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Field of Dreams Community Garden, Photo credit: Barry Hyman |

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 Field of Dreams Community Garden

Photo credit: Barry Hyman |    


Your community needs your help now

Dear Friends,

After COVID tore a hole in volunteer recruitment and retention, we stepped up to meet urgent demands for our services. Those demands continue unabated, concentrated around long-term volunteer assignments for youth and for people in crisis, but we are deeply gratified to see certain improvements. With your help, we can keep our sleeves rolled up and our focus on the most significant problems.

With your generous gifts, we have already

  • doubled our nonprofit partnerships (200+)

  • more than tripled our volunteer network (6,000+)

  • expanded our workshops (monthly)

  • improved communications (general and targeted)

  • launched a major public resource — our volunteer jobs database. 

The potential value of a single volunteer is legendary. Each starts as an explorer. You and I can offer them a compass, a map and guidance. Let's not let even one get lost!

If you would like to discuss your contribution, I am close at hand via phone at (617) 864-6688 or email

Thank you!

Laurie Rothstein

Executive Director

Donate Online

Note: You will be directed to another site that processes our donations.



Meet Microsoft Software Engineer Flavio Andrade, who volunteered in the teen after-school program, Innovators for Purpose (iFp):

Flavio Andrade for iFp
Innovators for Purpose

Once a week during the past school year, Flavio left his desk at Microsoft a bit early and caught the subway to iFp’s workroom at the Cambridge Public Library. Why? He says: “I wanted to give back. The feeling I get from doing this more than justifies the commitment.” He and a Google volunteer were matched with 3 students, tasking them to develop an inspirational “Genius Website” for their peers from scratch. With no coding background, his students had to grasp high level website structure, and then learn their way around several programming languages. Flavio credits their success to iFp’s teaching methods, especially their close student-mentor ratios. He speaks from experience; his own life had been radically transformed by a tech-focused mentoring program. He underscores, “Tech insiders who build meaningful relationships with youth from underrepresented demographics are the key. Programs like iFp could change many more lives if we just had more volunteers.”

Cambridge Community Foundation

Cambridge Volunteers is proud to be a 5-year, $100,000 Initiative Grant recipient of Cambridge Community Foundation.

We are honored to be in the company of these fellow Initiative Grantees:

Donate by Mail

We are happy to accept donations by mail!


When sending a check, please take an extra moment to inform us via email at, so that we can notify you when the funds are received and credited as you wished. 

  1. Make checks payable to: MISSION EARTH, our fiscal sponsor (EIN 81-0741435). 

  2. Write "Cambridge Volunteers" in the memo, which will direct gifts to our account. 

  3. Mail checks to:

Cambridge Volunteers
c/o Mission Earth
1257 Worcester Road, #312
Framingham, MA 01701

More Information About Your Contributions

Donations made to Cambridge Volunteers are handled by our fiscal sponsor, Mission Earth (Sponsor, Inc.), EIN 81-0741435.

Cambridge Volunteers
c/o Mission Earth
1257 Worcester Road, #312
Framingham, MA 01701

Sponsor, Inc. (dba Mission Earth) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; 100% of your donation is tax-deductible.

See our Donation FAQs page for more answers to common questions.


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