Volunteering Newsletter - October 2019

  1. Highlighted Opportunities
  2. Opportunities hosted by One Brick Boston
  3. Opportunities in the works (for November and December)
  4. Contact us!


1. Highlighted opportunities

(Coordinated in part by SEAS-GC)
Volunteer at Cambridge Public Schools

at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (right next to Harvard)

(CSV asks for a one-semester minimum commitment from volunteers, for at least one hour per week. )


Cambridge School Volunteers offers great opportunities to support local public school students. Among the 18 schools it serves, four have a Free- and  Reduced-Price Lunch Eligibility rate of over 50%, and 44% of the high school's student body receives free or reduced-price lunch. Free tutoring and mentoring are provided for Cambridge kids in all grades (PreK to Grade 12). One-to-one, small group, and classroom roles are available for volunteers.


Sign up for the their upcoming volunteer orientations and become a volunteer tutor today! (See attached flyer for more-detailed description)



Orientations for New CSV Volunteers:

Kindergarten through Grade 8 [Sign Up]:

October 11, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

October 16, 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 

October 21, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

October 30, 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 


High School [Sign Up]:

October 10, 1:00–2:30 p.m.


2. Opportunities hosted by One Brick Boston:

(All of these require only a one-day commitment, but they do happen regularly)
One Brick Boston social (at Aeronaut Brewery)
Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This is just a casual, drop-in event, people can feel free to come by any time between 6-8 and meet some other volunteers and hang out (with free food!)
[Sign Up]
Harvest Food Pantry (in Cambridgeport)
Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:45 - 11:00 a.m.
This is a really rewarding, hands-on event that involves sorting food and helping provide food boxes for low-income residents. The event is in Cambridgeport. so it is pretty close to campus and would be convenient for a lot of people.
Cradles to Crayons on Tuesday (in Brighton)
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
This is another great, hands-on event that involves sorting and packing donated clothes for low-income children throughout Massachusetts. It is located in Brighton, and is just a short bus ride from the Harvard campus.

3. Opportunities in the works (November and December):

FIRST Lego League - Newton Qualifier & :
(Nov. 23 & Dec. 14, @ Newton MA)
A robotics/science competition for 4th-8th grade students. We volunteer as judges for the competition! Keeping with tradition in the last three years, SEAS-GC coordinates with event coordinators and sponsors rides. More details on the way.
Potentially volunteering at local homeless shelters
(@ Harvard Square or other location)
SEAS-GC would like to organize a group to help serve a meal at a shelter (potentially in Harvard Square) More details to come.

4. Contact us!

Do you know of a volunteering opportunity that you'd like to advertise to the SEAS community (grad students & postdocs)? Are you hosting an event or coordinating a volunteering opportunity? 
Please get in touch with us! We'd love to add your event to our newsletter! Please send an email to the Outreach Initiative Lead for the SEAS-GC.