We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2017. We will begin accepting applications again in December 2017 for Summer 2018.
If you are still looking for an internship or activity this summer, there are many ways to connect with businesses and organizations. If there's a certain interest or skill that you would like to explore over the summer, try reaching out to a local business or organization. Lots of local businesses are interested in having short term interns.
Take some time to identify a specific staff person (Human Resources is a good place to start!) and introduce yourself via email or a phone call. Feel free to ask if they are in need of an intern or if they could use some volunteer help for a short term project.
I am happy to help you work on the right language to use if you have questions about this! Additionally, before you agree to work in any business or help out anywhere, make sure it's cleared with your parents and that it is a safe environment. We do background checks on all mentors we use in our program, and we want you to be safe out there if you find something on your own.
In addition, here are some related programs and volunteer opportunities that we highly recommend!
EPIIC Solutions offers a summer program for 7th-12th graders to explore entrepreneurship, innovation and design in Boston. Each week teens develop their own startup idea through morning workshops and spend afternoons traveling across the city to engage with founders and innovators. All programs culminate with a Pitch Competition judged by local investors. Scholarships are available!
Scholarship applications are due April 28th and can be accessed via http://epiicsolutions.org
Newton Community Farm
The Newton Community Farm is a non-profit community farm that provides locally grown produce to Newton Farmers' Markets, local food pantries and their own farm stand. Opportunities for volunteering include joining the Field Crew, assisting as an Event Organizers and helping with Communications.
To volunteer, send an email to email@example.com and note your name, interest, and information about yourself relevant to the work you are interested in doing.
More volunteer information via Newton Community Farm's Website HERE
Newton Food Pantry
The Newton Food Pantry provides food and personal care products for over 650 Newton residents. The Food Pantry is run entirely by volunteers. There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, including stocking shelves, making home deliveries and assisting with composting.
To connect with Newton Food Pantry, visit their website HERE
ASC Newton connects Newton students with volunteer opportunities at organizations such as the Newton Special Olympics, the Charles River Conservancy and the National Kidney Foundation. Most volunteer events last for 3-6 hours.
To get involved with ASC Newton, visit their website
Center For Civic Engagement @ Newton North
The Center for Civic Engagement seeks to provide opportunities for Newton students to participate in community service, civics, and leadership. Visit CCE's website HERE to learn more or visit them on Facebook.
Help Around Town
Help Around Town is a free community job board designed for youth. Register at http://www.helparoundtown.com to find flexible local jobs such as babysitting, running errands, and yard work.
Please feel free to contact Quinn Etchie, Youth Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about Summer Opportunities, or visit our Middle School Summer Resource Guide for more ideas!
Grad Bag, a green initiative to reuse college dorm supplies, needs volunteers. We collect and redistribute lightly-used dorm room items and give them to first generation college freshman. Currently we're in the cleaning and sorting phase of our process.
Temple Shalom, 175 Temple Street, West Newton, MA is hosting our work again this year. The next big day is laundry drop off day - Wednesday, June 28th at 9 am.
We need people to help us empty an entire truck full of donations. After the truck is unloaded, we'll gather our forces for a sorting party or two.
Other Work Days:
Thursday, June 29th 10am -12pm, 12-2pm
Friday, June 30th 10am-12pm, 12-2pm
Wednesday, July 5th, 10am-12pm, 12-2pm
Thursday, July 6th 10am-12pm, 12-2pm
Friday, July 7th 10am-12pm, 12-2pm
Contact Nancy Brown @ 617-462-2595 for more information, or email her at Nancy@gradbag.org