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Volunteers on Volunteering

Does volunteering have a positive impact on volunteers themselves? Numerous health research studies have given more and more weight to the beneficial effects of volunteering on mental and physical health, life satisfaction, social well-being and depression. How do Cambridge School Volunteers perceive their experience? CSV’s volunteers range from engineers, young professionals, retired teachers, and STEM doctoral candidates to members of local undergraduate athletic teams

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Luz-Margarita: the power of mentorship

Dear friends, Can you make a difference for local students this year? A gift to Cambridge School Volunteers ensures that students who don’t have “an in” still can “get in”: into the college or career of their dreams. A mentor or tutor can give the attention and care that enables a student to flourish. Students like Luz-Margarita. Last year, college sophomore Luz-Margarita came back

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A New NetPals Director

Having taught middle school immediately after leaving college and parenting four students in the Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge School Volunteers’ new NetPals director is thoroughly steeped in experience with these critical years of adolescence. Meg Ramsdell accepted the position as director of CSV’s NetPals program in early October, after serving for two years as a program coordinator for NetPals and Learning Centers, another upper

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Come On Board!

We’re excited to be welcoming new school volunteers this month! There are still plenty of openings in our fall orientations, and there are even orientations in December coming up.  Please join us at an orientation (see calendar, below). If you have questions you’d rather have answered in person before signing up for  an orientation, you might want to drop in to one of our

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Back to the 80s!

Join us for a dance, music, and Cambridge-centric extravaganza, eighties-style! All funds support our work in the Cambridge Public Schools to boost student achievement and success through the power of our volunteers. Buy tickets or join us as a sponsor here.  

CSV’s Grad Students on “Cultural Humility”

“Would you feel comfortable talking to your mentor about race?” That’s one of the questions that Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students who receive tutoring or mentoring from a CSV volunteer answered recently in a survey conducted by Colette Lima and Daniela Reyes. Lima and Reyes work as program assistants at Cambridge School Volunteers. Both women are master’s level social work students at the

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Orientation for High School Volunteers

Come to an orientation to learn about volunteering at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School as a tutor, mentor, or classroom assistant. We need tutors in all subjects, mentors for the Science Olympiad team, and people with an interest in tutoring high school athletes in a team setting. Pre-registration required.

Cultural Humility Workshop for CSV Volunteers (Evening)

Learn from the field of social work! Our graduate student interns from the BU School of Social work will lead this workshop on cultural humility, a practice of increasing self-awareness of biases and perceptions, and how this practice can affect your volunteer work with students. Gender, age, and race will be discussed.

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