NewtonSERVES, Newton's annual day of city-wide community service, is now accepting applications for projects in need of local volunteers.
The 2013 NewtonSERVES will be held on Sunday, April 28, according to a press release issued earlier this week.
Sponsored by Newton Community Pride, NewtonSERVES brings together volunteers, local non-profits, community groups and city departments to complete projects like planting gardens, building school bookshelves and cleaning up parks.
The full press release from NewtonSERVES is included in the .pdf section to the right.
According to the press release, last year's NewtonSERVES consisted of more than 60 projects and involved 1,000 volunteers across the city.
“NewtonSERVES is one of the city’s most important events because it embraces all 13 villages, knitting us into one community," Newton Community Pride President Ruth Barnett said in the press release. "It is events like this one that make people want to move to Newton, to raise their children here."
If Sunday, April 28 doesn't work for your group or organization, projects can also be set up individually on another date during the city of Newton's Volunteer Week, April 28-May 4, the press release said.
Organizations interested in registering their service projects should consider the following criteria:
- 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). No businesses or political action groups.
- Project leaders must agree to the Project Partner Agreement. Download the Project Partner Agreement (pdf), fill out and mail to NewtonSERVES.
- Complete and submit the project application no later than Monday, April 1.
Online registration for volunteers will open April 1. All participants receive NewtonSERVES t-shirts and refreshments for their volunteer service.
Questions? Email NewtonSERVES@newtoncommunitypride.org or call 617-528-8283. More information is also available on the NewtonSERVES website.