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

  • Sorting and organizing clothing

  • 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


  • We are currently scheduling for our 2020 calendar. Available dates are:

    • February 1st, 2020

    • March 7th, 2020

    • April 4th, 2020

    • May 2nd, 2020

    • June 6th, 2020

    • August 1st, 2020

    • October 3rd, 2020

    • November 7th, 2020

    • December 5th, 2020

To reserve a date, please contact Brie Silva, Development & Engagement Coordinator at sabrina.silva@ontherise.org or 617-497-7968 x36

The day starts at 10am and runs until 1pm. You will enjoy a tour, watch a video that showcases what we do at On The Rise and our impact on the women we serve, 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.