Join us! Volunteers are an integral part of our work: helping Boston students, schools, and communities succeed. Whether you’re looking to make a one-time or ongoing commitment, work with your hands or inspire a student, there’s a volunteer opportunity for you. 

Please contact us at cybvolunteer@gmail.com or 617-927-2516 to request more information.


Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Mentoring Program (October - May)

City Year Boston AmeriCorps members are a diverse group of young adults between the ages of 17-25 dedicating a year of their lives to service in Boston Public Schools as mentors, tutors and role models.  The Mentoring Program aims to give corps members a one-on-one relationship with a mentor by creating matches based on a corps member’s professional goals.  Mentors gain a first-hand connection to City Year service and the rewarding experience of supporting a developing young leader.  The program runs from October-June.

The 2016-2017 City Year Boston Mentor Program application is now closed. The application will reopen in August of 2017 for our 2017-2018 corps.

18 Minute Networking (February/March 2017)

Every year City Year Boston hosts our 18 Minute Networking event, where corps members practice their networking skills and develop important connections for their post-City Year plans. Through this event, the corps can explore different career and educational paths while cultivating essential professional skills. This tremendous one day opportunity is only possible through the generosity of our event facilitators, who are volunteers like you: City Year alumni, colleagues of alumni, staff and accomplished members of the Boston community.

For more information, contact Maddie Rimsa, Events and Communications Coordinator, at mrimsa@cityyear.org.

Service Reserves (Ongoing)

Our Service Reserves program is an ongoing opportunity for individuals to prepare and complete physical service projects in Boston Public Schools.  Reserves can also opt to attend an evening training in order to be approved to manage and lead volunteers.

Shifts are flexible and at the volunteer’s discretion. They can range from daytime to nighttime and on weekdays and weekends depending on the season.

Please apply here.


Service Events

Corporate Service Events

Companies can sponsor a custom service event for their employees. Projects vary depending on school need and the time of year but usually include painting, murals, landscaping, organizing, light construction and the creation of resource kits.

If interested, please fill out this form and a member of the City Year Boston staff will be in touch shortly to discuss possibilities.

Micro-Projects (October – March)

Periodically from October through March, volunteers can join City Year to prepare and complete small projects in Boston Public Schools or surrounding community centers. These projects include painting teacher’s lounges, completing murals, organizing libraries and other small projects requested by the BPS facilities department and individual schools and centers. Individuals and small groups are welcome.

Upcoming opportunities include:

Theroch Community Center Workshop (December 13th, 6-8 PM)

Please join us on Tuesday, December 13th (6-8 PM)  at City Year's office in the Back Bay to create supplies and resources for the Theroch Community Center.

Theroch Community Center Onsite Project (December 15th, 1-4 PM)

Please join us on Thursday, December 15th (1-4 PM) at the Theroch Community Center in Roxbury to fix shelving, organize and paint.

Please register for all available events here.

If you are unable to attend a listed project, but would like to receive notifications about upcoming Micro-Project opportunities as they are confirmed, please sign up here.

MLK Day Service Event (January 16th, 2017)

Our MLK Day Service Event is an opportunity for us to address the issues of housing, health, and education in the communities where our schools and students reside. Volunteers will create supply kits, fleece items and more for the schools, housing developments and community organizations that are centered around MLK Boulevard in the heart of the city. This opportunity can be for individuals, but is ideal for small groups.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact cybvolunteer@gmail.com.

Spring Into Service Event (March 10th, 2017)

Our Spring Into Service Event supports attendance, behavior, coursework, climate and comfort efforts in the schools where City Year Boston has teams serving every day. Volunteers will create incentive items, planners, PARCC testing goodie bags, mosaics, and more for four Boston Public Schools. This opportunity can be for individuals, but is ideal for small groups.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact cybvolunteer@gmail.com.

Red Jacket Weekend Service Day (September 16th, 2017)

Designed to improve the academic environment of a Boston Public School, Red Jacket Weekend's Service Day puts volunteers to work to paint walls and murals, pack student and classroom resource kits, landscape, organize and complete light construction projects. This opportunity is ideal for individuals or small groups.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact cybvolunteer@gmail.com.

Thanksgiving Service Event (November 17th, 2017)

Our Thanksgiving Service Event is an opportunity for us to address the issues of hunger and homelessness in the communities where our schools and students reside. Volunteers will make apple pies, pack hygiene kits and more to support organizations such as the Pine Street Inn, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Hearth Inc, Rosie's Place, and the Boston Public School’s Homeless Education Resource Network. This opportunity can be for individuals but is ideal for small groups.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact cybvolunteer@gmail.com.

 

Informational Opportunities

Be The Change Breakfasts

Join us to learn more about our service in Boston schools, hear inspiring stories of impact from AmeriCorps members, and understand the potential to transform student achievement. The breakfasts take place in our office at 287 Columbus Ave between 7:30 – 9 a.m.

The next breakfast date is January 12. For more information and the next breakfast date, contact Maddie Rimsa, Events and Communications Coordinator, at mrimsa@cityyear.org

Open Houses

Are you interested in learning more about becoming a City Year AmeriCorps Member?  If so, please consider attending an upcoming Open House event at our office at 287 Columbus Ave from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. You’ll be able to hear from current AmeriCorps members about their experiences, ask questions and talk with City Year staff.

For more information and the next Open House, please contact Krista Acosta, Regional Recruitment Manager, Northeast Region, at kacosta@cityyear.org.


Supply Donations

Even if you are unable to attend a service event, there are still ways to help.  Many of our projects focus not only on improving school environments, but also providing students with the tools they need to succeed.  Help us create resource kits for Boston's students by donating school supplies.  You can find a list of needed supplies here

For more information about supplies donations, contact cybvolunteer@gmail.com.