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SouthCoast Serves (SCS) partners believe that by encouraging service/volunteerism in schools, businesses, and communities, we can take responsibility for our region's future. The ultimate vision of SCS is to engage service and volunteerism as a strategy to improve the health and welfare of our communities.

Member Benefits

  • Attend networking events with like-minded people and organizations
  • Receive recognition on our platforms: website, social media, public relations materials, etc.
  • Share in grant opportunities
  • Be included in signature events including days of service, service showcase, speed dating, service fairs, recognition events, SouthCoast 60 Pledge
  • Have priority access to relevant ticketed events and speakers at UMass Dartmouth
  • Connect with our LISTSERV on relevant topics

Member Responsibilities

  • Support SouthCoast Serves' mission statement and vision
  • Represent the collaborative to other entities and the public, and suggest like-minded potential members
  • Actively participate in SouthCoast Serves' affairs and help to determine the strategic direction of the collaborative
  • Make a good faith effort to attend monthly meetings
  • Encourage volunteers and community members to partake in the SouthCoast 60 Pledge
  • Report annual service hours, volunteer recruitment numbers, and impact of volunteers

Our Members

AHA! New Bedford
Dartmouth YMCA
People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE Inc.) Emergency Food Bank
B.M.C. Durfee High School
Fall River YMCA
People Incorporated - SMILES Mentoring
Battleship Cove
Family Service Association - Big Friends Little Friends
Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, Inc. (PAACA)
BayCoast Bank 
GiftsToGive
Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) - Temple Landing
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
GiveBackTime
Samaritans Southcoast
Boys and Girls Club of Fall River
Global Learning Charter Public School
Sharing the Harvest Community Farm
Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford
Groundwork Southcoast
Social Capital Inc.
Bristol Community College
Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts
South Coast Entertainment
Bristol County District Attorney's Office
Justice Bridge Legal Center
South Coast Mission Hub
Bristol County Savings Bank
Legal Center for Nonprofits, Inc.
SouthCoast Fair Housing
Buttonwood Park Zoological Society
Marion Institute - Southcoast Energy Challenge
Southeastern Massachusetts Food Security Network
Buzzards Bay Coalition
Mass Audubon - Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
St. Andrew's Out-of-School Enrichment Program
Child & Family Services, Inc.
Morton Middle School
The Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford
City of Fall River - Youth Services
Mount Hope at Kennedy Park Intentional Living
The Lloyd Center for the Environment
City of New Bedford - Department of Parks Recreation & Beaches
My Brother's Keeper
The Trustees of Reservations
City of New Bedford - Department of Community Services
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
United Neighbors of Fall River
Civic Support
New Bedford High School
United Way of Greater New Bedford
Coastline Elderly Services, Inc.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement
Community Economic Development Center
New Bedford YMCA
Westport River Watershed Alliance
Dartmouth Council on Aging
Operation Clean Sweep
YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) 
Our Sisters' School
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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