Volunteer with Jeremiah

Boston, MA

Dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers are a critically important part of our vibrant campus communities. Together we help single moms and their children learn, grow and succeed. Your commitment of time and talent can make a measurable difference in the success of our families.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. Training is provided, as needed, to ensure a positive experience.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are volunteer-driven. More than 1,400 volunteers contribute nearly 19,200 hours annually to help us break the cycle of poverty two generations at a time. Click the + sign next to each volunteer opportunity to learn more.

Help care for the children of Jeremiah while their mothers attend empowerment and life skills classes, work, and school.

Experience: Childcare experience, interest, and/or education; enjoy working with children; CORI check required

Frequency: As needed; flexible and weekly scheduling available; 6-month commitment preferred

Join a team of facilitators who guide women through a planned curriculum for Life Skills, focusing on topics such as parenting, health & wellness, economic independence, and career readiness.

Skills needed: group facilitation experience, high comfort level working with a diverse population, creativity and flexibility.

Frequency: One daytime class monthly. One-year commitment.

Attend Life Skills training course provided by Jeremiah Program staff, plus additional training/development opportunities throughout the year.

Help prepare and store meals for participants during empowerment and life skills classes.

Experience: Enthusiasm for cooking balanced nutritious meals.

Frequency: Once a month; flexible and weekly scheduling available; no real long-term commitment required

Volunteers will have access to the kitchen and appliances for meal prep.

Support a mother in her postsecondary education journey by sharing your knowledge in a subject area of your strength.

Experience: Strength in one or more subject areas and a desire to help others succeed academically

Frequency: Flexible; dependent upon students’ individual needs and school/work schedule

Examples of subject areas include: math, psychology, writing, presentation skills, economics, biology/science, humanities, etc.


Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Jeremiah Program. If you are a new volunteer, please complete the form below. If you are already volunteering and have completed an application and/or orientation, sign up here for specific events and shifts.

Boston Volunteer Application


This information will be kept confidential and is only for the purposes of running a criminal records check.
(not required)





  • Give my permission to Jeremiah Program to conduct a background check at the Department of Human Services, as required for service.
  • Acknowledge that my volunteer service to Jeremiah Program may involve some risk of physical injury, and release Jeremiah Program, their employees and agents from all claims or causes of action arising from accident or injury that may occur while I am volunteering.
  • Agree that Jeremiah Program may use photographs and/or videos of me for publicity purposes.
  • Agree that any materials or creative works developed by me as a volunteer shall remain the sole property of Jeremiah Program.
  • Acknowledge my understanding that Jeremiah Program staff has the right, in its sole discretion, to place or not place me in a volunteer position.

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