Ways you can help


Each year Second Chances offers many opportunities to volunteer your time or skills. You could:

  • Help out at an event
  • Host a clothing drive at home or work - details »
  • Pick up clothing donations (just once or several times a year)
  • Clear clothing from attics and basements
  • Provide occasional legal, accounting, marketing, or other advice
  • Help with marketing and outreach
  • Photograph events
  • Stuff envelopes
  • Serve on a committee
  • and much more.

Second Chances depends on lots of self-motivated, creative, dependable volunteers each year and we're so grateful for the help! Let us know what you'd be interested in doing.
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Host one of our donation bins

Do you work for, own, or know the owner of a Cambridge or Somerville (or nearby) business or organization that has some outdoor space and might be interested in hosting one of our clothing donation bins? Please introduce us!

Our new outdoor 58" x 46" x 76" clothing donation bins are being painted with unique and fun murals that reflect our work and our community.

The donation bins make it easy for community members to recycle their used clothing to benefit the people we serve. They promote a positive, environmentally conscious, and philanthropic image for the host business or organization. Second Chances carefully maintains the bins. If you have a good location for a clothing donation bin, please let us know and we'll be happy to talk more.

More information about hosting a clothing donation bin (downloadable PDF) »

Introduce us

Do you know of a family or corporate foundation that shares our goals and values and might be interested in supporting our work? Please introduce us. Foundation and corporate support will help us build capacity and financial self-sufficiency as we help homeless and low-income people do the same.
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Share your ideas with us

We are always happy to hear of new and interesting ways that we can reach more people and help more people in need.
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Groundwork Somerville volunteers

Thanks to this wonderful group of volunteers, our Groundwork Somerville friends, and Alexis K for sorting and hanging a huge amount of clothing donated by TJX Companies and City Year!