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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:


Bowling Coach

  •        for CRC Candlepin Bowling Team (partnership with MA Special Olympics)
  •  Saturdays, 11 am - 12 pm beginning in December 2021
  •        Ryan's Family Amusements, Millis
  •        Volunteer duties: Attend weekly sessions, coach and instruct participants.
  •  contact: Jaqueline Milian at 781-400-4130 or

Building a Dream Gala Committee

  •        Monthly meeting: starting mid-November 
  •  5:30-6:30 pm  
  •        59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham, MA 
  •        Volunteer duties: Attend monthly committee meetings via Zoom or in-person, procure sponsorships, auction items and raffle prizes, assist     with marketing the event and attend Building a Dream Gala event: May 6, 2022
  • contact Hilary Ryan 781-972-1030 or 

Ongoing volunteer opportunities

Saturday Kids Break-Natick

Adult Extended Day-Natick

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: starting mid-October
  •  3:00 – 6:00 pm
  •  4 Strathmore Road, Natick, MA
  •  contact: Jaqueline Milian at 781-400-4130 or
  •  Event information 
  •  Employment opportunity is also available 


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

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


Thank you for your interest!