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Volunteering Before the Holidays:

Hebrew SeniorLife, 1550 Beacon - CLOSED

Volunteers will be assembling and delivering small, seasonally-themed gift packages with sweet and savory food items.

Date: December 10

Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Location: HSL, 1550 Beacon Street

Hebrew SeniorLife offers independent, affordable, non-denominational apartment style living with onsite services that promote independence. Residents engage and support each other and work together for the good of the community.

 

Yachad Chanukah Celebration - CLOSED

Set up for the party and then connect with Yachad members and their families while celebrating the 6th night of Chanukah. There will be one party in the afternoon for families and one in the evening for adults.

Date: December 17

Times: Afternoon volunteer slot: 3:00pm-5:30pm, Evening volunteer slot 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Young Israel of Brookline, near the Green Line Coolidge Corner T Station

Yachad is an international organization promoting inclusion for children and adults with disabilities in the broader Jewish community.

 

Volunteering on Christmas Eve:

The Outdoor Church - FULL

Hand out hats, gloves, and sandwiches to the homeless in Harvard Square and Central Square. Volunteers are welcome to bring hats or gloves to donate, although that is not required for this project.
Date: Sunday December 24
Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Meet at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church in Harvard Square
The Outdoor Church is a church for homeless and street-involved men and women in Cambridge.
*Please note this is an outdoor volunteer opportunity that will happen rain or shine so please dress for the weather.

 

Volunteering on Christmas Day:

St. Francis House - FULL

Serve as “waiters” for a restaurant style meal for 500 men and women in need.

Time: 10:45am-2:00pm

Location: Downtown Boston on Boylston Street

St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in New England and serves more than 600 poor and homeless men and women a day, 365 days a year. The basic, rehabilitative, and housing services overlap and build on one another to provide guests with continuous and comprehensive care.

 

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

Visit with 1-2 seniors and deliver them a hot meal, bouquet of flowers, and small gift (provided for you) in small groups. **Will need to complete an additional registration form and CORI** 

Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Location: Meet at Northeastern University and deliver to elders throughout the city.  No car is necessary. Most elders live within a 10 minute walk of the MBTA. Elders live in nursing homes, apartments, and single family homes.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly and offer the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

 

Center Communities of Brookline: Hebrew SeniorLife, 100 Centre Street

Join residents at HSL for an afternoon of conversation and board games. Feel free to bring your favorite games with you!

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Brookline

Hebrew SeniorLife offers independent, affordable, non-denominational apartment style living with onsite services that promote independence. Residents engage and support each other and work together for the good of the community.

Registration deadline is the Monday before each volunteer date!
Please note: space is limited at some sites