This signature NAYP event featured Pioneer Valley organizations with volunteer opportunities. From one-day event volunteering to board membership, there’s something for all skill and interest levels.

Review the list below to learn more about the participating organizations and their volunteer opportunities!


ARTS & CULTURE

Northampton Community Arts Trust

Mission: To acquire, preserve and protect affordable space for creative work in downtown Northampton. Current project: 33 Hawley Street.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members (3-4 hrs/month; meet monthly) | Committee Members (3-4 hrs/month)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Marketing / Media


Website: northamptonartstrust.org


Contact: Richard Wagner  |  longstrider@me.com  |  413-559-9155

Pioneer Valley Ballet

Mission: We foster an appreciation of dance on a regional level for local audiences, providing dedicated young dancers the opportunity to perform at a pre-professional level and affording all children the opportunity to experience the joys of movement and music through the study of classical ballet.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members (3-4 hrs/month; meet monthly)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Check in for rehearsals


Website: pioneervalleyballet.org


Contact: Martha Potyrala  |  pvb@pioneervalleyballet.org  |  413-527-6363

Pioneer Valley Symphony

Mission: One of the oldest community orchestras in the United States, the PVS was founded to serve the Pioneer Valley through music in three ways: by performing symphonic and choral music; by providing members of the community the opportunity to participate in making music; and through musical education.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members (1-2 hrs/month; meet monthly) | Committee Members (3-4 hrs/month) | Long-Term Volunteers (1-2 hrs/month) | Short-Term Volunteers (1-2 hrs/month)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Human Resources; Marketing / Media


Website: www.pvsoc.org


Contact: Tina Scott  |  tina@pvso.org  |  413-773-3664

Voices from Inside

Mission: Since 1999, Voices from Inside (VFI) has been helping women who are currently or formerly incarcerated find their voices, return to their communities with success, and become leaders in their communities.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Education / Training; Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Marketing / Media


Website: voicesfrominside.org


Contact: Sarah McAlpine  |  info@voicesfrominside.org  |  630-723-1295


COMMUNITY

Camp Casco

Mission: Camp Casco creates amazing camp experiences that build lifelong connections for children with cancer and their families. Our vision is to build a supportive community for children with cancer and their families.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members (1-2 hrs/month; meet monthly) | Committee Members (1-2 hrs/month) | Long-Term Volunteers (5+ hrs/month) | Short-Term Volunteers | One-Day Volunteers


Desired Volunteer Skills: Education / Training; Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Human Resources; Marketing / Media; Camp Planning


Website: campcasco.org


Contact: Caitlin Goudreau  |  caitlin.goudreau@campcasco.org  |  413-575-4751

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Mission: Founded in 1991, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts administers a charitable endowment consisting of nearly 600 separately identified funds ($121 million) serving the three counties bordering the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties).


Volunteers Needed: Committee Members


Desired Volunteer Skills: Fundraising / Non-Profit


Website: communityfoundation.org


Contact: Jenny Papageorge  |  jpapageorge@communityfoundation.org  |  413-695-8680

Hilltown Families

Mission: Hilltown Families mission is to support the common good of our community through the development of a sense of place by a shared understanding in the value of self-directed learning through community engagement.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members;One-Day Volunteer (i.e. special event volunteer); Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Marketing / Media


Website: hilltownfamilies.org


Contact: Chrissy Howard  |  chrissy.teaches@gmail.com  |  413-686-0006


EDUCATION

International Language Institute of Massachusetts

Mission: International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI) promotes intercultural understanding by providing high-quality language instruction and teacher training. The school, has many programs including Free English for Immigrants and Refugees; offered to community members for 30 years.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Education / Training; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Human Resources; Marketing / Media


Website: ili.edu


Contact: Caroline Gear  |  caroline@ili.edu  |  413-586-7569 x103

Montessori School of Northampton

Mission: MSN is firmly rooted in Dr. Montessori’s philosophy as it applies to today’s world. MSN provides an exceptional education with a curriculum covered at a pace adapted for a variety of learning styles; emphasizes respectful resolution of conflict and promotes an interrelated world view.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members, Committee Members, One-Day Volunteer (i.e. special event volunteer), Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months), Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Education / Training, Fundraising / Non-Profit, Marketing / Media


Website: northamptonmontessori.org


Contact: Gina Krosoczka  |  info@northamptonmontessori.org  |  413-586-4538

Straw Dog Writers Guild

Mission: Supporting the writing community in Western MA. The mission of Straw Dog Writers Guild is to support the writing community by strengthening, engaging and connecting writers at all levels of development.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; One-Day Volunteer (i.e. special event volunteer); Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Fundraising / Non-Profit; Marketing / Media


Website: strawdogwriters.org


Contact: Laura Stone  |  admin@strawdogwriters.org  |  413-768-0977


ENVIRONMENT

CLAWS Conservancy

Mission: To develop innovative approaches for human-wildlife coexistence.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Marketing / Media


Website: clawsconservancy.org


Contact: Andrew Stein  |  andrewstein@clawsconservancy.org  |  774-641-6664


HEALTH

Cancer Connection

Mission: We are a haven where people with cancer and their loved ones can navigate the complicated journey through one-to-one guidance, education, peer support and integrative therapies and creative programs to strengthen the body and spirit.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; One-Day Volunteer (i.e. special event volunteer); Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Human Resources; Marketing / Media


Website: cancer-connection.org


Contact: Roisin Quinn  |  rquinn@cancer-connection.org  |  413-244-6197

Western Mass Fragile X

Mission: The National Fragile X Foundation is a non profit charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting research and aiding families affected by Fragile X. As a Western Mass chapter we do the same especially supporting our families in Western Mass.


Volunteers Needed: One-Day Volunteer (i.e. special event volunteer)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Fundraising / Non-Profit


Website: fragilex.org


Contact: Denise Devine  |  westernma@fragilex.org  |  413-584-1859


HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Way Finders

Mission: Way Finders lights pathways and opens doors to homes and communities where people thrive.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members


Desired Volunteer Skills: Governance / Legal; Real Estate Investment / Development


Website: wayfindersma.org


Contact: Susan Gulluni  |  sgulluni@wayfindersma.org  |  413-233-1729


HUMAN SERVICES

Casa Latina, Inc.

Mission: Is to promote Latino community development and cultural pride in Hampshire County through providing services,developing educational spaces, and facilitating action toward social change at the individual and community level.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; One-Day Volunteer (i.e. special event volunteer); Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting;Fundraising / Non-Profit;Governance / Legal;Marketing / Media


Website: casalatinainc.org


Contact: Lilian Torres  |  ltorres@conversent.net  |  413-586-1569

Craig's Doors - A Home Association, Inc.

Mission: Craig’s Doors is committed to helping people to find ways to become empowered to improve the quality of their lives through the creation of safe, respectful shelter and housing.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Human Resources; Marketing / Media;technology


Website: craigsdoors.org


Contact: Rebekah Wilder  |  rebekah@craigsdoors.org  |  413-256-0704 x5

Cutchins Programs for Children & Families

Mission: We help children & families transform major emotional distress into increased resilience, hope and quality of life. Using clinical sophistication we incorporate humility& kindness to create a community of care. We support the healing with innovation & integrity using best and promising practices.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting; Governance / Legal; Marketing / Media; General Office Assistance


Website: cutchins.org


Contact: Pamela Wicinas  |  pwicinas@cutchins.org  |  413-584-1310

New England Business Associates

Mission: To enable people with disabilities whose rights and freedoms are most likely denied them to be fully included in community life, primarily through employment.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Fundraising / Non-Profit; Marketing / Media


Website: nebaworks.com


Contact: Kahntapaht S. Wilson  |  kahntapaht@nebaworks.com  |  413-561-3342

Northampton Survival Center

Mission: The Northampton Survival Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income individuals and families throughout Hampshire County by providing nutritious food and other resources in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.


Volunteers Needed: Committee Members; Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Marketing / Media


Website: northamptonsurvival.org


Contact: Diane Drohan  |  diane@northamptonsurvival.org  |  413-586-6564

Safe Passage

Mission: Safe Passage is dedicated to creating a world free of domestic violence and relationship abuse. We support survivors and their families. We engage our community. We advocate for systemic change.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members


Desired Volunteer Skills: Fundraising / Non-Profit, Governance / Legal


Website: safepass.org


Contact: Marianne Winters  |  marianne@safepass.org  |  413-586-1125

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Mission: The Mission of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is to feed our neighbors and need and lead the community to end hunger.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; One-Day Volunteer (i.e. special event volunteer); Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Education / Training; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Human Resources; Marketing / Media


Website: foodbankwma.org


Contact: Ali Brauner  |  alisonb@foodbankwma.org  |  413-203-6316

Trauma Institute

Mission: The mission of Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, Inc. (TI & CTI) is to promote the healing and healthy development of children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma or loss; and to develop, evaluate, and disseminate effective prevention, assessment and treatment methods.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members


Desired Volunteer Skills: Fundraising / Non-Profit


Website: childtrauma.com


Contact: Wendy Payson  |  wp@childtrauma.com  |  413-774-2340

Valley Educational Associates

Mission: VEA’s specialized professionals strive to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Human Resources; Marketing / Media


Website: valleyeducational.org


Contact: Amanda Alvarado  |  amandaavea@yahoo.com  |  413-349-4120

Whole Children

Mission: To provide recreational, social, skill-building, and enrichment programs for children of all abilities-specifically designed for those with special needs.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; One-Day Volunteer (i.e. special event volunteer); Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Education / Training; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Marketing / Media


Website: wholechildren.org


Contact: Brittany Brown  |  brittany.brown@pathlightgroup.org  |  413-585-8010


LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Leadership Pioneer Valley

Mission: To identify, develop and connect diverse leaders to strengthen the region.


Volunteers Needed: Committee Members, Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Fundraising / Non-Profit, Human Resources, Marketing / Media, Database Development


Website: leadershippv.org


Contact: Greg Richane  |  grichane@leadershippv.org  |  413-737-3876


RAIL TRANSPORTATION

Trains in the Valley

Mission: To advocate for and promote improved and expanded use of passenger and freight rail services in the Pioneer Valley region of western Massachusetts.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; One-Day Volunteer (i.e. special event volunteer); Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Marketing / Media; Event planning


Website: trainsinthevalley.org


Contact: Zane Lumelsky  |  zane@knowledgecorridorservices.com  |  413-210-0740


TUTORING & MENTORING

Homework House

Mission: Homework House strengthens our community by promoting educational success through free, individualized tutoring and mentoring for children at-risk.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Fundraising / Non-Profit; Human Resources; Marketing / Media


Website: homeworkhouseholyoke.org


Contact: Virginia Dillon  |  vdillon@homeworkhouseholyoke.org  |  413-887-7406


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHY LIVING, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Hampshire Regional YMCA

Mission: We are a community-based, cause-driven organization that seeks to create well-being for the individuals and families we serve, emphasizing youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Volunteers Needed: Board Members; Committee Members; One-Day Volunteer (i.e. special event volunteer); Short-Term Volunteer (1-5 months); Long-Term Volunteer (6+ months)


Desired Volunteer Skills: Education / Training; Financial / Accounting; Fundraising / Non-Profit; Governance / Legal; Human Resources; Marketing / Media


Website: hrymca.org


Contact: Julie Costello  |  julie.costello@hrymca.org  |  413-584-7086

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