Come volunteer with us!

Neighborhood House Charter School benefits from the support and commitment of the greater Boston community to achieve the goal of preparing each student for post-secondary education, career and life. We ask a lot of our families, students, and staff to create and sustain a nurturing and high-performing public school. We are able to provide our students with additional academic support and enrichment opportunities because of the support of community members throughout greater Boston.

Volunteer Opportunities

To participate in or learn more about any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Ellyn Torres at 617-825-0703 x3217 or etorres@thenhcs.org.

Neighborhood House Readers

Interested in working one-on-one with a second grader? Reading aloud to a child can boost the child’s confidence and spark her curiosity, while improving her reading comprehension. Join the Neighborhood House Readers, a reading and mentoring program that pairs non-proficient 2nd grade readers one-on-one with adult volunteers. This program is on Mondays from 12:15-1:00pm.  We ask that volunteers commit for at least four consecutive Mondays.

Enrichment Program 

Have a special talent, hobby or interest?  NHCS is always looking for fresh and exciting enrichment programming to expand the horizons of our middle schoolers (grades 6-8)! Design and teach (or co-teach) an “enrichment” class for a small group of middle school students giving them the opportunity to learn something new! Past volunteer-run enrichments have included Shakespeare’s works, golf, entrepreneurship, graphic arts and woodworking. Classes take place three times a week in 4-week rotations from 2:40-3:20pm. NHCS provides staff to assist in teaching the course.

Homework Club Tutoring

Want to help a student improve his or her grades and study habits?  Volunteer to assist a student complete homework and better understand course work – a little one-on-one support can help a student improve his grade and boost his confidence! Homework Club takes place from 3:30-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. Volunteers may choose the day(s) of the week that work best for them.

After School Mentoring

Establish a trusting relationship with a student or a group of students enrolled in our After School Program. Our After School Program is offered to students of all ages. This is a great opportunity for college or high school students seeking community service work or internships. After School takes place from 3:00-6:00p.m., Monday through Thursday. Volunteers may choose the day(s) of the week that work best for them.

Library Assistance

Help our librarian keep our library an organized and effective resource for our students!  Volunteers will help shelve returned books, add new books to the database, assistant with library classes, collect and re-sort books. Volunteers may choose the day(s) of the week and the hours that work best for them.

One-time Opportunity

For example: Choose to participate in a Beautification Day, come and speak about your career to a class of students, host a field trip to your place of work, help with our annual Book Fair, organize a book drive in your community, bring in a healthful snack to a classroom or create your own one-time opportunity! Times and days vary according to opportunity.

Contact Us

  • Queen St Campus (grades K1 – 7)
  • 21 Queen Street
  • Dorchester MA 02122
  • Lower Mills Campus (grades 8-9)
  • 2220 Dorchester Avenue
  • Dorchester MA 02124
  • Phone: 617.825.0703
  • Fax: 617.825.1829
  • info@thenhcs.org
  • Directions and Map