Volunteering & Community Advocacy

Denim Day: Denim Day is a campaign by the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) to raise awareness about sexual violence victim-blaming. In honor of Denim Day “Take back the Night” will take place in Dorchester, which will consist of a march starting at Ashmont Station and ending at Viet-AID.  Mingle, share stories and check out different organizations! Apr 24, 6-9pm. www.atask.org/site/denim-day-boston-2013 

Sisters at Work: Young women ages 14-21 can apply for the SAW Summer Youth Program where they will learn work readiness, financial literacy, receive an introduction to construction trades, and many more valuable life skills. 20 hours a week will be paid, while the other 20 hours are community service. Application is available online. Mikey, sawyouthprogram@yahoo.comwww.sistersatworkinc.org

live blue Ambassador Volunteer Opportunity: Help the Aquarium to live blue™  by participating in one of three different types of service learning opportunities: habitat clean-up & restoration, public education/outreach, and citizen science.  First event is Sat, Apr 6. Sign up online! www.neaq.org/lba

EPIC Service Warriors:  Youth with disabilities ages 16-23 can participate in this community service and education program. Service Warriors learn more about local communities and develop practical skills to help them develop as leaders and pursue future goals. Program meets a minimum of once a month for one year. Apply:www.epicleaders.org. Jeff, 781-388-4340, jlafata@epicleaders.org

Teens in Print: Ever dreamed of seeing your name in print? Use the power of the press to cover topics important to teenagers and visit great venues like Fenway Park in both paid and unpaid summer positions. Apply:www.writeboston.org . Ric Kahn, 617-541-2651, ric.kahn.jcs@cityofboston.gov

Boston Cares: Make a difference in your community by volunteering! Register with Boston Cares, and you’ll become a part of the many service projects that advocate for community enrichment, health & wellness, homelessness/hunger, environment and more! www.bostoncares.org

Global Youth Service Day Events: Global Youth Service Day is an annual celebration of youth in service, engaging youth in over 100 countries and six continents for the world's largest annual day of youth service! GYSD projects with large scale service opportunities are occurring Apr 20 & 27. www.bostoncares.org.