Organization Description

Mission: It Takes a Village aims to provide free postpartum and early parenting support to families in western MA through home visits, distribution of diapers, baby supplies, and clothing. 

Goals: Our goal is to facilitate strong connections between families and the community. We believe that communities are stronger when everyone works together to welcome the newest members of their village, and no one should feel alone. Families with babies and young children in particular benefit from a support system that can provide practical support, emotional support, and essential resources. Our guiding principle is to increase each family’s connection to the community, assist them in finding and building their own support systems, and improve access to resources. We provide all programs with the utmost integrity, inclusivity, and respect.

Placement Description

  • Fundraising, Event Planning, and Outreach Volunteer: Help fundraising committee brainstorm and carry out events and help make website upgrades
  • Donor and Grant Research
  • Distribution Center Volunteer: Work in-person at our Village Closet distribution center in Huntington, MA 
  • Skills:
    • Marketing and computer skills
    • Experience in social work, customer service, and fundraising
    • Psychology knowledge 
    • Grant writing skills (not required)
    • Fluency in Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, or Haitian-creole is helpful
    • Ability to work with diverse cultures
  • Training: Dependent on position, but generally none needed.

Time Commitment

Variable and often flexible work hours. 5-20 hours/week based on project chosen.

How to Get Involved

To become a volunteer, go to, or reach out to Lisa Goding at

Contact Information