On Line Resources

Teen Life Boston
We help students, parents and educators find hundreds of opportunities beyond school, such as summer programs, community service, volunteer openings, after school activities, vacation week programs, job and internship resources and events just for teens and their families.

Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

Boston Cares
Boston Cares organizes and leads team-oriented volunteer opportunities and services in and around Boston that have a positive impact on individuals and communities.
Volunteer Match
VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement.

On Campus Resources

For Middle School activities, projects, and planning, please contact Ms. Laura Brewer at l.brewer@rivers.org or 339-686-2426.

For Upper School activities, graduation requirement, projects, and planning, please contact Ms. Katherine Cunningham at  or 339-686-2433.

Suggested Readings

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Paul Farmer, a Man who would Cure the World
By Tracy Kidder

Three Cups of Tea
By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Organizations Served

A partial list of organizations with which Rivers students have volunteered:

America’s Walk for Diabetes
American Cancer Society
Boys & Girls Clubs
Cam Neely Foundation
Camp Arrowhead
Cape Cod Sea Camps
Children’s Centers
Children’s Hospital
Children’s Theater
Cradles to Crayons
Elementary Schools
Environmental service projects
Epiphany School
Faith-based service projects
Habitat for Humanity
Hebrew Center for Rehabilitation
Local libraries
Make a Wish Foundation
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Nativity Prep
Pan-Mass Challenge
Perkins School for the Blind
Pine Street Inn
Political campaigns
Project Bread
Rebuilding Together
Rosie’s Place
Sail Caribbean
Special Olympics
The Amazing Things Arts Center
The Carter Center for Children
The Center for the Arts in Natick
The Food Project
The Jimmy Fund
The Weston Friendly Society for the Performing Arts
Travis Roy Foundation
Walk for Hunger
Walker School
West Virginia Workcamp
Youth Micro-Credit International
Youth Soccer, Football, Basketball teams