There are many ways for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to get involved in the greater community. Below is a list of current community service opportunities in our region. If you are a community partner who would like to list a service opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Shore Volunteer Hub
Want to make a difference in your community? The North Shore Volunteer Hub makes it easy to get started. Create a profile, fan organizations you like, and see what opportunities may be available for you to serve or partner with local organizations. This site was devised by North Shore United Way (NSUW). While opportunities on this site are reviewed by the NSUW before they are approved for posting, users are responsible for reviewing the opportunities on a case-by-case basis and should use caution and common sense before inquiring about any opportunity. Volunteer opportunities are not guaranteed, implied, or warranted in any way by Salem State University. Click here for more information.
Employees Responding as Volunteers
SERV (State Employees Responding as Volunteers) is an employee benefit which allows employees the opportunity to volunteer during regular work schedules up to one day per month at an approved Massachusetts non-profit organization. Click here for more information.
Salem Academy Charter School
Volunteer for the tutoring program at the Salem Academy Charter School. Additional information [Word doc].
Cook and Serve Meals at Lifebridge
The First Universalist Society of Salem and Salem State University are collaborating once a month to cook and serve an evening meal at Lifebridge. Our commitment is every 4th Wednesday, from 4:30 – 7 pm. Children are welcome as long as a parent is present. They must be 5 or older. We are responsible for cooking and serving. Clean-up is the responsibility of the residents and staff. This is a very rewarding experience and the community is very grateful! Please contact Patti Welch at extension 6708 or 978.771.4421 if you are interested in helping in this joint collaboration. Read more about Lifebridge and what they do here.
LEAP for Education - College Success Tutors
The College Success Program at LEAP for Education needs volunteers to help high school juniors prepare for the math and English SAT test. Volunteers must be familiar with the SAT test and be able to teach the content in either English or math. Staff will train volunteers in test taking strategies. Classes are once a week, 2 to 4 hours per class, and are flexible to meet the volunteer's schedule, although volunteers must be able to volunteer consistently, week to week, from February 1 through May 31. Contact Linda Saris, director, for more information or to express interest at email@example.com.
Community Volunteer Program: Salem Public Schools
Discover a variety of volunteer opportunities through the Salem Public schools. Click here for more information.