Community Service Announcements

COMMUNITY SERVICE LOG FORM
Students, please use the following form to record work on completed projects for community service credit.

Community Service Completed Projects Form



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Help fight hunger and enjoy an art event

The Umbrella Community Arts Center

 

Clay Std Wrk Spr 2013 (25)Volunteers for our Empty Bowls event

Bring your skills at putting on a celebration. Do you enjoy the arts and enjoy meeting people? Help a charity fighting hunger.

 

What: Volunteers will help set up, serve, greet guests, staff the donation box, arrange bowls and help clean up depending on their time selection.

About the event:

http://www.emptybowls.net/  
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The Umbrella’s potters worked with the community to create handcrafted bowls. At the event guests are invited to a simple meal. In exchange for a cash donation, guests keep a bowl. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger. Our donations will go to Open Table in Concord.

When: Tuesday, November 7th from 6 to 8 pm [volunteers 5:30 to 8:30 pm] Can’t stay the whole time?  Come for the first half or the second half.  Please specify your time selection.

Dress casually.

Where: The First Parish in Concord at 20 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA

Ample free parking.

Contact: Interested? Have questions?  Contact Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

Number of Volunteers needed6 to 8

(posted 10/19/2017)

 

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Usher and see the show Working at an award winning venue

What: Ushers take tickets and give out programs before the performance. Volunteer ushers see the show for free. Teens can earn 3.5 community service hours. Great for all ages!

 

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About the show:

You can see information about WORKING at  http://theumbrellaarts.org/production/working-2012 

When:  Show dates are: 

Friday/Saturdays: Nov. 17, 18, 24 and 25; Dec. 1 and 2  at 8 pm                                             
                                             Sundays: 
Nov.19 and 26; 
                                               Dec. 3  at 3:00 

 Ushers arrive 45 minutes before show time and stay to help pick up after the show.

  Where: The Umbrella Annex, 57 ORNAC, Concord (Concord Center) MA* Ample free parking.

Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

Interested? Please specify your available times. Reserve your usher spot before Wednesday noon of the week before the show you wish to usher.


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For more volunteer opportunities visit: http://theumbrellaarts.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities
   
(posted 10/19/2017)

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HAPPY HOLLOW LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Do you love books?  Do you love to read?  Do you have an interest in working with children?  Then this volunteer opportunity is for you! 

The days and times we need volunteers are as follows:
Every Monday from 1:30-2:15, Every Wednesday from 11:45-12:35, and alternating Wednesdays from 1:15-2. 

Duties include checking books in and out, shelving books, setting up book displays, and helping students with library learning stations. 

If you are interested please contact Debbie Bell at Deborah.t.bell@gmail.com.

(posted 10/12/2017)
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VOLUNTEER WITH SENIORS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Interested in getting to know the seniors in our community?
Come volunteer at Sunrise in Wayland and Whitney Place in Natick!

Volunteers will be playing board games, reading, painting, etc. with the residents at Sunrise in Wayland and Whitney Place in Natick. The level of mental capability varies between these residents, as some of these residents do have Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Doing these activities is a great way to keep these seniors mentally active and can have a positive effect on those suffering from mental illnesses.

Contact Aaditi Narayanan at narayanan.aaditi@doversherborn.org if you have any questions.

(posted 10/04/2017)
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Hello!

Are you a high school student interested in creating connections between teens and older adults in your community? Do you know high school students interested in volunteering with older adults?
The MIT AgeLab is recruiting high school students across New England for the OMEGA Summit, a fun, informative, and collaborative event on October 21, 2017. 
  • Brainstorm with students, professionals, and community members ways of strengthening intergenerational connections in their communities
  • Learn about scholarships available for juniors and seniors who demonstrate excellent efforts in their schools to build relationships with older adults
We invite students grades 9 - 12 to participate in the Summit at MIT on October 21, 2017, from 10am-2pm. Questions can be directed to omegamit@mit.edu or 617-253-1894. RSVP here by October 16, 2017.
Please print and post a flyer in your school/organization/community and forward this message widely. 

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(posted 09/15/2017)
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Youth in Philanthropy
The Foundation for MetroWest is now recruiting high school students for its fall Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) programin Natick and Sudbury, and we would love to have Wayland High students participate.

 

YIP is a free leadership program now in its 20th year of teaching local youth about the needs and assets of our community; students do not have to have any experience with community service to join. Over the course of 17 sessions, participants will work as a team to award $10,000 in grants to youth-serving nonprofits.

 

· YIP Natick will meet Thursdays from 7-8:30pm starting Sept. 14

· YIP Sudbury will meet Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm starting Sept. 19

 

The deadline to apply is August 25www.bit.ly/17-18yip

For more information, check out this flyer.

(posted 06/08/2017)

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Volunteer at a medical clinic

 

     Did you know there’s a FREE medical clinic in Sudbury?  The MetroWest Free Medical Program has been offering free medical services for over ten years; it is one of the largest free clinics in the state. 
     Most Tuesdays the clinic operates in space donated by the Temple Beth El in Sudbury (next to the fire station) and serves over 1,000 patients a year.  Student volunteers are needed to both set-up and take down the equipment. 
     Each shift only takes about 45 minutes and involves moving and setting up beds, supplies and equipment.  You can have a real impact on our community!  Next clinics:  Tuesdays, 4:30 pm on September 5, 12; October 3, 17 & 24.
 
Call 978-204-3926 for more information
or email dbarth@simplydirect.com


(posted 01/31/2017; updated 4/28/17; updated 9/6/17)

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Intern on a farm

The Natick Community Organic Farm is accepting applications for Senior Internships.  For more information, click here.
(posted 01/12/2017)

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Need Help Moving Furniture
   
     A woman who lives in the Mainstone Condos in Wayland is looking for 2 strong boys to move some heavy furniture. 

     Should only take 1-2 hours either after school one day or on a weekend. 
     
     If interested, call Patty Kussell at 
617.633.3079 for more information.  Leave a message if she doesn't answer immediately.
(posted 01/12/2017)


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Bingo Callers
Traditions of Wayland is looking for bingo callers from 
6:15-8:15 every night- pick any night! Ideally 6-8 week commitment.

Please contact Janie.belive@traditionsofwayland.com for more information.
(posted 11/03/2016)

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Are You A Snow Angel? 

Sign up to be a Snow Angel for an older Wayland resident this winter. You'll shovel the walk and entrance (no driveways!) when it snows. And you'll make someone's day easier and safer. Contact Ann Gordon at the Wayland Council on Aging to sign up, agordon@wayland.ma.us
(posted 11/01/2016)

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Teen Tech Tutors 

Do your grandparents (or your parents) ask for your help with technology, whether it's their phone or laptop? Are you good at explaining things, and patient as your "student" learns? Why not use that skill for community service? Be a Teen Tech Tutor and get paired with an older Wayland resident one-on-one for up to three one-hour sessions to answer their questions about how to use their device. Meet at the library on a schedule you choose. You won't believe how grateful your students will be for your help and attention. To sign up, contact Ann Gordon at the Wayland Council on Aging, agordon@wayland.ma.us
(posted 11/01/2016)


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Reducing Achievement Gaps (RAG) needs high school volunteers to mentor, tutor and be positive role models for 5th and 6th grades students at the Woodrow Wilson School on 169 Leland Street in Framingham. 


Woodrow Wilson and JFS run two programs through RAG called All-Stars and Math Academy. They runs from October 18 (training day is 10/11 from 3:00-5:00through June 6 Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:00-5:30. Volunteers can pick one or both days but we are in great need for volunteers on Wednesdays!

 

Volunteers can get more info from:  

Kayla Hopkins

KHopkins@jfsmw.org

508-875-3100 x220


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WGBH - Needs Volunteers:
The office of volunteers at WGBH would like to offer volunteer opportunities to high school students 16 years old and older. 

Volunteering would include working at various events hosted by the station, and interacting with staff and other volunteers.

Specific events would include the Classical Cartoon Fest in March; Fun Fest in July; and the taping of High School Quiz show in January/February.

If you are interested in offering this opportunity to your students, please provide the following information:

* School name

* Annual community service requirements

* Contact name and title

* Contact email

Director of Volunteers Jaime Reese will contact you.

Thanks in advance for being part of the WGBH community.

Contact us at 617-300-4211 or email volunteer_coordinator@wgbh.org to let us know how you'd like to help.

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Greetings Students!

One Earth Collaborative is a program of Open Spirit – A Place of Hope, Health, and Harmony, and seeks to foster community through our shared connection to the Earth.

One Earth Collaborative is dedicated to transforming our consciousness and our culture by acknowledging and strengthening our spiritual connection to the Universe and all it contains and allowing that connection to move us to action and to meaningful changes in our lives and in our communities.

One Earth Collaborative achieves its goals through:

1) connecting people through conscious conversations, shared celebrations, interfaith learning, and advocacy for the Earth and its inhabitants;

2) nurturing our spiritual connection to the Earth and each other through outdoor exploration and interaction, for ourselves and our children, storytelling, and deep listening to strengthen us individually and communally; and

3) working together and sharing wisdom to help us learn to live more sustainably as individuals and as communities.

What we need:

One Earth Collaborative seeks assistance with online publicity and social media development. Being comfortable with writing and an interest in the outdoors are helpful. This work can be done at home and at the home of Rabbi Katy Allen, the facilitator of One Earth, who lives within walking distance of the high school.

For more information, please contact Katy Allen at info@oneearth.today  or 508-358-5996.

If interested please contact Karin Paquin at karinmpaquin@gmail.com or Michael Sanders at msanders@svtweb.org
If interested please contact Karin Paquin at karinmpaquin@gmail.com or Michael Sanders at msanders@svtweb.org
If interested please contact Karin Paquin at karinmpaquin@gmail.com or Michael Sanders at msanders@svtweb.org