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Service Opportunities

Fall 2017

September 14 and beyond.  Belmont Media Center Sports Crew. Film football, soccer, field hockey games and try commentating.   Training can be given on the job.  No minimum commitment, but hopefully you will love it and continue.  September games to film:  Thurs, Sept 14th: Girls Varsity Soccer vs Woburn,Fri, Sept 15th: Varsity Football vs Framingham, Tues, Sept 19th: Varsity Field Hockey vs Lexington,Fri, Sept. 22nd: Varsity Football vs Woburn, Wed, Sept. 27th: Varsity Volleyball vs Reading, Thurs, Sept. 28th: Varsity Football vs Reading.  Contact Jeremy:  Jeremy@belmontmedia.org or 617-484-2443

Fri, Sept. 22, 5:45-7:15PM, Burbank Fall Social (8 slots) Help with pizza, water, ice cream & clean up.  Sign up with Ms. Melnikoff.

Sat, Sept. 23, 2 shifts:  7:30AM-12:30PM, 12:30-5:30PM, Cushing Square Fall Festival  (8 slots each shift).  Set up tents & tables, coordinate hired activity, help with games & crafts, break down tables & tents, clean up.  Contact:  manager@westcottmercantile.com

Sat, Oct. 21, 10-2,  OMEGA Summit at MIT (through their Age Lab).  Brainstorm with students, professionals, and community members ways to strengthen intergenerational connections.   Questions can be directed to omegamit@mit.edu or 617-253-1894.  RSVP by October 16.

Thurs &/or Fri, Oct. 26/27, 5:30-9:30 PM, “Tales of the Night”, Drumlin Farm (Lincoln).  One or both dates.  Assist staff with admissions, parking detail, face painting, serving hot cider/cookies, or being a character on the Nursery Rhyme Trail or a ghoul on the Haunted Hayride – screaming required! Optional volunteer / staff dinner before the event. Contact Pam at psowizral@massaudubon.org or 781-259-2205Note:  This opportunity frequently fills up quickly!

Fri, Nov. 24 (day after Thanksgiving), 9:30AM-1:30 PM, “Giving Thanks for Nature and the Senses” Drumlin Farm (Lincoln): Lead children’s arts and crafts projects and assist various artists with their performances and activities.  Contact Pam at psowizral@massaudubon.org or 781-259-2205.  Note:  This opportunity frequently fills up quickly!

Continuing:  Evergreen Day School  Extended Day Program (until 4PM)(Cambridge…just down Concord Ave).    Read stories, play games or  play pretend with toddlers & preschoolers.  Must be 15+, undergo a background check and commit to at least commitment 2 hours/week for 8 weeks.   Help with extended day (open until 4PM). Contact: Christine Foster, Director,  at chris@evergreendayschool.org

Continuing: Winn Brook Child Care.  Minimum commitment is one day a week for 2.5 hours for the whole year.  Student volunteers must complete a CORI check.  Contact: Ms. Maridol Perdomo, the program administrator, at mperdomo@winnbrookcc.org 

Continuing:  Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 6-7PM, Tutoring Plus ( Cambride, Fresh Pond).  Provide homework support and mentoring once a week for Cambridge students in grades 4-12.  Volunteers are matched with one student.  Other opportunities are with science, engineering, and coding enrichment programs. More info and apply at www.tutoringplus.org/volunteer For questions, contact our Director of Volunteer Engagement, Yvon Gachette, via email: gachette@tutoringplus.org   www.facebook.com/tutoringplus

Continuing:  once afternoon a week, (day TBD, 3:15-4:45,) “Opening Minds through Art”,  Youville Place (Lexington).  COMMITMENT: Oct- early Dec. Participate in this new program which pairs students with an elderly person with memory problems to assist in an already designed art project each week.  Training included.  An informational meeting will be held at BHS on Monday, September 25 at 2:30.  Let Ms. Melnikoff know by Wednesday, Sept. 20 if you are interested.

Continuing:  Samariteens (Suicide prevention hotline, in Boston) Ages 15+, 9 MONTH COMMITMENT. One shift a week. Students receive 30 hours of training (counts as service).   www.samaritanshope.org  Before you can be accepted, you must attend an information session, etc. The next info sessions are  Tues, Sept. 19, Thurs, Oct. 12, Mon, Oct. 23, Wed, Nov. 8, Tues, Nov. 21, and others through the winter and spring.   They are held at:  41 West Street, 4th Floor, Boston.  617-536-2460. Registration is required.  Email Aram Seo at aseo@samaritanshope.org

Continuing:  Restoration Project, Pleasant & Brighton Streets.  1.Volunteers are needed to work in their resale store-- receiving and processing donations, and displaying and selling.  Store open Wed-Sat 10-6 and Sun from 12-6PM. Choose your times!  This non-profit is a vocational program for adolescents and adults with emotional challenges and brain challenges. The resale store offers practical training in the skills needed for retail , and you will learn retail as you interact with the participants. 2.Also needed is someone to help with their website and social media, posting, etc.  It uses wordpress 1. Call 617-489-1000 or email volunteers@restorationproject.org for all opportunities.

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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