Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Volunteer Opportunities


IVC New England Potential Placement Opportunities for 2023-2024


Boston area:


  • Cristo Rey Boston High School (Dorchester) – fundraising, communications, admin (cristoreyboston.org)
  • Catholic Charities Laboure Center (South Boston) – Cultural Orientation Coordinator (ccab.org)
  • Cotting School (Lexington) – vocational program (cotting.org)
  • Epiphany School (Dorchester) – Early Learning Center volunteer (epiphanyschool.com)
  • Ethos (Jamaica Plain) elder mental health outreach worker (ethocare.prg/money-management)
  • Friends of the Rafael Hernandez School (Roxbury) – support and enrichment volunteer (rafaelhernandezk8.org)
  • FriendshipWorks (Newton area) – support for Friendly Visiting program (fw4elders.org)
  • Haley House (Boston) – marketing, communications (haleyhouse.org)
  • Heart to Heart (Quincy/Hingham) – Peace Leadership Academy (heart2heartinc.org)
  • International Institute of New England (Lowell) – food program (iine.org)
  • Nativity Boston (Boston) – librarian/after-school activity coordinator (nativityboston.org)
  • Nurtury Early Education (Boston/Cambridge) – program support assistants (nurtury.boston.org)
  • Project Hope (Roxbury) – ESOL tutor, development associate, volunteer coordination, and more (www.prohope.org)
  • Rian (Boston) – guest services volunteer (riancenter.org)
  • Sister Mary Hart After School (Roxbury) – after-school assistant, assistant to executive director (stkdparish.org)
  • Springwell, Inc (Waltham) – emergency food delivery to homebound seniors through Home Delivered Drivers Program in Metro West areas (springwell.com)


Rhode Island/Southeastern Massachusetts:


  • Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island (Providence) – clothing collaborative coordinator, education classroom aide (diiri.org)  
  • Genesis Center (Providence) – medical instructor, marketing or development volunteer (gencenter.org)
  • McAuley Village (Providence) – reception/security (mcauleyri.org)
  • My Brother’s Keeper (Dartmouth) – furniture and food program service and delivery (mybrotherskeeper.org)
  • Southside Elementary School (Providence) – teaching assistants (southsideelementary.org)


Worcester area: 


  • Abby’s House (Worcester) – overnight volunteer – shelter for women (abbyshouse.org)
  • Bread for the World (Worcester County) – church organizer (bread.org)
  • Gateways Academy (Shrewsbury) – teaching, teacher’s aide, after school (gatewaysacademy.org)
  • Pernet Family Health (Worcester) – administrative assistant/fund development, holiday program assistant, maintenance person (pernetfamilyhealth.org)
  • John’s Parish (Worcester) – food program – morning hours; website and Facebook development (www.stjohnsworcester.org)


National Virtual Opportunities:


IVC now offers virtual opportunities to those not near to or able to participate in local regional gatherings. These are always changing, but as of now, many are in marketing, communications, grant writing, and fundraising. For more information, contact Anne Mollner, Director of IVC Virtual (402-658-0586/ amollner@ivcusa.org).


Ignatian Volunteers donate two days per week of service from September to June and engage in monthly spiritual reflection with other volunteers and with a spiritual reflector. Contact Dave Hinchen, IVC NE Regional Director for information or application: dhinchen@ivcusa.org/ 617-571-3838. Openings regularly change and are updated periodically on our website: www.ivcua.org/newengland.


Updated: August  5, 2023