Natick Volunteer Directory

Use the below directory (and filters) to find compelling volunteer opportunities in Natick

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Please contact Jay Poropatich, Communications Director, with any questions (jporopatich@natickma.org or 508-647-6476)

Overview

  • RATIONALE: Many community members have expressed a strong interest in becoming more aware of all (or most) volunteer organizations, while many volunteer organizations struggle to fill volunteer opportunities.  (idea💡!!)

    • This webpage aims to aggregate volunteer organization information into a simple table with base organization details, the ability to "filter" the table (by criteria), and a link to each organization's website.
  • Town staff is set to update the directory twice annually (incl: recruitment of both new & updated volunteer org information)

    • See survey to provide biannual inputs - https://forms.gle/etADCfBgucpQUZu6A
    • Survey submissions will be received on a rolling ("always on") basis
    • Town staff will update the directory twice annually (January & July)
  • In order to qualify, volunteer organizations must need/seek 5+ volunteers (annually).  This allows Town staff to focus its efforts & offer a robust directory to residents
  • This directory is complementary to ServeNatick (an effort led by NHS students) which serves as a dynamic marketplace to match registered volunteers < > specific volunteer opportunities - visit  www.servenatick.org (v. this static directory that is updated bi-annually)

         

Org NameContact InfoMission ("cause")WebsiteSummary of OrganizationVolunteer Activities
A Place to Turn Inc508-655-8868 or zeneida@aplacetoturn-natick.orgHuman Serviceswww.aplacetoturn-natick.orgPerforming food and diaper's drivesEnsuring all food is date checked before being donated 
Camp Arrowhead (Rec and Parks)
camparrowheadnatick@gmail.com or (508) 647-6530
Town Service
www.camparrowheadnatick.com
Ages 14 and up creating a fun camp atmosphere through inclusion and acceptance
Working 1:1 with an individual with varying needs as they navigate a camp day
Cocotree Kidsinfo@cocotreekids.orgYouth-focusedwww.cocotreekids.orgVolunteers will assist with preparing the underwear packs that are distributed.Counting and sorting bins of new underwear, assembling underwear packages
Keep Natick BeautifulPat Conaway - 508-740-9949Environment & Sustainability
www.facebook.com/KeepNatickBeautiful/Organize cleanups for waterways, woodlands, roadways and trailsPick up trash, clear trails, cut back invasive vines.
Natick 180natick180@natickma.org or 508-647-6623Town Service
www.natick180.orgNatick's community resource for addiction education, prevention, & recoveryTables at events, planning community activities, serving on action teams, etc.
Natick Center Cultural District(508) 650-8848 or Info@natickcenter.orgArt, Events, and Small Business Focusedhttps://www.natickcenter.org/Consider volunteering for the many events we host if you enjoy them!Set-up events, welcoming the community, breakdown or take photos at events.
Natick Community Organic FarmCasey Townsend - casey@natickfarm.orgYouth-focusedwww.natickfarm.orgOpportunities for all ages & skill levels to work w/ animals & plants.Help keep our farm running helping w/ animal & plant care.
Natick Education Foundationinfo@natickedfoundation.orgEducationwww.natickeducationfoundation.org/Support education through grants, scholarships, and professional developmentEvent planning, grant review, fundraising, Board of Directors
Natick Farmers Marketnatickfarmersmarket@gmail.comCommunity Eventwww.natickfarmersmarket.orgVolunteers to help with set-up/breakdown of market, Sat, 8 -9 am, 1-1:30 pmHelp vendors unload, market manager set up and breakdown
Natick Garden Club617-910-7383 (call/text)Educationwww.natickgardenclub.orgEducate residents about how to plan & care for their gardensAssist with beautification projects and annual plant sale-knowledge not required
Natick Is Unitednatickisunited@gmail.comDiversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Social Justicewww.natickisunited.orgNIU needs volunteers to support racial equity and social justice work in Natick.Fundraising, grant-writing, social media tasks, communications and marketing
Natick Community Senior Centergodonnell@natickma.org or 508-647-6540, ext 1917Town Servicewww.natickma.org/councilonagingEngage people 55+ to share their skills & talents.
Admin. assistance, various chores for seniors or socializing with them, etc.
Natick Service CouncilKelsey Hampton - khampton@natickservicecouncil.orgHuman serviceswww.natickservicecouncil.orgSupport programs assisting Natick residents with meeting basic needsOrganizing food donations, assisting in pantry shopping visits, administrative
Natick Youth Football and CheerJoseph Zaino - joezaino@gmail.comYouth-focusedwww.natickyouthfootball.orgCoaches for flag, tackle & cheer as well as concession booth helpers are needed.There are opportunities to coach and in the concession stand serving food.
Native Plant Trusteducation@nativeplanttrust.org or (774) 301-8451Conservationwww.nativeplanttrust.org Assist with tours, events, and programs at Framingham's Garden in the Woods.Lead garden tours, support course instructors, volunteer at special events, etc.
New England Sci-Techinfo@nescitech.orgYouth-focusedwww.nescitech.orgSTEM education: robotics, electronics, radio, rocketry, astronomy, and art.HS/college students, parents, teachers host/plan activities, workshops, events.
Operation ELFinfo@operationelf.orgYouth-focusedwww.OperationELF.orgSeasonal Holiday gift-giving charity - buy specific gifts for at-risk childrenBuy gifts from a child’s list (November) and bag/ deliver gifts (December.)
Recreation and Parks: Special EventsTori Magarie tmagarie@natickma.org or (508) 647-6530Town Service
https://www.natickma.gov/308/Recreation-ParksSpecial events on nights and weekends that need community supportWelcoming guests, answering questions, setting up & breaking down, assist vendors
Redhawk FoundationKeri Clark - keri@redhawkfoundation.orgYouth-focusedwww.redhawkfoundation.orgFun, energetic volunteers needed! Help us give back to the kids of Natick!Assist with fundraising, community outreach, merchandise sales, and more.
Skyline Adaptive Programs (Rec and Parks)Melissa Carter mcarter@natickma.orgTown Service
https://www.natickma.gov/308/Recreation-Parks
Assist participants who need extra guidance in the adaptive programsHand over hand assistance, simplifying directions, reiterating rules, monitor socialization
SPARK Kindnessenolangreer@sparkkindness.orgHuman serviceswww.sparkkindness.org/SPARK runs educational and community connection (belonging) programming.There are many ways to volunteer your interest and skills are paramount.
Springwell617-926-4100 or volunteer@springwell.comSenior-focusedwww.springwell.comVolunteers needed to deliver meals to older adults in NatickDelivering mid-day meals to seniors in Natick
Town Government - Boards & Committeesadministration@natickma.org or 508-647-6410Town Service
https://natickma.gov/1295/VacanciesAll boards & committees consist of citizens who contribute their time for the benefit of the Town of Natick. Varies across each board & committee.
Trails and Forest Stewardship CommitteeClaire Rundelli - crundelli@natickma.orgTown Service
www.natickma.gov/1666/Open-Space-TrailsVolunteer opportunities for conservation land projects, ranging in difficulty.Varies by project, please reach out to contact for available opportunities.