From time to time, our grantees let us know when they have needs that TPC members may be able to help with or provide referrals to others who may fit the bill. Below is a list of current needs.

Host a Student Intern for Minds Matter Boston

When: Flexible

Where: At your workplace

How it works: Contribute to Boston’s next generation of young leaders and build a diverse pipeline of future employees at your company by hosting a Minds Matter Boston intern. Minds Matter Boston will support you in hiring and supervising your intern. The timing and details of the position are flexible, though we ask that the internship be paid.

To learn more, contact Meredith, Director of Development, at Meredith.Traquina@minds

TPC Volunteer Day at Neighbors in Need

When: Friday, April 14, 2PM—4PM

Where: Neighbors In Need Warehouse, 60 Island Street, Lawrence, MA

Needs: Work with fellow TPC members to assemble food pantry bags! 

Last year Neighbors in Need distributed 250,000 pounds of fresh produce to hungry families at their 13 Food Pantries in Greater Lawrence. NIN strongly relies on volunteers to serve the poor and hungry with dignity and compassion. After finishing the volunteer shift, you can always relax next door at the Spicket River Brewery!

Sign up now!

Serve as a MARE team captain at the Jordan’s Walk/Run for Adoption!

When: Sunday May 21st 2023, 9AM-1PM

Where: Jordan’s Furniture, 450 Revolutionary Drive, Taunton, MA

Needs: Lead a group of your friends, family members, or fellow TPC members at MARE’s annual fundraiser.

The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) hosts their Jordan’s Walk/Run for Adoption event each year. All funds raised from this event go towards helping children and teens in foster care find adoptive homes. This event includes festivities, food, games, balloons, and family-friendly fun! Walkers and runners are invited to complete a 5k fun-run, consisting of three loops around the course.

We are looking for a team captain who can rally a group of TPC members to support this exciting event.Interested? Email Annemieke Rice at

Young Man with a Plan Career Reference Library

When: Ongoing

Where: Over email

Young Man with a Plan is building a career reference library to help young men begin to understand the opportunities in their future. TPC professionals come from a wide range of professional backgrounds. 

How it works: Please take 30 minutes to draft a brief overview of a professional job position you are familiar with and include the following information:

  • Job Title and Salary Range
  • Job Description – brief, approximately 50 words
  • Job Placements – What types of businesses have this role?
  • Education required – High school graduate, BA, BS, Associates Degree
  • Number of years of experience required
  • Skills and Abilities – What helps someone succeed in the position?

See here for an example. Please email your overview to Diane at or Natasha at

Minds Matter Spring Soiree Support

When: Leading up to the event on June 1

Where: Artists for Humanity in South Boston

How it works: Minds Matter Boston is looking for help planning their “Spring Soiree” taking place June 1 at Artists for Humanity in Boston’s Fort Point. Committee members are asked to make planning calls (no more than 3-4 calls between now and the event), to attend the event, and to invite their own friends/family/colleagues to attend. It’s relatively low lift, and a great way to participate in a very fun and inspiring evening.

To learn more, contact Meredith, Director of Development, at  Sign up here.

RIA, Inc. Gala Planning Committee

When: Leading up to the event in October

Where: Support virtually

How it works: RIA, Inc (Ready, Inspire, Act) is also looking for event planning committee members for their October Gala at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. They seek those with experience with event planning, marketing, social media, silent auctions, guest registration, and procuring sponsors. Volunteers will meet virtually once a week. 

To learn more, contact Chantha at

Help Deliver Products for Dignity Matters

When: Six times per year

Where: From Framingham to Kingston and East Boston

How it works: Dignity Matters is looking for volunteers to help deliver products from their warehouse in Framingham to women at organizations in Kingston and East Boston 6 times per year.

Help provide hands-on support and learn more about Dignity Matters and their nonprofit partners. Plus, you will be making a difference in the lives of women across Eastern Massachusetts!  

To learn more, please email Distribution Manager Andrea Schneider:


When: Ongoing

Where: Virtually

How: RESPOND partners with individuals, families, and communities to end the serious public health issue of domestic violence.

Please consider purchasing items from RESPOND’s Amazon Wish List from the safety and comfort of your own home!

Shelter Reopening Wish List

Holiday Wishes List

Children’s Books