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This newsletter is created by Community Service and Civic Engagement at Northeastern to share information about our programs, civic action, and volunteer opportunities with local community organizations.

"Through participation in these programs, I have had the opportunity to cultivate valuable skills in teamwork and communication that can be applied in a variety of contexts, including my personal life, academic pursuits, and future professional endeavors.- Alternative Breaks Volunteer 2023

Become a Hey Sam Volunteer (new!)

Designed for and staffed by young people, Hey Sam is a dedicated peer-to-peer texting service for people up to 24 years old. Each day, people who struggle with loneliness, depression, or suicidal feelings turn to Samaritans’ Hey Sam text line for nonjudgmental support. On the other side of their text message, they find a caring listener ready to provide compassion. You can be that caring listener!

Volunteers will not give advice or try to “fix” anything. They simply want to support whatever feelings someone wants to share.

Be the support someone needs.

Learn More!
Volunteer Inquiry Form

On-Campus Opportunities

Summer Bridge Scholars Program - Peer Mentor (paid)

The Summer Bridge Scholars Program provides an opportunity for engagement, community-building, and pre-enrollment support to first-year students from historically underrepresented populations at the university.

Learn more HERE

July 25-July 29 2023


NU Summer Garden Volunteers

Professor Mariana Valencia Mestre and her sustainable agriculture students have created a small produce garden located in the back of the Snell Library. Crops include spinach, carrots, onions, and radishes. 

Help maintain the garden this summer!

Summer 1 Semester

Email m.valenciamestre@northeastern.edu to volunteer in the garden!

Summer Community Fridge Monitor -NUMutualAid

 NU Mutual Aid runs the Symphony Interfaith Community fridge at 70 St Stephen Street. This community fridge relies entirely on the NU community to keep it running.

Fridge monitors are assigned a weekly shift to do a 5-minute check on the fridge, for the entire summer 1 semester. These monitors ensure the food in the fridge follows guidelines, is running properly, and clean up any small messes in/around. It is a super easy and quick commitment which is great for anyone wanting to become more involved with the community or mutual aid.

Summer 1 Semester

5-minute weekly shifts

Sign-up Form

Any questions can be directed to numutualaid@gmail.com or @nucommunityfridge on Instagram.  

Lead an NU Service Trip - Alternative Breaks

Lead a service trip during a long weekend or Spring Break!

Alt. Breaks are an immersive service learning experience. Students travel somewhere to volunteer with community organizations that address critical social issues, such as food and housing security, environmental conservation, and public health.

Each trip has 2 student team leaders. Leaders are responsible for attending leadership trainings, facilitating pre-trip logistical planning, organizing and planning at least one pre-trip enrichment activity, guiding reflections, and serving as a liaison among the team, the host organization, and Community Service and Civic Engagement at Northeastern.

General volunteer applications will come out soon.

Alternative Long Weekend service trips:

November 10-12, 2023

Alternative Spring Break service trips (10-12 trips):

March 2 - March 9, 2024

Apply Now!

Examples of past trips locations: Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Arizona, Boston, Texas, and many more!

Email communityservice@northeastern.edu with questions

One-Time Volunteering Opportunities

Help Build Harm Reduction Kits- Victory Programs! 

Victory Programs aims to open the door to hope, recovery, and community for individuals and families facing homelessness, addiction, or other chronic health conditions. Volunteers will help build harm reduction kits filled with vital supplies that our team distributes to those living in the Mass. and Cass. area. Kits can include sterile syringes, Narcan, wound care supplies, and condoms. The goal of the Victory Connector is to provide a wide array of harm reduction services to individuals at great risk for opioid overdose and infectious disease acquisition to help them improve their health, stability, and community. Volunteers will help build kits that help save lives and improve the health and safety of those in need.

May 23


Volunteer Now!

Volunteer at Franklin Park Bike & Kite Festival

Help with set-up, kite selling, fitting bike helmets, litter pick-up, and more!

You can make a kite, buy one, or bring your own. The Haiti Kite Team will be on hand to help novices learn to fly. Free helmets from Children's Hospital. Bike repair station sponsored by REI. Food trucks, music, craft vendors, double dutch, and even a fire engine.

May 20th

2 hours (choose when!)

Volunteer Now!

Boston Housing Authority's Volunteer Interpreters Program

  • Reading letters regarding health insurance, food stamps/public notices, etc.

  • Translating and completing forms from BHA and other companies

  • Making phone calls to schedule appointments with BHA and other agencies, request maintenance work, etc.

For more info, contact BHA's Language Access Team:


(617) 988-4068

Upcoming Service Dates:

Wednesdays, 10am-2pm, 1pm-3:30pm

Thursdays, 1pm-3:30pm

Fridays, 2pm-4pm

BHA Center for Community Engagement and Civil Rights

52 Chauncy Street, 9th Floor, Boston Ma

Distribute Food - Fenway Cares Volunteer Program

Fenway Cares is a collective of Fenway non-profit organizations. Fenway Cares distributes around 300 free food bags twice a month in two locations in the East and West Fens every two weeks on Wednesday afternoons. Volunteers help unload the food from trucks, pack each bag with PPE and flyers, then coordinate roles for distribution.

Every other Wednesday

(Upcoming: May 24th)

2pm - 4:30 pm

Sign Up!

*Fill out the sign-up form before you volunteer*


Volunteering Opportunities

Mentoring & Working with Kids

Volunteer with Grant A.M.E Church in their Hope Healers Tutorial Program

Grant A.M.E. Church is seeking 10-15 diverse students from multicultural and multi-faith backgrounds to assist in our tutorial programming. Engage with students and support church school staff based on your preferences. Help bridge the academic learning gaps for Boston Public School students, including Boston Latin, and Roxbury community students. Gain mentorship and aid their academic re-entry process post Covid-19. Tutoring roles available virtually and on-site at Grant A.M.E., Northeastern's Roxbury Crossing Building, and Boston Latin School.

Learn More & Volunteer!

Email tmccllcc.bos@gmail.com with questions

Education Success Coordinator - Hyde Square Task Force

Support youth in the Jóvenes en Acción (JEA) and College & Career Pathways programs to achieve their academic, career, & personal goals. Drawing on cultural wealth and positive youth development models, provide high-quality instruction & individualized coaching to youth. Plan & Administer mentoring and academic support components of our JEA and College & Career Pathways program.

Full-Time, Hybrid Position

Learn More & Volunteer!

Email Neitamneita@yahoo.com with questions

Youth & Senior Center Programming - Operation Peace

Operation P.E.A.C.E's mission is to empower youth, families, and seniors through social education and technology resources. They have recurring volunteer opportunities to volunteer at their youth center or senior center! They also offer one-time volunteering opportunities like leading a workshop in a personal skill, or helping with community events!


Learn More & Volunteer!

Email Neitamneita@yahoo.com with questions

Girls LEAP - Summer Job Opportunities (paid)

Girls’ LEAP works to disrupt the violence that surrounds girls and gender expansive youth by amplifying their voices, emboldening their courage, and imparting critical life and self-defense skills so they can take on challenges with confidence. 

Girls LEAP has Summer Intern, teen mentor positions and Lead Teacher positions available!

Lead Teacher Job Description
Teen Mentor Intern Job Description

Applications of a cover letter and resume can be sent via email to T’Ajmal Hogue, Program Director, at T’Ajmal@girlsleap.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Support children living with Autism & ADHD - General Volunteer

Bryce’s Journey, Inc. is a minority, women-led 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to provide advocacy, education and support to underserved children of Boston, living with Autism and ADHD. Volunteers will assist the clinicians with group therapy and individual treatment. In addition, the volunteer cares for the needs of the children and provides appropriate assistance to the Clinicians. View full description

Summer 2023



Learn More & Volunteer!

Help grow food for low-income families - Nubia Urban Gardens

Do you enjoy gardening or have an interest in learning? Would you like to help provide fresh local food to low-income families? They are looking for volunteers to help them collect the produces, tend the gardens, run farmer markets, and distribute more than half of their produces to Boston Medical Center Food Pantry, Rosie's place, and BPHC. Their gardens are in Mattapan, Roxbury, South End, and Dorchester.

Summer II Semester, Weekend Mornings

Email Beth Beagan to volunteer

Learn More!


Public Health


Opportunity - UAID (new!)

UAID is pleased to announce open intern positions on the UAID National Board of Directors. If you are interested in social justice and are looking for a leadership opportunity in public health - apply!

United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID) is a national non-profit organization that empowers students and communities across the United States to reduce health inequities (unjust and preventable differences in health outcomes between groups of people).


As a public health organization dedicated to long-term sustainability and impact, UAID leads innovative local community projects throughout the country.  

Learn More!
Apply Now!

Apply by June 4, 2023

*Preference will be given to those who apply early*

Summer 2023 Internships - Abilities Dance Boston

Abilities Dance disrupts ableist beliefs through inclusive dance. Founded by a black and disabled artist, they advocate for disability and racial equity. Their diverse company challenges representation norms on prestigious stages. Through workshops and lectures, they foster conversations on intersectionality and workplace culture. Their education program empowers students, particularly disabled ones, to learn dance from disabled teachers. Abilities Dance prioritizes intersectional equity to eliminate all forms of discrimination and build a better Boston.

Marketing Intern Description
Programming Coordinator Description

To apply, email resume and cover letter to ellice@abilitiesdanceboston.org

Community & Civic Learning Events

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Day Celebration


Mark your calendars for the Brookline AAPI Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00am-3:00pm. Enjoy boom talks, games, arts and crafts, and more!


May 20, 2o23

Learn More!


Mayor Michelle Wu's Neighborhood Coffee Hours

Mayor Wu’s Neighborhood Coffee Hours are a unique opportunity to speak directly with the Mayor and staff from City departments about open space and their neighborhoods. 

Dunkin’ will be on-site to fuel the local community with freshly brewed Iced Coffee and donut holes. Residents at each event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’. Fresh fruit provided by Star Market.


Location varies per session; click learn more below to find full schedule

See Schedule Learn More!

Contact Boston Parks & Rec at 617-635-4505 or PARKS@BOSTON.GOV with questions

Help Sociedad Latina's Youth Leaders Advocate for Less Police Presence and Metal Detectors in Boston Public Schools

Sociedad Latina's Youth Leaders are asking for signatures and support on their petition to oppose efforts from Boston City Councilors to put police and metal detectors back in Boston Public Schools. Greater police presence and metal detectors increase the stress and fear that their young people are already facing in their lives. This petition is in response to a letter that was sent to the Mayor and the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools from four Boston City Councilors.

Learn More & Sign Petition

416 have signed. Help get them to 500!

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Please note that the purpose of this Campaign is to advertise service and learning opportunities led by our office or sent by local community-based organizations across Greater Boston.