Every Child Deserves a Fair Chance
At Encore Boston Network, we believe adults 50+ have the time, talent and motivation to help kids get a strong start in life. That’s why we’re working to connect this largely untapped resource with organizations that are making a difference. Like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Generations Inc., Jumpstart, Playworks, 826 Boston, ReServe Chelsea, and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. With these partners, we’re shaping the tools and approaches we’ll use to connect a growing number of organizations to this rich talent source.
Find Opportunities in Boston
Find hundreds of stipended and volunteer opportunities — perfect for adults 50+ and focused on helping kids thrive — in Boston through our partnership with VolunteerMatch.View All Opportunities
Encore Talent for Stronger Communities
In Boston, more than 50 organizations, leaders and advocates from various sectors have come together to advance the encore movement. We are dedicated to strengthening our communities by engaging the abundant talents of adults 50+. Our vision is that this will lead to a better life for people of all ages and generations.
Gen2Gen Boston Launch
Join former Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman, a panel of speakers and our partner orgs to celebrate the start of Gen2Gen Boston, on December 12, our formal launch for the Boston Campaign.
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We need people to join us in shaping and promoting our regional campaign. Contact us to see how your skills line up with our projects.
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Provide creative writing & publishing programs for children ages 6 – 18.
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), in cities across the country. BBBS agencies support the Big, Little, and their family through the lifetime of the match.
Provide literacy tutoring for children in grades K-3.
Help break the cycle of poverty, giving children the “jumpstart” they need in life as they go through early childhood.
Join in to help in the protection of at-risk children and families in Massachusetts.
Change school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day.
Create a college-going environment in the homes of middle school students.