Volunteer Opportunities

Solutions at Work is a nonprofit organization that partners with individuals and families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness by providing them with opportunities  and skills to strengthen their self-confidence, professional skills, and financial stability.

Outlined below are volunteer opportunities to support Solutions at Work’s efforts to help unhoused and low-income individuals and families.

Board of Directors – Solutions at Work seeks to have a diverse board. We seek members who represent the business community, local municipalities, and nonprofits in the Cambridge and Boston communities.  We encourage people who have been homeless or have participated in our programs to join us.  No previous board experience is required.  Board members usually are on a committee or take on responsibility within the community.  We consider our board to be a working board, and we are looking for a year’s commitment.  Contact Board Chair Alice Kidder at 617-276-6227 or flintkiddr@aol.com, or Board Member Deborah Clarke at 857-406-8867 or debbieclarke652@gmail.com.

Fundraising Committee – This committee offers many opportunities to enhance the fiscal wellbeing of the organization through multiple avenues, such as writing grants and on-line fundraising.  The committee meets regularly and is open to new funding ideas.   NEWS FLASH: FUNDRAISING INTERNSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! – contact solutwork@gmail.com.

Social Media Committee – A new committee which seeks to increase on-line presence to showcase events, news, and help fundraising.  We are now looking for help to upgrade the Solutions website.

VOLUNTEER at Solutions’ new GREEN STREET SHELTER which serves up to 70 unhoused men and women 24/7 – a significant time commitment is required to enable guests to become familiar with volunteers. Training available.  The shelter is also currently looking for people who would like to create activities such as crafts projects with residents.  Also volunteers who are willing to do maintenance or other general support.  Scheduling is flexible.  Contact Tracy Carter at tcarter.sw@gmail.com.

Provide General Office Support – This involves administrative tasks such as answering Solutions at Work’s phones, filing, copying, performing data entry and assisting with large mailings.

Organize a Clothing Drive or Fundraiser – Work closely with Solutions at Work’s staff to design and implement your own clothing drive or fundraiser for the organization.

To learn more about Solutions at Work’s volunteer opportunities, please call Deborah Clarke at 857-406-8867 or email  solutwork@gmail.com.