LIFT Somerville 366 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA02143 LIFT is a volunteer service with offices located in Somerville. LIFT's volunteers help the underprivileged find jobs,…More relocate to secure and stable housing, make ends meet, and find childcare services and healthcare. So far, 6,000 LIFT volunteers have served 40,000 individuals and families.
The Somerville chapter of Kiwanis, a global volunteer organization, was founded in 1925. It has teamed up with the…More YMCA, Somerville Pop Warner Football and the Somerville Council on Aging on volunteer projects.
While the formal office is located on Broadway Street, meetings are usually held at Mt. Vernon, a restaurant down the road.
Pets in Need 2 Bradley St, Somerville, MA02145 Pets in Need is a small, privately run volunteer animal adoption program. The mission is to save abandoned animals in…More danger of being euthanized. There is no primary shelter facility due to financial constraints; animals are housed in various foster locations. There is an office in Dracut, as well as this one in Somerville.
Founded in 1992, this nonprofit supports Haitian immigrants by connecting them to social, medical and legal services,…More as well as educational opportunities. With the support of volunteer tutors, clients are offered literacy, citizenship and English language classes and training in small business setup and computer skills. The coalition also assists clients in their search for housing or elder care, and youths struggling to adapt to a new culture are provided with a range of support. Meanwhile, special projects direct aid to residents of Haiti.
The Haitian Coalition also operates the Community Computer Center located at the Clarendon Hill Housing Development, which provides computer access and training to all residents of Clarendon and the public. Volunteers are welcome to help in many ways including as ESL, computer and homework tutors.
Over the four decades that CASPAR has provided services to individuals struggling with substance abuse, they have…More earned a reputation as a pioneer in effectively serving this at-risk population. Their services address needs at every stage of what they call the "the substance use/abuse/recovery continuum" "from street outreach to aftercare housing." Each year, they provide treatment—and often life-saving services—to approximately 2,500 adults and youths in Somerville and Cambridge.
Programs include street teams that connect homeless individuals with medical, shelter and psychiatric services, as well as meal programs and substance abuse treatment. A system of pre-treatment transitional housing, long-term treatment residences, and aftercare housing serves men, women, and pregnant or parenting mothers in individual centers. Youth programs combine counseling with positive afterschool activities and volunteer service to address substance abuse.
The organization relies on individual, corporate and foundation support for its funding. Volunteers are welcome to help prepare and serve meals or sort clothing donations at their Emergency Service Center at 240 Albany St., Cambridge.
Jitegemee 411a Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02144 Meaning "sustain yourself" in Swahili, Jitegemme is an international partnership between American volunteers and Kenyan…More educators who work together to help street children in Machakos, Kenya. Jitegemee runs a scholarship program for school children and a vocational training program for young adults, assuring that these children have a roof over their heads and hot meals. Call the office or visit the website for more information.
AlliancExchange 31 Kidder Ave, Somerville, MA02144 AlliancExchange aims to "provide rain-forest children with education opportunities" by bringing volunteers from…More different backgrounds to "partner for economic development and cultural sustainability at the community level." Operating under the belief that a well-educated indigenous population will be the best stewards of the rain forest, this non-profit was founded in Somerville in 2003. It hosts seasonal events like book drives, and maintains partnerships with several analogous organizations. This location is a mailing address only.
Nave Gallery 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA02144 Located within the Claredon Hill Church on a quiet stretch of Powder House, Nave Gallery is an open space for the…More exhibition of all forms of art run by ARTSomerville, an artistic collaboration that employs an all-artist, all-volunteer work force. Non-commercial collaborative works of all media are encouraged, including live music. Exhibitions are held seasonally and the space is open for a few hours every weekend as well.
Greater Boston Catholic Charities 270 Washington St, Somerville, MA02143 This local branch of the national social service organization of Catholic Charities is one of the 40 locations in…More Eastern Massachusetts operated by the Archdiocese of Boston. Catholic Charities' Somerville location offers basic needs, emergency services, a food pantry and child care for children aged two months to five years. The Somerville office also runs St. Patrick's Shelter for Homeless Women and organizes a Foster Grandparent program to provide tutoring and mentoring services between elder volunteers and children of all ages.