Agassiz Village is looking for our next great board members. If you want to make an impact on a life of a child and are interested in board service please contact Lisa Carter, Executive Director, at [email protected] eight decades, we have provided a safe, healthy and nurturing environment during the summer for Boston-area youth to embark on a life-changing experience and take with them our values of responsibility, self-confidence, service to others and a commitment to learning.Our Programs Include:
Summer camp: Traditional Overnight Camp, ages 8-12; Teen Advancement Program (TAP), ages
13-15; and Internship for Staff Training, Education and Placement (INSTEP) for 15-17 year olds
seeking hands-on leadership skills development and potential future employment.Could be a good fit for a candidate with the following skills:
Human Resources, Education, Marketing / Social Media, Accounting / Auditing, Real Estate /
Facilities/, and FundraisingOur ideal candidate is passionate about Agassiz Village's mission to prepare youth for
life’s journey by providing an enriching and educational summer camp opportunity that is
transformative and impacts a child's entire future. He/she believes children are our future and are willing to invest their time and money to continue working to transformed the lives of at-risk
children whose families could never have afforded to send them to camp. Our ideal candidate
should be able to introduce Agassiz to individuals and corporations that can support our mission.
The mission of Robbins Children's Programs (RCP) is to provide quality, affordable child care to families in the greater Attleboro area. The agency is committed to creating an environment where children develop age appropriate intellectual, social, physical and emotional skills and to assist families in increasing the tools to help their children learn and grow into healthy, happy, successful members of our community. Robbins Children's Programs strives to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive child care program attainable, achieved by meeting and exceeding state licensing standards, as well as accreditation standards set by national organizations. Our vision is to be a premier child care organization that enriches the entire community by providing education and nurturance while supporting the success of children and families; be a leader in educational programming to enhance children's growth and development in a safe and caring environment rich in experiences and human interaction; develop lifelong relationships, create family solutions, and enhance the quality of life for our families and the community; unify our programs into a dynamic "green" child care facility designed to honor the needs of children, families, and staff while respecting the environment in which we live.Established in 1972, Robbins Children's Programs, Inc. is 501 (c) 3 non-profit child care corporation governed by a Board of Directors, employing over 48 people annually and contracting with an additional 10. Two hundred and seventy or more children are enrolled in our center based location at 893 North Main Street and in our Family Child Care System, serving ages four weeks through eighth grade. RCP offers full day (6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), full year care and transportation to homes and schools in the Greater Attleboro area on agency vans and mini-school buses. Sliding fee scales for tuition assistance for low income working families are available. High quality child care programs include accredited QRIS Level 3 preschool classrooms, all programs aligning with Massachusetts guidelines and curriculum frameworks, and staff exceeding levels for typical education/experience in the field.Robbins Children's Programs holds contracts with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) for Income Eligible, Priority Populations Supportive Services and Voucher tuition assistance. Quality enhancements are achieved through competitive grants awarded by the Department of (EEC) for Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Quality Ratings and Improvement System, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for After School Out of School Time. Grants from the United Way of Greater Taunton/Attleboro and the Attleboro Community Development Block Grant allow additional tuition and transportation assistance for low-income working families. Grants through Sensata Technologies also our school age children hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning opportunities that we would otherwise be able to share with the children. RCP also holds contracts with Rhode Island Department of Human Services for tuition assistance the Child and Adult Care Food Program for nutritious meals and snacks.
Center-based child care programs include;
Preschool Programs, capacity of 145. Children from 2.9 years through Kindergarten age attend classrooms at 803 North Main Street. Kindergarteners may attend before and after public school sessions, and full days during public school vacations/ holidays. Preschool programs accommodate preschoolers who have not yet completed their toilet learning (a unique program in this area.).
School Age Programs, capacity of 96. Children in full day kindergarten through eighth grade attend classrooms located at 803 North Main Street, enrolling in before and/or after school sessions, and full days during school vacations and holidays.
Family Child Care System currently has eight licensed home care providers caring for up to 35 children. Our full time Family Child Care Home Visitor supervises and lends support for our youngest children and their educators.
Consistent, inviting and safe care reduces stress for parents of young children. Quality is evidenced by accreditation of preschool classrooms by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and competitive grant funding for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (awarded for quality curriculum and education levels of staff.) All programs, from Family Child Care to Preschool to School Age, participate in MA Department of Early Education and Care’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS); a tool used to continually assess, identify and improve child care across a multitude of requirements, and have received competitive grant funding. Children stay enrolled in programs longer, for reasons including greater parent satisfaction, stable parent employment, greater access to tuition assistance, and/or more parents enrolling children without a need for tuition subsidy.On October 31, 2011, Robbins Children’s Programs (at that time Markman Children’s Programs) realized a forty-year dream as our new facility at 803 North Main Street opened, allowing a capacity increase for quality child care of greater than 20%. On November 21, 2011 all remaining classrooms at 95 Pine Street relocated to renovated classrooms at 505 North Main Street. In 2013, capacity was increased by another 10% and we now use all available space at Murray Church as well as at the new facility. On December 31, 2014, MCP was awarded $1,000,000 from the Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund Grant toward construction of Phase II, completed in October of 2015.
We need folks to help set up on the prior two evenings for our three annual book sales (first Saturday in March, opening day of the Farmers’ Market in June, and first Saturday in December), or bake cupcakes for the day of the sale, or help sell books or cupcakes. We have a team of volunteers who help sort donated books, but we can always use more hands.
Deliver groceries once a month to older adults in our Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)! We partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank, which delivers bagged groceries to the Arts at the Armory in Somerville. From there, you would drive your personal car to deliver them to older adults on a route. The grocery boxes are heavy, so this role is not ideal for someone who has a history of back pain or restrictions on lifting. This event is the 1st Tuesday of each month, starting between 8 am and 10 am, and the time commitment is from 2 to 3 hours.
In-person , Food Distribution , Food Packing , Delivery
Help provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter, and clothing. This is also the entry-level position with further training and experience will allow the volunteer to be deployed to National Disasters.
Our Disaster Health Services team supports clients who have been affected by a disaster by giving health services support including assisting with replacing medicine or other medical needs. This includes giving clients referrals to other agencies that can help in their recovery. Help us with this critical need.
Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, there has been an increase in individuals and families visiting the food pantry and a higher than normal need for volunteers to support. This volunteer opportunity is open to the community and any individual with a Boston Cares account and who follows our safety requirements may sign up. Having attended a Boston Cares orientation is not required. Please e-mail [email protected] if you have questions.
Volunteers set up/clean up the pantry space, help receive weekly produce donations, and assist clients as they choose their own groceries from our available fresh produce and shelf-stable foods. After pantry is over, volunteers also help set-up grocery bags for senior citizens or families in the EEH, depending on the day. People skills are a must for this opportunity! Our distribution is also an ideal time to employ or practice language skills - particularly Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish. Volunteers should be able to comfortably lift a minimum of 20 lbs, though we are happy to make reasonable accommodations.
T-accessible: (Red Line to Kendall/MIT), Green Line (Lechemere)
Help with food distribution on Saturday mornings. Volunteers will be working directly with our clients, assisting them with food selection. The ability to speak a second language is helpful, but not required.
We at the American Red Cross of Massachusetts encourage citizens who are healthy and feeling well to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment. All our donor centers are open across the state and local drives in Eastern MA are still being scheduled.
Ensures timely activation and monitoring of local and regional responses. Works with on-scene leadership to support the response and provide technical guidance. Excellent communication skills necessary
Regular volunteers needed on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to October to help out with seasonal harvest at Lindentree Farms in Lincoln. You must be available at 8 – 12 pm on Wednesdays & Saturdays.
Help manage receiving and storage of food donations. We are looking for a conscientious person who can work with little or no supervision and will be responsible to ensure that food donations are handled and stored in an appropriate manner. The manager will oversee other volunteers and must be able to lift boxes weighing around 20 lbs.
The food pantry is a critical resource for so many people, especially at times like this. We have increased our sanitation and social distancing protocol to continue to keep our workforce and our clients safe while we continue to provide this critical service to our neighbors in need.
Stocking up and getting ready to potentially self-quarantine is not a feasible option for many of the folks that we serve. Many do not have a clear path to their next meal let alone food for two weeks.
Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
We are now hiring a full-time infant lead Exeter. This job offers excellent benefits, paid time off, retirement savings, discounted childcare, and an amazing team. Please forward your resume to [email protected]
We are now hiring a full-time lead teacher pease. This job offers excellent benefits, paid time off, retirement savings, discounted childcare, an amazing team, and a nonprofit. Please forward your resume to [email protected]
Make a difference in the life of an older neighbor in Somerville or Cambridge by enabling them to continue to live independently -- become a bill payer volunteer!Assist one of our clients by making sure the bills are paid on time. This volunteer position is primarily responsible for helping a client organize and pay bills, balance the check book, and develop a household budget so they can live within his/her means. Regularly scheduled rent and utility payments enable people to continue living in their homes!This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy helping older adults and have 2-4 hours per month to make home visits. Availability on weekdays during business hours is especially helpful.Time: Two to four hours a month. We're looking for volunteers who plan to stay with the program for at least a year.
The YMCA of Greater Boston is providing free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and under around the city during school closures due to COVID-19. Volunteers are needed to support food distribution at each of these sites between 8:00 am-12:00 pm Monday - Friday. The YMCA is collectively taking all advised precautions to protect volunteers and community members, and we ask all volunteers to do the same. If you are feeling ill, or if you have had a fever or symptoms in the past 24 hours, please do not volunteer. If you knowingly have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not volunteer. All volunteer opportunities will be organized to meet social distancing recommendations, hand sanitizer will be provided, and interaction with residents will be minimized. Click a location below to be taken to a page to sign up for a shift. Dorchester YMCA - 776, Washington St, DorchesterCharlestown YMCA - 150 3rd Ave., CharlestownBremen Street YMCA - 215 Bremen Street, East BostonEast Boston YMCA - 54 Ashley Street, East BostonEgleston YMCA - 3134 Washington Street, RoxburyHuntington Avenue YMCA - 316 Huntington Ave, BostonHyde Park YMCA - 1137 River Street, Hyde ParkOak Square YMCA - 615 Washington Street, BrightonParkway YMCA - 1972 Centre Street, West RoxburyRoxbury YMCA - 285 Martin Luther King Blvd, RoxburyWang YMCA - 8 Oak Street West, BostonWashington Beech - 4560 Washington Street, Roslindale