News | February 1

Check out our SPRING THINGS volunteer opportunities

Life Science Cares’ Spring Things

This spring, consider sharing some of your heart, hands, mind or stuff with our nonprofit partner organizations. Check out the volunteer opportunities below and let us know how you’d like to give back!

Sign up for any of these or learn more by emailing info@lifesciencecares.org.

 

Hearts

Empowering the Next Generation Women’s Event

Bottom Line is looking for women leaders to share their career path and answer questions from the extremely talented young women they work with to get into and through college. TBD, evening (Boston)

Mentor a Year Up Young Professional
Each Year Up student is matched with a mentor to provide additional support and professional guidance as they undertake 6 months of training and 6 months of internship. Mentors act as a third party sounding board and help keep students on track. (Commitment: one year, meetings once a month, usually at lunch time downtown, and phone/email conversations once a week.) Ongoing (Boston)

 

Hands

*More Than Words Warehouse/Bookstore Shift
Work alongside MTW youth to process, scan and distribute inventory in their social enterprise bookstore. Tuesday, March 13th, 11 am-1 pm, More Than Words (Waltham)

*Food Production at Pine Street Inn
Prepare food in PSI’s industrial kitchen that prepares more than 2,500 meals daily, working alongside staff and participants in Pine Street’s job training program. Volunteering includes a tour. Tuesday, March 20th, 9 am-1 pm, Pine Street Inn (Boston)

*Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference Registration
BSCP welcomes 1,000+ students to their biennial conference, and all of those students show up to register at once. Pitch in by checking students in and directing them to their first sessions. Saturday, April 7th, 6:45-9:45 am, Westin Copley (Boston)

Cradles to Crayons Warehouse Shift
Volunteers sort through and organize donations in Cradles to Crayons’ Giving Factory, then package “orders” received from families and children in need. Saturday, April 21st, 10 am-12 pm, Cradles to Crayons (Brighton)

*Family Meals Food Prep
The Family Meals program repurposes prepared foods into single-serving frozen meals for people with limited access to kitchens. Volunteers prepare and re-package donated food into heat-and-eat meals for families sheltered in hotels, families with young children and community college students struggling to make ends meet. Every Mon, Tues, Wed, 8:45 am- 12:30 pm, Christ Church (Cambridge)

 

Minds

*The Possible Project Business Expo
Student venture teams display their prototypes and look for investment (at no cost to you!). From brainstorming a business idea to creating a lean business model and prototype, our young entrepreneurs are ready to show off what they have created. Engage with these wonderful students at the event and provide helpful feedback in order to help them continue to improve on their ideas. – Wednesday, March 14th, 5-7 pm, Madison Park High School (Boston)

*The Possible Project Pitch Panel
Upper level Students have been in the program now for three terms, have started their business, and will be pitching their business in front of an audience. Panelists will listen to venture teams present on a variety of business topics, ask Qs and provide feedback. Monday, April 2nd, 5-7 pm, Madison Park High School (Boston)

*Mock Interview Day
IINE supports refugees and immigrants in resettlement, education, cultural orientation and job training programs. Volunteers “interview” students in the English for Employment program and help them practice their interviewing skills. Tuesday, April 10th, 6-9 pm, IINE (Boston)

*The Possible Project Idea Pitch Panel
Panelists will listen to new student businesses pitches, ask questions, provide feedback, and suggest concrete next steps for their proposed ideas. Each business can earn an investment from TPP, which they can use to develop their prototype or launch their business, Thursday, May 3rd, 5-7 pm, –Madison Park High School (Boston)

Guest Lecturers (Biology/Chemistry) for Biomedical Careers Program—
Share your career path and job experiences with Just-A-Start Biomedical Careers students in the Biomedical Careers Program. Many JAS graduates will enter the industry in manufacturing or quality roles, so professionals with that experience are preferred. Ongoing, Feb-May

STEM Tutors for Breakthrough Greater Boston
Breakthrough provides tutoring for their middle and high school students to help them stay on track. We are specifically looking for tutors that can help with science and math at the middle school and high school level. Ongoing, flexiblevarious locations (Boston)

Stuff

Host a drive.
Life Science Cares organizes regular industry-wide drives for the “stuff” our partners need to do their work. We manage all the logistics, you just drum up participation at your company or office!

Host a company visit.
Many of our partners incorporate company visits into their education or training programs. Would your organization like to host a group? Let us know and we can make the right match for your schedule and type of experience you can offer.

 

*These programs are great for small company teams. Let us know if you have a small group interested! Larger group opportunities can be coordinated with some lead time. Reach out for details.

Sign up for any of these or learn more by emailing info@lifesciencecares.org.

COMPLETE
*Dinner Service at CASPAR Shelter
Plan, prep, cook and serve dinner to the shelter’s 120 guests. Friday, February 23, 2:15-6:15 pm,CASPAR (Cambridge)

*Citizen Schools 6 Degrees Networking
Students in Citizen School’s 8th Grade Academy are learning to navigate career pathways and become masters at networking. At the 6 Degrees Event, students have to “work the room” and volunteers help by having conversations on their jobs, companies and career paths. Friday, March 2nd, 2-4 pm Chelsea High School (Chelsea)