Thursday, March 24, 2011

Steward Home, Hospice, and Private Care NEEDS Volunteers!

Who: THE TIME IS NOW………Become a Hospice Volunteer

What: Support a patient in need of companion visit, errands, scrap booking, letter writing or simply listening to someone’s incredible stories.

Where: Our patients are located anywhere from North Reading to Woburn to Boston and as far as Braintree, Massachusetts.

When: Two day training scheduled for April 16th and April 17th, 2011

Cause: Support our all age Hospice Patients.

Partners: Steward Hospitals, Steward Physician Network, Steward Research Institutes.

Cost: FREE


Marilin Gerez

Volunteer Coordinator/Admin Assistant

Steward Home Care, Hospice, and Private Care

(Formally known as Caritas)

271 Waverly Oaks Road

Waltham, Ma. 02452

1(781) 392-2230 ext. 2247

1(781) 392-2240-fax

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Volunteer with the 26th AIDS Walk Boston!

Volunteering for AIDS Walk Boston is a great way to both support the fight against AIDS and also have some fun! Each year, AIDS Action Committee relies on hundreds of volunteers to help serve the 15,000+ attendees that participate in the Walk and the Larry Kessler 5K Run.

Once again AIDS Action Committee is looking for talented, dedicated and hard working individuals to fill the following volunteer positions:

-Pre-Event Office Support

-Course Marshals

-Crowd Control

-Finish Area Volunteers

-Registration Volunteers

-Run Volunteers

-Post Event Office Support

-Special Skill Areas: Truck/Van Drivers and Photographers

Register (HERE) as a Volunteer for AIDS Walk Boston 2011 ( and learn more about each of the necessary AIDS Walk Boston volunteer positions for Sunday, June 5th.

For more information about volunteering at AIDS Walk Boston contact Vibe Drostgaard at (617) 450-1506

Date: Sunday, June 5th
Time: 7AM-2PM
Cost: FREE

Friday, March 11, 2011

Big Apple's Circus' Circus of the Senses

Help the Big Apple's Circus" Circus of the Senses is a unique performance of the Big Apple Circus that provides children with vision or hearing impairments and other special needs an opportunity to experience the excitement of classical circus under the big top.

The special features of this performance include a live, detailed Audio Description of the acts broadcast through wireless headsets, Braille and Large-print programs that contain vivid descriptions of each act, and American Sign Language interpreters stationed throughout the tent. After the performance there is a Touch Session, where a small, pre-selected, group of vision-impaired children are invited to come into the ring to meet our performers, pet some of the show animals and touch some of the show props and acrobatic equipment.

What you will be doing:

Volunteers will assist in handing out programs, assisting children from buses to tent, and helping with post show Touch Session. Note that Big Apple Circus requested Cell #'s incase they need to contact volunteers at the last minute regarding the show.

To sign up, fill-out the form found here:

Big Apple Circus' "Circus of the Senses"

WHERE: One City Hall Square (Government Center. Green Line T)

WHEN: Thursday, April 07, 2011 from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monday, March 7, 2011


Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:00pm

The First Parish of Watertown
35 Church Street, Watertown, MA
A benefit concert for The Friday Night Supper Program in Boston

Ballads, chanteys and songs of the sea are the mainstay of "Knockabout". Colin de la Barre, Barry O'Brien, Rose Sheehan, Peter and Joanne Souza have spliced together many nautical tunes that represent both new and old world music with a wealth of knowledge and talent. Vocals and harmonies are a major part of performances mixed with knowledge and lots of good fun. All members of "Knockabout" reside in Gloucester and Essex, MA.

The Friday Night Supper Program provides a warm, nutritious, home-cooked meal to the
homeless and hungry people of Boston in a safe and dignified environment every Friday
night. They serve approximately 150 meals every Friday to some of Boston's most vulnerable citizens, many of whom face a constant struggle not only for food but for understanding and friendship as well. The program also strives to provide basic needs such as clothing

Admission $20 - Coffee & Refreshments will be served

For more information go to : or
To purchase tickets online go to
To reserve tickets call (617) 924 - 6143

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Local Charity Supports AIDS Orphans in Kenya - “One Village at a Time”

Local Charity Supports AIDS Orphans in Kenya

“One Village at a Time” to celebrate fourth annual “Harambee” fundraiser

Boston, MA…What started as the vision and compassion of one woman has blossomed
into a thriving organization providing invaluable services to some of Kenya’s most
needy. “One Village at a Time” is the work of Susan Gross. Gross, who traveled to
Nambale, Kenya in 2002 witnessed first hand the loss and devastation that the AIDS
epidemic has had on children. “One Village” was then created and the work of the
non profit now empowers African villages to create small, sustainable programs for
AIDS orphans and their villages. “One Village” will hold its fourth annual “Harambee”
Swahili for a “joyous get together” on Saturday April 30th in the South End of Boston.
The evening will include an open bar, delicious food from B.Good, live music and
an impressive selection of silent auction items including a one week getaway to
Moonlight Basin Montana, Red Sox tickets, Golf at Blue Hills Country Club and much
more. “One Village is a labor of love,” says Founder and Executive Director Susan
Gross “After seeing the way AIDS has ravaged villages and torn apart families I had to
do something”. “Now through this charity, we can all help and make a huge difference”.
Every dollar raised for “One Village” goes directly to helping the children and their
villages. “One Village” and its Executive Director travel to Nambale, Kenya to work with
the villagers to develop new coalitions and deliver donations to ensure that no dollar is

Tickets are $45 advanced purchase and $50 at the door.
$25 helps an AIDS widow/mother start a business
$50 sends a girl to secondary school for one year
$100 helps a group of widows start their own cooperative with our micro-finance

WHAT: “One Village” Fourth Annual Harambee
WHEN: Saturday April 30th, 2011 5pm- 9pm
WHERE: City Year Headquarters
287 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
Located near the Orange Line at Back Bay Station
Parking Lots at Dartmouth St (617 266-9046) and Clarendon St. (617 275-0151)
WHO: Friends of “One Village”
WHY: To make a difference in the lives of those devastated by AIDS

Tickets can be purchased on line at:

About One Village at a Time

One Village at a Time is a non-profit, non-government organization, which strives to create small, sustainable programs for AIDS orphans and their villages. One Village is dedicated to a strong, steady approach to eliminating the burden AIDS orphans place on isolated rural villages. The center of rural African economic life is the family. So in addition to everything else, children orphaned by AIDS lose access to the economic engines which can sustain them. One Village helps their partner villages muster their own resources, increase the interdependence among the families, and increase the local economic resources so that all members of the community benefit.

Nurturing Hope, Restoring Health by connecting resources One Village at a Time

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cook & Serve!

Volunteers are needed to cook and serve food to hungry Bostonians!

Volunteers are needed on March 19th at 4:00 at Toscanini's (899 Main Street in Cambridge) where they will serve the home cooked family dinner.

This event will be a partnership with The Boston Volunteer Meetup and the Cambridge Community Shelter.

The event is free and the number of seats is limited.