Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education
Homeless

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Orientation Required

Managing Inventory with Youth at More than Words - Boston


Work alongside youth to help manage the on-line and retail bookselling. Volunteers will help with sorting and entering books, filling orders, and managing the storefront. More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

T-Accessible: Red Line (Broadway)

This opportunity is open to Boston Cares members who have attended an orientation. 

About More Than Words:
More Than Words began as an online bookselling training program for youth in DCF custody in 2004 and opened its vibrant bookstore on Moody St in Waltham in 2005 and added its Starbucks coffee bar in 2008. MTW replicated its model in the South End of Boston in 2011, thereby doubling the number of youth served annually. MTW believes that when system-involved youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and are given high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address personal barriers to success, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become contributing members of society. Are you interested in bringing donations with you to this event? Click here to view More Than Words' guidelines.
 
What Boston Cares members have to say about working with youth at More Than Words: 
"It was great meeting new people and I found everyone very pleasant...The store is really amazing and commendable on its entrepreneurial spirit! I look forward to volunteering there again! Thank you." -Anne 
 
 
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