Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Listed here are ongoing volunteer opportunities that don’t really fit on the calendar – either they can be worked on at any time, or are short-term projects. Contact information is provided with each event.


Help With Elections in Chelmsford

The Town Clerk’s office is looking for vibrant, energetic individuals who are interested in participating in the most important democratic exercise: elections! Several workers are needed to check in and out, greeters and ballot box attendants. We are also eager to sign up several Wardens and Clerks. The Warden and Clerks roles are quite critical and this is where attention to detail, tact and impeccable people skills are a must. If you know individuals who can commit a few days per year, plus some fun training, please send them our way. I guarantee you, here in Chelmsford we do elections in a super FUN way and are PROUD of it! Contact Onorina Z. Maloney, Chelmsford Town Clerk, omaloney@townofchelmsford.us or 978-250-5205.

Updated 1/2014

Volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 257 Boston Road in Billerica is in great need of summer volunteers to help operate the store. The hours needing volunteers are Tues-Sat, half day (9-1 or 1-5) or all day. Jobs include loading/unloading truck, cleaning items for display, pricing, repurposing, online sales, etc. If you would like to volunteer go to www.lowellhabitat.org, and click the Volunteer UP icon to get to the page to register. For more information, contact Lynne Forbes, Programs Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, 978-656-6591. View the flyer [pdf].

Updated 6/2013

Chelmsford Library Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Attention Teens! Are you in 7-12th grade? Do you want to help us out with children’s programs and projects at the library? Volunteer slots open up each September, and a brief training is required. Please check out our volunteer page at http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/teens/volunteer/ for further details.

Updated 5/2016

Serve on a Town of Chelmsford Board or Committee

There are many volunteer Boards and Committees that allow the Town of Chelmsford to function with Democratic representation from its citizens. If you are interested in a civic position, descriptions of each Board and Committee, as well as available vacancies, is available on the Town’s website at http://www.townofchelmsford.us/index.aspx?NID=27.

Updated 4/2013

Town Clerk Internship Program

The Chelmsford Town Clerk’s Office is seeking bright, hardworking individuals with an interest in working in an busy, fast-paced office that handles functions from licensing dogs to running elections. As part of Chelmsford’s talented and professional team, Clerk’s Office interns are provided with education, training, hands-on experience, supervision, and networking opportunities. Read more about the internship program [pdf]

Posted 12/2012

Chelmsford Elder Services

We are in DESPERATE need of volunteer Meals on Wheels Drivers. Weekday mornings, use your own car (we provide mileage reimbursement). GO THE EXTRA MILE to be the bright spot in someone’s day! Each weekday, we provide approximately 85 home-bound seniors and disabled citizens a way to remain independently in their homes. Please call Elena Dear, Social Service Coordinator at 978-251-0533.

Posted 9/2012

Arts in Chelmsford

The Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA) at the Old Town Hall is looking for a volunteer to help update and maintain the website (someone familiar with WordPress), and for many volunteers to help at various events. We need people to help with the food concessions during Comedy Nights, Acoustic Cafes and concerts. Also if you are interested in helping in leadership roles at Chelmsford’s new public arts organization please let us know. You can make a big difference in promoting the arts in Chelmsford. We are looking for help with the Music Committee, Special Events Committee or Publicity Committee. Contact Susan Gates at sgates@chelmsfordarts.org or to fill out a volunteer application.


Help Improve Marginalized and Economically-Disadvantaged Communities

Inter Community Foundation is looking for volunteer help to assist in website design, grant research and grant writing. They are also looking for a Volunteer Coordinator. Inter Community Foundation is a newly established non-profit whose mission is “to promote peace and development in marginalized and economically disadvantaged communities through education and cultural and economic development programs” such as micro business training, computer literacy and mobile health clinics. For more information email Richard Makokha at info@InterCommunities.org or call him at 978-225-0112.


Be a Budget Buddy Coach

Budget Buddies is looking for volunteers to be financial coaches for low-income families. You do not have to be a financial wizard to be a coach – all you need is the desire to help someone make the most of the money she has. For more information, visit http://budgetbuddies.org or contact info@budgetbuddies.org or 978-703-0820.