Read below for opportunities to connect for Impact.

Become a Mentor with Newton Mentoring Alliance

Newton Mentoring Alliance is an organization designed to cultivate supportive mentoring relationships, between youth and adults, that empower youth to lead healthy, productive lives and engage adults as active participants in their community. To be qualified for this position potential mentors must have a sincere desire to contribute to the growth and development of a young person, an ability to communicate appropriately, openly, and without judgment, practical problem solving skills, strong listening skills, commitment to continually work on establishing and growing a relationship, an ability to suggest alternatives in a respectful and collaborative way, and have sensitivity to persons of all backgrounds. Read more

Gardner Playground Restoration

When: Sunday, July 13, 2014 10 AM - 4 PM

Where: Ovila Case Playground, Stuart St, Gardner, MA Read more

Walking Tour of Franklin Park

When: Wednesday, July 2 from 6 - 8 pm

Where: Begins at Shattuck Picnic Grove, Circuit Drive & Forest Hills Drive, Boston, MA 02121

 

On Wednesday, July 2nd a National Park Service ranger from Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site will be conducting a guided walk of Franklin Park entitled “Country in the City”. The event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public. No advance reservations are necessary. Participants will be be able to learn about Olmsted’s vision for Franklin Park as they visit the landscapes of Scarboro Pond, Schoolmaster Hill, the Country Park meadow, and a portion of the Wilderness, including the “99 Steps”. There will be a stop at the location within today’s park where writer and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson lived as a young man. For more information about the tour, please call 617-442-4141.

The Center for Nonprofit Success Leadership Seminar

When: Thursday, July 17 7:30 am to Noon

Where: Boston Center of Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116Read more

Let's Get Ready Career Day

When: Saturday, July 12 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Where: Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA 02215Read more

Open Volunteer Day at the Charles River Conservancy

When: Saturday, July 19 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Where: 4 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Join the Charles River Conservancy for their open volunteer day. Help them work on the upkeep and preservation of the river and trails surrounding the Charles. Pitch in to help keep the river beautiful! The Charles River Conservancy’s volunteers are engaged year-round, participating in activities including planting daffodil bulbs, painting park benches, removing invasive species, trimming brush, and trash cleanup. If interested in volunteering, please email dms@thecharles.org. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and bring their own water. 

Merrimack Valley Sandbox Summit

When: Monday June 9th and Tuesday June 10th

Time: 8 am - 5 pm (both days)

Where: UMASS Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell MA 01852

 

Join the Merrimack Valley Sandbox for their Sandbox Summit event. Attendees will be able to take part in engaging panel discussions that focus on creating ecosystems that promote entrepreneurship in and around their communities. There will also be some great networking opportunities with leading business professionals and economic development officials. Some of the keynote speakers at the event include Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, Desh Deshpande, Serial Entrepreneuri and Founder of Deshpande Foundation, John Harthorne, Founder and CEO of MassChallenge, Poonam Ahluwalia, Executive Director of YouthTrade and Yes Campaign. To RSVP for this event, visit here and purchase your Summit Two-Day pass for $25.

Help Landscape a Women's Transitional Home

When: Saturday, June 28

Time: 10 AM to 3 PM

Where: Valentine Transitional Home; 9 Valentine St, Roxbury, MA 02119

This event will involve revamping the exterior landscaping of the women’s transitional home. The women going through the program thoroughly enjoy spending time outside and utilizing their outdoor space, but revamping is necessary for the women to fully enjoy the space. Volunteer duties include, laying down sod, trimming the hedges out front, planting of flowers, putting up a new fence, painting a small porch. To sign up for this event, please click here

Victory Programs of Boston Seeking Volunteers

Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center is seeking individuals or groups of volunteers (minimum of 3, maximum of 6) to help serve lunch with them. If interested in volunteering, please contact Tammy Blocker at tblocker@vpi.org or call 617-236-1012 ext. 227.

Summer Family Fun Day

When: Saturday, June 28th

Time: 9 AM – 2 PM

Where: Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave, Cambridge MA 02140

 

Twice a year in the winter and summer, the Center for Families hosts Family Fun Days. These are family-friendly events that draw anywhere from 200-500 families. The event includes arts & crafts, face painting, an obstacle course, moon bounces, book give-aways, basketball, drums, and a performance. Last summer there was an African drummer and this past winter there was a puppet show.

Volunteers will be needed for a variety of tasks including, helping at the registration table, assisting staff at the arts table, face paint, supervising activities, helping with set-up, serving lunch, assisting the performer, and helping with clean up. All volunteer will need to actively engage with families and children. If interested in volunteering, please sign up here