Student Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Can Sorting - The environmental club is hosting a can sorting at the Transfer station for the month of June. Each available day can have up to 2 people attend ANY time the transfer station is open. Volunteers will sort recyclables by material (can, plastic, glass) and move them to another section of the transfer station. It's a fun quick way for some community service hours. Students can sign up with a friend, parent, or sibling, and have the space to play music while working. The area is covered so the weather won't affect productivity.  We plan to donate at least half of our profits, putting the rest towards the Campus Renewal Project. If people have questions they're welcome to reach out to me at
  • Household Goods Summer Student Volunteering Opportunities - Do you have extra time this summer?  Are you looking for an opportunity to earn 14+ hours of Community Service in one week? In addition to our on-going student volunteer program, Household Goods in Acton is now offering 2 summer student volunteer weeks where students will spend 14 hours on-site as a group doing a number of different volunteer tasks.
    2024 Summer Student Volunteer Weeks (12:45 - 4:00):
    Week 1 - Tuesday 6/25 - Friday 6/28
    Week 2 - Tuesday 7/16 - Friday 7/19
    NOTE: The first day of each week starts with orientation at 11:30. Students must attend all 4 days/14 hours of the week you sign up for. Maximum of 10 students per week, so sign up early!
    Can’t make it to a Student Volunteer Week? Join us as an individual student volunteer - you can pick days and shifts that fit your schedule.
    Email for more information.
    We look forward to seeing you at Household Goods this summer! It’s a great way to meet new people while helping out the community.
  • The Appleman Race - The race is on 7/21, but set up starts on 7/20. They are looking for help with set up, registration, transition, bike course, run course, and breakdown. Here is the link to sign up as a volunteer.
  • Reuben Hoar Library Volunteer - Click here to fill out the Reuben Hoar Library Volunteer Sign Up Form. The library will reach out when they have a volunteering opportunity for you.
    Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry - Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1983 to help our neighbors in need. With the help of volunteers and donors, we serve the communities of Ayer, Devens, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley. Loaves & Fishes offers assistance to families who are struggling, by providing the opportunity for them to receive groceries up to twice a month. More than 300 volunteers help over 600 client families from our service area. Visit the Loaves and Fishes Volunteer webpage for more information and to register. 
  • Littleton Conservation TrustIf you are interested in volunteering with Littleton Conservation Trust, please use this form to tell us a little about your interests and skills. If you previously volunteered on the LCT website Volunteer Page, we ask you to please volunteer again on this form so that we can update our volunteer database.

Misc Opportunities

  • The District Office Internship : Interns assist district staffers on constituent casework and gain comprehensive knowledge of Massachusetts’ 3rd District, as well as the services the District Office provides. Our District Internship Program has been successful as a hybrid in-person/remote setting.

    Interested applicants must submit an internship form via our website:
    In addition, applicants must submit their resume and cover letter to Kasey Armstrong at
    For further information about our internship program, please visit our website:  

    Spring (January-May): November 22nd for D.C. and November 30th for the DO
    Summer (May-August): March 27th
    Fall (August-December): August 15th
  • miRcore Research Summer Camp
    miRcore Research Summer Camp Flyer
    Students will have the chance to research with tools that scientists currently use. Our camps provide a great opportunity for students to learn more about the intersection between biology and computer science, and work with other students with similar interests. During the camps, students will learn and engage in computational biology tools, analyzing high-throughput sequencing data, and R programming with machine learning for research. Our camp sessions offered include the Computational Biology Camp (CB), Biotechnology Sequencing Camp (BTS), and R Programming & Machine Learning Camp (R Camp). We also offer a special 3-week Sequencing Your Genome Camp, where students can sequence their own genomes! 

    A unique feature of our camps is that following the summer, students can continue their learning experience with the miRcore Volunteer Program, which meets throughout the school year online (remote students) and in person (at the University of Michigan and Scripps Research Institute). Our volunteer program guides students in year-long group research to publish research abstracts and to present at our Annual High School Research Conferences (2024 keynote speaker: Dr. Anthony Antonellis, Chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan). Beyond personal research advances, the miRcore Volunteer Program supports student growth in leadership and healthcare advocacy through student-directed voluntary activities. Volunteers are trained to lead the school club Genes in Diseases and Symptoms (GIDAS), where they teach other students precision medicine and research methods to participate in the Conference. There are also opportunities to get involved in advocacy through miRcore Science Advocacy, where we train students to empathetically share important and sensitive science topics with others, such as genome privacy.
    Please visit the miRcore Research website for more information and to register.