Attend a Volunteer Orientation & Training
Tuesday, December 10th 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, January 21st 6:30-8:30pm
If you're interested in tutoring, leading a workshop, or working with 826 Boston in any way, attend a new volunteer meeting! All volunteers are required to attend an orientation & training which lasts about two hours. We will go over all the programming we run, helpful tips & tricks, role-play our new tutoring skills, and talk about strategies for working with students of different ages, skills, and needs. The upcoming volunteer orientations & trainings are:
Sign up for an upcoming orientation and training here.
All trainings are located in the 826 Boston writing center, 3035 Washington Street in Roxbury. Click here
for directions. If you have any questions, shoot an email to our Volunteer Coordinator Guillermo [at] 826boston.org
Now, You're Ready To Volunteer!
Once you attend a Volunteer Orientation & Training you can sign up for volunteer opportunities using our volunteer calendar. The email address you use to sign up for volunteer jobs must match the email address you provided to us on your online volunteer application. Also, if you are an after-school tutor there are three
tutoring shifts on the calendar each day. Be sure to choose the shift that works for your schedule - 3:00-4:30pm, 3:00-6:00pm, or 4:30-6:00pm. If you have any questions, shoot an email to our Volunteer Coordinator Guillermo [at] 826boston.org
Click here to view the calendar and get involved.
826 Boston was voted Best Place to Volunteer
in the Boston Globe's Best of the New for 2008. Click on the logo to read more!
Here's what Benjamin, 826 Boston volunteer extraordinaire, has to say about why you should volunteer:
"The best part of volunteering at 826 Boston is the sense of 'possibility' that is always palpable. New worlds are being created constantly. Not only worlds of imagination and learning, but also a world where every student can realize their own gifts. I always leave with the feeling that things just might be alright."
826 Boston is always looking for volunteers to help out, from providing homework help for students after school, to creating Saturday writing workshops, to steering in-school publishing projects and working in the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute.
Teach a Workshop!
Our workshop calendar of exciting offerings for students depends entirely on our volunteers! From silly to serious, multi- or mono-media, we want to hear your idea! Take a look at the workshop guidelines and submit your proposal to Christine [at] 826boston.org. We accept workshop proposals on an ongoing basis.
Download a workshop proposal. Download the workshop guidelines.
Donate Your Expertise!
We need the support of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds to make this project a success. Among anyone willing to lend a hand, we are in particular need of:
- Architects and builders, to help us improve our cryptozoology shop
- Carpenters, the mechanically inclined, and handy folks of all types
- Web designers, programmers, networking experts and techies of various sorts
- Graphic designers and artists
- Copy-editors and those with publishing experience
- Musicians, poets, and authors
- Event planners
- Those with marketing experience
- Those with management experience
- Those with budgeting and financial experience
- Those with retail experience to help develop the store
Volunteer of the Month: July 2013
As we enter the season of apple cider and brisk mornings, here is a throwback to summer with our announcement of June's volunteer of the month!
We couldn't have made it through Summer Camp with out the excellent help of none other than JAY COOK! He was instrumental in working the sound board (pun intended) and spent many hours behind the scenes helping with making props and setting up for our one-night-only-production of I'm From Boston, What's the Problem.See our past Volunteers of the Month!
Jay has volunteered with 826 in the past and decided to volunteer again over the summer because he wanted to help kids discover the magic of theatre, like he did in high school. Jay worked with each of the four groups to create individual sound boards for their plays. "They really had a clear idea on the atmosphere they wanted to create and came up with some very clever effects, like using a dripping water sound to represent an underground tunnel" said Jay.
When Jay isn't cooking up ideas on the sound board (oh these puns are too easy) he likes to read science fiction books and go hiking (Watch out Bigfoot- sounds like we've got a pro on our hands). He also hopes to travel the world in a few years time. Send us postcards when you do!
And of course being in the field of cryptozoology, we had some specific field related questions to ask him.
What is your favourite animal? Real or mythological
"Housecats and dogs."
What would you bring with you on a Bigfoot expedition?
"A GoPro camera mounted to my head that's always recording. I'm tired of him getting away while I'm trying to boot up my camera phone"
Thanks again, Jay, for all your help. Thank you, Harvard Book Store, for sponsoring our Volunteer of the Month program.