The Daily Table: Service Activity Leadership by Emily Yeh
Volunteer at the Daily Table in Dorchester! Daily Table is a nonprofit organization that makes affordable and healthy food available to people with low incomes. A group from Olin will be volunteering there every Saturday from 11am to 1pm, starting in October – check the Carpediem mailing list or visit http://tinyurl.com/DailyTable to sign-up! If you have any questions, please contact Emily Yeh.
The Food Recovery Network: Led by Mackenzie Frackleton and Issac Vandor with GROW. Come to GROW dinners every Thursday at 6PM under the clocks to be a part of our discussion about shaping FRN this year! We need volunteers, especially those who can drive, those who would be willing to volunteer their car, or those who can use one of the Zipcars at Babson. SERV will reimburse mileage expenses as part of service funding, too! We also need underclassmen who are looking to take a leadership role soon, so please contact Mackenzie if you’re interested.
*Gique: Ashley Funk
Gique is a Boston-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which exists to inspire and educate youth in STEAM. Through after-school programs and educational workshops, Gique builds a community full of the next great thinkers, leaders, & makers. Workshops through the afterschool program occur Wednesday evenings at the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchestor, and additional workshops take place throughout the semester.
*Charles River Center: Emma Price
The Charles River Center strives “to empower and support people with developmental disabilities by offering high-quality, individualized opportunities that foster independence and community inclusion.” They have after school, job placement, weekend, and after work programs as well as events (like 5Ks and Special Olympics) that can all benefit from additional volunteers! If you are looking for a fun and very rewarding volunteer service, I highly suggest it!
*Newton Food Pantry: Logan Sweet
Located in the basement of Newton City Hall, the Newton Food Pantry focuses on healthy, fresh food. By working with community gardens and local farms, they provide produce in addition to non-perishables. There are volunteer time slots on Wednesdays in the morning, afternoon, and evening, and they especially need people who speak Russian.
*The Food Project: Aaron Greiner, Gaby Clarke
The Food Project engages youth and works on food justice issues through running 70 acres of farm in the Greater Boston area and the North Shore. The work on advocacy, youth development, and much more. Their farms, which are largely run by youth and volunteers, produce food that is sold at affordable prices at places like farmers markets. They have volunteer opportunities at all of their farms throughout the week.
Big Brother Big Sister College Campus Program: Big Brothers Big Sisters recruited a lot of Oliners at club fair, and is currently working to match each volunteer to the ideal Little. New Bigs will meet their new Littles for the first time in late October, and bi-weekly outings at Babson will begin in early November.
Blood Drive: Olin’s fall Blood Drive is October 14. Donor and Volunteer signups will be available starting late September. Lookout for the signup table in the dining hall as the date approaches! Contact Frankie (Frances.Devanbu@students.olin.edu) or Ariana (Ariana.Olson@students.olin.edu) with any questions.
*Students are volunteering for these organizations as part of Sara Hendren’s Critical Design Activist Engineer Course