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.
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 procurement, preparation and distribution of food during days of operation.
Front Desk Volunteer
Beverly Bootstraps is committed to providing a safe, welcoming facility to clients, volunteers, staff and donors. The Front Desk Volunteer should be an approachable, confident individual who will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Front Desk during the position hours.
Volunteers assist in HiSET (formally known as GED) Test Preparation and ESOL. 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 in a small classroom environment.
The constant flow of donations makes the Thrift Shop a busy and exciting place to volunteer. Most volunteers find their own niche at the shop, be it sorting clothes, displaying items, marking housewares, helping at the register or keeping the shop appearance appealing to our customers.
After-School Homework Clubs focus on meeting the educational needs of low-income children from the Beverly community. 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 in a small classroom environment.
Volunteers at Mobile Market, a traveling free farmers market providing eligible households with fresh fruit and vegetables , meet at the designated site. Volunteers work with staff to provide support in setting up the market, assisting clients and helping to clean up the site.
Build Snack Bags
Are you looking for ways to have your children give back? If so, your family or group can volunteer to purchase and prepare snack bags for children right here in your own community.
Throughout the year we welcome groups of children to volunteer with our Thrift Shop. Almost one-third of the agency’s revenue comes directly from sales at the Thrift Shop so when you help sort, tag and organize merchandise, it’s like putting food in a client’s mouth. This group opportunity is great for clubs and families with older children.
Host a Drive
Food, clothing or fund drives are a great way to help Beverly Bootstraps, complete your community service hours and have fun!
Youth 16 & 17 Years Old
We are always excited when young people want to give back to their community. We have various opportunities for youth 16 and up to volunteer independently.
Throughout the year we welcome groups to volunteer with our Thrift Shop both during the workday and in the evenings. Almost one-third of the agency’s revenue comes directly from sales at the Thrift Shop so when you help sort, tag and organize merchandise, it’s like putting food in a client’s mouth. This opportunity is great for groups of 5 to 20 people.
Build Weekend Food Bags
During the school year we need groups to help us build weekend food bags. These bags will be distributed on a weekly basis to elementary age children that are at extreme risk and do not have access to enough healthy food on days they are not in school such as weekends and vacation weeks.
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.
Build Snack Bags
Are you looking for ways to have your group give back? If so, your group can volunteer to purchase and prepare snack bags for children right here in your own community.
Throughout the year Beverly Bootstraps both organizes food drives and is the recipient of food drives held throughout the community. We look to groups to be our Food Ambassadors. As an ambassador, your group (along with a Beverly Bootstraps staff person) will represent Beverly Bootstraps at these food drives, collecting donations and raising awareness about Beverly Bootstraps.
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!