This list was compiled by the JC Public Service Chairs to help members of the HST community identify volunteer opportunities. 

Note - a significant number of these opportunities are currently altered/postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Tutoring and mentoring middle/high school students:

  • Boston Partners in Education - Tutor and mentor Boston public school children. Recommended by Julie and others
  • Cambridge School volunteers - Tutor and mentor Cambridge public school children. Recommended by Julie and others
  • HMS' AP Hinton Scholars - Tutor 10th, 11th, and 12th graders taking AP biology at particular Boston Public High Schools
  • HMS' HPREP - 10-week program to recruit students from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds into science and medicine. 
  • MIT's "Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery" - Semester-long courses in need of TAs for underrepresented middle and high school students to gain exposure to different engineering disciplines
  • MIT’s HSSP - Teach ~6 week courses on a wide variety of topics. Multiple students can partner together on the same course
  • CovEducation - Mentor parents and students during online education due to COVID-19
  • Skype A Scientist - Talk about science with various classes/groups around the country
  • Mission Safe - Positive community and youth development. Two sites, in Charlestown and Mission Hill
  • Science Club for Girls - To foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly those from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women STEM mentors.
  • HMS’ Project Hope Partnership - Dedicated to providing low-income women with children access to education, jobs, housing, and emergency services. Run by the Student Leadership Committee at the Center for Primary Care.
  • HMS’ MEDscienceLAB - Students are teaching volunteers for a high School genetics and immunology course.
  • HMS’ Basic Science Partnership - Dedicated to enhancement of science education for students in middle and high school levels.

Hosting high school students for research opportunities in HST labs:

Non-educational opportunities:

Not seeing anything you’re interested in? Check out the following Harvard/HMS/MIT website for more opportunities: