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Kickoff Orientation

Please pre-register for our kickoff orientation to be come a volunteer this school year. Additional orientations will be scheduled after Sept. 24th.


Volunteers on Volunteering

Does volunteering have a positive impact on volunteers themselves? Numerous health research studies have given more and more weight to the beneficial effects of volunteering on mental and physical health, life satisfaction, social well-being and depression. How do Cambridge School Volunteers perceive their experience? CSV’s volunteers range from engineers, young professionals, retired teachers, and STEM doctoral candidates to members of local undergraduate athletic teams

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A New NetPals Director

Having taught middle school immediately after leaving college and parenting four students in the Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge School Volunteers’ new NetPals director is thoroughly steeped in experience with these critical years of adolescence. Meg Ramsdell accepted the position as director of CSV’s NetPals program in early October, after serving for two years as a program coordinator for NetPals and Learning Centers, another upper

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K-8 Volunteer Orientation

Come to an orientation to learn about volunteering in a Cambridge Public School in any grade from Kindergarten to Grade 8. We need classroom assistants, literacy volunteers, library assistants, and especially after-school tutors (Grades 6–8). Pre-registration required.


Cultural Humility Workshop for CSV Volunteers (Evening)

Learn from the field of social work! Our graduate student interns from the BU School of Social work will lead this workshop on cultural humility, a practice of increasing self-awareness of biases and perceptions, and how this practice can affect your volunteer work with students. Gender, age, and race will be discussed.

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Orientation for Upper School Tutors

Get on board as a tutor in one of our after-school Learning Centers for students referred by teachers for one-to-one help! It all starts with this orientation. Bring your questions, a photo ID, and your schedule.


K-8 Volunteer Orientation

Come to an orientation to learn about volunteering in a Cambridge Public School in any grade from Kindergarten to Grade 8. We need classroom assistants, literacy volunteers, library assistants, and especially after-school tutors (Grades 6–8). Pre-registration required.


Teenage Time Warp to Hit Kendall Square

[Cambridge, Mass]. Cambridge School Volunteers, a fifty-year-old nonprofit partner of the city’s public schools, is orchestrating a Teenage Time Warp in Kendall Square on Friday, September 16, 2016. The organization, founded in 1966 by parents, now musters roughly one thousand volunteers every year to deploy across all public schools. Teenage Time Warp will give the public a view of the lives of Cambridge teenagers from the past but

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