Upcoming One-Time Service Opportunities:
Stonehill College Giving Tree
November 21-December 9, Campus Ministry Office
Want to help someone out this holiday season? Stop by campus ministry beginning Thursday afternoon, November 21 to pick up a tag off of our Giving Tree. This year, we have over 12 organizations whose wishes will be on our giving tree. If you would like to participate, please stop by and pick out a tag from our tree beginning Thursday. All gifts are due to the campus ministry office by Monday, December 9 at 5pm. Please contact campus minister Sarah Fontaine- Lipke or Lindsey Kent ’14 with any questions.
Thanksgiving Food Collection at the Stonehill College Concert Band and Orchestra Winter Concert
Sunday, December 6, 2pm, Alumni Hall
The Stonehill College Concert Band and Orchestra will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the Orchestras Feeding America program during their Winter Concert on Sunday, December 8, at 2:00 in Alumni Hall. All the food goes to My Brother’s Keeper, Easton, MA. For more information, please contact Professor Redpath (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 508-565-1943.
Valet Parking Volunteers, House of Possibilities
Friday, December 7 5:45pm-9pm, Easton MA
The House of Possibilities is looking for 3-5 volunteers to help parking cars for those
arriving for a blessing in honor of deceased children as well as a Christmas Cocktail party. Please contact John Giusti at email@example.com.
Easton Children’s Museum, Elves’ Workshop
Saturday, December 7 from 10-4 & Sunday, December 8 from 12-4
Volunteer Elves will:
• help kids shop for holiday gifts
• assist with holiday craft projects
• oversee the gingerbread cookie decorating
• interact with our visitors, big and small
• take photos of the merriment
• spread holiday cheer
We ask that you come in your best elfin wear: colorful clothes, an elf hat, a jaunty scarf, striped tights and cute boots. Jingle bell jewelry is always in style. We will have some hats and accessories available at the Museum, just in case your wardrobe is a bit lacking. Shifts include:
Saturday: 9:30 am – 1:00pm; 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30am-2:00pm; 1:30pm-4:30pm
If interested, please contact Steven Hill, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-230-3789.
Volunteer with the NAMI Wellness Project
The need is ongoing and the project is based in Needham, MA
The NAMI Wellness Project is a new nonprofit organization that can use your volunteering energy. We help adults living with depression, PTSD (which includes returning veterans), ADHD, major mental illness, addictions, anxiety and other brain challenges, by promoting the therapeutic value of exercise, nutrition and music.
How You Can Help: We have a large house that is to be our future headquarters, and is in need of renovation: PAINTING, CLEANING, SANDING, CARPENTRY, REFINISHING, and more. We usually work on Saturdays throughout the semester, 10am-3pm. There is plenty of work, and though we welcome students with carpentry and plumbing skills, it is not required; just be ready to get dirty! Small or large groups are welcome.
On Campus Help: We are looking for students to organize a collection day for old mp3 players and ipods; we give them away as fitness tools.
Ongoing Projects: We work straight through the semesters, and are available for individuals in need of community service time, as well as alternate Spring Break. We have flexibility in days/times. We are badly in need of individuals with specific skills: plumbing, tiling, carpentry, bike repair, as well as students interested in working on our television show (newtv.org/video/htbh). Visit our Facebook page: Facebook.com/NAMIWellnessProject for more info or contact Barry O'Toole at email@example.com or 781-444-0750.
Volunteer to Play with Homeless Children in Brockton
Did you know that 1 in 45 children will be homeless in MA this year alone? Horizons for Homeless Children partners with 27 family shelters in Southeastern, MA, including Brockton, to help children and their families. They provide playrooms stocked with educationally and developmentally appropriate toys and materials. They also recruit, train and manage volunteers to play with the children for 2 hours a week for a minimum commitment of 6 months. The volunteers provide social connections, educational play and activities that lead to self-esteem and self-confidence. While volunteers are with the children, the parents get a chance to look for housing, take classes and do what they need to get back on their feet. Horizons for Homeless Children is very much in need of new volunteers and has a high need on evening shifts Monday-Thursday in Brockton. Our next training is Saturday, 12/7/13, 9:30-3:30 in West Bridgewater. For more information on how you can help or to sign up for the training visit www.horizonschildren.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org (if you are a staff or faculty member) or Chrissy Swider at email@example.com (if you are a student and want to volunteer with Horizons through our into the Streets program). If you are interested in making donations, please give us a call for our wish list of needs. In the time it takes to watch a movie, you can change the life of a child!
Upcoming Off-Campus Events:
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any you'd like us to share with our community!