volunteering


Lab Report: The Therapy Dogs Who Help City Students

The door is hardly open when the chorus of young voices starts up: “Ripley!” “Yes—Monty!” “They’re here!” We’ve only just arrived inside the John F. Kennedy Elementary School on Cherry Street, so we’re not yet entirely primed on who the popular kids and teachers are at this particular educational institution. But it seems pretty safe […]


Spotlight: Beth Grierson of Wilderness Heals

Somerville is a city known for its diversity, but it is also filled with citizens willing to take action. Among these city trailblazers is Beth Grierson, a Somerville native who is willing to (literally) take a “hike” towards ending homelessness and domestic violence. Through her involvement with a hike called Wilderness Heals, sponsored by The […]


Spotlight: Coughlin of Community Cooks

Community Cooks is not just a local hunger relief non-profit – it is a movement towards a stronger community. The organization features over 400 volunteers who dedicate one day per month to preparing part of a meal to be donated to citizens in need. Their 21 partner agencies, including CASPAR, On the Rise, and HAWC, […]