How You Can Help

How You Can Help



The One Fund was created almost immediately after the marathon bombing, and over the past year has raised $71.3 million to help those most impacted by the attack. Today, recovery continues for many survivors and their families, and the One Fund continues its efforts to raise funds and offer needed support.

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#BostonBetter is not accepting new volunteers at this time, but there are plenty of volunteer opportunities with other organizations across the Boston area. Whether as a tribute to those affected by the bombing, an act of healing for yourself, or as part of a longtime commitment to community service, your volunteer efforts can help make Boston better. The websites listed below will help you sift through these many opportunities and pick the one that best matches your interests, skills, and schedule. 

Boston Cares
Boston Cares is a large and effective volunteer mobilizer, filling more than 25,000 volunteer slots annually in support of more than 150 Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies. Boston Cares can help you find a meaningful volunteer opportunity that matches the time and talent you have to offer.

Boston Volunteers
Boston Volunteers connects caring volunteers with meaningful opportunities with no hassle and no commitment. Boston Volunteers takes care of the logistics in creating and coordinating volunteer events with many different organizations throughout the area, making your job simple: just show up and start helping.

Volunteer Boston
Volunteer Boston is a great place to start your search for volunteer opportunities in Boston. This website provides easily accessible information about many types of service opportunities in Boston's communities, including organizations that focus their efforts on women, children, crisis relief, animals, and more.    


Perhaps you've been moved to volunteer for an organization that provided aid and relief in the wake of the Marathon bombing. Such organizations are too numerous to name, but here are a few ideas to get you started: