Get involved

Boston is rich with opportunities for civic engagement. Whether in the form of political activism, committing time to a non-profit board, or participating in service opportunities, Boston has a myriad of volunteer opportunities to offer.

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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS)
Your neighborhood liaison in the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) is your direct link to Mayor Menino. Liaisons in ONS cover every neighborhood of Boston and the Asian, Cape Verdean, Latino, Lesbian and Gay, and Vietnamese communities of Boston. ONS exists to help you get involved in your neighborhood.

Impact Advisory Groups (IAG)
IAGs advise Boston Redevelopment Staff on the impact and appropriate mitigation for large-scale development projects proposed in Boston’s communities. To ensure your voice is heard, you can request to be in the pool for IAG participation. Contact us at for more information.

City Planning Initiatives
Learn about city planning initiatives in your neighborhood and how to participate in the public planning process.

Volunteer opportunities and events

Boston Cares’ mission is to make volunteering accessible to everyone, and to this end it provides a reliable source of volunteer labor to non-profit organizations in the greater Boston area.

Project Place promotes opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the skills, education and resources to obtain stable employment and housing.  Check out Project Place’s Open Doors Network, which is a group of young professionals who are looking for a way to get involved in furthering the organization’s mission.

FIERI-Boston is an organization of students and young professionals celebrating Italian culture. The group meets in the North End and is composed of members from Boston and cities and towns nearby.

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay has many volunteer listings for the Greater Boston area

AFC Mentoring provides opportunities for those interested in working with adopted and foster children

SCI Dorchester is an effort to bring greater social capital and civic engagement to the Dorchester community. There are many ways to get involved in Dorchester and SCI Dorchester will show you the way.

Building Impact works to strengthen communities by providing individuals and companies with the knowledge and opportunity to volunteer, donate, and connect in the buildings where they work or live.

Board Membership

Bridgestar matches people interested in joining a non-profit board with open board positions.

United Way Board Bank links interested individuals with area non-profit board positions.
Board Membership

Visit the following links for information on becoming a board member for an organization you believe in!

CompassPoint Nonprofit Board Opportunities
Network for Good

Know any other great sites for getting involved? Let us know at


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  1. Rebecca Booth-Fox says:

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