Join Our Team of Volunteers!
Volunteers help out our neighbors in many different ways - delivering a comforting meal (homemade or pick something up pre-made!), dog walks, rides to appointments, help with errands, one time light housework or lawn care, etc. Our volunteers can sign up for activities that are based on their individual schedule, interest and availability, help out when you can. If you would like to become a Neighbor Brigade volunteer fill out our volunteer application/questionnaire here!
If you, your family or someone you know is experiencing a temporary crisis due to an illness, surgery, cancer, accident, fire, death or other life event, our network of volunteers may be able to provide temporary, non-monetary assistance with some of your day-to-day needs. Some of the services volunteers have provided in the past include meal deliver, dog walks, rides to doctor's appointments, help with errands, friendly visits, and light household needs. To request services, fill out our Client Application here or call 1-855-241-4357. Neighbor Brigade should contact you within 24 hours.
As President and CEO of MAPA Translations & Language Solutions, a Framingham-based company, I am proud to partner with Neighbor Brigade, such a vibrant organization in our community. As an agency, we have been providing language services – written translations, interpretation and multilingual voice overs – locally to public schools, non-profit organizations, businesses, medical institutions and individuals since 2007. We are extremely honored to be the Community Angel Sponsor for the Wayland Neighbor Brigade chapter!
I wholeheartedly agree with your founder’s, Pam Washek, belief that we all share a human need for community and a need to care for and be cared by one another. Having known Pam as a friend and classmate while growing up in Wayland, I know that her service oriented spirit had deep roots. She believed helping was imperative not only for those who need the assistance, but for the benefit of the volunteers as well.
No matter your reasons for visiting this page, if you’re looking to become a volunteer or if you’re looking for some support yourself or for a neighbor, I would like to welcome you to the Neighbor Brigade family.
Drita Protopapa, MA, MPH
MAPA Translations, Inc.
Welcome to the Wayland chapter of Neighbor Brigade! Our chapter was formed in March 2010. Whether you are seeking assistance or looking to provide help to another, you’ve come to the right place. Our volunteer chapter leaders donate time to coordinate the needs of families in crisis with the volunteers who want to help. Read on to learn more about their passion for Neighbor Brigade, and help us spread the word! We are always looking to expand our presence here in Wayland among volunteers and potential recipients alike.
Neighbor Brigade establishes community-specific networks of volunteers that can be mobilized to help residents facing sudden crisis manage day-to-day tasks such as meal preparation, rides, and basic household chores. Our chapter is just one of 29 chapters helping their neighbors in crisis! To learn more about us and our other chapters, please visit our home page here.
If you are looking for help, please create an account and fill out an application form here using this link (note it will say Volunteer Application): Wayland MA Recipient/Client Application
Mary has been a member of the Wayland community for more than 25 years and with her husband Ken, has raised three children here. Mary was born in central New York and is a graduate of Syracuse University, has an MBA from Boston College and earned her masters in teaching from Bridgewater State College. She is the technology specialist at Wayland High School and is co-adviser for the student run online newspaper, WS.PN. She is a member of Good Shepard Parish and is a volunteer at the Hospice Residence at Parmenter. Outside of the classroom, Mary enjoys friends, family and physical activity.
Anne is the current leader of the founding chapter of Neighbor Brigade. She has lived in Wayland for 30 years, with her husband Mark and four sons. Anne grew up in Baltimore and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in psychology, but Wayland has become her home. She owns a private preschool in Lincoln and enjoys her days teaching five-year-olds and serving as co-director. Anne was inspired to join Neighbor Brigade in its mission after meeting Pam Washek and Jean Seidon, the founders of this incredible community support system.