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Boston Cares
Last updated on March 18, 2015


Boston Cares organizes and leads team oriented volunteer opportunities and services in Greater Boston that have a positive impact on individuals and communities.

Boston Cares is the largest organization in New England dedicated to team oriented volunteering on a flexible basis. Boston Cares organizes and leads more than 150 projects every month. We replace the traditional means of volunteering – an ongoing commitment – with a richly diverse and wholly flexible volunteer program that allows people to volunteer when they can and for what they care about. Boston Cares empowers people to make volunteering a regular part of their lives. We welcome volunteers of all ages, including children.

Boston Cares was founded in 1991 by a group of young professionals with hectic schedules, looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities that did not require an ongoing commitment. They developed relationships with non-profit organizations that could utilize the help of volunteers with limited and unpredictable free time. Their goal was to create a calendar of volunteer opportunities to send out to their friends who were interested in volunteering. And so, starting with a calendar of only two service projects, Boston Cares was founded. For the first three years, Boston Cares survived solely on the dedication of volunteers. In 1994 our first Executive Director, Julie Fingersh, was hired. Today, Boston Cares is a full-time staff of thirteen. Since its inception, Boston Cares has led teams of volunteers on thousands of volunteer projects to benefit neighborhoods and communities across Greater Boston.

Contact people:
 Kirsten Alexander, Marketing Director, (phone), (email)
Rick Wallwork, Associate Director, (phone), (email)
Megan Day, Hands On Technology Manager, (phone), (email)

Office fax number: (617) 422-0911

 190 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
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Web Site:


 From north, take Rt. 93 south to exit 24, bear right toward Government Center. At light turn left onto Surface Road, follow through 6 lights to High Street on right. Our office is in first block on the. . . (more)
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: South Station (Red Line),
  Walk distance (in minutes): 10

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501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
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Last updated on March 18, 2015

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