Watch our Session with Founder Cooper Here
NEBLSA's Week of Service: Celebrating Founder's Day
Our regional Founder's Day is on October 26th!
We hope this year’s Founders Day serves as a defining moment when BLSA chapters across the northeast continue to step up to make our communities more equitable and take action to create the society as described in our mission. While Founder Cooper believed such an organization was possible, he acknowledged and fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action.
This year, NEBLSA has designated the last full week of October (10/23 - 10/29) as a regional week of service to encourage all BLSA members to volunteer to improve their communities. Making time to volunteer for NEBLSA’s Week of Service is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of BLSA. Whether you plan on cleaning up a public space, mentoring a young person, or assisting those who are food insecure, what you do makes a world of difference.
Check out our partners/collaborators below! Please inform your chapter leaders on the service hours you've committed to during our Week of Service to ensure accurate reporting.
55th NEBLSA Chair
Boston Food Bank
Collect nonperishable items, and bring them to our CNNE Academic Retreat kickoff event on Friday, October 28th at Northeastern Law School
NEBLSA x Common Cause
Attend NEBLSA's training on Monday, October 23 to help
In-Person Poll Monitor or Social Media Monitoring: monitor polling places, report problems and assist voters. Shifts during the weekends of Early Voting and on Election Day.
Join us via Zoom for the required training!
Letters Against Isolation
We fight senior loneliness one letter at a time. Through handwritten messages of love, hope, and joy, our volunteer community brings seniors connection and improves their mental and physical health. heartfelt, friendly, nonpartisan letters about voting!
Join us October 20th at Yale Law School!
Project Hope Boston
Personal Care Life Tool Kits: Pads, Tampons, Toothbrush, Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lip balm, Razors, Lotion.
NEBLSA X Boston Public Library
Volunteers may work with a small group of two to four ESL learners or facilitate a large drop-in group of five to twenty-five people who are looking to improve their conversational English. Other volunteers may work with an individual helping him or her to improve basic literacy skills for employment or for tests such as the HiSet.
Join us on Friday, October 28th at 4PM at the Brighton location!
Help children ages 5-11 years old, expand their vocabulary and strengthen their comprehension skills, so they may become strong confident readers. You must complete the online application to participate:
Join on Thursday, October 27th at 5:30PM at the Franklin location!
NYDLC is recruiting helpline volunteers to answer voting questions. All you need is a computer, a reliable WIFI connection, and the time to commit to two 3-hour shifts. A 1-hour training on New York voting issues and helpline technology is required. Bilingual and multilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to volunteer on our helpline to assist non-English speaking voters.
Together we aim to provide high school students with career counseling and mentoring services provided by professionals in various industries. Career Village offers several levels of virtual volunteering. Your involvement can be as quick and easy as answering questions from young people, or you can get more involved and moderate the site’s community or promote the website online.
My Sister's Place
you can purchase items directly from My Sisters’ Place’s wish-list on Amazon. All items purchased on Amazon are shipped directly to My Sisters’ Place. Please be sure to include your name so that we can acknowledge you!
Write heartfelt, friendly, nonpartisan letters about voting! Handwritten letters are one of the most effective ways to generate excitement about voting. If you write more than five letters you can email Social Campaign, firstname.lastname@example.org they may be able to help with postage.
ARM Mobile Showering
Collect travel size hygiene products for houseless guests to use when visiting ARM's mobile showering units. Toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, deodorant. Contact me directly to organize pick-up and drop off of donations.