Gardeners Needed!

Are you interested in gardening?  Have you been told that you have a green thumb?  If so, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you! 

A few volunteers are needed to help in the Woburn Community Garden.  Volunteers are needed to work 2-4 garden plots that were set up last year to raise fresh produce for the Food Pantry. 

If this gardening project is something that interests you, please contact Karen Coletrella via email or through the Council of Social Concern at (781) 935-6495.

Autism Awareness Month Meeting

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There will be a planning meeting for April’s Autism Awareness Month on Wednesday, February 22, at 4:30pm at Nupath’s Westford Day Habilitation and Career Development Center. 

This meeting will include information on the activities planned for the month of April including the Walk the Walk with NuPath to Celebrate Autism Awareness, a movie series, an art project, a book presentation, and more!   For more information on how to get involved with Autism Awareness Month please visit the Walk the Walk webpage or the NuPath Inc. Facebook page.

Grandchildren's Day at the Senior Center

The Woburn Senior Center will host an intergenerational day on Wednesday, February 22, and welcomes all seniors to bring along a grandchild or great-grandchild.  The morning will begin at 9:45am with a buffet breakfast including scrambled eggs, French toast, sausage, assorted pastries, juice, and coffee.  The cost for adults is $2 and all children will eat for free.  For the children, there will also be applesauce cups, juice boxes, granola bars and treat bags. 
 

Volunteer Opportunity of the Week!

Do you have an hour to spare each week? Homebound seniors need your help. The Woburn Meals on Wheels program is in great need of drivers. Meals on Wheels is a long-standing national program serving mid-day meals to our most vulnerable seniors. The seniors are so grateful for your time. Just the brief interaction improves their health and well-being. And drivers report finding their work very meaningful. For more information, call or e-mail Debbie Barr at Minuteman Senior Services. 781-221-7023 or d.barr@minutemansenior.org

Click here to see a short video about the national Meals on Wheels program. 
 

New AmeriCorps Members for SCI Woburn

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Social Capital Inc. is happy to announce that through a special competition they have been awarded 9 new half-year AmeriCorps slots.  The 9 new AmeriCorps members will serve from the mid-January until the end of June 2012.  Two of these AmeriCorps Members will be here in Woburn; one at the Boys and Girls Club, and one at the YMCA International Learning Center. 
 

Names Needed for Honor Roll Monument

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The Friends of Woburn Veterans is looking for names of those who have fought for our country to include on the new monument being erected in the Common.  If you or a family member served in the armed forces during a time period of war, please consider adding to this new memorial.  It is estimated that there will be 13,000- 15,000 names on this new monument, which will include veterans from the Revolutionary War all the way to Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Applications for adding a name to the new monument can be picked up at the Woburn Public Library, the Veterans Office, or online at the City of Woburn’s website, cityofwoburn.com.

Volunteer Opportunity of the Week!

Babysitting

The North Suburban YMCA is a family center, and that means there are a lot of kids in the building every day. The babysitting room, Child Watch, offers parents a safe and fun place to leave their children while they exercise or take other children to Y classes. If you like to play with kids and help with crafts and activities, this opportunity is right for you! Help is particularly needed during the morning hours (8:30 am to 1 pm or any time in between).

Contact Rebekah at the North Suburban YMCA at (781) 935-3270 to talk about the different opportunities and to receive a volunteer application.

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