SCImpact

Help grant a wish for a critically ill child

For more than 32 years, A Wish Come True, Inc. has been granting wishes to children age 3 through 18 who suffer from life threatening illnesses, and live in Rhode Island and parts of southeastern Massachusetts. It has been quite a journey, and the lives of countless children and their families have been positively impacted as a result of this journey.

If you would like to help out, join us on Monday, February 9th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 803 Bedford Street. Volunteers are needed to help stuff envelopes for the annual A Wish Come True fundraiser.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome. 

Volunteer as a tax assistant for low income neighbors in Boston

Sponsored by the Boston Tax Help Coalition (formerly Boston EITC Coalition), Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) volunteers help low income clients prepare their federal and state tax returns. Volunteers must commit at least 3 hours a week during the tax preparation season, which runs from January to April 15 each year. All positions require the ability to work sensitively and effectively with clients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Bilingual in Haitian Creole or Spanish preferred but not required. For more information, please contact Bianny Suncar at (617) 298-2045 ext. 228

Join SCI's 2015 MLK Day of Service in Franklin Park!

 
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015, Social Capital Inc., along with our community partners, will host a volunteer service learning event in Franklin Park with the Franklin Park Coalition. Volunteers will work on woodlands restoration by cleaning the park, as well as reflect on current civil rights issues, the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, and the connection between the two. 
 
Join us at the Franklin Park Clubhouse in the morning for discussions and activities about civil rights issues, past and present. Afterwards we’ll head into the park to help clear invasives that are killing young native trees and do other green improvement projects. 
 
The Franklin Park Coalition, an SCI host partner site, encourages health, wellness, and positive community connections. They run programs year-round, including volunteer days focusing on youth and civic engagement. 
 
Bring a bag lunch and snacks, we’ll have coffee and donuts to start the day.
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Brighten Christmas Day for isolated elders!

There are several ways for you to brighten the holidays for isolated elderly individuals in your community. LIttle Brothers Friends of the Elderly are looking for volunteers to prepare packages, make decorations, and deliver meals Dec. 23-25 in the Boston area. Click here for more info.

Wrap Presents for the Needy in Dorchester

Codman Square HealthCodman Square Health Center is hosting its annual Holiday Gift Giveaway, and they need volunteers both on the day of the event and the week before to wrap presents.  They need volunteers at the following days & times:
Codman Square Health Center is hosting its annual Holiday Gift Giveaway, and they need volunteers both on the day of the event and the week before to wrap presents.
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Deliver Holiday Meals to Homeless Families on the South Coast

United Neighbors ofUnited Neighbors of Fall River is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homeless families on Christmas Eve at approximately 1pm, and again on Christmas morning, about 10am, to make sure that everybody is able to get a filling Christmas meal. If you are available, contact Wendy Garf-Lipp at 508-951-8421 or at 
United Neighbors of Fall River is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homeless families on Christmas Eve at approximately 1pm, and again on Christmas morning, about 10am, to make sure that everybody is able to get a filling Christmas meal.
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Join the 2015 Social Capital Forum steering committee

Our 2015 Social Capital Forum will focus on the relationship between social capital and health. We are looking for committee members with a particular interest or expertise in this intersection who can offer input on potential speakers, panelists, and event logistics. The first meeting of this committee will take place on December 2nd, 2014 in Boston. If you would like to attend, please email Jordan Caress for more information.

Girls Inc. of Lynn seeks volunteer Choral Director

 
Have a passion for music? Looking to give back to your community while doing something you love? 
 
Girls Inc. of Lynn is seeking a volunteer Choral Director to create a Girls Inc. of Lynn chorus of 20 girls, ages 5-15! The position would require a weekly commitment of one hour (specifics are further addressed below.
 
 
Detailed Description courtesy of SCI Lynn: 
 
Blend voices of a group of incredible urban singers!
 
Girls Incorporated of Lynn is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically, lead healthy and physically active lives, manage money, navigate media messages, and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Victory Programs seek volunteers for 'Celebration of Life' Thanksgiving Dinner

Victory Programs' Boston Living Center is looking for volunteers to help with their annual Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner, serving 700+ people living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. They need a total of 250 volunteers to help with everything from serving food to set-up, coat check, greeting guests, and clean up. If interested, find more info here.

Boston Project Ministries seeks volunteers for Youth Council!

Our partners at the Boston Project Ministries are seeking volunteers for two youth-affiliated positions. See attached flyer for more information!

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