Mass Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) works to improve the lives of local Portuguese speakers and maintain a strong sense of ethnic identity. MAPS opens greater access to healthcare, education, and social services, through multi-service, community-based initiatives and programming at their Cambridge main office and 5 other offices. MAPS reaches people where they are in their lives, including during crises. Volunteers must speak Portuguese for some, but not all, positions.
Volunteer activities have included:
Community outreach/education on many issues and service areas such as HIV/STIs, domestic violence/sexual assault services, immigrant integration services, elder services, COVID-related assistance, vaccination clinics, and more
Supporting older adults through MAPS' Cambridge Senior Center and other work
Fundraising, communications, and administrative help