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Food Distribution for YMCA - Dorchester

The health and safety of our volunteers, Volunteer Leaders, and the people we serve is our top priority. We are working with our Community Partners to ensure that state & city guidance is followed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read about our Safety Requirements.

The YMCA of Greater Boston is providing free meals to all children 18 and under around the city during school closures due to COVID-19. Volunteers are needed to support food distribution at each of these sites.

Volunteers will be asked to do some of the following: 

- Replenish food to serving tables (with gloves on). 

- Help with moving food serving lines along.

- Greet families and provide directions. 

- Set up tables and sanitize them. 


Please Note: All potential volunteers for the YMCA of Greater Boston are required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background check and provide the name and number of an emergency contact.  


Once you have registered for one of the opportunities you will receive an email from the YMCA with a copy of these forms that will need to be submitted along with a copy of your photo ID.  All volunteers must have a cleared CORI and SORI prior to their first scheduled day, therefore it is recommended that you completed the process upon receiving the email. 


Please sign up below for the shift you are available! We ask all volunteers to sign up using the form below so that we can accurately track volunteer numbers and ensure enough people are scheduled to help. If you sign up and then find you are unable to volunteer, please log into your Boston Cares account and remove yourself from the project via the "my account" page so that another volunteer can take your place. 


We ask volunteers to be aware of their own health before signing up to help. If you do not feel well or have a temperature, please do NOT sign up to volunteer. We will take all appropriate measures to ensure that both volunteers and students and families are safe throughout distribution by providing volunteers with gloves, hand sanitizer, and other safety measures. Reach out with any questions to

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Disaster & Emergency Services
Families, Homeless, Low-income Communities, Other

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

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