How To Get Involved

I’ve created this section for YOU! Many ask, ‘How can I get involved? Where do I go to find out more? Can I volunteer?’ or ‘I can’t volunteer at this stage of my life, but I’d like to know good organizations to give to, where my money will get to the people and the true cause.’

Well, this list answers those questions! This resource page is for you who want to volunteer and/or support those who do! You have my assurance that the organizations listed below are reputable and well vetted – I’m honored if you’ll consider giving them any kind of support!

– Deb

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

http://www.bhchp.org/
Volunteer link: http://www.bhchp.org/volunteer-intern

Thousands of individuals find themselves homeless in greater Boston every year. Among them are chronically ill adults, veterans, families with school-age children, and the elderly. They are the people who stay in emergency shelters or motel rooms, eat in soup kitchens, or visit drop-in centers. They are also the men and women who find themselves on the streets, trying to survive in makeshift shelters under bridges, down alleyways, and behind city buildings.

Over 12,000 homeless men, women, and children are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to deliver the highest quality healthcare to some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.

Catholic Medical Mission Board

http://www.cmmb.org
Volunteer link: http://www.cmmb.org/join-our-movement/volunteer

CMMB is an international NGO providing long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, CMMB has worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies through our Healing Help program, and the placement of volunteers.

CMMB’s global movement focuses on developing access to needs-based healthcare in partnership with communities, government and international agencies, private and corporate donors, medical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and local organizations.

Disaster Medical Teams National and International (DMAT)

http://www.phe.gov/preparedness/responders/ndms/teams/pages/dmat.aspx
Join link: http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ndms/Pages/join-ndms.aspx

A DMAT is a group of professional and para-professional medical personnel (supported by a cadre of logistical and administrative staff) designed to provide medical care during a disaster or other event. NDMS recruits personnel for specific vacancies, plans for training opportunities, and coordinates the deployment of the teams.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Assistance)

https://www.fema.gov
Volunteer link: https://www.fema.gov/volunteer-donate-responsibly

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Haiti180: Sean Forrest Haiti Mission

http://haiti180.com
Volunteer link: http://haiti180.com/go

At our core, the mission of Haiti180 is to create the opportunity to form well educated leaders of faith for the future of Haiti and to make sure every child in our care has a childhood that is filled with love and joy. With your love, support, and prayer, we have been blessed with the opportunity to broaden our focus, reaching out to the poorest of the poor from the young to the old professing God’s love through our developments in education, medical care, housing, and so much more for the kind and loving people of Haiti. We are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ and, together, we can turn it around.

Homeland Security Blue Campaign

https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign
Volunteer Opportunitieshttps://www.dhs.gov/get-involved

The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.

Life is Great Foundation

http://ligglobal.org
Volunteer link: https://webapps.ligglobal.org/Volunteer

The LIG Global Foundation’s vision is that of a global community in which all persons have access to excellent health-care, where no one is forgotten, and where human dignity is cherished.

Mission Statement
To deliver humanitarian relief to people in great need around the world by bringing together dedicated medical and non-medical volunteers, supplies and technology.

To inspire medical volunteerism by educating healthcare professionals and sending them on medical missions to underserved areas to create a circle of sharing.

LIG seeks to reach out to those who have been forgotten.

Malteser International Americas

https://orderofmaltarelief.org
Volunteer link: https://orderofmaltarelief.org/get-involved

Peer through the eyes of humanitarian workers as Malteser International and The Order of Malta shine a light on the global refugee crisis. Step inside the lives of female refugees who fled their war-torn homeland to the safety of border camps.

Sign up for our panel at the United Nations on March 21st and discover how refugee women find hope in a world of despair. Send an email to: contact@malteser-international.org by March 18th to secure your spot.

Operation Smile

https://www.operationsmile.org/
Volunteer link: https://www.operationsmile.org/act-now

At Operation Smile we believe every child deserves exceptional surgical care. We believe all children deserve to be treated as if they were our own.

That’s what drives each and every one of us: our global network of medical professionals, who donate hundreds of thousands of hours toward the care of children around the world each year, and our supporters who are moved every day to make a difference in the lives of children they’ve never met.

Order of Malta

http://orderofmaltaamerican.org/lourdes/overview

The Order of Malta is a worldwide, lay, religious order of the Roman Catholic Church, which seeks to glorify God by promoting the sanctification of each member through his or her work with the sick and the poor and defense of the Catholic faith.

There are only three United States Associations established by decree of the Grand Master and vote of the Sovereign Council of the Order headquartered in Rome. The American Association is a separate legal entity and a 501 c 3 not-for profit corporation which is responsible for the day-to-day management and control of its business and affairs. As such, it acts on its own behalf subject to general oversight by the Order of Malta consistent with accepted corporate governance standards and practices.

Project HOPE

http://www.projecthope.org
Volunteer link: http://www.projecthope.org/get-involved/volunteer

Project HOPE delivers essential medicines and supplies, volunteers and medical training to prevent disease, promote wellness, respond to disaster and save lives around the globe.

RAD-AID – International

http://www.rad-aid.org
Volunteer link: http://portal.rad-aid.org/survey/view/68/1

RAD-AID’s mission is to increase and improve radiology resources in the developing and impoverished countries of the world. Radiology is a part of nearly every segment of health care, including pediatrics, obstetrics, medicine and surgery, making the absence of radiology a critical piece of global health disparity.

Sisters of Life

http://www.sistersoflife.org
Volunteer Opportunitieshttp://www.sistersoflife.org/volunteer-opportunities-2

The Sisters of Life is a contemplative / active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. Our missions are carried out with the heart of the Church and with the hope of revealing to those we serve the inherent goodness and beauty of their own lives, so that each person may see and experience the truth that they are an unrepeatable creation of the Master.

World Youth Alliance

https://www.wya.net
Volunteer link: https://www.wya.net/press-release/femm-and-the-reproductive-health-research-institute-rhri-conduct-training-for-doctors

The World Youth Alliance works to understand and articulate the idea of the human person. We work at international institutions such as the United Nations, European Union, and Organization of American States and with young people internationally to build a culture that supports and nurtures the dignity of each human person.