Volunteers play an integral role at Beverly Bootstraps, and we depend on them to be able to provide the important programs we offer. There are both ongoing and project-oriented volunteer opportunities in the following programs: Education, Youth and Family, Food Assistance, Thrift Shop and Administration.
During these challenging times, we have limited volunteer positions, which are listed below.
Should you have any question or need additional information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by clicking the button below or calling 978-927-1561.
We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities. Please review the opportunities below and contact us if you would like to be a part of our mission. CORI background checks are run on all applicants 17 or older.
Beverly Bootstraps has always been committed to feeding people in the community who need food assistance. Volunteers work with staff to provide support in preparation of food during days of operation.
The constant flow of donations makes the Thrift Shop a busy and exciting place to volunteer. In this position you will help tag and hang clothing before it is put out on the sales floor.
Build Snack Bags
Are you looking for ways to have your children or your group give back? If so, your family or group can volunteer to purchase and prepare snack bags at your home or office, then deliver them here and we’ll get them to children right here in your own community.
Host a Drive
Food, clothing or fund drives are a great way to help Beverly Bootstraps and have fun!
Seasonal Group Opportunities
We have various opportunities for groups to volunteer with our seasonal programs, such as Thanksgiving Food distribution, Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gift program, and our Back-to-School Backpack program.
The Beverly Community embraces those in need of a meal by providing a free dinner every night of the week. We support the local churches and groups hosting the meals by providing the food and volunteers to help prepare and serve it for several of the nightly dinners.
Volunteers assist remotely in HiSET (formerly known as GED) Test Preparation and ESOL classes. Volunteers tutor students providing a positive and supportive environment in which the student can reach their full potential. The ideal volunteer will be flexible and patient while working with students via zoom to give one to one or small group instruction.
Host a Food Drive
Food drives are easy to organize and are a great way to pull a company, congregation, school group, Girl Scout, Boy Scout or any group together to help make a difference in our community. Click here for our Food Drive poster for your event.
If you are hosting a Food Drive to collect food for our Thanksgiving Meals, use this poster which lists the food needed.
Host a Clothing Drive
By hosting a clothing drive to benefit Beverly Bootstraps, you will be helping to supply the clothing needed to fill the racks of the Thrift Shop. Not only does the Thrift Shop provide low cost clothing and housewares to those in need in our community, but it is also open to every member of our community to enjoy a good bargain. Click here for our Clothing Drive poster for your event.
Back-To-School Backpack Program
The Back-To-School Backpack program has been supplying backpacks filled with school supplies to low-income children since 2001. The goal of this initiative is to help children start the school year off right with the supplies they need to achieve academic success.
In FY19, our volunteers worked over 17,600 hours valued at over $565,800! We couldn’t do it without you!