Looking to lend a helping hand and make a positive impact? Look no further! This list offers a variety of volunteer opportunities across various causes, all within a short distance.

Calling all Bookworms!

  • Up With Books (North Chelmsford, MA) needs volunteers to fill backpacks with new books for children in need this summer.

Do you have a passion for Education?

  • Literacy Volunteers of the Pollard Memorial Library (Lowell, MA) pairs you with an adult learner to help them improve their English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
  • Most local libraries need volunteers to assist staff and help with programming. Reach out to yours!
  • Nashua Adult Learning Center (Nashua, NH) seeks volunteers to assist adults in improving their English language skills, reading, writing, or math.

Are you passionate about Animal Welfare?

Give Back to your Community:

  • If you enjoy the fun events held in your community, consider volunteering! It’s a great way to meet the neighbors and to ensure that the events can continue.
  • The Huntington at Nashua (Nashua, NH) offers opportunities to connect with seniors living in a retirement community.
  • Almost any nursing home or senior housing facility would appreciate any time or talent that you’d like to share. Contact the Community or Activities Director to find out what would be helpful.
  • Open Pantry of Greater Lowell (Lowell, MA) assists with short-term food assistance for those in need.
  • The Nature Connection (Concord, MA) brings the joy and healing power of nature to children, elders, and people with disabilities.
  • Trustees of Reservations protects and shares beautiful places and spaces in Massachusetts.
  • Many other organizations on this list work on various community needs, from supporting veterans to helping families experiencing homelessness.

Use your Skills for Good:

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR ALL (Lowell, MA) seeks volunteers passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, especially in underserved communities. The owner of Beehive Community is an EforAll Alum!

Make a Difference in Someone’s Life:

  • The Center for Hope and Healing (Lowell, MA) provides support to survivors of sexual violence and needs volunteers to help with their advocacy efforts.
  • Hagar’s Sisters (Acton, MA) empowers women affected by domestic violence and seeks volunteers to support their programs.
  • Family Services of the Merrimack Valley (Lawrence, MA) pairs volunteers with children for mentoring opportunities.
  • Compassus Hospice (North Andover, MA) – or any hospice- seeks volunteers to provide companionship and support to hospice patients.

This is just a starting point!  With so many worthy causes, there’s a volunteer opportunity waiting for everyone. Find your passion and make a difference today!

Bonus Tip!Consider searching for volunteer opportunities on sites like https://www.volunteermatch.org/ or https://www.unitedway.org/ to find even more options!