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We work with nonprofit organizations across the country that offer opportunities for kids ages 5 - 14.
Our key communities are Greater Boston, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Florida, and Northern Virginia. 

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Hospitality Homes

Denise Duclos, PhD. , Director, Program and Operations
1018 Beacon Street, Suite 201
Brookline, MA 02446


Since 1983, we have provided free short-term housing in volunteer host homes and donated apartments for families and friends of patients seeking care at Boston-area healthcare organizations. Hospitality Homes is unique among Boston-area hospital housing programs because of its host home model, and because it is the only local program open to all families, regardless of income, nationality, age, diagnosis, or treatment facility.


Many of the world's best doctors are in Boston. We are lucky because we can visit them when we have a problem. Kids and adults who live far away from Boston have to travel here to see the best doctors. You can welcome them into your home while they are in Boston and offer them a comfy and relaxing place to sleep. Sometimes our guests are children who are sick or who are coming to Boston because their parent or sister/brother is sick. Children always come with an adult. Sometimes our guests are adults because their child is in the hospital or they need to see the Boston doctor themselves. This is a great chance to meet people from different parts of the world and a very easy way to help people in a very special way.

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Service Opportunities

Joke Book
1 - 2 hrs
Jokes make us laugh and laughter can help us get through the tough times a little easier. As you know, it's not always easy to smile when you aren't feeling your best. By creating a joke book for ...
Volunteer Hosting
Inviting people, who live far away, to stay with you so they can visit the hospital to keep a sick relative or friend company during their treatment. Hosting is very flexible; it is only done when ...
Welcome Baskets
3 - 4+ hrs
When families arrive at a host home for the first time from far away, they feel even more welcome and comfortable if they have the basics that they need for their stay upon their arrival. ...
Make bags with either snacks or breakfast items for families that come to Boston for medical care. "Welcome Bags" are bags filled with either snacks or breakfast for families, so they can focus on ...
This activity can be done by individuals, groups and families. The "Filled with Love" campaign is designed to provide each family we serve with a gift card to a local coffee shop or restaurant ...
Sew Brightly colored pillowcases for kids and adults in the hospital
Does your family love to help people? Do you live in Boston? If so, you may want to consider becoming a community connection volunteer family! These special people are paired with out-of-town ...

Educational Activities

Create the Change® partners with nonprofit organizations that we believe offer age-appropriate service opportunities for youth and families. All of our partners sign a collaboration agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. 


Create the Change® does not run, host, or facilitate the service opportunities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature.


Always be sure to do your own research on the nonprofit organization and service opportunities available to make sure it's a good fit for you before getting started. You may find the organization's contact information on their profiles. 


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