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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 our popular community where we use tech for good: https://www.meetup.com/python/

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

Upcoming events (4+)

Let's Get SOCIAL + BOSTON Friday + Afterparty@HAVA

Needs a location

We have an epic social planned for you with an incredible social, plus afterparty.

Get ready for craziness :)

Agenda:

The Social at 8:30PM:

At 8:30pm arrive at 4th Wall Restaurant & Bar and our awesome social begins. Get a wristband from the host when you arrive and get ready to meet a ton of new people :)

The Afterparty at 10.30PM

At 10.15 We will leave together from first venue to the afterparty at HAVA nightclub in short walking distance. Show your wristband as you come in for entry.

Venue: Social at 4th Wall Restaurant & Bar. Then afterparty is at HAVA .

Bottle Service: Message me if Interested in having at HAVA!!

Cover: $10 (for your wristband, your social + your cover to the afterparty at HAVA nightclub - saves you $30 just on the nightclub) + meet a ton of awesome people in Boston. (Pay in Advance by Venmo, Send to[masked])

This social is for you if:

a) You are social and want to party and drink and meet new people
b) You have just moved to Boston and don't know many people (many in the group come alone to meet new people, so everyone is friendly and welcoming, as we are all in the same place!)
c.) You are an international and don't know many people in Boston yet
d.) You are tired of calling up your friends to come out and party every week...but they never seem to want to go out...and you want people to go out and have fun with
e.) You just got out of a l-term relationship and all your friends are getting married and engaged on FB...and are tired of quiet chilled nights that involves meeting absolutely no-one...
If that is you, then... "Let's Get Social" meetup exist for YOU!!!

We have a many members that come alone to make new friends on the night, a bunch of new people each week, many returning members, some that come in groups and some that are visiting Boston for the weekend so its an even split, which means everyone is super welcoming and friendly.

We truly believe there is NO SUCH THING AS A STRANGER. Only FRIENDS THAT HAVEN'T MET. That said, we would love for you to join us if you are fun, want to party come down, meet new people, drink and have a laugh!

Boston Veg Food Fest 2022 - Day 1

Needs a location

Lots of groups exhibiting here will welcome qualified volunteers.

*Please note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not being planned as a meetup event; therefore, there will be no sign-up option available. The format of this event is not conducive to a meetup and would make it very difficult to walk around as a group. If you want to meet up with other members of the group at this event, feel free to make plans separately.

The Boston Veg Food Fest is back in person this year at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston! This is an annual 2-day event hosted by the Boston Vegetarian Society and includes various types of food and lifestyle vendors, educational exhibitors, and a speaker series. This is a great place to learn about new trends in plant-based foods and products, purchase items from local vendors, and maybe come away with some freebies! Plus, it's free admission!
You can check out all the info on their website: https://bostonveg.org/foodfest/

Boston Veg Food Fest 2022 - Day 2

Needs a location

Lots of group exhibiting here will WELCOME qualified volunteers.

*Please note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not being planned as a meetup event; therefore, there will be no sign-up option available. The format of this event is not conducive to a meetup and would make it very difficult to walk around as a group. If you want to meet up with other members of the group at this event, feel free to make plans separately.

The Boston Veg Food Fest is back in person this year at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston! This is an annual 2-day event hosted by the Boston Vegetarian Society and includes various types of food and lifestyle vendors, educational exhibitors, and a speaker series. This is a great place to learn about new trends in plant-based foods and products, purchase items from local vendors, and maybe come away with some freebies! Plus, it's free admission!
You can check out all the info on their website: https://bostonveg.org/foodfest/

Let's Get SOCIAL + Make New Friends Social Saturday + Afterparty@VENU

We have an epic social planned for you with an incredible social, plus afterparty.

Get ready for craziness :)

Agenda:

The Social at 8:30PM:

At 8:30pm arrive at MJ O'Connors and our awesome social begins. Get a wristband from the host at the Area before the Back Bar when you arrive and get ready to meet a ton of new people :)

The Afterparty at 10.30PM

At 10.15 We will leave together from first venue to the afterparty at VENU nightclub in short walking distance. Show your wristband as you come in for entry.

Venue: MJ O'Connors. Then afterparty is at VENU

Bottle Service: Message me if Interested in having at VENU!!

Cover: $10 (for your wristband, your social + your cover to the afterparty at VENU nightclub - saves you $30 just on the nightclub) + meet a ton of awesome people in Boston. (Pay in Advance by Venmo, Send to[masked])(If paying cash the day of the event, please have exact change, but no $1's Please)

This social is for you if:

a) You are social and want to party and drink and meet new people
b) You have just moved to Boston and don't know many people (many in the group come alone to meet new people, so everyone is friendly and welcoming, as we are all in the same place!)
c.) You are an international and don't know many people in Boston yet
d.) You are tired of calling up your friends to come out and party every week...but they never seem to want to go out...and you want people to go out and have fun with
e.) You just got out of a l-term relationship and all your friends are getting married and engaged on FB...and are tired of quiet chilled nights that involves meeting absolutely no-one...

If that is you, then... "Let's Get Social" meetup exist for YOU!!!

We have a many members that come alone to make new friends on the night, a bunch of new people each week, many returning members, some that come in groups and some that are visiting Boston for the weekend so its an even split, which means everyone is super welcoming and friendly.

We truly believe there is NO SUCH THING AS A STRANGER. Only FRIENDS THAT HAVEN'T MET. That said, we would love for you to join us if you are fun, want to party come down, meet new people, drink and have a laugh!

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