Merrimack Valley

Merrimack Valley
New Hope Program Seeks Volunteers to Engage with Children
Our New Hope Program is looking for volunteers for our upcoming session of  New Hope Support Group,  a 10-week program of Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities. The next session begins on Friday, August 5, 2016. The program meets weekly on Fridays, 9:30-12:30PM located at The Family & Community Resource Center, 530 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Lawrence, MA.
Volunteer tasks include:
  • Assist in registering children’s weekly attendance to daycare;
  • Ensure the safety of the children by providing direct supervision;
  • Observe and monitor children’s play activities;
  • Read to children and oversee activities (.e. games, painting, drawing, crafts, songs)
  • Set-up and break-down play area after each session; and
  • Assist with other organizational duties as needed. 
If you are interested in learning more or signing up to volunteer, please email us at
Food Pantry
As a part of our Basic Needs program, we have a food pantry at Merrimack Valley in Lowell that is open three days a week. We distribute over 5,000 pounds of food a week to 40 to 60 families in need. We are looking for volunteers to help us unload truck on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to  11:00 a.m. 
Contact: Brandon Crocker — (978) 454-9946 or at