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2020-21 CAP Consulting Volunteer Application

Please note that there have a few changes to this year's application form, including new demographic fields. CAP is committed to our values of diversity and inclusion, with the goal of strengthening our work with Boston area nonprofits. The additional demographic information will help inform our efforts to better serve our clients and volunteers. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we anticipate that all project work and meetings will be conducted virtually. Team leaders will be in touch with further details once the teams are finalized.

 Contact Information 

Harvard Graduate School Details

Work Details

Project Preferences

Classic: 6 month strategic projects Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County
Fenway Health
MassHire Metro North Workforce Board
Nonprofit VOTE
Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance
Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Inc.
The Sharon Cooperative School, Inc.
The Wily Network
Waltham Partnership for Youth

Short: 2-4 months, operational challenge projects
Accelerated Cure Project
American Association of Variable Star Observers  
Budget Buddies (new)
Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA)
The Steppingstone Foundation 

Terms and Conditions
Community Action Partners (CAP) Volunteer Agreement 

Though participation in CAP projects is a volunteer effort, the client organizations we serve and fellow volunteers count on each team member to be actively engaged throughout the duration of the project. Further, the reputations of CAP, the Harvard Business School Association of Boston (HBSAB), Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School are impacted by the effectiveness and professionalism of CAP volunteers. As a volunteer on a CAP pro bono project, I commit to being an active participant in the project I am assigned to for the duration of the project within reasonable bounds of scope and time. This includes a commitment: 
  • averaging 2-4 hours per week during project time period, with sufficient schedule flexibility to attend virtual team and client meetings at the mutually agreed upon time
  • to sign up for, and complete on time, a fair share of the work
  • to respond in a timely fashion to e-mails and voice messages
  • to communicate pro-actively to the members and leadership of the team should extenuating circumstances make it impossible for me to continue active participation at certain times
  • I understand that CAP and HBSAB act only in matching organizations and volunteers for pro bono consulting work, and that the scope fo the project and the consulting services rendered must be agreed upon directly between the organizations and the volunteers who will undertake the project. 
  • During the tenure of the project, I agree not to have any personal interest in or directly or indirectly derive any personal gain from the organization to which I am consulting. If I have, or develop, any such personal interest, I agree to immediately notify my CAP Board Liaison.
  • I agree not to disclose any confidential client information obtained in connection with this project work, or use confidential client information for personal, family or professional gain during or after this project.
  • I agree that none of CAP, HBSAB or HBS, or their respective officers, directors, trustees, affiliates, other volunteers, employees, agents, successors or assigns shall have any liability of any kind or nature to me relating to, or arising out of, the CAP program or any services rendered in connection with the CAP Program, including any claims by a Client Party
CAP Photo Permission and Release 

HBSAB Community Action Partners (CAP) occasionally uses photographs of volunteers and events in its publications and on its website. Please check below to grant CAP permission to use your photo and/or video image. I hereby give my permission to Community Action Partners (CAP) to use photographic or video images taken of me and release them for the purposes of promoting and publicizing CAP and its program. I expressly release CAP from any claim for financial compensation now and in the future arising out of the use of the photographic images.
** Please note that you will need to review and confirm your submission. **