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Volunteer  

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!  Volunteering at the Charles River Center is a fulfilling way to give back while making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.  We have opportunities that last just a few hours to longer commitments helping with programs or volunteering on committees.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.  Please read below to see where you'd like to volunteer, then fill out an application form (click here).
 
We are currently looking for volunteers to help with:
 
Ongoing – monthly:
 
Teen Night 
  • Fridays, 6 – 8:30 pm.  
  • Charles River Center Natick, 4 Strathmore Road, Natick
  • Enjoy a fun night with teens with disabilities: movies, dinner, mini-golf and more!

Adult Dances
  • Fridays, 7 to 9 pm.  
  • Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham
  • Socialize and dance with adult participants.

Ongoing – weekly: 
 
Saturday Kids Break
  • Saturdays, 9 -  noon
  • Charles River Center Natick, 4 Strathmore Road, Natick
  • Help as children with disabilities participate in arts & crafts projects, fitness classes, games, etc.

Adult Cooking Program
  • Thursdays, 6 -  8 pm
  • Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham
  • Help adults learn to prepare and cook their own meals.

Ongoing – daily:
 
ASPIRE After School Program
  • M-F, 3 – 5:30 pm
  • Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham
  • Help as children with disabilities participate in arts & crafts projects, fitness classes, games, etc

Adult Extended Day
  • M-F, 3 – 5:30 pm
  • Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham
  • Help as adults with disabilities participate in arts & crafts projects, fitness classes, games, etc.

 

School Vacation Programs

  • Held during December, February, April, June and four weeks during August
  • M-F, 8:30 am to 3 pm
  • Charles River Center in Needham
  • Help as children with disabilities participate in arts & crafts projects, fitness classes, games, etc 

 

Day Habilitation (M-F, 9 am – 3 pm, Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham)

Day & Employment Programs (M-F, 9 am – 3 pm, Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham)

Residential Programs (Days and hours vary) 


For any of the above programs, please fill out an application form (click here)   and send or email it to: Renee Scherer, Family Support Coordinator, Charles River Center, 59 E Militia Heights Drive, Needham, MA, 02492 or rscherer@charlesrivercenter.org, (781) 972-1079.

Annual Events:
 
•      Charles River Center 5 Run/1 Mile Walk, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018      

•      Ellie Bloom Special Olympics, DeFazio Park, Needham
September, 2018

•      Wings for Autism, Logan Airport
April and October of each year

•      Building a Dream Gala, Boston Marriott Newton
April 27, 2018

For annual events, corporate volunteering, or information about internships, applicants should contact Hilary Ryan, Vice President of Development, at hryan@charlesrivercenter.org or 781-972-1030. 

Thank you for your interest!
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