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ReachOut! Opportunities - Fall Cycle 2018

Welcome to Fall Cycle 2018! ReachOut! volunteers continue to provide meaningful service throughout Greater Boston while meeting other young adults who are passionate about volunteerism.

This cycle runs once a week from the week of October 15th through week of December 17th. Drop in volunteering will begin the week of October 22nd.

ReachOut! Fall Cycle 2018 Volunteer Sites:

Monday

Senior Connections at The Golda Meir House in Newton

Mondays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Take part in discussion groups and create connections with the senior residents.

Location: Close to the Woodland stop on the Riverside ‘D’ Green line.  Free parking available.

Youth Connections at St. Stephen’s Church in the South End

Mondays 6:00pm-7:00pm

Volunteers will be matched up with one or two middle school students to engage in both a mentoring and academic tutoring relationship. The goal is to create a positive healthy relationship with the middle school students to help them accomplish their homework, work on reading/writing, and build additional academic and social skills.

*Volunteers should be comfortable talking with and engaging middle school students.

**Option to register to volunteer at St. Stephen's for both the fall and spring cycles! Volunteers who select this option will pay for both the fall and spring cycles upfront for a cost of $36. This is an option and not a requirement for this site.

Location: South End, off the Orange line at Massachusetts Ave or Back Bay stops, or the #8, #10, #5 or #170 bus

Access to Affordable Food at Daily Table in Dorchester

Mondays, 6:30-8pm

Help with the daily operations of the store including bagging groceries, packaging, stocking, sorting, and light kitchen prep.

Location: Dorchester, off the red line at Shawmut stop, Fairmont Line at Talbot Ave. stop or the #23 or #17 bus. Free parking available.

Tuesday

Hunger and Homelessness at First Parish in Cambridge

Every Tuesday, 5:15-7:30pm

Prepare and serve meals to those in need.

*Volunteering will be on the fourth Tuesday of every month except for December when it will be the third Tuesday due to the holiday.

**Volunteers are required to sign up for the entire year, October through May, and will be charged for both the fall and spring cycles upfront. This will cover all Shabbat dinners and socials for both cycle.

Location: Harvard Square, off the Red line

Wednesday

Senior Connections at Hebrew Senior Life in Brookline at 100 Centre Street

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Take part in discussion groups and create connections with the senior residents.

Location: Coolidge Corner, off the ‘C’ Green line.

Hunger and Homelessness at the Paulist Center in Downtown Boston

Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Prepare and serve meals to those in need.

Location: Park Street, off the Red and Green lines

Thursday

Building Relationships with Yachad in Brookline

Every other Thursday starting October 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Yachad is an organization devoted to creating an inclusive environment for Jewish individuals with disabilities. ReachOut! volunteers will assist the Yachad social worker to teach the Yachad participants self-advocacy skills such as active listening, body language, and assertive communication.

*Option to register to volunteer for both the fall and spring cycles! Volunteers who select this option will pay for both the fall and spring cycles upfront for a cost of $36. This will cover all Shabbat dinners and socials for both cycle. This is an option and not a requirement for this site.

Location: Congregation Kehillath Israel in Coolidge Corner, off the ‘C’ Green line.

Youth Connections with Tutoring Plus in Cambridge at the Kennedy-Longfellow School 

Thursdays starting October 4, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Volunteers will be matched up with one or two middle school students to engage in both a mentoring and academic tutoring relationship. The goal is to create a positive healthy relationship with the middle school students to help them accomplish their homework, work on reading/writing, and build additional academic and social skills.

*Volunteers should be comfortable talking with and engaging middle school students.

**Volunteer orientation for this site will be on Wednesday September 26. Please be in touch with Shoshana Edelson at *protected email*

***Option to register to volunteer at Tutoring Plus for both the fall and spring cycles! Volunteers who select this option will pay for both the fall and spring cycles upfront for a cost of $36. This will cover all Shabbat dinners and socials for both cycle. This is an option and not a requirement for this site.

Location: Cambridge off the Red line at Kendall or the Green line at Lechmere.

This cycle's launch will be held on October 9th at the Kraft Family Building at 126 High Street, Boston from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Important Dates for Fall 2018:
  • Cycle Launch –  October 9th | 126 High St, Boston
  • Cycle Starts – week of October 15th*
  • Small Shabbat Dinner – November 2nd
  • Large Shabbat Dinner – Friday, November 30th
  • Bowling at Sacco’s in Sommerville – December 13th
  • Cycle Ends – week of December 17th

*Some sites begin volunteering early or extend past the cycle dates. Please see below for details.

Drop-in Volunteering

Can't make a weekly commitment due to an ever-changing schedule? Want to be able to volunteer at multiple locations throughout the cycle? Then choosing the drop-in option is right for you! Four of our volunteer sites (Golda, Daily Table, the Paulist Center, and Hebrew Senior Life) can accommodate a few drop-in volunteers per night.  If you select this option, you will be able to select as many or as few nights as you like. Each week drop-in volunteers will be notified that sign-ups are available, and spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

If you would like more information on ReachOut!, contact Shoshana Edelson, Young Adult Social Justice Coordinator.