The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund is hosting two Commonwealth Corps interns through June 2023. The interns will be assisting with the organization’s planned volunteer program and with client services and outreach tasks.
The program is state-funded and works to expand volunteerism and community engagement across the state, partnering with a number of nonprofits. Members have various skills, ages and backgrounds.
The Commonwealth Corps interns are Aliyah Pires, a senior at Bridgewater State University, and Mary Stetson, a 2022 graduate of Framingham State University.
The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund plans to add new, effective ways to reach more community members and neighbors while also offering a wide variety of resources. They will also add opportunities for volunteerism with the help of these new interns.
The Needy Fund is a a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization that was established in 1936 originally to provide holiday meals for local families. Today, the Needy Fund provides resources and referrals, financial aid (via a voucher system) to landlords and vendors for food, housing, childcare, transportation and medical/mental healthcare services.