Volunteer

In these fast-moving and uncertain times, it’s important that we show up for each other and remember that we are not alone. People may need help obtaining groceries or remote support. You can share your offerings (goods, services, misc.) with those in the community through Cambridge Mutual Aid.

Sign up to share goods or services by clicking the button below. The information you provide will be directly uploaded into an anonymous non-editable spreadsheet of offerings that others can view. (We keep it anonymous to protect the privacy of our volunteers.) If you need to edit anything, email us at CambridgeMutualAid@gmail.com.

Consider purchasing a gift certificate from your favorite restaurant. Look for more ways to help small local businesses soon.

Donations

Food for Free

Chelsea Collaborative

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday, Pan y Cafe in Chelsea turns into a pop-up food and supply pantry and feeds 500-700 people per day. Recently, they have needed to turn away families without food, so donations are deeply needed and will be greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate, you can drive to the Chelsea Collaborative headquarters at 318 Broadway in Chelsea before 11am on Tuesday and Thursdays. Otherwise, you can contact your neighborhood point person to find a drop-off spot near you in Cambridge! More information here.

  • Interested in traveling to Chelsea, assembling grocery packages, and delivering them by car to residences of folks in need of assistance? Fill out this form.

Diaper Circle

  • This is a list of drop offs that take donations of new boxes of baby diapers. Diaper Circle then distributes them to local agencies working with struggling families.

Additional Volunteering Opportunities

CONNECT

  • Do you have multilingual skills, and are interested in helping folks navigate the social services available to them? CONNECT is looking for remote volunteers. They will be prioritizing volunteers who have Spanish or Arabic language skills, and/or are able to commit to at least 5 hours a week. Fill out this form to sign up as a volunteer.

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

  • Provides a platform for volunteers to recover excess food from businesses and transport it to local human service agencies in Massachusetts. Sign up for their COVID-19 response team here.

  • If you know of Food Businesses who can donate food; are able to volunteer to transport food; if you are a Human Service Agency who wishes to receive donated food; or if you can support them in other ways, please email Dana.

Somerville Cambridge Elders Services

  • Volunteering opportunities available here. They are also accepting monetary donations for food and supplies outside of what Nutrition and Homecare can currently provide.

Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse

  • Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse is a citywide volunteer connector for all nonprofit and public agencies serving Cambridge. Click here for a continuously updated list of opportunities to volunteer for agencies responding to the COVID-19 crisis, and complete the Volunteer Interest Form to be advised about other agency-driven opportunities as they arise according to your interest, time, and talents.

Cambridge Volunteers

  • Cambridge Volunteers is maintaining a page of volunteer requests.