Opportunity Details

Miles of Good: Disaster Preparedness

Participants will be given an overview of how the emergency response system works in Massachusetts, how to build a personal preparedness plan and how to respond as a volunteer, including an introduction to a new resource guide created by Boston Cares providing an overview of emergency volunteer roles, training requirements, and how to affiliate with a Volunteer Organization Active in Disasters in order to be activated, including Boston Cares’ Disaster Action Recovery Team (DART). This session will be led by our new Points of Light Community Emergency Preparedness AmeriCorps Member.

If you are under 18 years old, you will need to bring a signed waiver in order to participate. Please download this and have a parent sign it -- you will need this in order to participate! 

T-Accessible, Orange line: Back Bay, Green Line: Copley

700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116


By Subway

Green Line to Copley Station.
Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station.  Walk down Darthmouth Street to Copley Square.

By car

Interstate 93 (from north of south) Take Storrow Drive exit.  Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive.  The exit deadends at a signal light.  The cross street is Beacon.  Take a right on Beacon Street.  While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets.  The next street is Exeter.  Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street).  While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street.  The next cross street is Boylston.  The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets.

Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike.  Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split, follow the Copley Square (right) lane.  You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street.  You will be on the right hand side of the street.  Move to the lane furthest left.  Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet). 


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Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 13+, Minimum Age:13+

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