A MONTH OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
Mayor Setti D. Warren is announcing NewtonSERVES/Service Month 2013 beginning Sunday, April 28, 2013. This will be a month of service that will bring the 13 villages together as one community, leading up to the Theodore D. Mann Community Prayer Breakfast on May 29th. This year, the breakfast's keynote speaker will be United States Senator Elizabeth Warren.
We are encouraging religous organizations, schools, and non-profits to identify service projects that need volunteers. At the same time, we are asking citizens, businesses and civic organization to volunteer and make a difference in the community.
Volunteering can include donating food to the local food pantries, delivering meals to a sick neighbor or friend, tutoring a child, donating blood at your local Red Cross or doing a project.
If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please see below.
| ||Organization ||Website || Description |
|The One Fund || |
To send a check by mail:
One Fund Boston, Inc.
800 Boylston Street #990009
Boston, MA 02199
Send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mayor Setti Warren encourages donations to The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. |
|American Red Cross || redcross.org || Please contact the donor center at 781-461-2000 |
|Centre Street Food Pantry ||11 Homer Street, |
|If you would like to volunteer or make a donation of non-perishable food, household, hygiene items or cash donations please contact the pantry at email@example.com |
Sunday, May 5
Project Bread's WALK FOR HUNGER
Volunteers needed from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm to help walkers as they come by the check point and head back into Boston. Let us know if you'd like to be part of the fun by signing up for a shift at firstname.lastname@example.org
| Newton Food Pantry || newtonfoodpantry ||Volunteer opportunities are available every Wed. from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Please contact Jackie Colby to register at (617) 771-6414. Non-perishable donations can be made every Wednesday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am or the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am to 11:00 am. In addition, non-perishable items may be donated at Hammond Residential Real Estate, 1631 Beacon Street, Waban, 6 days a week from 9-5. |
|Boys and Girls Club ||Newton Boys & Girls Club |
Jennifer McAuliffe at
newtonbgc.com or call 617-630-2066 x118
|Computer Center - help kids 6-12 learn about computers and navigate the Internet |
Gameroom - generate interaction between members and gues with games and tournaments
Mentor Program - help new kids and shy kids acclimate to the club
Learning Center - help kids with homework and reading
Please fill out the application form here and email to email@example.com
Please Register Now
|Birthday Wishes ||Birthday Wishes |
Please contact Linda Brown
or please call 866-388-9474
|Birthday Wishes is a non-profit that helps families that can't afford to celebrate birthdays for their children. |
Volunteers are needed to put together birthday boxes, wrap birthday gifts, process donations. Hours for volunteers are Monday and Friday, 9-3, Tuesday through Thursday from 9 to 5.
|Newton Cultural Center ||Newton Cultural Center |
Please contact Linda Plaut
or call 617-796-1540
|Various housekeeping chores such as organizing files, creating albums of brochures, washing children's toys, cleaning closets and disposing of unwanted supplies. |
| ||Newton Senior Center ||Newton Senior Center |
Contact Jayne Colino or
please call at 617-796-1671
|The Senior Center would like to implement a city-wide button battery collection project. We need volunteers to approach local businesses to ask if a battery collection box (small hearing aid type batteries) could be placed in their business. Volunteers also needed to pickup boxes at a later date. |
| ||Cradles to Crayons ||Cradles to Crayons ||Drop off essential children's items such as clothing, shoes, toys and books for Brighton-based non-profit Cradles to Crayons. Drop off is at Newton City Hall. |
Newton City Hall
Department Head- Nicholas Read
Volunteers needed to input forms in database, sorting & distributing mail. Contact Ana Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers need to register starting April 5th to complete the required documentation.
| ||Newton at Home ||Please contact Julie Plaut Mahoney, Ph.D., Coordinator of Volunteers at email@example.com or 617-795-2560 for more information. |
|Newton at Home is a non-profit, community-based organization that is working to create a collaborative model of services that can impact how and where we live as we grow older. Our mission is to enable Newton residents to age at home comfortably, independently, and with peace of mind. |
We are looking for volunteers to assist at member's homes with outside gardening and spring clean-ups.
| ||Newton Public Schools ||Newton School Volunteers ||The Newton School Volunteers Program provides individual math support for Newton students in grades 2-5 to help them gain confidence and competence in mathematics. Using the Everyday Mathematics curriculum, tutors work with children before or after school once a week for 45 minutes, playing games that help reinforce skills, helping with daily assignments, and helping to fill in the gaps in mathematical knowledge. |
If you would like to be a Newton School Volunteer tutor, please contact Ellen Bender at 617.559.6131, at firstname.lastname@example.org You will be asked to meet with the Coordinator to learn more about the program and indicate your preference for school, grade level, days and times. Teaching experience is not required.
Newton Conservators Projects
Contact: Jackie Daoust at email@example.com
Sat Apr 20th 8a Nahanton #1 Jackie Garlic Mustard & Invasive Shrubs eg Multiflora Rose
Sun May 5th 8a Nahanton #2 Jackie Garlic Mustard & Shrubs eg Multiflora Rose
Sun May 5th 2p Sawmill Brook Katherine Garlic Mustard
Sun May 12th 9a Cold Spring Pk #2 Eric, Katherine Garlic Mustard
Sun May 19th 9a Houghton Garden/T track Katherine Garlic Mustard
Sat Jun 8th 9a Hammond Pond knotweed Eric, Katherine
Sun Jun 9th 9a Cold Spring Pk #3 Ted, Katherine Garlic Mustard
Sun Jun 16th 9a Quinobequin/Hemlock Gorge Jerry Reilly, Katherine Garlic Mustard
What Are You Doing?
Please email Ana Gonzalez to let us know what you are doing! >
| ||Springwell ||Springwell with support of AmeriCorps Vista is seeking individuals to become Benefit Application Volunteers. These trained volunteers help homebound low income seniors and adults with disabilities to access MassHealth and SNAP (food stamps). Volunteers will be required to take an informational training session and complete a screening process. For more information or to register, contact Ann Harrison, Benefits Volunteer Coordinators (617) 926-4100x411 firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Nia Higginbotham Nhigginbotham@springwell.com || |