Charles River Center

59 E Militia Heights Dr, Needham, Ma 02492, Usa
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Our missionTo empower and support people with developmental and other disabilities by offering high-quality, individualized opportunities that foster independence and community inclusion.

Charles River Center

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Volunteer for our fun recreation and fundraising events and activities!

Our volunteers support our programs and events for children and adults. Opportunities range from sign language support, planning committees, our annual 5k road race, Special Olympic activities/events and helping out at our daytime programs onsite.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Children, Teens, 21+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Sign Language Group Leader

Must be proficient in using American Sign language (ASL) and comfortable using Zoom platform. Each class has a leader/teacher and a co-host staff and there will be 15-25 participants in each class.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual
  • None
  • Weekdays

Building a Dream Gala Committee

Attend monthly committee meetings via Zoom. Procure sponsorships, auction items and raffle prizes. Assist marketing the event to communicate the message of the event.
  • Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Event support
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
How you helpVolunteering at the Charles River Center is a fulfilling way to give back while making a difference in the lives of the people we serve from local communities. We have opportunities that last just a few hours to longer commitments helping with programs or volunteering on committees.
About usAt the Charles River Center, we provide programs and services for over 950 children and adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. We serve families from many communities including Needham, Wellesley, Natick, Framingham, Newton, Dedham, Sharon, Waltham, Roslindale, and many more. We provide 4 main services: Employment Services, Day Habilitation, Residential Services, Family Support
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