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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:
 

 

Regular Commitments (Freshmen and older.  Must interview.)

School Vacation Programs

Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham

  • Held during school breaks in December, February, April, and four weeks in August 9 to 3 pm.

Kids Break

Charles River Center Natick, 4 Strathmore Road, Natick

  • Help as children with disabilities participate in arts & crafts projects, fitness classes, games, etc.
  • Saturdays, 9 to noon

Teen Night

  • Charles River Center Natick, 4 Strathmore Road, Natick
  • Enjoy a fun night with teens with disabilities: movies, dinner, mini-golf and more!
  • Last Friday of Every Month: 6 to 8:30 pm

Monthly Adult Dances

Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham

  • Socialize and dance with participants
  • Varying Fridays- 1/month- 7:00pm-8:30pm 
 

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: Laura Caligiuri, Program Director of Family Support, Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham, MA, 02492 or lcaligiuri@charlesrivercenter.org, 781-972-1079.

Annual Events:
 
•     Charles River Center 5 Run/1 Mile Walk, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive,
       Needham Sunday, September 27th, 2020   
       VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION 

•      Ellie Bloom Special Olympics, DeFazio Park, Needham
       TBD September 2020  

•      Wings for Autism, Logan Airport
        April 4, 2020
        TBD November, 2020 
 
•      Building a Dream Gala, The Westin Waltham-Boston
        May 1, 2020

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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