Volunteer opportunities with the Maynard Community Chest

The Maynard Community Chest has no paid staff. Local community volunteers keep fundraising and operating costs low so that we can send more money directly to the agencies we support. If you would be interested in volunteering your time and energy to help us out, we would love to have you E-mail us anytime with questions or to find out more

Ways that volunteers can help at the Maynard Community Chest:

Come to one of our monthly meetings. Check the calendar page to find meeting times and locations.

Serve on our Board of Directors:

  • attend monthly meetings
  • work as a liaison to at least two of our Member Agencies
  • evaluate Member Agency funding requests and allocate funds accordingly

Help with special events, such as:

  • our Annual Campaign (October/ November)
  • the Community Table at the Farmers’ Market
  • Maynard Fest (October)
  • the Challenge Triathlon; bike, run and paddle (June)

Help with current initiatives, including:

  • connecting more closely to our supporters and to our Member Agencies
  • promoting our paper recycling initiative with Abitibi Paper Retriever company
  • getting the word out about who we are and what we do, especially to:
    • the local business community
    • new residents of Maynard
    • local social and religious organizations
  • coming up with new fundraising events and/or ideas

Volunteer opportunities with our Member Agencies

We hope that many of you will be interested, as well, in volunteering for one of our Member Agencies. Listed below are some of the ongoing volunteer opportunities available with our Member Agencies.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest is looking for men and women 18 or older, with a valid driver’s license, an interest in children and the ability to get along well with others to become mentors to a “Little Brother” or “Sister”. Each volunteer is checked for background information to make sure they’re the best match for the child. “Bigs” and “Littles” share activities they both enjoy. That might include playing sports, doing arts and crafts, baking cookies, seeing a movie, fishing, going to a sporting event, taking walks, going to a museum, or just hanging out. In this program you schedule your visits at a time that is convenient for you and your “Little” and you get to enjoy these fun activities three or four times per month. To apply to become a “Big”, go to http://www.bbbsworc.org and click on “Volunteer”.

The Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley is always looking for friendly, outgoing people willing to spend time with the youth of the community. If you wish to make a difference in a child’s life please call (978-461-2871). There are many ways you can volunteer your time and be a positive role model to a child. From helping a child prepare for a test, playing a game of basketball in the gym, to working on an arts & craft project, the choice of activities is endless. We’ll be happy to welcome you and familiarize you with our ever-growing facility. If you have a particular skill or a love for working with children, please give us a call and volunteer today. For more information or to volunteer, please e-mail Wendy Allegrone, Youth Services Director at [email protected].

Domestic Violence Services Network is seeking volunteers to become Volunteer Advocates for their Domestic Violence Victim Assistance and Court Intervention Programs. 36 hours of training are held periodically throughout the year at the Concord Police Department. E-mail [email protected] or call 978-318-3421 for details.

Maynard Girl Scouts welcomes interested adult volunteers over the age of 18. All adults, working with troops, can receive training and will need to have a CORI done. For local volunteer opportunities, please contact: Betsy Griffin, 978-897-4275 [email protected]. For volunteer opportunities in other areas of the Eastern Massachusetts, please go to the web site: http://www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/Volunteer/

The Maynard Food Pantry needs volunteers to stock shelves on Friday mornings, operate the Food Pantry on Mondays for their clients, pick up food donations from various locations throughout town, pick up grocery orders on a regular basis and assist with food drives throughout the year. For more information, call 978-897-8340 or go to http://web.maynard.ma.us/civic/pantry/.

Minute Man Arc for Human Services has opportunities for volunteers who want to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. For more information, call Patty Ochoa at 978-287-7932 or go to http://www.minutemanarc.org/volunteer.html or click here for detailed information.

Minuteman Senior Services is looking for volunteers to give one hour a week to make a visible, vital difference in the life of a frail, isolated elder in your community. Some of the volunteer positions they offer include Friendly Visitor, Grocery Shopper, Medical Transportation Escort, Meals on Wheels Drivers, Meal Site Assistant, SHINE Volunteers, Money Management Volunteers or Ombudsmen. Call 978-263-8720 or go to http://www.minutemansenior.org/volunteers.html.

Open Table Maynard is looking for a variety of volunteers to manage and execute their weekly community dinners and on-site food pantry on Monday evenings in Maynard. Volunteers are needed to provide transportation for some guests, plan and prepare meals, shop for food, pick up food from corporate donors, make table decorations, staff the on-site pantry and serve dinners. Volunteers do all the fundraising, bookkeeping and administrative tasks as well. If interested, leave a voice mail message at 978-823-0082 or email [email protected]