At Hyde Square Task Force, we could not do our work without the help of our amazing volunteers. If you are interested in joining the HSTF team as a volunteer, please submit an online application. All details listed below are subject to change. Volunteers are contacted within one week to schedule a phone interview and determine if there is a fit. If you have questions about volunteer opportunities at HSTF, just ask! Contact Joel Mora, Education Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 524-8303 x313.
Long-term Volunteer Opportunities:
Mentors will expose youth in grades 8-12 to a wide variety of college and career opportunities through hands-on workshops and activities. Mentors will also provide academic support through tutoring as well as developing a relationship with young people that will impact their lives positively. Some mentors will be matched 1:1 with a young person while others will be in a group mentoring set-up. Mentors working with high school seniors will be matched 1-1 to support them through the entire college application process. This can include researching college or other postsecondary programs, completing the common application, drafting essays, applying for scholarships, and more.
Time Commitment: Vary by grade levels:
- 8th grade: Tuesdays, 4:30pm to 5:30pm; October through April; Group mentoring set-up.
- 9th grade: Wednesdays, 6pm to 8pm; October through April; Group mentoring set-up.
- 10th grade: Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm; October through April; Group & 1-1 mentoring set-up.
- 11th grade: Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm; October through April; 1-1 mentoring set-up.
- 12th grade: Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm; September through May; 1-1 mentoring set-up.
Tutors (all subjects)
Even though tutoring is linked with mentoring, there are specific opportunities to provide just tutoring. Tutoring is offered in all academic subjects including Math, Science, English, History, and Foreign Languages and for all youth in HSTF. Tutoring sessions typically focus on the youth’s current school work. Tutors and youth are matched according to youth need, the volunteer’s interests, and schedule. Once a youth is settled in with a specific tutor, then the tutor can schedule specific days and times to meet with the youth.
- Mondays: 2:30pm-5pm.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 2:30pm-4pm and/or 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Reception Desk Volunteers
Reception desk volunteers greet all who enter the building, ensure that sign-in procedures are followed, direct visitors to the appropriate locations, answer phone calls, and assist with other administrative tasks as needed.
Time Commitment: Reception desk volunteers needed Monday – Thursday from 2:30 – 8:00 pm, and Friday from 2:30 – 6:00 pm.
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
Guest College and Careers Facilitators: Volunteers facilitate an activity or workshop about their education or career path. Activities should be interactive, fun, and last no more than 2 hours. The same activity would be done twice per Saturday (once at 10:00 am and again at 12:30 pm). Time commitment is one Saturday from 10:00am to 2:30pm.
Event Volunteers: Assist with various Hyde Square Task Force events throughout the year. Responsibilities may include distributing flyers in the neighborhood, set up, clean up, serving as a greeter, making phone calls, and more. Time commitment varies based on event schedule and season
Administrative and Fundraising Volunteers: Filing, copying, conducting inventory, updating donor database, mailing, or completing data entry. Scheduling and time commitment vary as needed.
Theatre Programs Volunteers: Volunteers, particularly with a background in Latino/a theatre, are invited to facilitate specialized theater workshops for high school youth. Program takes place weekday afternoons and evenings. Contact us for further information about time commitment.
Dance Programs Volunteers: Volunteers are invited to teach specialized workshops in any genre of dance, with a preference for Afro-Latin dance, or workshops that may be helpful to rising dancers such as performing tips, musicality, body movement, or styling in Afro-Latin dance. Program takes place weekday afternoons and evenings. Contact us for further information about time commitment.
Community Organizing Volunteers: Volunteers would help youth organizers conduct research for campaigns and assist the youth in practicing public speaking. Time commitment is as needed. Contact us for further information.
General Arts Work Call Volunteers: Tasks may include cleaning, set preparation, preparing costumes and props, storage and general building organization. Time commitment is as needed. Contact us for further information.