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.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), part of the Brockton Emergency Management Agency (BEMA) has a volunteer application form on their web page.
Organizations in search of positive adult role models include: Brockton’s Promise, the Old Colony YMCA, Big Brother Big Sister, and the Boys and Girls Club.
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 Cross; Catholic 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, www.volunteersolutions.com.
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.