Volunteer

Volunteer for Victory Volunteer

From serving meals and teaching classes to getting your hands in the dirt at our urban farm, each of the thousands of volunteers who give of their time and energy play an important role in supporting our mission.

While COVID-19 has brought many changes to our volunteer program, we are excited to still be able to offer in-person activities for individuals and small groups, as well as ways to make a difference remotely. Volunteering is for everyone, regardless of experience or ability, and, with our abundance of volunteer opportunities, we believe you’ll be able to find the right opportunity for you.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The safety of our community is of vital importance to Victory Programs. This is why we have developed the following protocols to help keep each other safe during this time:

      • Prior to the start of your first shift, you must complete a waiver and provide proof of vaccination.
      • Complete a COVID-19 Screening form upon arriving onsite for every volunteer shift. This will ensure you will be authorized to be on-site.
      • Face coverings are required to volunteer. If you do not have a face covering, one will be provided to you. Exception for ReVision Urban Farm volunteers: Face coverings are not required when outside or in the greenhouse. Farm volunteers are only required to wear face coverings when indoors i.e. office, bathroom, etc.
      • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol hand sanitizer before, during, and after your volunteer shift.
      • If you or someone in your household is unwell, please keep everyone safe and stay home.

To download our safety protocols, click here.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Serve Meals at the Boston Living Center

Location: Back Bay

Help serve socially distanced, congregate breakfasts and lunches to our members. Over 80% rely on these meals as their primary source of food. They also benefit from the community aspects of congregate dining – connecting with other members and staff.

Breakfast shifts are Wednesdays from 8:45 AM to 11:45 AM. Lunch shifts are Monday – Friday from 10 AM -2:30 PM.

Help Out at ReVision Urban Farm

Location: Dorchester

Our ReVision Urban Farm grows produce for our programs and the community at large. Farm volunteers typically help with planting, harvesting, and field prepping, but their work can vary a bit thanks to our unpredictable New England weather!

Shifts are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, or a full day with a lunch break.

A background check is required for all of our adult farm volunteers. It is important to note that this will not necessarily impact your ability to volunteer.

Build Harm Reduction Kits for the Mobile Prevention Team

Location: Back Bay

Help assemble kits filled with vital supplies for our Mobile Prevention Team to distribute during their street outreach.

Kit building shifts are on Mondays from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM, and Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 AM – 12 PM.

Volunteer Virtually

Location: Anywhere!

Have a special skill? Our clients residing at our programs would love to learn from you! Art, fitness, wellness, and job readiness classes are always useful to our clients. If you have an idea for a virtual class, get in touch. Just email volunteer@vpi.org.

A background check is required. It is important to note that this will not necessarily impact your ability to volunteer.

Corporate and Community Groups

Volunteering at Victory Programs is a great way for your company or your community group (from church groups to book clubs) to support Victory Programs while bonding with your fellow employees or group members. If you’d like to schedule a tour of the Boston Living Center or ReVision Urban Farm to decide the right volunteer opportunity for your group, please email volunteer@vpi.org.

Group Size and Shifts:

Boston Living Center:

Up to 5 people in a group.

Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

ReVision Urban Farm:

Up to 10 people in a group. There must be at least 1 adult for every 5 volunteers ages 12 – 16.

Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Harm Reduction Kit Building

Up to 15 people in a group.

Two to three-hour shifts on weekdays from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: We do have a suggested donation of $500 per group per shift.

Volunteer Today!

Or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@vpi.org or 617-318-3434 x 147 with any questions.

If volunteering is not the right option for you right now, please consider organizing a drive for essential items or hosting a fundraiser.