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									                      June 2010 SERV Bulletin
                        (plain text version)
  Published by the Massachusetts Human Resources Division (HRD)
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Reading Mentors
Over 50 state employees volunteer through the Power Lunch program reading to local elementary
students. Some Eliot School (Boston) volunteers are featured: Donna Purin (DOR), Colin Blair
(HRD), Derly Ortiz (DOR) and Cheryl Sullivan (school coordinator).

Volunteer Quote
“It was wonderful to see my student’s love of reading and confidence in herself grow over the year.
The power of connecting with a young person through reading is incredible.”
Alison Brill, Department of Public Health
Everybody Wins Power Lunch volunteer
Science Judges
Photo courtesy of MOSES
Approximately 50 states employees SERVed as judges at the Massachusetts State Science and
Engineering fair for high school students that was held at MIT in April.

Volunteer Quotes

"I feel great about the future of the country now that I met some of those kids."
Timothy Dame, Department of Environmental Protection
Volunteer judge at MA High School State Science Fair

"Everyone at Perkins was warm, welcoming, and helpful. Although rewinding book tapes was a bit
tedious, I realized the significance of the material: opening new worlds to people unable to read the
words on the pages of a book. "

Kieran Sullivan
Department of Correction
Volunteer at Perkins School for the Blind Talking Book Library

“I volunteer because there is such a great need for help. I think we need more places like Rosie’s.”
Dolores Alleyne, Dept. of Workforce Development
Rosie’s Place lunch server

Lead with Experience!
RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) offers “one stop shopping” for all volunteers 55 and over
who want to find challenging, rewarding, and significant service opportunities in your local community.
You can find your local RSVP or SOAR chapter in the SERV approved list.

                                            Western MA
Amherst: Center for Human Development/Not Bread Alone
Volunteers needed on Wednesdays for food pantry and hot meal preparation.
Call 413-549-5548
Northampton: VA Medical Center Clerical assistants, patient assistants, drivers for
medical appointments, and interviewers for veteran’s history project needed Call (413) 582-3042.
                                              Central MA
Worcester: Abby’s House
Kitchen assistants and meal servers needed Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 10am-1pm for
shelter for women and children. Call 508-756-5486.
Clinton: WHEAT Community Services
Food pantry volunteers needed Tuesday through Friday 10am-1pm. Call: 978-365-6349

                                         South and Cape Cod
Quincy: Cradles to Crayons
Warehouse volunteer- Sort donated new and used clothing, books, baby supplies, etc for non-profit
serving kids 0-12. Register online as a group or individual Tuesday-Friday 10am-12pm and/or 1pm-

Norwood: National Kidney Foundation
Office assistants needed with knowledge of MS Word or EXCEL. Medical professionals needed to
help with free kidney health screening (registrations, blood pressures and weights measurements,
health risk appraisal) Volunteers will be provided instructions and onsite training. Call 781-278-0222.

Arlington: Children’s Room Center for Grieving Children & Teenagers
Volunteers needed in the area of public relations, graphics, website, office work. Call 781-641-4741

Newton: Green Decade Coalition/Newton, Inc.
Office assistants (filing, phones), writers and program assistants for environmental educational/
awareness group. Call 617-965-1995

                                            North of Boston

Lowell: Merrimack River Watershed Council
Volunteers needed for roles of Webmaster, Education Programs Assistant, Newsletter, Receptionist,
Office & Clerical Assistant. Call: 978-275-0120 ext. 15

Saugus: Saugus Iron Works (National Park Service)
To volunteer in Interpretation, including welcoming visitors to, assisting rangers with tours, school
programs, and presenting living history programs call 978-360-0191; to care for collections and
historical research call 781-231-7350; to provide maintenance, including carpentry, painting, and
grounds work call 781-231-7352.

                                              Boston Area
Hospitality Homes
Help staff outreach tables at Boston-area hospitals and medical centers or perform office work at
headquarters of non-profit that places families and friends of those getting medical care in Boston in
the homes of caring people who want to help. Call 617-482-4338.

Pine Street Inn
Finetune your culinary skills while working with professional chefs behind the scenes in the kitchen to
prepare meals for the needy. Can accommodate a group of up to 8 people. Wednesday, 6/23 or
Tuesday 7/27, 9am-1pm. RSVP to Natalie Wadzinski (HRD).

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