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Volunteer Opportunities Around Town

Last Updated 2/12/2018

1.   On February 17th, a “Red-Tie” Heart Gala at the Jones River Trading Post will be held in support of Boston Children’s Hospital. The Gala is given by the Cipolletti family in honor of Emmy Cipoletti, who lost her battle with a congenital heart condition after a 24 year fight. Last year, they raised over $60,000 in support of children in need. Please check out https://www.emmysangels.org/events/ if interested in attending.

    2.   The Lion’s Share, the local food pantry in Duxbury, is always in need of help from the community. The Lion’s Share opened in 2012 with resources provided by the Lions Club of Duxbury and building space donated by St. Paul’s Church. There are three different types of involvement: "In-House," "Pick-Up Driver," and "Load-In Helper." If interested, please check out the organization at https://www.facebook.com/duxburylionsclub/.

    3.   The Duxbury Senior Center offers opportunities to keep boredom at bay for older residents by offering programs and classes each week. They provide sculpture classes, studies on world politics, concerts, and education on important topics, such as Medicare, to just name a few. A local resident, Sarah Sullivan, has begun visiting the Senior Center with her 3-year old daughter, and is looking for other moms and young kiddos to join them. She is looking at activities such as baking cookies, making cards, or reading books together. If interested, emailSarahnathansullivan@gmail.com or join the Facebook page, “Duxbury’s Multigenerational Program.”

    4.   The Standish Humane Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1969 dedicated to the care of homeless and needy animals in southeastern Massachusetts. They operate a no-kill shelter and adoption center for cats in Duxbury, MA and a reduced-cost Spay and Neuter Program for dogs and cats. They adopt about an average of 345 cats and kittens annually. They do need help at the Duxbury shelter to care for the cats. They are looking for 2 hours in the morning, starting at 8:30 a.m., even one day a week or every other week, they have openings for you. They also need volunteers to play and socialize with kittens. For more information, email volunteer@standishhumane.org.

    5.   Wicked Good Cause is a 501c3 charity whose mission is to provide philanthropic support to local South Shore Massachusetts families that have been affected by unforeseen illness, accident, or tragedy. The group was founded in 2012 after a few moms and friends were moved by a series of heartbreaking local stories that were brought to their attention via social media and the news. Since its founding, the charity has raised over $400,000 through 3 campaigns, “Go Wicked Gold” to support pediatric cancer research and funding in September, holiday care packages in December, and the Winter Ball in March. The group is always looking for volunteers, specifically in public relations and graphic design, and to learn more check out the organization at www.wickedgoodcause.org.

      6.   Duxbury offers scouting opportunities for both young boys and girls. Duxbury Cub Scout Pack 1776 is dedicated to enriching boys' lives through fun and educational outings, pack gatherings, community service and skill building activities. They take pride in being one of the largest packs in the Old Colony Council. To find out more information or view their calendar of events, check out their facebook page “Duxbury Cub Scout Pack 1776” The Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information, contact ww.gsema.org/.

        Newcomers will provide these opportunities on our website through the year. If you know of an organization or charity working to help our community, please let us know and we will be happy to post on our website.

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