boston Cares requires that individuals create a Boston Cares account and attend a New Volunteer Orientation. Each session provides valuable information about Boston Cares and our programs and how to get the most out of your volunteer experience. Afterwards, you will be able to sign up for projects through our online calendar of opportunities and participate in our other ongoing programs. See the steps below to get started! 

STEP 1: 

Fill out the registration form to create an account on our website! 


Attend an online New Volunteer Orientation to learn about our programs and our system!

A note on COVID-19: During this time, a New Volunteer Orientation is not required to participate in all projects. Due to the high need for volunteers to support COVID-19-response, some opportunities are open to the public and only a Boston Cares account is required. Individuals can become a member with Boston Cares at any time. For more information on our COVID-19 response, including current opportunities to help, please visit our COVID-19 page.