Sponsored by:
Cambridge Savings Bank
City of Newton
NewtonSERVES
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A Day of Community Service
A project of Newton Community Pride, Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs
and the Newton Parks and Recreation Department

Sunday April 27, 2014
9am — 4pm
Rain or Shine
Morning, Afternoon and All Day Projects

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See Photos from NewtonSERVES 2012, NewtonSERVES 2011.
More photos are on our Facebook page.

NewtonSERVES—A Day of Community Service is the kickoff for NewtonSERVES Volunteer Week. Mayor Setti D. Warren is encouraging religious organizations, schools and non-profits to identify service projects that need volunteers. He is also asking citizens, businesses and civic organizations to volunteer and make a difference in the community.

There are lots of ways that you can volunteer including: donating food to the local food pantries, delivering meals to a sick neighbor or friend, tutoring a child, picking up litter in your neighborhood, donating blood at your local Red Cross, or volunteering on Sunday April 27 for the Day of Community Service.

VOLUNTEER: Register online

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NewtonSERVES 2013 Planning Committee

Photography: Margaret Ford

Projects and Volunteers: Janet Razulis

School Coordinator: Sue Flicop

Fundraising Co-Chair: Ald. Vicki Danberg

Fundraising Co-Chair: Sharon Stout

Public Relations: Hilary Bialek

Website Development: Tom Boyd

Graphic Design: Ellen Fisher, West Farm Arts

Planning Committee Members

John Arduino Ana Gonzalez
Nancy Arduino Cynthia Pearlstein
Hilary Bialek Stan Pearlstein
Tom Boyd Linda Plaut
Ald. Vicki Danberg Janet Razulis
Ellen Fisher Jeannie Smith
Sue Flicop Sharon Stout
Margaret Ford  

WHAT is NewtonSERVES?

NewtonSERVES is a Day of Community Service that brings together over 1,000 volunteers of all ages to complete more than 50 community projects for the benefit of numerous non-profit organizations and City of Newton departments. Volunteers work in teams on morning, afternoon or all day projects throughout the city, such as cleaning up parks, planting gardens, building and painting school bookshelves, spring cleaning at non-profit organizations and helping senior citizens. By enhancing the City of Newton's sense of community, NewtonSERVES helps to foster a culture of year-round volunteerism.

WHO can participate?

  • Individuals • Families
  • Students (ages 8 and up)
  • Young Adults • Senior Citizens
  • Corporations & Businesses
  • Neighbors

WHY volunteer with NewtonSERVES?

  • Make a difference in your own community
  • Meet new people
  • Discover a new part of Newton
  • Develop your teamwork and leadership skills
  • Make Newton a better place in which to live, work, learn and play
  • Give back
  • Get a free t-shirt and food
  • It’s fun!

Schedule of Events
at Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue (map)

Advanced Registration is preferred

8:30 – 9:00am Registration at City Hall for people who have not yet registered.
9:00am Opening Ceremonies: Pick up free coffee, breakfast munchies, and help kick off NewtonSERVES 2014! (Optional)
9:30am Project sites: Volunteers participating in all or half day projects should go to assigned Project Sites.
12:00 – 12:30pm Registration for people who have not yet registered for afternoon projects.
12:30pm Afternoon Project Sites: Volunteers participating in afternoon projects should arrive at their assigned project sites.
3:30 – 4:15pm
Cabots Ice Cream
Closing Celebration: Return to Newton City Hall War Memorial Auditorium for Ice Cream Sundaes as a thanks for all your hard work. Ice cream generously donated by Cabot's Ice Cream.

How do I volunteer for NewtonSERVES?
Please register before April 25 to be assigned to the project you want & receive important information! Everyone must complete and submit a release form before going to the project site.

REGISTER ON-LINE

Already registered but need the consent form? Download it here.

Teams can be formed by neighbors, friends, families, churches, synagogues, schools, businesses, clubs, and more!

  • You can register as an individual, family (kids ages 8 & up) or as a Team.
  • If you have kids under age 8, be sure each has supervision!
  • Remember to sign a release form.

More Information: email: NewtonSERVES@newtoncommunitypride.org or call 617 796-1540.

How do I submit my project to NewtonSERVES?
Do you have a project that you would like to be part of NewtonSERVES?

  • Each project must be organized by a NEWTON non-profit, community service agency, city department, or a group of citizens (e.g., neighbors cleaning up a park). Sorry, no businesses or political action groups.
  • As the project leader, you will be responsible for organizing and directing the project activities.
  • Complete and submit your project application no later than Friday April 19.
  • Project leader must agree to the Project Partner Agreement. Download the Project Partner Agreement (pdf), fill out and mail to NewtonSERVES.

Register your project on-line. On-Line project registration is preferred.

More Information: email: NewtonSERVES@newtoncommunitypride.org or call 617 796-1540.

Thanks to the following sponsors for their generous contributions to NewtonSERVES
See the complete list of sponsors

Cambridge Savings Bank

Platinum Sponsor
Rockland Trust
Silver Sponsor

Cambridge Savings Bank
Sustaining Sponsors
First Commons Bank Whole Foods Whole Foods Carvalho & Roth Carvalho & Roth