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volunteer at USES Our volunteers are passionate and dedicated to our mission of neighbors helping neighbors. They help us to live out this mission every day.

There are a number of ways for you to get involved. To learn more about what volunteering at USES could look like for you, contact us at volunteers@uses.org.

 

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Below, check out a list of some of our latest, fantastic volunteer opportunities here at United South End Settlements.

Filing and organizing

Assist in filing and organizing the office of Trish Gaquin in the Workforce Readiness program. Contact Trish directly at pgaquin@uses.org or (617) 375-8110.

Time commitment
2-4 hours/week.

Qualifications
Attention to detail, able to work in a small office setting.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Tutor

Provide adult learners with one-on-one support in subjects such as basic math, reading, and writing as they prepare for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET).

Time Commitment
Students are available for tutoring outside of class-time Friday mornings and weekday afternoons (commitment of 1-3 hours/week). Classes meet Monday-Thursday 9:15am-2:15pm and Tuesday/Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm. Opportunities to volunteer as an in-class assistant exist as well.

Qualifications
Understanding of specific academic subject matter; compassion and patience when working with diverse populations; some experience in teaching and/or tutoring preferred.

ESOL Tutor

Provide adult English Language Learners with one-on-one support in reading, writing, conversation, and pronunciation.

Time Commitment
Students are available for tutoring on Monday mornings and weekday afternoons (commitment of 1-3 hours/week)

Qualifications
Mastery of English language. Compassion and patience when working with diverse populations; some experience in teaching and/or tutoring ESOL preferred.

Monthly Food Distribution Volunteer

Help USES and the Greater Boston Food Bank distribute over 200 bags of groceries to low-income senior community members.

Time Commitment
Third Wednesday of every month, 9am-1pm

Qualifications
Ability to lift 35 pound bags of groceries and stand for an extended period of time. Knowledge of Mandarin and/or Cantonese especially helpful!

After School Classroom Assistant

Engage with children ages 5-12, help with homework, assist in planning group activities.

Time Commitment
Monday-Friday 2:30pm-6:00pm (commitment 2+ hours, one afternoon/week)

Qualifications
Some experience working with children ages 5-12 preferred; ability to lead activities preferred.

Early Childhood Classroom Assistant

Engage with children ages 0 – 5 and assist with supervision and planning of activities. 

Time Commitment
Monday-Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm or 3:00pm – 5:00pm (commitment 2+ hours/week)

Qualifications
Some experience working with children ages 0-5 preferred; ability to lead activities preferred

Events & One-Time Opportunities

Let us know you wish to be informed of one-time volunteer opportunities such as community events or clean-up days and we will add you to our event volunteer mailing list.

Board and Committee Opportunities

We are always looking for people to join our board of directors and/or board committees (Fundraising, Finance, Program, Real Estate) – to help us be a strong and growing organization.

Contact us at volunteers@uses.org to learn more.

Mission: To build a strong community by improving the education, health, safety and economic security of low-income individuals and families in Boston's historic South End/Lower Roxbury and to serve as a national model of successful neighborhood engagement.