Headline text against a brick wall background reads 'Bringing people in Greater Boston together for community service.' Six PMD volunteers in a candid photo are working on a community service project together, passing materials to each other down an assembly line that they formed. They are working hard, wearing work gloves, and smiling with each other. They are standing on a wooden platform with the PMD platform that reads: do something good, make new friends, learn something new.

Join PMD’s Next Volunteer Project(s)

Improve trails and increase biodiversity in Iroquois Woods on Boston's Mission Hill

Saturday 9/30/2023, 9:30am-12:30pm

Rain Date: 09/30
Sign up for both or either primary (9:30am-12:30pm) and/or rain postponement (1:30-4:30pm) shifts

Location: Iroquois Woods, Boston's Mission Hill Near Fenwood Rd. stop of "E" Green Line or #39

Deadline: Register by 9/23

~7 volunteers are still needed.

Six gloved PMD volunteers cut and clear tangled brush from a trail in Iroquois Woods on Boston's Mission Hill on 10/2/2021

Help with “Harvest Fest” children's activities

Sunday 10/15/2023, 12:45pm-4:45pm

Rain Date: 10/15
Sign up for the 10/15 rain date!

Location: Somerville Community Growing Center, Somerville's Union Square

Deadline: Register by 9/25

~1 volunteers are still needed.

Two, masked PMD volunteers help a child and parent make prints using vegetables and vegetation. Strung behind them in the background are more than a dozen completed prints, drying clipped to a line hung between two trees at the 2021 Harvest Fest

Carefully collate Braille-embossed plastic pages between printed pages of PLUTO! Not a Planet? Not a Problem!

Sunday 10/22/2023, 9:30-12noon or 1:00-3:30

Rain or shine.

Location: National Braille Press
Boston behind Symphony Hall
Spacious, well-ventilated, and sanitized basement work space

Deadline: Register by 10/15

3 masked PMD volunteers collate printed and Braille-embossed plastic pages of the STEM and DEI children's book <i data-recalc-dims=Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist for the National Braille Press to create these"/>

Officiate for the MIT Science Bowl's High School Invitational

Saturday 11/11/2023, 8am-1pm, or 8am-5pm

Location: MIT, Cambridge

Deadline: Register by 10/24

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Compete in the 2024 virtual Maine High School Science Bowl!

Saturday 3/09/2024, all day

Rain Date: 00/00

Location: Virtual/Zoom

Note: We only shares zoom links, schedules, and other details with registered teams since we cannot accommodate any observers/audience members or walk-ins, i.e., unregistered teams or volunteers.

Deadline: Register by 1/17

Logo of 2024 National Science Bowl

How We’ve Made a Difference

Three PMD volunteers in a cafeteria-style kitchen, preparing food on meal trays to serve to people in need. They are smiling and concentrating on the task. They are wearing PMD aprons, PMD name tags, and wearing disposable gloves for food service.
Meals for People in Need
Four PMD volunteers wearing PMD badges are sorting and packaging seed packets. They are fulfilling seed packet requests for Boston community gardens in order to help local gardeners. They are wearing PMD and gloves to handle items to follow covid-19 precautions.
Helping Community Gardens
Three PMD volunteers are carefully assembling Braille-embossed stickers onto children’s books and magnets, in order to help adults and children of all abilities read together. The volunteers are working together at a long table, wearing PMD volunteer badges, and appear focused on their work.
Assembling Print-Braille Children’s Books
A line of 8 PMD Volunteers are working hard to prune shrubbery that is lining the pond at Spy Pond Park, in order to help reveal the view of the pond and improve the urban green space. They are holding long gardening pruning devices, with their backs facing the camera.
Improving Urban Greenspaces
Five PMD volunteers are facing your direction, wearing face masks, PMD volunteer badges. They jointly carry a full box of packed ziploc bags that they finished assembling for the street outreach program with Pine Street Inn. Each individual bag includes items such as hand sanitizer, lip balm, lotion, facial tissue packs, and other toiletries.
Packing Street Outreach Supplies
6 PMD volunteers are seated at a table in the front of a classroom, with a blank projector screen behind them, and laptops, projectors, wires, papers, and a digital clock in front of them on the table. They are volunteering at a school science bowl event where they help run the rounds as moderators, science judges, rule judges, scorekeepers, time keepers.
School Science Bowls

Get Involved

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Volunteer Personally

It’s easy to participate!
PMD only requires committing to one project at a time.

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Corporate Partnerships

PMD partners with businesses to offer their employees well-organized volunteer projects that make real differences.

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Charity Partnerships

PMD provides its charity partners with expert service project planning and volunteer management for high impact.


Strengthen volunteerism with your donation

Your donation will help provide the materials we need for our upcoming PMD projects.

4 PMD volunteers are hard at work together at a table while packing hand sanitizer, lip balm, lotion, facial tissue packs, and other toiletries. They are assembling the supplies into zip lock bags in order to help the street outreach program at Pine Street Inn. They are wearing PMD volunteer badges, face masks, and using gloves to handle the materials.
15 PMD volunteers are seen standing on the front steps at the National Braille Press in Boston Massachusetts. A large plaque at the front of the building displays the words “National Braille Press.” The PMD Volunteers are holding their completed projects for the day of embossing Braille stickers onto pages of children’s books and magnets, in order to help adults and children of all abilities read together.

“Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed citizens,
can change the world. Indeed, it’s
the only thing that ever has.”

   Margaret Mead

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