If you have any questions, please contact the student's assigned MERHS School Counselor for community service hours submitted, credit awarded, hours still needed to meet MERHS graduation requirement, etc.  

    Graduation requirements: 

    • Grade 12 - Class of 2024: 30 hours total                       

    • Grade 11 - Class of 2025: 40 hours total 

    • Grade 10 - Class of 2026: 40 hours total                

    • Grade 9 - Class of 2027: 40 hours total 

    Community Service Opportunities:  

    Cape Ann Pride LGBTQIA+ Youth Families, and Friends Bowling with Pride

    Dates: June 1, 2024 - LGBTQIA+ Youth Families, and Friends Bowling with Pride 1-5pm Contact - Stephen Hopkins, Co-chair - Cape Ann Pride Coalition https://www.capeannpride.org/ We are looking for volunteers to set up decorations at 12:30 and be at the information table selling T-shirts and handing out information about the Coalition and the GSA/SAGA organizations. Cape Ann Pride Coalition is a grassroots organization of LGBTQIA+ people and allies who are committed to elevating LGBTQIA+ voices on Cape Ann. If you are interested in volunteering, follow this link to sign up! https://bit.ly/volunteerCAPC

    Cape Ann Pride Kicked Off the Bus Pride Concert

    Dates: June 1, 2024 - Kicked Off the Bus Pride Concert - Whale’s Jaw - Rockport, MA 7-9pm Contact - Stephen Hopkins, Co-chair - Cape Ann Pride Coalition https://www.capeannpride.org/ We are looking for volunteers to set up decorations and be at the information table selling T-shirts and handing out information about the Coalition. The band is a group of Gloucester Middle/High School students. If you are interested in volunteering, follow this link to sign up! https://bit.ly/volunteerCAPC

    Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Annual Red, White and Blue Breakfast

    Date: Saturday, June 29 from 7:00 am - 12 noon Contact: Jen Doane, Manchester-Essex Rotary Club jendoane2014@gmail.com The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club is looking for volunteers for this year's Annual Red, White and Blue Breakfast. Pick a 3 hour shift (7-10 or 9-12) or come for the whole morning. Assist with one or more of the following: serving breakfast, face painting, pony rides, Boat Taxi monitor, parking monitor, food runner, table clean up and more. Please email Jen Doane jendoane2014@gmail.com to sign up.

    First Parish Church Plant-A- Pizza

    Date: Summertime Contact: Jeanne Westcott, Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries, First Parish Church, jeanne.fpchurch@gmail.com The Faith Formation Team is offering Plant-A- Pizza this summer for teens in need of community service hours. Take a plant, care for it, harvest it and bring the fresh veggies to the local food bank or soup kitchen. First Parish will provide a certificate for eight community service hours for each plant. Interested students please email jeanne.fpchurch@gmail.com for details!

    Manchester-by-the-Sea Museum (Summertime Opportunities) 

    Help support Manchester-by-the-Sea’s museum. Looking for passionate people interested in history, with various roles available in education, archives and visitor engagement. Come to the Museum for an introductory tour and meeting. The contact is Matthew Swindell, 978-526-7230, matthews@MBTSmuseum.org, Manchester-by-the-Sea Museum, 10 Union Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944 www.MBTSmuseum.org 

    St. John’s Church Gloucester - Filming Sunday Morning Church Services 

    Use your digital skills and creativity to film and distribute (Facebook, YouTube, Cape Ann Cable) the Sunday morning church  service, so that our elder parishioners, shut-ins and friends may participate in worship. The commitment is 1-2 Sundays per month from 9:30-11am, plus editing. We are a welcoming community, and we have the best coffee hour treats on Cape Ann! Training provided. The contact is Geoff Pope, 781-957-5192, Geoff.pope@msn.com. 

    T.O.H.P. Burnham Public Library  

    The T.O.H.P. Burnham Public Library in Essex needs helpers for ongoing community service tasks and is always happy to have students join their team as teen volunteers. Please use this link https://essexpubliclibrary.org/teens/communityservice/ to complete the Teen Volunteer Form and Library Director, Carla Christiensen, will get in touch with you.  

    The Trustees of Reservations  

    Volunteerism has been a cornerstone of The Trustees since 1891 in conserving land for people and continues to play a role in shaping its future. As a volunteer, you are a valued member of our Trustees’ team, part of our conservation community, and a representative of The Trustees. You’ll have opportunities to explain who we are and what we do while participating in various projects and events. Contact Volunteer@TheTrustees.org if you have questions. 

    Please see the flyer for the Stevens-Coolidge House and Gardens opportunity. https://volunteer.thetrustees.org/opportunity/a0CUk00000HudWt/garden-workday-stevens-coolidge-house-gardens   

    Please see the flyer for the Stevens-Coolidge House and Gardens opportunity. https://volunteer.thetrustees.org/opportunity/a0CUk00000HumrP/vegetable-garden-volunteer-schg  

    ENGin (Helping Ukraine Speak to the World)  

    ENGin pairs Ukrainian youth with volunteers from around the world to conduct weekly online speaking sessions, helping them connect with the global community by empowering them to speak fluent, conversational English. Their work breaks down borders to generate Ukraine’s postwar reconstruction and longer-term economic and social development. They screen every learner and volunteer and provide training and orientation. Participants are matched 1-on-1 based on preferences, interests, and availability. Visit https://www.enginprogram.org/ for more information and to join as a volunteer.  

    Counselor in Training Program at Pathways for Children   

    At the Gloucester location, 29 Emerson Ave. for student volunteers grades 10-12 (16+ years of age). CITs will be assigned to support the after-school program at Pathways, working with children between the ages of 5-12. Completion of a volunteer application and passing of a background check is required. Days can vary based on your availability and hours can be anywhere between 2:30-5:30 pm. The contact is Kathy Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator, kwilson@pw4c.org, 978-515-5395.   

    Golden Bonds  

    MERHS student Avabella Mitrano is seeking volunteers to join her for her Golden Bonds program, visiting senior citizens at different nursing homes each week. The contact is Avabella Mitrano, MERHS Student, mitranoa@meapps.org  

    My Brother's Table  

    My Brother’s Table, the largest soup kitchen on the North Shore at 99 Willow Street in Lynn, MA needs volunteers. Please call 781-595-3224.  

    iconnect2u PROJECT   

    MERHS student Jack Cummins is seeking volunteers to join him for his iconnect2u project visiting nursing homes and creating personalized posters for residents. Students joining this winter can continue throughout 2024. Two types of volunteers are needed: 1) Student Designers to create e-poster designs based on information provided about nursing home individuals in visit questionnaires. No prior skills are needed as training can be provided. The work can be done at home at the student's convenience but should be completed within 1 week of receiving the assignment 2) Student Ambassadors to design posters and also participate in visits to meet the nursing home residents prior to creating the posters and/or help meet the nursing home residents when we deliver them. Scheduling is coordinated with the nursing home and is flexible. The contact is Jack Cummins, MERHS Student, cumminsj@meapps.org  

    Manchester Public Library  

    Student volunteers needed to assist the Manchester Public Library with their major and ongoing need for help keeping their children’s book collection organized. The contact is Tom Russo, Young Adult Librarian, trusso@manchesterpl.org 978-526-7711  

    Manchester American Legion   

    Monthly Dinner Service-2nd Thursday of every month from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Located at 14 Church St. (behind Town Hall) Students are welcome to volunteer when available and do not have to sign up for every dinner.  

    Contact: Sylvia Hidden Kirker sylvia.kirker@verizon.net and Allan M. Kirker, Commander, Manchester American Legion amkirker@gmail.com 978-380-0029  

    Essex Conservation Commission  

    Student volunteers needed to help in the office of the Essex Conservation Commission. Ongoing opportunity Monday – Thursday in the afternoons starting at 2:00pm. No matter how many hours you need, there is always something that needs to be done. The contact is Deborah Cunningham, Administrative Clerk, conservation@essexma.org, 978-768-2509  

    Beverly Hospital  

    Beverly Hospital is seeking tech-savvy student volunteers to help service their seventy-five iPads that need routine attention on an ongoing basis. The contact is Eileen Hines, hineseileen23@comcast.net, phone: 978-853-4565.  

    Cape Ann Youth Lacrosse Adaptive Lacrosse Program at MERHS 

    Cape Ann Youth Lacrosse Adaptive Lacrosse Program at the Turf Field at Manchester Essex Regional High School on Sunday, April 7 until June 2, 3:30-4:45pm. Seeking kind and inclusive-minded student volunteers to be mentors for athletes with developmental and physical disabilities. Lacrosse experience is helpful, but not necessary. Kindness, smiles, and acceptance required! The contact is Karen Bell, Adaptive Lacrosse Director, cayladaptivelacrosse@gmail.com, 978-994-5326. Please see flyer for more information.