Make Microwavable Heating Pads - to give to every member in an assisted living home. This is community service--make it a Take Action project by a) creating a "how to" handout and giving copies to volunteer organizations that help the elderly; b) doing a community assessment to find other organizations that could use donations (faith-based orgs with a ministry for seniors, hospitals, clinics, etc) or c) creating a new group of volunteers who commit to making these year-round.
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Organic Acidemia Association: We are a volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to empower families and health care professionals with knowledge in organic acidemia metabolic disorders. We support early intervention through expanded newborn screening, solicit contributions and distribute funding that supports research toward improved treatment and eventual cures in the areas of Organic Acid disorders.
Community Action Partners (CAP), a volunteer organization of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School alumni that helps Boston area nonprofits with their business challenges on a pro bono basis, is accepting applications for its next round of projects.
b.r.a.i.n.child (c/o The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada) is a group of parents, family, and friends who have the common experience of caring for a child with a brain tumour or who are survivors. They are a volunteer organization providing support, education, and research funding.
Solace is a not for profit volunteer organization offering Grief Support for those grieving over the death of their partner.