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City of Newton
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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 29, 2018
9am — 4pm
Rain or Shine
Morning, Afternoon and All Day Projects


Visit our Facebook page to see photos from prior NewtonSERVES.

NewtonSERVES—A Day of Community Service is the kickoff for NewtonSERVES Volunteer Week. Mayor Ruthanne Fuller is encouraging religious organizations, schools and non-profits to identify service projects that need volunteers. He is also asking citizens, businesses and civic organizations to volunteer and make a difference in the community.

There are lots of ways that you can volunteer including: donating food to the local food pantries, delivering meals to a sick neighbor or friend, tutoring a child, picking up litter in your neighborhood, donating blood at your local Red Cross, or volunteering on Sunday May 1for the Day of Community Service.

VOLUNTEER: Register online


NewtonSERVES 2015 Planning Committee

Photography: Cheryl Salvucci

Projects and Volunteers: Janet Razulis

School Coordinator: Beth Neiman, Neil Hodes

Fundraising Co-Chair: Ald. Vicki Danberg

Fundraising Co-Chair: Sharon Stout

Website Development: Tom Boyd

Graphic Design: Ellen Fisher, West Farm Arts

Planning Committee Members

John Arduino Cynthia Pearlstein
Nancy Arduino Stan Pearlstein
Tom Boyd Linda Plaut
Ald. Vicki Danberg Janet Razulis
Ellen Fisher Jeannie Smith
Margaret Ford Sharon Stout


NewtonSERVES is a Day of Community Service that brings together over 1,000 volunteers of all ages to complete more than 50 community projects for the benefit of numerous non-profit organizations and City of Newton departments. Volunteers work in teams on morning, afternoon or all day projects throughout the city, such as cleaning up parks, planting gardens, building and painting school bookshelves, spring cleaning at non-profit organizations and helping senior citizens. By enhancing the City of Newton's sense of community, NewtonSERVES helps to foster a culture of year-round volunteerism.

WHO can participate?

  • Individuals • Families
  • Students (ages 8 and up)
  • Young Adults • Senior Citizens
  • Corporations & Businesses
  • Neighbors

WHY volunteer with NewtonSERVES?

  • Make a difference in your own community
  • Meet new people
  • Discover a new part of Newton
  • Develop your teamwork and leadership skills
  • Make Newton a better place in which to live, work, learn and play
  • Give back
  • Get a free t-shirt and food
  • It’s fun!

Schedule of Events
at Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue (map)

Advanced Registration is preferred

8:30 – 9:00am Registration at City Hall for people who have not yet registered.
9:00am Opening Ceremonies: Pick up free coffee, breakfast munchies, and help kick off NewtonSERVES! (Optional)
9:30am Project sites: Volunteers participating in all or half day projects should go to assigned Project Sites.
12:00 – 12:30pm Registration for people who have not yet registered for afternoon projects.
12:30pm Afternoon Project Sites: Volunteers participating in afternoon projects should arrive at their assigned project sites.
3:30 – 4:15pm
Cabots Ice Cream
Closing Celebration: Return to Newton City Hall War Memorial Auditorium for Ice Cream Sundaes as a thanks for all your hard work. Ice cream generously donated by Cabot's Ice Cream.

How do I volunteer for NewtonSERVES?
Please register before April 27 to be assigned to the project you want & receive important information! Everyone must complete and submit a release form before going to the project site.


Already registered but need the consent form? Download it here.

Teams can be formed by neighbors, friends, families, churches, synagogues, schools, businesses, clubs, and more!

  • You can register as an individual, family (kids ages 8 & up) or as a Team.
  • If you have kids under age 8, be sure each has supervision!
  • Remember to sign a release form.

More Information: email: NewtonSERVES@newtoncommunitypride.org or call 617 796-1540.

How do I submit my project to NewtonSERVES?
Do you have a project that you would like to be part of NewtonSERVES?

  • 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). Sorry, no businesses or political action groups.
  • As the project leader, you will be responsible for organizing and directing the project activities.
  • Complete and submit your project application no later than Friday April 21.
  • Project leader must agree to the Project Partner Agreement. Download the Project Partner Agreement (pdf), fill out and mail to NewtonSERVES.

Register your project on-line. On-Line project registration is preferred.

More Information: email: NewtonSERVES@newtoncommunitypride.org or call 617 796-1540.

Cambridge Savings Bank

Sustaining Sponsors
Cambridge Savings Bank Village Bank
Silver Sponsors
Aronson Insurance Honda Village Newton Wellesley Hospital
Rockland Trust The Street at Chestnut Hill Wegmans
Newton Wellesley Bank Charatible Foundation Wicked Local