Volunteering with REACH is a rewarding and enriching experience. Our goal at REACH is to meet the needs of survivors in the MetroWest region through staff and volunteer service. We offer challenging opportunities for volunteers to grow and become part of the movement to end domestic violence. Without our dedicated volunteers, REACH would not be able to do all of the work we do. In one year, we serve over 6,000 individuals through our direct service and prevention programs and also answer around 2,000 hotline calls. Volunteers contribute over 5,000 hours to these efforts.
REACH is currently accepting applications for new volunteers in the following roles to join the REACH Winter Training Series beginning January 21:
- Childcare Volunteers: As we support adult survivors, we also support their families. Childcare Services volunteers provide care for children whose parents attend our weekly support groups. Childcare takes place on site at our office while adults attend group, and volunteers assist in play and mentoring. Morning and evening hours are available. Bilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Moving Crew: Do you want to help survivors increase their independence? Do you enjoy a bit of manual labor? REACH is creating a team of folks to assist survivors with moving. Tasks for this position may vary, but typically include working in small teams to carry items such as chairs, tables, couches, or boxes. We might ask you to help a survivor move into or out of housing, or accompany survivors at furniture banks to obtain furniture. This position requires day time availability.
- Shelter House Maintenance: Do you want to volunteer your time and talents, but prefer to be behind the scenes? House Maintenance Volunteers are based at our shelter, and help us provide a welcoming environment for shelter guests. Tasks for this position vary and include assistance with landscaping, picking up orders from the Greater Boston Food Bank, picking up and sorting donations, as well maintaining the cleanliness of the shelter. Volunteers may choose to volunteer in specific roles, or float between several. Though this role is not necessarily direct service oriented, many volunteers build relationships with survivors while tackling tasks together. For this reason, house maintenance volunteers must attend a minimum of 25 hours of training prior to beginning their service.
- Reception Volunteers: Reception volunteers create a welcoming environment for survivors visiting our community office. Tasks for this position vary, and typically include greeting individuals arriving at our office, answering our phones, assisting with administrative tasks, and occasional childcare when needed. This role is based at our Main Office in Waltham. Bilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer team, please download our application here. You may also call to request our application packet at 781.891.0724 x 124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.