Volunteering & Service
Boston Urban Outreach
Boston Urban Outreach (BUO) invites groups of youth and adults nation-wide to take part in service projects in the neighborhoods of Boston and learn first-hand about social justice issues. By offering customized immersion experiences for groups of all ages, BUO foster relationships and develops a larger sense of community responsibility by means of service, education and reflection. Groups participate in day- long, overnight and extended-stay group volunteering, completing projects that provide a unique opportunity to visit unfamiliar neighborhoods and experience what it means to serve others.
In the past five years, BUO has conducted hundreds of mission experiences with over 5,000 participants. These service projects have impacted almost 100,000 individual lives. To learn how your group can get involved, contact Carl McDonald, Director of Boston Urban Outreach, at 617-742-6830, ext. 210.
Watch a short video made by one of our groups!
During the week of Aug 5, 2012, 8 adults and 38 high school youth from Brookfield Congregational Church, UCC in Brookfield, CT participated in a Boston Urban Outreach mission trip. They served almost 1,000 volunteer hours and impacted the lives of almost 5,000 people. Housing for the group was provided at Wollaston Congregational Church, UCC in Quincy. The video shows how hard they worked and how much fun they had. The group was led by Rev. Jennifer Whipple. Some of the sites they served at included: St. Paul’s Monday Lunch Program, The Medeiros Center for Change, Boston Rescue Mission, Twelfth Baptist Church Summer School Program, Tuesday Meal in Cambridge, Woods Mullen Shelter, Pine Street Inn and Ethos.
Apply for your group to experience BUO Today!
CMS also sponsors several large-scale volunteering events each year that bring together participants from all over Greater Boston. Click here for more information.
CMS accepts individual volunteers to help with Community Events and work in the CMS office.