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SCI AmeriCorps to Partner with New Host Sites

"SCI to Partner with New Host Sites," by Katie Russo, The SCI Daily News

With the start of a new year, SCI AmeriCorps has extended their programming to reach some new locations across Eastern Massachusetts. New AmeriCorps host sites include the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, East Boston Social Center, Everyday Boston, Maverick Landing Community Services and United Way of New Bedford. They are currently recruiting for January to June positions where members serve full time and complete 900 hours of service over the course of six months.

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Coach a Soccer Team This Fall!

Soccer team

Hill House is looking for fun, passionate and child-centered soccer coaches to lead or assist one of our teams in their league this fall. Hill House is a non-profit community center with a strong athletics department and has provided quality programs for the children of Boston's families for over 50 years. With an iconic soccer location on the Esplanade and some strong coaches, the soccer program keeps growing in popularity.

Volunteers should have experience working with children and preferably in a soccer coaching environment. The aim will always be to ensure a fun, safe and instructional environment. Please indicate your preference for age groups to work with and include a short bio on your soccer background and any volunteering/working with children.

Programs will start on Tuesday September 5th and scheduled to finish on Saturday November 11th, depending on the weather.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2772422.jsp

Help Set Up Children's Cancer 5K

Cute kid

Help the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation set-up our 5K on September 9th. We need volunteers to help set-up table, chairs and decorate for our run that will happen that evening! This is a great opportunity to give back and we welcome groups!

Set-up will take place at Christian Herter Park (off of Solider's Field in Brighton) at 11:30am.

The event raises funds to help find a cure for pediatric brain tumors and cancers!

If interested, please email Brittaney at Bshade@curethekids.org or sign up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49a8a62fabfc1-2017.

Thank you so much for helping us! 

Volunteer at Franklin Park 10/10

Volunteers at Franklin Park

The Franklin Park Coalition in Dorchester will welcome CEP students for this volunteer event. During this particular service day we have planned to move a shed, and clear brush in the park. This should be a fun and exciting team building exercise and everyone is invited to join in. 

Date: October 10th

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Event: Service day at Franklin Park Coalition.

Group: NEU, CEP Students

AmeriCorps contacts on site: Sophonie Pierre (sophonie@franklinparkcoalition.org) and Seth Stultz (seth@franklinparkcoalition.org)

Walking Tour of Franklin Park

When: Wednesday, July 2 from 6 - 8 pm

Where: Begins at Shattuck Picnic Grove, Circuit Drive & Forest Hills Drive, Boston, MA 02121

 

On Wednesday, July 2nd a National Park Service ranger from Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site will be conducting a guided walk of Franklin Park entitled “Country in the City”. The event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public. No advance reservations are necessary. Participants will be be able to learn about Olmsted’s vision for Franklin Park as they visit the landscapes of Scarboro Pond, Schoolmaster Hill, the Country Park meadow, and a portion of the Wilderness, including the “99 Steps”. There will be a stop at the location within today’s park where writer and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson lived as a young man. For more information about the tour, please call 617-442-4141.

The Center for Nonprofit Success Leadership Seminar

When: Thursday, July 17 7:30 am to Noon

Where: Boston Center of Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116Read more

Let's Get Ready Career Day

When: Saturday, July 12 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Where: Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA 02215Read more

Open Volunteer Day at the Charles River Conservancy

When: Saturday, July 19 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Where: 4 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Join the Charles River Conservancy for their open volunteer day. Help them work on the upkeep and preservation of the river and trails surrounding the Charles. Pitch in to help keep the river beautiful! The Charles River Conservancy’s volunteers are engaged year-round, participating in activities including planting daffodil bulbs, painting park benches, removing invasive species, trimming brush, and trash cleanup. If interested in volunteering, please email dms@thecharles.org. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and bring their own water. 

Victory Programs of Boston Seeking Volunteers

Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center is seeking individuals or groups of volunteers (minimum of 3, maximum of 6) to help serve lunch with them. If interested in volunteering, please contact Tammy Blocker at tblocker@vpi.org or call 617-236-1012 ext. 227.

Summer Family Fun Day

When: Saturday, June 28th

Time: 9 AM – 2 PM

Where: Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave, Cambridge MA 02140

 

Twice a year in the winter and summer, the Center for Families hosts Family Fun Days. These are family-friendly events that draw anywhere from 200-500 families. The event includes arts & crafts, face painting, an obstacle course, moon bounces, book give-aways, basketball, drums, and a performance. Last summer there was an African drummer and this past winter there was a puppet show.

Volunteers will be needed for a variety of tasks including, helping at the registration table, assisting staff at the arts table, face paint, supervising activities, helping with set-up, serving lunch, assisting the performer, and helping with clean up. All volunteer will need to actively engage with families and children. If interested in volunteering, please sign up here

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