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Late September - October Opportunities 2016-2017

FRI, SEPT 30, 5:45-8:30  BURBANK FALL SOCIAL. Help with pizza, water, monitoring, helping the flow  Sign up by Thursday, Sept. 29.

SAT, OCT 1, 8:00-10:15 AM & 12-2:15PM:  CAR WASH FOR BREAST CANCER at Belmont Car Wash (next to Star Market on Trapelo Road).  Dry cars during these shifts and raise money for the BHS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team.

SUN, OCT 2,  MAKING STRIDES BREAST CANCER WALK:  WALK WITH BELMONTIAN!  (meet at Alewife early—by 7:15AM)  Sign up by Thursday, Sept. 29.  Pick up field trip form.

 MONDAYS,  S.P.O.R.T.:  Dance, beginning Oct. 3, 2 classes from 6-8PM.  Belmont’s special needs recreation program.  Help the students learn to dance.  Sign up with Rec Dept  617-993-2670 or Sue Weiner 617-943-4214

 WED, OCT. 5,  COLLEGE FAIR, in the Field House.   Sign ups on Ms. Ross’s door for the following shifts12:40-1:30, 5:30-6:30, 6:30-7:30, 7:30-8:30, 8:30-9:30

 MON, OCT. 10, 8:30AM-1PM   (Columbus Day—no school)  BELMONT SERVES.  A day of service; meet at St. Joseph Parish Hall (Common & School Streets) & sign up online: www.belmontserves.org)  Various projects.

 THURS, OCT 13,  2:30-6PM    SCIENCE MEET.  Help with pizza, directions, etc.  See  Ms. Williams (Science) to sign up.

SAT, OCT 22, 9-1,  BELMONT DEPT. of PUBLIC WORKS RECYCLE DAY, Town Yard, Belmont.   Help Belmont residents with their recycling.  Sign up.

 SAT., OCT 22, 2-5,   CONNECTING WITH BELMONT.  An afternoon of service & ice cream. Come to the café at 2PM, go out on a service project with members of different grades.  Sign up.

 TUTORING Resources: Sign up to tutor or mentor at any level

 JUNIOR OR SENIOR GIRLS TO HELP NINA:  walk around track, library, errands.   Nina is legally blind and partially deaf.  Car access ideal! Sign up.

 TIME GIRLS SWIM TEAM meets—1 ½ -2 hour meets.  Contact Coach  Turner at gretchenpturner@gmail.com


Journalism/Marketing Writers –students to cover FBE & FBE-sponsored events and write articles for a variety of media outlets, including websites and print publications.

Video Creation – Seeking students interested in creating short (3 minute) films about the FBE, the FBE’s impact in the community, and children whose school lives have been impacted by the FBE.

Graphic Design & Marketing Material Creation – Seeking students interested in creating on-line and print collateral for the FBE, including: event logos, posters, brochures, and other material.

Some of these would be sporadic needs and others would be year-long projects. Let me know if you are interested.


 (Democrat) Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine : belmontforhillary@gmail.com 

 (Republican)  Donald Trump/Mike Pence,  Tomi Olson: Belmontrtc@yahoo.com or tomiolson@gmail.com

 (Libertarian)  Gary Johnson/Bill Weld;   General volunteering: Daniel Fishman:  fishdan@yahoo.com   & Daniel.fishman@lpmass.org  (copy both).   To volunteer for internet electronics, contact  George Phillies: Phillies@4liberty.net

 (Green Rainbow):  Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka;  Danny Factor:  factordanny@gmail.com or 978-935-5788

 DRUMLIN FARM:  (in Lincoln, same commuter rail as Belmont) .  Contact Pam at psowizral@massaudubon.org or 781-259-2205 for both events below.

 TH & FRI, OCT. 27&28 “Tales of the Night” at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm, 5 :30-9:30. One or both evenings!   Assist staff with admissions, parking detail, face painting, serving hot c     cider/cookies, and be a  character on the Nursery Rhyme Trail or a ghoul on the Haunted Hayride – screaming required!  Costumes provided.. Sign up for one or both evenings.  Optional volunteer /staff dinner before the event

 FRI, NOV. 25,“Giving Thanks for Nature and the Senses” at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm (Lincoln)Morning & afternoon shifts.Volunteer for this family event held the day after Thanksgiving. Volunteers will lead children’s arts and crafts projects and assist various artists with their performances and activities. Friday, November 25. Morning and afternoon volunteer sessions available. This opportunity is available for high school and college students and adults. Contact Pam at psowizral@massaudubon.org or 781-259-2205. 

Service Opportunities at any time

Belmont High School Office: Help with BHS office work. Contact school secretary, 993-5901.

Belmont Food Pantry: 1st & 3rd Sat., 8:15-9:30AM; 2nd Tues.,5:15-6:30 PM. Contact patricia.mihelich@gmail.com

Belmont Manor Nursing Center welcomes students who are able to commit to volunteering for 100 hours a year. Contact Dana Spinney in Activities at danaspinney@belmontmanor.com or 617-489-1200.

Belmont Farmer’s Market will be held behind Belmont Center on Thursday afternoons. Help is needed during the market as well as at other times—wear a Mr./Ms. Tomato costume, help with traffic, work on the website or newsletter, or help with publicity. Contact belmontfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Belmont S.P.O.R.T. Program runs Special Olympics programs year-round. Volunteers are welcome on a committed basis for many sports including swimming, skating, water polo, softball. Call Sue Weiner, 617-943-4214.

Waltham Crossings is an assisted-living center on Trapelo Rd., Waltham, right at the Rt. 128 on-ramp. Chat with patients, etc. Call Nancy Newman, 781-466-9912 .

Neville Center (Concord Ave.,Cambridge), a nursing and rehab center, welcomes volunteers. Amanda Black, 617-497-0600

"Neville Place“: an assisted living center, would love bingo help. Sue Bowdridge, 617-497-8700

Bristol Lodge, a soup kitchen in nearby Waltham, welcomes our students to help at dinnertime. It is open 365 days a year and is located in a church on Moody Street. Call Dick Rodgers, 781-894-1611.

Community Farms (Beaver St., Waltham) raises produce for soup kitchens and shelters. They need help Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during the spring, summer, and fall. volunteer@communityfarms.org

East End House (Cambridge) is a multi-service community center with room for volunteers with food pantry, hunger and homelessness, senior outreach and enrichment, children’s camp, and childcare. Call Scott, 617-876-4444 or scott@eastendhouse.org

Community Servings Servings (Jamaica Plain) prepares, packages, and delivers 750 hot meals each weekday to patients in the Boston area. Their kitchen is open Monday-Friday, 6AM to 8PM. Flexible scheduling, one time or many. Call 617-522-7777.

Rosie’s Place (Boston, near Boston Medical Center) serves lunch and dinner to women. Volunteer commitment of 3 months needed. Call Marty Wengert: 617-442-9322 x218 Volunteer orientation required and held monthly on a weekday evening.

Hospitals welcome volunteers to assist on a regular basis in various departments. Each hospital has its own application procedure, including an interview, TB test, and orientation sessions. At any hospital, call the Volunteer Coordinator. Here are a few contacts:

Mt. Auburn: Jan Ankerson 617-492-3500
Newton-Wellesley: Lauren Lele 617-243-6048
Boston Medical Center: Dotty Keosaian 617-414-3652
Beth Israel: Terry Morgan, 617-667-3026
St. Elizabeth’s (Brighton): Mary Carrol, 617-779-6262 (must be 16)
Winchester: Paulette Van der Kloot, 781-756-2626

Museum of Science uses volunteers in activities, exhibits, and programs. Call 617-589-0380 and visit the website: www.mos.org

Committee to End Elder Homelessness (Boston) loves high school volunteers. Call 617-369-1558.

American Red Cross. The contact number for youth volunteers is 617-375-0700, ext. 295.

Samaritans, the suicide prevention hotline, uses teen volunteers at their Kenmore Square and Framingham facilities. Nine-month commitment required; 30 hour training provided. MUST BE 15+. Call Ron White 617-536-2460.

www.volunteermatch.org, www.helping.org, www.mass.gov www.teenlife.com and www.bostoncares.org are five websites which allow you to locate current volunteer opportunities, some of which are open to teens.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive credit for service you perform, you must turn in a fully completed verification form (available in Social Studies and in the Guidance Office or online). This holds true for all service, even if your supervisor has given Ms. Melnikoff your name and even if she is your supervisor. NO FORM, NO CREDIT, NO EXCEPTIONS!


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