Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Taunton Area Community Partners




Adcare Criminal Justice Services

4 Court Street, Suite 110, Taunton, MA 02780

Contact: Lisa Talbot, VP Operations

Phone: 617-842-2265


Services Needed: Clerical, Mentors, Workshops.

Comments/Notes: ACJS is a for-profit company, an affiliate of the AdCare system, which supplies services for non-profit criminal justice programs in counties within the BCC service area. ACJS is the portion of the company that provides substance abuse treatment, life skills, educational and various clinical programs to the sentenced offender population in county-based houses of corrections and day-reporting community corrections centers. The Service-Learning potential in these non-profit criminal justice programs is rich and diverse and could encompass many areas (Clerical/Administrative; Life Skills Education: Problem Solving, Basic Computer Skills, etc.). ACJS is a contractual vendor to the supervising criminal justice agency and would, on its behalf and with its authorization, oversee the work of service-learning students who met security clearance requirements and who would participate in ongoing, on-site group supervision. The positions in these non-profit criminal justice agencies offer ideal settings for both criminal justice and human service/psychology students.

Prerequisite: Security clearance required.


Alzheimer's Association

473 South Street, West #13, Raynham, MA 02767

Contact: Pam McCormick, Regional Manager

Phone: 508-880-0055


Services Needed: Memory Walk Outreach event to be held September 23, 2012.  The following positions are available: Regional Leader Training; Chair and Committee members needed for the following committees: Sponsorship, Team, Recruitment and Retention, Entertainment; Marketing and Outreach, Food and Beverage, Logistics/Route, Prize, and Registration.

Prerequisite: CORI Background Check and training.


Associates for Human Service (AHS), Inc.

68 Allison Avenue, Taunton, MA 02720

Contact: Barbara Laferrier, Human Resources Manager

Phone: 508-880-0202, ext. 322


Contact: Ann Doyle, Residential Director

Phone: 508-880-0202, ext. 330


Services Needed: Receptionist, Clerical Work; Mentors, Aids for Clients; Workshops.

Prerequisite: CORI Background Check.


Boy & Girls Club of Taunton

31 Court Street, Taunton, MA 02780

Contact: Melanie DeCosta, Social Worker

Phone: 508-824-4341, ext. 107


Services Needed: Mentors

Prerequisite: CORI Background Check.


Community Care Services - Taunton

70 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780

Contact: Heather DePalma, Director of Volunteer Services

Phone: 508-821-7777 ext. 451


Services Needed: Clerical, Mentors, Workshops

Comments/Notes: Mentors: Middle School or High School Students; Workshops: Yoga, Nutrition, Resume Writing, and Exercise.

Prerequisite: CORI Background Check.



30 Luscomb Road, Taunton, MA 02780

Contact: Bob Tracy, Director

Phone: 508-822-2903

Services Needed: Mentors

Comments/Notes: Mentors to spend a few hours a month in leisure time with one of the young male residents.

Prerequisite: CORI Background Check.


Forever Warm

32 Thomas Street, Middleboro, MA 02346

Contact: Katelyn Eagan, Director of MA Chapter

Phone: 774-226-6056


Services Needed: Other

Comments/Notes: Assist in collecting yarn and other materials to make and donate blankets to local hospitals.  Also, be a face for Forever Warm in recruiting people to help out for such a good cause. 

Prerequisite: None.


Girls Incorporated of Taunton

131 Arlington Street, Taunton, MA 02780

Contact: Alexandra Downing, Executive Director

Phone: 508-824-9511


Services Needed: Clerical Work, Mentors, Tutors

Prerequisite: CORI Background Check; SORI Sexual Offender Record Information; Training required.


Girl Scout Council Southeastern Massachusetts

111 East Grove Street, Middleboro, MA 02746

Contact: Wendy Garf-Lipp, Program Director

Phone: 800-242-0925, ext. 31


Services Needed: College students needed to assist facilitators with Girl Scout FaB Factor programs in New Bedford.  Programs meet once a week but volunteers are not obligated to come every week.

Prerequisite: CORI Background Check; training required.


Contact: Aleshia Ellington, Americorps Vista for Community Engagement

Phone: 774-766-6952


Services Needed: Mentors, Workshops

Comments/Notes: Mentors needed for all kinds of informal educational programs. Workshops include: art, music, theater, community service, informal education, outdoor, environmental, program development, interest groups, chaperones for outdoor activities.

Prerequisite: CORI Background Check; Minimal training required.


Horizons for Homeless Children

25 Wareham Street, Middleboro, MA 02346

Contact:  Meghan Schafer, Playspace Program Director

Phone: 508-510-3250


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  Experience working with children 0-6.  Two references, one of which must have seen you work with children. 


Samaritan House - Catholic Social Services

59 Ingell Street, Taunton, MA 02780

Contact: Benny Carreiro, Director of Shelter Operations

Phone: 508-824-6497


Services Needed: Please contact Benny for current needs

Prerequisite: None.


Triumph, Inc. Early Head Start/Head Start Program

100 Gordon Owen Riverway, Taunton, MA 02780

Contact: Stacey Guertin, Family & Community Engagement Manager

Phone: 508-822-5388 x108

Services Needed: Classroom environment support, health & nutrition services support, social services support.

Prerequisite: CORI Background Check and training.


Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

PO Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718

Contact: Sandy Marcal, President

Phone:  508-560-2153

Services Needed: Clerical Work, preparation for various fundraising events.

Prerequisite: None.