November/December 2017 Service Projects

Prison Book Program (Sign Up)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
United First Parish Church, 1306 Hancock St., Quincy, MA

“Prison Book Program mails books to people in prison to support their educational, vocational and personal development and to help them avoid returning to prison after their release. We also aim to provide a quality volunteer experience that introduces citizens to issues surrounding the American prison system and the role of education in reforming it.”

Join us in organizing book requests from prisoners at the Prison Book Program!

MBTA Directions: 2 minute walk across Adams-Hancock Green from Quincy Center (Red Line – Braintree)

Parking Directions: Some street parking available.  Municipal Lot at 1 Dennis Ryan Pkwy, Quincy (4 minute walk away) or President’s Place Garage at 44 Saville Ave, Quincy (4 minute walk away).

MIT FAT Chain Reaction (Sign Up)

Friday, November 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
MIT’s Rockwell Cage Gymnasium, 106 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Come volunteer for the Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction!

What is F.A.T.?: F.A.T. is a celebration of engineering where participants build links in advance and then connect their chain reaction devices together forming one mega chain reaction. Think of it as a giant Rube Goldberg machine! We typically have around 1500 spectators, so we need quite a few volunteers to help make this day run smoothly.

What are the perks of being a volunteer?

–       Free T-shirt

–       Free breakfast or lunch

–       The joy of sharing how awesome engineering and innovation can be with the community

When do you need volunteers?

We have 3 shifts for volunteers: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 1 pm – 5:30 p.m.; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

What do the volunteers do?

Since FAT is such a large event, we need volunteers to help with a variety of activities. We need volunteers to help set up and take down tables, welcome guests, sell tickets, facilitate hands-on activities, just to name a few things we need help with!

Gift Wrapping at the Prudential Center Barnes & Nobles (Sign Up)

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Barnes & Noble at the Prudential Center, Boston, MA

Help us wrap gifts outside Barnes and Noble in the Prudential Center!  Funds that we raise will go towards our new signature project: Bubbles & Books in June 2018.  We will be wrapping gifts at Barnes and Noble on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 2:45 PM – 9:00 PM and on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2:45 PM – 8:00 PM.  We’ve broken down those shifts into 2-3 hour segments.  Click the link about to sign up for as many shifts as you can do!


On The Rise Women’s Shelter – Day of Service with BU Circle K (Sign Up)

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
341 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

“On The Rise creates a community where women have the relationships, safety and resources they need to move out of homelessness. We engage with those most in need and support their initiative and strength as they move beyond crisis and discover new possibilities.”

Volunteer at On the Rise, a women’s shelter. Below is a list of possible tasks for our volunteer date.

  • General grounds clean-up
  • Garden work
  • Organizing the clothing and housewares’ rooms
  • Arts and crafts
  • Preparation for special events
  • Sorting toiletries
  • Research and computer work
  • Handy work
  • Small cooking projects, and other “to do’s” that are needed as the seasons change

MBTA Directions: 9 minute walk from Central (Red Line)

Kiwanis Holiday Party/December Meeting

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Location TBA – Check back soon for more details!


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