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Civic Engagement

Become a Buccaneer Volunteer!

Civic Engagement is an opportunity for students, staff and alumni to engage in local community-based projects. Opportunities are available to help foster an individual’s understanding and appreciation of the challenges members of our communities encounter on a daily basis. It is the hope that individuals will return from any volunteer experience with a deeper understanding of volunteerism, Civic Engagement, activism and a great appreciation for diverse populations.

Gain Service Experience

If you are looking to serve your community and gain experience check out these sites:

VolunteerMatch — Where Volunteering Begins

Search Volunteer Opportunities. VolunteerMatch provides volunteer information and listings in your local community. Find local volunteering opportunities now!

Idealist — Action without Borders

Idealist connects millions of idealists — people who want to do good — with opportunities for action and collaboration all over the world.

Boston Cares

Boston Cares is the largest volunteer agency in New England, an Innovation Hub within the national HandsOn Network, and an award-winning leader in the volunteer engagement sector. Filling more than 20,000 volunteer spots annually in support of more than 165 Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies, we offer a wide array of programs and opportunities that make it simple for you to volunteer no matter how busy your schedule. We believe volunteers transform communities through service and civic engagement.

Birthday-in-a-Box Program

The Birthday-in-a-Box Program serves homeless children in domestic violence shelters, scattered sites, motels and other locations which cannot accommodate Birthday Wishes party Coordinators. It allows Birthday Wishes to reach an additional 3,000 homeless children in almost any living situation each year.

This Project will be a combination of fundraising, collecting and assembling Birthday Boxes. There will also be a tour and information session of Birthday Wishes’ main office in Newton, MA.

Birthday Wishes: Civic Engagement Sign-Up

Birthday Wishes Cakewalk Sunday May 21 2017

Cradles to Crayons

Hosting a Community Drive event is an enjoyable and productive way for supporters to see the Cradles to Crayons mission and model at work firsthand. The first step is to come together as a community to collect donations at multiple locations. Volunteers will then come together to sort, inspect, and organize the items at their school, faith-based facility, community center etc. — just as we would in our Giving Factory warehouse.

Cradles to Crayons Registration

Check back regularly for new volunteer opportunities!

Questions, comments or to request more information, please contact Josh Cheney at or 781-239-3142.