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Kickoff Volunteer Orientation

September 30, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How To Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Our first orientation will be Wednesday, September 30th in the evening.  Dinner and salad will be served.


How do I sign up?
This will be our first orientation of the year for new volunteers. If you are a new volunteer, click on the green register button above. Or you can always just call us to register: 617-349-6794.  **Returning volunteers do not need to attend an orientation – just call or email.**

What is the time commitment?
Volunteers give one or two hours per week, for at least one semester. Many volunteers choose to work more hours.

When are volunteers needed?
All opportunities occur before, during or after the school day (between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, during the school year).

Who are the students?
Our public schools have a very diverse student body. Students served by CSV have requested help or have been referred by their teacher.  We have volunteer opportunities from junior kindergarten to 12th grade.

Can I help if I’ve never worked in a school?
Yes! You do not have to have prior experience as a tutor or teacher. We will work to match your talents with a need in the schools.

What about training?
Training begins as soon as you attend one of the informational orientation sessions. Ongoing support continues via training events throughout the year. Some special projects have monthly trainings as well.

Where do the CSV orientations take place?
This orientation will take place in the school library at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS).  Click here for directions.

What are your current needs?
For a list of specific volunteer needs, click here.  However, we also will work with you to use your talents, so please sign up for an orientation even if you aren’t sure which role is a fit.

Do I need to provide references or have a CORI check?
Yes. You can download the Elementary Reference Form or the High School Reference Form and bring two copies with you to your orientation. Your references should be individuals who have known you for at least one year. Also, bring a government-issued photo ID (drivers license or passport) for a CORI (criminal record) check.

What if I can’t come on September 30th?
Call or email us.  We will schedule many more orientations in September and October.  We don’t want to miss out on getting you involved.

Ready to sign up? Click here to register:


September 30, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Cambridge Rindge & Latin Hiigh School
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Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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