The mission of Sage Montessori is to make Montessori education a realistic option for ALL families. We believe that children's social and emotional development is improved in a diverse community.We are opening a school that is designed to provide an exemplary early childhood education that is affordable for ALL families and we want to make sure that families in every community on the Cape know about Sage Montessori and the services we offer.Volunteers will learn about Sage Montessori (phone call with the Director) and share that information with their communities. Volunteers will also make suggestions to improve how the school communicates with their communities. 
  • Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Families
  • Virtual , Phone Calling , Indoor
  • None
  • Anytime

Camp in a Box!! for

Dream Day on Cape Cod
165 Nan Ke Rafe Path, Brewster, MA 02631

The Dream Day staff put together the “Camp in a Box” treats for those families who were accepted for summer 2020! They will be mailed shortly. “Virtual Dream Day” will be coming very soon and much of the content will be available to ALL families! Stay tuned for more information!

    For years, Duffy Health Center has offered a shower program as part of our integrated model of care. Due to COVID-19 , the shower program inside Duffy was paused and the Cape’s single adult shelter was simultaneously de-populated. Almost overnight the number of unsheltered homeless individuals in our community burgeoned from around 25 to upwards of 60. Most had no place to access regular hygiene services which was more important now than ever.

    By early April, with assistance from Senator Julian Cyr, Duffy Health Center received a mobile shower unit through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Our new shower program was born. The program is staffed by a team of case managers and members of our substance use disorder treatment and recovery support staff. It has been running 3 days per week since April and the need continues unabated.

    The program serves an average of 45 people each week. This includes use of the shower, provision of needed hygiene items, and connections to Duffy services and other community resources. As the weather gets cooler, those accessing these services are also in need of warm clothing and proper footwear in order to stay well during harsh weather.

    Through this program, we ensure that those in need receive essential items to maintain their hygiene, warmth and overall wellness.

    Give Coop Kits now.
    • One-time
    • Teens , 55+ , Adults
    • Other
    Expand your knowledge in destination management, environmental stewardship, and community outreach while gaining experience working in the nonprofit sector!

    We are looking for someone available 20 to 40 hours per week to help manage our database and get creative with our development strategy in collaboration with our board. The position also entails grant research and writing, data documentation and segmentation, and donor outreach.

    Our ideal intern communicates effectively, works well independently, and relates to CARE's mission to inspire stewardship to preserve and protect the natural environment, cultural and historical treasures of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

    • Adults
    • Individuals
    • Virtual , Writing
    • Weekdays

    DONATE for

    Cape and Islands United Way
    1600 Falmouth Rd, Centerville, MA 02632

    Help us bring relief to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic by donating to the Cape and Islands Community Response Fund.
      If you also love the Cape & Islands and are eager to do something to protect the environment, join us in our fight against plastic pollution!

      We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to focus on our Skip the Straw campaign and the reduction of single-use plastic that negatively impacts our marine life, ocean, and human health.

      Your help is crucial to preserve the pristine beauty of our region. In collaboration with our team, you will assist with events and activities, outreach to local businesses, create powerful content for our social media platforms, newsletter, press releases, and more.

      If you have basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite), excellent written and spoken English (storytelling abilities a plus!), and a passion for the stewardship of Cape Cod. The opportunity is part-time and can be tailored to specific skill-sets and interests of candidates. Hours/days per week will be negotiated with CARE’s Director.

      • Ongoing
      • Teens , Adults
      • Individuals
      • Virtual , Writing
      • Anytime
      Sage Montessori is a startup nonprofit working to open a Montessori school for children ages 3-6 that will serve an intentionally diverse community - we will serve families from a range of economic circumstances as well as racial, ethnic, national, religious, and other backgrounds.We are seeking support to raise the funds needed to open our school this year and offer an exemplary education for a reasonable tuition.Possible Volunteer activities would include contacting local businesses to solicit donations, planning fundraising events, writing grant proposals, etc... we welcome whatever support you are able to offer.
      • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
      • Teens , 55+ , Adults
      • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams
      • Virtual , Writing
      • None , Skilled
      • Anytime

      What happens when a group of retailers, from across a region, collaborate to lift each other up after the economic fallout of COVID-19? A lift up local initiative is born. South Coast Almanac is collaborating with a dozen of our region's small businesses who are impacted by COVID-19 and creating surprise boxes filled with items from their establishments. Think of these as speciality grab bags for grown-ups (but in a box!)--a curated and themed assortment to bring joy to each recipient and financial support to our small businesses after a rough spring.

      A special thank you to First Citizens' Federal Credit Union for the assist. And without further ado, an introduction to our retailers:

      ORDER BY JUNE 25 FOR DELIVERY (OR CURBSIDE PICKUP) BY JULY 7

        The Thornton Burgess Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, like many non-profits and businesses, is struggling at this time. Our usual revenue stream has become a “trickle” and will not cover all necessary operational costs. We are asking for your support to make a small donation to help us continue with the care of our animals. Although any donation amount will make a difference, we are asking everyone to consider “Giving Twenty in 2020.” As a thank you for your donation of $20 or more, we will send you two guest passes to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.To donate please visit http://www.thorntonburgess.org/Our-Animals-Need-Your-Help
          Marketing/Communication Internship or Volunteer Opportunity

          Do you love the Cape & Islands? Do you CARE about the environment? Intern with us for a semester, or join our CARE volunteer family!

          We are looking for an intern/volunteer available 20h to 40h a week to help us show the amazing potential of the Cape & Islands. Through creative marketing strategies, effective communication, social media and website management and more, you will be aiming to inspire stewardship to preserve and protect the natural environment, cultural and historical treasures of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

          Our ideal intern/volunteer is enthusiastic about the Cape & Islands has strong communication skills and is highly organized.

          • Adults
          • Individuals
          • Virtual , Writing
          • Anytime
          We are a small nonprofit school with a mission to make Montessori education a realistic option for ALL families.A school is only a realistic option if the family is able to access information about the programs and policies.We are seeking support to translate the school website and essential documentation into additional languages to improve access for ALL families.
          • One-time , Recurring
          • Teens , 55+ , Adults
          • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams
          • Virtual , Writing
          • Skilled
          • Anytime
          We have been asked by our colleagues at Riverside Trauma Center to share this survey. The results will be used to better understand community and individual needs in relation to COVID-19 and to design effective outreach and services to assist all Massachusetts residents during this pandemic and in the aftermath. If you would like to take the survey, please click on the Learn More button.
            Barn Assistants help keep the barn clean, safe and operating smoothly during program hours.Tasks include cleaning stalls, sweeping, dumping water buckets, and cleaning tack.Volunteers must also be able to commit to attend class each week for the length of a session, typically 2 hours per week for 10-12 weeks
            • Weekly
            • Teens , 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Physical , Event support , Outdoor
            • Formal
            • Weekdays
            Both Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod ReStore locations in Yarmouth and Falmouth are seeking volunteers to help with cashiering, greeting customers & donors, staging furniture & home goods, photography, social media, donation receiving and more. We also really need some MUSCLE to help load and unload trucks!
            • Occasional , Weekly , Monthly
            • Teens , 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Physical , Indoor
            • On-site
            • Weekdays , Weekends
            Every Habitat home is built by volunteers and the future homebuyer. We build on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8am to 3:30pm. No prior experience is necessary and we offer on-site training and provide all the tools you'll need. All construction volunteers must be 16 and up and everyone must sign up to volunteer on a build site ahead of time.
            • Occasional , Weekly
            • Teens , 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Indoor , Outdoor
            • On-site , Formal
            • Weekdays , Weekends

            General Volunteering for

            Message of Hope Foundation
            6 Benjamin Nye Cir, Pocasset, MA 02559

            Here at the Happy Hope Factory Volunteers are needed to help count, craft, and create the various components of our Happy Hope Bag activities that are then shipped to volunteer teams nationwide for assembly.
            • One-time , Occasional , Weekly
            • Children , Teens , 21+ , 55+ , Adults , Child with Adult
            • Individuals , Groups (2-10)
            • Indoor
            • None , On-site
            • Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends
            The Horse Handler is responsible for the preparation prior to, handling during the lesson and care following the lesson for the program equine.Primary Responsibilities: Arrive 30 minutes prior to lesson start time; Groom and Tack their horse for lesson; Warm up horse in hand 10 minutes prior to lesson; Safely and effectively lead horse during lesson; Untack and groom horse following lesson (may include hosing/sponging horse in warmer months)Required Criteria: Has horse experience; Safety Awareness; Willingness to learn and demonstrate Emerald Hollow policies and procedures; Able to walk and jog for at least ½ hour; Has attended an Emerald Hollow Volunteer Orientation and Training; Demonstrates awareness of horse behavior; Able to tack, groom and untack horse independentlyVolunteers must also be able to commit to attend class each week for the length of a session, typically 2 hours per week for 10-12 weeks
            • Weekly
            • Teens , 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Physical , Event support , Outdoor
            • Formal , Skilled
            • Weekdays
            Volunteers monitor designated DCLT properties at least twice annually. Land Stewards record evidence of property use, maintenance needs, any potential abuses of the conservation land, and wildlife and plant observations. Land Stewards report directly through the DCLT website using the monitoring report form and communicates with Tyler Maikath, the DCLT Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator.
            • Occasional , Monthly
            • 21+ , 55+ , Adults , Child with Adult
            • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
            • Physical , Outdoor
            • Skilled
            • Weekdays , Weekends

            Land Stewardship for

            Barnstable Land Trust
            1540 Main St, West Barnstable, MA 02668

            Help maintain and care for the land and trails on the over 120 properties we protect! We have a variety of land stewardship opportunities that can fit your time commitment, interests, and abilities and give you an excuse to get outside!
            • Monthly
            • 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+)
            • Outdoor
            • On-site , Skilled
            • Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends
            Join one of our many committees, prepare food for people on site, volunteer at a fundraising event, sign up to make a quilt or bookcase, coordinate construction site volunteers, help out in our office, or work one-on-one with homeowner families. And we always need well-organized folks who can help keep our construction sites running smoothly.
            • Occasional , Monthly
            • 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Office work , Event support , Indoor , Outdoor
            • On-site
            • Weekdays , Weekends
            Office volunteers perform a variety of duties including general clerical duties such as filing, data entry, making copies, assisting with special mailings etc.Volunteers must also be able to commit to attend class each week for the length of a session, typically 2 hours per week for 10-12 weeks
            • Weekly
            • Teens , 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Indoor
            • Formal
            • Weekdays
            We are always looking for volunteers to help with mailings, filing, record keeping, and inventory.
            • Occasional
            • Teens , 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Virtual , Office work , Indoor
            • None