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Volunteer Opportunties


HEAL Volunteer/Engagement Form

Please fill out this form letting us know which position you are interested it:

HEAL Resident Leader

Primary Position Responsibilities 

  • Engagement of Winchendon/Gardner residents, especially marginalized and underserved populations in activities that improve their health, wealth, and sense of belonging 

  • Communicate important insights from residents to the HEAL Steering Committee 

  • Areas of focus of an HRL will fall into the following three categories (training will be provided to familiarize HRL’s in community areas of focus): 

  • Lead discussions on economic empowerment to foster a shared understanding of the social, economic, and political context that leads to social action 

  • Identify residents’ assets and hopes to create a healthy and equitable community.

  • Support local food system through SNAP enrollment, education/outreach, and building community support for innovative healthy food access strategies  

  • Design, implement, and attend programming that supports social inclusion 

  • Participate in and coordinate resident trainings that build resident capacity to create social change

  • Coordinate resident-driven civic action projects 

  • Participate in HEAL assessment activities (e.g., community-driven inventory to identify priority development and preservation sites for community investment) 

  • Lead local healthy food first campaigns and activities to foster a culture of health and wellbeing

  •  Partner with Youth Changemaker Leaders on initiatives to better the community.

Qualifications & Attributes of the HRL 

  • Bilingual speakers will be given preference 

  • Community leader and convener. Comfortable convening bridges between diverse groups and sectors in Winchendon and Gardner 

  • Champion for the needs of Winchendon and Gardner. 

  • Takes initiative in requesting support from the HEAL Winchendon Steering Committee 

  • Promotes HEAL Winchendon|Gardner and is a good representative for the initiative ● Strong understanding of and/or openness to learning about the root causes of poor health in Winchendon and Gardner 

  • Responsive to email, phone, or other agreed-upon forms of communication 

  • Great communicator.

  •  Communicate and collaborate in a professional manner with other HRLs, Youth Changemakers, Residents, and community partner organizations 

  • Team player 

  • Demonstrated effective organizational and administrative skills 

  • Passionate about community and service! 

To apply, please complete the application here!

Please fill out this form if you have additional questions and someone will get back to you!

5 Summer Drive Winchendon, MA 01475

Phone - (978) 297-1667

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