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 Set-Up A Playtime

Claypit Hill School is looking for 4 high school volunteers to help set-up/run/clean-up a structured playtime for kindergarten families between 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at the Claypit Hill elementary gym.

Knucklebones Boston will bring all equipment and activity plans.  Volunteers will work with them to help make the event a success. 

Interested parties should contact Heather Grimmett at hwgrimmett@gmail.com.


(posted 02/15/2019)
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Volunteer Teaching Assistants - February Vacation Program 2019

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What:  Teaching Assistants for February Vacation assist the art teachers.

A popular teen volunteer assignment! 

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

When: Tuesday, February 19th – 22nd. See hours below.

Time Commitment (Choose all day or half days):

·         FULL Day - 8:30am - 4:30 pm.

·         Half day MORNING - 8:30am - 1:00 pm.

·         Half day AFTERNOON - 12:30pm - 4:30pm.

·         Extended day available - 4:30 - 5:30pm.

Requirements: 8th grade or older, 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.  Send your phone number as well.

February Vacation Week Theme: Art Explorers – Storytellers!

At The Umbrella, we believe that everyone is an artist.  We have designed our February Vacation Week, Art Explorers program with variety in mind to give students the opportunity to discover, explore, and experiment in the arts.

Explore your creativity through the art of storytelling as we draw inspiration from our favorite books, movies and folklore. Students will have a chance to create their own stories with art projects ranging from hand-made books, painting, puppets and more!

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


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(posted 01/16/2019)
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Usher and see the show Hedwig and the Angry Inch for free at an award winning venue

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

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
About the show:

You can see information about Hedwig and the Angry Inch at https://theumbrellaarts.org/production/hedwig-and-angry-inch

When:  Show dates are: Jan 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 ; Feb 1, 2, 7, 8, 9th  [show at 8 pm - ushers @ 7:15 pm]

Sundays Jan 20, 27;  Feb 3, [show at 6 pm;  ushers arrive @ 5:15 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 01/09/2019)
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Do you like working with kids, doing art projects and working with your hands?

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What: Assist in a kids’ art class for kids in a range of ages. We have 4 classes with openings for volunteer teaching assistants.  Classes run on weekdays after school. Choose a class for the day you have free, the art medium or the age range of the kids. Email for more detailed information.

About the classes:

You can see information about the 5 classes at

https://theumbrellaarts.org/class/exploration-clay-ages-7-11

https://theumbrellaarts.org/class/explorations-drawing-and-painting-ages-9-13

https://theumbrellaarts.org/class/hand-building-ceramics-ages-5-7

https://theumbrellaarts.org/class/wheel-throwing-wednesdays-ages-8-11

https://theumbrellaarts.org/class/plenty-patterns-ages-5-7

When:  Classes begin soon. Classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays after school.

Requirements: Reliable, Can follow directions, like working with kids, enjoy working with your hands, dependable. You do not need art or clay experience.

Where: The Umbrella Annex, 57 ORNAC, Concord -  Across Route 2 from Emerson Hospital.  Clay classes are at 40 Stow Street in the Clay Studio. * Ample free parking.

Interested or have questions?

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


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(posted 01/09/2019, updated 01/16/2019)

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WINTER DIAPERLAND DIAPER DRIVE

The Diaper Project at A Place To Turn serves financially stressed families in 20 Metrowest communities.  By December 31, 2018, we should exceed our 2017 distribution of 80,902 diapers to 1152 families. 

An easy and rewarding community service project for students is organizing a diaper drive for their school-- a great way for students to do something meaningful for the community and also develop their skills in leadership, planning, team building, communicating, and being creative. 

Why the need for this service?  Today about 3,000 low income families in Framingham and Natick alone struggle to provide their babies and toddlers with diapers.  At an average of 42 diapers a week, a family needs to spend up to $1200 a year!  No federal or state programs are available to purchase diapers.  Low income families often find themselves making choices between purchasing medicine or diapers or paying the utility bill.    

The Diaper Project was founded in 2015 by a dedicated group of volunteers to help families keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy.  We rely entirely on diaper drives and financial donations.   We’ll provide materials and ideas for the drive and are also happy to speak to students about this project.  

For information, contact Eve Benda, Coordinator, at bendaeve@gmail.com, or phone 508.872.7125.  Check out our website www.diaperproject.info
 

(posted 12/05/2018)

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THE BORGEN PROJECT


The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis.

They have a volunteer position, Advocate, that may be of interest to  students. It is a 4 hour per week role, which offers experience in advocacy, meeting with Congressional Leaders, fundraising and mobilizing. The full job description is below.

Location: The programs are based online, so can be undertaken from any location.

Start Dates: We have new programs starting every month, as such applications can be received at any time, through our website. Team members choose the start date that is most appropriate for them.

Mentoring and Supervision: Our volunteers have a designated manager who will offer an induction to the program and then support them throughout their time with us, with regular online catch-up calls, training/discussion sessions, and are a point of contact for any questions or concerns throughout the program.

Our programs are unpaid, however we are happy to work with you to be able to offer students 12 weeks’ worth of work experience and community service hours if appropriate.

Please feel free to contact Kelly Gilmour, HR Manager, (outreach@borgenproject.org) with any questions about The Borgen Project and program.

Advocate
Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 3-months
Hours: 4-hours per week
Start Date: New programs begin every month, you choose the month you wish to start

This is a great entry-level volunteer position for someone looking to be part of The Borgen Project. Advocates can operate from anywhere in the U.S.

Key Responsibilities:

Serve as an ambassador for the world’s poor. Build awareness of the issues and ways people can help.
Manage and implement fundraising campaigns.
Represent The Borgen Project in your city – attend events and engage people in the cause.
Contact congressional leaders in support of key poverty-reduction programs.
Qualifications:

Excellent overall communication skills: oral, written, presentation.
Ability to self-manage and prioritize assignments.
How to Apply: To apply, send your resume to borgenproject-brgn0771@applications.recruiterbox.com


(posted 11/26/2018)
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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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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 at 4:30 pm on January 29; February 5, 12, & 26; March 5, 12 & 26, 2019; April 2, 16 & 30 and May 7 & 21

Call 978.204.3926 for more information
or email dbarth@simplydirect.com


(posted 01/31/2017; updated 01/16/2019)

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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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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
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