Volunteer at NECHV
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Individual Volunteer Support
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Since 1990, volunteers have played a vital role assisting the NECHV in meeting the needs of the more than 15,000 veterans the Shelter has served throughout the years. Donations of time and talent, in addition to monetary and in-kind support, ensure that the NECHV will continue in its mission of providing our nation's homeless veterans with the support they need to regain an independent life.

At the heart of our Volunteer Service Program, is the need for ongoing assistance in helping to feed over 250 veterans on a daily basis. In 2007, volunteers helped to serve over 200,000 meals to our clients. Our lunch and dinner meal schedules are the most popular and convenient times for volunteers to serve, either on a one-time basis, or as an ongoing schedule.

Weekday meal service schedules are commonly fulfilled by local community organizations; businesses, schools, military, and church groups, as well as a variety of clubs and civic organizations. The lunch meal is served Monday - Friday from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm, with volunteers arriving to serve by 11:15 am. The dinner meal is served Monday - Friday from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm, with volunteers arriving by 4:15 pm. Weekend meals schedule includes breakfast, served from 7:30 am - 9:30 am, with volunteers arriving by 7:15am. The weekend dinner meal is served from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with volunteers arriving by 3:15 pm.

All meals are served from a buffet station, with 7-9 volunteers assisting in the service line. It's a great opportunity for any group to begin a volunteer service program. To register for a volunteer service program, simply complete the online registration through the tabs to the left, or contact our Volunteer Services Coordinators by calling 617-371-1749 weekdays from 9am - 5pm.