One of the staples in the Boston community is the highly prevalent tech space. And with so many tech companies in the surrounding St. Francis House neighborhood, it makes it easy for tech companies to pop in for a few hours of volunteering. The tech space is known for attracting a young demographic of folks who are eager to re-invigorate their efforts to give back to the community. Because of this, the tech space often offers easy ways to give back, as a means to recruit young professionals who prioritize supporting their local community.
Over the past month or so, St. Francis House has been fortunate to host a number of local tech businesses including Google, Salesforce, LogMeIn, and Rue La La. Special thanks to these corporate groups for all their hard work!
Tech Companies volunteering at St. Francis House
Many do not realize what it takes to run our Basic Service offerings 365 days a year. We need 40+ volunteers a day to serve our guests. Often in the summer we experience a bit of a lull as people are focused on enjoying the change in weather. But, our guests continue to require service regardless of season, especially when the summer temps force people to find a place of refuge inside.
This is where are corporate partners come in! A corporate group can allow us to fully staff one of our department’s volunteer requirements for the day. Volunteers took on a number of tasks, including sorting and supplying clothing to our guests, and prepping and serving meals in the dining room.
An added bonus is you can stick around after you’ve volunteered for a full tour of our agency. With 10 floors worth of services, you’re sure to be amazed by just how many services we offer our guests. You’ll feel a sense of pride when you see how your volunteer efforts contribute to our greater mission.
Are you a corporate group in Boston looking to give back? Contact Corporate Engagement Officer Meryl Pinette to set up a volunteer date, talk about a clothing drive, or to invite St. Francis House to apply for a grant or event sponsorship. You won’t believe the number of ways you can help!