Service Opportunities

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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

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].  

Adopt a House with Northeast Arc - June 7, 2014

Please help spread the word and join other alumni and friends as Salem State University partners with Northeast Arc on Saturday June 7, at 9 am. Yard work volunteers are needed to help mulch, weed, plant flowers, and more. The Salem State University Alumni Association has teamed up with Northeast Arc to adopt a house. Join other alumni and friends for a morning full of goodwill and excitement as we help spruce up our adopted home. If you cannot make it and would like to donate materials for the projects, please contact Sean Morrow at or 978.542.7227. Register online for this event.

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

Youth Get to the Point Day - April 10, 2014

North Shore CDC is hosting the 4th annual Youth Get to the Point Day, a day of service that engages community organizations throughout Salem and over 100 youth focused on creating a positive youth image in the neighborhod.  Multiple community revitalization projects throughout the Salem Point neighborhood will be held from 3-5pm with a celebration occurring from 5:30-7pm.  To get more involved or for more information, contact Christina Conti at 978.825.4016 or

Walk for HAWC - May 4, 2014

Join the Salem State University Walk for HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) Team for the 21st anniversary walk. For more information or to join our team for this 5 mile WALK/RUN for domestic violence awareness, email

Salem CyberSpace - College Success Tutors 

The College Success Program at Salem CyberSpace 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

Community Volunteer Program: Salem Public Schools

Discover a variety of volunteer opportunities through the Salem Public schools. Click here for more information.