Deerfield Day of Service is a nationwide coordinated service opportunity accomplished entirely by DA volunteers! This year includes 5 Cities and 7 locations and will be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015. Following are descriptions of each service opportunity and location.
Please RSVP via the on-line registration form below by 3/25/2015.
If you have questions about Day of Service, please contact Jenny Hammond at 413-774-1801.
If you have questions about registering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich, CT Neighbor to Neighbor: is a non profit, volunteer organization that provides free food and clothing to those in need in the greater Greenwich area in an atmosphere of kindness and respect. Allen Jackson ’74 is currently the President of the Neighbor to Neighbor Board of Directors. Volunteers will be working in the clothing room or the food pantry: sorting donations and restocking the shelves. The food pantry is like a supermarket and the clothing room is like the Gap! Volunteers should be at least 14 years of age (if solo) and 12 years of age if accompanied by an adult.
Brooklyn, NY PAVE Academy Charter School prepares Kindergarten to 8th grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. Spencer Robertson ’92 is the school’s Executive Director. Volunteers will have administrative tasks such as lottery letter mailing, state test support, and library/records organization. Lunch will be served on-site. Volunteers should be high-school age or older.
Manhattan, NY Citymeals-on-wheels Please note this location is FULL. Registration has been closed. Though let us know if you’d like to be on the wait list if openings become available. Citymeals-on-wheels provides a continuous lifeline of nutritious food and human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need, helping them to live with dignity in their own familiar homes and communities. Our volunteers will deliver meals within walking distance of the senior center. Volunteers of all ages are welcome; 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Harlem, NY The Bowery Mission: Founded in 1879, The Bowery Mission’s purpose and goal have been to provide help and hope to the homeless and impoverished in New York for 130 years. Our group will do food prep for the Saturday lunch shift and for the rest of the week. Volunteers will help serve lunch and assist with light clean-up afterwards. Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.
Greater Los Angeles, Food Forward is a volunteer-powered grassroots group of Angelenos who care about reconnecting to our food system and making change around urban hunger. We convene at a property we have been invited to and harvest their excess fruits and vegetables, donating 100% to local food pantries across Southern California. A site will be chosen based on the number of registrants.Volunteers of all ages are welcome; elementary and middle school children must be accompanied by an adult
Shelburne Falls, MA Mary Lyon Foundation, Inc., established in 1990 and incorporated on March 8,1991 is a community based 501(c)3 non-profit organization which supports all aspects of quality education in the towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne. Sue Samoriski P’94 is the Executive Director of the Mary Lyon Foundation. Volunteers may serve by choosing from an array of tasks: painting, filing, organizing their scrapbook, designing a logo, and other administrative tasks. Volunteers should be high-school age or older.
Denver, CO Food Bank of the Rockies, provides food for more than 411,000 people annually. We do this by distributing 121,000 meals each day through more than 800 hunger relief partner agencies and our direct service programs. The Food Bank of the Rockies will place volunteers in the different areas as needed to ensure they are effectively fulfilling our mission. Their needs do change on a daily basis, but here are the areas listed in priority order: Distribution, USDA/CSFP, and Nutrition Network. John G. Knight, ’83 will be the DA point of contact on-site. Volunteers should be at least 16 years of age (if solo) and 14 years of age if accompanied by an adult.This event will be Saturday April 18th. For Denver registration, please go here.