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Hi Boston Alums,

After looking at the preliminary results of the Boston Alums survey, we are on a mission to bring you more opportunities to serve and the chance to socialize with fellow Alums!

As you’ve probably heard by now, Americorps Week is coming up on May 9th– 16th. So here in Boston we are challenging all of the Alums to take the Americorps Week Challenge, and volunteer at least 1 hour between now and May 16th.

Listed below are volunteer opportunities to help you find a place to complete your hour! Boston Shines is THIS Saturday and we are looking for alums to volunteer with the Americorps Alums group.

We’ll conclude Americorps Week by having a social at An Tain in the Financial District. That will be May 16th at 7pm. The address is 31 India St (between Commercial St and Custom House Street) Boston, MA 02110.

Finally, if you have not yet filled out the Boston Alums survey, please take 10 minutes to give us your opinions and thoughts on the Chapter. You can take the survey here at: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228X447Q2G5

We hope to see you there!

Scheduled Volunteer Opportunities:

Boston Shines

April 25th from 10am to 2pm. Boston Shines is the Mayor’s annual neighborhood cleanup. A group of alums will all be assigned to the same project and will be meeting at the visitor center at Boston Common at 9:45am. To sign up email mohms2389@yahoo.com or call 816-203-9716. Afterwards, drinks at The Beantown Pub.

Charles River Cleanup

April 25th from 9am-12pm. They have both drop-in sites, and sites where you need to sign up in advance. Go to http://www.crwa.org/cleanup.html for more information.

Walk for Hunger

May 3rd –There will be a group of Alums volunteering at this event in the afternoon. If you are interested in joining us, please email us at americorpsalumsboston@gmail.com

Union Square Cleanup (through Single Volunteers Boston)

May 9th from 10am to 2pm. Revitalize Union Square in Somerville by planting flowers and picking up trash. To signup email svbcleanup@yahoo.com. Note: You must be single to attend this event.

Walk in Volunteer Opportunities:

Bikes Not Bombs

Bikes Not Bombs works to recycle bikes and promote bicycle transportation as an alternative to environmental destruction. Every Wednesday drop in between 7pm and 10pm to help out. No experience required. For more info contact Jeremy Hanson at jeremy@bikesnotbombs.org or 617-522-0222.

Cradles to Crayons

Located in Quincy, this organization provides kids with the necessities to be safe and ready to learn. Sign up online and then show up and volunteer. Volunteers will help sort donations, and put together specific kits for individual children. Available times are Tuesday- Friday 10am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm, 2nd and 4th Tuesday Nights 5:30-8:30pm

http://cradlestocrayons.org/2/component/option,com_performs/Itemid,113/

Greater Boston Food Bank

Help sort food for the hungry. Fill out the volunteer application form online (http://www.gbfb.org/volunteer/INDapply.cfm and then you can volunteer as an individual on any of their Saturday shifts. Sat Mornings: 9:30-12 and Sat Afternoons 1-3:30.

Community Servings

Community Servings puts together hot, healthy meals for people suffering from AIDS. Volunteers will help prepare meals. Volunteer Orientation every Wednesday night at 6pm. For more information contact Rebecca Ober, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, at rober@servings.org or (617) 522-7777.

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