SCImpact

Become a Volunteer for SCI This Summer

SCI is looking for a Woburn community member who is interested in researching community events and writing the Week In Woburn enewsletter this summer. The time commitment for this volunteer opportunity would be approximately 2-3 hours per week and Y.E.S. hours can be awarded. For more information, please contact Brittany Murphy at bmurphy@socialcapitalinc.org. 

Volunteer with SCI at WorldFest, Our Multicultural Celebration!

Korean Fan Dancers

Join Social Capital Inc. and the YMCA International Learning Center for WorldFest, our multicultural celebration! WorldFest will take place on Sunday, May 18 from 2-5 pm on the lawn of the Woburn Public Library located at 45 Pleasant Street in Woburn Center. 

We are currently seeking volunteers who would be willing to help make WorldFest a successful event. Volunteers can choose to help all day (11 am to 6 pm) or in shifts determined by the team volunteers would like to be on. Some of the various teams include, set up support team, performer support team, vendor support team, children's activity support team, and clean up team.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Brittany Murphy at bmurphy@socialcapitalinc.org or call 781-935-2244. 

Volunteer With Our Partners at South Coast Serves!

South Coast Serves Logo

South Coast Serves is a UMASS Dartmouth, Leduc Center for Civic Engagement facilitated collaborative that fosters service and volunteerism to meet the needs of the community by leveraging resources, expertise, and capacity to maximize impact. South Coast Serves hosts an abundance of opportunities from coastal cleanups to food drives and everything in between. To volunteer with South Coast Serves and help make a difference in the community contact Gabrielle Monteiro at southcoastserves@gmail.com or call 508-999-8932.

Help A Special Needs Child Play Baseball

Baseball

Beginning Saturday May 3rd until Saturday June 14th the Miracle League of Massachusetts is seeking volunteers to help special needs children with the game of baseball. No baseball skills are necessary, just a lot of encouragement and enthusiasm. Games take place every Saturday at Joseph Lalli Miracle Field located at 75 Quarry Road in Acton. 6 games are played on Saturday starting at 9:15 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:15 pm. 

Volunteers can help out at any number of games they wish. Miracle League of Massachusetts appreciates a multi-game or multi-week commitment. For more information about this opportunity, visit www.miracleleagueofma.com. To register for this opportunity, email Lauren at miracleleagueofma@yahoo.com

Lymphoma Research Foundation 5K Fundraiser

Lymphomathon Logo

On Saturday, May 17 the Lymphoma Research Foundation will host a 5K Fundraiser. This opportunity will take place at Lake Quannapowitt located on Lowell and Main Street in Wakefield. The event will take place from 8 am until Noon. Help make the 2014 Massachusetts Lymphomathon a success. Join hundreds of survivors and caregivers as they walk to raise funds for lymphoma research and education. Since 2003 the Lymphoma Research Foundation has raised almost 11.7 million dollars through its nationwide Lymphomathon program. 

Some of the volunteer opportunities include t-shirt and food distribution, walk/route guide, and water station attendants.

Garden The Greenway

The Boston Greenway

On Saturday, May 3 the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help with a horticulture project. This volunteer opportunity will take place from 9 am until 12 pm. Specific assignments will vary based on the park needs that day, but will include gardening tasks such as pruning, mulching, raking, planting, and/or weeding. 

The Conservancy loves engaging volunteers in their space, teaching more about organic landscaping management practices and accomplishing a lot of work with helping hands. The only requirements are volunteers must at least be 19 years old and all volunteers must sign a waiver. Volunteer will meet on the Greenway located between Atlantic Avenue and Purchase Street in Boston. 

Comcast Cares Day 2014

Groundwork Lawrence Logo

Join Groundwork Lawrence Green Team, Comcast, and the City of Lawrence Mayor's Health Task Force and many more partners to clean up and complete beautification projects across Lawrence. Earth Day brings together hundreds of volunteers dedicated to making a positive impact on the community by planting trees, transforming vacant lots, building community gardens, and generally cleaning up the city. 

This event will take place on Saturday, April 26th from 8 am until 1 pm at the Campagnone North Common (across from City Hall) located at 200 Common Street in Lawrence. For more information about volunteering, contact Rosa at rpina@groundworklawrence.org or by phone at 978-974-0770 x7001. For corporate teams, contact Amanda at 978-974-0770 x7007. 

Stand Against Racism Event with the Mattapan Youth Council

Mattapan United Logo

The Mattapan Youth Council will host a youth-centered event called Stand Against Racism. This event is scheduled to take place on April 25, 2014. The plans for this event are still in the works. For more information, please contact Gia Garris at ggarris@socialcapitalinc.org.

Seeking Performers and Participants for WorldFest

Korean Fan Dancers

SCI Woburn and the YMCA International Learning Center are seeking participants to share their culture at our 4th Annual WorldFest celebration. WorldFest is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2-5 pm at the Woburn Public Library Lawn located at 45 Pleasant Street in Woburn. WorldFest is a great opportunity for members of the Greater Boston community to share their culture with others.

We are looking for participants who would like to share their culture through dance, song, food, art, and cultural activities.

If you are interested in participating or performing at WorldFest, please contact Brittany Murphy at bmurphy@socialcapitalinc.org or 781.935.2244.

Join the #SCimpact Conversation

Connect for Community Impact

At the SCI Luncheon starting around 12:10 pm people will be discussing and answering questions on ways they can connect more within their community to create a positive impact. Feel free to join the conversations using the hashtag #SCimpact

Here's an example tweet, if you were answering question 2

"A2. Yes! Lowell is great and very diverse. I love my neighborhood #SCimpact"

 

Below are a list of the questions that people will be tweeting their answers to during the Luncheon:

1. What's something you've seen work to get more people engaged and coming together to improve your community?

2. Would you recommend your neighborhood to others? Why or why not?

3. What community issue are you most passionate about?

4. What is something you have found helpful to successful collaboration?

5. What activities bring diverse people together in your community?

6. What is something about your culture heritage that is important to you?

7. How has social capital helped get you where you are today?

8. What's happening in your community to encourage healthy habits?Read more

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