Somerville Homeless Coalition


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

Options for volunteering with SHC are:

  • Coordinate a food/toiletry drive.
  • Prepare meals.
  • Help at an event.
  • Create “welcome home” packages for clients moving into permanent housing.
  • Volunteer at our Adult Shelter.
  • Provide administrative/office support (phones, filing, mailings, etc.)
  • Special projects and internships

If you would like to get involved with one or more of these opportunities complete our volunteer application

For those interested in coordinating a food drive,

please see the information on the In-Kind Donations page

With any inquiries,

please see email the Volunteers Coordinator at


Leadership volunteer opportunities include:

  • Serve on a Committee (Communications, Development, Finance, Governance, Strategic Planning)
    • e-mail your volunteer application, resume and a letter of interest to Mark Alston-Follansbee at
  • Join our Board
    • e-mail your volunteer application, resume and a letter of interest to Mark Alston-Follansbee at

Fax number 617-776-7165.

We will contact you as soon as your application is processed.

If SHC does not have the type of opportunity you may be looking for, we encourage you to connect with the following affiliate organizations:

Back On My Feet Boston: Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit that uses running as a catalyst to empower those experiencing homelessness so they can make “changes in their lives that results in employment and independent living.”

Community Cooks: Community Cooks is a “network of volunteers who offer free, home-cooked meals to vulnerable populations seeking assistance from direct-service agencies in the Greater Boston area.”

Horizons for Homeless Children: Horizons for Homeless Children is an organization dedicated to helping homeless children across Massachusetts by providing services such as education and opportunities for play. Become a Playspace Activity Leader (PAL) and support homeless children by playing with them for two hours a week.

Boston Cares: Boston Cares organizes more than 25,000 volunteers annually in support of Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies. They offer a plethora of different kinds of volunteer opportunities, which vary from very time intensive to once a month opportunities. A website that provides job seekers with job listings within the non-profit sector, as well as having a database of countless volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Match: VolunteerMatch is a search engine for volunteer opportunities near you. VolunteerMatch is a great tool to find your next volunteer opportunity in your area of interest.

Contact Us

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 440436 Somerville, MA 02144

Administration & Housing Services
1 Davis Square Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: 617-623-6111
Fax: 617-776-7165
*TTY Number 617-776-0750

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