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Students who get involved with an organization they are passionate about grow socially and emotionally, build character, and discover how their time and energy actually contributes to the wider world around them. A positive volunteer experience cannot only be life changing, but it can also be a tremendous addition to a college application. That’s why each year TeenLife gets so excited to produce its annual Guide to Community Service in Greater Boston. Flip through its pages, and parents and teens like you can easily find up to 200 non-profits in Metro Boston who need teen volunteers! From working with a homeless shelter to using your teen voice at the legislative level, our guide lists a wide variety of non-profits in 12 different categories. Each listing includes a mission statement, volunteer coordinator, and web address. So, the research is all done for you. Plus, our student-friendly feature written by teen author Liz Suneby highlights how students can get started and the many ways teens can easily get involved (page 4). TeenLife strongly encourages teen volunteering. We hope our comprehensive guide leads you to a world of unexplored opportunities. And please, let us know about your charitable efforts. We are always looking for teens who want to share their experiences “making a difference.” We can feature your story on our site or in our upcoming guides, just like Maddie MacWilliams' and Karly Oettgen's Student Profiles on pages 8 and 21.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE: PUT YOUR TEEN ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM TO WORK! The author highlights the many benefits of community service work and how teens can easily get involved. By Liz Suneby

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STUDENT PROFILE Maddie MacWilliams shares how community service work has become her lifelong goal.

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Recognition of Sponsors & Contributors to the 2012 TeenLife LIVE! Community Service Fair & Expo.

52 Non-Profits—Alphabetical 53 Non-Profits—By Location 56 Sponsors, Contributors & Advertisers

NON-PROFIT LISTINGS 11 Advocacy for a Cause 15 Aging With Dignity 16 Animal Rights & Rescue 16 Community Resources 21 Cultural Organizations 23 Health & Well-Being 24 Homelessness & Hunger 27 International Relief 28 People with Disabilities 30 Preserving the Environment 33 Promoting Volunteerism 34 Youth

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STUDENT PROFILE Karly Oettgen describes what inspires her most when volunteering.

Cover Photo: Teen volunteers handing out goodies to 5K runners during the MITOACTION Energy Walk & 5K Run.

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Make a Difference: Put Your Teen Energy and Enthusiasm to Work! by Liz Suneby

“A LT H O U G H T H E W O R L D IS FULL OF SUFFERING, IT IS FULL ALSO O F T H E O V E R C O M I N G O F I T. ” Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) This quote from Helen Keller—author, political activist, lecturer, and the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree—is one of my favorites. It inspires me to take responsibility for repairing the world and it gives me hope that I can make a difference. TeenLife developed this guide to inspire you to make the world a better place and to provide you with practical advice for doing so. If you are not sure where to begin, this guide will help you get going. If you already have ideas, this guide will give you new ones to consider. Lend a hand. It feels good to do good.

WHY COMMIT TO COMMUNITY SERVICE? Many middle and high schools require community service as a condition of graduation. Whether or not your school does, service offers many benefits—to others as well as to yourself.

But, by working with others to help chip away at universal problems, you can have a positive impact on the world, as well.

Accept responsibility as a citizen of the world Whether you choose to focus on people, animals, or the environment, there are countless ways to make a difference. In fact, there are so many problems in the world that it’s natural to question whether you can actually have a positive effect. Don’t get stymied. Accept responsibility for doing your part.

Gain a sense of empowerment Service gives you the chance to develop your leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills, as well as an overall sense of accomplishment. It broadens your worldview and even has the potential to introduce you to career choices.

Appreciate all that you have Make the world a little better Yes, you can single-handedly improve the lives of others. Consider the impact of helping an elderly neighbor who no longer can handle yard work, grocery shopping, or simply reading the Sunday newspaper. Or how you could brighten the days of children in the hospital by making cards, craft kits, and playlists of upbeat tunes. Or the importance of providing essentials to families in need by donating books, school supplies, and clothing to a local shelter. Other issues are too big for any one person to overcome alone, like saving animals from extinction, curing genetic diseases, reversing global warming, or ensuring access to clean water.

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As a busy student, it is easy to obsess about the very real pressures you face. But seeing firsthand the challenges others face and the ways people overcome their challenges provides valuable perspective for your own life.

Strengthen your college application In-depth service experiences make you a more multidimensional and interesting person and consequently, a stronger candidate for acceptance. College admissions officers see through checklist or superficial involvement, so discover your philanthropic priorities and pursue them with passion.

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GETTING STARTED Even if you are committed to the idea of community service, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed about how and where to get started. As anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901 – 1978) said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Looking Within Interests & Talents: The best place to start is by looking within—to your interests and talents. Connecting your passions to fixing problems in the world will lead you to ideas in the short-term, and hopefully to a lifelong commitment to social justice and service to others. Think about favorite academic subjects, after-school activities, or issues that you care deeply about. Is reading the way you like to relax? Is speaking Spanish how you like to converse? Does hiking in nature bring you joy? What about making movies on your laptop? Are you happiest when you are playing the piano? Or kicking a soccer ball? Do you have a grandparent with Alzheimer’s disease? A friend with Type 1 diabetes? Do you know someone serving overseas in the military? Take a look at the table on the right to start brainstorming.

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Favorite school subjects: Math, art, biology, chemistry, environmental science, history, foreign languages, English…

Extracurricular interests: Acting, ceramics, band, chorus, dance, team or individual sports, student government, babysitting…

Hobbies/passions: Animals, biking, cooking, travel, crafts, camping, computers/electronics, gardening, movies, photography, yoga…

Universal issues: Education for girls, clean water, global warming, adoption, bullying, eating disorders, depression, domestic violence…


Ways to Help: Once you have a philanthropic focus, there are many ways you can make a difference. You can:

Volunteer your time: Have you ever heard the expression “Time is money”? There’s no better gift than the gift of your time, effort, and energy. Depending on the opportunity, you can volunteer alone, with a friend, a group, or with a parent or other grown-up. You can work directly with the individuals the non-profit serves, help with administrative duties in the office, clean up or paint, or assist at special events. Try to devote AT LEAST 10 hours of your time to one organization to have more impact. Consider opportunities right at your school, in your community, and/or a summer service opportunity in locations across the country and the world.

Collect goods for donation: What do you have that you don’t need anymore, but someone else could use? Go through your closet: what clothes have you outgrown that someone else could wear? How about used sports equipment or books that are in good shape? Think about broadening your reach by collecting items from friends, neighbors, even stores to distribute to others in need.

Make your voice heard: We live in a democracy where every citizen’s voice counts. When you turn 18 years old you can vote for people whose beliefs are similar to yours to represent your views in town, state, and national government. But you don’t have to wait until you turn 18 to make your voice heard. Make your opinion known to government officials and encourage others to do so as well. Write letters to the editor in local and national publications about issues of concern to you. Spearhead an essay contest at your school with a teacher or administrator as your sponsor.

Practice deliberate acts of kindness: While deliberate acts of kindness do not qualify for community service hours, it is important to live your life with integrity, compassion, and respect. Perhaps the writer Henry James summed it up best when he proclaimed, “Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”

Looking Outward Raise funds: There are multiple ways to raise funds for donation. You can earn money by charging for your services, such as sorting recyclables and dispensing trash, shoveling snow, babysitting, or fixing computers. Have you ever thought about organizing your own fundraiser, such as a bake sale or carwash? You could participate in a charity run/walk/ readathon and raise money through sponsorships.

Buy items that help others: Another way to raise funds is to purchase from organizations that donate a percent of the money they earn to charity. When you buy these brands of food or clothing, for example, you not only get something you want, but also you help others. Certain web sites and catalogs do the same thing. Look carefully when you go shopping and encourage other people to change the world with a simple purchase!

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Identify organizations to support: How can you find national or local organizations that could benefit from your involvement? Start your research right here with the organizations listed in TeenLife’s 2012 Guide to Community Service. Also, speak to as many people as possible about organizations that they know of or are involved with that fit your interests, including your: • guidance counselor • teachers • parents and other relatives • neighbors • clergy and lay leaders at your house of worship • friends Clarify community service graduation requirements: Be sure you are aware of all parameters, including: • number of hours per year or in total • approved activities • approved organizations • forms, signatures, and deadlines for submission

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Create a plan: Once you have ideas for what you’d like to do and potential organizations you would like to help, draft an action plan to organize your thinking. Include: • a succinct overview of the service project • objectives/goals • names and contact information for people you will need to work with • required materials and approximate costs • schedule, noting key milestones and dates • success measurements, including how others and you will benefit

TEEN COMMUNITY SERVICE EXAMPLES These real-life stories illustrate how a few teens have put their various interests and talents to work for others.

High School Girls Focus on Suicide Prevention According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), suicide is the third leading cause of death, behind accidents and homicide, of people aged 15 to 24. While this statistic is startling, it was the personal connection to classmates who had taken their lives that caused Lexy and Jennifer, two high school seniors, to focus on suicide prevention for their community service project. These girls approached a local, family-owned clothing shop in their town with an idea to sell hand-braided bracelets in their store. The shop donated colorful cloth and an assortment of buttons and the girls braided and sold the bracelets in the store. All proceeds were donated to AFSP (www.afsp.org) to support their work in suicide prevention.

Middle School Boys Organize Bone Marrow Registration Drives For people with certain blood cancers or disorders, a bone marrow transplant is the only hope for survival. Saving a life is the ultimate service, and exactly how middle school boys Andrew and Jake wanted to make their mark on the world. Together, and with the help of their mothers, the boys organized two bone marrow registration drives for Gift of Life (www.giftoflife.org) at events in their town. To spread the word, the boys posted fliers around town, and got their local paper to write a story. Thanks to their hard work, 134 people joined the registry.

Schoolmate Gives the Gift of Friendship Sam attends a big public school and realized he never had the chance to interact with any of the kids with special needs

who were in a classroom of their own. So he approached the special needs teacher and together they devised a plan. She paired Sam with a boy with Down syndrome, and the two boys ate lunch together once a week in the school cafeteria for the entire school year. As the year progressed, both boys often brought friends to join them. Over lunch, Sam and his buddy spoke about sports, food, and school and formed a mutually-beneficial friendship.

Math Student Tutors Younger Kids High-school student Lindsay’s favorite subject in school is math. Since middle school, she has been volunteering to tutor elementary school kids in math at a program in Teaneck, New Jersey called Math Adventures and Word Play that offers free access to the entire community. For two hours on Saturdays, Lindsay helps kids complete their homework and study for tests. Many of the students in the program are not able to afford a tutor, which makes it especially rewarding for Lindsay to help other kids understand and enjoy a subject she knows so well.

Actor, Singer, and Musician Shares Love of Music Alex is an actor, singer, and musician, who by seventh grade had credits on stage and TV. Appreciative of the arts education he enjoyed in his own school district, he wanted to help kids in other districts that were not able to offer the same level of opportunities to their students. Alex used the money he earned from his acting jobs to purchase 21 new and used musical instruments (4 guitars, 5 trumpets, 5 clarinets, 6 flutes, and a drum set) and donated them to a performing arts public school in Yonkers, New York. As a high school student, Alex continues to use his creative talents to help others. In addition to performing locally for charitable events, he has traveled to Latin America four times on community service trips and always finds a way to incorporate music, including performing in the local villages where he has lived. Not surprisingly, in college Alex plans to double major in music and Latin American studies in order to make positive change in that part of the world through music, business, and education.

Tennis Enthusiast Raises Money for Multiple Sclerosis Society Jillian, a middle-school tennis player, hosted a parent/child tennis tournament to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a disease that affects her aunt and grandmother. Jillian got her tennis club to donate the space, local supermarkets and restaurants to donate food, and several


STUDENT PROFILE

In Her Own Words

MADDIE MacWILLIAMS Senior at Newton North High School Newton, MA

What was the name of the Service Program you participated in and its mission? I participated in Sub/Urban Justice, Boston Mobilization’s summer community organizing program. Sub/Urban Justice (S/UJ) gives teenagers from the city and the suburbs the chance to work together and make real change in their communities. S/UJ empowers teenagers to take action around issues that they care about. We talk in small groups about problems that we see in our schools and communities, like racism, classism, and sexism. We learn about how our experiences fit into the larger systems in our society. As a group, we figure out what we feel most passionate about by sharing our own stories. Then we find a specific issue that we want to change, and something that we can have an impact on. Then we do it! S/UJ focuses on community organizing, which is taking action to solve the root of injustice that affects us all. It’s more than doing something good for people once, it’s doing something to make a lasting impact. What did you specifically do as your community service work? Projects worked on? There were two main projects I was part of with S/UJ. The environment is something that impacts everybody, so one of our campaigns was to get large institutions, like hospitals and schools, to commit to using cleaner energy. We scheduled meetings with decision-makers in these institutions to tell them about the impact of air pollution on our health, and why we care. It was

rewarding, because we were reaching out to powerful people who had never been challenged by teenagers before. And we made a real impact—one of the biggest institutions we targeted did make a commitment to use cleaner energy! Our other campaign was to get state Senators and Representatives to support funding for youth programs, especially youth jobs and education. We went to a Rally for Youth Jobs with hundreds of other teenagers, and marched through the State House. We met with government officials and had them promise to vote for the youth jobs bill. Some of us even got to meet with Governor Deval Patrick in person and advocate why youth programs need to be supported! Before our campaign, the youth jobs bill didn’t pass, but once we made sure that legislators knew that this was important to us, it became important to them too, and the bill passed almost unanimously! This not only meant that we won a campaign, but that hundreds of teens would have summer work. It was rewarding to know that teens, like adults, have power to promote positive change. What was the most memorable part of your experience? In the first week of S/UJ, we had an eye-opening assignment, called the Homeless Tour of Boston. We traveled around the city in pairs with a staff member, and searched for organizations that would provide homeless people with shelter for the night, food, and medical care. The catch was, we couldn’t use any of our own money for the train, so we had to ask strangers for money or make signs asking for money. It was a little uncomfortable at first, but really got us thinking. My partner and I quickly got to be close friends while we navigated the city without our usual privileges of a bus pass and money, and we were both struck by how different the city is for people who don’t have what we do. Through this and other hands-on experiences and discussions, I found an incredible group of friends, who care deeply about the world. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18


businesses to donate prizes for the winners. Jillian asked people to donate $25 with a check made out directly to Multiple Sclerosis Society (www.nationalmssociety.org). To maximize contributions, she even encouraged non-tennis players to attend to watch some great tennis for a great cause.

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“One way teens help Heifer is by writing personalized notes thanking friends for their donation and interest, and informing them of upcoming Heifer events. Donors have expressed their gratitude for a personalized card and how impressed they are that a teen has taken the initiative to get involved,� remarks Rachel, Area Volunteer Coordinator, Eastern MA, Heifer International, Inc. (www.heifer.org)— giving families in 128 countries self-reliance and hope with a source of food rather than short-term relief. “Providing a venue for people of all ages to give back to their communities is central to Cradles to Crayons’ mission. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, so it is important to engage them in high-quality volunteer experiences and leadership programs. We aim to inspire youth to find their passion for helping others and take the lead in creating change." "Teens make a difference every day at Cradles to Crayons. Just this month, a high school student saw our high need for winter coats. She saved up over $500 from her babysitting money to purchase 20 brand-new, high-quality coats. Teens like Karly Oettgen featured on page 21 also shine as volunteers in our Teen Leadership Corps. These students take an entire group of 20-25 volunteers into a project area, give them orientation, and lead the team through a two-hour volunteer shift. These teens have the confidence and initiative to direct adults and peers, answer questions, and ensure that quality work is being done,� explains Ashley Tarbet, Giving Corps Volunteer Manager, Cradles to Crayons (www. cradlestocrayons.org)—providing homeless and low-income children with the essentials they require to thrive: to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. Volunteering in any capacity makes you a better person, inspires you to spread goodwill, and helps you grow in so many ways on a personal level. It is a win win for all involved.

Liz Suneby is the author of books for children and teens, including The Mitzvah Project Book: Making Mitzvah Part of Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah‌and Your Life, published by Jewish Lights, and the Children’s Choice award-winning, See What You Can Be: Explore Careers That Could Be For You.


Non-Profit Organizations in Greater Boston From working with sheltered animals to advocating for a cause you believe in, TeenLife is sure you can find your non-profit niche by perusing the organizations listed in this guide. There are literally hundreds of non-profits that need—and are actively looking for— teen volunteers in and around Boston! Just remember that no matter where you choose to volunteer your time, engaging in community service work not only helps the organization you are working with, but also helps you—learn valuable life skills, make lifetime memories, and build your resume. Now all you have to do is pick one!

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AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION BOSTON (AFSP)

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, MA/NH CHAPTER

AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Melanie Varady Phone: (617) 439-0940 Email: mvarady@afsp.org Address: 43 Carleton Street, Newton, MA 02458 Website: www.afsp.org

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Christine Hodgson Phone: (617) 868-6718 Email: volunteersmanh@alz.org Address: 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 Website: www.alz.org/manh

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY We seek to eliminate cancer by preventing it, saving lives, and diminishing suffering. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Tara Shea Phone: (508) 270-4705 Email: tara.shea@cancer.org Address: 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 Website: www.cancer.org

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kirsten Runkle Phone: (508) 656-2004 Email: kirsten.runkle@heart.org Address: 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 Website: www.heart.org

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, MA CHAPTER

AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER

Our mission is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Elaine Mooney Phone: (617) 219-8236 Email: emooney@arthritis.org Address: 29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02458 Website: www.arthritis.org

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a fundraising walk to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Minimum Age for Volunteers: No minimum when with adult Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kara Hahn Phone: (617) 722-4140 x18 Email: volunteer.boston@avonwalk.org Address: 33 Broad Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 Website: www.avonwalk.org

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AAFANE is dedicated to the control and cure of asthma and allergies, including food allergies. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Elaine Erenrich Rosenburg Phone: (781) 444-7778 Email: aafane@aafane.org Address: 109 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494 Website: www.asthmaandallergies.org

Created in 2007 as a part of Mayor Menino’s vision for a vibrant and healthy city, Boston Bikes makes Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all residents and visitors. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nicole Freedman Phone: (617) 918-4456 Email: nicole.freedman.bra@cityofboston.gov Address: One City Square Hall, Suite 932, Boston, MA 02201 Website: www.bostonbikes.org

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

BOSTON MARATHON JIMMY FUND WALK Since 1989, participants have raised more than $60 million to support cancer research. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Louisa Macy Phone: (617) 632-6263 Email: louisa_macy@dfci.harvard.edu Address: 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 Website: www.kintera.org/faf/home/ccp. asp?ievent=449987&ccp=107717

JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION (JDRF) JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kelly Taranto Phone: (781) 431-0700 Email: ktaranto@jdrf.org Address: 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 Website: www.jdrf.org

MELANOMA EDUCATION FOUNDATION

BOSTON MARINE CORPS HONOR RUN The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation has awarded over 40 million dollars in scholarships and bonds to children of Marine Corps and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Shannon Crane Phone: (888) 767-7223 Email: scrane@conventures.com Address: c/o Conventures, Inc., One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210 Website: www.mchonorrun.com

BOSTON MOBILIZATION Boston Mobilization is a community organization that engages young people using social issues as a point of reference. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Christopher Messinger Phone: (617) 492-5599 Email: christopher@bostonmobilization.org Address: 30 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02130 Website: www.bostonmobilization.org

GAY & LESBIAN ADVOCATES AND DEFENDERS (GLAD) Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bruce Bell Phone: (617) 426-1350 Email: bbell@glad.org Address: 30 Winter Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02108 Website: www.glad.org

The Melanoma Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to saving lives from melanoma, a common skin cancer that is often deadly unless detected early before there are any symptoms. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Steve Fine Phone: (978) 535-3080 Email: steve_fine@comcast.net Address: 7 Jones Road, Peabody, MA 01960 Website: www.skincheck.org

MELANOMA FOUNDATION OF NEW ENGLAND The Melanoma Foundation of New England is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about sunsafe behavior and the importance of prevention and early detection. It also provides patient advocacy and support to those struggling with the disease. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Amy Mason Phone: (978) 371-5613 Email: amason@mfne.org Address: 111 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Community Agencies Building, Concord, MA 01742 Website: www.mfne.org

MINGA Our goal is to end the child sex trade through youth empowerment and education. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Christine Stevralia Phone: (617) 584-1305 Email: christine@mingagroup.org Address: P.O. Box 610004, Newton, MA 02461 Website: www.mingagroup.org

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

PRINCETON PRIZE IN RACE RELATIONS

Join the movement to create a world free of MS. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Brenda Barbour Phone: (781) 890-6097 Email: brenda.barbour@mam.nmss.org Address: 101A First Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451 Website: www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/ MAM/index.aspx

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. Apply for 2013. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jim Pamentier Phone: (800) 742-1036 Email: pprize@princeton.edu Address: P.O. Box 291, Princeton, NJ 08542 Website: www.princeton.edu/pprize

NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTER CANCER WALK/RUN (NSMC)

PROJECT BREAD — THE WALK FOR HUNGER

In collaboration with their Partners HealthCare colleagues, NSMC delivers the most advanced care through clinical, technical, and service excellence. Join their annual WALK/RUN for cancer this June. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Meg Wright Phone: (866) 296-6900 Email: cancerwalk@partners.org Address: 81 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 Website: www.nsmccancerwalk.org

OVATIONS FOR THE CURE We are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Susan Patterson Phone: (508) 655-5412 Email: susan@ovationsforthecure.org Address: 251 West Central Street, Suite 32, Natick, MA 01760 Website: www.ovationsforthecure.org

PAN-MASSACHUSETTS CHALLENGE The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for cancer research and treatment through an annual bike-a-thon and programs for kids. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sarah Mercurio Phone: (781) 449-5300 x305 Email: sarah@pmc.org Address: 77 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494 Website: www.pmc.org

Project Bread’s mission is to alleviate, prevent, and ultimately end hunger in Massachusetts. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (617) 239-2546 Email: volunteer@projectbread.org Address: 145 Border Street East, East Boston, MA 02128 Website: www.projectbread.org

SMALL ARMY FOR A CAUSE — BE BOLD, BE BALD! Be Bold, Be Bald! is committed to raising awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeff Freedman Phone: (617) 450-0000 Email: jfreedman@smallarmy.net Address: 20 Newbury Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.beboldbebald.org

SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE — MASSACHUSETTS Join us in our mission to eradicate breast cancer by advancing research, screening, care, and education. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Camelle Baynes Phone: (617) 737-5111 x14 Email: cbaynes@komenmass.org Address: 89 South Street, LL01, Boston, MA 02111 Website: www.komenmass.org

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Aging With Dignity BROOKLINE SENIOR CENTER The Brookline Senior Center helps Brookline seniors maintain their independence and continue to be active community members. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Vivian Freeman Phone: (617) 730-2743 Email: vivian_freeman@town.brookline.ma.us Address: 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA 02246 Website: www.brooklinema.gov

ETHOS Ethos promotes the personal well-being and autonomy of seniors by delivering home- and community-based care. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Alex Freeman Phone: (617) 522-6700 x323 Email: volunteers@ethocare.org Address: 555 Armory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Website: www.ethocare.org

OLD COLONY HOSPICE Old Colony Hospice, through education and service, provides highly-skilled pain and symptom management to meet the needs of individuals with advanced illness, while compassionately assisting patients and their loved ones in preserving dignity and quality of life. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Christina Finelli Phone: (781) 341-4145 Email: cfinelli@oldcolonyhospice.com Address: One Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368 Website: www.oldcolonyhospice.org/volunteer_support.htm

PINE KNOLL NURSING CENTER Our mission is to strive to a level of excellence, and provide the best possible care to our residents, through the services provided by our experienced and devoted staff. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sandy Lawson Phone: (781) 862-8151 Email: info@longtermcentersgroup.com Address: 31 Watertown Street, Lexington, MA 02093 Website: www.longtermcentersgroup.com


COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

NORTHEAST ANIMAL SHELTER

Animal Rights & Rescue ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF BOSTON Our mission is to rescue domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Debby Vogel Phone: (617) 426-9170 x170 Email: dvogel@arlboston.org Address: 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.arlboston.org

FRANKLIN PARK ZOO Zoo New England’s mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jen LeFevre Phone: (617) 989-2017 Email: jlefevre@zoonewengland.com Address: One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121 Website: www.zoonewengland.org

THE HUMANE LEAGUE, BOSTON OFFICE

We strive to unite thousands of rescued animals with the perfect adoptive families. Also, provides safe shelter, food, healthcare, and low cost spaying or neutering without destroying any rescued animal in their care. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jen Adams Phone: (978) 745-9888 x305 Email: neasvolunteers@gmail.com Address: 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 Website: www.northeastanimalshelter.org

SAVE A DOG Save A Dog is a humane society whose primary focus is rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Shirley Moore Phone: (978) 443-7282 Email: volunteering@saveadog.org Address: 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 Website: www.saveadog.org

Community Resources AMERICAN RED CROSS OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY

The Humane League strives to prevent the suffering of animals, particularly farm animals. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): David Coman-Hidy Phone: (617) 877-3589 Email: davidcomanhidy@gmail.com Address: P.O. Box 382466, Cambridge, MA 02238 Website: www.thehumaneleague.com

We provide relief during times of disaster—and training in first aid and other life-saving skills. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Amelia Aubourg, Director of Youth Programs Phone: (617) 274-5320 Email: massbayvol@usa.redcross.org Address: 139 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 Website: www.bostonredcross.org

MILTON ANIMAL LEAGUE

ARLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Milton Animal League is a group of volunteers dedicated to the rescue, care, and adoption of animals in need. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ida Pittnerova Phone: (617) 698-0455 Email: lobosheba@aol.com Address: 181 Governor Stoughton Lane, Milton, MA 02186 Website: www.miltonanimalleague.org

The Arlington Center for the Arts is a community arts center devoted to the mission of transforming lives and building community through the arts. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Karen Dillion Phone: (781) 648-6220 Email: karen@acarts.org Address: Gibbs Center, 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA 02474 Website: www.acarts.org

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF BOSTON (CCAB)

ELLIS MEMORIAL & ELDRIDGE HOUSE, INC.

Catholic Charities is building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. As one of the largest providers of social services in Massachusetts, Catholic Charities of Boston offers nearly 100 programs and services in 33 locations around Eastern Massachusetts. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Manager of Volunteer Services Phone: (617) 451-7958 Email: volunteer@ccab.org Address: 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210 Website: www.ccab.org

Ellis Memorial, Boston’s first settlement house, has been caring for children, disabled adults, and families in the South End neighborhoods since 1885. They offer high quality educational, social, and health support services to individuals and families in need. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Susan Berkowitz Phone: (617) 695-9307 Email: susanberkowitz@ellismemorial.org Address: 95 Berkeley Street, Suite 310, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.ellismemorial.org

CLOSE TO HOME

FAMILIES FOR DEPRESSION AWARENESS

Close to Home’s mission is to foster communitywide responsibility to prevent and reduce the impact of domestic violence. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Vladimir Albin Phone: (617) 929-5151 Email: vladimir@c2home.org Address: 42 Charles Street, Suite E, Dorchester, MA 02122 Website: www.c2home.org

Families for Depression Awareness is a national non-profit organization helping families recognize and cope with depressive disorders, get well, and prevent suicides. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Katie McLoughlin Phone: (781) 890-0220 Email: katie@familyaware.org Address: 395 Totten Pond Road, Suite 404, Waltham, MA 02451 Website: www.familyaware.org

COMMUNITY SERVINGS Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ashley Boyd Phone: (617) 522-7777 x228 Email: aboyd@servings.org Address: 18 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Website: www.servings.org

FENWAY HEALTH LGBT HELPLINE & PEER LISTENING LINE We enhance the physical and mental health of the Fenway community. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Joanna Wisch Phone: (617) 927-6242 Email: jwisch@fenwayhealth.org Address: 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 Website: www.fenwayhealth.org

DARE FAMILY SERVICES Dare provides mentor homes for children who have been removed from their biological families. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Michelle Dragone Phone: (617) 427-6500 Email: mdragone@darefamily.org Address: 504 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 Website: www.darefamily.org

Teen building an outdoor, green-certified classroom in Gulfport, Mississippi with VISIONS SERVICE ADVENTURES. See listing on page 50.


STUDENT PROFILE

In Her Own Words CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8

What did you learn by participating in this program? I learned so much! I learned the step-by-step process of community organizing; how to convince Senators to vote for bills; how to talk to adults in positions of power; how to research topics I care about; and how to reach out to teens from different backgrounds to find out what they’re dealing with. I learned the skills needed to make things happen. More than that, though, the relationships that I developed in S/UJ helped me grow as a person, deepen my awareness of systems in our society, and figure out what I truly care about. How did it shape your future goals in school and life moving forward? S/UJ truly changed my life. It gave me a wider perspective, so that I now don’t just think about my own needs, but about how they relate to the needs of others. I feel like I know how to build a community around social justice issues that are important to me, and how to connect with other teens that care about the world. As I leave high school and go out into the world, I am confident that I have the tools to bring about change and create a more fair society. I also received a number of college scholarships related to the work that I’ve done with Boston Mobilization, so in the next few years I know I’ll be involved in social justice in school. Beyond college, I know that the social justice perspective I gained in S/UJ will be a part of me for my entire life. When I say that S/UJ empowers teens, I really mean it—I feel like what I’ve learned actually gives me the power to change our world!

Teens with BOSTON MOBILIZATION and other youth groups gathered on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2012 to celebrate this great leader. See listing on page 13.

HOSPITALITY HOMES Hospitality Homes places individuals in need of a place to stay into the homes of caring people who want to help. Minimum Age for Volunteers: None (families) Volunteer Coordinator(s): Caryl Goodman Phone: (617) 482-4338 Email: cgoodman@hosp.org Address: P.O. Box 15265, Boston, MA 02215 Website: www.hosp.org

iSTARTUP COMMUNITY CENTERS iSTARTUP Community Centers supports startups within an inspirational and innovative environment. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator: Janice Caillet Volunteer Email: Janice.Caillet@istartup.cc Phone Number: (617) 874.6923 Address: 104 Eldredge Street, Newton Corner, MA 02458 Website: startupcommunitycenters.org

KEEPING PACE WITH MULTIPLE MIRACLES Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles is a non-profit support network for families and families-to-be of multiple birth children. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Pam Pace Phone: (508) 559-0040 Email: keepingpace.multiplemiracles@verizon.net Address: 194 S Main Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 Website: www.keepingpace.org

THE MARGARET FULLER NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE The mission of the Margaret Fuller House is to strengthen and empower youth, families, and community residents. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Liz Looker Phone: (617) 547-4680 Email: llooker@margaretfullerhouse.org Address: 71 Cherry Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.margaretfullerhouse.org

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Environmental Community Service MILTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT The Milton Parks and Recreation department is dedicated to providing recreation programs and services for Milton residents of all ages, and maintaining and providing clean and safe park facilities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): David Perdios Phone: (617) 898-4941 Email: dperdios@townofmilton.org Address: 525 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186 Website: www.townofmilton.org/Public_Documents/ MiltonMA_Recreation/recreation

NEWTON COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER We seek to strengthen communities through educational programs and a network of support services. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Claire Kashuck Phone: (617) 969-5906 x210 Email: ckashuck@ncscweb.org Address: 492 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA 02465 Website: www.ncscweb.org

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REACH BEYOND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE We provide direct services and community education on domestic and dating violence. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Colleen Armstrong Phone: (781) 891-0724 x119 Email: colleen@reachma.org Address: P.O. Box 540024, Waltham, MA 02454 Website: www.reachma.org/pavenet

ROOM TO GROW Room to Grow enriches the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of life by providing developmental information, customized support, and all needed baby items. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carrie Marshall Phone: (617) 859-4545 Email: infoboston@roomtogrow.org Address: 142 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.roomtogrow.org

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

SAMARITANS, INC.

SOCIAL CAPITAL INC.

We are dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide by befriending individuals in crisis. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Hotline volunteers: Jonathan Grollman (Boston); Eileen Davis (Framingham); 5K volunteer: Garrett Owen Phone: (617) 536-2460 (Boston); (508) 872-1780 (Framingham) Email: jgrollman@samaritanshope.org, edavis@samaritanshope.org, gowen@samaritanshope.org Address: 41 West Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 Website: www.samaritanshope.org

Social Capital Inc. strengthens communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. They envision a nation where individuals are strongly connected to their neighbors and play an active role in shaping the destiny of their communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): David Crowley Phone: (781) 935-2244 Email: dcrowley@socialcapitalinc.org Address: 165M New Boston Street, Suite 233, Woburn, MA 01801 Website: www.socialcapitalinc.org

UNITED WAY OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY & MERRIMACK VALLEY The UWMB&MV helps improve people’s lives and strengthen the neighborhoods in our region. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lanita Tolentino Phone: (617) 624-8000 Email: ltolentino@supportunitedway.org Address: 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210 Website: www.supportunitedway.org

WEST SUBURBAN YMCA West Suburban YMCA provides programs and recreation to nurture children and teens, and to improve the community’s health and well being for families in and around Newton. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Adrienne Lichten Phone: (617) 244-6050 x3033 Email: adriennel@westsuburbanymca.org Address: 276 Church Street, Newton, MA 02458 Website: www.ymcainnewton.org

WESTWOOD YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES

Junior Volunteers hanging out in the YOUTH ENRICHMENT SERVICES rental shop. See listing on page 41.

Westwood Youth & Family Services works in close collaboration with town agencies, the Westwood Public Schools, and other community based non-profit groups to advocate for the healthy growth of Westwood children and their families. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Danielle Sutton Phone: (781) 320-1006 Email: dsutton@townhall.westwood.ma.us Address: 288 Washington Street, Islington Community Center, Westwood, MA 02090 Website: www.townhall.westwood.ma.us

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In Her Own Words THE WOMEN’S CENTER The Women’s Center provides women with the resources and support they need to emerge from conditions of domestic violence, sexual abuse, poverty, discrimination, social isolation, and degradation. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ming Chang Phone: (617) 354-6394 Email: ming@cambridgewomenscenter.org Address: 46 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.cambridgewomenscenter.org

YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON: WALTHAM The Waltham YMCA is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body, and spirit of individuals in Waltham and surrounding communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Donny Bautz Phone: (781) 894-5295 x113 Email: dbautz@ymcaboston.org Address: 725 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452 Website: www.ymcaboston.org/waltham

Cultural Organizations AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY (AJHS) AJHS was founded in 1892 to foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish heritage in Boston. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Judi Garner Phone: (617) 226-1245 Email: judi.garner@ajhsboston.org Address: 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.ajhsboston.org

KARLY OETTGEN

The Park School Brookline, MA

Where do you volunteer and what is the organization’s mission? I volunteer for Cradles to Crayons in Brighton, MA. This is a non-profit organization that services children from birth to age 12 in low-income or homeless situations. I help to quality check items donated by the community that will help the children receiving them feel warm, safe, valued, and ready to learn. What do you do at Cradles to Crayons? I’m a member of the Teen Leadership Corps. Basically, I am a mini-staff member. I lead a group of 20 to 25 volunteers on a particular project in the warehouse. Often, I work in the toy stations where I help volunteers clean and sort new and gently-used toys and puzzles. What have you learned from this experience? Being in the Teen Leadership Corps has helped me grow as a leader. Other volunteers rely on me to introduce them to the organization and how they can help on site. I wear a purple shirt and a nametag—and am readily available to answer any questions they may have.

ARTSBOSTON ArtsBoston promotes the arts in Greater Boston by making the arts accessible and integral to our communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kami Smith Phone: (617) 262-8632 x225 Email: kamis@artsboston.org Address: 31 St. James Avenue, Suite 360, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.artsboston.org

How did it shape your future goals and life moving forward? I used to think that one person couldn’t change the world, but when I reflect on the number of toys I have cleaned or the number of outfits I have made and helped distribute, I realize that that is so untrue! Now, I think bigger. I recognize the impact of small deeds on the big picture; therefore, I have begun to take every opportunity I can to help others. I participate in food drives, clothing drives, and anything else I can do to make a difference.


COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

ARTSPAN ArtSpan provides quality arts programming and outreach to the community of Lexington and beyond. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lotus Lien Phone: (781) 862-6040 Email: lotus@munroecenter.org Address: 1403 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420 Website: www.munroecenter.org/mschools_artspan.html

BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents the best contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes at its annual Festival and throughout the year. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nysselle Clark, Festival Producer Phone: (617) 244-9899 x216 Email: nclark@bjff.org Address: 1001 Watertown Street, West Newton, MA 02465 Website: www.bjff.org

CAMBRIDGE ARTS COUNCIL The Cambridge Arts Council’s mission is to ensure that the arts remain vital for people living, working, and visiting Cambridge. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Julie Barry Phone: (617) 349-4381 Email: jbarry@cambridgema.gov Address: 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.cambridgema.gov/cac/

DECORDOVA SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM We help our visitors learn about art in a contemporary art museum and sculpture park setting. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kate Legg Phone: (781) 259-3604 Email: klegg@decordova.org Address: 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 Website: www.decordova.org

Student volunteers attending a MELANOMA FOUNDATION NEW ENGLAND, Teens on Tanning Forum In Cranston, RI that is offered to high school students who want to become healthy skin advocates in their communities. See listing on page 13.

FORBES HOUSE MUSEUM Long considered the Jewel of Milton, the Forbes House Museum chronicles the history of an entrepreneurial American family. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Joann Sacco Phone: (617) 696-1815 Email: community@forbeshousemuseum.org Address: 215 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186 Website: www.forbeshousemuseum.org

THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON (ICA) The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Leah Kandel, Education Department Assistant Phone: (617) 478-3136 Email: lkandel@icaboston.org Address: 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 Website: www.icateens.org

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS (MFA) The Museum of Fine Arts houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with works of art. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Stephen Richardson Phone: (617) 369-4359 Email: srichardson@mfa.org Address: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Website: www.mfa.org

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE (MOS)

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER (BIDMC) We train volunteers to provide quality volunteer service for BIDMC patients. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Terry Morgan Phone: (617) 667-3026 Email: tmorgan2@bidmc.harvard.edu Address: 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 Website: www.bidmc.org/aboutbidmc/ volunteerservices.aspx

The Museum of Science helps teens learn valuable skills, teach others, and render valuable services to the community. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Adrienne Kerman or Lucy Green Phone: (617) 589-0129 Email: akerman@mos.org or lgreen@mos.org Address: Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 Website: www.mos.org

BEVERLY HOSPITAL

PROZDOR OF HEBREW COLLEGE

BOSTON AREA RAPE CRISIS CENTER (BARCC)

Prozdor of Hebrew College is a Pluralistic Hebrew High School. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): David List Phone: (617) 559-8805 Email: dlist@hebrewcollege.edu Address: 160 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459 Website: www.prozdor.org

BARCC’s mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Tierney Elison Phone: (617) 649-1273 Email: volunteer@barcc.org Address: 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.barcc.org

With the mission of providing “The Leading Edge of Caring” to their patients, Beverly Hospital is a community hospital that has served North Shore families for over 100 years. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jane F. Karaman, CAVS Phone: (978) 922-3000 x2307 Email: jkaraman@nhs-healthlink.org Address: 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, MA 01915 Website: www.beverlyhospital.org

Health & Well-Being

DOG B.O.N.E.S. THERAPY DOGS OF MASSACHUSETTS

AIDS ACTION/STRONGEST LINK AIDS SERVICES, INC. The mission of Strongest Link, Inc. is to meet the needs of individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Essex County by providing compassionate support services. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Tony Godek Phone: (617) 437-6200 Email: office@strongestlink.org Address: 75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119 Website: www.strongestlink.org

We bring fun into someone’s day by providing visits from well-trained therapy dog teams across Massachusetts. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeanne Brouillette Phone: (781) 378-1551 Email: dogbonestherapydogs@comcast.net Address: 38 Garden Road, Scituate, MA 02066 Website: www.therapydog.info

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

GIRLS’ LEAP SELF-DEFENSE

MILTON HOSPITAL JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS

We train at-risk girls aged 8-18 in verbal and physical safety skills and self-awareness. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kristen Cuneo Phone: (617) 514-4285 Email: leapmail@girlsleap.org Address: 197A Centre Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 Website: www.girlsleap.org

Volunteers support Milton Hospital by giving hundreds of hours of time to enhance the quality of patient care and to provide support services for the professional staff. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Janet Evans Phone: (617) 313-1558 Email: janet_evans@miltonhospital.org Address: 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186 Website: www.miltonhospital.org/how-you-can-help/ volunteer-opportunities/

HEALTHWORKS COMMUNITY FITNESS The Healthworks Foundation is devoted to serving the health and fitness needs of women and children in Boston’s low-income neighborhoods. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carrie Mead Phone: (617) 825-2800 Email: cmead@healthworkscommunityfitness.org Address: 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 Website: www.healthworkscommunityfitness.org

MITOACTION MitoAction’s vision is to create a community of support that reaches every child, adult, and caregiver affected by a mitochondrial disease. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ginger DeShaney Phone: (888) 648-6228 Email: support@mitoaction.org Address: 14 Pembroke Street, Medford, MA 02155 Website: www.mitoaction.org

HOPE IN BLOOM, INC. Hope In Bloom improves the quality of life for people with breast cancer by building and cultivating gardens for them. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Roberta Hershon Phone: (781) 381-3597 Email: roberta@hopeinbloom.org Address: 202 Bussey Street, Dedham, MA 02026 Website: www.hopeinbloom.org

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (MGH) MGH delivers the best health care in a safe and compassionate environment. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 or 17 year olds only Volunteer Coordinator(s): MGH Volunteer Department Phone: (617) 726-8540 Email: mghvolunteer@partners.org Address: 55 Fruit Street, GRBB 015, Boston, MA 02114 Website: www.massgeneral.org/about/volunteer.aspx

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NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL (NEBH) NEBH transforms the lives of its patients by promoting wellness, restoring function, lessening disability, alleviating pain, and advancing knowledge in musculoskeletal diseases and related disorders. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lynn Stewart Phone: (617) 754-5173 Email: lstewart1@nebh.org Address: 125 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120 Website: www.nebh.org

Homelessness & Hunger BEVERLY BOOTSTRAPS COMMUNITY SERVICES Beverly Bootstraps Community Services provides critical resources to families and individuals so they may achieve self-sufficiency. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Meghan Lemke, Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (978) 927-1561 x19 Email: mlemke@beverlybootstraps.org Address: 371 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915 Website: www.beverlybootstraps.org/foodpantry.html

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BOSTON HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESS PROGRAM (BHCHP) BHCHP provides access to the highest quality health care for all homeless men, women, and children in the greater Boston area. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carrie Eldridge-Dickson Phone: (857) 654-1048 Email: volunteer@bhchp.org Address: 780 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118 Website: www.bhchp.org/forgroups.htm

BOSTON RESCUE MISSION (BRM) We transform lives by empowering people at risk to achieve healthy and self-sufficient lives. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 (with adult) Volunteer Coordinator(s): Eileen Ferry/Thao Tran Phone: (617) 338-9000 x1227 Email: volunteer@brm.org Address: 39 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111 Website: www.brm.org

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CRADLES TO CRAYONS Cradles to Crayons provides children with the basic essentials they need to be safe, ready to learn, and feel valued. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ashley Tarbet Phone: (617) 779-4723 Email: ashley@cradlestocrayons.org Address: 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135 Website: www.cradlestocrayons.org

FATHER BILL’S AND MAINSPRING (FBMS) Father Bill’s & MainSpring’s mission is to help those struggling with homelessness obtain a home by giving temporary shelter and food, finding safe and affordable housing, providing permanent housing with supportive services, and developing their work skills. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Serenity Belo Phone: (617) 770-3314 x229 Email: sbelo@helpfbms.org Address: 422 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169 Website: www.helpfbms.org

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THE GREATER BOSTON FOOD BANK (GBFB) With a mission to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts, GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and one of the largest food banks in the country. By 2013, GBFB hopes to distribute enough food to provide at least one meal a day to those in need. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Melissa Dussek Phone: (617) 427-5200 Email: volunteer@gbfb.org Address: 99 Atkinson Street, Boston, MA 02118 Website: www.gbfb.org

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GREATER BOSTON We are dedicated to building low-cost homes by forming partnerships with low-income families in need. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lee Hofrichter Phone: (617) 423-2223 Email: volunteers@habitatboston.org Address: 240 Commercial Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 Website: www.habitatboston.org

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL — NORTHEAST OFFICE Heifer International works with communities to end hunger and poverty, and care for the world. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Rachel Brown, Area Volunteer Coordinator - Eastern MA Phone: (617) 365-5600 Email: heifereasternma@gmail.com Address: 216 Wachusett Street, Rutland, MA 01543 Website: www.heifer.org

HORIZONS FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN Our mission is to improve the lives of homeless children and their families. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Matthew Brown Phone: (617) 553-5483 Email: mbrown@horizonsforhomelesschildren.org Address: 1705 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119 Website: www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org

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MILTON FOOD PANTRY The Milton Food Pantry, located in the Parkway United Methodist Church, serves and stocks food for families in need in the Milton community. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (617) 696-0221 Email: plbstar@aol.com Address: Parkway United Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186 Website: www.sharingweb.org/agencies/orgdetail. asp?OrgID=33

ON THE RISE, INC. We support the initiative and strength of women living in crisis or in homelessness. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Marisa Serrano Phone: (617) 497-7968 x36 Email: marisa.serrano@ontherise.org Address: 341 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.ontherise.org

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

PINE STREET INN

VICTORY PROGRAMS REVISION URBAN FARM

The mission of Pine Street Inn is to be a community of respect and hope for each guest it serves; to be a resource through which neighbors and friends can help to meet the basic needs of others; and to serve as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Koffie Fields Phone: (617) 892-9186 Email: koffie.fields@pinestreetinn.org Address: 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 Website: www.pinestreetinn.org

We provide fresh, affordable, locally grown produce to families in the city with limited incomes and transportation access. The connection between their Revision Urban Farm and the ReVision Family Home has created a dynamic and innovative approach to ending homelessness. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jolie Olivetti Phone: (617) 822-3276 Email: jolivetti@vpi.org Address: 38 Fabyan Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 Website: www.vpi.org/farm/volunteer.htm

ROSIE’S PLACE

WELLSPRING HOUSE

The mission of Rosie’s Place is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for poor and homeless women to maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Marty Wengert Phone: (617) 442-9322 Email: volunteer@rosiesplace.org Address: 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 Website: www.rosiesplace.org

Since 1981, Wellspring House has been helping families move out of poverty. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Romy Gardner, Director of Development Phone: (978) 281-3558 x302 Email: rgardner@wellspringhouse.org Address: 302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930 Website: www.wellspringhouse.org

SALVATION ARMY

THE WOMEN’S LUNCH PLACE

Our goal is to meet human needs without discrimination. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kimberly Santos Phone: (339) 502-5853 Email: kimberly.santos@use.salvationarmy.org Address: 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021 Website: www.use.salvationarmy.org

We provide a safe daytime shelter, nutritious food, and services for women who are homeless. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lisa Caissie Phone: (617) 267-1722 Email: volunteers@womenslunchplace.org Address: 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.womenslunchplace.org

STANDUP FOR KIDS — BOSTON The mission of StandUp For Kids is ending the cycle of youth homelessness. Volunteers with StandUp take to the streets in order to find, stabilize, and help homeless and street kids. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (617) 869-5094 Email: boston@standupforkids.org Address: P.O. Box 121-002, Boston, MA 02112 Website: www.standupforkids.org/boston

International Relief THE COLORED PENCIL PROJECT We seek to increase the access of art supplies to children in developing countries by distributing specifically colored pencils and paper, and providing art curriculum to children in various orphanages, schools, and rural villages. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Beth Rice Phone: (617) 877-4089 Email: bethr@thecoloredpencilproject.org Address: P.O. Box 171269, Boston, MA 02117 Website: www.thecoloredpencilproject.org

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

PARTNERS IN DEVELOPMENT, INC. (PID)

CHALLENGE UNLIMITED, INC.

PID is committed to the education and economic advancement of the developing world and serves the poorest of the poor in developing countries. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Michele Zarbo Phone: (978) 380-6132 Email: info@pidonline.org Address: 55 Market Street, Suite 201, Ipswich, MA 01938 Website: www.pidonline.org

Join our mission to provide therapeutic riding programs for people with disabilities in an inclusive environment. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Carolyn Burt Phone: (978) 475-4056 Email: carolynburt@challengeunlimited.org Address: 450 Lowell Street, Andover, MA 01810 Website: www.challengeunlimited.org

People with Disabilities ARC OF EAST MIDDLESEX We provide support and help children and adults with developmental disabilities live, work, and play in our communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Pat Simons Phone: (781) 942-4888 x4032 Email: volunteers@theemarc.org Address: 20 Gould Street, Reading, MA 01867 Website: www.theemarc.org

BEST BUDDIES MASSACHUSETTS Best Buddies is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kari Gronemeyer Phone: (617) 778-0522 Email: karigronemeyer@bestbuddies.org Address: 45 Bromfeld Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02108 Website: www.bestbuddiesmassachusetts.org

BROOKLINE QUEST Brookline Quest helps establish and support traditional and innovative recreational, leisure, and cultural activities that will encourage Brookline-area young adults with special needs to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into community programs, and more. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kathy Jansky Phone: (617) 273-2659 Email: kathym@brooklinequest.org Address: P.O. Box 191, Brookline, MA 02446 Website: www.brooklinequest.org

CHARLES RIVER CENTER The Charles River Center has enhanced the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1956. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jennifer Robtoy Phone: (781) 972-1058 Email: jrobtoy@charlesrivercenter.org Address: 59 East Militia Heights Drive, Needham, MA 02492 Website: www.charlesrivercenter.org

CREATIVE LIVING, INC. Creative Living is dedicated to enhancing the lives of developmentally disabled individuals with support for both themselves and their families, so that they can live fulfilling lives in their communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mary Kate Small Phone: (978) 470-3165 Email: info@creativelivingandover.org Address: 368 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 Website: www.creativelivingandover.org

EASTER SEALS MASSACHUSETTS Easter Seals provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Colleen Flanagan Phone: (617) 226-2635 Email: cflanagan@eastersealsma.org Address: 89 South Street, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02111 Website: www.ma.easterseals.com

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

THE MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS OF MASSACHUSETTS (NAMI)

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired assists those with sight loss in Greater Boston and beyond. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 accompanied by an adult Volunteer Coordinator(s): Karen Crook Matthews; Josh Warren, Fair Contact Phone: (617) 972-9119; 617-732-0241 Email: kmatthews@mabcommunity.org; jwarren@mabcommunity.org Address: 200 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA 02446 Website: www.mabcommunity.org

NAMI seeks to improve the quality of life both for people with mental illnesses and for their families. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Cindy Nelson Phone: (781) 938-4048 Email: cindynelson@namimass.org Address: 400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6650, Woburn, MA 01801 Website: www.namimass.org

MASSACHUSETTS DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS (MDSC) The goal of the MDSC is to ensure individuals with Down syndrome in Massachusetts are valued and included. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Colleen Endres Phone: (781) 221-0024 Email: cendres@mdsc.org Address: 20 Burlington Mall Road, Suite 261, Burlington, MA 01803 Website: www.mdsc.org

OUTDOOR EXPLORATIONS Outdoor Explorations makes the outdoors a welcoming place for people with disabilities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Dave Sheehan Phone: (781) 395-4999 Email: dave@outdoorexp.org Address: 98 Winchester Street, Medford, MA 02155 Website: www.outdoorexp.org

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MASSACHUSETTS We provide sports training for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Martha Dove Phone: (508) 485-0986 x219 Email: martha.dove@specialolympicsma.org Address: 512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 Website: www.specialolympicsma.org

TENNIS SERVES Tennis Serves strives to bring the sport of tennis to the visually impaired. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sejal Vallabh Phone: (617) 620-9000 Email: info@tennisserves.org Address: P.O. Box 590155, Newton Centre, MA 02459 Website: www.tennisserves.org

PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE volunteer creating lego sets that will be shared among biology classrooms in the Boston Public Schools. See listing on page 33.

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Through support, challenge and opportunity, Triangle empowers people with disabilities and their families to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. They are committed to helping the world realize that we are all people with ability. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeff Gentry Phone: (781) 388-4357 Email: jgentry@triangle-inc.org Address: 420 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148 Website: www.triangle-inc.org

WINDRUSH FARM THERAPEUTIC EQUITATION, INC. We use horses to expand the personal, emotional, and physical boundaries of all who ride and work. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Gina Armano, Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (978) 682-7855 Email: gina@windrushfarm.org Address: 30 Brookview Road, Boxford, MA 01921 Website: www.windrushfarm.org

Preserving the Environment APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Andrea Muller Phone: (617) 391-6637 x6631 Email: amuller@outdoors.org Address: Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Route 16, Gorham, MA 03581 Website: www.outdoors.org/volunteers

BLUE HILLS TRAILSIDE MUSEUM We promote awareness, appreciation, and active concern for our environment among people of all ages. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Elizabeth Bastable Phone: (617) 333-0690 x223 Email: ebastable@massaudubon.org Address: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186 Website: www.massaudubon.org/nature_connection/ sanctuaries/blue_hills/index.php


COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

BOSTON GREENFEST

THE FARM INSTITUTE

Boston GreenFest is a program of the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. and aims to model and teach sustainability in exciting ways through our annual outdoor events. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Karen Weber Phone: (617) 477-4840 Email: karen@bostongreenfest.org Address: 4 Archdale Road, Boston, MA 02131 Website: www.bostongreenfest.org

The mission of The FARM Institute is to operate a teaching farm that educates and engages children and adults in agriculture through the operations of a diverse working farm. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sidney Morris, Education Director Phone: (508) 627-7007 x104 Email: education@farminstitute.org Address: P.O. Box 1868, Edgartown, MA 02539 Website: www.farminstitute.org

CATALOG CHOICE Catalog Choice’s mission is to help people reduce unwanted mail, save natural resources, and protect their privacy. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Michelle Phone: (510) 868-4327 Email: team@catalogchoice.org Address: 1845 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703 Website: www.catalogchoice.org

CHARLES RIVER BOAT CLEAN-UP Our organization is dedicated to removing floating trash from the Charles River. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Tom McNichol Phone: Home: (508) 877-3624; Cell: (508) 596-4701 Email: cleanupboat@yahoo.com Address: 26 Lakeview Road, Framingham, MA 01701 Website: www.rbcant.us/cleanupboat/index.htm

CHARLES RIVER CONSERVANCY We increase resources and attention to the task of inventing new Charles River Parklands. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Danielle Stehlik Phone: (617) 300-8173 Email: dms@thecharles.org Address: 4 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Website: www.charlesriverconservancy.org

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THE FOOD PROJECT — SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM We create a community of diverse individuals who work together to build sustainable food systems. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Vera Kelsey-Watts Phone: (781) 259-8621 x23 Email: vkelseywatts@thefoodproject.org Address: 10 Lewis Street, Lincoln, MA 01773 Website: www.thefoodproject.org

FRIENDS OF THE BLUE HILLS We seek to protect and preserve the Blue Hills Reservation. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ken Jones Phone: (781) 828-1805 Email: lotsoluck@comcast.net Address: P.O. Box 416, Milton, MA 02816 Website: www.friendsofthebluehills.org

GOT BOOKS INC. Our mission at Got Books is to find new uses for used books people no longer know what to do with or have a use for. We are dedicated to finding good homes for your donated books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio books, and records so that they can be reused. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (978) 284-2500 Email: info@gotbooks.com Address: 255 Andover Street, Wilmington, MA 01887 Website: www.gotbooks.com

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

GREEN DECADE NEWTON

THE NATICK COMMUNITY ORGANIC FARM

Our mission is to create an environment in better balance with the natural world by making significant, measurable improvements in the way we use resources. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Margaret Ford Phone: (617) 964-1995 Email: mford@greendecade.org Address: Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada Street, Newton, MA 02460 Website: www.greendecade.org

Our farm provides productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education year round. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeannette Christensen Phone: (508) 655-2204 x3 Email: jchristensen.ncorganic@verizon.net Address: 117 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760 Website: www.natickfarm.org

GREENSCHOOLS Greenschools creates greener learning environments through education and awareness. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Robin Organ, Executive Director Phone: (508) 272-9653 Email: info@projectgreenschools.org Address: P.O. Box 323, Mansfield, MA 02048 Website: www.projectgreenschools.org

HALE RESERVATION The mission of Hale Reservation is to provide stewardship of its land and resources and to offer educational experiences that foster responsibility, leadership, and appreciation for the natural environment. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jay Walsh, Environmental Resource Manager Phone: (781) 326-1770 x15 Email: jwalsh@halereservation.org Address: 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA 02090 Website: www.halereservation.org

NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM The New England Aquarium combines education, entertainment, and action to address challenging problems facing the ocean. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lucy Indge Phone: (617) 226-2243 Email: teens@neaq.org Address: Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 Website: www.neaq.org

ROOTS & SHOOTS NEW ENGLAND The mission of Roots & Shoots is to foster respect and compassion for all living things. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kellan Hays Phone: (617) 439-9090 Email: khays@janegoodall.org Address: 89 South Street, Lower Level, Boston, MA 02111 Website: www.rootsandshoots.org/regional_offices/ new_england/home

MASSACHUSETTS AUDUBON SOCIETY Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Pam Sowizral Phone: (781) 259-2205 Email: psowizral@massaudubon.org Address: 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 Website: www.massaudubon.org

Teens traveling with AMERICAN LEADERSHIP enjoy service work abroad. Pictured here on an "excursion day" in Spain. See listing on page 50.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

THEMOVE

DOSOMETHING.ORG

The MA Outdoor Volunteer Experience (theMOVE) organizes reflective farm-volunteer workdays for diverse groups throughout the Boston area, to connect folks with the social and natural systems that sustain us daily. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Dave Madan Phone: (617) 461-9393 Email: connect@getoutma.org Address: P.O. Box 381155, Cambridge, MA 02238 Website: www.getoutma.org

DoSomething.org helps young people rock causes they care about. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mike Fantini Phone: (212) 254-2390 Email: mfantini@dosomething.org Address: 24-32 Union Square East, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003 Website: www.dosomething.org

THE TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS — APPLETON FARMS The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, more than 25,000 acres of property with exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lisa Caissie Phone: (978) 840-4446 x1943 Email: volunteers@ttor.org Address: 572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 Website: www.thetrustees.org

URBANFRAME URBANFRAME’S participants apply their creative energy, wild ideas, and optimism to local and global challenges using design thinking. Their clients are community based organizations in need of new and innovative structures. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Daniel Hewett Phone: (617) 444-9904 Email: dmh@urbanframe.org Address: P.O. Box 35, Sudbury, MA 01776 Website: www.urbanframe.org

Promoting Volunteerism BOSTON CARES Boston Cares organizes and leads team-oriented volunteer opportunities and services in and around Boston to make a positive impact on individuals and communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Rachel Freedline Phone: (617) 422-0910 x208 Email: rfreedline@bostoncares.org Address: 190 High Street, Boston, MA 02110 Website: www.bostoncares.org

FOUNDATION FOR METROWEST The Foundation for MetroWest promotes philanthropy in the region, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, and serves as a resource for local nonprofit organizations in the Metrowest areas of Boston. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Debbie Botos Phone: (508) 647-2260 Email: dbotos@foundationformetrowest.org Address: 21 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760 Website: www.foundationformetrowest.org

NORTH SHORE TEEN INITIATIVE (NSTI) We seek to engage, support, and inspire Jewish adolescents through social networking, community service and experiential Jewish learning, rooting them to Jewish values, and connecting them to their community. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lajla LeBlanc Phone: (781) 244-5544 Email: lajla@nsteeninitiative.org Address: 4 Community Road, Marblehead, MA 01945 Website: www.nsteeninitiative.org

PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE (PMD) PMD creates a world in which people and businesses are socially aware and engaged in their communities by organizing group projects. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Lori Tsuruda Phone: (617) 298-0025 Email: lori@pmd.org Address: P.O. Box 120189, Boston, MA 02112 Website: www.pmd.org

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

RYLA/ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 7930 RYLA—Rotary Youth Leadership Awards—is a program designed to shape leadership skills in students who already possess and demonstrate outstanding leadership characteristics in their high school and community. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Andy Winig Phone: (781) 646-9543 Email: improvandy@yahoo.com Address: 238 Marlborough Street, Unit 401, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.rotary7930.org/RYLA.cfm

TELEM: JEWISH YOUTH MAKING A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER TELEM is about making a difference. It’s an innovative program for Boston area Jewish teens that integrates community service, organizing, learning and reflection— and provides opportunities for you to make a real change. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Shoshanna Czik Phone: (617) 457-8671 Email: sczik@jcrcboston.org Address: 126 High Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 Website: www.telemyouth.org

THE VOLUNTEER FAMILY The Volunteer Family provides youth and families with the inspiration, knowledge, and opportunities to make a difference in their communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Heather Jack Phone: (508) 561-9064 Email: hjack@thevolunteerfamily.org Address: 101 Arch Street, 19th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 Website: www.thevolunteerfamily.volunteermatch.org

WAYLAND RECREATION DEPARTMENT The Wayland Recreation Department introduces Wayland teens to the satisfactory experience of helping others during the summer. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): JoAnn Kiburz Phone: (508) 358-3662 Email: jkiburz@wayland.ma.us Address: 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778 Website: www.wayland.ma.us/Pages/WaylandMA_ Recreation/index

Youth ABCD CAREER EXPLORATIONS Since its inception in 1962, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) has remained devoted to its mission of promoting self-help for low-income people and neighborhoods. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kenya McGlaren Phone: (617) 348-6395 Email: chapman@bostonabcd.org Address: 200 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111 Website: www.bostonabcd.org/career-explorations.aspx

ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE MENTORING (AFC MENTORING) Our Boston-based one-to-one AFC Mentors program brings together adult mentors and youth in care, such as foster or kinship care, residential care, or adoption. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 18 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Emily Heaton Phone: (617) 224-1302 Email: emily@afcmentoring.net Address: 727 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02111 Website: www.afcmentoring.org

AMERICA SCORES NEW ENGLAND, INC. (ASNE) We empower students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. With teamwork as the unifying value, ASNE inspires youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in the community. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Aaron Altman Phone: (617) 553-4694 Email: aaltman@americascores.org Address: 29 Germainia Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Website: www.americascoresboston.org

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ARLINGTON BOYS & GIRLS CLUB The Arlington Boys & Girls Club is a place that provides leadership development and decision-making responsibilities for all young people, especially those from challenging circumstances. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Dee Savioli Phone: (781) 648-1617 Email: dsavioli@abgclub.org Address: 60 Pond Lane, Arlington, MA 02474 Website: www.abgclub.org

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ARLINGTON ENRICHMENT COLLABORATIVE We serve the greater Arlington community through quality enrichment for middle school age youth. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Diana Weisner Phone: (781) 643-4794 Email: diana@arlingtonenrichment.org Address: 63 Acton Street, Arlington, MA 02476 Website: www.arlingtonenrichment.org

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ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY Our mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing urban teens with employment in the arts. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Courtney Wheeler Phone: (617) 268-7620 Email: cwheeler@afhboston.org Address: 100 West Second Street, Boston, MA 02127 Website: www.afhboston.com

ASHOKA’S YOUTH VENTURE Youth Venture’s mission is to build a global movement of young people being powerful now, changemakers now. Youth Venture helps teams of people start new youthled organizations. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bret Carr Phone: (617) 624-8074 Email: bcarr@youthventure.org Address: 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02130 Website: www.genv.net

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BIG SISTER ASSOCIATION OF GREATER BOSTON Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s mission is to help girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationships with women. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer Manager Phone: (617) 236-8060 Email: volunteer@bigsister.org Address: 161 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Website: www.bigsister.org

BIKES NOT BOMBS We provide community-based education and initiate development projects with recycled bicycles. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jeremy Hanson Phone: (617) 522-0222 x109 Email: jeremy@bikesnotbombs.org Address: 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Website: www.bikesnotbombs.org

BIRTHDAY WISHES Birthday Wishes provides birthday parties to children living in homeless shelters. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Courtney Vernadakis Phone: (866) 388-9474 x12 Email: courtney@birthdaywishes.org Address: P.O. Box 590645, Newton Centre, MA 02459 Website: www.birthdaywishes.org

BODIMOJO BodiMojo is an online health and wellness portal for teenagers. Teen “confidence” ambassadors can write, blog, share health and lifestyle information and tips with other teens. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Tara Cousineau Phone: (617) 333-0441 Email: tara@bodimojo.com Address: Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142 Website: www.bodimojo.com

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF DORCHESTER Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring, and responsible members of the community. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mike Joyce Phone: (617) 288-7120 Email: mjoyce@bcgdorchester.org Address: 1135 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02125 Website: www.bcgdorchester.org

CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS (CSV) CSV supports the academic success of Cambridge Public School students, grades K-12. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Martha Osler Phone: (617) 349-6794 Email: mosler@cpsd.us Address: 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 Website: www.csvinc.org

CHILD CARE RESOURCE CENTER (CCRC) We promote the healthy development and well-being of young children in Cambridge and Somerville. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mitzi Fennel Phone: (617) 547-1063 x219 Email: fennelm@ccrcinc.org Address: 130 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.ccrcinc.org

THE CITY SCHOOL The City School strengthens the power of youth to work toward building a just society through creative education and critical thinking, leadership development, action and service, and promoting understanding and relationships across difference. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Ruby Reyes Phone: (617) 822-3075 Email: ruby@thecityschool.org Address: 614 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125 Website: www.thecityschool.org

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CITYSPROUTS The CitySprouts mission is to develop, implement, and maintain beautiful, resource-rich school gardens in collaboration with public school communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kim Goldstein Phone: (617) 876-2436 Email: kgoldstein@citysprouts.org Address: 25 River Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.citysprouts.org

COMMUNITY BOATING, INC. (CBI) CBI uses sailing as a vehicle to empower its members to develop independence and self-confidence, improve communication, foster teamwork, and acquire a deeper understanding of community spirit and the power of volunteerism. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Marcin Kunicki Phone: (617) 523-1038 x23 Email: marcin@community-boating.org Address: 21 David Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114 Website: www.community-boating.org

CYCLE KIDS Cycle Kids’ mission is to get children on bicycles and engage them in physical activity that addresses the health and emotional issues facing today’s under-active, often overweight children. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (617) 661-0908 Email: volunteer@cyclekids.org Address: 5 JFK Street, Suite 205, Cambridge, MA 02138 Website: www.cyclekids.org

EAST END HOUSE East End House is a multi-service community center that uses a holistic approach to promote the well-being, academic achievement, and successful transition to adulthood of children and youth from under-resourced families in Cambridge and surrounding communities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Tim Severyn Phone: (617) 876-4444 Email: timothy@eastendhouse.org Address: 105 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 Website: www.eastendhouse.org

FREEDOM FROM CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY (FCD) Since 1976, FCD has worked hand in hand with hundreds of schools across the U.S. and around the world to provide students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to make intelligent, healthy choices about alcohol and other drug use. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Mary Chatsworth Phone: (617) 964-9300 Email: operations@fcd.org Address: 398 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460 Website: www.fcd.org/content/index.asp

GATEWAYS: ACCESS TO JEWISH EDUCATION We enable children with special needs to become successful participants in the Jewish community. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nancy Mager Phone: (617) 630-9010 x104 Email: nancym@jgateways.org Address: 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459 Website: www.jgateways.org

GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts serves more than 45,000 girls ages 5 to 17 and 17,000 adult volunteers in the 178 communities they serve. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Allison Knight Phone: (857) 453-5346 Email: aknight@girlscoutseasternmass.org Address: 95 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116 Website: www.girlscoutseasternmass.org

GOVERNOR'S YOUTH COUNCIL The Youth Council's mission has been to advise the Governor in making decisions and setting policy to improve the lives of young people throughout the Commonwealth. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Anny Jean-Jacques Domercant, Director Phone: 617 725-4020 Email: anny.jean-jacques@gov.state.ma.us Address: Governor’s Office of Community Affairs, State House, Room 271-M, Boston, Ma 02133 Website: http://www.mass.gov/governor/getinvolved/ youthcouncil/about/

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GREATER BOSTON PFLAG Greater Boston PFLAG provides support, education, resources, and advocacy to help youth, their families, and communities with the topic of sexual identity. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Pam Garramone Phone: (781) 891-5966 Email: info@gbpflag.org Address: 85 River Street, Suite 3A, P.O. Box 541620, Waltham, MA 02454 Website: www.gbpflag.org

HILL HOUSE Hill House strengthens community by offering more than 100 high quality athletic and creative programs, events, and outreach activities that enrich the lives of families living in Boston. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Alexandra Curry Phone: (617) 227-5838 x13 Email: acurry@hillhouseboston.org Address: 127 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108 Website: www.hillhouseboston.org

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM “Together we create more possibilities” Visit our web site for more information. Contact Sherri Sigel at ssigel@tec-coop.org

JEWISH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER BOSTON Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and of adults with disabilities by establishing and supporting one-to-one relationships with professionally matched, caring volunteers. Our mission is to provide a mentor for every child who wants and needs one. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Susan Gotshalk Phone: (617) 965-7055 Email: susan@jbbbs.org Address: 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA Website: www.jbbbs.org

JOHN M. BARRY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NEWTON Recognizing that all youth are at risk, the Club inspires and enables young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Jennifer McAuliffe Phone: (617) 630-2066 Email: jmcauliffe@newtonbgc.com Address: 675 Watertown Street, Newton, MA 02460 Website: www.newtonbgc.com

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THE MARBLE COLLECTION, INC.

NANTUCKET BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

The Marble Collection’s mission is to provide Massachusetts secondary students with arts education programs that enhance creative cultivation, educational achievement, social development, and collegiate and career success. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Deanna Elliot Phone: (508) 692-8912 Email: themarblecollection@gmail.com Address: 202 Main Street, Lakeville, MA 02347 Website: www.themarblecollection.org

Our organization enables young people in Nantucket to reach their potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 17 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Chris Cognitore Phone: (508) 228-0158 Email: programs@nantucketboysandgirlsclub.org Address: P.O. Box 269, Nantucket, MA 02554 Website: www.nantucketboysandgirlsclub.org

MASSACHUSETTS STATE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR (MSSEF) MSSEF is committed to increasing awareness of, exposure to, and participation in inquiry-based learning through the development of science & engineering projects by middle and high school students, which are showcased at regional & national science fairs. Volunteer Coordinator(s): Cora Beth Abel Phone: (617) 491-1508 Email: abel@scifair.com Address: 955 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 305, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.scifair.com

METROLACROSSE, INC. We use lacrosse to inspire personal, athletic, and educational success among urban youth. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Danielle Lacey Phone: (617) 288-9898 x116 Email: dlacey@metrolacrosse.com Address: 25 Thomson Place, First Floor, Boston, MA 02210 Website: www.metrolacrosse.com

MORE THAN WORDS BOOKSTORE AND CAFE More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sarah Hoen Phone: (781) 788-0035 Email: sarahhoen@mtwyouth.org Address: 376 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453 Website: www.mtwyouth.org

PIERS PARK SAILING CENTER Our mission is to use Boston Harbor and the seas beyond to provide year-round recreational, educational, and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Bobby Martin Phone: (617) 561-6677 x13 Email: bmartin@piersparksailing.org Address: 95 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA 02128 Website: www.piersparksailing.org

PROJECT STEP Project Step prepares Black and Latino musicians for success in classical music ensembles. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 15 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Javier Caballero Phone: (617) 267-5777 Email: info@projectstep.org Address: Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Website: www.projectstep.org

REACH OUT AND READ We promote literacy by giving books to children while teaching parents the joy of reading. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nora Murphy Phone: (617) 455-0657 Email: nora.murphy@reachoutandread.org Address: 56 Roland Street, Suite 100D, Boston, MA 02129 Website: www.reachoutandread.org

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

SCHOOL OF ROCK BOSTON

TENACITY, INC.

The School of Rock is the nation’s premiere performance-based music school for ages 6 to 18. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Anderson Mar Phone: (617) 923-3434 Email: amar@schoolofrock.com Address: 120 Elm Street, Watertown, MA 02472 Website: www.schoolofrock.com/boston/main_school.php

Tenacity provides high-quality literacy and tennis programming not only to build academic skills and improve fitness, but to also foster the development of strong bonds and resilience in its students—skills needed to succeed in school and life. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Nick Lehr Phone: (617) 562-0900 x17 Email: volunteer@tenacity.org Address: 38 Everett Street, Allston, MA 02134 Website: www.tenacity.org

SCIENCE CLUB FOR GIRLS Our mission is to increase the self-confidence and literacy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) of K-12th grade girls belonging to groups that are underrepresented in these fields, through free programs that include hands-on learning, mentorship, and leadership opportunities. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Allison Smith Phone: (617) 391-0361 x103 Email: asmith@scienceclubforgirls.org Address: 136 Magazine Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Website: www.scienceclubforgirls.org

TOBIN AFTER SCHOOL For preschool through grade 5, the Tobin School nurtures and challenges the whole child to reach his/her maximum potential. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 16 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Stephanie Beaudet Phone: (781) 444-5444 Email: sbeaudet@thetobinschool.org Address: 72 School Street, Needham, MA 02492 Website: www.thetobinschool.org

STRONG WOMEN, STRONG GIRLS

YOUTH ENRICHMENT SERVICES, INC. (YES)

The mission of Strong Women, Strong Girls is to utilize the lessons learned from strong women throughout history to encourage girls and young women to become strong women themselves. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Molly Brenner Phone: (617) 338-4833 Email: mbrenner@swsg.org Address: 1 Milk Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02109 Website: www.swsg.org

YES inspires and challenges youth with physical and mental activities that foster life-long respect for self, others, and the environment. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 13 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Burton Miller Phone: (617) 267-5877 x24 Email: volunteer@yeskids.org Address: 412 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 Website: www.yeskids.org

ZUMIX, INC.

TEEN VOICES Teen Voices supports and educates teen girls to amplify their voices and create social change through media. Minimum Age for Volunteers: 14 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Sarah Binning Phone: (617) 426-5505 Email: hr@teenvoices.com Address: 80 Summer Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02110 Website: www.teenvoices.com

Our mission is to empower youth who use music to make strong positive change in their lives. Minimum Age for Volunteers: under 12 Volunteer Coordinator(s): Kim Dawson Phone: (617) 568-9777 Email: kdawson@zumix.org Address: 260 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA 02128 Website: www.zumix.org

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Acknowledgements TeenLife would like to thank the following organizations that have generously supported our 2012 TeenLife LIVE! Community Service Fair & Expo and 2012 Guide to Community Service.

Guide Sponsor RR DONNELLEY RR Donnelley began as a tiny print shop more than a century ago and today is the largest printing company in North America and a dominant player in the world communications arena. We serve organizations large and small who use words and images to inform, educate, entertain and sell. We have the technical know-how, digital infrastructure, reliability, and customer relationships to get words and images in the hands of the right people, in the form they prefer, with the personalization they respond to, at the speed they require. Our distinctive capabilities to manage and distribute words and images help our customers succeed. RR Donnelley's capabilities are unparalleled in New England with production sites in Bedford and Hyde Park, MA, as well as, Manchester and Danbury, CT, providing commercial offset and digital print, mailing, and fulfillment. Contact: Lori Kraemer Email: Lori.Kraemer@rrd.com Website: www.rrdonnelley.com

Entertainment Sponsor BRISTOL RECORDING & VOICE STUDIOS Bristol Recording & Voice Studios is a leading Audio Recording/Production Studio and Artist Development/Management Company with a 25-year history of helping singers and aspiring audio engineers/ producers achieve their goals in the music industry. Services include: recording, artist development, music production, voice and performance training, dance classes, artist management and more. Clients include Jada (Universal Motown), The Dropkick Murphys (Warner), New Kids On The Block (Interscope), and more! Address: 169 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Phone: (617) 247-8689 Email: info@bristolstudios.com Website: www.bristolstudios.com

Media Sponsors MIX 104.1 Boston’s Mix 104.1 is your favorite for the 90s, 2000s and Now! The home of Karson & Kennedy in the morning, Erin O’Malley for your workday, and Gregg Daniels and Fast Freddy for your afternoon drive. You’ll hear today’s hits including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nickelback, and Coldplay; along with favorites like Dave Matthews Band, Adele, Maroon 5, and more. Each Sunday morning, Dan O’Brien hosts the nationally syndicated “Acoustic Sunrise” which showcases Mix superstars in a special acoustic setting at a small intimate performance at the Mix Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you to your home for Boston’s best variety of the 90s, 2000s and Now! Website: www.mix1041.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/mix1041 Twitter: @mix1041

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HIGH SCHOOL QUIZ SHOW Who will win this year’s battle of the brains? Starting Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. on WGBH 2, join host Billy Costa for the third season of High School Quiz Show. The fast-paced academic game show puts 16 eastern Massachusetts public high schools in the spotlight, competing in qualifying matches, six playoff matches and ultimately crowning a Massachusetts champion. Major sponsorship for High School Quiz Show is provided by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and Safety Insurance. Additional funding is provided by Massachusetts Teachers Association, Xfinity, Harvard Summer School and Subaru of New England. Phone: (617) 300-5400 Website: www.wgbh.org/quizshow

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Venue Sponsor THE MALL AT CHESTNUT HILL The Mall at Chestnut Hill is an upscale, two-level center located in the Chestnut Hill section of Newton. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s in two locations, with the Women’s store located at the west end and the Men’s and Home & Furnishings stores anchoring the east end, the center features over 60 specialty boutiques and three excellent restaurants. Address: 199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Phone: (617) 965-3038 Website: www.simon.com

Bronze Sponsors INTERNSHIP CONNECTION Internship Connection is an educational, school-to-career program that provides high school and college students, ages 15-23, with “real-world” work experience through Summer, Gap Year, or Athletes in Service Internships in Boston and New York City. Students are able to live at home and work a part-time flexible schedule, leaving time for other activities. Through our proven step-bystep process, students receive career guidance from counselors with Masters Degrees and learn the skills required when applying to jobs. We establish and supervise an internship with carefully chosen workplace mentors in the student’s field of interest. A program highlight is the mentor’s Letter of Recommendation that students include in their college and job applications. Contact: Dr. Carole Jabbawy Address: 17 Countryside Road, Newton, MA 02459 Phone: (617) 796-9283 Email: carole@internshipconnection.com Website: www.internshipconnection.com

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REI REI’s passion for the outdoors runs deep. Our mission is to inspire, educate and outfit people for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. REI supports Stewardship via our Outdoor Programs and Community Outreach, which are designed to get people outside and leading healthy active lives, caring for our planet by protecting shared natural spaces, and engaging others in making a difference. In 2011 REI awarded more than 330 grants, totaling $3.7 million to Stewardship-based non-profits across the country. REI also hosted 541 conservation projects featuring 31,206 volunteers. Stewardship is also a core value in how we operate the co-op, finding ways to improve the environmental performance of our business while we strive to generate positive environmental, social and financial results. In 2011, REI’s two distribution centers diverted over 95% of their waste stream from being deposited in a landfill. Phone: (800) 426-4840 Website: www.rei.com

TILTON SUMMER Tilton Summer presents the Connecticut River, a 3-week interdisciplinary expedition on the river focusing on the critical topics of environmental stewardship, global citizenship, and American society today. College and employer visits and community service projects located near the river round out your time with us. Join us on the river this summer. Contact: Roland Lemay Address: 30 School Street, Tilton, NH 03276 Phone: (603) 286-1758 Email: rlemay@tiltonschool.org Website: www.tiltonschool.org/theriver

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROGRAM The Environmental Science Program is a unique science camp for girls and boys entering grades 7-10. Students learn about the environment by hiking, biking, canoeing, doing an environmental cleanup project, and climbing Mt. Washington. June 27-August 2, 2012 at the Bowen Elementary School in Newton, MA. Cost: $1,095. Contact: David Backer, Executive Director Phone: (617) 969-0288 Email: contact@newtonenvisci.org Website: www.newtonenvisci.org

GANN ACADEMY Gann Academy balances academic rigor with a supportive, growth-focused community that gives you the opportunity to discover who you are and what you love. Guided by Jewish teachings and diverse experiences, you will develop into an expressive, engaged individual, confident of your abilities and the opportunities ahead. Now accepting applications. Address: 333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 Phone: (781) 642-6800 Email: admissions@gannacademy.org Website: www.gannacademy.org

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ADVENTURES Global Leadership Adventures offers community service trips to Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Programs are only for high schools students and focus on volunteering and learning about grassroots social movements. On the weekends, students engage in exciting excursions to places of cultural or historical significance. Address: 3636 Camino del Rio North, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92018 Phone: (858) 771-0645 Email: info@experiencegla.com Website: www.experiencegla.com

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LEARNING PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL (LPI) LPI provides study abroad and community service volunteer programs for U.S. high school students. Classes are taught at accredited foreign universities for college credit, and students receive official college transcripts. Programs include cultural activities, academic services, language exchanges, volunteer opportunities, homestays, and weekend excursions outside the program city. Contact: Brian Pirttima Address: 1112 West Ben White Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704 Phone: (512) 474-1041 Email: lpi@lpiabroad.com Website: www.lpiabroad.com

MICROSOFT NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER (NERD) The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NERD vertical campus spans two buildings with its primary presence and conference center located at One Memorial Drive and a recently renovated and expanded space located at One Cambridge Center. NERD is home to some of Microsoft’s most strategic teams including Microsoft Research New England, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), SharePoint Workspace, Microsoft Technical Computing, Microsoft Advertising, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office 365, and more. NERD has become a hub of activity for the local community and has hosted more than 900 events and welcomed more than 67,000 visitors during the past two years. Visit our website to learn more and follow us on Twitter. Website: www.microsoftcambridge.com Twitter: @msnewengland

RUSTIC PATHWAYS Rustic Pathways specializes in superior quality community service, language immersion, and life skills programs for high school students in over 20 countries throughout the world. The Rustic Pathways mission is to enrich the lives of our students and staff, benefit the parts of the world we serve, and build cultural bridges that lead to greater global understanding and cooperation. Address: P.O. Box 1150, Willoughby, OH 44096 Phone: (800) 321-4353 Email: rustic@rusticpathways.com Website: www.rusticpathways.com

SAIL CARIBBEAN The leader in teen sailing, scuba, marine biology, and community service programs. No experience required. Our focus is on experiential learning, leadership training and personal growth. We connect you with local youth groups, empowering both parties to learn, lead, and gain an appreciation for each other’s cultures and the environment through sustainable projects. 6th grade through college-aged students welcome! Contact: Mike Liese, Founder/Director Address: 256 Main Street, Suite 1203, Northport, NY 11768 Phone: (800) 321-0994 Email: info@sailcaribbean.com Website: www.sailcaribbean.com

SHP BICYCLE ADVENTURES SHP provides fun, educational trips for teens in grades 6 to 12. Join us for an adventurous two- to eightweek bicycle touring trip through the countryside of New England, Europe, Canada, or the Pacific Coast. SHP accommodates all cycling abilities, from beginner to experienced. Return with life long memories! Address: 1356 Ashfield Road, P.O. Box 419, Conway, MA 01341 Phone: (800) 343-6132 Email: shpbike@gmail.com Website: www.bicycletrips.com


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TRAVEL FOR TEENS Travel for Teens believes teen travel should be both fun and enriching. We visit the best of the mainstream attractions with opportunities to explore from a less touristy perspective. Our programs feature choice in what you do, see, and experience, a dynamic that sets us apart from others. Contact: Ned Clark Address: 900 West Valley Road, Suite 300, Wayne, PA 19087 Phone: (888) 457-4534 Email: info@travelforteens.com Website: www.travelforteens.com

VERITAS TUTORS Veritas Tutors is an educational consulting company that specializes in subject tutoring, test preparation, and admissions consultation. With outstanding educators from Harvard, MIT, and other elite academic institutions, Veritas Tutors is dedicated to providing the best possible instruction based on the individual learning needs of each student. The cultivation of academic growth and self-discovery constitutes the additional care that sets Veritas Tutors apart from the competition. Address: 1132 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 Phone: (877) 265-6582 Email: info@veritutors.com Website: www.veritutors.com

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Program Exhibitors BOSTON UNIVERSITY INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING WORKSHOP Discover the world of investigative journalism at Boston University. The New England Center for Investigative Reporting two-week summer workshop provides a unique opportunity for motivated writers and high school journalists who want to make a difference through the power of information. Phone: (617) 353-4546 Email: summerworkshop@necir-bu.org Website: www.necir.org

EMPOWER PEACE—WOMEN2WOMEN INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM The Empower Peace Women2Women Program is an international women’s leadership program that brings together emerging young women leaders (ages 15-19) from around the globe, engages them in intensive action-oriented leadership training, and connects them to an international network of influential women leaders. Contact: Tricia Raynard Address: 240 Commercial Street, Suite 2B, Boston, MA 02109 Phone: (617) 912-3800 Email: traynard@empowerpeace.org Website: www.empowerpeace.org

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BOSTON Volunteer to assist our dynamic after school program with preschool through 11th graders at the German International School Boston. Work with faculty and select from a wide range of activities such as German & English instruction, music, tennis, soccer, basketball, martial arts, mad science, art, chess, dance, drama club, and yearbook graphic design. Contact: Silvia Beier, Head of Administration & Admissions Address: 57 Holton Street, Boston, MA 02134 Phone: (617) 783-2600 Email: silvia.beier@gisbos.org Website: www.gisbos.org

GLOBAL ROUTES Global Routes is a pioneer in the world of value-driven, experiential-based, international programming for high school students. We believe an authentic, fun, and impactful program is one directed by service, deepened through immersion, broadened with adventure, and contextualized by leadership. Contact: Rosie Perera, Admissions Director Address: 1 Short Street, Northampton, MA 01060 Phone: (413) 585-8895 Email: mail@globalroutes.org Website: www.globalroutes.org 48 | THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON


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LAND’S SAKE AND GREEN POWER Land’s Sake, a non-profit that combines ecologically-sound land management with environmental education, models how public open space can be used and enjoyed by the community. Green Power provides unique opportunities for youth ages 13-17 to learn about food justice, community building, and sustainable agriculture through farm work, community service, and leadership. Contact: Douglas Cook, Education Program Director Address: 27 Crescent Street, Weston, MA 02493 Phone: (781) 893-1162 Email: doug@landssake.org Website: www.landssake.org

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LIFEWORKS INTERNATIONAL Backed by over 40 years of experience offering educational programs for youth, Lifeworks International offers incredible summer community service and adventure travel programs for teenagers in the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, China, Thailand, India, Peru, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands. Phone: (800) 808-2115 or (941) 924-2115 Email: info@lifeworks-international.com Website: www.lifeworks-international.com

HURRICANE ISLAND OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL Founded in 1964, The Hurricane Island Outward Bound School provides challenging and rewarding wilderness experiences. Sailing, canoeing, and backpacking expeditions explore the wilderness from the Everglades and Florida Keys to the Northwoods of Maine and the 3,500 islands off its coast. Courses are over a week to two months. Contact: Debbie Murray Address: 39 Mechanic St, Suite 310, Camden, ME 04843 Phone: (855) 802-0307 Email: info@hiobs.oorg Website: www.hiobs.org

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: SERVICE IN ACTION Stay on the campus of Tulane University and give to the community through hands-on revitalization projects benefiting those still affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Along the way, you’ll develop your personal community action plan, hear eyewitness accounts of Hurricane Katrina, and enjoy the rich traditions of New Orleans. Contact: Natasha Porter Address: Dwight D. Eisenhower Building, 1956 Ambassador Way, Spokane, WA 99224 Phone: (888) 275-5061 Email: info@peopletopeople.com Website: www.p2pleadershipsummits.com

THE EDUCATION COOPERATIVE (TEC)/COLLEGE & CAREER SERVICES PROGRAMS Explore your career options. Internships are not just for college students. Opportunities for high school students exist as well. The Education Cooperative (TEC) offers a unique opportunity for all students who have completed two years of high school. TEC’s internship programs provide a meaningful experience in a supervised professional environment, ensuring that students are able to realize their potential. Address: 1112 High Street, P.O. Box 186, Dedham, MA 02027 Phone: (781) 326-2473 x121 Email: ssigel@tec-coop.org Website: www.tec-coop.org THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 49


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VISIONS SERVICE ADVENTURES Now in its 24th season, VISIONS blends ambitious service work, cultural immersion, and adventurous exploration. We live in the heart of under-resourced communities in locations around the world. Participants work and socialize with our local hosts. Projects are construction-based, and with some social service. Time also is set aside for travel and activities. Address: 321 East Main Street, Suite 426, Bozeman, MT 59715 Phone: (406) 551-4423 Email: info@visionsserviceadventures.com Website: www.visionsserviceadventures.com

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Now celebrating its twentieth season, Where There Be Dragons ("Dragons" for short) runs small-group learning adventures in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Through off-the-beaten-path travel, service, home-stays, language study and wilderness exploration, Dragons provides an honest and authentic survey of culture, landscape, and development issues in the world's most intriguing locales. Since 1993, Dragons has been a pioneer in the field of cross-cultural experiential education and service learning. Contact: Courtney Zenner Address: 3200 Carbon Place #102, Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: (800) 982-9203 x17 Email: courtney@wheretherebedragons.com, info@wheretherebedragons.com Website: www.wheretherebedragons.com

Guide Supporters AMERICAN LEADERSHIP American Leadership is a unique pre-college summer experience abroad. Have fun learning in a global classroom, meet students from across the US and gain important experience to help prepare you for college. Contact: Charlie Lonardo Address: 50 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110 Phone: (800) 989-0888 Email: admissions@americanleadership.com Website: www.americanleadership.com

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TEEN PROGRAMS Attend BSO concerts and connect with other music-loving teens in the Young Musicians Club and High School Card programs. Develop leadership skills in the Teen Council and Spring Break Teen Internship programs. Observe a High School Open Rehearsal during the school day or compete in the BSO Concerto Competition. Address: 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Phone: (617) 638-9375 Email: education@bso.org Website: www.bso.org

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SINO LANGUAGE GATEWAY (SLG) Our unique programs provide students worldwide, ages 8-18, an opportunity to learn Chinese in China, experience the rich culture, and explore the country. Contact: Anna Yu Address: P.O. Box 23634, San Jose, CA 95153 Phone: (866) WITH-SLG Email: info@sinolanguage.com Website: www.sinolanguage.org

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Experience the World on a Bike! SHP has been providing fun, educational bicycle touring trips through New England, Canada, Europe, and the Pacific Coast for the past 44 years. Trips are two to eight weeks for teens in grades 6 -12, accommodating all cycling abilities.

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RENTALS UNLIMITED Rentals Unlimited is New England’s premiere special event rental company. Make every event memorable by adding personal touches—each selected by you—from an extensive inventory of linens, chairs, furniture, place settings, dance floors, and more. Your event deserves the best! Website: www.rentals-unlimited.net

UNO CHICAGO GRILL—BOSTON Uno Chicago Grill has been a favorite for delicious pizza, but we do so much more! Uno is proud to support local communities with our Dough Rai$ers fundraising program for non-profits. To date, we've donated more than $4 million! Host an event at your local Uno and earn up to 20% of sales generated from guests to support your cause. It is easy! Call us to start making money for your organization! Contact: Nami Zylbersztajn Address: 280 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 Phone: (516) 504-8649 Email: nami.zylber@unos.com Website: www.unos.com

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Index

We hope that the Greater Boston organizations featured in our guide help you get started on your volunteer journey.

NON-PROFITS — ALPHABETICAL 34 34 23 11 34 11 11 11 21 16 16 30 28 35 16 35 12 35 21 22 35 12 12 28 23 24 23 36 36 36 30 36 23 12 33 31 25 22 13 13 13 25 36 28 15

ABCD Career Explorations Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring AIDS Action/Strongest Link AIDS Services, Inc. Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter America Scores New England, Inc. American Cancer Society American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Boston (AFSP) American Heart Association American Jewish Historical Society American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay Animal Rescue League of Boston Appalachian Mountain Club Arc of East Middlesex Arlington Boys & Girls Club Arlington Center for the Arts Arlington Enrichment Collaborative Arthritis Foundation, MA Chapter Artists For Humanity ArtsBoston ArtSpan Ashoka's Youth Venture Asthma Allergy Foundation of America New England (AAFANE) Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Best Buddies Massachusetts Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Beverly Bootstraps Community Services Beverly Hospital Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Bikes Not Bombs Birthday Wishes Blue Hills Trailside Museum BodiMojo Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) Boston Bikes Boston Cares Boston GreenFest Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) Boston Jewish Film Festival Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Boston Marine Corps Honor Run Boston Mobilization Boston Rescue Mission (BRM) The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester Brookline Quest Brookline Senior Center

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Cambridge Arts Council Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) Catalog Choice Catholic Charities of Boston Challenge Unlimited, Inc. Charles River Boat Clean-up The Charles River Center Charles River Conservancy Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) The City School CitySprouts Close to Home The Colored Pencil Project Community Boating, Inc. Community Servings Cradles to Crayons Creative Living, Inc. Cycle Kids Dare Family Services DeCordova School Summer Program Dog B.O.N.E.S. Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts DoSomething.org East End House Easter Seals Massachusetts Ellis Memorial & Eldridge House, Inc. Ethos Families for Depression Awareness The FARM Institute Father Bill's and MainSpring (FBMS) Fenway Health GLBT Helpline & Peer Listening Line The Food Project-Summer Youth Program Forbes House Museum Foundation for MetroWest Franklin Park Zoo Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) Friends of the Blue Hills Gateways: Access to Jewish Education Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Girls' LEAP Self-Defense Got Books Inc. Governor's Youth Council The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) Greater Boston PFLAG Green Decade Newton Greenschools Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston

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Index 32 24 26 39 24 26 18 16 22 18 39 39 13 18 40 18 29 32 29 24 40 13 13 40 16 26 24 19 13 24 40 23 23 40 32 29 14 32 24 19 14 33 16 15 26 29 14 14 28 33 40 15

Hale Reservation 27 Pine Street Inn Healthworks Community Fitness 14 Princeton Prize in Race Relations Heifer International — Northeast Office 14 Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger Hill House 40 Project Step Hope in Bloom, Inc. 23 Prozdor of Hebrew College Horizons for Homeless Children 19 REACH Beyond Domestic Violence Hospitality Homes 40 Reach Out and Read The Humane League, Boston Office 19 Room to Grow The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) 32 Roots & Shoots New England iStartup Community Centers 27 Rosie's Place Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston 34 RYLA/Rotary International District 7930 John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton 27 Salvation Army Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 20 Samaritans, Inc. Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles 16 Save A Dog The Marble Collection, Inc. 41 School of Rock Boston The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House 41 Science Club For Girls Massachusetts Association for the Blind and 14 Small Army for a Cause — Be Bold, Be Bald! Visually Impaired 20 Social Capital Inc. Massachusetts Audubon Society 29 Special Olympics Massachusetts Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) 27 StandUp For Kids - Boston Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) 41 Strong Women, Strong Girls Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair 14 Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Massachusetts Melanoma Education Foundation 41 Teen Voices Melanoma Foundation of New England 34 TELEM: Jewish Youth Making a Difference Together MetroLacrosse, Inc. 41 Tenacity, Inc. Milton Animal League 29 Tennis SERVES Milton Food Pantry 33 theMOVE Milton Hospital Junior Volunteers 41 Tobin After School Milton Parks and Recreation Department 30 Triangle Minga 33 The Trustees of Reservations — Appleton Farms MitoAction 20 United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley More Than Words Bookstore and Cafe 33 URBANFRAME Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) 27 Victory Programs ReVision Urban Farm Museum of Science (MOS) 34 The Volunteer Family Nantucket Boys & Girls Club 34 Wayland Recreation Department The Natick Community Organic Farm 27 Wellspring House National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts 20 West Suburban YMCA (NAMI) 20 Westwood Youth & Family Services National Multiple Sclerosis Society 30 Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc. New England Aquarium 21 The Women's Center New England Baptist Hospital 27 The Women's Lunch Place Newton Community Service Center 21 YMCA of Greater Boston: Waltham North Shore Medical Center Cancer WALK/RUN (NMSC) 41 Youth Enrichment Services, Inc. North Shore Teen Initiative (NSTI) 41 ZUMIX, Inc. Northeast Animal Shelter Old Colony Hospice NON-PROFITS — BY LOCATION On The Rise, Inc. Allston Outdoor Explorations 41 Tenacity, Inc. Ovations for the Cure Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Andover Partners In Development, Inc. (PID) 28 Challenge Unlimited, Inc. People Making a Difference (PMD) 28 Creative Living, Inc. Piers Park Sailing Center Pine Knoll Nursing Center THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 53


Index Arlington 35 Arlington Boys & Girls Club 16 Arlington Center for the Arts 35 Arlington Enrichment Collaborative Beverly 24 Beverly Bootstraps Community Services 23 Beverly Hospital 33 The Trustees of Reservations - Appleton Farms Boston 34 ABCD Career Explorations 34 Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring 23 AIDS Action/Strongest Link AIDS Services, Inc. 21 American Jewish Historical Society 16 Animal Rescue League of Boston 35 Artists For Humanity 21 ArtsBoston 35 Ashoka's Youth Venture 12 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 28 Best Buddies Massachusetts 23 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 36 Big Sister Association of Greater Boston 12 Boston Bikes 33 Boston Cares 31 Boston GreenFest 25 Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program 13 Boston Marine Corps Honor Run 25 Boston Rescue Mission 17 Catholic Charities of Boston 27 The Colored Pencil Project 38 Community Boating, Inc. 28 Easter Seals Massachusetts 17 Ellis Memorial & Eldridge House, Inc. 17 Fenway Health GLBT Helpline & Peer Listening Line 16 Franklin Park Zoo 13 Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) 38 Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts 38 Governor's Youth Council 26 The Greater Boston Food Bank 26 Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston 39 Hill House 18 Hospitality Homes 22 The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) 24 Massachusetts General Hospital 40 MetroLacrosse, Inc. 23 Museum of Fine Arts 23 Museum of Science 32 New England Aquarium 24 New England Baptist Hospital 33 People Making a Difference (PMD) 27 Pine Street Inn

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Project Step Reach Out and Read Room to Grow Roots & Shoots New England Rosie's Place RYLA/Rotary International District 7930 Samaritans, Inc. Small Army for a Cause - Be Bold, Be Bald! StandUp For Kids - Boston Strong Women, Strong Girls Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Massachusetts Teen Voices TELEM: Jewish Youth Making a Difference Together United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley The Volunteer Family The Women's Lunch Place Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.

Boxford 30 Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc. Brighton 25 Cradles to Crayons Brookline 13 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk 28 Brookline Quest 15 Brookline Senior Center 29 Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Burlington 29 Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress Cambridge 16 American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay 36 BodiMojo 23 Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 13 Boston Mobilization 22 Cambridge Arts Council 36 Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) 31 Charles River Conservancy 36 Child Care Resource Center 38 CitySprouts 38 Cycle Kids 38 East End House 16 The Humane League, Boston Office 18 The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House 40 Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair 26 On The Rise, Inc. 41 Science Club For Girls 33 theMOVE 21 The Women's Center

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Index Canton 27 Salvation Army

Mansfield 32 greenschools

Concord 13 Melanoma Foundation of New England

Marblehead 33 North Shore Teen Initiative (NSTI)

Dedham 24 Hope in Bloom, Inc.

Marlborough 29 Special Olympics Massachusetts Medford 24 MitoAction 29 Outdoor Explorations

Dorchester 36 The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester 36 The City School 17 Close to Home 24 Girls' LEAP Self-Defense 24 Healthworks Community Fitness 27 Victory Programs ReVision Urban Farm East Boston 40 Piers Park Sailing Center 14 Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger 41 ZUMIX, Inc. Edgartown 31 The FARM Institute Framingham 11 American Cancer Society 11 American Heart Association 31 Charles River Boat Clean-up Gloucester 27 Wellspring House Gorham 30 Appalachian Mountain Club Ipswich 28 Partners In Development, Inc. Jamaica Plain 34 America Scores New England, Inc. 36 Bikes Not Bombs 17 Community Servings 15 Ethos Lakeville 40 The Marble Collection, Inc. Lexington 22 ArtSpan 15 Pine Knoll Nursing Center Lincoln 22 DeCordova School Summer Program 31 The Food Project-Summer Youth Program 32 Massachusetts Audubon Society Malden 30 Triangle

Milton 30 Blue Hills Trailside Museum 22 Forbes House Museum 31 Friends of the Blue Hills 16 Milton Animal League 26 Milton Food Pantry 24 Milton Hospital Junior Volunteers 19 Milton Parks and Recreation Department Nantucket 40 Nantucket Boys & Girls Club Natick 33 Foundation for MetroWest 32 The Natick Community Organic Farm 14 Ovations for the Cure Needham 12 Asthma Allergy Foundation of America New England 28 The Charles River Center 14 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge 41 Tobin After School Newton 11 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Boston 12 Arthritis Foundation, Mass. Chapter 36 Birthday Wishes 38 Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) 38 Gateways: Access to Jewish Education 32 Green Decade Newton 18 iStartup Community Centers 39 Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston 39 John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton 13 Minga 23 Prozdor of Hebrew College 29 Tennis SERVES 20 West Suburban YMCA Peabody 13 Melanoma Education Foundation Quincy 25 Father Bill's and Mainspring THE TEENLIFE 2012 GUIDE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GREATER BOSTON | 55


Index Randolph 15 Old Colony Hospice

Princeton, NJ 14 Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Reading 28 Arc of East Middlesex

New York, NY 33 DoSomething.org

Roxbury 17 Dare Family Services 26 Horizons for Homeless Children

Rutland, VT 26 Heifer International - Northeast Office

Salem 14 North Shore Medical Center Cancer WALK/RUN 16 Northeast Animal Shelter Scituate 23 Dog B.O.N.E.S. Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts Sudbury 16 Save A Dog 33 URBANFRAME Waltham 17 Families for Depression Awareness 39 Greater Boston PFLAG 40 More Than Words Bookstore and Cafe 14 National Multiple Sclerosis Society 19 REACH Beyond Domestic Violence 21 YMCA of Greater Boston: Waltham Watertown 11 Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter 41 School of Rock Boston Wayland 34 Wayland Recreation Department Wellesley Hills 13 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) West Bridgewater 18 Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles West Newton 22 Boston Jewish Film Festival 19 Newton Community Service Center Westwood 32 Hale Reservation 20 Westwood Youth & Family Services Wilmington 31 Got Books Inc. Woburn 29 National Alliance on Mental Illness of Mass. 20 Social Capital Inc. Berkeley, CA 31 Catalog Choice

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AcceptU American Leadership Aspire by API Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston University Investigative Reporting Workshop Bristol Recording & Voice Studios BudiBar Care.com Empower Peace Environmental Science Program Gann Academy German International School Boston Global Leadership Adventures Global Routes High School Quiz Show Hurricane Island Outward Bound School Hyperion Teen: Disney Publishing Worldwide Internship Connection JOOS Land's Sake and Green Power Learning Programs International (LPI) Lifeworks International The Mall at Chestnut Hill Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) Mix 104.1 People to People Plum Productions REI Rentals Unlimited RR Donnelley Rustic Pathways Sail Caribbean SHP Bicycle Adventures Sino Language Gateway (SLG) TeenLife The Education Cooperative (TEC) The Princeton Review Tilton Summer Travel for Teens UNO Chicago Grill — Boston Veritas Tutors VISIONS Service Adventures Vonage Where There Be Dragons WickedLocal.com

TeenLife Boston: Guide to Community Service 2012  

This guide includes more than 50 non-profits in the Greater Boston area with community service opportunities for teens and their families. C...