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THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Kendall Square Challenge! 

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We are so grateful to have been part of this year's Kendall Square Challenge, and we could not have done it without your volunteer support.

 

Event highlights and photos coming soon!

 

Pictured (left to right): CV Operations Manager, Maddie Ball; CV Board Co-Chair, Katinka Hakuta; CV Executive Director, Laurie Rothstein
 

Upcoming Events
Board Member Basics
Find Your Mission

Our Workshops

Strengthen your skills as a volunteer by participating in one of our civic engagement workshops. Many are free of charge thanks to our generous sponsors.

Many of our workshops are generously hosted by CCAE. Links go live once registration opens.

FIND YOUR MISSION

LUNCH & LEARN
MEET THE AGENCIES
VOLUNTEER FAIRS

Designed for anyone considering volunteering. In all sessions, learn about the nonprofit landscape in Cambridge and current opportunities that address your interests.

We thank Google for their support of Find Your Mission events. 

REGISTRATION LINKS:

MEET THE AGENCIES

Thursday, 6/20 1-2:30pm

Register Here

Wednesday, 8/14 12-1:30pm

Register Here

BOARD MEMBER BASICS 

INTRODUCTION TO BOARD SERVICE
BOARD FINANCE BASICS

This workshop is for new or future nonprofit board members. Learn about 501(c)3 structures, traditional board roles and responsibilities, expected time or other commitments including fundraising, and more. Bring any and all questions.

REGISTRATION LINKS:

INTRO

TBD

FINANCE BASICS

TBA Fall 2024

SHOWING UP RIGHT

WORKSHOP 1: POWER & IDENTITY
WORKSHOP 2: REPAIRING HARM
WORKSHOP 3: SHOWING UP RIGHT 4 YOUTH​

“Anti-ism” and cultural competency discovery for all levels. Discuss interactions across social and personal identities, explore how privilege  impacts volunteerism, and build tools to work effectively in your community. SUR4Y is expressly for volunteers who work with youth.

REGISTRATION INFO:

P&I TBD

REPAIRING HARM TBD

SUR4Y TBD

Space may be reserved for up to 65 active volunteers per session. 

 

Volunteer Managers,

please contact

info@cambridgevolunteers.org for information/reservations.

Please reach out to info@cambridgevolunteers.org if you have any questions about these workshops.

PAST EVENTS
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THURS
FEB 8, 2024

2024 VOLUNTEER FAIR: Find Your Mission with Cambridge Volunteers

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2024 Volunteer Fair on February 8! We hosted more than twice the number of community volunteers present at last year's fair, and nearly all attendees reported learning of at least one new volunteer position they were interested in pursuing.

Click here to check out highlights from our 2024 Volunteer Fair.

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FRI & SAT
NOV 17 & 18, 2023

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Thanksgiving Project

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this year's Turkey Day Project such a success!

We so appreciate all of the volunteers who joined us at Margaret Fuller House to help pack and distribute food for our neighbors. We will share photos and more details on the impact of this event soon!

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THURSDAY
JUN 8, 2023

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FAIR: Find Your Mission with Cambridge Volunteers

We were thrilled to engage dozens of new volunteers and introduce them to over 30 local agencies at this fantastic virtual event! Several volunteers reported finding positions that fit their interests, even before the event concluded. We are already looking forward to our next volunteer fair on February 8!

Thanks again to our key event sponsor, Harvard University's center for public service and engaged scholarship, Phillips Brooks House.

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FRIDAY
NOV 18, 2022

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS:
Margaret Fuller House Thanksgiving Project

22 CVC volunteers showed up Nov 18th at Margaret Fuller House to pack Thanksgiving feasts for 520 local families! It was also a special opportunity for volunteers to get to know this beloved institution, and make new friends over mounds of potatoes, carrots, and onions. Some worked multiple shifts and one volunteer has already become a weekly food pantry helper! MFH Food Pantry Coordinator Phoebe Heyman was unflappable. With her support, we finished more than an hour early!

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THURSDAY
MAR 10, 2022

CAMBRIDGE SERVES: Reimagining Boards

Nonprofit thought-leader and author of the internationally heralded blog NonprofitAF.com Vu Le headlined our second annual Cambridge Serves event with his characteristic candor and humor, focusing on how to create community-centered nonprofit boards that support and sustain equity.

Before opening the floor to questions, Le bantered for about 45 minutes with Cambridge’s own Maritza Grooms, social justice educator/advocate and Assistant Director of CCTV.

The high-energy gathering attracted 190 nonprofit leaders, staff and board members, community residents, corporate representatives and elected officials.

A summary of the event appeared in the March 16 issue of Mass Nonprofit News.

We are grateful for the very generous support of Cambridge Trust, Biogen and MIT, which made this event possible.

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