Upcoming & Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
Here are some of the upcoming volunteer opportunities currently available to Wheaton students, staff and faculty. If you are interested in participating in or have questions about any of the following, please email SSSR@wheatoncollege.edu.
Norton Public Schools & Head Start Outreach Programs - April 14, 5:00 p.m. Join Head Start parents, teachers and students for an astronomy night at the Mars Science Center. Stay tuned for opportunities to help Wheaton host a children's concert with the Music Department. For a comprehensive description of ways you can get more involved in Wheaton's partnerships with Norton Public School and Head Start, please visit the Wheaton Tutoring Outreach page or contact Cassie Peltola in the SSSR office.
Food and Friends Soup Kitchen Cooking Night - April 22, 2:00-4:30 p.m. Each month, a club, theme house, team -- or a group of dedicated staff members -- cook a healthy meal for 90+ soup kitchen guests. Pots, pans, recipes, groceries and on-campus kitchen provided.
Cupboard of Kindness - April 24, 2:00-4:30 p.m. A few volunteers are needed to help spruce up the Norton food pantry with a new coat of paint. Cupboard of Kindness also needs ongoing volunteers to assist with the distribution of food on the first and third Monday of every month from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Donations of canned fruit, peanut butter, coffee, and other non-perishable food products, as well as personal care items and detergents.
Norton Library Park Spring clean up - April 24, 2:00-4:30 p.m. Join Professor Emeritus Herb Ellison to clean up after old man winter and get this Norton gem ready for the summer reading season.
Norton Reservoir Bank clean-up - April 25, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Students and staff will be cleaning up the banks of the Norton reservoir with our partners from Norton Land Preservation Society and Norton Parks and Recreation. This is not a job for the feint of heart, but students loved the sense of satisfaction they experienced at the Fall clean-up and asked for more.
Give and Go - May 11-22, 10a.m.- 6p.m. (extended hours the day of the sale) Give and Go is our annual yard sale which is in its fifth year. The yard sale is made up of items that students leave behind and generous donations from faculty and staff. Volunteers take part in helping us prepare for the sale. Some of the important tasks include cleaning, sorting, merchandising, and pricing items. The popular First Dibs policy returns if you volunteer for a minimum of two shifts. The shifts are two hours. Also, you can designate your total volunteer hours to one of our community partners. If interested or would like more information, please contact our office @ email@example.com
Greater Boston Food Bank - Sept 12 , 8:15 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Transportation provided. GBFB provides food for local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters throughout southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island. In just one shift, Wheaton volunteers salvage and sort enough food to feed a family of four for one year. Transportation provided. Can't join us? A small financial contribution goes a long way. GBFB buys in bulk, so every dollar they spend buys $4 worth of food.
Interested in hunger awareness? Education or child literacy? Working with animals? Wheaton partners with many organizations in the community. Click our "Community Partners" page using the link on the right of your screen to find out more about which organizations we recommend you get involved with.
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