Sponsored by:
Cambridge Savings Bank
City of Newton
NewtonSERVES
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A Day of Community Service
A project of Newton Community Pride,
Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs and the Newton Parks and Recreation Department

Sunday April 30, 2017
9am — 4pm
Rain or Shine
Morning, Afternoon and All Day Projects

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  • Please register by April 26, 2017.
  • Volunteers must be 8 years of age or older.
  • Everyone must agree to the Release Form.

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Please select a project from the list below: (click on column title to sort by that column)

Morning Projects are 9:30 – 12:30
Afternoon Projects are 12:30 – 3:30

Vols* Avail*
Auburndale Community Library Auburndale Afternoon Gardening and yard work on the grounds of the Auburndale Community Library. The project site is a food pantry donation collection site.
Suitable for persons with disabilities
Age 8 & older 40 36
Blue Heron Bridge at Charles River Walkway Invasives Plant Pull Newtonville Afternoon Help our river and our parks and native species by removing Garlic Mustard, a non-native plant invader that poisons the soil and harms our native species. It is easy and fun to pull out. Other invasives may be removed as well. Middle school (age 11) and older 30 30
Burr Elementary School Auburndale Morning Join us as we clean up the garden and prep for planting. We will also do general yard work, weeding and spreading wood chips if we have enough hands to help. Children are welcome but should be with a parent at all times.
Suitable for persons with disabilities
Age 8 & older 50 46
Centre Street Food Pantry Newton Centre Morning Help give the pantry a spring cleaning. High school and older 15 15
Cold Spring Park Invasives Pull Newton Highlands Morning We will continue and expand our vigilance in getting Garlic Mustard out of Cold Spring Park. Garlic Mustard is a non native plant invader that shades out native species and alters the habitat of native butterflies and birds. It is very easy to identify and fun to pull. Middle school (age 11) and older 30 30
Countryside School Newton Highlands All Day General cleanup of Countryside school classrooms and grounds. Work will include indoor and outdoor projects such as painting, cleaning and raking, etc. Age 8 & older 75 75
Franklin Elementary School West Newton All Day Join us for a clean up Franklin School grounds! 25 25
Friends of Kennard Park Chestnut Hill Morning Join us for a clean up of Kennard Park. In the Park we will be doing general trash and brush clean up as well as removing the invasive vines on the stone wall. 10 10
Historic East Parish Burying Ground Newton Centre Afternoon Spring clean-up at Newton's historic East Parish Burying Ground (1660), including most areas within the burying ground and adjoining sidewalk. Activities will include trash removal; raking, hauling and piling leaves; collecting dead wood; trimming invasive plant growth; clearing the perimeter fences of winter debris; and sweeping and tidying the sidewalk areas near and around the entrance gates. This is a unique opportunity to participate directly in the preservation of this historic treasure, to learn about Newton's early community, and to enjoy the company of fellow volunteers as you literally touch history with your own hands. Middle school (age 11) and older 40 40
Historic South Burying Ground Newton Highlands Morning Spring clean-up at Newton's historic South Burying Ground (1802), including most areas within the burying grounds and adjoining sidewalks. Activities will include trash removal; raking, hauling and piling leaves; collecting dead wood; trimming invasive plant growth; clearing the perimeter fences of winter debris; and sweeping and tidying the sidewalks and area around the entrance gate. This is a unique opportunity to participate directly in the preservation of this historic treasure, to learn about Newton's early community, and to enjoy the company of fellow volunteers as you literally touch history with your own hands! Middle school (age 11) and older 40 40
Historic West Parish Burying Ground West Newton Afternoon Spring clean-up at Newton's historic West Parish Burying Ground (1777), including most areas within the burying grounds and adjoining sidewalks. Activities will include trash removal; raking, hauling and piling leaves; collecting dead wood; trimming invasive plant growth; clearing the perimeter fences of winter debris; and sweeping and tidying the sidewalks and area around the entrance gate. This is a unique opportunity to participate directly in the preservation of this historic treasure, to learn about Newton's early community, and to enjoy the company of fellow volunteers as you literally touch history with your own hands! Middle school (age 11) and older 40 40
Lincoln Eliot Elementary School Multiple Morning This will be our eighth NewtonSERVES project at Lincoln Eliot. We will do outdoor projects including general cleaning up, raking, spreading mulch and fibar, and prepping and planting our school garden. This year we will also have indoor projects including painting and small repairs. Adult workers are needed - kids ready to work with parents are also encouraged to come. Age 8 & older 50 45
Mason Rice Elementary School Newton Centre All Day Join us for some spring cleaning, gardening, painting and carpentry. Age 8 & older 100 98
New Art Center Scrub and Rake! Newtonville All Day Spruce up the New Art Center - Rake and do spring cleanup outdoors, perhaps some plantings. Scrub our plastic tables and chairs so our students have a clean and pleasant environment! Dust and wash baseboards.
Suitable for persons with disabilities
Middle school (age 11) and older 15 15
Newton at Home Multiple Morning Please help with an outdoor spring cleanup at the home of an older adult living independently in Newton. Will include light leaf raking, picking up twigs, sweeping, and possibly moving lawn furniture from the garage outside. Your donation of time and effort will make a big, positive difference to the well-being of an older adult. Thank you.
Suitable for persons with disabilities
Age 8 & older 20 20
NWW (Newton Wellesley Weston Community Living) Committee Cleanup! Newton Centre Morning Fix up our grounds and plant flower boxes for our group homes.
Suitable for persons with disabilities
Adults only 25 25
Peirce Elementary School West Newton Morning Spring clean up of the school grounds. This will be an outdoor project. Projects include debris/yard waste clean up, trash removal and planting flowers. Additional projects may be added as needed. This project site is a food pantry donation collection site.
Suitable for persons with disabilities
Middle school (age 11) and older 40 40
Richardson Field Cleanup Waban Morning Clean up of Richardson Field. Work will include: Distribution of playground mulch and general cleanup of the playground and surrounding area Age 8 & older 25 24
Stearns Park Spring Facial Nonantum All Day Landscape Cleanup: raking and bagging leaves/twigs/debris; cutting back overgrown vegetation; sweeping walkways; cleaning tennis courts, removing fallen tree limbs. Age 8 & older 40 40
Upper Falls Greenway Cleanup Upper Falls Morning Clean up trash and cut back any overgrowth and fallen trees from the Greenway. Middle school (age 11) and older 25 20
Waban Park cleanup Nonantum Morning Join us for a park cleanup - picking up dead branches, raking and bagingg leaves, mulching, filling holes with material at site, spreading grass seed in small areas
Suitable for persons with disabilities
Age 8 & older 10 10
Walnut St to Bulloughs Park - bench ivy pull Newton Centre Morning Along the Walkway between Walnut St. and Bulloughs Pond there are two long park benches which are covered in ivy. We'll remove the ivy so people can sit on the benches! Adults only 2 2
Ward School Community Service and Food Drive Newton Centre All Day We'll be doing indoor and outdoor projects including painting and cleaning, as well as playground and garden maintenance. We will also serve as a site for Newton Food Pantries donations. Please sign up via Newton Serves website or email cherylzabramson@gmail.com. THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING!!! Age 8 & older 60 60
Weeks Field Clean Up Newton Centre Afternoon General clean-up and beautification, including mulching.
Suitable for persons with disabilities
Age 8 & older 25 25
Wellington Park Wake-up West Newton Afternoon The project will include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, and other garden and park clean-up activities. 30 30
Williams Elementary School Spring Cleanup Auburndale Afternoon We'll rake up leaves and sticks, spread mulch, clean up the grounds, and tackle other beautification projects
Suitable for persons with disabilities
Age 8 & older 85 85
* Vols is the number of volunteers requested or the maximum number of volunteers to be accepted
* Avail is the number of remaining open slots

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Rockland Trust
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Cambridge Savings Bank
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