Getting single moms out of poverty through education.

  • Each Sitter passes a background check, multiple reference check, and a thorough interview 
  • Each Sitter is trained for our particular program and is trained in CPR and First Aid
  • After each Sitting Session, a Quality Feedback Form is filled out by a Parent and Sitter, which is used for evaluation and future matching
  • Family homes are inspected for safety requirements before the first Sitting Session
  • Sitting Sessions occur between the hours of 8am and 10pm
  • Each household member in the family goes through an interview with SWOB
  • Each family and Sitter receives an e-mail with each others photo and profile before each Sitting Session



Sitters Without Borders (SWOB) provides free babysitting sessions to low-income families in which at least one parent is attending college. It is based on volunteer babysitters who serve qualified residents of Greater Boston Area. A qualified family can have sessions of 4 hours of free babysitting per week. All sitting sessions are up to 4 hours long. Additional sessions per week are available for a flat fee. Families are matched with their Sitters based on experience, availability, need, and preferences.


Safety and Quality

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How it Works