Current ReachOut! Service Sites

Senior Connections

Hebrew Senior Life in Brookline

Hebrew Senior Life’s mission statement  calls upon a special responsibility to care for the frailest and neediest members of our community who are most dependent on our care.

Your Role: Take part in weekly discussion groups with Senior Residents and create intergenerational connections.

Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. 
Hebrew Senior Life is located in Coolidge Corner, off of the Green line.

Why ReachOut! is excited to offer this opportunity: ReachOut! volunteers find themselves inspired and surprised by the connections and relationships they develop with seniors. Relationships of surrogate grandparents often develop, as volunteers find themselves learning and growing from what they experience.

Golda Meir House in Newton

The Golda Meir House is part of the JCHE's (Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly) senior homes. JCHE's housing is home to nearly 1,500 older people, the majority of whom are low-income.

Your Role: Take part in weekly discussion groups with Senior Residents and create intergenerational connections.

Monday nights from 7-8pm. 
Hebrew Senior Life is located in Newton just steps away from the Woodland Stop on the Riverside 'D" Green Line.

Why ReachOut! is excited to offer this opportunity: ReachOut! is thrilled to offer this opportunity for people to connect through conversation, shared experiences and a unique opportunity to bond. Relationships of surrogate grandparents often develop, as volunteers find themselves learning and growing from what they experience.

Hunger and Homelessness

First Parish in Cambridge

The mission of the Tuesday Meals Program at First Parish is to offer warm hospitality and an evening meal in a safe, dignified environment to anyone in need of nourishment.

Your Role: Help prepare & serve meals to those in need.

Tuesday night from 5:15-7pm(10 week cycle) 
First Parish is located in Harvard Square, steps from the Harvard Square stop on the Red Line.

Why ReachOut! is excited to offer this opportunity: First Parish volunteers interact with those in need by not only preparing and serving meals, but also by engaging in conversation with those there to eat.

Woods Mullen in Boston (MONTHLY OPPORTUNITY)

The Woods-Mullen Shelter is one of two emergency shelters operated by the Boston Public Health Commission's Homeless Services. The shelter provides a welcoming, sage environment for homeless adults to sleep, have a meal, shower and access myriad services to help them move beyond the shelter. Guests of the shelters may stay as long as is needed and the shelter is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Your Role: Help break up the day for guests by assisting with lunch service. 

Every Third Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7pm
Woods Mullen Shelter can be accessed by car, by the silver line (to Washington st @ mass ave) or the #1 bus

Why ReachOut! is excited to offer this opportunity: This opportunity creates a unique experience working with the homeless community. One will be able to interact with the residents on many levels.

Adult Education

The Harriet Tubman House in the South End

USES has been a provider of quality Adult Basic Education and GED programming for more than 30 years in Boston providing 200 students annually with opportunities to develop reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and technology skills needed to qualify for further education, job training, and better employment.

Your Role: Tutor one-on-one with adult students who are looking to improve their skills in Math and English.

Tuesday night from 6:45-8pm.
The Harriet Tubman House is in the South End, accessible by the Orange Line at the Massachusetts Avenue Stop, The #1 Bus or the Green Line at Symphony Hall.

Why ReachOut! is excited to offer this opportunity:  One ReachOut! Volunteer shared that  she “started volunteering at the Harriet Tubman House with the ReachOut! program because of a general feeling of wanting to help people. I have continued to volunteer there because I am so inspired by the amazingly motivated and hard-working students who go there every week.”

Youth Connections

St. Stephen's Church in the South End

St. Stephen's Church strives to surround each student with a comprehensive circle of care that helps them be successful in school and beyond. 

Your Role: Take part in weekly one-on-one and group tutoring sessions with middle and high school students. Help assist the students in homework, projects and college applications.

Mondays and Wednesdays night from 6-7:30pm.
St. Stephen's Church is in the South End, accessible by the Orange Line at the Massachusetts Avenue Stop and Back Bay, The #8, #10, #5 and #170 Bus.

Why ReachOut! is excited to offer this opportunity:  St. Stephen's volunteers will have the opportunity to make an impact on a teens life, providing a positive relationship and meaningful guidance.

The ReachOut! Committee

Rachel Scudder (chair), Rina Zampieron (chair) Rebecca Frost, Rebecca Brand, Elyssa Brand, Josh Obeiter, Josh Lutch, Georgi Vogel-Rosen, Valerie Beilenson , Jonathan Sclarsic, Josh Ritz, Leah Robins, Maksim Sigal, Jen Finkle, Jordana Truboff

Please contact Tracy McNamara at  with any questions about the program.