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Volunteer Opportunities

These positions provide a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community and make a major impact on a child’s life and future. Many of these programs only need you there once, to speak of your experience in a career or a hobby. If you are interested in volunteering please reach out to Nancy Napolitano to be added to our volunteer pool.



THE 84 – A peer-to-peer movement of youth fighting tobacco industries in MA. Volunteers should be interested in working with state government and organizing campaigns to present to elected officials.
Sisters for Success – A peer support group for females discussing topics ranging from self-esteem, media messages, identity, family responsibilities and goals. Volunteers should be female and consider themselves mentors and be available Bi-weekly on Mondays at 5PM.
Brothers for Success – A peer support group for males of color in High school and college. Goal is to empower males of color to pursue a college education and succeed in life. Volunteers should be male and consider themselves mentors, and be available on every Thursday at 6PM.
Youth Ventures – Students come up with business ideas to improve the community. They learn how to write a business plan and earn up to $1000.00 in seed funding to launch venture. Volunteer should be a professional mentor who has possible run their own business or company, and understands how to write a business plan and get a business off the ground.
ELL (English Language Learners) Street – Service learning program for English Language Learners. Goal is to aid in language development through experiential learning. Volunteer should be strong in English language and be familiar with the Salem community so they learn through interacting with the community.

TEEN CENTER SESSION ONE PROGRAMS (September 17th – October 25th)

MONDAY 5:00-6:00 PM- Zero Robotics – Programming competition where the robots are spheres inside the International space Station. Volunteers should be knowledgeable in computers.
TUESDAY- 4:00-5:30PM – Board games Geek Program designed to develop students’ strategic and lateral thinking through playing board games. Volunteer should be enjoy playing games and have a passion to teach others how to play.
WEDNESDAY- Photography – Students learn how to capture favorite moments and the beauty of immediate surroundings. Volunteers should be interested or work in photography. Professional or Amateur photographers needed.
THURSDAY 4:30-5:30 – Poetry Slam – Students will work in small workshops and group writing sessions developing their poetry. Culminating in the Poetry Slam on November 1st. Volunteers should be interested in Poetry and writing.


Job Shadowing – Volunteers are needed to share their work experiences with rising high school juniors and seniors either through students visiting the work site or if that is not possible by having an insightful conversation with the student.
FAFSA Day Volunteer – In partnership with Salem Academy Charter School (SACS) LEAP will be holding a free FAFSA Day on Sunday, November 4th at SACS. Volunteers are needed to assist families from the community completing and submitting their FAFSAs (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSA Day volunteers are expected to be at SACS from 9:15am-1:15pm on Sunday, 11/4. Knowledge/experience with the FAFSA application would be helpful, but it is not required. Mandatory training will be provided on Thursday, November 1st from 6-8pm (location TBD). Anyone interested in volunteering should reach out to Betty Haggerty White by email at ehaggerty@leap4ed.org or by phone at (978) 740-6667 x105.