News | June 13

Join the Summer of Service

There are a lot of ways to help out this summer through our Summer of Service! Grab a group of friends, colleagues or just yourself, and spend a little time giving back!

 

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

Sign up July 11th

 

Camp Harbor View Partners Healthcare Career Fair/STEM Fair

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

Sign up

 

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!