The mission of MAPS is to improve the lives of Portuguese-speaking individuals and families from Massachusetts and help them become contributing, active participants in American society while maintaining a strong ethnic identity and a sense of community.
MAPS, a private, nonprofit, community-based agency, has provided a wide range of culturally and linguistically competent health and social services to Portuguese speakers and other eastern Massachusetts residents since 1970. The agency in its present form was created on July 1, 1993, from the merger of the Somerville Portuguese Language League (SPAL) and the Cambridge Organization of Portuguese Americans (COPA), two nonprofit agencies serving the Portuguese-speaking community since the early 1970s.
MAPS works with and for the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese and other Portuguese-speaking communities to increase access and remove barriers to health, education and social services through direct services, advocacy, leadership and community development.
Volunteer Needs: MAPS seeks individuals, preferably bilingual in Portuguese/English, to help with community outreach and education, ESOL instruction, senior activities, fundraising, publicity, clerical work and many other areas of service provision.
For more information about volunteer services, please email or call Lucinda Morais at email@example.com or call: (617) 864-7600