Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
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New Bedford Community Partners

SCHOOL PLACEMENTS

Abraham Lincoln School
445 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745
Contact: Eugene Sladweski, Principal
Phone: 508-997-4511
Email: gsladweski@newbedfordschools.org

Services Needed: Volunteers to assist the art teacher.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check.

Citizen Schools After-School Program (New Bedford area) 308 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Contact: Carolyn Roscoe, Senior Manager of Civic Engagement
Phone: 617-695-2300 ext. 1174
Email: carolynroscoe@citizenschools.org
www.citizenschools.org

Services Needed: Teach your skills and share your passion with middle school students in your community. Volunteer once a week for approximately 12 weeks per semester and teach skills such as (but not limited to): cooking, architecture, web design, fitness, dance, marketing, media, debate, etc.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check. Training and professional teaching support provided.
Comment: Share what you know and love: Become a Citizen Teacher!

Citizen Schools Expanded Learning Day Program (New Bedford area)
308 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Contact: Kelly Bernard, Director of Civic Engagement
Phone: 617-695-2300 ext. 1165
Email: kellyconron@citizenschools.org
www.citizenschools.org

Services Needed: Teach your skills and share your passion with middle school students in your community. Volunteer once a week for approximately 12 weeks per semester and teach skills such as (but not limited to): cooking, architecture, web design, fitness, dance, marketing, media, debate, etc.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check. Training and professional teaching support provided.
Comment: Share what you know and love: Become a Citizen Teacher!

John B. DeValle Elementary School
120 Katherine Street, New Bedford, MA 02744
Contact: Jannell Pearson, Principal
Phone: (508) 997-4522
Email: jdpearson@newbedfordschools.org

Services Needed: Mentors and Tutors. The school is seeking for before school and after school help which includes reading and math tutors, homework help, computer lab assistant, helpers in our classroom , help with our science club, and newspaper club.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check. Department of Children and Family Services Check.

Global Learning Charter Public School 190 Ashley Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02746
Contact: Adonis D. Ferreira, Director of Student, Family, and Community Life
Phone: 508-991-4105, Ext. 578
Email: aferreira@glcps.org

Services Needed: Tutors in many academic subjects including math. Higher Education Opportunity Workshops, clerical work.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check.

Holy Family- Holy Name School
91 Summer Street, New Bedford, MA 02745
Contact: Cecelia Felix, Principal
Phone: 508-993-3547
Email: cfelix@hfhn.org
Contact: Kristen Hogan, Office Assistant
Phone: 508-993-3547
Email: khogan@hfhn.org

Services Needed: Receptionist, Clerical Work, Classroom Aide. Many opportunities to work with children of all ages starting from 3 years old through grade 8. Share your talents and wisdom with children in a positive environment. Provide support for teachers and staff in a variety of ways.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check.

New Bedford High School
230 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Ann Marie Gomes
Phone: 508-997-4511 ext.2054
Email: ccetenich@newbedfordschools.org

Services Needed: Tutors (all subjects), Clerical Work and Chefs for special meetings.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check. Some training required.

Normandin Middle School – Citizen Schools After-School Program
308 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Contact: Kelly Conron, Senior Manager of Civic Engagement
Office 617-695-2300 ext. 1165
Email: kellyconron@citizenschools.org
www.citizenschools.org

Services Needed: Teach your skills and share your passion with middle school students in your community. Volunteer once a week for approximately 12 weeks per semester and teach skills such as (but not limited to): cooking, architecture, web design, fitness, dance, marketing, media, debate, etc.
Prerequisites: CORI Background Check. Training and professional teaching support provided.
Comment: PAACA (Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction) runs the program at Normandin Middle School. Share what you know and love: Become a Citizen Teacher!

Our Sister's School
145 Brownell Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Tara Penny, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 508-994-1255
Email: tpenny@oursistersschool.org
Services Needed: Higher Education, Library, Research, Receptionist, and Tutors.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION & AGENCY PLACEMENTS

Arc of Greater Plymouth
10 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 208, Plymouth, MA 02360
Contact: Danielle Lawrence, Program Liaison
Phone: 508-732-9292 ext. 38
Email: deborahm@thearcofgp.com

Services Needed: Aides for clients; Workshops
Comments/Notes: Types of activities that you’ll be helping clients with are basketball, soccer, social skills classes, or any other hobbies that volunteers would like to share with the clients.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check, done in office. Some training required.

Arthritis Foundation New England Region
Contact: Elaine Mooney, Director of Development
29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 617-219-8236
Email: emooney@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org

Services Needed: Special event volunteers needed for Annual Arthritis Walk in October. Planning committee members, walkers, team captains, event day volunteers, face painters, and performers needed. Join us for a good cause masquerading as a good time at the Southeastern Mass. Arthritis Walk Halloween Bone Bash Event. Visit www.semassarthritiswalk.kintera.org for more information.
Comments/Notes: Volunteers Needed! We need your help!
Prerequisites: None.

Birthright
1 Oneida Street
398 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Ann Tremblay, Director
Phone: 508-996-6744

Services Needed: Receptionist, Clerical Work, Aides for Clients, Other
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check, training required.

City of New Bedford Department of Community Services/Community Education & Diversity
133 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Mali Lim, Human Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-961-3020
Fax: 508-991-6262
E-mail: mali.lim@newbedford-ma.gov

City of New Bedford Department of Community Services – Council on Aging/Senior Centers
181 Hillman Street, Bldg. 9, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Debra Lee, Council on Aging Director
Phone: 508-991-6251
Email: debra.lee@newbedford-ma.gov

Services Needed: Help with recreational or instructional activities that will keep seniors active and using their minds. Faculty or students who want to share special talents or interests should contact the Director to work out specifics for one-time, short-term, or ongoing instruction, depending on the topics.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check. Spanish or Portuguese language ability a plus but not required.

City of New Bedford Department of Community Services - Office of Human Services
133 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Mali Lim, Coordinator for Community Education
Phone: 508-961-3020
E-mail: mali.lim@newbedford-ma.gov

Services needed: Consumer Aid Program educators, mediators and clerical support; English as a Second Language teachers, tutors, and mentors; Early Literacy/Early Childhood education tutors and mentors.
Prerequisite: CORI background check. Spanish or Portuguese language ability a plus but not required.

City of New Bedford Parks Recreation & Beaches Department
181 Hillman Street, Bld. 3, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Mary S. Rapoza
Phone: 508-961-3015
Email: mary.rapoza@newbedford-ma.gov

Services Needed: Counselors/Mentors for Out of School time recreational programs, Administrative Assistant to work on specific projects
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check, interest in recreation and working with children

Coalition for Social Justice Ed. Fund
105 Williams Street, Suite 26, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Rachel Mulroy, Organizer
Phone: 508-718-9845
Email: mulroyr@gmail.com

Services Needed: Door to door and phone bank outreach. Other: Attending community meetings; meeting with legislators, doing door-to-door interviewing or canvassing (weather permitting).
Prerequisite: Interest in Social and Economic Justice for struggling working families. CORI Background Check.

Coalition for Buzzards Bay
114 Front Street, New Bedford, MA. 02740
Contact: Tony Williams
Phone: 508-999-6363 Ext. 203
Email: williams@savebuzzardsbay.org

Services Needed: Office Support (during summer and academic year): Help with mailings; staff the front desk. Baykeeper Support (Summer): Assist with pump-out service for boaters in Cuttyhunk. Coalition Outreach (Summer and Fall): Volunteers to disseminate information on our work and how local residents can help to save Buzzards Bay at several fairs and festivals each year. Storm Drain Stenciling: Stencil storm drains in your town with message “Don’t Dump, Drains to Bay.” Swim Buzzards Bay (July 19, 2008): Join “Swim Buzzards Bay” as a swimmer or as an event volunteer involved with everything including setting up the Swim Start and Finish Line. Watershed Ride (October 5, 2008): Help with scenic 75 mile bicycle ride fundraiser from Westport to Woods Hole performing tasks such as setting up Start and Finish lines, providing on the road support and water stops.
Comments/Notes: Newcomers can be paired with an experienced volunteer for the Coalition Outreach events (Summer and Fall).

Community Economic Development Center (CEDC)
1285 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA. 02746
Contact: Corinn Williams, Executive Director
Phone: 508-979-4684
Email: CorinnCEDC@gmail.com

Services Needed: Receptionist, Workshops: computer literacy classes, ESOL Classes, Other (see comments)
Comments/Notes: tutors (English to Spanish), Tax Preparation- (VITA Program)

Dartmouth YMCA – Sharing the Harvest Program
276 Gulf Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748
Contact: Dan King, Sharing the Harvest Project Coordinator
Phone: 508-993-3361
Email: harvestfarmer@ymcasouthcoast.org

Services Needed: Volunteer groups and individual volunteers of all ages are needed to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables on 1 ½ acres from March through October. The tasks needed depend on the time of season. In general, during spring the focus is on preparing the beds, seeding, transplanting, and early season cultivation. Vegetables are harvested in July, August, and September. The fresh produce grown will be donated to hunger relief agencies on the Southcoast.

Dartmouth Youth Commission
Town Hall, 400 Slocum Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747
Contact: Kevin Lee, Youth Advocate
Phone: 508-910-1855
Email: dartmouthyouth@gmail.com
www.dartmouthyouth.com

Services Needed: Clerical work; online newsletter editing; assist with children’s and teen support group.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check and Training.

Fairhaven Animal Control
200 Bridge St., Fairhaven, MA 02719
Contact: Cat L. Mindlin, Animal Control Officer
Phone: 508-979-4028
Email: CorinnCEDC@gmail.com

Services Needed: Clean and care for shelter and animals inside. Also, meet and assist public.
Prerequisite: Application and CORI background check.

Fellowship Health Resources, Inc., Regional Office
552 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02739
Contact: Kimberly Mello, Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Director
Phone: 508-994-5264
Email: kmello@fellowshiphr.org

Services Needed: Receptionist, Clerical, Mentors, Aides for clients
Comments/Notes: Mentors: Socialization in recreation activities (e.g., bowling, shopping, walks, and fishing). Aides for clients: Assist with meal preparation, grocery shopping, etc. (BCC students are not allowed to transport clients).
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check; CPR, First Aid training.

Horizons for Homeless Children
25 Wareham Street, Middleboro, MA 02346
Contact: Meghan Schafer, Playspace Program Director
Phone: 508-510-3250
Email: mschafer@horizonschildren.org

Services Needed: Students will be placed in local family homeless shelters to provide quality play interactions with children 0-6. The commitment is 2 hours per week, same day and time each week, for a minimum of 6 months.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check. A five- hour training session is required that can be completed two weekday evenings or one Saturday. Upcoming training dates listed at www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org. Experience working with children 0-6. Two references, one of which must have seen you work with children.

Junior Achievement (JA) of Southern Massachusetts, Inc.
227 Union Street, Suite 703, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Patricia Grundy, Programs Coordinator
Phone: (508) 997-6536
Email: patricia.grundy@ja.org
http://southernmass.ja.org

Services Needed: We are looking for individuals to help teach local students, grades K – 12, important financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills, JA classroom volunteers teach our activities-based curriculum for 5-7 weeks, about 1 hour per week. JA will provide all the training, materials and support you need!
Comments/Notes: a 5-7 week commitment with pre-made curriculum about Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship Prerequisite: CORI background check and a 1-hour training session. No teaching experience necessary.

Lifestream
888 Purchase Street, 3rd Floor, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Paul Correia, Senior Vice President
Phone: 508-991-4503 Ext. 18
Email: pcorreia@lifestreaminc.com

Services Needed: Receptionist, Clerical work, Aides for clients in computer lab.
Comments/Notes: Exposure to human service staff assisting disadvantaged people with jobs training and finding jobs.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check and Training.

May Institute/Heritage House
9 South Sixth Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Mary Carvalho, Vocational Coordinator
Phone: 508-984-4300
Email: mcarvalho@mayinstitute.org

Services Needed: Mentors, Workshop see notes
Comments/Notes: Volunteers are needed to assist with our Vocational Program, assisting our participants with building resumes, navigating the web for employment opportunities, filling-out on-line application, letter writing, interview skills.
Other: (see comments)
Comments/Notes: the May Institute provides community support and social opportunities for adults with behavioral health needs through our clubhouse programs. Clubhouse offers the opportunity to participate in meaningful work and pursue education and employment. Heritage House is a clubhouse program in New Bedford that provides these services for local men and women. More information can be found at www.mayinstitute.org
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check; Human Services and/or Business Courses

Mercy Meals and More
634 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Rev. Russ Chamberlain, Director of Program Development
Phone: 508-728-1489
Email: Rev.Russ141JC@gmail.com

Services Needed: Help with preparing and/or serving breakfast to guests on Mondays through Saturdays between 5:45 am until 8:45 am. Needed services include: cleaning up and putting away materials used for meal; setting up and taking down clothing display; organizing donated books; helping to organize drives to collect clothing, books, and non-perishable food items; and assisting with marketing activities. Comments/Notes: Volunteers may eat breakfast with the guests.
Prerequisite: None.

My Turn GED Program
5 Dover Street, Suite 102, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Carolyn Spivak, Instructor and Regional Director
Phone: 508-580-2659 ex. 204
Email: cspivak@my-turn.org

Services Needed: Classroom Aid to perform the following tasks: Assist with achievement of individual success plans with each student which recognizes strengths and weakness, academic ability, and which culminates with taking the GED exam and instruction on all academic areas, focused on readying students for the GED exam; Provide one on one instruction with youth who may need extra assistance and or youth preparing to test; Provide regular communication with the MY TURN Case Manager and GED Instructor on student progress and other issues; Assist with assessments to document student progress; Provide regular reports on student progress to MY TURN GED Instructor; and, As part of the OUT-of-School Youth Team, provide regular and creative input for continuous program improvement.
Prerequisites: Minimum 1 year college experience and working towards or have achieved a Bachelor’s Degree; One Year experience working with disadvantaged multi-cultural youth; A sense of humor; CORI/SORI Background Check; Orientation and training provided.

New Bedford Police Department, Domestic Violence Unit
871 Rockdale Avenue New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Sgt. Matthew Raynor
Phone: 508-991-6300 x346
Services Needed: Receptionist, clerical work, aide with restraining order paperwork at court for clients.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
33 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Emily Prigot
Phone: (508) 996-4095 x6105
Email: emily_prigot@nps.gov

Services Needed: Seeking assistants for Whales, Tales & Sails, a weekly (Friday morning) story hour for children ages 0-5. Candidates will assist with moving tables and chairs, creating simple hands-on, theme-related crafts for toddlers, greeting and interacting with parents, caregivers and children, and help with cleanup of area.
Prerequisite: Preference for candidates with experience and/or education in early childhood, child development, or psychology, camp experience, etc.

Operation Clean Sweep
167 Townsend Street, New Bedford, MA 02746
Contact: Lynn A. Coish
E-mail: lacoishnb1@aol.com
Phone: 508-990-3250

Services Needed: (see comments)
Comments/Notes: Flyer distribution, Education, Communications, Neighborhood cleanups, Advocacy, Outreach

Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction (PAACA)
360 Coggeshall Street, New Bedford, MA 02746
Contact: Brenda Souza, LADCI, CAC, Clinical Director
Phone: 508-997-9051
Email: b.souza@paaca.org

Services Needed: Other (see comments)
Comments/Notes: Human Services - Internships; Intake Specialist; Case Management.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check.

Project Independence
250 Elm Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Karen Macieutewicz, Executive Director
Phone: 508-997-1441
Email: Karen@piadhc.org

Services Needed: Aides for clients, Other (see comments)
Comments/Notes: Aides: Art Projects or Music Projects. Other needs: Computer lessons for seniors/adults with disabilities; spending time assisting seniors and individuals with limitations during the day.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check

RAW Haiti
PO Box 3359, Westport, MA 02790
Contact: Corey Gifford, President
Phone: 774-526-8323
Email: coreygifford1@gmail.com

Services Needed: Graphic Design: This position would require some graphic design experience, but could also be a student that is looking to add to their portfolio. Designing several promotional fliers will be the focus of this position. This position can range from 10-200+ hours of service, depending on what the student wants.
Photography and Editing: This position would require previous experience with correcting (color/brightness/cropping) digital photos. Graphic design experience is a plus, but not a requirement. This position can range from 10-200+ hours of service, depending on what the student wants.
We also need people for videography and administrative assistant positions.
Please check out our site at www.rawhaiti.org for further information about our organization and programs working with children in Haiti and the United States.
Prerequisite: Some graphic design experience

Samaritan of Fall River/New Bedford
P.O. Box 333 Westport, MA
Contact: Del Ferus
Phone: 508-673-3777
E-mail: samsfrnb@aol.com
www.samaritans-fallriver.org
Services Needed: Volunteers needed

SEMAP Southeastern MA Agricultural Partnership
1 State Bog Road
PO Box 569, East Wareham, MA 02538
Contact: Sarah Cogswell, Buy Local Coordinator
Phone: 508-542-0434
www.semaponline.org

Services Needed: Workshop; local food/farm events! Other (see comments)
Comments/Notes: writers interested in local food and agriculture; organizers for workshops/small events related to local farms and food; people interested in promotional marketing of local products
Prerequisite: Car, basic computer skills, LOVE of FOOD!!

Seven Hills Behavioral Health
32R Gifford Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Rebecca Janes, Clinician, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Phone: 508-999-3147 x213

Services Needed: Help with co-facilitating recovery & expressive group therapy.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check and training required.

Sharing the Harvest
Dartmouth YMCA
276 Gulf Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748
Contact: Dan King, Sharing the Harvest Project Coordinator
Phone: 508-993-3361
Email: harvestfarmer@ymcasouthcoast.org

Services Needed: Volunteer groups and individual volunteers of all ages are needed to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables on 1-½ acres from March through October. The tasks needed depend on the time of season. In general, during spring the focus is on preparing the beds, seeding, transplanting, and early season cultivation. Vegetables are harvested in July, August, and September. The fresh produce grown will be donated to hunger relief agencies on the Southcoast.

SouthCoast Energy Challenge
63 Union Street, New Bedford MA 02740
Contact: Diana Painter, Community Organizing Manager
Phone: (508) 455-5942
Email: diana.challenge@gmail.com

Services Needed: Clerical work. Community engagement through canvassing and tabling at events, to spread awareness and increase participation in the programs. Public speaking is also required.
Prerequisite: Must have excellent social skills, valid driver’s license and transportation, and laptop. Must be over 17 years of age.

SouthCoast Mentoring Initiative for Learning, Education, and Service (SMILES)
A program of People, Incorporated
4 South Main Street, Fall River, MA 02721
By appointment only: One Sovereign Place, New Bedford, MA 02741
Contact: Katie Fuson, Director of Community, Child & Family Program Services
Email: kfuson@peopleinc-fr.org
Phone: 774-627-2436
Fax: 508-679-6211, Attn: SMILES
www.peopleinc-fr.org
www.facebook.com/smilesmentoring

Services Needed: Smiles offers people an opportunity to mentor a child one-on-one in a supervised setting for one hour each week. Programs are school-based and take place before, during, and afterschool.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check and training required.

SouthCoast COMPEER
285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Contact: Sister Joseph Marie Levesque, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 508-999-8843
Email: jlevesque@umassd.edu

Services Needed: Mentors
Comments/Notes: Mentors: to be a compeer (friend, peer, and mentor) to people with mental illness. Aides for clients for social activities. Prerequisite: CORI Background Check. Training scheduled at convenience of volunteer.

The Ocean Explorium
174 Union Street, New Bedford, MA 02741
Contact: Andrew Rocha
Phone: 508-994-5400
Email: arocha@oceanexplorium.org

Services Needed: Receptionist, Clerical work, Mentors (sponsoring younger volunteers)
Prerequisite: Some training required.

The Trustees of Reservations
1100 Main Road, Westport, MA 02790
Contact: Linton Harrington, Outreach and Education Coordinator
Phone: 508-636-4393 ext. 11

Services Needed: Environmental Research and monitoring, trail maintenance, community garden volunteer, and nature walk leaders
Prerequisite: None.

Third Eye Unlimited
28 Union Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Jennifer Debarros, Executive Director
Phone: 508-910-2260
Email: Jennifer.3rdeye@gmail.com

Services Needed: Mentors. Other needs: Attending community performances, doing promotional work, working with video production, and mentoring youth to work on their particular creations.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check

TLC Play and Learn Campus, Inc.
16 Temple Place, Fairhaven, MA 02719
Contact: Barbara Mills, Director/Administrator
Phone: 508-994-3826
Email: TLC.PLC@comcast.net

Services Needed: Mentors
Comments/Notes: Mentors: to help children with homework, games, computers, art & crafts, etc.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check. Some training required.

Training Resources of America
60 Spring Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Meredith Keane, Mentor Specialist
Phone: (508) 984-7419

Email: mkeane@tra-inc.org
Services Needed: Mentors needed to befriend pregnant or teen moms, who are currently enrolled with TRA for services including getting their GED. Mentoring is for 4 hours per month, one hour per week, and will greatly benefit these teens.
Prerequisite: CORI Background check.

Women’s Center
405 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Rebecca Arruda, Education/Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 508-996-3343 Ext. 13
Email: rarruda@thewomencentersc.com

Services Needed: Receptionist, clerical. Mentor to help children with homework. Assist with educational workshops on domestic violence and sexual assault.
Prerequisite: CORI Background Check. Training required for some services. Application and interview.