Student Volunteer Opportunities with Local Organizations
The following organizations have expressed an interest in student volunteers. Please note that some have age restrictions and may require training, references and/or interviews.
300 Committee (Falmouth’s Land Trust)
Occasional opportunities for students interested in pursuing an environmental or conservation-related project. firstname.lastname@example.org, (508) 540-0876.
Around the Table (St. Barnabas Church)
M, W, F year round, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Help with food preparation, greet guests. (508) 548-3863, or email@example.com
Atria at Woodbriar
339 Gifford St., Ages 16+ to help transport wheelchair patients to dining room from 4:45-6 p.m. Students who can provide musical entertainment (piano on premises) for residents before or after dinner, play checkers, tape stories of veterans, etc. (508) 444-0340, Lynn or Jacqui Emrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Cod Children’s Museum
Ages 15+, school vacation help, other tasks. email@example.com, (508) 539-8788, Lisa Bates.
Challenger Club of Cape Cod
Mission is to enrich the quality of life for children and young adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities by providing them with opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic, recreational and social activities. www.capecodchallenger.org, firstname.lastname@example.org. (508) 420-6950, x 1136.
Falmouth Community Television (FCTV)
Internship and volunteer opportunities, Youth Producers Club (Tuesdays, 3-5 pm) provides training in video production, running a camera, directing a live show, and editing through hands-on projects with instruction. Allen Russell, email@example.com, (508) 457-0800.
Falmouth Eats Together
Community members of all backgrounds join together for a free meal on a regular basis at John Wesley Church. Volunteers help with set up, serving, cleanup. Sam Slarskey, (508) 457-1601. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages 15-17, summer only. Completion of training program (June) required; work on clinical floors, in dietary dept., deliver mail and flowers, special projects. Age 18+, additional opportunities available including emergency dept. email@example.com, (508) 457-3521, Susan Hanley
Falmouth Prevention Partnership
Many opportunities to work with other youth and adults to prevent alcohol and drug abuse and to promote healthy, safe and fun activities for youth. (508) 540-2317, firstname.lastname@example.org
Falmouth Recreation Center
Help coach sports teams, help students with homework, join teen council, work with other teens to promote teen center activities, etc. (508) 457-2567, Joe Olenick, email@example.com
Falmouth Senior Center
Student opportunities include computer support (assisting seniors using laptops, iPads, cell phones, etc.); snow shoveling (shoveling driveways and walkways of seniors); and marketing assistance. Jill Irving Bishop, director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (508) 540-0196.
Falmouth Service Center
Gifford St., Falmouth. Sorting and distributing food, outdoor planting, harvesting, and community garden work, helping with paperwork, etc. email@example.com, (508) 548-2794, Sharon Howard.
Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools
Many opportunities available within the Falmouth school system including homework help, tutoring, music/art/phys ed assistance, after school programs, mentoring, etc. VIPS will match your interests, skills & schedule with a need. (508) 548-1621, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Falmouth Bikeways
Help count bikers, path cleanup and maintenance. Falmouth.email@example.com.
Friends of Falmouth Dogs
Students under 18 may help with cleaning kennels, washing dishes, laundry, household cleaning, yard maintenance, etc. 18+ volunteers may walk dogs, help socialize dogs, explain adoption process to public. firstname.lastname@example.org, (508) 548-7742.
High school students dedicated to positive alternatives and community service: Peer Mentoring Program at Falmouth Rec Center (Thursdays 3-5 pm; play sports, facilitate games, etc), Friday Youth Nights (starting late fall, 6:30-9:00 pm). “Sticker Shock” campaign with Falmouth Prevention Partnership. Samantha Pearsall Mueller, (508) 274-2557, email@example.com
JML Care Center:
184 Ter Heun Drive, Ages 14 and up; must attend orientation. Help transporting patients to dining room; with activities; and doing one on one visits; help with book cart. (508) 457-4621, ext. 223, Activities Coordinator.
Help seniors stay in their homes by assisting with moving furniture, light housekeeping, etc. (508) 564-7543, Susan Loucks, firstname.lastname@example.org
People for Cats
Students 16+; help socializing the cats which involves grooming and play time. email@example.com, (508) 540-5654, Joan King
Royal Megansett Nursing Home
County Road, N. Falmouth, Jr. high and high school students needed for interaction with patients, tossing balls, kickball, basketball, singing and or/conversing with residents, trivia games. (508) 563-5913, Christine Foisy
Saint Patrick’s Church
Main St, Falmouth. Help with CCD classes. (508) 548-0615, Linda Hamilton or Cynthia O’Connor
Together We Can
High school students to assist with a myriad of local projects: dog park, teen center, etc. Every January, they begin planning to the after prom party and always need help. (508) 548-6054, Sandy Cuny
VIPS Falmouth High School Student Volunteer of the Month
For several years, Falmouth VIPS has featured a Student Volunteer of the Month at Falmouth High School. This program was started with a grant from the Falmouth Education Foundation to acknowledge and celebrate students who share their time with community and school causes. The only requirement is that students must log their hours with VIPS. There is no minimum number of hours, but past recipients have a variety of causes and activities on their list.
Recently Featured Falmouth High School Student Volunteers
Kaitlynn, Class of 2020, is a member of the Math and Science National Honor Societies, as well as the National Spanish Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. She is a member of the FHS Track and Winter Track teams, the Math team, the FHS Gifford St. Writers Club, Falmouth Band Parents, and the Mullen-Hall 4th grade band program. In the community, Kaitlynn volunteers for the Gateway Christian Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Falmouth Rec Center, Falmouth Road Race, the Tim Tebow Foundation, and Freedom Church. Among her most memorable experiences was the Night to Shine event, a prom for adults with special needs.
At FHS, Abbie, Class of 2020, is a 4-year member of the Falmouth High School Track and Winter Track teams, and has served as an FHS Peer Mentor for two years. Abbie volunteers at East Falmouth Elementary School, and the Falmouth Road Race. She says she enjoys giving back to her community and helping others. A favorite volunteering memory was at the East Falmouth PTO book fair, where she was able to take a student around the fair to pick out books and read with her.
Siobhan is vice president for the FHS Class of 2021, a member of the FHS Clipper Marching Band, FHS Jazz and Wind Ensemble, Math Team, Robotics Team, Mock Trial, and Interact Club. She has participated in the FHS Science Fair (she took 1st place honors at the 2019 and 2020 fairs), as well as the All Cape Music Festival, the All Cape Jazz Festival, and Senior Southeast District Music Festival. Siobhan is a Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) winner and participated in the National Youth Leadership Academy in Washington, DC, and received the Gold President's Volunteer Service Award. She also volunteers for Project 351, Falmouth Service Center, and Falmouth Road Race.