• Volunteering Nov 16

    How You Can Help, Despite COVID, Around Boston This Holiday Season

    This holiday season is shaping up to be so different from others. One question facing many people around the Greater Boston Area is what they can still do to give back this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. For those looking to volunteer, some charity and outreach organizations around the area told us they are able to accommodate volunteers at their…

  • wildfires Sep 19

    Mass. Task Force 1 Completes Mission to Oregon for Wildfire Response

    Massachusetts Task Force 1 has completed their mission to help the residents of Oregon as wildfires continue to rage across the region. Massachusetts FEMA-based Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 spent nearly a week conducting damage assessments and searching for missing people. At least 35 people have died so far and a record one billion acres were torched in…

  • wildfires Sep 15

    Mass. Task Force 1 Heads to Oregon for Wildfire Response

    Massachusetts Task Force 1 departed from Logan Airport early Tuesday to help the residents of Oregon as wildfires continue to rage across the region. Massachusetts FEMA-based Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 received their activation orders Monday at 4 p.m. to report to Portland, Oregon. The 25-member team traveled via commercial airline. They will report to their Incident Commander upon arrival…

  • we love boston chinatown Aug 24

    Photos: Volunteers Work to Help Revitalize Boston's Chinatown

    The campaign is a partnership of community organizations, businesses and residents who have come together to help revitalize the neighborhood. Dozens of volunteers donning masks and gloves turned out to Boston’s Chinatown for a socially-distant community cleanup on Saturday as part of the recently launched “We Love Boston Chinatown” campaign.
  • Volunteering Apr 17

    Virtual Volunteering: How to Help Those in Need While Social Distancing

    Caridad Canales has been volunteering with My Grief Angels online for five years. She talks with people who are mourning a loss or suffering from anxiety. You don’t need training in bereavement counseling to volunteer with this non-profit, she says, because people just want to connect with another human and have someone listen to them.  “It is very gratifying...

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