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Sitters Without Borders

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Sitters Without Borders (SWOB) is committed to providing safe and affordable childcare to low-income families who are eager to pursue an education, with the help of energetic and altruistic volunteer babysitters. We aim to help parents gain an education and ultimately, economic independence.

Results: We've helped over 45 mothers pursue education in the Boston area.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Former staff

Rating: 5

I have been working with Sitters Without Borders for about a year as an intern, and I have loved every second of it. As a student pursuing a degree in business, this internship has helped me learn about the nonprofit sector of the business and has provided such valuable experience to help me in my future career path. I have learned so much throughout my time here, and SWOB was always there to make sure that I got the most of out my internship, because I actually did things, not just scanning and filing papers. They have helped me just as much as they're helping low income families. All the work that I have done actually made me feel like I was helping the community and this organization.

The people I work with/for are some of the nicest and greatest people I have come across. They truly want to help single mothers get the best life for them and their children, and it shows through all of the time and effort that they put into this organization. All spare time that they have goes into this organization, showing the dedication that goes to ensuring that this organization is a success, which it has become. I am honored that I had the opportunity to work with such an amazing, hard working, and talented group of people, people who saw a problem and decided that they needed to be part of the solution.

SWOB itself is one of those ideas and organizations that makes you think, "Huh, why didn't I think of this?" This is such a necessary and unique organization, as low income families do not have many outside options for help. There is so much potential in this market, so many families that need help, and Sitters Without Borders is there to help these families get where they want to be. Free childcare does not seem like it could make a major impact, but it really does, and through this small way, Sitters Without Borders is helping to alleviate the larger societal problems concerning women's education and economic advancement. It truly is a unique way to solve a much larger problem.