La Colaborativa relies on gifts in all forms from individuals and families to ensure that we remain a lifeline to Latinx immigrant families during and beyond the pandemic. You can support our work through donations of time, money, food, diapers, and other talents. Thanks to the generous support of so many members of this community, in the last 12 months, we’ve been able to considerably expand our work on the ground in the region. Our team is growing, our menu of services is expanding, and we are continuing to implement our “whatever it takes” approach to supporting families through the pandemic.

How to Donate

Donate Online

La Colaborativa partners with ActBlue to process online donations with minimal fees. If you would like to make a one-time or recurring donation online, please visit our secure online giving page here: Support La Colaborativa

Send a Check

Please make checks payable to:
La Colaborativa

Mail to:
318 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150

If you would like to notify us of a check in the mail, or confirm receipt, please send an email to development@la-colaborativa.org

Donate Stock

Stock donations can be made via transfer to the following account:

TD Ameritrade
DTC #0188
FBO Chelsea Collaborative, Inc.
Acct # 270266104

Donate Food, Clothing, or Other Goods

La Colaborativa is currently accepting donations of food, diapers, new clothing, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for our community to stay healthy, safe, and fed during the pandemic. Unfortunately at this time, we cannot accept donations of used clothing or other items.

Donated goods can be dropped off at (or shipped to):

La Colaborativa
318 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150

Most Needed Items

  • Pasta
  • Beans
  • Tomato sauce
  • Healthy snacks for kids
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Oil
  • Sugar
  • Maseca
  • Grains
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Fresh produce
  • Baby formula
  • Baby food
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes

If you would like a receipt documenting your donation of goods, please send an email to development@la-colaborativa.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • List of items donated
  • Estimated value of donation
  • Donation Date

Volunteer

If you’re interested in volunteering with La Colaborativa, we have several options currently open to new volunteers. We are happy to work with you or your group to develop a one-time volunteer experience or recurring volunteer commitments, depending on availability and interests. Volunteers receive training and support from our staff and other veteran volunteers.

Current volunteer opportunities are open as:

  • Food pantry volunteers
  • English conversation partners
  • Youth mentors
  • Community outreach ambassadors
  • Fundraising volunteers
  • Job coaches
  • Pro bono legal aids

If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed above, or think you may have skills that could benefit our members, please follow the link below to submit a volunteer application. 

 

Volunteer Application Form > 

 

Work Here

Current Job Openings at La Colaborativa:

Director of Food & Nutrition Programs

As operations rapidly scale, we are looking to bring on an experienced Director to lead our food and nutrition programs to meet the growing needs of the community. Working closely with the senior leadership team, the new Director will become the leading force behind the critical role of all food and facilities-related aspects of La Colaborativa’s food pantry, nutrition programming, and new community kitchen opening in 2022.

Full job description and application instructions here.

Health Director

The Health Director at La Colaborativa trains, monitors, motivates and supervises health promoter activities and engages in partnerships for strategic expansion of activities and works from a gender-based equity lens to improve the lives and wellbeing of families disproportionately impacted by social determinants of health including the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism, and economic inequities in Massachusetts.

Full job description and application instructions here.

Good Jobs Coalition Coordinator

The Good Jobs Coalition Coordinatoris responsible for coordinating the activities of a city-wide coalition established in 2018, bringing together non profit organizations, local government, a community college, and a workforce board. The main responsibility of the Coordinator is to facilitate the progress of the GJC Workplan, which was derived in part from the City of Chelsea’s Workforce Development Action Plan.

Full job description and application instructions here.

Triage Specialist Manager

The Triage Specialist Manager facilitates client access to community resources, including locating recreational activities, housing, food, clothing, school programs, vocational opportunities or services, providers to teach life skills, and relevant mental health services; assists members to develop natural resources and make contact with social support networks.

Full job description and application instructions here.

Data & Evaluation Coordinator

The Data & Evaluation Coordinator will act as a key driver in La Colaborativa’s evolution to become a data-driven organization, equipped with tools and technologies to effectively serve our community through intake, assessment, service delivery, and follow-up processes.

Full job description and application instructions here.

Workforce Development Manager

The Workforce Development Manager will serve as the supervisor and manager of Workforce Development activities, including; ESOL Programming, Job Search Assistance, Cooperative Development, Tech Instruction, Spanish Literacy, Employer Pipelines, Training Referrals and Coordination, and other related activities. This role will report to the Workforce Development Director and Chief Operating Officer, and will serve as the base for knowledge about ongoing Workforce Development events, service deliveries, and cases.

Full job description and application instructions here.