The below Community of Volunteer Groups and Businesses are making a difference at WBUR by volunteering their time during our fundraisers. Thank you!
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Founded in 1889, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the first American-Muslim organization. The Community currently has 73 chapters across the US. Its journal, The Muslim Sunrise, is among the earliest and longest running American-Muslim periodicals.
Antique and Classic Boat Festival
Come and see a diverse display of beautiful antique and classic sailboats, power boats, and hand-powered craft ranging from the 1890s through the 1960s. Expand your appreciation of our nation’s maritime heritage and salute those who are preserving a piece of it.
Archaeological Institute of America
A nonprofit organization, the AIA also seeks to educate people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery and is committed to preserving the world’s archaeological resources and cultural heritage. The 6th Annual Archaeological Institute of America-Museum of Science Archaeology Fair will be held October 19th and 20th at the Museum of Science.
Boston By Foot
Since 1976 we have offered regularly scheduled tours from May through October (just show up!) and year-round custom tours for groups and private parties. We welcome you to come and explore Boston’s rich heritage of architecture and history in the company of dedicated and enthusiastic guides — all graduates of Boston By Foot’s highly acclaimed training program.
Boston University Academy
Boston University Academy is committed to providing an outstanding secondary education, optimizing the respective strengths of its small school community and its inclusion within a world-class research university.
Boston University’s Alpha Epsilon Phi
The Alpha Chi chapter promotes the highest type of womanhood with involvement in the BU and Boston community through internships, clubs, jobs, research and volunteer work. AEPhi provides its members with endless resources, and each woman witnesses her personal growth and potential during her years here at Boston.
Boston University’s Alpha Phi Omega
A national co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, and social opportunities to college students. APO’s primary focus is to provide volunteer service within four areas: service to the community, service to the campus, service to the fraternity, and service to the nation as participating citizens. Leadership, Fellowship, and Service are the key components of the fraternity.
Boston University Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Our department is committed to providing excellence in diagnostic pathology, in biomedical research, and in graduate and medical education. For further information, contact the School of Medicine: 617-638-4500, email@example.com.
Rotaract is a service organization for those who want to change the world for the better and have fun. The Boston Rotaract Club meets for service, social & cultural activities and professional development.
Boston Volunteers is a not-for-profit organization that has been around for three years. Their goal is to help the local community by making volunteering accessible for working individuals. They organize a variety of volunteering opportunities (from serving at soup kitchens to tutoring those who are studying for their GEDs) and collaborate with other not-for-profit organizations. People are welcome to sign up for as few or as many events as they would like in the event calendar; there are no long-term commitments.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is world-renowned in virtually every area of adult medicine. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our leadership in patient quality and safety, development of state-of-the-art treatments and technologies, and robust research programs have improved the health of people around the world.
Brookline Open Studios
Brookline Open Studios offers a unique two-day opportunity for you to meet some of the town’s most vibrant and creative artists and view their work. Discover a broad array of artistic styles and media. Enjoy the delights and inspiration that come from visiting the studios and displays of local artists in and about town. Much of the art is available for purchase. Afterwards, enjoy the numerous parks and restaurants in town.
A blog about the Art of Cheese, Wine & Food Pairings. Visit the website to learn more and book your own wine and cheese pairing party for private and corporate functions.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Mass Ave, Cambridge
Our office at 1730 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge has a professional team of real estate agents and staff with an in-depth knowledge of the markets, technology and commitment to unparalleled service to provide genuine one-stop shopping for our clients. The 1730 Massachusetts Ave office has been the #1 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in New England for three straight years (2009, 2010, and 2011).
Concord Chamber of Congress
The Concord Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting and serving business, supporting tourism and fostering a strong economic climate, all consistent and in harmony with the character and culture of Concord, Mass.
Custom Spoonfuls is a Boston personal chef service serving the Greater Boston area healthy and thoughtful meals. Custom Spoonfuls will travel to your home each week to prepare meals, with high quality ingredients, that are tailored specifically to your lifestyle and personal health goals. Custom Spoonfuls offers free in-home consultations to determine the best plan for your lifestyle.
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is Harvard University’s center for interdisciplinary research and study of Russia and its neighbors. We have over 200 affiliates working in disciplines ranging from anthropology to sociology, and whose regional interests span virtually all of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Our goal is to foster these scholars’ development, and to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking by creating opportunities for them to meet, exchange views, and collaborate.
Full Moon Classic Yacht Charters
Full Moon is a 1948 Classic Motor Yacht with wood decks, varnished rails, and gentle arches that make for great photos against a sparkling sea, serene sunset, or starry skies — an ideal setting for weddings, corporate and special events.
The Homebrew Emporeum
We carry True Brew and Brewer’s Best boxed ingredient kits, as well as canned kits and ingredients. Additionally, we stock dozens of grains, hops, yeast, spices, adjuncts, and chemicals (such as brewing salts and cleansers), not to mention the gadgets that you “really need” (or so you told your significant other) to make that special brew. We stock the largest variety of beer-making supplies in the area at the best prices.
The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research supports research on the history and culture of people of African descent the world over and provides a forum for collaboration and the ongoing exchange of ideas. It seeks to stimulate scholarly engagement in African and African American studies both at Harvard and beyond, and to increase public awareness and understanding of this vital field of study. As the preeminent research center in the field, the Hutchins Center sponsors visiting fellows, art exhibitions, publications, research projects, archives, readings, conferences, and new media initiatives that respond to and excite interest in established and emerging channels of inquiry in African and African American research. http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/ @HutchinsCenter
Laughing Matters is dedicated to making laughter a daily part of life and building a healthier, less stressful outlook. Laughing Matters is interactive, giving participants effective tools to use at school, in the workplace and at home. Laughing exercises and relaxation techniques are incorporated into each session.
Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s SoftSecond Loan Program
Since 1990 the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) has supported responsible homeownership for low- and moderate-income families through the SoftSecond Loan Program. Designed specifically for first-time homebuyers, SoftSecond combines a low down payment requirement with discounted, fixed interest rates to offer homebuyers an affordable monthly mortgage payment. Contact MHP today at 1-800-752-7131 to learn more about the SoftSecond Loan Program.
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs 2800 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
MBHP is the state’s largest regional provider of rental housing voucher assistance. We serve homeless, elderly, disabled, and low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Our region spans Boston and 29 surrounding communities.
MIT Women’s Chorale
The MIT Women’s Chorale is a concert choir sponsored by the MIT Women’s League, and is open to all women of the MIT and Harvard communities and a small number of guests at the discretion of the director. While our primary focus is singing, we end each evening with conversation over light refreshments. We also hold a pot luck supper each semester. The interactions fostered by the Chorale have led to many life-long friendships.
NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans is a nonprofit organization that trains highly skilled assistance dogs for people who are Deaf or have a disability. NEADS has matched more than 1,400 dogs with human partners all around the United States since 1976. Our Canines for Combat Veterans program caters to US veterans, particularly wounded service men and women who have returned from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. We also train social dogs for children with Autism, hearing dogs for people who are Deaf, and service dogs for people with a disability.
North Shore Women’s Rugby
The North Shore Women’s Rugby Club (NSWRC), located north of Boston, was created in the Fall of 2004 and is in Division III of the New England Rugby Football Union.
NPR Digital Services
Our goal is to partner with stations to help them achieve a recognizable identity, impact and reach on digital platforms that ultimately will be comparable to their radio status. NPR Digital Services will enable stations to provide more value to their current audiences, to grow new audience – and to engage opinion makers and thought leaders more deeply by freeing stations to focus on mission-driven local content, brand positioning and revenue development.
Nutritional Healing is an established scientific and holistic approach towards balancing the needs of the human body through the use of wholesome, nutrient-rich foods and dietary supplements.
Established in 1998 by founder Mimi Loureiro, O2 Yoga is an athletic and peaceful, invigorating and calming, fun and challenging yoga experience. O2 Yoga offers a varied sequence of postures with a creative flow, personalized to meet the experience, needs, and desires of students. The primary goal of O2 Yoga is to empower students, allowing them to experience full self-acceptance, outer strength, and inner calm.
Oasis Custom Designs
Kitchens & Baths — Cabinets for living
Old Corner Books Dot Com
Located in a big Victorian house in the old corner of Newton, Massachusetts, Old Corner Books is home to over 26,000 hard to find and out of print books. And if the books you’re looking for are not here, we’ll find them for you! We pride ourselves on personal service, 24-hour turn around, and, if necessary, 1 hour turn around! All books listed online are in-house and ready to ship. Give us a try!
The Painterly Craft
The Painterly Craft, Inc. is a decorative painting firm, based in Boston, specializing in hand-painted murals and borders.
Partners in Health
Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
Purple Dragon Associates
A+ Certified, friendly technical help for the Small Office, Home Office, and home PC user. Install, configure, maintain, and repair PCs and Local Area Networks. Contact: Purple.Dragons@verizon.net.
Qi, the inner gym.
Everyone knows that going to the gym is good for our bodies, but what about the rest of us? Qi The INNER Gym is where we go to build health and balance in our hearts, minds, and spirit. Qi The Inner Gym brings together integral modalities such as acupuncture, massage, energy healing, yoga, tai chi, meditation and psychotherapy to strengthen us from the inside out–creating lasting health and wellbeing in our lives.
Rebels Without Applauze
Rebels Without Applauze is an award winning, musically-driven improv comedy troupe that performs throughout New England. We take audience suggestions and create comical scencs with unforgettable characters, resulting in hilarious consequences. We are available for public and private performances, including corporate events, parties and benefits. Check out our website at www.rebelsimprov.com.
Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. Alongside local and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.
Sign of the Dove Gallery
For imaginative and original fine crafts, clothing, jewelry, photography and paintings, visit Sign of the Dove Gallery at The Mall at Chestnut Hill. The artists’ cooperative shows the work of more than 75 New England artists.
The Sharewood Project offers free, unscheduled health care to the medically under-served populations of the greater Boston area. Services include clinical, case management, laboratory, and other types of health care. All services are open to everyone, including the uninsured, and no appointment is necessary.
Sue Kelman, WORDSMITH
In a 21st century where electronic communication is changing how we think about language, one could be forgiven for assuming that the written word is superfluous. Whether in the for-profit or not-for-profit sectors, clients count on me to provide smart, accurate, effective wordsmithing and communications strategies that take their ideas and make them sing. They count on me to help them stand out in the marketplace, to help drive business their way, and to help them achieve their ambitious goals.
At the Taza Chocolate Factory in Somerville, Mass., we craft stone ground chocolate from bean to bar. We operate at the forefront of our industry through continued commitment to Taza Chocolate Direct Trade Certified Cacao.
Thomson Safaris has been a leader in sustainable travel to Tanzania, the premier safari destination in Africa, for over 30 years. Let our expertise guide you through Tanzanian landscapes – from the iconic plains of the Serengeti, to the glaciated peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, to the wildlife-rich floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. Be awestruck by the diversity of wildlife, people and cultures. You’ll quickly understand why we are on Travel+Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best List.
We have a rich New England heritage that inspires the way we make our products and run our business. We make boots, shoes, clothes and gear that are comfortable enough to wear all day and rugged enough for all year.
Trinity Technologies provides a range of enterprise content management consulting and development services to help companies gain more profit through effective automation. Trinity’s formula for services helps our clients get on the right track quickly. Each service includes a specific measure of technology and training. Clients see results quickly and readily embark on more advanced programs.
Upward Bound @ Boston University
Upward Bound (UB) at Boston University is a federally-funded college preparatory program for potential first-generation college and low-income Boston Public High School students.
The Waldorf School of Lexington
Waldorf School of Lexington provides a stimulating education that integrates music, fine arts, foreign languages, practical arts and crafts, physical education, and gardening with math, science, language arts, and social studies. We strive to cultivate in our students a sense of wonder, creative and inquiring minds, a well-founded belief in their capacities, strength of character, will, and intellect, and compassion for and interest in all life. WSL is part of the global movement of Waldorf Schools, one of the fastest growing independent school pedagogy worldwide.
Wholesome Healing Chiropractic
Chiropractic Wellness Care in Back Bay, Boston & Central Square, Cambridge. Offering family chiropractic care, individualized treatments, and nutritional counseling.
‘Wiches of Boston
‘Wiches of Boston, LLC prepares fresh, additive free ice creams right before your eyes with cutting edge liquid nitrogen technology. From ice cream to milk shakes, ‘Wiches of Boston can bring a new level of excitement to your special event by preparing sweet and savory treats in a mist of liquid nitrogen. Serving the greater Boston area and surrounding towns, we will travel to your event and give it that special ‘Wiches of Boston touch.
WTBU The Beat of Boston University
WTBU is BU’s student-run, volunteer radio station which broadcasts live 20 hours a day. Our station is primarily available through our webcast, but you can also listen to us on 89.3 FM/640 AM if you’re in Boston, or on BU’s cable channel 6 if you live on campus.
Young Nonprofit Professional Network
YNPN Boston provides support and resources for young professionals working in the Greater Boston nonprofit community. For information about upcoming events or to sign up for our listserv, visit www.ynpnboston.org.
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CustomMade is an online matchmaker connecting people who want and make custom goods. We offer a better alternative to buying mass-produced products and make it easy for Makers to connect with Buyers who want one-of-a-kind creations.
Since 1982, ImprovBoston has entertained audiences in New England and around the country with a fresh, funny approach to improv comedy, showcasing today’s best performers and training tomorrow’s stars. With a full calendar of the funniest shows in Boston and nationally-known education and corporate training programs, ImprovBoston is more than just a great comedy club—it’s a recognized center for the evolving art of improvisation. In February 2008, ImprovBoston moved to a new 3500 square foot space in Central Square. The new, T-accessible space features multiple theaters, increased seating capacity and a bar. ImprovBoston is a registered 501(c)(3).
Sign of the Dove Gallery
Sign of the Dove Gallery is a fine-craft gallery at The Mall at Chestnut Hill. Originally called The Christmas Store, this cooperative shows the work of close to 80 local artists who work with glass, clay, paint, wood, fiber, metal and more.
Sprouted Raw Foods
Sprouted Raw Foods is a local company that hand-makes great tasting gluten-free, vegan, raw foods such as crackers, nut clusters, and chocolates.