Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Service, Spirituality, and Social Responsibility

Campus Life

Volunteer Opportunities

These are a few current opportunities to become involved in our wider community:

Inauguration Call to Action Challenge

President Hanno's inauguration theme challenges us to change lives and strengthen communities. Let's get started!

  • Library Park Cleanup

Saturday, 10/18, 10:00-12:00

This is a drop-in event. Come for 30 minutes or the entire morning. We'll work until we're done! Students, alumnae/i, staff, faculty, families welcome. Meet us on the Chapel steps at 10:00 or in the park (next door to the Norton Public Library) at any point.

  • The great Greater Boston Food Bank

Saturday, 10/18, Noon-4:30

pre-registration required. Space is limited. Contact sssr@wheatoncollege.edu or take your chances on empty seats at the Action Challenge table on 10/17.

  • Soup Kitchen Cooking Night

Wednesday, 10/22, time and place TBD

No cooking experience necessary

Would your club or organization like to 'adopt' Food and Friends Soup Kitchen for one night? Work with SSSR staff to develop menus and prepare a simple, healthy meal- for 90 guests. you can do this- and you'll be glad you did!

  • Head Start. Federally-funded pre-school programs for families earning below the poverty line. Volunteer in the classroom or in the office, intern with the family advocate, play music and teach the kids about your instrument, research materials for lessons, or help set up and decorate classrooms.
  • The Literacy Center, Attleboro.  Work with children or adults to develop basic literacy. For more information, contact: sssr@wheatoncollege.edu
  • Cupboard of Kindness. Norton Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to assist with distribution of food on the first and third Monday of the month from 4:30-6:30p.m. They also appreciate donations especially canned fruit, peanut butter, stew, and coffee, as well as personal care items and detergents.
  • Friends Caring and Sharing. Mansfield Food Pantry.
  • New Hope is a "violence against women" shelter.

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