Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer in Joss Whedon’s “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”
We here at Boston Cares feel it’s important to remember the wise, wise words of the superhero Captain Hammer, who once said: “Everyone’s a hero in their own way.”
What we can take away from this is that whether you wear your underwear over your tights or under, you can be somebody’s hero, just by being you. Each and every one of us has something that makes us unique and gives us a unique way of making the world a better place.
It can be anything from a high level of compassion and empathy, to the ability to lift 500x your own weight. Maybe you play the flute really well and can brighten someone’s day with a tune or ditty. Or perhaps, you’re very organized and can lend a helping hand in the office of a nonprofit. The possibilities are endless, and all you have to do, is be you!
So take a look below and see where your superpowers might best be wielded!
The Friendly Foodie
- Distribute Food to Seniors in Need with the Greater Boston Food Bank
- Assist Clients in Choosing Their Groceries with the East End House Pantry
- Judge a Citywide High School Debate Tournament with the Boston Debate League
- Tutor Eager-to-Learn Students at X-Cel Education
The Quiet Crafty One
- Play Board Games and Bingo with Seniors at Cooperative Elder Services, Inc.*
- Knit for the Greater Good for Youth in Need
The Outdoorsy Animal-Loving Athletic Type
- Gather Natural Materials with The Nature Connection
- Play with Cats at the Gifford Cat Shelter*
- Support Athletes with Special Needs with Newton Athletes Unlimited
- Prep and Serve Lunch for Members of the Boston Living Center
- Cook a Meal for the Critically Ill with Community Servings*
- Assemble Food Bags with the American Red Cross Food Pantry
- Stock Food at the Elizabeth Peabody House Food Pantry
*Though these projects may look full, please sign up for our Wait-list! Heroes are in high demand and schedules change so you’re very likely to be offered a spot at that project you’ve been eyeing!