City of New Bedford Department of Community Services

City of New Bedford Department of Community Services

Contact: Lynne laBerge

Address: 133 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone: 508-997-4511 x2361




We are a volunteer connector organization and volunteer host site!



Mission Statement: The Department of Community Services works to provide resources for residents that facilitate positive youth development, social/economic self-sufficiency in adults, and aging with dignity in home and community settings.

Departmental Description: The Department of Community Services advocates for and offers programs to New Bedford residents with an emphasis on culturally diverse, disabled, senior and youth populations. Its projects include adult literacy, out-of-school activities, consumer mediations, elder services, and programs designed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition to providing staff support to the Commission for Citizens with Disabilities, Council on Aging Board and Human Relations Commission, the department works closely with neighborhood groups and community/faith-based organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers for numerous events and activities.

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