Volunteering

Interested in giving back to the community through volunteerism? Below, please find a listing of local organizations that are seeking volunteers.

Want us to include your organization? Please send an email to kravitzg@amherstma.gov or millsa@amherstma.gov with information about your organization and the types of volunteers you are looking for.

  1. Town of Amherst
  2. Neighbors in Need
  3. Cultural Organizations
  4. Other Opportunities
amherstTown Boards and Committees

Review the various webpages below for information or attend a meeting of the committee/board in which you have an interest.

Once you have determined the best way in which to serve the Town of Amherst, please complete and submit a Citizen Activity Form (CAF).
arpsAmherst Regional Public Schools

Volunteer opportunities in the ARPS District include chaperoning, observations, interning, student teaching, practicum/pre-practicums, academic tutoring, lunch/recess monitors, afterschool programs, athletic coaching, performing arts productions, studies for research and ARPS Family Center outreach programs and events.
Senior CenterAmherst Senior Center

Leaf raking and snow shoveling volunteers, please contact Nancy Pagano

Meal delivery volunteers, please contact Helen MacMellon 

lsseAmherst Leisure Services & Supplemental Education

Contact Stacey Lecuivre to volunteer for annual events.
public shade treeAmherst Public Shade Tree Committee

The Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee preserves, protects and promotes town shade trees. Street trees provide beauty, shade, breathable air, pure ground water, stable soil and habitat for wildlife.

Join monthly plantings, usually the second Saturday of April through October, or, volunteer to help with outreach and advocacy.
Jones LibraryJones Library - Informal Conversation Partner

Want to make a new friend and learn about another culture?  The Jones Library is looking for volunteers who can meet with an adult English language learner for an hour twice a week.  Conversation partners provide English practice for high-level students - no training needed!  

Contact Lynne in the ESL office if you are interested at 413-259-3093 or apply online.
Center for Women & CommunityCenter for Women & Community

Volunteer programs include:
  • Counselor Advocates: provide rape crisis counseling on our 24-hr hotline
  • Information & Referral Specialists: connect people to the services they need within the county
  • Educator Advocates: create education and outreach to prevent violence
  • Women of Color Leadership Network: coordinate educational workshops and social events 


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