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Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities at any time

Belmont High School Office: Help with BHS office work. Contact school secretary, 993-5901.

Belmont Food Pantry: 1st & 3rd Sat., 8:15-9:30AM; 2nd Tues.,5:15-6:30 PM. Contact patricia.mihelich@gmail.com

Belmont Manor Nursing Center welcomes students who are able to commit to volunteering for 100 hours a year. Contact Dana Spinney in Activities at danaspinney@belmontmanor.com or 617-489-1200.

Belmont Farmer’s Market will be held behind Belmont Center on Thursday afternoons. Help is needed during the market as well as at other times—wear a Mr./Ms. Tomato costume, help with traffic, work on the website or newsletter, or help with publicity. Contact belmontfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Belmont S.P.O.R.T. Program runs Special Olympics programs year-round. Volunteers are welcome on a committed basis for many sports including swimming, skating, water polo, softball. Call Sue Weiner, 617-943-4214.

Waltham Crossings is an assisted-living center on Trapelo Rd., Waltham, right at the Rt. 128 on-ramp. Chat with patients, etc. Call Nancy Newman, 781-466-9912 .

Neville Center (Concord Ave.,Cambridge), a nursing and rehab center, welcomes volunteers. Amanda Black, 617-497-0600

"Neville Place“: an assisted living center, would love bingo help. Sue Bowdridge, 617-497-8700

Bristol Lodge, a soup kitchen in nearby Waltham, welcomes our students to help at dinnertime. It is open 365 days a year and is located in a church on Moody Street. Call Dick Rodgers, 781-894-1611.

Community Farms (Beaver St., Waltham) raises produce for soup kitchens and shelters. They need help Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during the spring, summer, and fall. volunteer@communityfarms.org

East End House (Cambridge) is a multi-service community center with room for volunteers with food pantry, hunger and homelessness, senior outreach and enrichment, children’s camp, and childcare. Call Scott, 617-876-4444 or scott@eastendhouse.org

Community Servings Servings (Jamaica Plain) prepares, packages, and delivers 750 hot meals each weekday to patients in the Boston area. Their kitchen is open Monday-Friday, 6AM to 8PM. Flexible scheduling, one time or many. Call 617-522-7777.

Rosie’s Place (Boston, near Boston Medical Center) serves lunch and dinner to women. Volunteer commitment of 3 months needed. Call Marty Wengert: 617-442-9322 x218 Volunteer orientation required and held monthly on a weekday evening.

Hospitals welcome volunteers to assist on a regular basis in various departments. Each hospital has its own application procedure, including an interview, TB test, and orientation sessions. At any hospital, call the Volunteer Coordinator. Here are a few contacts:

Mt. Auburn: Jan Ankerson 617-492-3500
Newton-Wellesley: Lauren Lele 617-243-6048
Boston Medical Center: Dotty Keosaian 617-414-3652
Beth Israel: Terry Morgan, 617-667-3026
St. Elizabeth’s (Brighton): Mary Carrol, 617-779-6262 (must be 16)
Winchester: Paulette Van der Kloot, 781-756-2626

Museum of Science uses volunteers in activities, exhibits, and programs. Call 617-589-0380 and visit the website: www.mos.org

Committee to End Elder Homelessness (Boston) loves high school volunteers. Call 617-369-1558.

American Red Cross. The contact number for youth volunteers is 617-375-0700, ext. 295.

Samaritans, the suicide prevention hotline, uses teen volunteers at their Kenmore Square and Framingham facilities. Nine-month commitment required; 30 hour training provided. MUST BE 15+. Call Ron White 617-536-2460.

HOW TO FIND A PLACE TO VOLUNTEER
www.volunteermatch.org, www.helping.org, www.mass.gov www.teenlife.com and www.bostoncares.org are five websites which allow you to locate current volunteer opportunities, some of which are open to teens.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive credit for service you perform, you must turn in a fully completed verification form (available in Social Studies and in the Guidance Office or online). This holds true for all service, even if your supervisor has given Ms. Melnikoff your name and even if she is your supervisor. NO FORM, NO CREDIT, NO EXCEPTIONS!

QUESTIONS? SEE MS. MELNIKOFF in Social Studies

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