Want to do something rewarding? Volunteer in REAL life... we have lots of ideas how!

The REAL Program exists because we have so many amazing volunteers who keep returning to volunteer and support our families. 

Volunteers come from all over the North Shore and range in ages from 14 to 74. From professionals and retirees looking to work with children or spend time giving to the community, to high school and college students looking for service-learning opportunities, we have a place for everyone who is willing to commit to helping REAL families. 

Current Opportunities: 

April 24, 9am–noon - Help us prepare the outdoor classroom. 

  • sanding and painting the fairy garden and sandboxes (fresh coat)

  • sanding and painting the handicap ramp wooden handrails (fresh coat)

  • sanding and painting of mud kitchen (fresh coat) 


May 8 Help us honor Mothers!

  • 9 am–noon: Set up food market tents, tables, chairs, greeting table, social distance markers, food tables, etc. Must be able to lift 40 lbs 

  • (3 people)

  • 12pm–2pm: Decor committee. Do you like to decorate or stylize parties? Let us know. join us for a pre-party zoom meeting to help plan the decor, then set up on the day of the tea party! (3 people)

  • 2pm–4pm:  Catering Committee - Help set up the grab and go food table, greet the moms, and help make sure things run smoothly for the first hour. (3 people)

  • 4pm–6pm: Help make sure things run smoothly for the last hour, and clean up at the end of the event, including breaking down tables and chairs, decor, etc. Must be able to lift 40 lbs (3 people)

Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available. All volunteers are required to be masked and follow social distance protocols. 

Please fill out our volunteer application to learn more about how we can work together to help children and families improve their literacy skills!