The Community Engagement Shoparound (sign-up fair) starts today! It runs virtually through Friday via students’ Campus Groups accounts. Student co-heads Christian Westphal ‘21 and Nina Kathiresan ‘21 say interested students can take a look and sign up on the Google form if they would like to make a weekly commitment. “Visits” with the 20+ partners will all be via Zoom. Some volunteer opportunities include:
- Immigrant Family Services International needs volunteer tutors to provide one-on-one academic support, as well as musical instrument lessons;
- Census Phone Banking through the City of Boston hosts daily phone banks to reach out and encourage households in some of the lowest response neighborhoods to be counted on the 2020 Census;
- The women’s shelter, Rosie’s Place, hosts a virtual food drive and will provide information on how to help distribute masks and care packages.
Other opportunities include calling or writing elderly residents and tutoring students in the Greater Boston area.