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

        • Casa Nueva Vida, Jamaica Plain MA A medium-sized family shelter for Spanish-speaking mothers and their children. Bi-lingual volunteer preferred.

        North of Boston - Courtney Vernadakis
        • TLC Centerboard, Lynn MA - A small teen mom shelter looking for one person to volunteer to run parties one Monday night a month. 

        • Norwell Home, Nashua NH - A large family shelter looking for a Co-Party Coordinator to help run parties.
        • YWCA, Lawrence MA - A PC is needed to run a birthday party on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

        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 - Jennifer Matoney

        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
                    • SStarBirth, 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