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Barnard Reach Out: Fall Weekend of Service

Saturday, November 12, 2011 and Sunday, November 13, 2011
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The New York City Civic Engagement Program would like to invite current Barnard students to participate in community service projects during the weekend of November 12th and 13th as part of the Barnard Reach Out: Fall Weekend of Service program!  BRO consists of a day-long service project with community organizations in the New York City area. 

Please sign up for a project via the following link before Tuesday, November 8th, at 11:59pm: http://tinyurl.com/brofall2011.  Projects are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please feel free to contact Valerie Chow, Program Director, Internship Program/Civic Engagement, at 212-854-2033 or vchow@barnard.edu with any questions.

Available projects for the Barnard Reach Out: Fall Weekend of Service program are as follows (please note that the Citymeals-on-Wheels project is only open to students who are part of the Octans Constellation):

Saturday, November 12th Projects:

All Stars Project (12pm to 4pm) (10 Volunteers):  Volunteers will assist with telephone outreach to the community, participate in a play reading class, or help organize the Volunteers’ Holiday Party and Silent Auction through solicitation of silent auction donations and/or organization of holiday storage items and selection of available decorations and gifts.

Citymeals-on-Wheels (9:45am to 12pm) (30 Volunteers) (FOR OCTANS AND PYXIS CONSTELLATIONS ONLY*):  Volunteers will be delivering meals to homebound elderly.  Deliveries will be made on foot within walking distance of the Stanley Isaacs Senior Center.

*Barnard students of all classes who resided (or currently reside) on the 5th Floor of Reid, Sulzberger or Brooks are part of the Octans Constellation.  Barnard students of all classes who resided (or currently reside) on the 3rd Floor of Reid, Sulzberger or Brooks are part of the Pyxis Constellation.

Goddard Riverside Community Center Book Sort (10am to 3pm) (10 to 12 Volunteers):  Help prepare for Goddard Riverside Community Center’s annual New York Book Fair by unpacking and sorting donated books.

St. Francis Xavier Food Pantry (8:30am to 12pm) (10 Volunteers) - On the second Saturday of every month, over 100 registered families are served at Xavier Mission's customer-choice shopping-style food pantry.  Volunteers will assist with set-up, registration, distribution and clean-up.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Food Distribution (12pm to 4pm) (5 Volunteers) – Volunteer will prepare food packages at the church and travel around the West Harlem area to distribute food to the homeless.

Sunday, November 13th Projects:

St. Francis Xavier Welcome Table (Soup Kitchen) (AM Shift) (8:45am to 11:30am) (5 Volunteers): Open every Sunday, a day when most other soup kitchens in NYC are closed, the Welcome Table serves 800-1200 hot meals each week.  The AM shift is meal prep for the 800-1000 meals that the Welcome Table will be serving in the afternoon.  You won’t be cooking or preparing food; instead, you’ll be pouring 800 cups of juice, buttering 800 slices of bread, making 800 fruit cups, etc.

St. Francis Xavier Welcome Table (Soup Kitchen) (PM Shift) (11:45pm to 3:30pm) (15 Volunteers): Open every Sunday, a day when most other soup kitchens in NYC are closed, the Welcome Table serves 800-1200 hot meals each week.  The PM shift is the actual meal service.  Volunteers will be performing tasks such as: putting hot meal items (entrée, bread, juice, coffee, dessert, etc.) on plates and the plates on trays, working at food stations giving out extras—e.g., coffee, bread, water, etc., washing, rinsing, and drying trays, and cleaning the tables and chairs and sweeping the floors at the end of the shift.