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Community Service Bulletin

May 15, 2013

Spotlight

Jun 2: AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run

Where: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell Charles River Esplanade in Boston
Time: 7am-2pm (Volunteer shifts vary)

Calling all volunteers! Volunteering for AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run is a great way to both support the fight against AIDS and also have some fun! Each year, AIDS Action Committee relies on hundreds of volunteers to help serve the 10,000+ attendees that participate in the AIDS Walk & 5K Run.

We are looking for talented, dedicated and hard working individuals to fill the following volunteer positions on Sunday, June 2nd:

  • Walk Course Marshals
  • Run Course Marshals
  • Crowd Control/Security
  • Finish Area Volunteers
  • Registration Volunteers
  • Cheerleaders

To sign up, please visit www.aidswalkboston.org and choose “Volunteer” as your participation type. If you can’t volunteer but would like to still participate in the event, we invite you to join us as a Walker or Runner. For more information about volunteering for AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run 2013, please contact Sharon Glasser, AIDS Walk Volunteer Coordinator at 617.450.1520 or sglasser@aac.org.

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

May 23-25: Trash 2 Treasure (Sign Up by 5/18)

This year the UA Sustainability committee is starting a new end-of-the-year reuse program called Trash to Treasure. We want to collect items (dorm accessories, books, school supplies, etc.) that are tossed out in dorms during move-out and resell them in the fall. At the beginning of finals week we will placing collection bins in the dorms for people to donate their unwanted items. From May 23rd to 25th, we need volunteers to help collect and sort the donated items at each dorm for summer storage or for donation.

Perks:

  • flexible one-hour shifts between 10am and 5pm on any given day
  • get first dibs on donated items!
  • fulfill your community service requirement last minute :)
  • great way to get involved in sustainability at MIT

If you are interested, please fill out this five-second Google form http://bit.ly/15lFxLq! We will follow up with more details after you sign up. Sign up by 5/18/13

Jun 1: Improve Belle Isle Marsh Reservation (Sign Up by 5/24)

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Rain or Shine)
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, East Boston

Belle Isle Marsh is a habitat for wildlife such as migratory birds and various ocean fish. With your help, our project will aim to improve trails and restore wetlands for human visitors. Come make a difference in the community's wildlife and enjoy the beauty of our city's wetlands.

To find more information regarding the project visit: http://www.pmd.org/popup.phtml?id=677
To sign up for the project visit: http://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd060113 Sign up by 5/24/13

Contact: Lori Tsuruda, 781-963-0373, lori@pmd.org

Jun 8: Improve Children’s Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, June 8. 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (Rain or Shine)
Franklin Park Zoo, Dorchester

The Franklin Park Zoo, a community resource and recreation center, is unfortunately under-staffed and under-funded; it needs help, your help, making its children's zoo more inviting to the public. Come help make the zoo more enjoyable for the community, and get the chance to explore the zoo afterwards!

For more information regarding the project visit: http://www.pmd.org/popup.phtml?id=678
To sign up for the project: http://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd060813

Contact: Lori Tsuruda, 781-963-0373, lori@pmd.org

Ongoing Opportunities

SAT Tutor/Mentor

Let's Get Ready provides SAT preparatory services and college access guidance for lower-income high school students. In order to provide such a necessary service we rely heavily on college student volunteers. The typical program meets twice a week for 3 hours each session. Volunteers are only required to commit to one of the days, as they are broken up by subject; Math on one day, Critical Reading/Writing on the other.

There are several sites throughout the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville area. Site location and meeting times vary from site to site. Please apply to a specific site through our website, http://www.letsgetready.org

Contact: Amy Lyons, alyons@letsgetready.org, (617) 345-0082

The MIT Public Service Center is not responsible for the quality or safety of outside service agencies, and does not screen volunteer placements or projects. The Community Service Opportunities bulletin is published once a week by the staff of the MIT Public Service Center. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 617-253-0742, or stop by 4-104.

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