Volunteers play a critical role in the development, design and implementation of many Kennedy Center program services. There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities from reading to the children in one of our classrooms, calling bingo at the Senior Day Center, providing companionship to elder shut-ins, teaching computer classes at our computer lab, through serving on the Board of Directors.
Parents are encouraged to join one of the education committees, volunteer in a classrooms, chaperon field trips, and help the agency raise needed funds to support educational and other services.
Every December a substantial number of families, individuals, civic organizations and local businesses donate to two annual events, the Flea Market and Holiday Gift Drive. Over the past few years the Holiday Gift Drive has provided toys, clothes, gift cards, sports equipment and more to over 400 children from low income families. The Flea Market provides our neighbors with limited incomes to purchase inexpensive gently used household items, toys, clothes, and electronics which stretches their purchasing power during the holiday season.
We encourage local business leaders to send their staff to volunteer action events, sponsor program services and fund raising events and share their thoughts on how we can better serve the community.
The Kennedy Center is always eager to expand its range of services and welcomes volunteers’ ideas for new and innovative activities. Volunteering at the Kennedy Center has proven to be a rewarding experience for many people and is a great way to meet your neighbors and share your knowledge. Please contact us to discuss how we can work together to improve the quality of live in Charlestown.
To explore your volunteer options or share your thoughts about how the Kennedy Center can better serve the community please contact our Director of Program Development and Capacity, at 617-241-8866 EXT.1352 or CGalvin@KennedyCenter.org.