Programs for Individual Volunteers

Since 1991, Boston Cares has been Greater Boston's leader for flexible, team-oriented volunteering for individuals looking to get involved on their own time. We annually deploy 3000+ service teams led by a cadre of over 150 trained and deeply committed Volunteer Leaders through initiatives addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our communities.

  • Our signature Calendar Program engages individual volunteers to make an impact in the areas where they are most passionate. Each of our nearly 4,000 volunteers serves alongside at least 2 other Boston Cares members at over 200 monthly projects that equip adults to beat poverty, ensure young people succeed, and more. 

  • Our new Corps initiative prepares volunteers to become more effective tutors for adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, adult basic technology training clinics, and school age students.

  • Our Youth and Family Program engages families and young people through youth-friendly Calendar projects and national days of service.

  • ServiceWorks gives volunteers the opportunity to facilitate service-learning classes for a group of young people engaged in one of several youth organizations around the Boston area.

For more information on how to volunteer for a Greater Boston, email