Campus Life

Community Service

We Like to Serve (it's our way!)

Our proximity to New Bedford lends itself well to local volunteerism. Beyond the yearly all-school days of service, students participate in Tabor-sponsored events as well as events in their home communities. Students are encouraged to pursue their personal passions and take the initiative to organize events for a particular cause or interest. 



Community Service Student Board of Directors


Each spring, students are invited to submit an application expressing interest in serving on the student board of directors. Led by two seniors with eight other students chosen to serve based on the strength of their applications and their commitment to service, the board is advised by faculty members Lauren Boucher, Cheryl Moore and Amelia Wright. Board members help to organize community days of service and respond to new areas of need raised by Tabor’s students and faculty. 

After School Program


Led by faculty members, student service outings include weekly trips to local organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Wareham, Gifts to Give in New Bedford, Our Sisters School, and Sippican Lands Trust. During the winter, Tabor students offer daily assistance at Sippican Elementary School’s homework club. Our emphasis is on students and faculty engaging in longer-term community partnerships.  

Class and Team Based Service


Our students are eager partners in class or team groups. Offering skill sessions to local athletes or language support to immigrants in New Bedford allows us to share our skills with others while learning more about the reality faced by members of our communities. These collaborations allow us to learn from each other.

School Wide Activities


Each year the full Tabor community participates in a fall and a spring morning of service. In the fall, we partner with as many as 50 different organizations to to assist with a multitude of projects that support Southcoast organizations and their community outreach initiatives, ranging from environmental stewardship to youth education to food pantries.  In the spring students and faculty partner with the Special Olympics of Massachusetts to enjoy School Day Games, a fun and inclusive day of activities featuring all the elements of a traditional Special Olympics event.  

Individual Leadership in Service


Recently, a Tabor sophomore invited fifth graders from a New Bedford school to campus for an afternoon of hands-on marine science programming that she developed and saw through to completion. In efforts like these, Tabor students are able to develop and put into action their goals for creating and executing projects that have a meaningful impact on our community and the relationships we seek to foster and maintain with local service-minded organizations.

The Tabor Community Service program is designed so that every student has the opportunity to volunteer locally. 

Service Locations:

  • Gifts to Give
  • CEDC New Bedford: Community Economic Development Center
  • Dartmouth YMCA 
  • Kraft Family Blood Drives
  • St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church
  • Salvation Army, New Bedford
  • Elizabeth Taber Library
  • Tobey Hospital
  • Friends Academy Community Garden
  • Special Olympics of MA
  • Holiday Hope Project
  • Tutoring at Sippican Elementary School in Marion
  • Boys and Girls Club of Wareham
  • Gleason Family YMCA
  • Sippican Healthcare Center
  • Church of the Good Shepherd in Wareham
  • Sippican Lands Trust
  • Lloyd Center for the Environment in Dartmouth
  • Buzzards Bay Coalition
  • Message of Hope Foundation
  • My Brother’s Keeper in Dartmouth

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