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Volunteer at Southeast Alternative Schools Education

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Last updated on November 19, 2013

Community Care Services’ Southeast Alternative Schools (SAS) serve highly capable, medically stable high school students who are challenged by learning and emotional disabilities. We offer students a comprehensive and supportive environment that addresses their diverse needs.
Our settings provide individualized academics, behavioral treatment, art, recreational and community experiences and individual and group counseling to help support academic achievement while developing and strengthening anger management, communication and social skills. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approve license and monitor our schools. Students are referred to us by local school systems through the special education process.


General Duties and Responsibilities:
• Dress appropriately and be punctual.
• Notify your supervisor if you are unable to keep your schedule.
• Keep a record of your service hours on the posted form at SAS.

Specific Responsibilities:
You can choose to participate in a variety of activities, including:
• Vocational shadowing for a student in the landscaping, food service, cosmetology, plumbing, electrical work or other businesses (if applicable).

• Small group workshops in job preparedness, including resume writing, interview skills, including “dress for success” and table manners (if applicable),

• Coaching in peer mediation skills to help students resolve disputes peacefully. Volunteers who have completed the SCORE (Student Conflict Resolution Experts) training would be valuable candidates (if applicable).

• Present a program on your hobby, special interests, travels (if applicable).
• Tutoring in writing, reading, science or math (if applicable).
• Your ideas are always welcome!


• There are no education requirements for volunteers. Sensitivity to the challenges of our students and ability to relate to these service recipients.

• Ability to promote a caring and respectful attitude toward clients, staff and other volunteers, respecting privacy and confidentiality.

Because you have chosen to volunteer at one of Community Care Services’ programs, we recognize that you are a generous and caring person. We appreciate your contributions; and our staff is committed to providing excellent supervision and support for you. We sincerely feel that volunteers are members of our team; and we hope that you feel as we do.


With the exception of job shadowing, volunteer service may be performed at any of our schools:

Traci Wyse, Director
117 Stowe Road
Sandwich, MA 02601

  1. 420.6401

The Middleboro Campus is a community-based middle school and high school that serves medically stable students challenged by emotional, learning and behavioral disabilities. Typical diagnoses include depression, bipolar disorder, impulsivity, organization and attention issues, processing and expressive disorder, reading disabilities, etc. High school students explore their readiness for work through our School to Career program, which allows students to investigate occupational interests through intern and apprenticeship placements.

Timothy R. Hurley, Director (middle school and high school)
49 Plymouth Street, Middleboro, MA 02346
  1. 947.0131, Ext.217

Our Southeast Alternative Schools are programs of Community Care Services.
Community Care Services is a non-profit 501(c)(3) human services agency. Our mission is to provide the highest quality counseling, prevention, behavioral health, education, mediation, advocacy, community living and elderly services to all of our clients in a safe and caring environment in order to maximize the potential in all of us. The agency offers over 30 diverse programs throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island, serving over 7,500 individuals each year.

Please visit our website at

All long-term volunteers (performing a total of more than 20 hours of service) at Southeast Alternative Schools complete an intake and orientation that includes Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance, reference check, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training, information on Community Care Services’ mission, as well as the schools’ place in that mission, including its philosophy, goals and general policies. The OSHA training is repeated annually. Volunteers are encouraged to attend additional training, including First Aid and CPR, This training is our gift to you.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Justice Resource Institute

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Older Adults  Individual
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)
We need volunteers who are free at these times
Frequency Available
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Arts & Culture  Children & Youth
Education & Literacy  Sports
Healthcare  Technology
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Arts / Culture  Photography
Computer / Internet Services  Public Speaking
Construction / Maintenance  Teaching
Math / Science  Tutoring
Performer / Musician  Writing / Editing

I'm interested in this opportunity

Contact Person:
Heather DePalma, Program Director, (phone), (email)
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 70 Main Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(See a map)


 From Boston and Points North: Take Route 3 South to Route 128 South to Route 24 South * Take Route 24 South until Exit #13 - Route 44. Take Route 44 West (Taunton). Follow Route 44 for approximately 2 ½ to 3 miles until you come to a large stone church on left. Our parking lot is on your right black wrought iron fence. The Community Care building is on same side of street as parking lot about 1 block away to your right as you exit the parking lot. From Points West: Take Route 495 South to Route 24 South Follow above directions * From Providence and Points South: Take Route 195 East to Route 24 North Take Route 24 North until Exit #12 - Taunton, take a right onto Route 140, toward Taunton. Go approximately 3 4 miles until you come to a set of lights at Main Street. Take a left onto Main Street and you will see 70 Main Street (a brick building) on your right. We are right across the street from the New York Lace Store. From Points East: Take Route 495 North to Route 44 West (Taunton) Follow Route 44 for approximately 2 ½ to 3 miles until you come to a large stone church on left. Our parking lot is on your right black wrought iron fence. The Community Care building is on same side of street as parking lot about 1 block away to your right as you exit the parking lot.
  Nearest Bus Stop: Gatra, 5 minute walk

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Last updated on November 19, 2013

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