Community Service

Natick High School currently has a 30 Hour Community Service Component as part of the graduation requirement.

  1. Choose a site and project. If you need suggestions, please see your Guidance Counselor or Mrs. Hanna the Career Counselor.

  2. Print out the Community Service Tracking Form - Community Service Form

  3. Complete the top section of the form and bring to your supervisor. If you are participating with an organization advertised here or on our list of Non-Profit organizations - you can go directly to do your hours once you and a parent/guardian have signed the form.

  4. Upon completing your community service experience, the Site Liaison (supervisor) will sign off on the number of hours you have completed during the corresponding dates.

  5. Make a copy for your records and return the form to the Guidance Department and put into the community service form box. Please wait until all hours have been completed to submit these forms. (Keep a copy for yourself as well!)

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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Volunteer Information

Volunteer Opportunities Through the Natick Non-Profit Organizations

BirdCarribean, Natick

  • Volunteers are needed to help fill envelopes for an upcoming fundraiser 

  • Help needed the weekend of 12/9, Monday 12/11, Tuesday 12/12, Wednesday 12/13 

  • 5-6 Hours total, depending on the number of volunteers (1-2hours minimum) 

  • Interested? Please call/text Lisa Sorenson at 508-333-8587

Brouchu Bros. Inc. Landscape & Garden Center, Natick

  • November 25th-December 23rd 

  • Donating all proceeds from their Christmas Tree Fundraiser to The Jimmy Fund, in support of Pediatric Cancer ResearchShifts are available as the events are available

  • Volunteers needed during our busiest hours to help customers pick out the perfect tree and carry trees to their cars!

  • Fridays & Saturdays: 10am-8pm; Sundays: 10am-6pm

  • We would graciously accept help any and all hours

  • Interested?  Contact: Dani Woodman at dani@brochubros.com or call/text at 508-958-748


Friends of The Morse Institute Library 
- Be part of the fun – Make a difference – Volunteer

  • Sort donated books

  • Help during book sales

  • Help with mailings

  • Decorate the Friends display cabinet and kiosk

  • Write newsletter articles

  • Take photographs

  • Be available for various staffing needs - no heavy lifting required


To volunteer to help with the book sales contact:  morsebooksale@gmail.com For all other opportunities to volunteer contact: friendsofmorse@gmail.com

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Help us help people with blood cancer and their families. Our dedicated community volunteers are the heart and soul of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). There are many different ways you can participate and make a difference. We need volunteers throughout the year. Each year we set our goals higher, and to reach those goals, we need you! Join our Junior Board - a group of high school students from schools through out the Chapter's territory. Meetings are help the first Tuesday of every month. For more information please contact Jaime Gaudet @ 508-810-1333 or email @ jaime.gaudet@lls.org. Our address is 9 Erie Drive Suite 101, Natick, MA 01760

Autism Alliance of Metro West -  Nannette Ohman, Executive Director, 14 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760, http://www.autismalliance.org   (508) 652-9900,  We have special events where we utilize volunteer assistance.

Woodtrail Camp - Phone (508) 647-6530

Camp Arrowhead - Volunteering at Camp Arrowhead is a truly rewarding experience.

  • Having volunteers spend one-on-one time with campers creates a fun-filled summer for everyone involved.  In addition, the friendships and connections that you will make with campers, volunteers and staff are long-lasting.  As a volunteer at Camp Arrowhead, you will have the opportunity to be a part of extraordinary events in the lives of many campers.

  • Without the support and assistance from our volunteers the Camp Arrowhead program would not be a success.  

Pick up an application at the Natick Recreation and Parks Department or CLICK HERE!  Then drop it off at the Natick Recreation and Parks Department.

Volunteer Internship - Mini Miracles Early Education & Childcare Center - Natick, MA 

  • Mini Miracles Early Education & Childcare Center is offering the opportunity for students to complete an Early Childhood Internship with their organization 

  • Interns will gain work experience in the desired field while accruing required experience hours that count toward EEC certification

  • The company offers free continuing education trainings and allows for networking with early childhood professionals within the childcare, special education, and early intervention fields

  • Interested applicants should love working with children and have a passion for helping them grow, learn, and reach their fullest potential

  • Great opportunity to work within a supportive and high tech Early Childhood Center! 

Interested? Call 508-650-5940 or email Theresa Hayes for more information at thayes@rcslearning.org


 ReacHigh Volleyball - Natick, MA

  • ReacHigh Volleyball is gearing up to start again and they are looking for high school student coaches with some volleyball knowledge/experience to volunteer!

  • The next session begins 10/25 at the Natick Senior Center! 

Interested? Contact Tracy at tracyschaller@aol.com

Snow Removal Help for Winter - Natick, MA 

  • Volunteers are needed for the upcoming winter season to assist the elderly/disabled population with clearing of snow off cars and in between cars

  • Volunteers will be assigned to help residents at Cedar and Coolidge Gardens of the Natick Housing Authority 

  • If interested, please email the contact below and in your email include your name, contact information, and dates/times you're available to volunteer

Interested?  Contact Orsa Konstas at 774-270-7866 or email okonstas@natickha.org

Sons of Italy - Natick, MA 

  • Sons of Italy is looking for volunteers to assist with clean up and serving of food during weekly pasta nights 

  • Pasta nights are weekly on Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm 

  • Volunteers should have a neat appearance and be comfortable working with others and taking direction

Interested?  Contact Cathy Washburn at cathywash@verizon.net

Girl Scouts - Natick, MA 

  • Looking for an assistant to help with meetings and organize paperwork, crafts, and activities for a troop of 16 Girl Scouts at Ben Hem Elementary

  • Would like 1-2 volunteers to be able to commit for the school year 

  • Meetings are held one Friday per month, right after school (2:41pm)

  • Volunteers should be able to arrive early to round up the troops and get them started with snack 

  • Volunteers must complete a CORI form and must have a passion for leadership! 

  • Current or former Girl Scout volunteers are welcomed! 

Interested?  Contact Wendy Ou at theoufamily@gmail.com


The Center For Arts in Natick - Natick, MA 

  • The Center For Arts in Natick is looking for volunteers for their events - specifically, they would like help for their movie events and Saturday morning events

  • Opportunity for lots of hours as there are events held almost every day!

  • Tasks that are generally expected include pre-show set-up (stocking, cleaning, ticket prep), ushering/seating, will call, selling tickets, serving snacks, and post-show cleanup

  • Shifts are available as the events are available

  • Volunteers must attend a training session offered once per month by the center (use contact information below to inquire about dates)

Interested?  Sign up to be a volunteer now

Interested?  Check out the session details and fill out the application 

Natick Garden Club - Natick, MA

  • Natick Garden Club is looking for volunteers to water the flowers that they plant in and around the center of Natick

  • They are looking for volunteers to help through the end of summer

  • Great opportunity to get community service hours done!

Interested?  Contact Jan Snyder at 508-650-8848 or email jan.nccd@gmail.com


Childcare for Natick Group - Natick Huddle 

  • Natick Huddle hosts meetings once per month and they are in need of childcare during the meetings

  • Meetings are typically 2 hours long

  • The position would be 1x per month on a recurring schedule

  • Experience working with children preferred

  • Parents will be in the same building but will drop the children off to the childcare center; the kids will typically be toddlers-elementary age and parents will be responsible for bringing an activity or toys for their children to be entertained with.  Parents will be available for emergencies and diaper changes as needed

Interested? Contact Kristen Duffy by phone at 617-488-3247 or email at kristen.duffy@bfim.com

Allegro Music School -  Natick, MA

  • Allegro Music School is looking for help with miscellaneous office support tasks

  • Support is needed for social media (Facebook, Google, etc.)

  • Flexible hours are available

Interested? Contact Doina at 617-416-4974 or email natickallegroschool@gmail.com

Before School Program Assistant -  Natick, MA

  • Build Our Kids Success is a before school physical activity program run in Natick Elementary & Middle Schools

  • Program time varies at each school, with session times ranging from 7:25am-8:05am to 8:00am-8:45am

  • Volunteers are needed to be active and participate with the kids and motivate them to stay active

  • Volunteers should ideally be able to commit to at least 1 day per week, but can do more than that if desired

  • Grades 9-12 encouraged to apply!

Interested? Contact Heather Chase at hbchase99@gmail.com

Math Tutor - Natick, MA

Looking for a math tutor for a 7th grade girl.

  • Evenings on weeknights preferred, but after school and weekend schedule is available - flexible to meet the needs of the volunteers!

  • Tutor can either go to the family's house or meet at the library - whatever is easiest.

Interested? Call Linda at 774-270-3367 or email linda.onorto@me.com

Plugged In - Needham, MA

Plugged In is a unique nonprofit youth rock band program that welcomes musicians of all levels and needs!  There are currently 150 members across MA, some of whom experience emotional and learning difficulties such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem and/or have special needs such as Autism.  All differences are transcended through a shared passion for music, the teamwork involved with using music to help others, and an atmosphere of compassion and fun.

  • Plugged in offers a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world.

  • Members attend weekly ensemble band classes, private lessons, songwriting workshops, summer camp, and community performances

  • 5 times per year students perform in benefit concerts that raise money for causes/organizations that they choose (this is how students earn the community service)

  • Spring session band classes begin February 27, 2017

Interested? For more information and registration, check out the website!

Natick Community Organic Farm- Natick, MA

Looking For Volunteers & Senior Interns!

Volunteer students assist with the day-to-day tasks involved in running an organic farm.

  • Duties are highly dependent on the season. 

  • Farmers will put students to work doing whatever needs to get done that day; the work is highly variable.

  • Most of the work takes place outdoors, in all seasons, and in all weather.

  • Flexible schedule - choose your hours.

Interested? Please contact Christine Schell, Volunteer Coordinator / Christine@natickfarm.org / T: 508-907-6019  Complete an application if interested.

Relay For Life - Natick, MA

  • Relay For Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in which volunteers give their time to take action against cancer

  • This event brings communities together, honors loved ones lost, honors survivors of all cancers, and raises money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer

  • The Relay is a team fundraising event in which team members take turns walking around a track over the course of the event

  • Each event is 6-24 hours long and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps

  • Cancer patients don't stop because they're tired, and for one night, neither do the volunteers

  • Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities - the money raised counts toward their overall team fundraising goal

Interested? Visit the Relay For Life Website to start or join an existing team!  Also, be sure to check out the  Community Service Standards to review requirements for credit!

Childcare Assistant - Natick, MA

  • A single mother of 4 is looking for someone to help with homework and activities for her children

  • There are 4 young girls, ages 1.5, 2.5, 6, and 9

  • The oldest daughter has special needs and at times it is difficult to manage all four children, plus homework and keeping them busy after school

  • Volunteer(s) would be helping with homework and playing with the younger girls

  • Can have more than one volunteer if desired

  • The family lives right off of route 27, near the Ben Hem School

  • Help is desired after school one day per week, around 3:30pm for 1-2 hours

  • Can certainly help more than one day a week if you would like

Interested? Contact  Sara Abramovitz at 508-620-1442 x387 or email sabramovitz@criterionchild.com

Musicians Wanted - Waltham/Dedham, MA

  • Waltham American Legion Bands is a nonprofit organization looking for additional musicians to perform with them

  • Consists of a concert band, marching band, dixieland band, rock/jazz band, drum circle group, and brass/wind ensemble

  • Community service hours available as well as possibility for an internship

  • Availability for: choral members, help with social media, media arts/music videos, carpentry, electronics and more!

  • School requirements come first and the organization understands that!

  • Numerous musical performances, concerts, and parades conducted throughout the year

Interested? Contact Barry O'Toole at Barry@WalthamLegionBand.org or call 781-444-0750

Mentor/Tutor -  Framingham, MA

  • Jewish Family Services is looking for students to volunteer with their All Stars and Math Academy

  • This is a youth & family education development program developed to help the academic under-performance of low-income children in the community

  • Based at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School - 169 Leland Street, Framingham

  • Program runs from October 18, 2016-June 6, 2017

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3pm-5:30pm (students can volunteer for one or both days - strong need for Wednesday help)

  • Volunteers should be positive role models/mentors, engage the students, and provide some tutoring of the subject area (tutors do not need to be experts!)

Interested? Contact Kayla Hopkins at khopkins@jfsmw.org or call 508-875-3100 ext.220

Aide - National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Natick, MA 

  • Looking for volunteers to assist in organizing, cleaning, and setting up a home office 

  • Flexible hours  

  • Person should be detail-oriented and like to organize

  • Within walking distance from Natick High School 

Interested? Email Lisa De Palo at lisadepalo1999@yahoo.com 

Property Maintenance  Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick, MA

  • Looking for enthusiastic, reliable volunteers to help with watering and care for the new Nature Play Area, as well as some assistance with trail maintenance and invasive plant control 

  • Weekday afternoons, until first frost  

  • Provides an opportunity to spend time outdoors at a beautiful wildlife sanctuary and help connect people with nature! 

Interested? Contact George Bennett at gbennett@massaudubon.org or call 508-655-2296 ext. 7305 

Face Painting & Vendor Help  – Natick Common, MA

  • Looking for students to do face painting and help with vendors 

  • Every Saturday from 9am-1pm at the Natick Farmers Market  

Interested? Contact Deb Sayre at debrasayre@gmail.com or text 508-259-9118

Traditions of Wayland – Wayland, MA

Fun Community Service Opportunity!

  • Looking for students to volunteer with a small group of senior citizens

  • Spend time playing games, assisting with crafts and exercise or come share your special talent for entertainment

  • Volunteer between 10am5pm any day of the week, flexible hours

Interested? Contact Lasonta Stewart, Activity Coordinator, at 774-204-4690 or Lasonta.Stewart@traditionsofwayland.com

The Center For Arts In Natick 

  • Visual Arts Team Volunteers

  • The Visual Arts Team is responsible for assisting with TCAN’s visual arts gallery for the patron community. Responsibilities include the installation and removal of visual arts programming at TCAN’s Summer Street Gallery twice a month.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting with installation and curating of all artwork. Exhibits are rotated monthly.

  • Passion for visual arts

  • Interest in learning more about curating an art exhibit

  • Ability to work with a team to meet organization goals

  • Must be available to work during the first week and last week of each month, weekends or weekdays depending on the exhibit. Installations can take more than 2 hours to complete.

  • Work with the Marketing Coordinator and a small team to install all art work in the gallery.

  • Must be comfortable climbing, standing, and hanging art work on ladders. Some of our ladders reach 14 feet high.

To apply, please contact Marketing Coordinator Stephanie Brogno at sbrogno@natickarts.org

Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program Lincoln, MA

  • Do you love horses? Do you love kids?

  • Volunteers needed to help with therapeutic riding for kids with disabilities.

  • Looking for teens (17 yrs +) who have some horse experience

  • Afternoons for 2 - 3 hours

Interested? Please call 781-259-1177 ex. 26

Cedar Gardens Tenant Organization - Natick, MA

  • Looking for students to help with distributing CGTO newsletter to the 260 doors in the complex

  • To clean, sweep and wash common areas in each building and the community hall 

  • In winter some residents need assistance with snow removal

  • In spring and summer, residents need help raking and planting gardens

Interested? Contact Debi Henry at 508-651-0256

Brookhaven Hospice - Framingham, MA

  • Looking for compassionate and caring people who would like to volunteer for hospice

  • Looking for people to provide companionship, friendliness and a kind heart to their end of life patients

  • If you are interested in a free training class to become a volunteer, please call today.

  • For more information view Brookhaven Hospice Volunteer Flyer

Interested? Contact Jennifer Fenuccio at 855-820-4801 or jfenuccio@brookhavenhospice.com

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Make a difference in someone's life by lending your sight for just a few hours each week or month. MAB will provide training on how to assist someone who is blind, and will match you with an individual in or near your community. 

To sign up call 617-972-9119, email kmatthews@mabcommunity.org or go to mabcommunity.org/volunteer 

Human Services & Council on Aging  - We have some limited volunteering opportunities for students to fill in afternoon “ambassador” shifts here at the Center (main reception desk).  Another possibility is for students who have a particular skill and/or interest that they would like to share.  Please contact Karen Edwards, Volunteer Resource Coordinator, 117 East Central Street (508) 647-6540 ext. 1905  kedwards@natickma.org My hours are:  Tues 9:00-2:00, Wed and Thurs 11:00-4:00 and Fri 9:00-1:00

South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) - At SMOC we place a high value on our volunteers. Our volunteers are an important an integral part to our mission and the clients we serve. Each volunteer opportunity, although different, plays an important role in our agency as a whole. http://www.smoc.org/volunteer-opportunities.php

TCAN (The Center for the Arts Natick)Make a difference to your community, to the arts, and to yourself. We work together to deliver arts experiences that exceed the expectations of our patrons. You don't need to have an arts background to be involved—we'll train you. However, you must be enthusiastic, flexible, reliable and willing to learn new things. http://www.natickarts.org/volunteer

Region 4A-Medical Reserve Corps Junior/Student - Our Mission: To provide public health volunteer medical services that supplement existing resources in case of disaster.  For more information, please visit http://www.region4a-mrc.org/home

Pieces of Home - The Backpack Project - http://www.piecesofhome.org/  Every child emergently placed with the Department of Children and Families should have something special. Something that is theirs.  The Pieces of Home backpack project was formed to provide these children with a 24 hour survival kit. The Kids FundPieces of Home: The Backpack Project, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02118 ~  Please contact Kathleen Walz, RN, BSN, Co-Founder, Pieces of Home, Kathleen@piecesofhome.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Join the Movement! As a Volunteer! Volunteers work behind the scenes and are the reason why our programs and fundraising succeed! Being a volunteer is fun and helpful. It is a chance to join the movement. You can volunteer for an hour, an evening, a day or a whole weekend. If you do not see a volunteer job that fits your interest, please feel free to contact Brenda Barbour, Associate Vice President of Volunteer Development, at 1-800-344-4867 or brenda.barbour@mam.nmss.org.   To register as a volunteer for an event:  http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/MAM/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/index.aspx

Lake Cochituate Watershed Council - Their mission is to protect the water & land that support all life in & around the Lake.  Their volunteer programs include: 

  • Big Heart Little Feet (BHLF):Works with all age groups in the Lake Cochituate watershed communities to protect and enjoy our woodlands, waterways, summits, and wetlands. BHLF hosts multi-generational initiatives that promote community, friendship, service, and environmental awareness, including cleaning up streamways, improving signage, and preserving habitat. (Contact: Pat Conaway at (508) 740-9949 or bpconaway@gmail.com)

  • Protect Our Water Resources (POWR):Works to protect the drinking water supply of Natick, which receives all of its water from the aquifer of Lake Cochituate.POWR works with The State Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the owner and manager of the lake, and other stakeholders to define and implement solutions to pollution and invasive weed problems. (Contact: Carole Berkowitz at sosvcarolina@gmail.com

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