Get Involved

Learn about available volunteer and internship opportunities on our online opportunity directory.

Your time can make all the difference

Volunteer Opportunities

ABCD could not do what we do without the help of passionate volunteers! Join us for a single event or a recurring opportunity.

Here are a few ways that you or your company can contribute:

  • Tax Preparation: Train to be a volunteer tax preparer and help working families access the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other benefits
  • Tutoring: Work with children, teens or adults on learning basic skills
  • Head Start Support: Work with groups or individual children in an ABCD Head Start classroom, including as a Foster Grandparent
  • Special Events: Help out with one of our fantastic annual events such as Field of Dreams or Hoop Dreams 

Group Opportunities

ABCD offers meaningful group volunteer opportunities that can meet your organization’s needs while making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.  Our dedicated partners form an important link between our clients and the Greater Boston community.

Groups can contribute in a number of ways:

  • Food Pantry assistance: Help stock our shelves and distribute much needed food items to our families
  • Organizing a specialized workshop at one of our offices
  • Organizing a team of volunteer Tax Preparers (Winter Offering Only)
  • One-time Event Assistance
  • And more!

Internship Opportunities

Past interns have worked with: 

  • Elder Services
  • Housing Department
  • Human Resources
  • Neighborhood Service Centers and Neighborhood Opportunity Centers


An internship is a powerful way to support ABCD’s mission to provide low income residents in the Boston and Mystic Valley areas with the tools, support, and resources they need to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success.

Whether you’re looking to develop your skill set within a human services agency or to gain school credit, you can be sure that an internship at ABCD will help build others’ pathways out of poverty while expanding your professional or educational experience.

To inquire about other volunteer or internship opportunities, contact the ABCD Volunteer Office at volunteer@bostonabcd.org or 617.348.6591.