Volunteer

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 Rachel Kirk, our Volunteer Engagement Program VISTA, at rachel@hydesquare.org  or (617) 524-8303 x343.


Internships:

The Communications Intern will play a critical role in supporting the implementation of various communications strategies at Hyde Square Task Force. The intern’s primary role will be to plan and implement the organization’s social media strategy, in collaboration with staff and in alignment with the organization’s mission and communications goals. For full details on how to apply, click the following link: Communications Internship Posting


Long-term Volunteer Opportunities:

College Bound Mentoring Program (CBMP) Mentors
Mentors work 1:1 with a high school senior 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: Weekly, Either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, August through May

 

College Exploration Mentoring Program (CEMP) Mentors
CEMP exposes youth in 9th-11th grade to a wide variety of college and career opportunities through hands-on workshops and activities. Mentors are matched 1:1 with a youth and pairs participate in activities together. There are also small and large group activities, with each session a little different from the last.

Time Commitment: Every Saturday from either 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, late September through early May

 

Tutors (all subjects)
Tutoring is offered in all academic subjects including math, science, English, history, and foreign languages and for students ages 8 – 18. Tutoring sessions typically focus on the student’s current school work. Tutors and students are matched according to student need, the volunteer’s interests, and schedule.

Time Commitment: Once a week for 2 hours (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) – September through June (with possibility for summer hours depending on need/availability)

    2:30 pm-4:00 pm Drop in Tutoring

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm Tutoring Appointments

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm Tutoring Appointments

 

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, Friday from 2:30 – 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


One Time 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.

Theater Programs Volunteers: Volunteers, particularly with a background in Latino/a theater, 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.