Serve the community while you train in Boston.
When you attend the Boston SG Training Conference, you can pitch in and help others before the conference starts.
ASGA suggests that you contact Boston Cares to schedule a service activity for your Student Government on Thursday or Friday before the conference on Saturday.
Boston Cares offers a wide array of programs and opportunities that make it easy for you to volunteer no matter how busy your schedule is. Each month we manage more than 150 direct service volunteer projects through our Calendar program. These projects include:
- planting community gardens
- serving meals to the homeless
- cleaning parks
- painting community centers
- tutoring children
- caring for sheltered animals
- ushering at cultural performances
- and much, much more
Boston Cares offers several specialized programs. For corporate citizenship, our Hands at Work program provides comprehensive project planning to ensure meaningful service for employees. For young people, we offered both BOOYAH! and Campus Initiative programs. BOOYAH! (Boston Young Active Hands) provides volunteer projects that school-age kids can enjoy as a group or with their families. Campus Initiative engages college students in service. For volunteers looking to delve deeper into current events and issues affecting the community, we offer Citizen Academy. We also offer a wide range of long-term and specialized volunteer opportunities through our Community Grapevine & Skills Bank.
Boston Cares is the largest organization in New England dedicated to team oriented volunteering on a flexible basis. In 2007, more than 16,000 Boston Cares volunteers contributed 49,000 hours to 165 non-profits in the Greater Boston area.
Boston Cares is a member of the HandsOn Network and Points of Light Institute, an international organization which inspires, equips, and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. At the center of the network are 250 affiliates serving 83% of the American population and 12 international communities.