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Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Volunteering at the Charles River Center is a fulfilling way to give back while making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. We have opportunities that last just a few hours to longer commitments helping with programs or volunteering on committees.


CRC Volunteer Requirements      

  •    Volunteers must be at least 16 years old
  •    Complete volunteer application and permission form
  •    Interview and provide references
  •    Conduct CORI background check



Charles River Center is currently looking for the following volunteer opportunities:

Sign Language Group Leader

  •          Proficient in using American Sign language (ASL)
  •          Comfortable using Zoom platform
  •          Each class has a leader/teacher and a co-host staff
  •          Weekly commitment: each class is about a half hour
  •          15-25 participants in each class

Building a Dream Gala Committee

  •          Attend monthly committee meetings via Zoom
  •          Procure sponsorships, auction items and raffle prizes
  •          Assist marketing the event to communicate the message of the event
  •          Attend Building a Dream Gala virtual event: May 2021


Volunteers are vital to the success of annual events that we host throughout the year:


Annual Events:


Building a Dream Gala

     Virtual Gala: May 2021


Charles River Center 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

      59 E. Militia Heights Drive

      Needham, MA

      TBD: September 2021


 CRC 5K Run/1 Mile Walk Volunteer Registration Form


For all volunteer opportunities, including annual events, corporate volunteering, as well as information about internships, applicants should contact Hilary Ryan, Vice President of Development, at or 781-972-1030. 


Thank you for your interest!