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Racial justice is not just about “us” or “them,” but about everyone. Join us as we volunteer in solidarity with directly impacted communities. Service, done right, moves us toward racial justice. How will you serve?

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Repair the World is working on the ground in Baltimore, Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Check out the volunteer projects in our Repair the World communities or search below to find some great projects happening outside of our communities.

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Repair the World Baltimore’s 2nd Annual Reflect, Refresh, Renew

Baltimore, Maryland

Sunday | September 24, 2017

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Brooklyn Farm Crew: 9/24 at Imani Community Garden

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | September 24, 2017

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Mitzvah Circle’s Bake, Rattle and Run

Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Sunday | September 24, 2017

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http://texashillel.org/hurricane-harvey-volunteering/

Houston, Texas

Monday | September 25, 2017

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Enright Community Garden Volunteering

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monday | September 25, 2017

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Kids Safe Zone VolunTeam

Baltimore, Maryland

Tuesday | September 26, 2017

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A Different Kind of Service | Repair the World + JCC East Bay

Oakland, California

Tuesday | September 26, 2017

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Tuesdays @ Landslide Community Garden

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tuesday | September 26, 2017

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Snacks and Service: School Library Organization Pizza Party! (12 yr+)

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | September 28, 2017

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Alternative Yom Kippur Service Project

Washington, District of Columbia

Saturday | September 30, 2017

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The Sukkah Social

Detroit, Michigan

Sunday | October 1, 2017

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Brunch & Serve: Sheridan Avenue Orchard

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunday | October 1, 2017

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Ride Through Communities that Repair the World Serves!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monday | October 2, 2017

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Sheridan Ave Orchard Gardening

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monday | October 2, 2017

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Cocktails with a Conscience: Candles for a Cause

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tuesday | October 3, 2017

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Civic Works Ricky Myers Day of Service

Baltimore, Maryland

Saturday | October 7, 2017

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Ride for a Cause!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunday | October 8, 2017

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Sukkot- Social Justice Beit Midrash

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tuesday | October 10, 2017

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JRA Food Distribution

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday | October 15, 2017

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Post-Sukkot Gleaning

Topsfield, Massachusetts

Sunday | October 15, 2017

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First BOOKlynites Meeting of the Year

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | October 16, 2017

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JRA: Pack & Deliver Boxes!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunday | October 22, 2017

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Kids Safe Zone VolunTeam

Baltimore, Maryland

Tuesday | October 24, 2017

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JRA Food Distribution

Philadelpia, Pennsylvania

Sunday | November 12, 2017

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Kids Safe Zone VolunTeam

Baltimore, Maryland

Tuesday | November 14, 2017

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Moveable Feast VolunTeam

Baltimore, Maryland

Sunday | November 19, 2017

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Kids Safe Zone VolunTeam

Baltimore, Maryland

Tuesday | December 5, 2017

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JRA Food Distribution

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday | December 10, 2017

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MLK Jr. National Day of Service

Anaheim, California

Saturday | January 13, 2018

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Moveable Feast VolunTeam

Baltimore, Maryland

Sunday | January 28, 2018

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Moveable Feast VolunTeam

Baltimore, Maryland

Sunday | March 25, 2018

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Brooklyn Farm Crew: 9/24 at Imani Community Garden

91 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11213

Sunday | September 24, 2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Description

The Brooklyn Farm Crew is a group of dedicated volunteers who farm together in Central Brooklyn.


The history of the Imani Community Garden is rooted in the adjacent Our Lady of Charity Church, whose committee of devoted environmental stewards began tending the site in 1982. Although the garden had experienced insufficient use in former years, there is now a renewed interest in activating the site, where community members hold neighborhood gatherings, grow vegetables and even raise animals, such as chickens!


Volunteers must be 18+ years old.

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Ride Through Communities that Repair the World Serves!

6022 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Monday | October 2, 2017

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Description

Ride through communities that Repair the World serves while raising money to bring PeerCorps to Pittsburgh! Join us for either a 13-mile or 54-mile ride. We will provide breakfast before the ride at 8:30 and lunch after! All registrants recieve a biking jersey with the Repair the World logo so you can ride in style! 

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Ride for a Cause!

6022 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Sunday | October 8, 2017

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Description

Ride thorugh Pittsburgh and the communties that Repair the World serves as we raise money to bring PeerCorps to Pittsburgh! All registrants get a biking jersey with the Repair logo so you can bike in style! Join us for either the 13-mile or 54-mile ride. We will provide breakfast before and lunch after the ride! 

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Brunch & Serve: Sheridan Avenue Orchard

6022 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Sunday | October 1, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Description

Join Repair the World: Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Aquaponics Project to clean up Sheridan Avenue Orchard, weeding, harvesting, and laying down cover crop for the winter, a tour of the aquaponics system that has sat downtown and at the Manchester Academy, as well as building a sukkah for the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot

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Repair the World Baltimore’s 2nd Annual Reflect, Refresh, Renew

2801 St Lo Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21213

Sunday | September 24, 2017

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

Join Repair The World: Baltimore and Real Food Farm for our 2nd annual Reflect, Refresh, Renew!! Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement, by reflecting on your year, refreshing yourself through service, and renewing for the year ahead! We will weed and prep the farm for fall planting and do our own “compost tashlich.”

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The Sukkah Social

2701 Bagley Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48216

Sunday | October 1, 2017

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Description

Repair the World invites to join us in building a Sukkah! What’s a Sukkah you might ask? It is a hut that is ued in celebration of the Jewish Harvest Festival, Sukkot. What do you do with a Sukkah? Good question! You can enjoy meals, hanging out, or even sleeping in your sukkah. 


Meet members of the Detroit community as we work together to create a shared space. Bring your friends, come and enjoy some snacks and drinks, creativity, and decorations. Hope to see you there! 

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Mitzvah Circle’s Bake, Rattle and Run

1561 Gehman Rd., Harleysville, Pennsylvania 19438

Sunday | September 24, 2017

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description

From a Diaper Dash, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to carnival games, food, beer tasting and more, there is something for everyone! Visit Bake, Rattle & Run for more information. We’d love your help in spreading the word!

There will be many volunteer roles: registering runners & walkers, helping Stuff the Truck with toiletries people donate, handing out food, helping with the kids games and the scavenger hunt, admissions, directing parking and more. You can add a note when you sign up if you have a specific interest.

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Post-Sukkot Gleaning

exact address to be sent after registration, Topsfield, Massachusetts 01983

Sunday | October 15, 2017

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

Join Ganei Beantown for a day of gleaning the harvest with Boston Area Gleaners.

Boston Area Gleaners distributes high-quality, locally grown produce to food banks, pantries, and meal programs by working closely with farmers, and providing volunteer labor ​to harvest what would otherwise be plowed under.

Gleaning is a biblical idea of collecting surplus crops from farmers’ fields for those in need.
Continue your Sukkot celebrations of the abundance of the harvest by donating produce to those in the community.
Once you purchase a ticket, it is mandatory that each volunteer must register on the BAG website. Please read the information for new volunteers webpage (http://www.bagetc.org/Pickers/NewPickers.php) before registering via the volunteer registration webpage (http://www.bagetc.org/pickerinsert.php).

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Cocktails with a Conscience: Candles for a Cause

6022 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Tuesday | October 3, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Description

We’re tackling the issue of food waste through creativity and reuse! Join Repair the World: Pittsburgh and 412 Food Rescue for an evening of cocktails and learning how to make candles using recycled coffee grounds! Candles made will be given to 412 Food Rescue to sell for charity.


Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. 



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Sukkot- Social Justice Beit Midrash

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

Tuesday | October 10, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Description

Join us as we examine and learn about intersection of Judaism and justice on Tuesday, Octuber, 10th in the Julian Abele Park Centy City Kehillah Sukkah for our Social Justice Beit Midrash—Welcoming the Stranger: Immigration & Refugees.  


At 7:00pm Rabbi Annie Lewis will lead as we delve into Jewish texts that can inform our thinking and action about imingrantion and refugees. Everybody of all backgrounds is welcome to join us for dialogue, to dream, and find ways of working for justice. 


After the learning, stay for some social justice singing. We’ll share some songs in Hebrew and English and use music as another way to build community and strengthen our activist spirits.





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A Different Kind of Service | Repair the World + JCC East Bay

1721 Broadway #201, Oakland, California

Tuesday | September 26, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Description

Repair the World and JCC East Bay are coming together for a kickoff event of learning and volunteering infused with Jewish values. Join fellow young adults from Oakland and Berkeley to engage in conversations that build new connections and serve immediate community needs during the High Holiday season.


We’ll support Building Futures by preparing their fall mailing that shares information about their clients successes with stakeholders. This critical community organization builds communities with underserved women and children, where they are safely and supportively housed, free from homelessness and domestic violence.


Light snacks and drinks will be served.


Repair the World was founded in 2009 to make meaningful service a defining element of American Jewish life and is excited to pilot programs in the East Bay. Repair mobilizes tens of thousands of young Jews each year to tackle pressing local needs and to help transform neighborhoods, cities, and lives through service experiences rooted in Jewish values, learning, and history.

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JRA Food Distribution

10980 Dutton Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154

Sunday | October 15, 2017

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Description

Join us as we pack and deliver boxes of nutritious food to 6,000+ diverse low-income people throughout Greater Philadelphia. This fun service opportunity is great for volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Food Box packing runs from 10 to about 11:30 AM, followed by food delivery. Times are flexible and groups are welcome! For more information go to http://bit.ly/jradistribution or contact us at jra@jewishrelief.org or (610) 660-0190.

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JRA Food Distribution

10980 Dutton Road, Philadelpia, Pennsylvania 19154

Sunday | November 12, 2017

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Description

Join us as we pack and deliver boxes of nutritious food to 6,000+ diverse low-income people throughout Greater Philadelphia. This fun service opportunity is great for volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Food Box packing runs from 10 to about 11:30 AM, followed by food delivery. Times are flexible and groups are welcome! For more information go to http://bit.ly/jradistribution or contact us at jra@jewishrelief.org or (610) 660-0190.

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JRA Food Distribution

10980 Dutton Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154

Sunday | December 10, 2017

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Description

Join us as we pack and deliver boxes of nutritious food to 6,000+ diverse low-income people throughout Greater Philadelphia. This fun service opportunity is great for volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Food Box packing runs from 10 to about 11:30 AM, followed by food delivery. Times are flexible and groups are welcome! For more information go to http://bit.ly/jradistribution or contact us at jra@jewishrelief.org or (610) 660-0190.

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Enright Community Garden Volunteering

Topaz Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Monday | September 25, 2017

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Description

Join Repair the World at Enright Community Garden, a partnership between Kentucky Ave School and local community! This opportunity is located on Topaz St at 5:30 and runs until dark

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Civic Works Ricky Myers Day of Service

2701 St. Lo Dr., Baltimore, Maryland 21213

Saturday | October 7, 2017

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Description

Ricky Myers Day of Service
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
8:00am – 1:00pm
(Rain or Shine)

At Clifton Mansion in Clifton Park
2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213

Civic Works held the first Day of Service in Honor of Ricky Myers in October 2003. Ricky Myers was with Civic Works for almost a year, as a crew leader on a summer waterway clean-up project and an assistant supervisor on a neighborhood clean-up program. Ricky was passionate about the environment and the importance of doing hands-on work to make difference in communities. He tragically lost his life in 2003 and our Day of Service honors the impact Ricky had on Baltimore’s communities and Civic Works’ corpsmembers.

DayToServe_Logo_Original MD v2Each year, hundreds of volunteers join us on Day of Service to clean parks and vacant lots, plant trees, paint schools, repair homes for elderly residents, create community gardens, and help communities conserve energy.

Volunteer Information

Volunteer registration is now open!
Questions? Contact us at (410) 366-8533 or volunteer@civicworks.com.

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JRA: Pack & Deliver Boxes!

6022 Broad St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Sunday | October 22, 2017

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description

Come be part of this large monthly effort to get food to people in need. In collaboration with the Jewish Relief Agency of Pittsburgh we will pack up boxes of food, and then deliver them (by car) to families and individuals around Pittsburgh. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to give back before Thanksgiving!

WE ARE IN NEED OF DRIVERS: please email if you can drive!

• End time is approximate and will vary depending on the delivery route/number of deliveries you make.

• But, the more volunteers = the faster we can pack the boxes! 

• You do not have to be able to drive/deliver to come and pack boxes, but drivers are needed! You can choose the route/number of deliveries that is most convenient for you.

• All ages, backgrounds, and abilities welcome!

• Be there just before 9am for free coffee and snacks.

Thanks! Meet you there – just look for folks in Repair the World t-shirts – or if you need a ride, please email max.hill@werepair.org!

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First BOOKlynites Meeting of the Year

808 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11216

Monday | October 16, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Description

Join us for the kick-off of BOOKlynites for the 2017-2018 year! No book to read this month; we’ll just do get-to-know-you activities and talk about our vision for BOOKlynites this year. Returning and new members alike are welcome!

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MLK Jr. National Day of Service

10841 Garza Ave, Anaheim, California 92804

Saturday | January 13, 2018

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Description

In 2013, MiNDS held their 1st Annual Day of Service – using their resources in healthcare and community development to provide flu shots, food bags, books, and toys to low-income families in Southern California. This coming January will be MiNDS’ 6th year participating in the Day of Service. Our services on this day will consist of health screenings, dental screenings, book drives, toy drives, food drives, educational opportunities, activities for families, and much more. We will follow these services with a Diversity Discussion with local community leaders and members–this portion of the program will be our time to sit together, talk about issues facing our communities, and how we can work to repair those issues together.

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Sheridan Ave Orchard Gardening

315 Sheridan Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Monday | October 2, 2017

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Description

Join Repair the World in expanding and maintaining our garden on Sheridan Avenue! This opportunity is located at 315 Enright Ave and starts 5:30 pm, ending at sundown

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http://texashillel.org/hurricane-harvey-volunteering/

5603 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, Texas 77-096

Monday | September 25, 2017

6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Description

Join Texas Hillel as we spend the day volunteering in Houston with All Hands on Sunday, September 24th. We’ll meet at Texas Hillel at 6am, drive to Houston together, spend the day working towards Hurricane Harvey relief, and return to Austin on Sunday night. All meals will be covered by Texas Hillel. There will be a pre-service learning during Shabbat dinner on September 22nd. Stay tuned for details on the Shabbat program!

We know that communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey will be recovering from the devastation for years, and we intend to work in partnership with organizations and communities that are bringing relief for the long haul. We also know that marginalized communities are the most vulnerable during and after natural disasters. We stand in solidarity with everybody impacted by the recent natural disasters, including communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, LGBTQ communities, disabled communities, and homeless communities.

Join us for the first of many opportunities to engage in a meaningful and necessary response to Hurricane Harvey and in reflection of our role in repairing the world as we enter 5778.

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Tuesdays @ Landslide Community Garden

3 Beelen Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Tuesday | September 26, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Description

Join Repair the World, at Landslide Community Garden, part of the Black Urban Gardeners network! This opportunity is located at the corner of Moultrie St and Fifth Ave in Uptown. It will run every Tuesday night until the first frost. 

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Alternative Yom Kippur Service Project

2111 Florida Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Saturday | September 30, 2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Description

“Is not the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loosen the chains of injustice…Is it not to share your food with the hungry?” Isaiah 58:6-7

Want to make a meaningful difference for some poor and homeless adults across DC this Yom Kippur?

As part of the GatherDC’s Alternative Yom Kippur Experience, you’re invited to join us for a meaningful service project. Help us make lunch bags to donate to SOME, a DC-based organization that aims to help the poor and homeless populations in DC by providing them with food, clothing, and healthcare.

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Kids Safe Zone VolunTeam

1622 N Carey St, Baltimore, Maryland 21217

Tuesday | September 26, 2017

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Description

The value of offering at-risk youth the opportunity to learn about professions they can work towards is unparalleled and this VolunTeam is making a difference! Volunteers present about their careers or go on field trips to local businesses with the youth at the Kids Safe Zone, an after-school program for children ages 5-17, providing safe recreational and educational opportunities.

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Kids Safe Zone VolunTeam

1622 N Carey St, Baltimore, Maryland 21217

Tuesday | October 24, 2017

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Description

The value of offering at-risk youth the opportunity to learn about professions they can work towards is unparalleled and this VolunTeam is making a difference! Volunteers present about their careers or go on field trips to local businesses with the youth at the Kids Safe Zone, an after-school program for children ages 5-17, providing safe recreational and educational opportunities.

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Kids Safe Zone VolunTeam

1622 N Carey St, Baltimore, Maryland 21217

Tuesday | November 14, 2017

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Description

The value of offering at-risk youth the opportunity to learn about professions they can work towards is unparalleled and this VolunTeam is making a difference! Volunteers present about their careers or go on field trips to local businesses with the youth at the Kids Safe Zone, an after-school program for children ages 5-17, providing safe recreational and educational opportunities.

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Kids Safe Zone VolunTeam

1622 N Carey St, Baltimore, Maryland 21217

Tuesday | December 5, 2017

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Description

The value of offering at-risk youth the opportunity to learn about professions they can work towards is unparalleled and this VolunTeam is making a difference! Volunteers present about their careers or go on field trips to local businesses with the youth at the Kids Safe Zone, an after-school program for children ages 5-17, providing safe recreational and educational opportunities.

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Moveable Feast VolunTeam

901 N. Milton Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Sunday | November 19, 2017

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Description

Enjoy working with food and helping others? Young adults assist with varying critical kitchen needs, including packaging meals, preparing food, bagging groceries, washing dishes, etc. at Moveable Feast, an organization which provides healthy food for people suffering from severe and life threatening illnesses like AIDS, HIV, and cancer.

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Moveable Feast VolunTeam

901 N. Milton Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Sunday | January 28, 2018

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Description

Enjoy working with food and helping others? Young adults assist with varying critical kitchen needs, including packaging meals, preparing food, bagging groceries, washing dishes, etc. at Moveable Feast, an organization which provides healthy food for people suffering from severe and life threatening illnesses like AIDS, HIV, and cancer.

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Moveable Feast VolunTeam

901 N. Milton Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Sunday | March 25, 2018

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Description

Enjoy working with food and helping others? Young adults assist with varying critical kitchen needs, including packaging meals, preparing food, bagging groceries, washing dishes, etc. at Moveable Feast, an organization which provides healthy food for people suffering from severe and life threatening illnesses like AIDS, HIV, and cancer.

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Snacks and Service: School Library Organization Pizza Party! (12 yr+)

251 Macdougal Street, Brooklyn, New York 11233

Thursday | September 28, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Description







Join Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School for FREE pizza and a hands-on project that will benefit all of our scholars! We’re in the final stretch of completing a library organization project that began this summer, sorting through books and grouping them by genre. Put education justice into practice and have the satisfaction of completing a major project that will benefit the whole school! This project will help all of our scholars in searching for books when their classes use the library space. We’ll also be setting up a reading nook with new furniture donated through NY Cares! 



About Our Community Learning School: Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School is a stand-out public school in central Brooklyn. In their 5th year of academic achievement, they credit strong leadership, teaching staff, and community partnerships with providing their scholars a rich and diverse learning experience. Recently, they’ve seen tremendous growth in enrichment opportunities, including expanded arts and STEM programs. They were selected as a DOE Showcase School for a second consecutive year and expanded a new Gifted and Talented program. There is no doubt Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School is a gem in the Ocean Hill, Brownsville community!





Reach out to Mira Nathanson (mira.nathanson@werepair.org) we any questions!

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