On The Rise invites groups and individuals to volunteer on the first Saturday* of the month. Your efforts help preserve a dignified space for the women to enjoy each day. We will work on various projects in and around our beautiful home that may include:

  • General grounds clean-up
  • Garden work
  • Organizing the clothing and housewares’ rooms
  • Arts and crafts
  • Preparation for special events
  • Sorting toiletries
  • Research and computer work
  • Handy work
  • Small cooking projects, and other "to do’s" that are needed as the seasons change.

The day typically starts at 10am and runs until 1pm. You will enjoy a tour, watch a video created by our women, and learn about some of the challenges surrounding homelessness. Volunteers should feel free to ask questions about our program and who we serve. There is no age requirement to volunteer; we do our best to accommodate all ages with projects that are meaningful, children under 15 should be accompanied by an adult.

At On The Rise, we honor the privacy and confidentiality of our women; we are not open to program participants on Volunteer Days; it is solely used for volunteer efforts.

*Saturday’s don’t work?  We can host small groups on Thursday's from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. To reserve a date, please contact Taylor Bartley at taylor.bartley@ontherise.org or 617-497-7968 x 36