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Virtual and At-Home Volunteering Opportunities

Wondering how you can serve your community while staying at home? Check out these opportunities below! If you are interested in participating in any or all of the opportunities please click on Sign-Up or Express Interest under the descriptions below. You will be prompted to create a Boston Cares account and will then receive an email with details and directions related to the selected volunteer opportunity.


Are you bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole? Volunteer with StreetCred! Volunteers are needed to help improve the life trajectories of America’s children by helping families build assets and access evidence-based anti-poverty government programs. During the tax season, StreetCred provides free, professional tax preparation for patients with low income, their families, and the surrounding communities of hospitals, health clinics, and shelters. They are currently seeking volunteers for the 2021 tax season.Volunteers will complete online ceritification, prepare tax returns for patients, their families, and the surrounding communities, and assist with client intake and outreach (as needed). Volunteers that express interest will be connected to the opportunity coordinator who will provide more information about the position and schedule a certification and training as the next step. 

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Volunteers will join the City of Boston's Age Strong Commission to call 80,000 residents of Boston over 60 and check in to make sure all of our older residents have access to the food, medication and assistance they need during this time. Volunteers start by attending a 1- hour training to learn basic information needed to know (including a call script) and resources to make the calls. Please note that all volunteers will be required to pass a Massachusetts CORI background check in order to participate in this opportunity. Trainings will be offered on 11/17 and 12/8. Sign up below to attend at training!

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Sociedad Latina is actively searching for volunteers to support their programs which will run remotely between October-December or February-May. They are in need of individuals who would like a flexible schedule to volunteer. These opportunities require a minimum 1-month commitment with an average of 4 to 8 hours remotely per week dedicated to the volunteer role. Sociedad Latina is looking to fill multiple volunteer positions. Click here for position descriptions! Volunteers that express interest will be connected with the opportunity coordinator to speak more about the volunteer's specific interests and availability. For selected volunteers a background check will also be required.

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Come together virtually to meet other volunteers while knitting or crocheting hats, scarves or mittens to donate to various non-profit agency partners.For this opportunity, volunteers are expected to have basic skills in knitting or crochet and must provide their own materials.  Interact and ask questions with other volunteers over video call for an engaging volunteer opportunity!


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Want to let a nonprofit know that you are thinking of their staff and the people they serve? Write a letter or make a card and mail it to one of many agency partners.  


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Follow the CDC guidelines and templates to make cloth masks for nonprofit partners. To make the sewn masks, volunteers will need cotton fabric, elastic, a needle and thread, a sewing maching, and scissors. There are also no sew mask options available for you to make and donate as well!

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Are you a corporate group looking for virtual and at-home volunteer opportunities? 

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