2017 New Year's Resolution: Do More for Your Community

Giving Back with TUGG is Easy and Fun!

The top feedback that we received last year was that companies and individuals would like more meaningful ways to get involved with TUGG's nonprofits. So we put together this list of organizations that need your help!

By giving just a little bit of time, you can make a BIG difference in a young person's life! Check out the list below to see what volunteer or mentoring opportunity is best for you and get involved today!

New Year's Resolution: Volunteer More

TUGG it Forward: Evening of Service Benefitting Level Ground
Thursday, January 19 6 - 8:00pm
Help TUGG portfolio nonprofit Level Ground set up their new Athletic, Academic, and Job Training Center! Volunteers will work on a variety of projects, including moving in/setting up key equipment in our Athletic center, setting up our Academic & Computer Lab, and other key projects to make the Training Center functional and gorgeous for our students!

Register here.

Fundraising Task Force or Data Team for First Teacher
First Teacher's would like to invite members of the TUGG community to join their Fundraising Task Force or Data Team. The Fundraising Task Force will come up with creative and mission-aligned ways to raise money from individuals; the data team will identify ways to collect data in mission-aligned ways and then ways to analyze and present that data in respectful, empowering ways. No dog and pony show here! Both teams are diverse in the real ways, so if you want to work with people very different from yourself and make a major impact in Boston, please join us!

Interested? Contact: dshepherd@firstteacherboston.org

Science from Scientists One Day Volunteer Opp
Science from Scientists (SfS) is seeking help with stuffing packets for schools. We start half-year programs in February 2017 and we need some help assembling informational packets for our school partners who are on our waitlist. We have several hundred packets to assemble. Materials are in Bedford, MA but we are willing to meet volunteers at their company office if its more convenient. It would take a group of 4 or so less than an hour, and would be greatly appreciated!

Interested? Contact: amanda@sciencefromscientists.org

New Year's Resolution: Mentor More

BUILD Entrepreneurship Mentor
BUILD uses entrepreneurship and experiential learning to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equip them for high school, college and career success. BUILD mentors meet with our students once a week at our partner schools and work with them as they learn teamwork and collaboration skills, create and grow their businesses, and manufacture and sell their products.

Get Involved
Questions? Contact: kquigleymellor@build.org

Resilient Coders Mentor
Help Resilient Coder's young people learn the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We have three programs: Our Tuesday/Thursday "Community" drop-in program, our intensive 8-week Bootcamp, and Resilient Lab, our web development company. All have need of your help. 
Get Involved.

Mentor Scientist, Lawrence, MA
Science Club for Girls is seeking committed, energetic volunteers to lead their young girls. Past volunteers have included: undergraduate students, graduate students, medical school students, doctors, professors, lab scientists and engineers. Led by 1-2 women scientists and 2 Junior Mentors, groups of eight girls make observations, test hypothesis and keep journals as biologists, chemists, and physicists, and design and build various structures as engineers. The year culminates in a science fair where our young scientists show off their new skills to friends and family.

Interested? Contact: volunteers@scienceclubforgirls.org

WeThrive College Mentor
WeThrive is seeking college students for their entrepreneurial mentoring program that pairs college students with local middle and high school students. WeThrive mentors walk youth participants through the creation of business ventures where they learn valuable life skills such as public speaking, habit adoption, and goal setting strategies. 90 minutes/week time commitment. Mentors are trained before entering the classroom and provided with ongoing coaching to ensure success. 

Interested? Contact: kami@teamwethrive.org