Volunteer Boston is a web resource for non-profit community service organizations and their volunteers.  We seek to serve all those who want to volunteer to serve their neighbors. Volunteer Boston is a web resource for non-profit community service organizations and their volunteers.  We seek to serve all those who want to volunteer to serve their neighbors. Volunteer Boston
A web resource for community service organizations and their volunteers.
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Community Statement

Volunteer Boston is currently a web-based organization established to promote the volunteering opportunities of nonprofit community service groups within metropolitan Boston. We work to maintain a non-partisan position to serve as a neutral and unbiased medium for community groups and motivated volunteers seeking to effect positive change in their community. The sole purpose of Volunteer Boston is to build our communities by supporting our local service organizations.

Volunteer Boston was conceived by local volunteers as a solution to fill the void of easily accessible information about service opportunities in our local communities. The core function of Volunteer Boston is to build an effective online community and present online resources in a comprehensive manner that will fill this void. Other existing web resources leave much to be desired as their constructions are secondary to the missions of their host organizations.

Volunteer Boston' focus on the internet as a web resource provides:
- complete indexing of all service opportunities,
- a message board to initiate and enable idea exchange, and
- a national network to expand contact beyond city borders.

Our site went online in 2003 following a year of planning and construction. Our organization and services continue to evolve through the ideas and contributions of those we serve. We look forward to your contributions that you can make through feedback and participation.


Our mission is to build our communities by supporting both our local service organizations and their volunteers.

Our mission is presently executed to accomplish the following objectives:
- build an effective online community,
- increase public awareness of the need for community service,
- build connections between organizations in need and potential volunteers, and
- incorporate volunteerism into the daily routine of living.

Community Statement 

Community is a product of our self.

Volunteer Boston is founded on the principles on community, responsibility, and volunteerism. As a fundamental component of society, community allows us each to enhance our lives through the presence and support of those with whom we live. As citizens of a community, we are each responsible for the welfare of our neighbors as they are equally responsible for ours. This sense of responsibility should motivate us, without persuasion, to assist those we see in need.

We witness the large populations of urban environments and the culture of city living degrading our neighbors into faceless crowds. It is the vision of Volunteer Boston to return a sense of community to urban etiquette through the values above.


Volunteer Boston is currently an unfunded organization. Operational costs are covered by private donations. Because Volunteer Boston operates entirely through volunteers, our expenses are limited to minimal web hosting costs. It is our goal to be self-sufficient and operate without the necessity of philanthropy by charging petty fees for advertising to cover hosting expenses.

Please contact our administration for donation and sponsorship inquiries or to request an annual financial report.


Jul 03, 2002 - Volunteer Boston is conceived.

Aug 13, 2002 - Construction begins.

Sep 12, 2003 - Volunteer Boston is launched. Services consist of indexing community service organizations and their volunteering opportunities and offering banner ad space to these organizations. (20 organizations listed)

Jan XX, 2005 - Volunteering Forum is launched. (40 organizations listed)

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