By - 3/8/18 - 2:51 pm
2015 snow shoveling in Jamaica Plain

Shoveling snow in JP in 2015


While this winter has been "mild" compared to the snow that fell in 2015, the snow that has fallen is enough to prevent elderly neighbors, those who have access or functional needs, or those who are dependent on a wheelchair from getting places they need to go. Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 4:52 pm

Blizzard of 2015

Shoveling snow is hard, but important, work. When a winter storm hits, it brings its share of challenges and opportunities with it. Perhaps, shoveling snow is just not your thing. Or you are physically unable to shovel. Maybe, you or your kids are looking to make a few extra bucks. Or quite simply, you are looking to pay it forward and want to lend a hand to your neighbors in need. Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 10:54 am

Do you want to get more involved with your community in 2016? Want to help out the youth in Boston? Want to add more value to your life? Look no further!

Boston Partners in Education is seeking adults in the community to step up and become academic mentors to Boston Public Schools students.

By - 12/9/15 - 2:32 pm

Are you trying to ring in the new year with some new goals and opportunities? Want to give back to your community in 2016? Boston Partners can help!

We're seeking adults in Boston to become academic mentors to students in the Boston Public Schools! Students in grades K-12 are in need of support in subjects such as math, literacy, and science. By spending an hour in the classroom each week with a student or group of students, you can make a huge difference in their academic and personal success!

To learn more, visit www.bostonpartners.org

By - 4/24/15 - 12:03 pm

4th Annual Millennium Park Spring Clean Up
Saturday, April 25, 9 am - Noon
Sponsored by the Dog Park Association of Southwest Boston
We'll bring everything you need to make the park sparkle, all we need is you!
Meet at the Canoe Launch/Lower Level Parking Lot
(Rain Date: Sunday, April 26)

[email protected]

By - 3/1/15 - 5:45 pm

Meet James Knauer, Boston's Snowcrew.org Super Yeti! James became a Yeti on January 29th, 2015 and since has shoveled out 21 neighbors in need around Boston.

By - 2/16/15 - 1:20 pm

This winter has been brutal, and there is more snow on the way. So how are we going to get through this? Together!

This weekend, I drove up from DC to help shovel and get first-hand experience of what Snowcrew.org volunteer Yetis have been experiencing. Of the six places I've dug out so far, the ones I shoveled out with other Yetis went a lot faster and were much for fun.

By - 1/28/15 - 10:15 am

Map of current #Snowcrew requests in MA

Over 50 people in MA, who are older, injured or have an access or functional need, have requested help from their neighbors to shovel them out.

You can find out who needs help (and request assistance if you need it) at Snowcrew.org. Alternatively, you can let your neighbors know you are willing to help shovel or need assistance on Nextdoor.com.

By - 1/24/15 - 1:50 pm

Snowstorms can be a lot of fun, but for neighbors who are older, injured or have an access or functional need, snowstorms can cause a great deal of anxiety and pose a threat to their well-being.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.

We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.

By - 10/9/13 - 8:00 pm

WriteBoston's Writing Center at English High School in Jamaica Plain is looking for volunteer tutors to help students develop their writing skills.

From WriteBoston's website:

By - 10/8/13 - 3:15 pm

October 18-19, in Jamaica Plain & Dorchester.


Judging is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that represents the Boston Debate League's greatest volunteer need. No experience is necessary. We will train you in a short session right before the tournament you attend and you will be asked to listen to debaters, take notes, offer encouragement, and determine a winner. If you are fluent in Spanish, you also have the opportunity to judge for the new Spanish division.

By - 9/16/12 - 2:28 pm

Need volunteers to help with your charitable endeavors? Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on Effective Volunteer Engagement on October 1, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity for movement building.

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner (microwave and water cooler available)
6:30-8:30 Training and Q & A

Event fee: $10-$20 cash at the door.

Effective Volunteer Engagement
How do we attract and engage motivated volunteers who will further our charitable work? We will consider motivation, from the benefits of volunteering to our needs and the effort required to manage/support volunteers. No prior knowledge expected—We'll start with fundamentals. Participants will come away with a position description template and strategic approaches for customized volunteer recruitment and engagement.


By - 3/30/10 - 4:09 pm

As you may know, Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency from the flooding caused by recent and continuing rain. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is looking for able-bodied volunteers for immediate assistance to build sandbags in Lexington and possible other locations throughout Massachusetts.

Volunteers are needed immediately, and it is anticipated that the need will continue throughout the day tomorrow. Volunteers are asked to dress in warm work clothes that can get dirty, wear work gloves, and bring any water or snacks that they need to stay warm and hydrated.