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Have fun babysitting while enabling a low-income mom to attend higher ed classes!

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ORGANIZATION: Sitters for Scholars


Volunteer with Sitters for Scholars, a one-of-a-kind non-profit organization, to provide child care for a parent- while in college classes. Have fun with a child while helping a parent reach their educational and financial goals to escape the cycle of poverty!

Whether you are a college student, working professional, retired, etc., we welcome all walks of life and various formal and informal childcare experiences. We will work around your preferences and availability to match you with a family that is right for you and fits your schedule. We ask that volunteers commit to volunteering for 4 hours once a week for at least one-semester stipend and transportation cost paid.

Please check out our website to get more information and apply: We interview and train volunteers year-round!

Must be 18 years of age or older and have graduated high school. We are looking for volunteers with late day, afternoon, and evening availability who have experience working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. Families are located in the various neighborhoods of Boston and surrounding communities.

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About Sitters for Scholars


769 Centre street, Jamiaica Plain, MA 02130, US

Mission Statement

Sitters For Scholars is a non-profit that offers free babysitting services for parents of low-income families that are returning to college.


Sitters For Scholars, (previously Sitters Without Borders) is a first of it’s kind non-profit organization which offers free babysitting sessions to low-income families in which at least one parent is attending college. Sitters For Scholars provides support throughout Metro Boston with the help of local volunteers who believe that it takes a village to raise a child, while encouraging parents to pursue a higher education.

The sitters volunteering with Sitters For Scholars are frequently enthusiastic college students themselves who understand the amount of time and work that goes into succeeding in college, and value the importance of child care service to parents in school. These volunteers are carefully selected based on their experience with children, dedication to volunteer work and professional credentials. They are thoroughly interviewed, trained, CPR and First Aid trained. They are also reviewed for a clean background check and great references. Each sitter has a profile which is available for parents to view upon confirming a sitter for their family.

The families selected to receive babysitting services are also carefully verified to match our target group. In addition to meeting the basic eligibility requirements for babysitting services, families are interviewed in person and have their homes checked for safety requirements before a sitter comes to their house. If interested, please apply directly on website ( someone will contact you!


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Women


We'll work with your schedule.


Varies- match dependentBoston, MA 02210



  • Mentoring
  • Child Care
  • Adult Education
  • Youth Services


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week for a semester

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