Are you looking to get involved around the Northeastern community this summer? Well, in addition to all of the great events going this Summester, there are plenty of leadership and community service opportunities for you to get involved in!
Outdoor Nation Summit
July 21 at 9:30am – July 22 at 4:30pm
For the third year in a row, Outdoor Nation is hosting Outdoor Nation Summits so that you – and your generation – can find solutions to the challenges that are keeping people indoors. If you’re between the ages of 16 and 28 and want to change the world so that everyone has the chance to have fun outside, then we have the experience for you! The Outdoor Nation Signature Summit is a free two-day event with hundreds of your peers, and you can expect an amazing, fun, outdoor experience. You can register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e5m26t3x87b27d73&oseq=
American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 2012
Join the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer for the 20th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk! The Walk starts and ends at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. Form a team, or volunteer for this inspiring event that unites the entire community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors. The American Cancer Society works to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well by finding cures and by fighting back. Volunteers are needed to help prepare snack bags for walkers, set up, clean up, cheer on walkers, and act as route monitors.
To sign up to volunteer, to form a team, or for more information, visit www.cancer.org/stridesonline
Mission Main Tenant Task Force
The Mission Main Tenants Task Force will be having their Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 28 from 1pm to 6pm. Every year for the past five years, Mission Main Tenants Task Force has put together this event for families with children; it’s a day of fun free activities! The Mission Main Tenants Task Force will need a total of 10 volunteers starting on that day at 9:00am to 6:30pm. Volunteers will help with setting – up, running games, serving snacks, and grilling.
To sign up, call 617.708.8515 or stop by the office at 41 Smith Street, Roxbury, MA 02120.
The Boston Red Sox: Green Team
The Boston Red Sox are committed to winning on and off the field and part of that commitment includes acting socially responsible and environmentally friendly. The Green Team is tasked with proactively collecting recyclables throughout Fenway Park. Volunteers meet one hour prior to game time and collect recyclables between innings until the end of the 7th inning for what amounts to about a three hour commitment. During innings, while baseball is being played, and after the 7th inning, Green Team volunteers are free to enjoy the game. All volunteers are presented with a Poland Spring Green Team t-shirt along with a food voucher redeemable for a hot dog and soda at the Park.
Volunteer opportunities are available for all home games during the 2012 season. Please see the schedule by clicking the link below.
Summer Concert at Carter Park
Northeastern City & Community Affairs and the City of Boston are looking for volunteers to help during the summer concert at Carter Park. Volunteers will help run novelty items such as popcorn and snow cone machines, assist the performers off stage, and help direct the community members around the event. This is a chance for Northeastern to give back to the greater Boston community! The event is on Thursday July 26 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Carter Park. The featured band is the Soul City Band
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact David Isberg at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 9th. This is a great opportunity to show our neighbors we care!
For more volunteer information, you can always check out the Northeastern University Center for Community Service!
There are tons and tons of ways to give back to your community this summer, and remember, even the smallest actions can mean the world to someone else!
Bonus Knowledge: Happy Independence Day! It was on this day, July 2nd, in 1776 that the Continental Congress voted to declare independence, while the 4th of July is when the final text of the document was ratified. However, according to National Geographic, the Declaration was not signed on July 4th, as is widely believed, and was instead fully signed on August 2nd.