Volunteers play an integral role at Beverly Bootstraps, and we depend on them to be able to provide the important programs we offer. There are both ongoing and project-oriented volunteer opportunities in the following programs: Education, Youth and Family, Food Assistance, Thrift Shop and Administration.
The following volunteer opportunities are currently available.
– ESOL Program: Tutoring and teaching support
– Food Pantry Fill In; Flexible schedule
– Food Rescue: Picking up food from 3-5 local grocery store
– Organizing donations, stocking racks, assisting shoppers; Flexible Hours
Should you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by clicking the button below or calling 978-927-1561.
We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities. Please review the opportunities below and contact us if you would like to be a part of our mission. CORI background checks are run on all applicants 17 or older.
Volunteers are needed to assist with our tax program. Tax Preparers assist individuals and families with preparing their tax returns. Intake Specialists welcome clients and check to make sure they have the correct paperwork.
Beverly Bootstraps has always been committed to feeding people in the community who need food assistance. Volunteers work with staff to provide support in preparation of food during days of operation.
The constant flow of donations makes the Thrift Shop a busy and exciting place to volunteer. In this position you will help tag and hang clothing before it is put out on the sales floor.
Build Snack Bags
Are you looking for ways to have your children or your group give back? If so, your family or group can volunteer to purchase and prepare snack bags at your home or office, then deliver them here and we’ll get them to children right here in your own community.
Host a Drive
Food, clothing, thrift or fund drives are a great way to help Beverly Bootstraps and have fun!
Seasonal Group Opportunities
We have various opportunities for groups to volunteer with our seasonal programs, such as Thanksgiving Food distribution, Winter Wishes Holiday Gifts, and our Back-to-School Backpack program.
The Beverly Community embraces those in need of a meal by providing a free dinner every night of the week. We support the local churches and groups hosting the meals by providing the food and volunteers to help prepare and serve it for several of the nightly dinners.
Volunteers assist in our High School Equivalency Program (formerly known as GED) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. Volunteers tutor students providing a positive and supportive environment in which the student can reach their full potential. The ideal volunteer will be flexible and patient while working with students to give one-to-one or small-group instruction.
Community Service Hours
There are many ways to give back to your community through Beverly Bootstraps and earn Community Service Hours. Limited onsite opportunities are available. However, there are other options available throughout the year. We encourage you to email our Volunteer Supervisor about open positions as they can change as needs arise.
- Opportunities in our Thrift Shop are available for youths ages 16+ to volunteer independently, or middle school-aged children with one adult per child at each shift.
- Shifts are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
- A minimum commitment of 20 hours is required.
To get involved, contact Volunteer Supervisor >>
OPPORTUNITIES FROM HOME
- HOST A DRIVE – Hosting a Food, Thrift Shop, or Fund Drive for Beverly Bootstraps is a fun, engaging way to earn Community Service Hours. Drives typically take 10 hours and can be done anytime. Scroll down to read about the different drive options.
- BUILD SNACK BAGS – Purchasing and building snack bags is a unique way to give back to children in need in our service area. Building snack bags typically takes 2-3 hours. Download our Snack Bag Flyer >>
Host a Food Drive
Food drives are easy to organize and are a great way to pull a company, congregation, school group, Girl Scout, Boy Scout or any group together to help make a difference in our community.
Planning a food drive? Please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Click here for our Food Drive poster for your event.
Host a Thrift Drive
Host a Thrift Shop drive to benefit Beverly Bootstraps. Good, quality donations are essential to the fundraising efforts of the Thrift Shop, with 100% of net profits going towards the important programs and services offered by Beverly Bootstraps to your neighbors in need. By hosting a Thrift Shop drive, your donations of clothes, housewares, jewelry, etc. have a direct impact on our mission.
Not only does the Thrift Shop provide low-cost clothing and housewares to those in need in our community, but it is also open to every member of our community to enjoy a good bargain. Click here for our Thrift Shop Drive poster for your event.
Winter Wishes Holiday Gifts (formerly Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gifts)
Winter Wishes Holiday Gifts is a program where generous donors are matched with a family who needs assistance providing holiday gifts for their children.
Back-To-School Backpack Program
The Back-To-School Backpack program has been supplying backpacks filled with school supplies to low-income children since 2001. The goal of this initiative is to help children start the school year off right with the supplies they need to achieve academic success.
In FY21, our volunteers worked over 5,895 hours valued at over $206,150! We couldn’t do it without you!