Mother’s Day Drive

Join Life Science Cares in honoring Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week by collecting underwear and   diapers for women and children in need. We will provide specifications around what to collect, pick up and deliver your donations to our partners.

Here are some helpful links to get you started!

Women’s durable, cotton underwear, sizes 7 and up

Child’s diapers in all sizes

Thanks to friends at Ivenix, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Kaleido Biosciences, WAVE Life Sciences, TriNetX, Alexandria Real Estate, Frequency Therapeutics, LivOnyx, M2D2 & Novartis for collecting donations!

 

Beautify Breakthrough: Summer Prep

Want to help Breakthrough launch its pop-up school this summer?  Make the schools warm, welcoming educational environments for Breakthrough kids by creating beautiful posters to line the walls at one of the Breakthrough schools.  Celebrate learning and make sure that inspiring quotes, images, and educational content surround Breakthrough kids all summer long.

5-100 volunteers
Commitment: Your choice! Timing depends on number of volunteers participating.
Location: Your office

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Year Up Stock the Closet

May 29th

We’re joining with MassBio to deliver donated professional clothing to Year Up’s student closet– but then we have to sort, hang and organize those donations!

10-12 volunteers
Commitment: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Boston

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CASPAR Gardening

Help beautify CASPAR’s women’s shelter by planting their garden for summer, volunteers are able to design and plan the garden and are asked to provide the supplies for this shift. Date and time is flexible.

4-6 volunteers
Commitment: Your choice! Volunteers may choose to care for the garden for a few hours for planting or “adopt” the garden for the duration of summer.
Location: Cambridge 

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Camp Harbor View Clean-up Day

June 16th

The Camp Harbor View Long Island campus in the Boston Harbor was hit very hard by the two hundred-year storms and nor’easters this past winter. To continue to have the island look as beautiful as ever on the first day of camp, they need all the help they can get. Please join us for a major clean up event and beachside lunch.

Commitment: 9:30am-2:300pm
Location: Boston Harbor (Meeting Location: World Trade Center Pier, Boston)

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More than Words Shift

June 19th

Work alongside MTW youth to process, scan, and distribute inventory in their social enterprise bookstore. This helps the students to meet their daily goals and allows them to share their experiences with others. Groups do all the operations and get a tour, lots of youth engagement.

10-12 volunteers
Commitment: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:  More Than Words, 56 Felton St, Waltham, MA 02453 

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Nurtury StoryWalks

June evening TBD

Provide a delightful way for children and parents to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.  Laminated pages from a children’s picture book and related activities are showcased by volunteers along an outdoor path.  As you walk the path you are directed to the next page in the story. A fun filled way to engage in literacy with families.

Location: Nurtury Learning Lab, 33 Bickford St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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CASPAR Summer Cookout 

July 2nd 

Bring some fun to CASPAR’s men and women this summer by sponsoring a “cookout” day at their shelter!  Our group does the planning,  shopping, prep, service, & cleaning.

10-12 volunteers
Commitment: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Cambridge

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Farm for Food For Free         

July 11th 

Field of Greens is Food For Free’s own small farm, hosted by Lindentree Farm, in Lincoln. Food For Free grows nutrient-dense vegetables for distribution to pantries, meal programs, and shelters and needs volunteers to help harvest this year’s crop.

10-12 volunteers
Commitment: 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: 10 Old Concord Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773

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Camp Harbor View Partners Healthcare Career Fair/STEM Fair

Tentatively July 18th

Does your company have a hands-on STEM activity of interest to kids? Join us as we host the first STEM Fair at Camp Harbor View. The day will include a ferry ride to and from the island, engaging with campers as they rotate through the fair, lunch, and lots of fun.

Small groups for several companies

Commitment: all day
Location: Boston Harbor

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Just-A-Start Mock Interviews

July 18th 

Help Just-A-Start Biomedical Career students prepare to enter the Life Science work force by conducting mock interviews and providing feedback on performance.  Interviewers from all industries welcome-IT, HR, marketing, ect. However, Just-A-Start does request that potential hiring managers not conduct interviews. Volunteers may come in shifts instead of a full day.

8 volunteers
Commitment: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Somerville

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Pine Street Inn Food Production Shift

July 25th

Prepare and serve dinner at the Men’s Inn & Women’s Inn Emergency Shelter. This can become a full dinner service to accommodate larger groups of up to 20 individuals by request.

12 volunteers
Commitment: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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Bottom Line Career Night

July 25th

Bottom Line will be bringing together college students and recent alumni to practice networking skills and gain industry-specific and general career knowledge to help them advance their career interests. This summer’s event will include general networking, an HR panel discussion, and informational interviews between students and professionals from a range of different industries.

Commitment:  6:00pm-8:00pm
Location:  280 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

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Farm for Food For Free         

August 1st

Field of Greens is Food For Free’s own small farm, hosted by Lindentree Farm, in Lincoln. Food For Free grows nutrient-dense vegetables for distribution to pantries, meal programs, and shelters and needs volunteers to help harvest this year’s crop.

10-12 volunteers
Commitment: 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: 10 Old Concord Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773

Sign up August 1st

 

Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory Shift

August 8th

Work in the giving factory sorting through donations or assembling outfits to ensure only the best are given to local children. Great for large groups and families!

20 volunteers
Commitment: afternoon
Location: 155 N Beacon St, Brighton, MA 02135

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IINE Mock Interviews

August 14th

Help the International Institute of New England’s immigrant students practice English and their interviewing skills as they get ready to enter the job field. Volunteers will be provided training and a script to follow during interviews.

15-20 volunteers
Commitment: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: IINE, 2 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116

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Food For Free Ride for Food

September 23rd

Calling all cyclists (amateur, professional or anywhere in between!) Join a Life Science Cares team to ride in the Ride for Food. Choose from a 10, 25 or 50 mile route and help us raise money for Food for Free.

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LEAH Environmental Education Community Event

This summer, in partnership with a summer camp in the Boston area, the LEAH Project will be hosting an environmental stewardship event. Details are TBD.  Activities may include painting, a clean up day, or gardening. LEAH will be hosting at least 3 more in Spring/Summer 2019.

75 volunteers

www.leahproject.org

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LEAH Lunch and Learns

During the summer, the LEAH Project provides opportunities for its youth to meet with STEM professionals during informal lunch sessions. There are weekly lunch and learns from July 9th-August 10th and STEM professionals are invited to come meet with students during a lunch time event.

Commitment: 1 hour over lunch
Location: MIT

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ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

The Possible Project 1,000 Laptop Challenge

Life Science Cares has set a goal of collecting 1,000 used laptops for The Possible Project’s We Sell Possible student business. Using the donated equipment and reselling it online, students learn all facets of a business including research, item listing, customer service & correspondence, merchandising, digital photography, sales, packaging and shipping.

Mentor a High School student through Big Brothers Big Sisters

September-May, Boston

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass. Bay’s Mentor 2.0 program provides 1-1 support for HS students. Commitment is via online communications weekly, and in person at the school one evening per month.

Share Your Story

A number of our partners regularly seek guest speakers to share personal career journeys and general reflections of working in the life science industry. If you or someone you know is a woman or minority professional willing to share your story with one of our partners please reach out to us to find an opportunity that is right for you!

Host a company tour, networking night or special event at your office!

Hosting is an excellent way to introduce the young adults and children in our partner’s programs to a new world. Consider hosting a mock interview day, a career exploration event, tutoring, a networking night, or take on one of our youth as an intern!