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Volunteer Days at Urban Harvest Garden

26 Apr

Come join Farmer Nora and Slow Food NYC supporters to help develop their newest school garden out in Brownsville, Brooklyn. No experience necessary, but if you have construction, carpentry, or farming experience, it would be a huge help to have you join!
What to Bring: Water, lunch, safety glasses, gloves, sturdy shoes and any tools you can donate for us to use for the day (anything from power tools to a shovel). Be prepared to sign a liability waiver before you dig in.

Dates: April 28, 29; May 5, 6, 12,13, 19, 20

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: PS 323 Urban Harvest Garden – 514 Rockaway Avenue (3 to Rockaway Ave OR L to Sutter Ave); Brooklyn [Map]

RSVP: Write to Nora at npainten@gmail.com with the subject line “Brownsville Build” to sign up for what days you want to come work – people are welcome (encouraged!) to sign up for multiple days. Bring a group of friends, bring people from work or school. Let Nora know if you can bring tools, especially power tools, so we can make sure we have enough extension cords.

Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food. Slow Food stands against the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

New Opportunity: Painting with the Met Council!

12 Aug

Volunteers needed to paint the recreation room of senior home on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:00 PM!

Description:  The Met Council is looking for some volunteers to spend an afternoon repainting a recreation room for low-income seniors who live in Brooklyn.  It’s an easy way to make a big impact! All the necessary materials will be provided, and with your help, the seniors will be able to enjoy their recreation space once more!

Where?:

Abraham Residence I

3915 Neptune Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11224

RSVP to Malwina at mandru@metcouncil.org or 212-453-9526

Met Council Mission Statement: “Met Council is the voice of the Jewish poor and the first line of defense for our community’s needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and treat every individual with dignity and respect. Our grassroots Jewish Community Council network strengthens families and neighborhoods throughout New York City.”

Volunteer in Brooklyn Bridge Park

7 Jul
2011

This weekend you can enjoy the beautiful weather we will hopefully have, and volunteer at the same time! OneBrick will be organizing a group of volunteers on Saturday and Sunday in the amazing, newly renovated Brooklyn Bridge Park to help the Parks Department count visitors, which will in turn help them to have a better understanding of park usership and better plan seasonal programming. All you have to do is RSVP for a shift on OneBrick’s website and show up ready to count!

OneBrick is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization that creates short-term volunteer opportunities, with an emphasis on having fun and meeting new people while also remaining accessible to young professionals working the 9-5 grind.

You can view the different shifts and RSVP here for July 9th, here for shift 1 on July 10th, and here for shift 2 on the 10th. If you can’t make it this weekend, check out their calendar for more upcoming opportunities.