Get Involved

Boston Cares offers a wide array of programs and opportunities that make it easy for you to volunteer no matter how busy your schedule is. Each month we manage more than 250 direct service volunteer projects that make an impact on the community. We arrange and organize the projects, so you can dedicate your time to volunteering and not searching for a project that suits your needs. 

To get started, select the statement that best describes you:

 

I am 18 or older and ready to volunteer!

  1. Create an online account.
  2. Sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation.
  3. Attend a New Volunteer Orientation. Please note: we ask a one-time tax-deductible activation fee ($25 for individuals, $40 for families, $15 for students, seniors and unemployed, and no fee for active AmeriCorps members)  to gain full access to 200+ projects on our calendar.
  4. After attending an orientation, you will get full membership access to our calendar of projects and you are ready to go!

I am 16 or 17 years old and ready to volunteer!

REMEMBER: Bring a minor consent form signed by your parent or guardian with you to every project, or we won't be able to use your help. Turn your form in to your Project Leader upon your arrival.

  1. Create an online account.
  2. Sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation.
  3. Attend a New Volunteer Orientation. Please note: we ask a one-time tax-deductible activation fee ($25 for individuals, $40 for families, $15 for students, seniors and unemployed, and no fee for active AmeriCorps members)  to gain full access to 200+ projects on our calendar. If you do not attend a New Volunteer Orientation, you will still be able to sign up for Teen TeamWorks and Teen Advisory Council projects.
  4. After attending an orientation, you will get full membership access to our calendar of projects and you are ready to go!
  5. Be sure to bring a minor consent form signed by a parent or guardian to each project.

I am 15 years old or younger and ready to volunteer with a guardian!

REMEMBER: Until you're 13, you cannot create an account with Boston Cares or attend a project without an adult. Call your parent or guardian over to get you started.

  1. Create an online account.
  2. Sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation.
  3. Attend a New Volunteer Orientation. Please note: we ask a one-time tax-deductible activation fee ($25 for individuals, $40 for families, $15 for students, seniors and unemployed, and no fee for active AmeriCorps members)  to gain full access to 200+ projects on our calendar. If you do not attend a New Volunteer Orientation, you will still be able to sign up for Teen TeamWorks and Teen Advisory Council projects.
  4. After attending an orientation, you will get full membership access to our calendar of projects and you are ready to go!
  5. Be sure to bring a minor consent form signed by a parent or guardian to each project.
  6. Find a project that can use you and your child. All. Every project should have a volunteer minimum age listed, and all Teen TeamWorks projects are designed for young people in mind.
  7. Send an email with the project name and date and your child's name and age to youth@bostoncares.org. Your RSVP ensures we have work ready that's appropriate for your child.

A group from my company is ready to volunteer!

Boston Cares has worked with over 400 private corporations of all sizes to engage employees in volunteer community service. Learn more about our corporate program or contact Kacey Sanfilippo, Associate Director of Corporate Engagement at ksanfilippo@bostoncares.org  or (617) 422-0910, ext. 212

 

I'm not sure where to begin!

Still need help? Contact us at volunteers@bostoncares.org for more information.