Make time for your elders
Helping reduce social isolation within the elder community, FriendshipWorks has a variety of programs to accompany elders, helping them gain a friend through their PetPals, Walking Buddies, MusicWorks, and Friendly Visitors programs. With the same goals in mind, Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly - Boston encourages and coordinates individuals to deliver flowers to older adults. What better gift can you give this season?
Support refugees in your area
The Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center near Roxbury Crossing offers volunteering on an as-needed basis, with opportunities arising for translation assistance, accompanying groups on family fun activities, and transportation services this holiday season.
Test out your tour guide skills
Do you have a passion for public speaking? Why not turn that passion into a way of giving back to the community? The Boston Public Library and WGBH both offer tour guide opportunities for those that have an interest in the arts and media, respectively
Sign up for Operation Santa
Boston is one of 15 participating cities in the United States Post Office’s Operation Santa, where you can adopt a letter online, respond, and send a special gift back to a child near you. The program, which began in 1912, has expanded digitally, with the goal of spreading as much cheer as possible.