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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: I VOLUNTEER INFORMATION FORUM 9/26
From Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:00 am to Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:59 am (included)
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Please see below announcement, thought you may be interested. Please feel free to pass this along.

August 24, 2009


When: Saturday, September 26, 2009

1 PM - 3 PM

Where: On the Grounds of

South Beach Psychiatric Center

This event is sponsored by; NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation and Where-To-Turn

In April you were invited to join us for the 1st "I Volunteer" sign up event at South Beach Psychiatric Center. Many suggested that the event be held in September so that the students who are required to fulfill a community service requirement will have enough time to plan and spend their time wisely. September will also enable many not for profit groups the ability to sign up volunteers for the remainder of 2009 through spring of 2010.

All not for profit groups are invited to have a table at the upcoming "I Volunteer" event for FREE. 1 Table and 1 chair can be provided to each not for profit OR you can bring your own folding table and chair. You must supply items for your own comfort, such as; tent or umbrella, food and beverages. You must register your attendance (see below information).

This year we would like to accumulate a list of planned organized volunteer activities, example; "Painting the old fence project" This project will require 5 volunteers for 4 hours on 5 occasions. This project will provide a total of 20 community service hours. This project will appeal to students that want to finish their community service requirements in a short amount of time.

Another example: 2 volunteers are needed for 4 hours at the information office every Saturday. This opportunity will appeal to many seniors and students as it will offer social interaction.

Where-to-Turn will sponsor an incentive to the students as follows:

4 hours of community service time will be granted to any student that attends the event.

$500 award will be granted to the elementary school (7th and 8th graders only) with the highest attendance.

$500 award will be granted to the high school with the highest attendance.

For easier accessibility the event will be held outside on the grounds of South Beach Psychiatric Center located adjacent to the parking lot. RAIN LOCATION WILL BE INSIDE THE BUILDING IN THE GYM.

To Register, or If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further, please call Cheryl 718-390-8024 or email Cheryl.luwisch@parks.nyc.gov or Dennis McKeon 718-966-6531 or email info@where-to-turn.org

We are seeking volunteers to staff the event, if you would like to work the event, please call Lynn 917-545-3309 or SICemetery@aol.com .

This specific volunteer opportunity will be at the front entrance location, signing in the students with their schools, handing out informational literature, interacting with volunteers and helping not for profit groups locate their table area.

This is a "meet and greet" volunteer opportunity!

Together WE can make a difference!
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