Giving Back - Serving Others in Brockton

There are a number of reputable organizations throughout the city that are always looking for volunteers.  From volunteering to serve on city board, committee, or commission, to working as a mentor or volunteer at a non-profit, there are many ways for individuals to get involved.

Volunteer Opportunities


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), part of the Brockton Emergency Management Agency (BEMA) has a volunteer application form on their web page.

Positive Adult Role Models

Organizations in search of positive adult role models include:  the Old Colony YMCABig Brother Big Sister, and the Boys and Girls Club.

Adult Learning Center - Brockton Public Schools

The Brockton Adult Learning Center shall provide each student with opportunities to develop literacy skills needed to qualify for further education, job training and better employment, and to reach his or her potential as a family member, productive worker and citizen in our diverse and changing democratic society.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maureen Barclay at 508-580-7475 or [email protected]

BPS ALC Volunteer Flyer FY22

One-time Events

Other volunteers may enjoy donating their time to one-time events such as park cleanups or fundraisers. Citizens interested in one-time events could offer their assistance to organizations such as: the American Red CrossCatholic Charities; the Charity Guild; the Rotary Club of Brockton; the Kiwanis Club of Brockton; and the Lions Club.

The United Way of Greater Plymouth County also lists local volunteer opportunities via their web site,

Student Volunteers

Students at Brockton High have a number of opportunities to volunteer. Aside from the school’s Key Club, BHS also maintains a program called the Leadership Initiative to Network Community Service or LINCS. LINCS serves as a web database where organizations seeking student volunteers can post their needs.

City Boards, Committees & Commissions

You can participate in local government. To find out more see Boards & Commissions.


Current Volunteer Opportunities


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration is a federal agency charged with providing patient healthcare and other services to our nation’s veterans. We have a hospital in the city of Brockton at 940 Belmont Street Brockton, MA 02301.

Our VA Brockton hospital My HealtheVet service is currently looking for long-term full-time/part-time (16 hours minimum) computer and Internet literate retiree volunteers to help our patients enroll into a free 24/7 accessible medical service portal account. The volunteer would assist them to regain lost access, provide registrants a brief ‘how to use your account’ training session, and promote the service to patients in our waiting areas and lobby.

Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8AM to 4PM. We have to provide 40 hours of volunteer coverage time to support the patients and this service, so this is more than a single day volunteer opportunity every week/month.

For more information and/or to volunteer, please contact us by phone: 774.826.5460 or 774. 826.3135. If no one answers, please leave your full name, contact phone number and why you are calling.


South Shore Haitians United for Progress (S.H.U.P.)

South Shore Haitians United for Progress (S.H.U.P.) a are a 501 (c) (3) non profit agency located in the city of Brockton working to assist immigrants to access existing social services and create social and educational programs that empower them to be self-sustaining. We have been serving the South Shore community since 1997.

S.H.U.P. is currently looking for volunteers to help with in the following sections:

  • Food service
  • Translation service
  • Childcare
  • Outreach
  • Immigration assistance services
  • Fund raising
  • Board Membership

For more information,
please contact us:

By email:
[email protected]

By phone:



The Charity Guild, Inc. Food Pantry

The Charity Guild has immediate openings for volunteers in our Food Pantry.

Hours are flexible and you have the opportunity to work in a relaxed, fun environment while you are helping both the Charity Guild and our clients.

By enlisting the aid of many volunteers, the Charity Guild is able to keep expenses low and concentrate funds on providing food to families and individuals in the greater Brockton area.

The benefits of helping in the shop are significant. It is a very hands-on experience and volunteers actually see and talk to the people they are helping. Knowing that you are touching the lives of so many in such a positive way is a truly rewarding experience.

Students may be able to complete their required Community Service hours in the Food Pantry.

For more information, call Laura 508.583.5280 or visit


Brockton Symphony Orchestra


Brockton Symphony is currently holding auditions for accomplished musicians to join our primarily volunteer organization. The Orchestra currently has openings in these sections:

  • All strings
  • Flute III
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • French horn
  • Third trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Percussion

We also encourage musicians to audition for placement on our substitute list.

Audition dates

Please call for audition date and time during the year, as needed.

Audition requirements

Please prepare a page of a fast, technical piece and a page from a slow, lyrical piece. Applicants will also be asked to sight-read. If you are interested in auditioning for the Brockton Symphony, please call our office at 508.588.3841 or email us at [email protected].

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra is one of the leading performing arts organizations in southeastern Massachusetts. For over 63 years, the Symphony has provided live, professional-level symphonic concerts to the greater Brockton community; taught and inspired children about music; and encouraged participation by local musicians and students.


The Symphony rehearses on Monday evenings at the Christ Congregational Church in Brockton.


Brockton Symphony Orchestra

Publicity & Fundraising

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra is looking for volunteers to help with publicity, fund raising, audience building, and growing our board membership.

Most of our board is made up of orchestra members and we are planning for our future. We are a thriving organization in the City of Brockton with many dedicated people who serve on the board and play in the orchestra. The Brockton Symphony plays 3-5 concerts per year in various venues in Brockton and the surrounding area. We are now in our 65th year. We would love to have more people involved who can help us and be involved in our future success!

If you are interested, please contact us by mail, phone or email at:

Brockton Symphony Orchestra
P. O. Box 1407
Brockton, MA 02303-1407
Phone: 508.588.3841
[email protected]

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