State Employees Responding as Volunteers (SERV) is an employee benefit available to eligible employees in the Executive Branch who have at least six months of state service.

With supervisor approval, an employee may volunteer during his/her regular work schedule up to one day per month at an approved Massachusetts non-profit organization (7.5 or 8 hours/month; pro-rated for part-time employees.)

Eligible areas include:

  • Education
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Public and Charter Schools
  • Health and Human Services
  • Public Safety
  • Environment

Recently, staff from the Executive Office for Administration & Finance (A&F)volunteered at Open Pantry Loaves & Fishes Community Kitchen in Springfield, MA. Among the volunteers was A&F Secretary Jay Gonzalez, who stated, "The SERV program gave me a unique opportunity to serve members of the Springfield community. I am inspired by energy and dedication of the staff at Open Pantry. I encourage all employees to participate in projects like this."

Learn more about and how you can volunteer and make a difference too!

anf staff participating in serv.

From Left to Right: ANF Fiscal Policy Analyst Katie Hammer; DCAM Commissioner Carole Cornelison; Program Director Darleen St. Jacques of Open Pantry's Loaves & Fishes Community Kitchen; ANF Secretary Jay Gonzalez; Program Specialist Migdalia Vazquez of Open Pantry's Loaves & Fishes Community Kitchen; ANF Communications Director Alex Zaroulis; DCAM Legislative Director Joe Rull; ANF Communications Coordinator Chelsie Ouellette; Director Allison B. Maynard of Open Pantry Community Services, Inc.