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recorded on March 31, 2015

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Alzheimer's Hotline
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If you or someone you love is suffering from Alzheimer’Äôs disease, you don’Äôt have to go at it alone. The Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts offers information and support. Visit them at or call the 24/7 hotline at 800-272-3900

American Antiquarian Society
(508)-755- 5221
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The American Antiquarian Society is an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The library's collections document American life from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Holdings include books, pamphlets, broadsides, music, graphic arts, and much more. Free tours every Wednesday at 8p.m. Details and a full calendar of free events can be found on-line at or by calling 508-755-5221.

Boston Minstrel Company
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The Boston Minstrel Company seeks volunteer singers and musicians for interactive sing-alongs in Boston-area shelters, residential facilities, and prisons. Repertoire includes folk, rock, oldies, pop, blues, spirituals, and more. Monthly rehearsals are held at the United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock Street in Newton. For more information, visit

Coastal Cleanup
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Coastsweep, Massachusetts’Äô annual coastal cleanup, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Come join the thousands of volunteers who help make our beaches, rivers, and seafloors cleaner and safer. Go to for more information.

Drop-In Bereavement Support Group
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Jewish Healing Connections offers an ongoing bi-weekly Bereavement Support Group that provides emotional and spiritual support to people living with loss. The group is offered free of charge through the Jewish Family and Children’Äôs Service. For locations, dates, and times, please call 781-647-5327.

Father Bill's Shelter
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Father Bill's Shelter in Quincy is looking for volunteers to work with staff in a variety of areas. Opportunities can be matched with your skills and schedule.

Holocaust Survivors
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Volunteers are needed to visit elderly Holocaust survivors in their homes or assisted-living facilities. To participate call Holocaust Services at 781-693-5596. To learn more about Jewish Family & Children’Äôs Services, visit online at

Home for Little Wanderers
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The Home for Little Wanderers, the oldest child welfare organization in the nation, has a diverse range of volunteer opportunities, including mentoring, tutoring, leading group activities and helping with administrative tasks. Consider giving the gift of time and make a word of difference in the life of a child. The information number is 617-927-0648

Horizons for Homeless Children
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Research suggests that there are over 90-thousand homeless children in Massachusetts. Homeless children are often transient--living in shelters when they can’Ķor in cars with their families. Horizons for Homeless Children is dedicated to improving the lives of homeless children and their families. Their programs and services help kids learn and grown and help their families return to self-sufficiency. Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking volunteers to play with children in homeless and domestic violence shelters in Worcester and Central Massachusetts. Daytime and evening hours are available. Training is provided. To volunteer in the Worcester and Central Massachusetts areas, please call 508-755-2615.

Hospice Open House
(617) 969 6130

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd/Circle of Caring is a non-profit, non-sectarian, community based home care agency. An informal open house is held the first Friday of every month from 10 A.M. until noon. Volunteer and career opportunities are available. For more information call 617-969-6130.

House of Justice
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’ÄúThe House of Justice’Äù program at Jewish Family and Children’Äôs Service in Waltham needs volunteer lawyers to provide free legal services to low-income populations. This community-based program is invaluable to people with unmet civil legal needs. Attorneys can commit to as few as one case or consultation per year. Call 781-647-JFCS to volunteer, or learn more online at

Jamaica Plain Adult Learning

The Jamaica Plain Adult Learning Program is seeking volunteers to tutor adults for two hours per week. Hours are flexible, and free training is provided. For more information, call 617-635-5201.

Jewish Family and Children's Service Volunteers
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The Jewish Family and Children’Äôs Service is currently seeking volunteers in a variety of programs to help isolated seniors, new parents, recently arrived immigrants, and people with disabilities within Greater Boston. Information on programs and volunteer opportunities is available at

Lemon Law
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If your car has a re-occurring problem and is still under warranty, you may have a lemon. If you have kept records of routine maintenance and other repairs, you may be entitled to free legal representation under the Massachusetts Lemon Law and Federal Warranty Laws. For information call 1-800-LEMON-LAW or log onto on the worldwide web.

MAB Community Services
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MAB Community Services, formerly the Massachusetts Association for the Blind, is seeking volunteers to help out 2-3 hours per week. Volunteers read or shop with a blind neighbor and help that person maintain independence. Training and support is provided and hours are flexible.

Mental Health & Friendship
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The support of a friend gives someone dealing with a mental illness a greater chance at recovery. Mental illness. What a difference a friend makes. For more information go to

National Alliance for Mental Illness
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One in five Massachusetts families are affected by mental illness. The National Alliance for Mental Illness of Massachusetts seeks to raise public awareness and promote understanding of mental health issues. For details on NAMI and upcoming events, visit online at

New England Paralyzed Veterans of America
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Are you or someone you know a U.S. military veteran who suffers from spinal cord injury or chronic disease such as MS? You can join the New England Paralyzed Veterans of America, the leading advocate for veterans and the disability community in our region. Membership is free, and provides a lifetime of benefits.

NWW Committee for Community Living

The NWW Committee for Community Living is seeking volunteer companions for adults with developmental disabilities and to share in recreational activities. Attend museums, concerts and movies together. Individualized training is provided.

Parents Helping Parents Support Groups
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’ÄúParents Helping Parents’Äù offer free, confidential mutual support groups for parents and guardians across Massachusetts.

Parents' Place
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Parents’Äô Place helps parents get the information they need to make important decisions about their children. Parents’Äô Place offers a toll-free help line, a website, and print publications in English, Spanish and Portuguese. If you would like more information on school report cards, public school choice, MCAS, supplemental education services and more, visit online at

Premie Moms

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The Fragile Beginnings program is seeking women who were mothers of premature infants to help new mothers of premies transition between hospital and home. Training and supervision is provided. To learn more, contact Jewish Family & Children’Äôs Services at 781-647-5327.

Project HOPE for the Uninsured
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Project HOPE provides uninsured and underinsured Cape Cod and Islands residents with access to health care services and to a primary care provider. To learn if you qualify and to apply call 800-845-1999.

Rosie's Place Volunteers
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Rosie’Äôs Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women in Boston’Äôs South End, needs volunteers to help serve dinners in their dining room. Group volunteer opportunities are also available. Visit online at for more information about getting started.

(617) 536-2460
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Samariteens is dedicated to assisting teens in despair. The Samariteens help line is free, confidential, and staffed by trained compassionate and supportive teenage volunteers. The help line number is 800-252-TEEN (800-252-8336). For more information or to become a Samariteens volunteer, call 617-536-2460 or visit

School Breakfast Program
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Eating breakfast helps kids improve their grades, pay attention in class, and improve classroom behavior. Project Bread encourages parents to take advantage of the School Breakfast Program to be assured that their children start the day with a nutritious meal. For more information on the School Breakfast Program, contact your child's school or call the Project Bread: 617-723-5000. The website is

United Spinal Association
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Do you or someone you know have a spinal cord injury or disorder? United Spinal Association, a free membership organization provides vital information, advocacy, and access to premier resources. To learn more, visit online.

Victims' Rights

If you are a victim of a violent crime, the relative of a murder victim, or a witness in a case in which the criminal was sentenced to a Massachusetts state prison and is still incarcerated, you have the right to be registered with the Criminal History Systems board. The board can notify you of the prisoner’Äôs escape, release, parole, or commutation. For more information, call 978 809 0177. All calls are confidential.

Volunteer Lawyers
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’ÄúThe House of Justice’Äù program at Jewish Family and Children’Äôs Service in Waltham needs volunteer lawyers to provide free legal services to low-income populations. This community-based program is invaluable to people with unmet civil legal needs. Attorneys can commit to as few as one case or consultation per year. Call 781-647-JFCS to volunteer, or learn more online at

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