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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Volunteer on a U.S. Senate Campaign This Summer

We are looking for interns to join our team! Those who are looking to get experience with campaign operations are encouraged to apply. These operations include data management, political strategy, grassroots organizing, and field work.

For more information, please review this job description



(posted 06/14/2018)
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INTERNSHIP - LET AMERICA VOTE

Come and intern with Let America Vote, Jason Kander’s new grassroots organization to protect voting rights! We are now accepting applications for our summer internship and fellowship programs – looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a first-class political operation works. 

Participants will learn the basics of how to build a grassroots field program and help to elect candidates who will fight to support and protect our fundamental voting rights. They will engage in daily field activities, learn from and have access to seasoned campaign staff, and hear from a variety of political guest speakers. By learning the basics of campaign and political organizing, we will not only put together a strong ground-game program to elect candidates that share our mission in 2017, but teach everyone involved the skills necessary to run their own campaigns in 2018 and beyond.

Hours are very flexible, and the team here at Let America Vote is a lot of fun! No experience necessary. You will walk out the door at the end of the internship knowing how to run a local field program, as well as having met some great friends.

In addition, the organization is also offering a fellowship program for participants who are looking to be even more involved. With a greater time commitment, fellows will also benefit from our Field Organizer Training Program, where they’ll learn about grassroots organizing from a team of experts, preparing them to be even more effective in their roles within the organization, and also preparing them to work effectively on future advocacy, political campaigns, and other modes of valuable civic engagement. 

To apply, please visit letamericavote.org/intern, call us at 603-493-0089 or email us at intern.newhampshire@letamericavote.org

(posted 05/31/2018)
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Rosie's Place

The Rosie’s Place Social Justice Institute is a hands-on summer education program for high school students ages 16-18, combining community service experience with exposure to larger social issues such as poverty and homelessness. 
 
Participants can:
• Help people in need and learn about issues affecting your community
• Complete high school community service requirements during times that work for you
• Gain volunteer experience to include on college applications 
• Receive a certificate of completion and a reference letter detailing their service 
 
How participants help:
• Volunteer for any 12 shifts serving lunch or dinner in our Dining Room or assisting guests in our Food Pantry. Shifts are offered 7 days a week during morning, afternoon and evening hours in July and August. 
• Attend a day long social justice training as well as an educational seminar about issues facing our guests
• Complete a self-guided service project and reflection paper
 
How to get started:
• Visit http://www.rosiesplace.org/sji and complete a Social Justice Institute Application 
• Applications are accepted on a rolling basis 
 
Feel free to share the attached flyer!
 
Rosie’s Place Volunteer Services Team
 
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-442-7825
volunteer@rosiesplace.org 
www.rosiesplace.org

(posted 05/21/2018)
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Youth in Philanthropy

The Foundation for MetroWest will be offering its Youth in Philanthropy MetroWest program in both Natick and Sudbury, starting in September. 

YIP MetroWest empowers students to become the next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good - while teaching critical life skills including leadership, teamwork, and decision making.

· YIP Natick will meet Thursdays from 7-8:30pm starting Sept. 20

· YIP Sudbury will meet Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm starting Sept. 12

The deadline to apply is August 31www.bit.ly/YIPFall2018 


For more information, check out this flyer for Natick and this flyer for Sudbury.

(posted 05/18/2018)
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Give the Gift of Life! 

Become a Blood Donor if you are 16 or older. 

On Saturday, June 9 bloodmobiles will be here at the high school all day. They are coming from Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute for the Eric Chase Memorial Blood Drive. 

Eric was a graduate of W.H.S. and lost his battle to leukemia at age 21. 

Please sign-up and help. There is no substitute for human blood. 

Sign-up today at: teamericchase.com 

Volunteer on Blood Drive day for community service credit by registering donors. 

Contact Mimi Licht at mimilicht@verizon.net


(posted 05/17/2018)

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Volunteer for a couple of hours after school to help artist wrap and pack


The Umbrella Community Arts Center

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What:  Come after school for 2 hours of helping wrap and pack books and small art supplies. It’s easy and we’ll make it fun.  Nothing too heavy. Many hands make light work. Work with a friend. See what’s hidden away in those art studios.

- Packing boxes with books and other small studio materials

- Help with labeling and inventorying artists’ studio contents

About the project: Our artist are a friendly bunch and they will be moving out for the summer during construction.  Come to lend a hand for a couple of hours.

A perfect spring community service for teens.  Get a few more hours.

On your way out, we’ll offer a scoop of “Reason’s to Be Cheerful” ice cream.

You can do this with a friend as long as I have your friend’s full name and email address.

When:  Choice of day(s): Tuesday, May 29th, or Wednesday, May 30th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm (or after school)

Requirements: Reliable, can follow directions, dependable.

Where: 40 Stow Street, Concord (Concord Center) MA * Ample free parking.

Time commitment: 2 hours at The Umbrella.

Number of Volunteers needed:  8 to 10 volunteers

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

 

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(posted 05/10/2018)


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WGBH Funfest

The WGBH FunFest, a day of ice cream and music, returns Saturday, July 14 from 10am-4pm at WGBH Studios in Brighton.

This fun-filled community event will feature ice cream from some of your favorite local vendors and live music performances by family-friendly artists. Kids will have the chance to play carnival games, jump in moon bounces, get their face painted, and interact with some of their favorite PBS characters!

Volunteering during FunFest is a great way for Wayland High School students to get involved in the community and support their local public media station!

WGBH is expecting 3,000+ attendees and we need your help to ensure that kids of all ages have FUN at FUNFEST.

Please review all FUNFEST volunteer position descriptions (click here) and those that are interested email Volunteer and Marketing Manager, Jaime Reese, at jaime_reese@wgbh.org if they would like to help.

Interested candidates should include the following information in their email response:

·      Full name

·      School/Grade Level

·      Preferred shift: There are FOUR shifts to choose from

o   Set-up day: Friday, July 13 from 2-7pm

o   Event day: Saturday, July 14 (9am-1pm, 12:30pm-5pm, or 9am-5pm)

·      Top 3 preferred volunteer positions, in order of preference (for event day only)

Volunteers help us put the “fun” in FunFest!



(posted 04/25/2018)


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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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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, 25, 26  [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; updated 04/25/2018)

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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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 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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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