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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Do you enjoy crafts, art, nature and a parade ? 
Earth Day –Volunteers Needed


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What: Earth Day – River Ceremony, A Parade, Giant puppets, stilters, dancers, music, costumes, banners, a festival, crafts for all ages. 
Good food, fun and fantastic offerings. Teens get community service hours.
See http://theumbrellaarts.org/arts-environment/musketaquid-earth-day-2018

When:  Saturday, April 28th  8 am –2:30 pm. Volunteer for 2.5 hours or up to the whole day. See the schedule below for activities.

Where: SET UP from 8 am At The Old Manse Lawn and Orchard- 269 Monument St, Concord

PARADE from 10:30–11:30am starts at the Umbrella Community Arts Center - 40 Stow street,   Concord, MA 01742  (Concord Center)

RIVER CEREMONY 11:30am–12:00pm
Minute Man National Historic Park, at The Old North Bridge

ARTS & ENVIRONMENT FESTIVAL begins at 12:00pm–2:00pm
At The Old Manse Lawn and Orchard, 269 Monument St, Concord

Requirements: Dependable, reliable, can follow directions, can work independently, good people skills, enjoy arts

Interested or have questions? Email kathy@theumbrellaarts.org.

Contact us for a schedule of events and a variety of volunteer opportunities.

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(posted 04/11/2018)


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Volunteers Needed for Field Work at the Greenways Conservation Area 

Kristin O'Brien, the Land Steward at Sudbury Valley Trustees, is looking for a small group of volunteers (~6-10 students) to help out at Greenways Conservation Area this spring. The northern field is part of a pollinator project that started a couple years ago and they need to prepare for the fall mowing. 

The work day (~2 hours) would include removing the cardboard that was placed to prepare the planting area and a couple of downed trees/branches (they will be cut into smaller pieces) from the field, then pull up the invasive plant called glossy buckthorn for the remainder of the time. For any interested students, you should wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty or wet, sturdy shoes (hiking boots or sneakers), and a hat/sunscreen. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. 

This work needs to be done before the field starts to grow too much. There are two proposed dates (1 weekday and 1 weekend) but please mention a preference if there is a different date that works better for you: Friday May 4th 9:00-11:00 or Saturday May 12th 1:00-3:00.  

Please contact Kristin O'Brien at kobrien@svtweb.org

(posted 04/02/2018)

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Volunteer Teaching Assistants - APRIL Vacation Week Program 2018 

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What:  Teaching Assistants for April Vacation Week 
A popular teen volunteer assignment! 

Where:  The Umbrella Annex, 57 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742

When: Tuesday, April 17th to Friday, April 20th 2018  *See hours below.

Time Commitment: Choose all day or half days. Volunteer teaching assistants full day hours are 8:30am - 5:00 pm. Half day MORNING volunteer teaching assistants hours are 8:30am - 1:00 pm. Half day AFTERNOON volunteer teaching assistants hours are 12:30pm - 5:00pm. Extended day available until 5:30pm. More details will follow closer to the date.

Requirements: Ninth grade and higher. Outgoing, high-energy, dependable, ability to take initiative; enjoy working with kids, ability to follow directions, excellent character, integrity, and flexibility.

Interested? Email kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

Please specify if you would prefer half day (mornings or afternoons) or full day for the week. Preference given to those who can commit to all four days. 

April Vacation Week Theme: Art Explorers – GREEN WEEK!

Welcome SPRING and join us in celebrating and exploring earth-friendly recycled materials through art making. Projects are aimed at building sustainable practices in everyday living.

Reduce, reuse and recycle...transform plastic parts, newspaper, cardboard, scrap fabrics, and recycled ceramics into art. Turn what some people call trash into beautiful art. Collect art materials from nature while exploring our local environment and learning about plants and animals. Students will have the opportunity to work in the mediums of Drawing & Painting, 2D and 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Performing Arts, Art & Nature, Woodworking/Workshop, Digital Arts and Film Making, and More!

Join us, and let the art adventures begin.

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(posted 03/22/2018)

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Usher and see the show PARADE for free at an award winning venue

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 What: Ushers take tickets and give out programs before the ParadeSquare3performance. Volunteer ushers see the show free. Teens can earn 3.5 community service hours. Great for all ages!

About the show: You can see information about Parade at http://theumbrellaarts.org/production/parade

When:  Show dates are: 
May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19  [show at 8 pm - ushers @ 7:15 pm]
Sundays: May 6,13, 20 [show at 3 pm ushers arrive @ 2:15 pm]   

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

Where: The Umbrella Annex, 57 ORNAC, Concord 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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(posted 03/22/2018)

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Rotary Rising Youth Leadership Awards Conference 
June 22-24; 
Apply before March 15th

 

The Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland plans to sponsor 10 students to attend the 2.5 day conference on June 22-24 at Fitchburg State. To apply, the student should complete our simple online application to indicate your interest and availability to attend. 

Jay Messina, Weston Class of 2015 said the RYLA Conference "...is a life-changing experience. I made lifelong friends and many of us go back each year as volunteers to help make RYLA happen." His experience inspired his father, Mark, to join Rotary and rise to lead the club as president. There is a lot of information about the conference at http://www.ryla7910.org/.
 
Please, if you (or your parents) have any questions, contact  Mark Messina president of the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland. Also, the Guidance Department chair/head at both Weston and Wayland High School can provide you with their perspective as students have attended each year for more than a decade.
 
We hope you will apply for this unique and valuable Rising Youth Leadership Conference experience. 


(posted 03/05/2018)

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What:
Help an instructor run painting birthday parties for younger kids.

When:
We will email you in advance, but parties are always on weekends.

Where:
Brush and Easel Inc - 339 Boston Post Road, Sudbury 

Responsibilities:

Helping younger kids, supervising younger kids, playing games with younger kids, setting and cleaning up, and taking pictures.

Requirements:
Experience with younger kids, love of art, ability to get kids’ attention, patience, and positive energy.

Email: brushandeasel621@gmail.com to be put on our volunteer mailing list to be on call for volunteering at birthday parties. We will notify you at least a week in advance!

(posted 02/27/2018)

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CAMP GROSSMAN NEEDS STAFF

Camp Grossman is a day camp located in Westwood, Ma. We are seeking a lot of staff for the upcoming summer season. We provide bus service from over 25 towns in Greater Boston.

For more information, please take a look at this flyer

(posted 02/26/2018)

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Usher and see the show To Kill a Mockingbird for free 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 To Kill a Mocking bird at http://theumbrellaarts.org/production/kill-mockingbird

 

When:  Show dates are: Mar 23, 24, 29, 30, 31; Apr 6, 7 [show at 8 pm - ushers @ 7:15 pm]

Sundays Mar 25;  Apr 1, 8 [show at 3 pm;  ushers arrive @ 2:15 pm]   

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

 Where: The Umbrella Annex, 57 ORNAC, Concord 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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(posted 02/15/2018)

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 2018 Annual High School 
Community Service Awards


Honor HS students who do 50 hours or more of Community Service.  You can nominate a friend, a student, your child, or yourself! This includes all WHS students, and Wayland residents who attend independent high schools.

For more information: 2018 Community Service Awards Flyer and 2018 Community Service Award Criteria


(posted 01/26/2018)
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February Vacation Week Program 2018 – Volunteer Teaching Assistants

What:  Teaching Assistants for February Vacation Week 

                            A popular teen volunteer assignment! 

Where:  The Umbrella Annex, 57 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742

When: Tuesday, February 20th to Friday, February, 23rd 2018. * *See hours below.

Time Commitment: Choose all day or half days. Volunteer teaching assistants who are scheduled for full days should arrive at8:30am and stay until 5:00 pm. Half day MORNING volunteer teaching assistants should arrive at 8:30am and leave at 1:00 pm.Half day AFTERNOON volunteer teaching assistants should arrive at 12:30pm and leave at 5:00pm. Extended day available until5:30pm. More details will follow closer to the date.

Requirements: Outgoing, high energy, dependable, ability to take initiative, enjoy working with kids, ability to follow directions,excellent character, integrity, and flexibility.

Interested? Email kathy@theumbrellaarts.org Please specify if you would prefer half day (mornings or afternoons) or full day for the week. Preference given to those who can commit to all four days. 

February Vacation Week Theme: Art Explorers – Winter Olympics, Past and Present!

With the Winter of 2018 comes the Olympics!  This year the Winter Olympics are being held in PyeongChang, South Korea and here at the Umbrella we are holding our own “ART Olympics”.  Students will be inspired by the design, pageantry, heroism, history, culture and athleticism of the games and use their imaginations and creativity to explore these ideas. 

Art Explorers – Winter Olympics, Past and Present will get the creative sparks going with hands-on projects in ceramics, arts and environment, drawing and painting, 2D and 3D mixed media, digital arts, performing arts and woodworking.

Join us, and let the art and games begin!

See our current volunteer opportunities at

  http://theumbrellaarts.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities


 
(posted 01/23/2018)
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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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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 February 13 & 27; March 13, 20 & 27; April 10 & 24; May 1, 8 & 22; and June 5, 12 & 26, 2018

Call 978-204-3926 for more information
or email dbarth@simplydirect.com


(posted 01/31/2017; updated 4/28/17; updated 9/6/17, updated 11/15/17)

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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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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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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