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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)

Officiate for the Northeast Regional Middle School Science Bowl at MIT


Saturday 2/24/2024, 8:25am to 1pm or to 6:30pm

Rain or shine.

Location: MIT, Cambridge

Deadline: Register by 2/07

2024 green and blue National Science Bowl logo and middle school photo collage

Staff the virtual Blue Lobster Bowl competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB)


Saturday 3/02/2024, 9:25am-5pm Sat/12noon-4:30pm Sun

Rain or shine.

Location: Virtual/Zoom

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

Deadline: Register by 2/07

~1 volunteers are still needed.

Bay Scallop Bowl, Blue Lobster Bowl, and Shore Bowl logos

Officiate for the virtual Maine High School Science Bowl


Saturday 3/09/2024, 9:25am to 4:15pm or to 7:15pm

Rain or shine.

Location: Virtual/Zoom

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

Deadline: Register by 2/23

~8 volunteers are still needed.

2023 Maine High School Science Bowl Champion: Cape Elizabeth High School team (coach Amy de Vries (left) pictured with four students (alphabetically by last name: Ainsley Fremont, Ben Le, Zoe Matzkin, and Trevor Oakley) holding their

Count/bundle and pack/check 13,000 seed packets requested by Boston community gardens


Tuesday 3/12/2024, 5:45pm to 9:15pm Optional:Arrive at 5pm or 5:15pm

Location: Downtown Boston, MA between Downtown Crossing and Aquarium T stations

Deadline: Register by 3/08

~4 volunteers are still needed.

Six sweatshirt- and sweater-clad masked and gloved adult and youth from two families (in the same pandemic pod) count and rubber band bundles of 10 parsley seed packets around a table outside in a driveway

Prepare and Share Traditional St. Patrick's Day Meal with Lonely, Formerly Homeless Elders


Saturday 3/16/2024, 9:30-2:30

Location: Boston's South End

Deadline: Register by 3/10

Five PMD volunteers clad in matching green aprons with four frail elders after PMD's 2019 St. Patrick's Day lunch

Staff the virtual Shore Bowl competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB)


Saturday 3/23/2024, 9:25am-6:05pm

Rain or shine.

Location: Virtual/Zoom

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

Deadline: Register by 3/02

~8 volunteers are still needed.

Bay Scallop Bowl, Blue Lobster Bowl, and Shore Bowl logos

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

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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.

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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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