The Community Engagement program depends on volunteer drivers to get students to and from their weekly commitments at off-campus partner sites. Parents have been a tremendous help in making volunteer work possible for more than 250 dedicated students each year.
Partner sites include area public elementary schools, day care centers, elder centers, and residences for the disabled. Over the years, drivers have enjoyed getting to know students, as they share enriching or thought-provoking anecdotes of each week’s volunteer engagements. Some have made it an opportunity to spend time with their own children and their friends, while others have joined in the regular site activities.
If you’re interested in helping in this way, please contact Andrea Geyling-Moore, director of Community Engagement Programs and Partnerships (CEPP), at email@example.com or 617-898-2320. Most round trips from campus take between 20 and 30 minutes. If you can drive a group to the site and pick them up as well, we’d be most grateful. With time in between (for errands or joining in on-site engagement) the total weekly time commitment would span between one and two hours. If you’d rather help on occasional weekends, as a weekday substitute, or on a weekly basis later in the year, please let us know. Parents interested in volunteering with CEPP must undergo background checks, per School policy.
For more details about all programs, visit the Community Engagement page. Students can see what opportunities will be available in the coming year—both one-time events, and descriptions of our weekly partner sites.