Become a Party Coordinator





What is a Party Coordinator?



A Party Coordinator (PC) is a volunteer that has made a one year commitment to coordinate and run a monthly party at a shelter. Parties are typically held on a weekday evening, starting around 6:00pm.


Party Coordinators communicate with their assigned shelter on a monthly basis to obtain birthday party information, connect with donors to coordinate party supplies, run the party and supervise the volunteers to ensure a magical experience for everyone, all with ongoing support from Birthday Wishes staff.


Party Coordinator Openings



If you are interested in becoming a Party Coordinator at any of the following open shelters, please email the corresponding regional coordinator. Please continue to check back as this page is updated throughout the month.

        Greater Boston - Sue Ross

        • Crossroads Family Shelter- A small shelter serving families with young children in East Boston.  (Beginning in September or October)
        • Pearl Street Shelter - A large family shelter in Framingham. Party date/time flexible.
        • Home Suites - A very large hotel shelter serving 100 families in Waltham. Parties are held on the last Friday of the month.
        • Sage House - Small shelter in Framingham. Parties are held on Thursday evenings.
        • Starr Home - A medium-size family shelter in Dedham. Party day/time is negotiable.

        North of Boston - Courtney Vernadakis


        Southeastern Massachusetts -
        Catherine Sullivan
        • Birthday-in-a-Box (BIAB) Coordinators are needed for Weymouth hotel/shelters. A BIAB Coordinator will retrieve monthly birthday information from their designated shelter, visit our office to assemble birthday boxes and gifts for each birthday child, and drop off the box to the shelter on or before the child's birthday


        Western Massachusetts -
        Meghan Person

        Birthday-in-a-Box (BIAB) Coordinators are needed at the following Western Massachusetts shelters. A BIAB Coordinator will retrieve monthly birthday information from their designated shelter, visit our office to assemble birthday boxes and gifts for each birthday child, and drop off the box to the shelter on or before the child's birthday.

        • HAP Housing, Springfield
        • Womanshelter, Holyoke
          YWCA, Springfield



              Rhode Island -
              Susan Kostas

              • Assignments available in greater Providence, West Bay, East Bay, South County, and New Bedford. 

                Birthday-in-a-Box (BIAB) Coordinators are needed at the following RI shelters. A BIAB Coordinator will retrieve monthly birthday information from their designated shelter, visit our office to assemble birthday boxes and gifts for each birthday child, and drop off the box to the shelter on or before the child's birthday.

                • Children's Shelter, Pawtucket
                • Rhode Island Family Shelter, Warwick
                • Sojourner House, Providence
                • StarBirth, Cranston
                • Turning Point, Pawtucket
                • Woonsocket Family Shelter, Woonsocket
                • WARM, Westerly
                • Boys Town, Portsmouth (temporary coverage for another PC)
                • Mary's Moto Lodge, Seekonk MA

                Long Island, New York - Susan Gold

                Birthday-in-a-Box (BIAB) Coordinators are needed at the following Long Island shelters. A BIAB Coordinator will retrieve monthly birthday information from their designated shelter, visit our office to assemble birthday boxes and gifts for each birthday child, and drop off the box to the shelter on or before the child's birthday.

                • Port Jefferson
                • The Inn, Hempstead
                • Project Redirect, Amityville
                • Project Redirect, Central Islip