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Celebrate Summer at the Boston Cares Block Party!


Join Boston Cares for our 3rd annual block party on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Thursday, July 19th from 5:00pm -7:30pm! Lawn games, snacks and music will be provided as we mark the halfway point of the Summer of Service challenge and enjoy a beautiful evening on the Greenway.  


Be a Mentor with the MLK Scholars Program!


Multiple dates 

July- August


Boston Cares is pleased to join John Hancock, The Boston Globe, Partners Healthcare, Boston University and Teen Empowerment to produce the 2018 MLK Scholars Program.


Volunteer table facilitators are needed to help conduct productive and interactive conversations with the teens at these forums. Using a curriculum guide tailored to each session, facilitators will engage the youth in conversation, interactive exercises and reflection on the weekly topic. We encourage volunteers to sign up for all 4 sessions because you will be placed with the same group of teens, which allows for consistency and productive relationship building!


Park Restoration with the Esplanade Association  


Tuesday, July 10th

9:00 AM -12:00 PM


Keep the Esplanade along the banks of the Charles River looking beautiful!

Volunteers will assist the Horticulturist in cleanup and maintenance projects, including gardening, cleanup, infrastructure maintenance, raking, and painting.

Volunteers should bring plenty of water and snacks if they wish. Any garbage brought in must be removed from the park by the end of the project. Volunteers should wear work clothes and close-toed shoes (clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, dirty, or paint on). Gloves will be provided but you may also want to bring your own hat, sunscreen, raincoat or jacket depending on the weather. 


Tech Goes Home Summer Celebration


Saturday, July 21st

8:00 AM -1:00 PM


Volunteer with the second edition of the Tech Goes Home Summer Celebration!

This festive and fun summer event, taking place on Saturday, July 21st at Franklin Park in Boston.

This is our second-ever Tech Goes Home Summer Celebration - it's fun for the whole family! Our Tech Goes Home community helps participants gain access to the skills, hardware, and access needed for 21st century success. 75% of our participants have household incomes under $20,000, and 45% have a primary language that is not English.

The event is from 10 AM to 12 PM (rain or shine!) and we are seeking volunteers for the 8 AM to 1:00 PM time period.



Volunteer with ServiceWorks at Boston Public Health Commission


 Tuesdays, July 10th - August 14th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Volunteer with our ServiceWorks program at the Boston Public Health Commission this summer! The BPHC offers a leadership program for young people by allowing them the opportunity to teach their peers about good sexual health practices. The students participate in a training over the summer which has included ServiceWorks as a part of its curriculum for the past three years. The cohort begins July 10, and runs every Tuesday through August 14, with additional dates on Thursday July 12, July 19, and August 9. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate ServiceWorks classes on those dates from 1:00-3:00PM. Please email Jessie Abdow.





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