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Volunteer in Boston this Summer

Volunteer in Boston this Summer

During the summer months many of us have more free time, but not a lot of things to do. This time of year is a great opportunity to become more active and lend a helping hand to your community. For this reason we decided to come up with a list of places you can volunteer during the summer. We wanted to give you some ideas of all the great contributions you can make by giving a little bit of your time, and also have some fun!

  1. American Red Cross: As a Red Cross volunteer you can assist families in their greatest times of need. There are so many different programs that you can choose whichever you like depending on your comfort level or expertise. Whether it’s assisting individuals and families displaced by disaster, providing emergency food supplies, donating blood, or providing care and comfort to service members and support to their families, they are always in need of extra hands. If you’d like to volunteer on a regular basis fill out this application.
  2. Cradles to Crayons: You can volunteer and also encourage your kids to do the same with this organization that assures that children in need get clothing, school supplies, toys, and much more. Here is their volunteer calendar where you can sign up and choose what shifts are most convenient at their Giving Factory warehouse. [caption id="attachment_3573" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Volunteers at Cradles and Crayons sorting toys and clothes Volunteers at Cradles and Crayons[/caption]
  1. Ethos: This organization focuses on providing affordable assisted living At for the elderly and disabled. You can volunteer by filling out this application and see what department best fits your skills.
  2. 826 Boston: This organization helps children hone their writing skills. You can volunteer for one of their several programs like the Summer Theater and Writing Camp or their Creative Writing Workshops. To sign up fill out this application
  3. Animal Rescue League of Boston: This organization is dedicated towards rescuing animals from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect providing them with the care they need and facilitating adoptions through their shelters. If you’d like to be involved in caring for the animals or with administrative work you can view the different available positions and sign up to volunteer here.Cats and dogs helped by Animal Rescue
These are just six organizations around the city in which you can make a difference. However there are hundreds more which you can look into. If you can’t commit to volunteer on a regular basis, this website is a resourceful tool that will tell you which organizations in your area need help on a particular day....

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