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Volunteer with Ellis Children*

  1. Lend support in our infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms

  2. Help serve or supervise lunch and snack time

  3. Read to a child or a group of children

  4. Supervise or lead various activities (e.g. games, songs, arts and crafts projects, drawing, coloring, sand table, etc.)

  5. Help supervise children at Ellis’ Children’s Park or on a walk nearby


Initiate or Contribute to Donation Drives

  1. Back to School Backpack Drive (donating backpacks with essential school supplies)

  2. Holiday Gift Drive for our Early Education Program

  3. Book Drive (durable board books are a particular need)

  4. Arts and Crafts Supplies Drive

  5. Clothing and/or Diapers and Wipes Drive

  6. Birthday Gift Drive for those who wouldn’t otherwise receive gifts


Skills-Based Volunteering

To increase our capacity to meet growing challenges, Ellis seeks various expertise that may not be currently available internally. We welcome those with professional knowledge in Marketing and Communications, Photography, Graphic Design, Web Design, Database Management, and other fields.


*Please note: Regular volunteers must undergo a fingerprint and background check process.

For more information, please contact:
Gaia Roverato

Development and Volunteer Assistant

(617) 695-9307

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