internship and volunteer opportunities
Trinity Boston Connects values all those who play a role in enabling change for the youth of Boston. Without the work of committed volunteers, we could not reach this city’s young people in such profound ways. Please browse the following roles for ways you can get involved. For general inquires, please send an email to our general information box.
Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC) has trained approximately 70 clinical trainees (40% people of color) using a systems-based, multi-cultural, and trauma-informed clinical approach. Our training emphasizes the unique experiences of clinicians of color and increases white clinician awareness, especially when working with youth workers of color. Trainees refers to both psychology practicum students and social work interns.
TBCC demonstrates its commitment to clinical education through its clinical training program to develop and sharpen core therapeutic competencies with our 3 Essential Community Practices (ECP); Restorative Justice, Racial Equity, and Trauma-Informed Practice. Our training program integrates these practices into our training curriculum. Trainees will have the opportunity to learn macro skills in working within youth worker organizations to develop training, workshops, or clinical consultation based on organizational needs and clinical skills for one to one clinical work with youth workers. Clinical components include but are not limited to individual counseling, group facilitation, and restorative justice circle practice.
Training components will include but are not limited to: clinical supervision, training in the integration of psychology, spirituality & wellness; tracking of client outcomes; training in 3 ECP’s; group supervision; and training in systems-based work. Additionally, trainees are encouraged to explore and integrate various therapeutic orientations in providing services to youth workers.
All trainees will carry a caseload of 6 or more individual clients. We have an ongoing referral source through our City Year partnership; other referrals may come from other youth-serving programs. The learning spans the entire counseling process, from intake through therapy to termination.
Given that we work with youth workers with the Boston Public School (BPS) calendar, trainees start with TBCC as early as mid-August or early September and end mid to late June, about 1-2 weeks after the closing of the BPS school year. Trainees typically work 22-24 hours per week. Wednesday is a required working day; other hours can occur Monday-Friday. Trainees are required to have evening hours available between 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm to accommodate the after-work hour availability of our youth workers for therapy sessions
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning December 13, 2023. To apply, submit your resume and application online, here.
For more information, download the TBCC Social Work Internship or Psychology Practicum Description or contact Dr. Asha Ragin.
Volunteer with Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, a community building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals.”
- Practices are between 8am-4pm (1 hr), 1-2 days/week Monday-Friday
- 4 weekend races/community events
- September-June, culminating with Boston’s Run to Remember (5 mile or half marathon race)
- Join a supportive community of caring individuals who bring out the best in young people and adults — no running experience required!
Interested? Contact: Shakira Floyd
In order to help our students in TEEP succeed, academically and personally, we do our best to provide them with mentors who can help them excel and face the challenges the adolescence presents. Our tutors offer support to both middle school and high schoolers, primarily in Math, English, and Science and are requested on an as-needed basis.
More consistent tutoring and mentoring opportunities exist within the Roadmap to College curriculum. Volunteers help our students prepare for the ISEE entrance exam to college-prep high schools. Once in high school, our students work with college mentors who aid in the college visitation, application, and selection process. This role is taken very seriously by our staff and our students and is a great opportunity to help a young person make significant steps in their young adult lives. Contact: Jason Greene
Come on out and join the Sole Train 5K at Franklin Park, Shattuck Picnic Grove on Saturday, October 28th 2023 to volunteer or run/walk with us! Free food, music, and fun!”
The McCormack Middle School library is always looking for eager participants to help spread love of learning throughout the school. With both isolated and long-term opportunities available, being a library volunteer is a great way to be a positive influence for our students at McCormack. Volunteers help host teacher appreciation events, library clean-up days, and science fair nights, among other things throughout the year. Our volunteers who can give time consistently each week act as Literacy Buddies to middle school students, reading with them once each week. Contact: Sophia Brion-Meisels.
Our enthusiastic team of fundraising and event-planning gurus could always use and extra hand on upcoming projects. For anything from one-off assistance with events to longer-term internships within the department, we invite a phone call or email from you expressing your interest and availability.
We are always looking for new talent for our planning committees. If you would like to contribute to the growth and strategy of the organization in a major way, please consider a place on one of the following: Governance Committee, Development Committee, Finance Committee, Programs Committee, or Bostonians for Youth Event Committee. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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