2020 Alumni Global Days of Service Project Schedule

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NEW YORK

BINGHAMTON

Pet Project T-Shirt Drive  

Wednesday, April 1 to Wednesday, April 15

Locations: Use any drop off bin at the Alumni Center (Old O’Connor Hall), West Gym Lobby, Center for Civic Engagement, University Downtown Center, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Volunteer Captain: Megan Borovicka

What will I be doing? We are collecting donations of old T-shirts to make into dog tug toys. Donate an old shirt and receive a complimentary new Alumni Global Days of Service shirt! Be sure to sign the sheet at the dropoff location so we can send you a T-shirt.

Knock, Knock, Give A Sock  

Monday, April 13 to Sunday, April 26

Locations: Use any drop off bin at the Alumni Center (Old O’Connor Hall), West Gym Lobby, Center for Civic Engagement (UU-137), Harpur Edge (LN-1105), University Downtown Center, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Visions Federal Credit Union Headquarters (3301 Country Club Rd., Endwell)

Volunteer Captain: Megan Borovicka

What will I be doing? We are collecting donations of new or gently used socks to give to homeless shelters. Donate a pair of socks and receive a complimentary new Alumni Global Days of Service shirt! Be sure to sign the sheet at the dropoff location so we can send you a T-shirt.

BURA Food and Supply Drive for CHOW  

Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Les Wagner Rowing Center, Hiawatha Island Boat Club, 3348 NY State Route 17C, Owego

Volunteer Captain: Victoria Kramer

Co-captain: Rebecca Schwartz ’15 

What will I be doing?  During the Busfield Regatta, the Binghamton University Rowing Association (BURA) will collect nonperishable goods and personal hygiene products to donate to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) and its Helping Out People in Emergencies (HOPE) program. Donation boxes will be in the boathouse.

What should I bring? Donations of nonperishable goods and personal hygiene products

Site accessible by: Free parking

PwC Scholars Community Service Week*  

Sunday, April 19 to Friday, April 24, from noon to 5 p.m.

Location: American Civic Association, 131 Front St., Binghamton

Volunteer Captain: Alexandra Reksten Minimum age: 16

Co-captain: Dina Layish '01

What will I be doing? Enhancing the American Civic Association facilities to increase utility for the entire multicultural community.Minimum age: 16

What should I wear? PwC T-shirts

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking. Site is not accessible to people with disabilities.
*Project only open to PwC students and alumni.

Heroes Comfort Kit Collection Drive

Monday, April 20 to Thursday, April 30

Location: Binghamton University Alumni Center, Old O'Connor Hall

Volunteer Captain: Steve Seepersaud  

What will I be doing? As part of its ongoing Service to the Armed Forces outreach, the American Red Cross provides comfort kits to military heroes with simple personal care items that many of us take for granted. Donations of the following items will be accepted at the Alumni Center April 15-19: toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, combs and gum. Donated items must be trial size.  

Clothes for Working Women Collection

Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26

Location: TBD

Volunteer Captain: Marcia Steinbrecher '90

What will I be doing? Local alumni women will donate gently used professional clothing to a local charity.

Minimum age: 18

Pet Project  

Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: University Union, Room 111

Volunteer Captain: Megan Borovicka 

What will I be doing? Making simple dog and cat toys to donate to shelters.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, paid parking

Relay For Life  

Friday, April 24, at 4 p.m.

Location: Binghamton University Events Center

Volunteer Captain: Megan Borovicka 

What will I be doing? Register and join Team AGDS 2020! If you are already a part of another Relay for Life team, stop by our table and check in with us to still be counted as a participant in Global Days of Service to receive complimentary swag.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, paid parking.

Binghamton University Women Memorial Courtyard Spring Maintenance*

Friday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon (rain date: Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon)

Location: Binghamton University Memorial Courtyard

Volunteer Captain: Melinda Holicky

Co-Captains: Michelle Gardner, MS '19 and Nancy Wolf '90, MS '93 

What will I be doing? The Memorial Courtyard is dedicated to the memory of the 15 alumni who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Over time, new memorials have been added as it has become the campus destination for remembrance. Volunteers will weed and mulch the garden beds to ready this special contemplative space for spring. All Binghamton University Women members are welcome; you do not have to be an alumna!

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear/bring? Gardening attire, clothes that can get dirty, boots. Bring your work gloves, leaf rakes, garden rakes, hand clippers and spades for digging weeds.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, paid parking.
*Project only open to members of Binghamton University Women.

Mom's House Outdoor Spring Cleanup 

Friday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Mom's House, 770 Harry L. Dr., Johnson City

Volunteer Captain: Mary Zervos '86

What will I be doing? Mom's House greatly appreciates help cleaning windows, and raking and sweeping the yard, children's play area and driveway.

What should I wear? Jeans, sweatshirt, sneakers

Site accessible by: Free parking

Homeless Kits 

Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to noon

Location:  YWCA 80 Hawley St., Binghamton

Volunteer Captain: Lynne Esquivel '93, MPA '96

What will I be doing? Homeless kit drawstring bags will be provided and we need volunteers to collect chapstick, men and women's socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, brushes or combs, soft granola bars, water, bars of soap or body wash to fill up kits that will be distributed by an Outreach Worker.

What should I bring? Donated supplies: ask dentist offices, hotels, neighbors, agencies or businesses for donations of needed items ahead of the April 24 event.

Minimum age:16

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking, paid parking

Zoo Cleanup 

Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, 60 Morgan Rd., Binghamton

Volunteer Captain: Ryan Yarosh '02, MPA '09  

What will I be doing? The zoo's grounds are kept beautiful and healthy largely due to the efforts of volunteers. Join us for a day of volunteering at America's fifth oldest zoo.

Minimum age: 16

What should I wear/bring? Casual clothing and energy!

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking

Play Day at the Broome County Dog Shelter

Friday, April 24, timeslots between the hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Broome County Dog Shelter, 110 Cutler Pond Rd., Binghamton

Volunteer Captain: Mikala King Ferry ’14, MS ’15

Co-captain: Brianna King Richetti ’11, MS ’13   

What will I be doing? The Broome County Dog Shelter houses and provides care to stray and surrendered dogs within our community, and works diligently to match adoptable dogs with loving, caring families. Help make a shelter dog's day a little brighter. Volunteers will be asked to indicate their activity preferences and availability and will then be matched with a time slot and role for the day.

What should I wear? Clothes and sneakers that can get dirty. Layers (you may be outside) and Bearcat attire are encouraged.

Minimum age: 18

Site accessible by: Free parking. Site is not accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Broome County Humane Society Cleanup 

Saturday, April 25, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Location: Broome County Humane Society, 167 Conklin Ave., Binghamton

Volunteer Captain: Kaitlin Maynard ’12 

Co-captain: Elise Thornley ‘12  

What will I be doing? The Broome County Humane Society provides care for homeless animals, as well as pets in our community. Let's take this opportunity to thank them for their service by assisting in cleaning their facilities. 

Minimum age: 10

What should I wear/bring? Comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Gloves or masks, if desired.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking

Discovery Center Story Garden Spring Cleanup

Saturday, April 25, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Location: Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, 60 Morgan Rd., Binghamton

Volunteer Captain: Kyle Nedlik '14

What will I be doing? The Discovery Center is an interactive children's museum in Binghamton, which features more than 25 themed play-and-learn exhibits, and an outdoor story garden. Our group aid in the spring cleanup of the story garden, which includes mulching the playground, preparing the garden for planting for the upcoming summer, tilling soil, planting grass, cleaning books and other playground features, and a general cleanup of the premises.

Minimum age: 10

What should I wear/bring? Jeans, rugged footwear, weather-appropriate outerwear. Work/gardening gloves or sunscreen, if desired.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking

Broome County Public Library Spring Cleaning 

Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Broome County Public Library, 185 Court St., Binghamton

Volunteer Captain: Susan Pitely ‘01 

Co-captain: JoAnne Hanrahan

What will I be doing? In conjunction with Library Week, we will be spring cleaning in meeting rooms, children's area, and the arts and crafts area (maker space).

Minimum age: 10

What should I wear/bring? Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Gloves, if desired.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking

Binghamton University Nature Preserve 

Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Meet at main entrance of Binghamton University Nature Preserve

Volunteer Captain: Dylan Horvath 

What will I be doing? Digging to create water trenches. Please note: you will be walking a fairly long distance to get up in the hills of the preserve for this project. The preserve may be muddy at this time of year.

Minimum age: 10

What should I wear/bring? Clothes for working outside, and that you are fine with getting dirty. If you would like to bring gloves, shovels, etc., that is fine, but not required.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, paid parking

Nuthatch Hollow Trail

Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Meet at main entrance of Binghamton University Nature Preserve

Volunteer Captain: Dylan Horvath 

What will I be doing? Helping build a wheelchair accessible trail. Please note: terrain may be muddy at this time of year.

Minimum age: 10

What should I wear/bring? Clothes for working outside, and that you are fine with getting dirty. If you would like to bring gloves, shovels, etc., that is fine, but not required.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, paid parking

VINES Urban Farm Workday

Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 16 Tudor St., Binghamton

Volunteer Captain: Kyle Rittenburg

What will I be doing? The Binghamton Urban Farm is a working production and educational farm that provides produce to the Binghamton area through its CSA and at Binghamton's Downtown Farmers Market. Volunteers tasks will include planting, weeding, moving soil and compost, as well as other tasks related to farm maintenance and field preparations.

What should I wear? Outdoor work attire 

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking

Campus Preschool Outdoor Cleanup

Saturday, April 25, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Location:Binghamton University Campus Preschool (behind East Gym)

Volunteer Captain: Jennifer Bishop ’03

What will I be doing? Playground cleanup and spreading diatomaceous earth.

What should I wear/bring? Old clothes, work gloves, and a rake (if possible)

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking

Science I Garden Workday  

Saturday, April 25, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Location:Science I Courtyard

Volunteer Captain:
Michael Lam '18 

Co-captain: Jason Li

What will I be doing? Volunteers will assist with clearing weeds, turning the garden beds and prepping the beds for planting. The primary purpose of the Binghamton University Garden Society (BUGS) is to create and maintain a garden space on campus to facilitate the production of edible greens and vegetables while promoting educational experiences for students interested in gardening, farming and landscaping. It is also an outlet for those looking for physical activities as a form of relaxation.

What should I wear/bring? Clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Water bottles, gardening gloves (if you do not have them, we will provide), sunglasses, hat

Minimum age: 13

Every Dog's Dream Supply Drive and Cat Play Wall Units 

Sunday, April 26, from noon to 3 p.m.
Supplies or donations can be dropped off prior to April 26 at the Binghamton University ITS Help Desk 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday or Shops of 607 in the Oakdale Mall April 1-26.


Location: Petco 420 Harry L Dr., Johnson City

Volunteer Captain: Genevieve Vallerga '02  

Co-Captain: Casey Parker '10

What will I be doing? We'll be having a supply in April. Supplies needed are paper towels, laundry soap, Purina dog chow and Purina cat chow, KMR kitten milk replacer, Odoban cleaner, bleach, glass cleaner, and soft blankets for dog and cat rooms. Monetary donations are also welcome. We will also be making wall unit play shelves (date TBD) for cat rooms and installing the units at Petco April 26, when we bring in what we collected during our supply drive.



BRONX

Wildlife Conservation Society Run For The Wild at The Bronx Zoo

Saturday, April 25, from 6 a.m. to noon

Location: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx

Volunteer Captain: Colleen Esposito ’04  

What will I be doing? This event is geared to raise money for endangered animals. This year, we are focusing on rhinos. This is both a competitive run and a family fun run, and a day filled with activities, many of which are educational. There are numerous volunteer positions available ranging from assisting with check in, breakfast distribution, distributing ID bands for beer tent, T-shirt distribution and incentives distribution.

What should I wear? Comfortable, breathable clothes to move in.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking for volunteers



DUTCHESS COUNTY

Sherwood Flower Garden

Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Location: 67 Sherwood Heights, Wappingers Falls

Volunteer Captain: Dina Carreras-Menzie ’93

What will I be doing?  Working with Abilities First, we'll assist a group of young women with intellectual disabilities plant a flower garden with landscaping in their front yard.

What should I wear/bring? Garden/landscaping work clothes. Flower bed donations are optional. Rakes, shovels, hoes, garden gloves, if you'd like.  

Minimum age: 10

Site accessible by: Free parking



MANHATTAN

Birthday with a Cause 

Sunday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 1481 Madison Ave., Manhattan

Volunteer Captain: Felipe Ayala Jr. '97 

What will I be doing? Donating blood or supporting the blood drive by helping at registration or in the snack area. Register to donate blood.

Minimum age: 18 

Site accessible by: Street parking

PurpleStride 2020 Walk 

Saturday, April 25, from 6 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Seaport District NYC, 89 South St., Manhattan

Volunteer Captain: Lance Herman '83 

Co-captain: Neal Roher '80

What will I be doing? Purple Stride is the PanCAN annual fundraising event. It is a two-mile walk to raise funds and awareness about pancreatic cancer. Volunteers will man registration tables and food stations, and marshal participants on the walk.

What should I wear? Comfortable, casual clothing and shoes 

Site accessible by: Public transportation, paid parking

Mentoring Underserved NYC High School Students (sponsored by The Binghamton Marketing Collective) 

Saturday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: 120 Broadway, Suite 1016, Manhattan

Volunteer Captain:  Andrew Horowitz '15 

Co-captain: Armand Khatri '09

What will I be doing?  Futures and Options, established in 1995, is a nonprofit organization that empowers New York City's underserved youth to explore careers through career development and paid, mentored internships. Volunteers will be pre-screening high school students for the organization's prestigious internship program which provides students with access to more than 160 corporations, nonprofits and government agencies. If you enjoy working with ambitious students and helping them develop their professional skills, this is a great opportunity. 

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Neat casual clothes; no athletic pants or shoes.

Site accessible by: Public transportation

Hudson River Park Green Team - Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Hudson River Park (exact meeting spot at park TBD)

Volunteer Captain: Tobin Kent '15

What will I be doing? Projects include removal of non-native and invasive species, debris collection, cleanup of boardwalk perennial beds, improving garden aesthetics through pruning, cutback and raking.

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Long pants, boots, sunglasses 

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking, paid parking

Design on a Dime with the School of Management Young Alumni Advisory Board

Saturday, April 25, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Location: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18 St., Manhattan (volunteer entrance is at 110 W. 19 St.)

Volunteer Captain: Andrea Cioffi '14

What will I be doing? Design on a Dime, founded in 2004 by designer James Huniford, challenges interior designers to create unique room vignettes curated with donated merchandise from well-known home decor brands and artists. All merchandise in these one-of-a-kind rooms is then sold at charitable prices to design-savvy attendees. As the sales wind down, clean-up and clear out begins! Volunteers will help with organizing and loading out merchandise, and emptying the event space.

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Casual clothes and closed-toed shoes. 

Site accessible by: Public transportation, street parking.

Track and Field Practice with Special Olympics of New York

Sunday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon

Location: Riverside Park at West 72nd Street, Manhattan

Volunteer Captain: Adam Zahn '10 

What will I be doing? After pairing the volunteers with athletes, we start practice by stretching. Then, we spend our morning supporting the athletes (ages 6-73) while they practice multiple track and field Skills. This event is family and pet friendly.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking

What should I wear?
Athletic, comfortable attire

Food Is Medicine: God's Love We Deliver 

Sunday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 166 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan

Volunteer Captain: Lindsay Kennedy '03 

What will I be doing? Assisting chefs in the kitchen with meal prep. All work at God's Love is done to support the mission of getting nutritious, medically-tailored meals to people with life-altering illnesses.

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Shirts with sleeves, closed-toed shoes and pants/skirts that cover the knees. Watches, rings and dangling earrings must be removed prior to entering the kitchen. These and other valuables can be stored in lockers in the God's Love volunteer lounge. Hair nets will be provided, but volunteers can bring hats. 

Site accessible by: Public transportation

Big Swim, Big Kick 

Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Location: Asphalt Green, 1750 York Ave., Manhattan (between 91st and 92nd streets)

Volunteer Captain:  Pat Saunders ’65 

What will I be doing?  Volunteers will help children between ages 6-10 participate in a swim race in the Olympic-size pool. They will work on the pool deck. Approximately 500 children will participate. AG is a few blocks from the Q train and the 86th Street Crosstown bus stops across the street. Olympic swimming medalist Elizabeth Beisel will be on deck. Each volunteer will receive a free guest pass to Asphalt Green.

What should I wear? Shorts and T-shirt. Volunteers must wear an Asphalt Green T-shirt, which will be provided.

Site accessible by: Public transportation. Paid parking

Year Up - Speed Networking

Thursday, May 7, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Location: BMCC Year Up, Fiterman Hall, 245 Greenwich St.

Volunteer Captain: Dana Kuperman ’91 

What will I be doing? Year Up is a national non-profit helping young adults (18-24 years old) begin careers in business, finance and technology. Students are highly motivated and enroll in Year Up's year-long technical and professional development program divided into a six-month “learning and development” phase, and an intensive six-month corporate internship. Volunteers will participate in a speed networking event to help the young adults hone their elevator pitch and learn to navigate conversations with professionals as they prepare for internships. 

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Business professional attire 

Site accessible by: Public transportation



QUEENS

Special Education Preschool Mural

Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 27-07 8th Street, Astoria

Volunteer Captain: Ian Gray ’06  

What will I be doing? We will be painting a The Rainbow Fish themed mural in the gym used for recreation and physical therapy.

Minimum age: 16

What should I wear? Comfortable, casual clothes for painting

Site accessible by: Public transportation, on-street parking

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Cleanup

Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (corner of Richland Avenue and 209th Street), Hollis Hills

Volunteer Captain: Matt Symons ’93  

What will I be doing? Picking up litter along a stretch of walking path.

What should I wear? Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat to protect against sun.

Site accessible by: Free parking in surrounding neighborhood



ROCHESTER

Center for Youth Volunteering

Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m.to noon

Location: Registrants will receive an email with the site address near South Wedge

Volunteer Captain: Caitlin L. Smith ’03  

What will I be doing? We will be doing spring clean-up at the New Beginnings House, a homeless shelter run by the Center for Youth. This house serves young men who are attending the New Beginnings school, taking vocational training, or seeking a job. We will be doing some yard work and porch clean up (there are three enclosed porches). If we have volunteers with experience painting, they may also help with painting one of the bedrooms at the New Beginnings House.

Minimum age: 16

What should I wear/bring? Dress for the weather as we may be outside. Closed-toe shoes. Gardening tools and gloves, if you have them. 

Site accessible by: Street parking



ROCKLAND COUNTY

Binghamton Alumni Care about Rockland's Food Insecure

Sunday, April 19, from noon to 2 p.m.

Location: 121 W. Nyack Rd., Nanuet

Volunteer Captain: Robert Pitkofsky '98

What will I be doing?  Working with People to People, we'll be organizing the pantry items, filling orders and stocking shelves in food pantry.

What should I wear? Comfortable clothing  

Minimum age: 10 

Site accessible by: Free parking



SARATOGA SPRINGS

Bikeatoga Workshope

Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location:  241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs (in the basement of The Church of St. Peter - access from parking lot off Hamilton Street)

Volunteer Captain: Judy Kahn '11

Co-captain: Brian Andrews '10

What will I be doing?  Bike cleaning, working in workshop and helping prepare bikes for the Kids Bike Giveaway.

What should I wear? Comfortable clothing  

Minimum age: 13 

Site accessible by: Free parking



SUFFOLK COUNTY

Long Island National Cemetery Spring Beautification

Sunday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location:
 2040 Wellwood Ave., Farmingdale

Volunteer Captain: Laurence Stein '88  

What will I be doing? Long Island National Cemetery serves as the final resting place to more than 350,000 service members and their family members. It is on the National Register of Historical Places and contains veterans of every U.S. conflict from the Civil War to the conflicts of our present day as well as numerous foreign POW, veterans of allies and unidentified soldiers and victims of conflicts. The cemetery is a beautiful location and we usually beautify the entry and visitor areas. As in prior years, we’ll be assisting the staff with spring cleaning, including mulching and light planting of flowers and any similar tasks. In the past, family members have thanked us for what we are doing. The staff is very appreciative of our efforts as they often cannot complete these tasks themselves and use their limited funding to hire others when needed.

What should I wear? Work clothing suitable for raking or mulching and planting. Light gloves are useful. Light refreshments and most of the needed equipment will be provided.

Minimum Age: 10 (with responsible adult)

Site accessible by: Free parking

Mobile Pantry Packing

Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: 10 David's Lane, Hauppauge

Volunteer Captain: Barbara Fisher ’82

Co-captain: Lauren Warmbrand ‘16 

What will I be doing? LI Cares is a non-profit organization that provides food to people in need. We'll work together to sort and pack food and personal items for distribution.

What should I wear? Wear comfortable, casual clothing in layers.

Minimum age: 16 

Site accessible by: Free parking



WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Pitch in for Parks with the Westchester County Parks Foundation

Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, April 26 at same time)

Location: Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Ave., Croton-On-Hudson

Volunteer Captain: Stefani DiBuono ’11 

What will I be doing? Volunteers will paint, rake, prepare and plant flower beds, clear trails and shorelines, restore wildlife habitats and remove invasive vines from trees.

What should I wear/bring? Comfortable clothing and sneakers that you don't mind getting a bit dirty, work gloves and water. 

Volunteers will meet at the main pavilion in the back parking lot. When you sign up, please also sign up individually on the Pitch in for Parks Eventbrite page and select Croton Point Park.

Field Day with Cottage School Kids

Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Pleasantville Cottage School, 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville

Volunteer Captain: Gary Kibel '90, MBA '92 

What will I be doing? The Cottage School is a well-known residential treatment facility for children ages 7-21, providing treatment for more than 100 years to children with behavioral and cognitive difficulties and emotional and social challenges. We will spend the day playing games outside with kids of various needs. We will then have a pizza party with the kids and perhaps some indoor games. These children crave the interaction with volunteers and it brightens their day when people take the time to come to their campus and visit. Last year's day was extremely rewarding for both the volunteers and the children.

What should I wear? Casual, comfortable play clothes. 

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

Site accessible by: Free parking



D.C. METRO

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Assembling Grocery Bags for Seniors

Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington

Volunteer Captain: Christina Ritter '99

What will I be doing? Bagging groceries for delivery to area senior citizens.

What should I wear? Comfortable/casual clothing.

A Wider Circle Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program

Saturday, April 4, from noon to 3 p.m.

Location: 9159 Brookville Rd., Silver Spring, Md.

Volunteer Captain: Christina Ritter '99

What will I be doing? The Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program, A Wider Circle's largest program, provides beds, dressers, tables, chairs, dishes, pots, pans and other large and small home goods to families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence or otherwise living without their basic need items. Our group would be volunteering in the showroom, organizing donated items and assisting clients with selecting items for their new homes.

What should I wear? Casual, but professional, clothing with closed-toe shoes.

Site accessible by: Free parking at Woodlin Elementary School at 2101 Luzerne Ave.



FLORIDA

BOCA RATON

Boca Helping Hands

Saturday, April 25, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton

Volunteer Captain: Sean Lebowitz '04

What will I be doing? Assisting the organization by preparing meals in the kitchen, helping clients in the food center and packing items in the warehouse.

What should I wear?  Comfortable clothing; no tank tops and you must wear closed-toed shoes. Wear a baseball hat or tie long hair back. 

Minimum age: 18 

Site accessible by: Limited free parking. Site is not accessible to individuals with disabilities.



ILLINOIS

CHICAGO

Lakeview Pantry: Feed the Hungry 

Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Lakeview Pantry, 3945 N. Sheridan, Chicago

Site Leader:  Francesca Bullerman '04 

What will I be doing? Helping distribute food to clients, stock shelves, unload deliveries, sort donations and other jobs.

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing

Site accessible by: Public transportation



MARYLAND

BALTIMORE

The Magic Yarn Project 

Sunday, April 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Jo-Ann Fabrics, 6161 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia

Volunteer Captain: Brittany Harrison '10 

What will I be doing? Join the Baltimore Chapter of The Magic Yarn Project as we assemble soft yarn wigs for children battling cancer and other medical hair loss. Wigs are created in the style of Disney princesses and distributed for free to local hospitals.

What should I wear/bring? Comfortable/casual clothing. All wigs are created 100% with donations; please consider bringing a donation of soft yarn to be used at a future workshop so we may continue to provide these wigs free of charge.



NEVADA

RENO

Work Day on the Farm 

Monday, April 27, from noon to 4 p.m.

Location: 1700 E. Second St., Reno

Volunteer Captain: Corrie Polikoff '12

What will I be doing?  Urban Roots is a Reno-based nonprofit that strives to change the way children eat and learn through garden-based education. Urban Roots is founded on the idea that the garden is a powerful tool for improving academic instruction, developing healthy habits, and sowing a respect for the environment. In order to realize our mission of growing healthy minds, bodies, and communities, we provide school and garden-based opportunities for teachers, students, families, and partnering organizations. Volunteers will be participating in a Work Day at the Urban Roots Teaching Farm, including planting, weeding and other tasks. 

What should I wear? Closed-toed shoes, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking



NEW JERSEY

DOVER

Spruce up for Preschoolers

Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: El Primer Paso, Ltd., 29 Segur St., Dover

Volunteer Captain:  Juan Casiano '74

Co-captain: Kathleen Casiano '73

What will I be doing? Plant flowers, light touch-up of exterior window trim and columns. General sprucing outside the preschool building.

What should I wear? Jeans, clothes for working outside.

Minimum age: 13

Site accessible by: Free parking

JERSEY CITY

Liberty Humane Society

Sunday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: 235 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City

Volunteer Captain: Simone Sterling '98  

What will I be doing? Cleaning, organizing and assisting the shelter with general cleaning duties.

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty 

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking. Site is not accessible to individuals with disabilities.



NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE

Food Bank New Mexcio

Saturday, April 25, from 8 to 11 a.m.

Location: 5840 Office Blvd. NE, Albuquerque

Volunteer Captain: Joseph Weiss ’96  

What will I be doing? Sort food in warehouse for distribution to needy and hungry families in New Mexico.

Minimum age: 10

What should I wear? Comfortable clothes and sneakers 

Site accessible by: Free parking



NORTH CAROLINA

CHARLOTTE

Richard Sheltra Run 

Saturday, April 25, from 6 to 11 a.m.

Location: Belle Johnston Community Center 1000 Johnston Dr., Pineville  

Volunteer Captain: Brady Drummond-Ryan ’79

Co-captain: Diana Weber '13

What will I be doing? Volunteers are needed to staff water tables at various junctions along the race routes. You can also sign up to run the 5K or 3K races.

What should I wear? Workout wear, such as shorts and a T-shirt. Wear a hat or sunglasses, if desired.

Site accessible by: Free parking

Crisis Assistance Ministry 

Saturday, April 25, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Location: 500-A Spratt St., Charlotte  

Volunteer Captain: Diana Weber '13

Co-captain: Matt Correa '15

What will I be doing? Help in Free Store production area to receive, inspect and repair donated items; size and hang clothing; and stock the store which serves an average of 80 families per day with essentials free of charge. Volunteers in this role make it possible for families to shop free of charge for clothing and household goods.

Minimum age: 13 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear/bring? Comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. It is recommended that you bring a bottle of water. Secure any valuables, purses, backpacks, etc., in your car prior to volunteering. 

Site accessible by: Free parking



PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA

Share Food Program 

Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: 2901 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia

Volunteer Captain: Jennifer Gay '01 

Co-captain: Katie Law '96

What will I be doing? Our team will work with the Share Food Program www.sharefoodprogram.org on various warehouse tasks such as packing, sorting, organizing and preparing orders. Share first opened in 1986, part of a national network of Shares dedicated to expanding community access to wholesome, affordable food. 

Minimum age: 13 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Warm clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and closed-toe shoes.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking



TENNESEE

NASHVILLE

ThriftSmart 

Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: 4890 Nolensville Rd., Nashville

Volunteer Captain: Karen Hassett ’87

What will I be doing?  We will be working to help this awesome, large-scale thrift shop manage inventory. All ThriftSmart proceeds go to local charities. 

Minimum age: 16 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? T-shirts, jeans, shorts.

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking



INTERNATIONAL

INDIA

Dream a Renewable World

Friday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India (site address TBD)

Volunteer Captain: Guruprasad Srinivasan ’11   

Co-Captain: Divya Parashar

What will I be doing? Workshop 100% renewable

What should I wear? Casual clothing

Minimum age: 18



MALAYSIA

Free Tree Society Kuala Lumpur

Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Jalan Limau Purut, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Volunteer Captain: Norhayati Hussein '91, MS '92

Co-captain: Hon Yuen Leong ’92

What will I be doing? A Free Tree Society freetreesociety.org team leader will lead volunteers through an introduction to the Free Tree Society, a tour of Bangsar Nursery, biodiversity talk, environmental solutions talk, planting workshop and nursery management.

What should I wear? Gardening attire

Site accessible by: Public transportation, free parking



TURKEY

Ustunuze Afiyet: Second-Hand Barter Bazaar and Salvaged Meals

Saturday, April 25, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Location: Eskisehir Tepebasi Belediyes - exact site TBD

Volunteer Captain: Çaglar Yenilmez ’14

Co-captain: Esgi Gedik Gunes ‘11

What will I be doing? This project aims to raise awareness for the consumption habits of young people and prompts youngsters to question unnecessary need. Together, we'll discover how we can utilize the old stuff (e.g., clothes, technologic devices) that takes up space in our environment. Upcycling and recycling.

What should I wear? Casual clothing

Minimum Age: 18

Site accessible by: Public transportation