Volunteer Opportunities
Hill House is a wonderful place to donate time and talent. We rely heavily on volunteers throughout the calendar year. Volunteered time allows our organization to provide quality athletic and developmental programming, community events and outreach to children and families residing in Boston's downtown neighborhoods. We look forward to working with you to determine a volunteer opportunity that fits your lifestyle.

Coach a youth soccer team this fallSoccer ball calendar image
We are now recruiting coaches for our fall soccer program! Hill House relies on volunteer coaches to teach young participants soccer skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, and a love of the game. Many children participate in our in-house soccer leagues.Teams practice and play games on a designated weekday evening during a ten week season. The game schedule kicks off on September 10 and ends on November 19. All practices and games will be held at the Teddy Ebersol's Red Sox Fields along the Esplanade and Storrow Drive.

Apply to be a soccer coach today!
All coaches for Hill House's soccer team must submit a volunteer application and return the CORI and SORI background check forms to Sam Renshaw, Hill House's Athletics manager.

Practice schedule by league:
U6 Soccer – 4.5-5 year olds – Tuesday practices 5:00-5:50, Saturday games at 8:30 and 9:30. 
U8 Girls' Soccer– 6-7 year olds – Thursday practices 5:15-6:15, Saturday games at 9:30 & 10:30.
U8 Boys' Soccer– 6-7 year olds– Tuesday practices 5:15-6:15, Saturday games at 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30
U10 Boys' Soccer– 8-9 year olds– Wednesday practices 5:15-6:15, Saturday games at 9:45 & 11:00
U11 Girls' Soccer– 8-10 year olds– Thursday practices 5:15-6:15, Saturday games at 8:30
U13 Boys' Soccer– 10-12 year olds– Wednesday practices 5:15-6:15, Saturday games at 9:00

Volunteer coach requirements:

  • Coaches are required to attend the coaches' clinic (date TBA) before the season as well as their team's practices and games during the season.
  • Coaching requires approximately 2-4 hours per week during the season.
  • Coaches should enjoy working with children and have basic knowledge of soccer.
  • Coaches must complete a volunteer application and the CORI and SORI background check forms as required by the state of Massachusetts.

To learn more, or volunteer to coach, please contact Sam Renshaw, our athletics manager. 

Community Events
Through these events, we invite you to get to know your neighbors. Join us in the fall for our free Pancake Breakfast, and in the spring for the Backyard Dash, a family fun run and community picnic. Enjoy a cup of cider and sing carols at our annual Holiday Tree & Wreath Sale or make seasonal crafts to celebrate Halloween and Valentine's Day.

Hill House Outreach Program (H.H.O.P.) 
The Hill House Outreach Program is a volunteer committee dedicated to connecting the community through service. Together, HHOP hosts collection drives, serves meals at various soup kitchens and coordinates year-round outreach efforts alongside other nearby, non-profit organizations.

Check out the great events HHOP has in store this fall!

September 18:  Children’s Sports Equipment Tag Sale
October 27:  Kid’s Halloween Party
November 19: National Family Volunteer Day 
December 3 & 4: Annual Holiday Tree & Wreath Sale
December 8: Photos with Santa 
 

Serve or sponsor a senior dinnerSenior Dinner
On the third Tuesday of each month, Hill House prepares and serves dinner to approximately 10 or more senior citizens at 74 Joy Street. The meals require 2 hours of volunteer work by 2-3 people. Dinners begin at 5:30 pm. Volunteers and donors may choose to get involved in many different ways. Meals can be sponsored or baked, delivered and served. If your family or an affiliated organization is interested in becoming involved with our monthly senior dinners, please reach out to Rachel, our program manager.