Miss recess? Here's your chance to relive your childhood! Help run after-school programs in Somerville by playing sports and games with kids in local elementary schools. In so doing, you'll teach children about cooperation, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Contact Cassie Title and Allison Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Make a huge impact in the life of a young boy or girl by providing a positive male role model. This program fosters one-on-one relationships between the children and the volunteers.
Contact Sam Cho and Christopher Larson at email@example.com.
CHILD (Caring Helps In Living with Disabilities)
We meet a few Saturdays throughout the semester with a group of physically and/or mentally challenged children from the surrounding community. We spend an hour with the kids in the Tufts Gym playing games and doing various other recreational activities. We also take the group into the Tufts pool for an hour of fun pool time.
Contact Prachi Godiwala, Cassie Bannos and Adrienne Ing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween on the Hill
Help organize or volunteer at a fun-filled Halloween bash for local Medford/Somerville children. The day includes ghost stories, haunted houses, arts and crafts and trick-or-treating!
Contact Alexis Donnaruma and Nicole Byer at email@example.com.
Help prepare and/or volunteer at the Tufts-sponsored 44th annual fun-filled day for Medford/Somerville kids that includes booths, games, rides, entertainment, food and hundreds of smiling faces. This is one of the largest days of service our campus participates in! Check out the Kids' Day website for more information.
Contact Liat Damari, Brittany Robbins, and Sarah Soffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooperative Peace Games
Cooperative Peace Games is a program designed to teach elementary aged kids about cooperation and conflict resolution. It uses a curriculum designed by Professor Dale Bryan, a Peace and Justice Studies professor here at Tufts, which accomplishes this goal. The program meets with local Medford schools once a week after school and works with groups of about 20 kids. It is a very fun and very fulfilling experience!
Contact Coza Perry, Jeff Stone, and Maura Donahue at email@example.com.
This program pairs Tufts students with children at the Tufts Educational Day Care Center. Students volunteer time playing, laughing, drawing, reading, building, and just having fun. This program is a year long commitment and entails one two-hour visit per week.
Contact Gillian Leitch and Adam Weidenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traveling Treasure Trunk
Tufts' only Children's Theater Troupe. Through LCS, we put on amazing performances for children in local area schools, day care centers, and hospitals.
Contact Yael Stern at email@example.com.