The Spanish American Center welcomes MWCC service learning students and volunteers to assist with a wide variety of projects to help the Center support the Spanish-speaking community in the greater Leominster area.
Service projects may include, but will not be limited to:
• conducting community surveys
• web design, networking, PC upgrades
• brochure design
• customer service, event planning, research to support grant writing
• support and advocacy
Contact: Nicolas Formaggia, Domestic Violence Counselor/Legal Counselor, 978-534-3145
The Spanish American Center
112 Spruce Street
Leominster, MA 01453
The Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster welcomes MWCC students to work with the more than 140 youth who come to the Club daily after school. There are many ways the Club can utilize volunteers from MWCC and provide MWCC students with the hands-on experience you need to stand out from the rest after graduation!
Tutors: We are in need of tutors, with a specific focus on math and science, but also all subject areas, during our “Power Hour”. The “Power Hour” runs from 2pm to 6pm. This is a time when our youth can focus on homework and get assistance in the subject areas where they might be struggling. Our goal is to reduce the youth-to-tutor ratio, so that youth at the Club have more focused and individualized attention. Spanish speaking students are very much needed.
Other: We also welcome service learning groups who might want to develop a specific project or presentation for the youth. For example, an art class working with an Anatomy and Physiology class might build a life-size model, including the skeleton, of a giant rainforest bat. There is also a need for additional volunteers in other areas throughout the afternoon and evenings. Youth are typically here from 2:15pm-7pm; so we welcome volunteers who are able to commit for a large portion of that time to assist us in supporting the youth at the Club.
Internships Opportunities: Interns from all disciplines are welcome, but the Club specifically seeks the following:
- Art students to run workshops at the afterschool program on an ongoing basis
- Environmental Studies students to run workshops/develop activities for after school program utilizing natural local habitat on an on-going basis
- Science, Math and Computer Science students to run workshops at afterschool program on an on-going basis
- Education students to advice/assist with special needs students, specifically students on the Autism Spectrum.
All volunteers must pass a CORI check and take part in volunteer orientation prior to serving.
Contact: Leanne Cyphers, Volunteer Coordinator, 978-534-1672
Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
(formerly Boys and Girls Club of North Central Massachusetts)
365 Lindell Ave.
Leominster, MA 01453
There is a lot of room for creativity and input with the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center for dependable and reliable students!
The Cleghorn Neighborhood Center
seeks volunteer support for its services to young people. MWCC students are welcome to design and create curricula or projects for children as young as kindergarten age or for all other after-school youth. Cultural awareness around nutrition and exercise are of high interest. All curriculum designed will remain with the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center for use within the programs. Bilingual students are strongly encouraged to apply; most of the youth at the Center speak English as their primary language.
Another option for MWCC students is facilitating a Spanish class that does not currently have an instructor; there is a designed curriculum that a student could practice with participants. This option would require an applicant strong in both English and Spanish.
MWCC students are strongly encouraged to create and design their own interactive workshops, targeted to a particular age group (kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school, adult population).
The Center also wishes to implement a reading program for students in grades K-4 to teach students how to read in both English and Spanish. The curriculum will be provided, as well as arts and crafts materials to reinforce the lessons. One idea for this project is to take children to the library and teach them how to take out books! (Story time with the kids is always a big hit!)
2-18 Fairmount St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420