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Volunteer in the Community
American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay
Volunteer opportunities include administrative support, blood services, disaster services, food and nutrition, youth programs, and more.
Boston Cares organizes and leads team-oriented volunteer opportunities throughout Greater Boston that have a positive impact on individuals and communities.
Connect and Serve
Connect and Serve is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts initiative to increase volunteering in Massachusetts. This Web site allows you to learn about different types of volunteer activities and to locate volunteer and board opportunities near you.
Father Bill's & MainSpring
Local homeless shelter with volunteer opportunities in many areas.
Meet one-on-one with elementary students to help them learn to read. Volunteer as little as 1-2 hours per week. Call 617-778-0553 for details.
Norfolk County RSVP
Retired Senior Volunteer Program for people aged 55 and over. Programs include reading tutors for elementary school children, emergency preparedness, and food pantry volunteers.
Prison Book Program
A grassroots organization that sends free books to prisoners, located at the United First Parish Church in Quincy.
Quincy Animal Shelter
The Shelter is always looking for volunteers to walk dogs, train and socialize dogs, feed and play with cats, clean the kennels and cat rooms, provide temporary foster care for recovering or special needs animals, provide office assistance, and more.
Quincy Council on Aging
The QCOA offers a Senior Workers' Abatement Program (SWAP) that enables older residents who are age 65+ and own their own home or condo to work 89 hours per year and earn $700 toward their real estate tax bills. The COA offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, such as the Friendly Visitor service for seniors living in Quincy. Call 617-376-1244 to find out more.
Quincy Medical Center
Many opportunities are available throughout the hospital. Call 617-376-5368 for more information.
The SCORE Association is a national nonprofit organization with a public service mission. SCORE volunteers provide small business counseling and training to maximize the success of existing and emerging small businesses. The Boston SCORE chapter is the biggest and busiest in New England and seeks volunteers with a successful business background who are available to volunteer 4-6 days per month.
South Shore Elder Services
Help deliver meals, visit residents in nursing homes, assist elders to manage their finances, or visit isolated elders to provide companionship and emotional support.