Town of Ayer
1 Main Street, Ayer MA 01432
ph: (978) 772-8220
Volunteering Opportunities
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Town Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity
Type: Community Service
Contact: Clare Anderson-Felton
Phone: 978-348-2749 ext. 201

Ayer Greenway Committee
Type: Community Service
Dues : $0
Contact: Patrick Hughes
Phone: 978-772-2528
Mission statement:
Assist the Conservation Commission as an advocate for the protection, preservation and responsible use of Ayer’s water resources; Open Space, natural habitat and recreational trails.

Ayer Historical Commission
Type: other
Dues: $
Contact: Ruth Rhonemus
Phone: 978-772-5890
Mission statement:
The Ayer Historical Commission is responsible for community wide historic preservation planning.

Ayer Recycling Committee
Organization type: Community service
Dues: $0
Contact: Laurie Sabol
Phone: 978-496-5839
Mission statement:
To support the transfer station’s efforts and to educate the citizens of Ayer about what can be recycled and removed from the waste stream.

Community opportunities

Ayer-Shirley Education Foundation AYSED.jpg
Type: other
Dues: $0
Phone: 978-772-8600 ext. 1369
The Ayer Shirley Education Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is supported by donations from individuals, businesses and organizations committed to improving the quality of education in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District. Through a granting process, the Ayer Shirley Education Foundation disperses the tax-deductible donations to create specific new programs and professional training aimed at enriching the education of the students in the region.

Ayer_Public_Access_Corporation-video-camera.pngAyer Public Access Corporation
Organization type: other
Dues : $0
Contact: Doug Becker
Phone: 978-407-9318
Mission statement:
APAC provides access, training and assistance in the production and cable casting of television and bulletin board multimedia content. These Public Access capabilities and privileges are available to all residents and organizations of Ayer. The central focus and goal of APAC is simply to provide the most direct means for a user to place multimedia content on cable.

Friends_of_Nashoba_Valley_Medic-hospital-logo.gifFriends of Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Organization type: other
Dues : $10.00 per year
Contact: Norma Garvin
Phone: 978-448-5424
Mission statement:
“Friends” is an active and vital organization within the Nashoba Valley Medical Center. The “Friends” mission involves promoting Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) to the community at large and assisting the hospital in any way deemed advisable. Major functions of the “Friends includes managing and staffing the Gift Shop, overseeing the “Plants for Patients” program, participating in special events and in promoting goodwill between NVMC and the community.

The “Friends” also conduct fundraising activities for the purpose of awarding scholarships to high school students studying for a career in healthcare and to conduct Outreach Programs for citizens in the communities they serve.

Participation in the “Friends of NVMC” is open to all residents of the surrounding communities and no person shall be denied participation on the basis of sex, age, race, creed, color or national origin, or on the basis of any other criterion lacking rational justification.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc.
Type: Community Service
Dues : $0
Contact: Patricia Stern
Phone: 978-772-4627
Mission statement:
Loaves & Fishes exists as a mission of love and faith to serve people of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley by providing food, emergency shelter, resource referral, and other temporary services, and by advocating for changes by its clients that will promote independence and self-reliance.

Page Hilltop PTA
Type: school
Dues: $5
Contact: Sarah Gibbons
Phone: 978-772-1594
Mission statement:
The Mission of the Parent Teacher Association
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children;
To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.

The Purposes of the Parent Teacher Association
To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school and community.
To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

People of Ayer Concerned About the Environment (PACE)
Type: Community Service
Dues: $
Contact: Laurie Nehring
Phone: 978-772-9749
Mission statement:
To ensure that men, women and children who reside in Ayer and neighboring communities are not exposed to unnecessary environmental risk to their health and well-being, now and during future generations, and to communicate these issues and concerns to residents, government officials and regulators through education and community outreach.

Tyler_Foundation-tylerfoundation.jpgTyler Foundation
Type: other
Dues: $0
Contact: Heather Plotkin
Phone: 978-732-0077
Mission statement:
The Tyler Foundation’s mission is to financially support families of children with a brain malformation resulting in seizures that are being treated at Boston Children’s Hospital and UMASS Medical Center. We provide financial assistance with meals, parking, hotel costs, gas, and medical and therapy equipment that insurance doesn’t cover.

World Computer Exchange - Hull, Massachusetts
Type: other

Mission statement:
World Computer Exchange’s mission is to bridge the digital divide for the world’s poorest youth by collecting donated, working computers and building the capacity of schools and youth organizations in developing countries to connect and maintain them. By re utilizing computer equipment, we help the environment by keeping computers out of landfills.

WCE- Boston is a group of volunteers in the greater Boston area who help to raise funds as well as gather, test and pack donated computers that are sent overseas to schools and community organizations with approved plans to implement an ICT project.