FOCUS Freshman Orientation CommUnity Service
Serve and explore Greater Boston while getting to know Tufts and your fellow students.
You’ll work on local service projects in groups of first-year students and upperclass leaders. The five-day service trips into neighboring areas are an incredible way to launch your new career as a Jumbo.
If you are accepted into FOCUS, one of our coordinators will send you program information and ask you to specify what types of service interests you most. Our coordinators will then assign you to a specific service project.
We do hands-on work to help keep Boston green and beautiful. Often, these groups work in parks such as the Boston Esplanade and on the Mystic Watershed. Weather permitting, your group will spend much of its time outdoors.
We work with organizations that benefit children throughout Boston. Past groups have worked with organizations like Cradles to Crayons, which helps Boston-area children get the school supplies they need.
Our special needs group, Giving Camp, runs special programing for people with special needs for five days. This intensive experience includes training and has been described as exceptionally rewarding by past participants.
We do the hands-on work of sprucing up the built environment throughout Boston. Projects include community service at local schools and community organizations and the work varies from light construction and environmental maintenance to helping local Somerville teachers prepare for the upcoming school year. Previous organizations have included Youth Build Boston and the Stone Zoo.