SWIMMING AGAINST THE STREAM: THE BOSTON VOLUNTEERS

 

They said it was impossible. They said it couldn't be done. Create a way to organize and empowers thousands of caring people to help fellow Bostonians in need? And do it in a no-hassle, no commitment way where folks can easily choose where and how they want to help?

 

When we started the Boston Volunteers, we bucked all the trends. No mandatory training sessions for new people. No large corporate structures or high costs. Simply a bunch of good-natured and hard working people wanting to make our little corner of the world a better place. Why?

Because we believe in better.

 

With nothing more than word-of-mouth reputation, Meetup.com as a springboard, and a knack for gathering some of the coolest people around, the Boston Volunteers have experienced exponential and geometric growth. Who would have imagined that in three years we'd have more than forty seven hundred good-hearted Boston Volunteers standing up and fighting for better? Not us, for sure! 

While we are so incredibly grateful for all the volunteers who are already part of our community, there are still countless people in our neighbourhood who find themselves in need. That's why we need you. All you need is a caring heart and a willingness to share a little bit of your valuable time.

 

Join us and spend an evening in a Boston soup kitchen; help tutor a single, local mom so she can earn her GED; rebuild your neighborhood playground so kids can play safely; kayak and clean the Charles to better our environment; build a home for a local family; spend time with the elderly. The variety is endless and refreshing. You choose where and when. There will be a convenient volunteer celebration for you. Don't miss this easy opportunity to build community.

 

While the Boston Volunteers have a well-earned reputation for having hard working and dependable folks, we're also known to have a pretty good time doing so. Beyound having fun while helping others, we also celebrate a variety of social events in your neighbourhood where we simply spend a little time relaxing and getting to know each other.

 

Volunteer enough and you will make some meaningful and lasting friendships with some truly great people. I've build a growing and meaningful community. We often see each other at community volunteer events and frequently go to museums together. Please know that since day one, we have been an open and inclusive nonprofit community, where every volunteer- regardless of superficial differences is valued, respected and needed. Not only can you choose where and when you would like to volunteer, but also you are encouraged to bring new ideas and new volunteer opportunities to our attention. And if you have a passion and there's a need, we'll get you set up to lead your own volunteer event. We revere the can-do spirit. 

Can you think of how we can better help people? Please share.
We are determinedly pursuing perfection.

 

Are you ready to partner with a community our like-minded folks as we help our neighbors in need? Set-out to make our city a better place for us all?
Learn more about our popular nonprofit, take a peek at upcoming celebrations, sign up when there's a space, and start making a difference! If you ever have questions, feel free to email any of the assistant organizers. We are here for you.

Welcome to THE BOSTON VOLUNTEER FAMILY! We anticipate volunteering with you!
Josh
Entrepreneur of The Boston Volunteers

Learn more about the Boston Volunteers: www.BostonVolunteer.org

P.S. Learn more about your fellow Boston Volunteers: http://www.facebook.com/BostonVolunteers

 

The Boston Volunteers
Big enough to deliver, small enough to care
Learn more: www.BostonVolunteer.org

 

We're 7,250 Boston Volunteers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 8:15 AM

    Help distribute food at the Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    8 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:30 PM

    Saturday's Bread - Soup Kitchen

    6 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 6:45 PM

    Can You Grab a Spot: Volunteer for Boston Volunteers 6th. Get in FREE!

    4 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 6:45 PM

    Volunteer for Boston Volunteers birthday. Get in FREE!

    4 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 7:15 PM

    CanYou: Celebrate the BoSton Volunteers 6th birthday. 125+. Food & Spirits incl!

    7 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:30 PM

    Sunday's Bread - Soup Kitchen

    5 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Sunday, December 21, 2014 4:00 PM

    Volunteer During "A Christmas Celtic Sojourn"

    4 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, December 27, 2014 8:15 AM

    Help distribute food at the Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    5 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, December 27, 2014 12:30 PM

    Saturday's Bread - Soup Kitchen

    6 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014 8:15 AM

    Help distribute food at the American Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    5 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015 7:00 PM

    Bikes Not Bombs: Thursday Volunteer Night!

    4 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, January 3, 2015 8:15 AM

    Help distribute food at the Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    3 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, January 3, 2015 8:45 AM

    Harvest Food Pantry: Handing Out Donated Food and Clothing!

    10 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015 8:15 AM

    Help distribute food at the American Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    1 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:15 AM

    Help distribute food at the Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    1 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 8:15 AM

    Help distribute food at the American Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    1 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Friday, January 16, 2015 1:00 PM

    Cradles to Crayons

    24 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 8:15 AM

    Help distribute food at the Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    3 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:15 AM

    Help distribute food at the American Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    2 Boston Volunteers attending
  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 8:15 AM

    Help distribute food at the Red Cross Boston Food Pantry

    2 Boston Volunteers attending
 

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