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!

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

 

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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More Than Words Ware House Shift

August 14th

Work alongside MTW youth to process, scan and distribute inventory in their social enterprise bookstore, groups do all the operations and get a tour, lots of youth engagement.
We still need: 10-12 volunteers
Commitment: 11:00-1:00
Location: 56 Felton St, Waltham, MA 02453

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Nurtury StoryWalks

August 24th

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 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.

3 volunteers

Evening

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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 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

Mentor2.0 is a one-to-one mentoring program operated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay that provides transformative support for low-income and first-generation high school students to prepare them for high school success, college matriculation and workforce readiness. This program makes it easier than ever to become a mentor through weekly online communication and monthly in-person meetings during the school year at either Boston Green Academy in Brighton or the Edward Kennedy Academy of Health Careers in the Fenway.

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!