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Barry Glass

Founder and Executive Director,

Volunteer Ventures MA Inc.

Volunteer Ventures MA, founded by Barry, represents a

natural progression in his dedicated commitment to

education, justice, and community service. Barry's extensive

volunteer experience, ranging from being a Big Brother in college

to coaching youth sports and serving as the Past President of Temple

Shir Tikvah in Winchester, MA, showcases his passion for uplifting people. A skilled carpenter, Barry has utilized his expertise to volunteer with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the St. Bernard Project, helping repair and rebuild homes. With a background in education and a Teaching Certificate from Bowdoin College, Barry has worked in alternative education settings, earned a Masters Degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and served as the Director of TELEM, a teen service-learning program. Inspired by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Barry's activism is grounded in the belief that action speaks loud, exemplifying his ongoing commitment to youth service and development.

The motivation to build Volunteer Ventures MA is grounded in Barry’s deep optimism and by his personal witness to the power of volunteers who give so much of their time and energy to create a more humane and just society. He welcomes you to be a partner with Volunteer Ventures MA in building a stronger community and better world through volunteerism and service.


Barry Glass

Executive Director

Alison Abdu


Howard Goldstein

VP for Finance


Peter Feinmann

Catharyn Gildesgame

Neva Goldstein

Barry Star

Heidi Star

Richard Udell

Board of Advisors

Jill Goldberg Arnold

Joan Atlas

Shira Burns

Janet Iraola

Alisa Kotler-Berkowits

Paul Morse

Laura Mann. Esq.

Marc Seigle

Leslie Zales

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