Volunteer Opportunities

To get involved as a volunteer with WATCH's Housing Clinic, community organizing, annual events, and other projects please complete this online application. For questions or more information, contact Nafisa by email at nafisa@watchcdc.org.

Read below about how to get involved with WATCH’s various projects and programs. We have many opportunities ranging from one-time events to more long term engagement options with opportunities to gain leadership experience!

At this time, WATCH does not have the capacity to facilitate donations of household goods. Thank you for your generosity!

Please go to the Household Goods website or the City of Waltham's Donation page to find donation opportunities. 



Assist with Events & Projects 

WATCH has a variety of events throughout the year that require extra hands such as our winter coat drive and our newsletter mailing in the fall and spring. Sign up to receive our volunteer newsletter to stay in the loop with WATCH news and opportunities to get involved. 

Volunteers opportunities include: 

  • Activity and event planning and assistance
  • Organize drives within your own communities to gather donations for WATCH
  • Assist with clerical work such as mailings and data entry
  • Make phone calls to increase event turn out 


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Get involved with our Housing Clinic 

WATCH’s Housing Clinic staff and interns assist Waltham residents with a wide variety of housing related issues such as landlord and tenant conflicts, threat of eviction and rent increases. For the foreseeable future, the Housing Clinic will be operating completely remotely. 

Volunteers can support our team of trained advocates by: 

  • Assisting clients with public housing applications or other applications such as fuel assistance and food stamps
  • Organizing a gift card drive within your network to support families in crisis 
  • Assisting non-English speaking clients
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Get Involved with Community Organizing

For over 35 years WATCH has been organizing tenants and advocating for housing justice. WATCH's programs and actions are driven by the strength and power of the Waltham community and include advocating for affordable housing proposals and organizing a Tenant Action Group. 

Volunteers can help uplift tenant voices by supporting community organizing efforts in a variety of ways including:  

  • Make phone calls to increase turn out for events and public hearings 
  • Attend public hearings and conferences in support of affordable housing  
  • Share links to WATCH’s petitions to get more signatures 
  • Door knocking, distributing flyers, and tabling at events
  • Support tenant meetings
  • Research affordable housing programs

Teach Adult English classes

WATCH CDC is seeking volunteers to co-teach adult English classes. Teaching experience is not required.

Join our dynamic, fun classroom environment and support participants in reaching their goals! This is a great opportunity to have a real impact on the daily lives of immigrants in our community and to gain teaching skills alongside supportive colleagues. This Fall classes will be held in a hybrid style. 

Teachers will:

  • Lead classes focused on daily English communication.
  • Work closely with the Program Manager on curriculum and class goals.
  • Be available any morning (10AM-12PM) or evening (6PM-8PM) during the week, Monday-Thursday.
  • Commit to participating most weeks for a whole session (late June-mid August, September-December, January-June).
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Tutor an adult learning English

Tutoring is a great way to help people in our community learn English while also getting to know someone from another country and culture. Learning English can have a substantial impact on an immigrant's life - it improves their job opportunities, increases their ability to connect with the broader community, and overall thrive in their new home. 

Tutors will:

  • Commit one hour a week for at least one  month
  • Be matched one-on-one with a learner who has a similar schedule

To become an English teacher or tutor, please complete this online application.

For questions or more information, contact Nafisa at nafisa@watchcdc.org.