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 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 Corps initiative prepares volunteers to become more effective tutors for adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, and to support school age students and their families. Volunteers can sign-up to make a deeper impact with one organization making a regular short term or long term commitment.



  • 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