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WHAT is NewtonSERVES?

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.

Be a NewtonSERVES contributing sponsor

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
  • A complimentary t-shirt
  • It’s fun!
Location: 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 treats, 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 – 4:00pm 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 26 to be assigned to the project you want and receive important information! Everyone must complete and submit a release form before going to the project site.

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN APRIL 1.

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.

See the list of projects

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 Thursday April 18.
  • Project leader must agree to the Project Partner Agreement included in the online project registration form.

Register your project online.  Online project registration is preferred.

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

 

OUR SPONSORS

The Village Bank

Presenting Sponsor