You’ve come to the right place if you love to give back and are looking for future volunteer opportunities!
We at Kingston REM have a wide range of ways for you to get involved in our local community. As part of the Coolidge Corner Cleanup, you can help lessen pollution by clearing trash around the neighborhood and planting gorgeous greenery.
If you’d rather work with people, The Brookline Food Pantry operates four days a week, at a variety of locations and times. Here, they ensure “that none of our Brookline neighbors goes to bed hungry.” So many families are relying on these programs to provide. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the Brookline Food Pantry has:
- Served 650-700 families weekly (four times more than pre-Covid)
- Spent $94,000 on food alone for April-June 2020
- Set up a new service to deliver food to more than 130 elderly or homebound clients each week, in addition to the 650 coming in person.
In addition to their weekly operations, The Brookline Food Pantry has started Brookline Thrives, a program that works in partnership with the Public Schools of Brookline and Brookline Food Services. Thrives fills the gap where school meals end, providing breakfast and lunch for the weekend so students are better prepared to learn when they return to school on Monday. Unlike school meals, Thrives does not receive federal reimbursement for meals. Thrives is 100% funded through grants and donations to the Brookline Food Pantry.
If you’re interested in participating and are ready to get out there and help, fill out an application and get started! Working as a volunteer is a great way to meet new people, learn valuable skills, and get involved with your community.
You can find out more about Brookline’s volunteer opportunities here:
Fill out an application to help with public parks, and more, here.
And get to/participate in The Brookline Food Pantries efforts here!