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 

        • Home Suites - A very large hotel shelter serving 100 families in Waltham. Parties are held on the last Friday of the month.

         
        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
        • Open Pantry Shelter-A small shelter serving families in Westfield, beginning immediately.
        • Sargeant St. CHD & A Family Place-These two shelters are having a joint party the last Thursday of each month at 6:00pm in Holyoke, with around 30 kids. Preferably looking for a pair of PCs who can work together, starting immediately.

        Birthday-in-a-Box (BIAB) Coordinators are needed at the following Western Massachusetts shelters. A BIAB Coordinator will 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
          • Scattered Sites, 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