Effective June, 2016, the following changes and guidelines to the  Danvers High School Community Service requirements have been implemented. We request that all students read the information below and familiarize yourselves with the changes.  Should you require any further information, please contact Ms. Joy A. LeBlanc, Community Service Coordinator,  at 978-777-8925, Ext. 2201, or  at dhsserves@danvers.org.  Thank you!

Community Service Update - June, 2016

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Give Back to Your Community!

This is Your Opportunity to “MAKE A DIFFERENCE!”

WELCOME Danvers High School Students!  This page details a variety of local community service opportunities that you can become involved in both throughout the school year and summer months to satisfy your Danvers High School community service graduation requirement of 40 hours.

Community service is a volunteer activity (non-paid) for a non-profit or charitable agency that is performed by an individual or a group of people for the benefit of the public or its institutions, or the community as a whole.  This does not include hours for which the student is receiving school credit or hours mandated by the courts or any other disciplinary action.  Details of approved service activities can be found in the Danvers High School Community Service Program “Commonly Asked Questions”guide.

Upon completion of your service hours,  you must complete a  Community Service Form for each event.  Forms must be filled out completely and  returned to the Community Service bins located in the Danvers High School Guidance Office. All completed forms submitted MUST be original copies, photocopies WILL NOT be accepted. Effective January 1, 2017, all forms documenting your community service hours MUST BE TURNED IN WITHIN 60 DAYS OF COMPLETION OF SERVICE.  If you have community service hours that you completed over the past three years that have not been turned in, please take advantage of this window for submission.  Forms turned in for credit after January 1, 2017, that do not fall within 60 days of the completion of service, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

For further information please feel free to send an email to dhsserves@danvers.org, or see Ms. Joy LeBlanc, Community Service Coordinator,  in the Danvers High School Guidance Office.  (978) 777-8928, Ext. 2210. Thank you!

Upcoming Events 

DANVERS COUNCIL ON AGING:  Monthly Dinner/Danvers Senior Center: The Danvers Council on Aging will host their monthly dinner at the Danvers Senior Center on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. to set up, serve meals and clean-up. All monthly dinners are provided by Henry’s Market in Beverly, and are served restaurant style.   Contact Cathy Andre, Volunteer Coordinator at 978-762-0208, Ext. 103 or at candrevolunteer@yahoo.com.  The Danvers Council on Aging is located at the Danvers Senior Center, 23 Stone Street, Danvers, Ma. www.dcoa.org.

TOM GOULD’S Challenger Basketball Program:  Volunteers are needed to play basketball, kickball and other activities and games with children ages 5+ with physical and mental challenges.  The program will take place every Monday, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., beginning in November and it will run through to the end of March,  at the Carroll School, 60 Northend Street, in Peabody, Ma.  To volunteer contact Tom Gould at (978) 531-7374.  Students will receive two hours of community service credit for each Monday that they participate.

“MA DUKES” Thanksgiving Dinners Drive: Serving and delivering thanksgiving dinners for those less fortunate during the holiday season.  For more information on volunteer opportunities including preparation and serving contact Tracy Mahoney at 978-774-0172

DANVERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY 9th Annual PARADE OF TREES: The Danvers Historical Society is looking for “elves” to help the Elves Team with preparations for the Annual Parade of Trees!  The set up begins on Monday, November 20, 2017, and will run through Friday, November 23, 2017 at the Tapley Memorial Hall located  at 13 Page Street, Danvers, Ma.   For more information contact Laura Cilley at 978-777-1666, or  at dhs@danvershistory.org.

COASTSWEEP:  The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management  kicks off Coastsweep each September with  their Annual Massachusetts Coastal Cleanup. Coastsweep depends on volunteers to keep our beaches safe and clean.  Cleanups can be scheduled from September through November.  To get involved, a Cleanup Coordinator Sign-up form and additional information can be found on their website at coastsweep@state.ma.us.  More information about Coastsweep is also available  at www.mass.gov/czm/coastsweep.

YOUTH TO ISRAEL ADVENTURE 2018: The Lappin Foundation is sponsoring the 2018 Youth to Israel Adventure, which includes a free two week trip to Israel from July 1-15, 2018, for Jewish teens who are sophomores or juniors in high school as of September, 2017.  The trip includes pre and post educational programs, community service, and leadership development.   For more information you can contact Sharon Wyner, Administrative Assistant for the Lappin Foundation, at 978-565-4450, or at swyner@lappinfoundation.org. Contact Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450, or at swyner@lappinfoundation.org.

FALL & WINTER  SPORTS:   Volunteers needed.  Coaching Assistants for  youth sports, concession stands volunteers, cheerleading coaches or CIT assistant—they’re great sources for service hours.  During SUMMER apply for Playground CIT- contact Dept. of Recreation, Cheryl Marshall at cmarshall@mail.danvers-ma.org;  or  CIT & YMCA contact Joe Pauline 978-774-2055

NORTH SHORE ROVERS Special Needs Youth Soccer Program:  This  youth soccer program is open to all Special Needs Athletes ages 3-21! Volunteers are partnered with a player for the season or assigned to a designated group.  The program runs from September -November, except Columbus Day weekend, on Sunday mornings from  8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m., and from 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m., at the McGrath Field, 64 Marlborough Street, Salem, Ma.  Volunteers can choose to participate in one or both time-frames, and must be 14 years of age or older. Some soccer experience is a plus.  No prior experience working with special needs necessary.  YOU MUST BE COMMITTED TO THE ENTIRE SEASON TO PARTICIPATE, because the program is built on the special relationships that are created between the players and the volunteers.   All coaches and volunteers are CORI checked. Volunteer to “buddy up” with a player by contacting Jack and Gail Steele, Co-Founders/Co-Directors at 781-592-9978/northshorerovers@comcast.net.

DANVERS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE: Is looking for volunteers to assist in their Child Care Program beginning October, 2017, and running through to June, 2018. Volunteers will work with an adult childcare supervisor during the two Sunday morning services, doing arts and crafts, storytelling, and various other children’s activities.  The two Sunday services are from 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Volunteers are needed at both 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., prior to each service. For further information contact Brenda Dirusso, Church Administrator, at 978-777-2060, or at brenda@danverschurch.org. The Danvers Church of the Nazarene is located at 181 Dayton Street, Danvers, Ma.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Pre-K Extended Day Program: Is looking for volunteers to assist their staff in the Extended Day Program from 2:45-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Primary responsibilities will include assisting students in grades PreK-8 with their homework, as well as coordinating various activities that include basketball, board games and arts and crafts.  Students interested should contact Trisha Quinn, Program Director, at 978-479-4542, or at gbc0321@comcast.net.  St. John the Baptist is located at 19 Chestnut Street, Peabody, Ma.

DANVERS RAIL TRAIL: Volunteers are  needed for cleanup projects and  to distribute map trail flyers.   Volunteers are also needed to walk the trails and maintain/repair sections of the trail on a regular  schedule.  Volunteers are welcome at the monthly Rail Trail meetings held at the Danvers Town Hall in the Toomey Room. For more information contact Nancy McNulty at 508-769-7381,   nancymcnult@gmail.com or Kate Day, Senior Planner, at Danvers Town Hall at  978-777-0001  Ext. 3029,  kday@mail.danvers-ma.org, or the main website at  www.danversrailtrail.org

SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/DANVERS:  Will host their annual “North Pole Family Event” on  December TBD, 2017.  The event is organized by the Smith Elementary School PAC. They need volunteers to help with crafts/games, set-up and clean-up.  Volunteers are needed from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  They also need a volunteer who is interested in dressing up as “Smitty the Bulldog” for the event.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kimberly Silva at kimberlysilva@danvers.org.

HUNT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER:  Volunteers needed who will play bridge/card games with the residents, play the piano during their dinner meal, polish nails,  and assist at their Holiday Party each December. They also need help decorating their center for the holidays, just after Thanksgiving!  It’s about  providing quality time and making friendly visits.  They also welcome choral groups.  All volunteers must take a two-hour dementia training class.  For further information contact Susan Berg, Activity Director, at  978-777-3740, Ext. 226, or email her at alzheimersideas@gmail.com

SEASONS OF DANVERS Independent/Assisted Living Facility:  Looking for choral/musical groups/dance, and volunteers to sing holiday songs and assist with crafts.  For volunteer opportunities contact Connie Boris, Programming Director at 978-777-0230, Ext. 305/seasonsofdanvers.com.  Located at 44 Summer Street, Danvers, Ma.

WINTER Solstice at Endicott Park:  Join Park Ranger Christine Dean for their Annual Winter Solstice.  Celebrate the longest night of the year by making lanterns, creating yule logs and enjoying refreshments around the campfire with children and their families in the month of December at Endicott Park. Volunteers are needed to assist with crafts, activities and stories, and serving refreshments at the campfire.  Stop at the  check in booth when you enter the park to get directions from one of the police explorers. For more information contact Park Ranger Christine Dean at 978-774-6518, or at cdean@mail.danvers-ma.org.  Endicott Park is located at 57 Forest Street, Danvers, Ma.

CARE DIMENSIONS/Hospice Tree of Lights:  Care Dimensions hosts their annual  “Tree of Lights” Ceremony in Danvers will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in front of the People’s United Bank, One Conant Street, Danvers, Ma.  The ceremony includes a special outdoor service with the illumination of the “Tree of Lights” and is followed by a community reception.  For more information regarding volunteer opportunities contact Susan Rogers, Special Events Manager at 978-223-9787/srogers@caredimensions.org.  Office located at 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, Ma.

SANTA BY SEA:  Volunteers are needed  at this annual fun family event!  Greet Santa as he embarks on Popes Landing on December 9, 2017. The event runs from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for set-up, event assistance and clean-up.  Decorate and set up the holiday tree, and assist with children’s photos with Santa. For more information contact Dave Arathuzik, Deputy Harbor Master at 978-762-0210 or by email at darathuzik@mail.danvers-ma.org.  To volunteer contact Eileen L’Abbe at 978-774-7990. Popes Landing is located at 8 Harbor Street, Danvers, Ma.

FESTIVUS 5K FOR AUTISM: Come run the 2017 Festivus 5K for Autism on Sunday, December 10, 2017.  All race proceeds will benefit the Northshore Education Consortium by helping educate and assist students with autism.  Last year, the race raised over $15,000 which helped purchase much needed technologies for students.  Packet pick up is Saturday, December 9, 2017, at New England Running Company in Beverly, Ma. Race day registration is at Finz Seafood and Grill, located at 76 Wharf Street, Salem, Ma., from 8:30-9:45 a.m.  The race will start at 10:00 a.m. on Wharf Street. Volunteers are needed to support race coordinators.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Cynthia Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator, at cynthia.m.johnson@gmail.com.  For more information you can also access their website at www.festivus5k.com.

ENDICOTT PARK/Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt:  Join Park Ranger Christine Dean at Endicott Park  on December 15, 2017 for their Annual Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt! The hunt is at 6:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to hide the candy canes and serve hot cocoa around the campfire to registered children and their families! A surprise visitor kicks off the event! Volunteers report to the back orchard.  Stop at the  check in booth when you enter the park to get directions from one of the police explorers. For more information contact Park Ranger Christine Dean at 978-774-6518, or at cdean@mail.danvers-ma.org.  Endicott Park is located at 57 Forest Street, Danvers, Ma.

DANVERS COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION (DCAT) Local and Holiday Events/Film Crews Needed:  DCAT is looking for volunteers to film a variety of local  and holiday events.  If you are interested in being a member of the DCAT Crew, you must first  become a member of DCAT (a nominal fee of $10), and participate in a mandatory 45 minute orientation. DCAT also offers a  Field Training for interested students. Contact Megan Yawor, Access Coordinator at 978-777-2720, or at megan@danverstv.org. DCAT is located at 87 Elm Street, Danvers, Ma.

Ongoing Opportunities:

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY:  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Boston unites the community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of prevention and early detection, and raise funds to help the Society raise money to end this disease.   Contact Erin Sullivan at erin.sullivan@cancer.org or call 508-270-4643. To register as an individual or view the volunteer options, visit the website at www.makingstrideswalk.org/bostonma

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION:  For information call 1-888-Diabetes.  Ext. 3487 or Diabetes.org

AMERICAN HEART/STROKE ASSOCIATION:  For volunteer opportunities and  information contact Jamie Aspenson, Director of High School Heart Chase at 503-880-0602/jamie.aspenson@heart.org 

AMERICAN RED CROSS: Needs volunteers for registration & refreshment services at Danvers location. Contact Georgia Cirillo 978-794-5625, Ext. 14

A REASON TO RIDE 2018 Bike-a-Thon for Cancer Research Benefiting Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.:  This will be the 9th Annual A Reason to Ride presented by Fuddruckers!  The 2018 event will be Sunday, September TBD,  2018.  The ride will start  at 75 Sylvan Street  in Danvers, Ma.  Festivities kick-off at 8:00 a.m., and participants are given the choice of a 10, 25 or 50 mile ride through the scenic North Shore towns.  The day is full of music, food, raffles and activities for the whole family.  This year will mark the fourth annual trike-a-thon for youngsters interested in participating in this fun day! For more information and to register contact Thomas DesFosses at 978-531-6475, or at tomdesfosses@gmail.com.  The event page is https://www.firstgiving.com/areasontoride/2018.

A STAR WARS CHRISTMAS PARTY in Support of “Griffin’s Gift”:   The Lamars, a local Danvers family, were overcome by the tragic loss of their two-year old son Griffin this summer.  With the support of countless family and friends, something beautiful has emerged, “Griffin’s Gift”.  Created by his parents Nicole, a second grade teacher in Danvers, and Nate, a high school vice principal, along with incredible big sisters Addie and Maggie, “Griffin’s Gift” will help families that are trying to adopt a child, just like the Lamars did a few years ago with the adoption of their son Griffin.  Each of the hopeful families who enter into the adoption process, are faced with an initial financial cost of $30-40K. This is often a hurdle that many families cannot overcome.  “Griffin’s Gift” was created to provide no-interest loans to qualified families who are hopeful that they too will one day welcome a child into their family through adoption.  To honor the memory of  our favorite Jedi, Griffin Lamar, “Griffin’s Gift” will be hosting a fundraiser,  “A Star Wars Christmas Party”, on Saturday, December TBD, 2017, at the Danversport Yacht Club, located at 161 Elliott Street, Danvers, Ma., from 12:00-4:00 p.m. It will be something that this young Padawan would have loved!  A holiday party filled with Star Wars characters, Jedi trainings, lightsaber duels, chocolate swamps, gingerbread “wookies”, Santa Claus and much more! Volunteers are needed from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and will be responsible for a variety of activities including set-up,  face painting, arts and crafts, assisting at the Santa station, and clean-up.  Volunteers are asked to commit to the full six hours.  For more information contact Mr. Jay McGillen, Danvers High School teacher, at 978-777-8925, Ext. 2547, or at johnmcgillen@danvers.org.  For more information on “Griffin’s Gift” go to www.griffinsgift.org.

Autism Awareness Shopping Event:   Sugar Me Sweet Natural Skin Care is proud to present this “Fun” Raiser  to support the Northeast Arc’s Autism Support Center in Danvers.  This event is held in April,  from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Polish Club, located at 12 Cheever Street, Danvers, Ma.  There are  local vendors, crafters and service providers, and a 50/50 raffle.  Volunteers are needed from 5:00-11:00 p.m., in two shifts, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and 8:00-11:00 p.m. Students also have the option of volunteering for the entire evening.   Volunteers are needed for set-up, assisting vendors, selling raffle tickets, and clean-up.  To sign up for this event  you can see Ms. LeBlanc, Community Service Coordinator, or you can email Rhonda Giarratana, Founder of Sugar Me Sweet Natural Skin Care/Fundraiser Coordinator at SugarMeSweet@outlook.com. Please give her your name, your email address, your telephone number and which shift you are available for.

BEVERLY HOSPITAL/Lahey Health Volunteer Services: Beverly Hospital is now taking applications for the Fall 2017 Student Volunteer Program, for students interested in working in a healthcare setting. This includes Beverly Hospital, Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, and the Lahey Outpatient Center in Danvers.  Students are required to commit to a minimum of two hours per week after school.   They are looking for volunteers in a number of  departments, including volunteering at the front desk/meet and greet, transport, and the gift shop.  They host three student orientations beginning in October  and again in early March for the Spring 2018 program. Students must be between the ages of 15 and 18, and at least a sophomore in high school.  For more information contact Jane Karaman, Manager of Volunteer Services or Krisanne Butler, Coordinator of Volunteer Services at 978-922-3000, Ext. 2307, or email  jkaraman@nhs-healthlink.org.  Applications can be downloaded from the hospital website at www.beverlyhospital.org

Beverly School for the Deaf/The Children’s Center for Communication Summer Fair: Sugar Me Sweet Natural Skin Care is proud to present this “Fun” Raiser  to support the Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf. This event is being held on Saturday, June TBD, 2018, 11:00-3:00 p.m.  at the Vittori-Rocci Post, located at 143 Brimbal Avenue, Beverly, Ma. There will be local vendors, crafters and service providers, and a 50/50 raffle. Volunteers are needed from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for set-up, assisting vendors, selling raffle tickets, assisting with carnival game tables, face painting, and clean-up.  To sign up for this event you can email Rhonda Giarratana, Founder of Sugar Me Sweet Natural Skin Care/Fundraiser Coordinator at SugarMeSweet@outlook.com, or call 978-777-2714, or 351-201-0481.  If you call and leave a message,  clearly give her your name, your email address, and your telephone number, and she will contact you to confirm!

BRIGHTVIEW Senior Living:  Has volunteer opportunities at Brightview in Danvers, located at 50 Endicott Street.  Brightview Senior Living creates vibrant living experiences for their residents, and  needs volunteers to engage residents in activities in their dementia care neighborhood.  If you are interested in working with older adults, they would like to hear from you!  As a volunteer you will learn about caring for adults with dementia, facilitate small group activities, and provide 1:1 social visits with residents.  This is a great experience for students interested in pursuing a career in health and human services.  To volunteer contact Nina Oberlin, Wellspring Director at 978-750-6111, or at noberlin@bvsl.net.  Flyers are also available through Ms. LeBlanc, Community Service Coordinator, in the Guidance Office.

CARE DIMENSIONS ANNUAL ANCHOR DIP! Care Dimensions hosts their Annual Anchor Dip each March!  Dip for bragging rights and a great cause and raise money to support hospice programs. The event begins at Sandy Point off of Water Street near the Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly, Ma. To sign up for the dip, call the Anchor Pub and Grille, 20 Cabot Street, Beverly,  at  978-921-0504.

CARE DIMENSIONS/Hospice of the North Shore:  Is looking for help with Special Events prep.  Contact Susan Rogers @ srogers@hns.org  or 978-750-9357

CARE DIMENSIONS/Walk for Hospice:  Care Dimensions hosts their annual  “Walk for Hospice” on Sunday, September TBD, 2018 at St. John’s Preparatory School, located at 72 Spring Street, Danvers, Ma.    Registration for the event will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the 3-mile walk will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Volunteers are also needed to assist loading the truck on Friday, September TBD, 2018 and unloading the truck on Sunday, September TBD, 2018. For more information regarding the walk and volunteer opportunities, contact Susan Rogers, Special Events Manager at 978-223-9787/srogers@caredimensions.org.  Office located at 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, Ma., or email walk@CareDimensions.org

CARE DIMENSIONS/Hospice Tree of Lights:  Care Dimensions hosts their annual  “Tree of Lights” Ceremony in Danvers each year in December in front of the People’s United Bank, One Conant Street, Danvers, Ma.  The ceremony includes a special outdoor service with the illumination of the “Tree of Lights” and is followed by a community reception.  For more information regarding volunteer opportunities contact Susan Rogers, Special Events Manager at 978-223-9787/srogers@caredimensions.org.  Office located at 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, Ma.

COASTSWEEP:  The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management  kicks off Coastsweep each September with  their Annual Massachusetts Coastal Cleanup. Coastsweep depends on volunteers to keep our beaches safe and clean.  Cleanups can be scheduled from September through November.  This year’s Coastsweep activities will be organized around the central cleanup day of Saturday, September 17, 2016.  To get involved, a Cleanup Coordinator Sign-up form and additional information can be found on their website at coastsweep@state.ma.us.  More information about Coastsweep is also available  at www.mass.gov/czm/coastsweep.

COMMUNITY GIVING TREE:  The Community Giving Tree is looking for volunteers at their warehouse located at their Middleton Giving Center located at  2 DeBush Avenue, Unit 2B,  in the Middleton Industrial Park.  They have toys that have been donated that need to be sorted and organized. for their  “Twice Loved Toy Sales” which benefit the Community Giving Tree and their programs that help local children.  To volunteer, contact Rosemary Turgeon, Volunteer Manager, at info@communitygivingtree.org or call 978-223-5767. More information is also available at www.communitygivingtree.org

CRADLES TO CRAYONS PROGRAM:  Tracie Ewing, Danvers High School teacher/Program Coordinator. This program supports children living in foster care, with the collection of clothing and toys.   This collection drive begins in October  and runs through November.  This is a great way to have the Danvers High School community participate in a very worthwhile effort.  If you are interested in volunteering, please see Ms. Ewing in Room C212 for details.  You can also email Ms. Ewing at tracieewing@danvers.org, or call 978-777-8928, Ext. 2603.

DANVERS BABE RUTH Baseball League: SPRING/2018 Baseball season will be back before you know it and the Danvers Babe Ruth Baseball League will be looking for volunteers who are interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting, that would like to provide play by play coverage for the Danvers High School home Twi Field baseball games. A DCAT camera crew will be on site for filming.  If you are interested, please contact Keith Lucy, Danvers Babe Ruth League President at danversbaberuth@gmail.com.

DANVERS BI-PEDS:  Rails to Trails. Contact Laura Cilley @ lcilley@danvers.bipeds.org

DanversCARES:  Needs volunteers to help develop  “Safe & Healthy Choices” for our students.  Contact Peg Sallade, Coordinator at 978-777-8932, Ext. 2213 or pegsallade@danvers.org or Lyle Harrod at lyleharrod@danvers.org

DanversCARES Coalition “Light The Night Purple”: A walk and community gathering event to raise the  awareness of opiate and other substance use in our community,  substance use prevention and treatment; to promote health, healing and recovery; and to erase the stigma associated with this disease.  The event  takes place  in May, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at The Rotary Pavilion at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, Ma. Volunteers are needed to help set-up from 5:00-6:30 p.m. and to clean-up from 8:00-9:00 p.m.  All volunteers are to meet at the Rotary Pavilion. To volunteer contact Peg Sallade, Project Director, at 978-777-8932, Ext 2214, or at pegsallade@danvers.org.

DANVERS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2018 ANNUAL WOMEN’S SPRING EVENT “Seeds of Kindness”: Will takes place on Saturday, May TBD, 2018 from 5:00-8:30 p.m.  Two volunteers in grades 11 or 12 are needed to care for children in the nursery during the event.  For further information contact Rebekah Milette, Women’s Ministry team member, at 978-304-6261, or at bekmilette@aol.com. The Danvers Church of the Nazarene is located at 181 Dayton Street, Danvers, Ma.

DANVERS COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION (DCAT) Local and Holiday Events/Film Crews Needed:  DCAT is looking for volunteers to film a variety of local  and holiday events.  The annual holiday events include the Endicott Park Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt,  the Holiday Open House at the Liberty Tree Mall, the Hoops for Troops at the Holten-Richmond Middle School,  and  the World Language National Honor Society Caroling at Danvers High School. If you are interested in being a member of the DCAT Crew, you must first  become a member of DCAT (a nominal fee of $10), and participate in a mandatory 45 minute orientation. DCAT also offers a  Field Training for interested students. Contact Megan Yawor, Access Coordinator at 978-777-2720, or at megan@danverstv.org. DCAT is located at 87 Elm Street, Danvers, Ma.

DANVERS COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION (DCAT):  Is looking for students who are interested in announcing for their broadcast of the Danvers High School boys and girls basketball games in the winter sports season.  If you are interested, contact Ben Thomas, Government and Education Coordinator, at (978) 777-2720, or at ben@danverstv.org.  DCAT is located at 87 Elm Street, Danvers, Ma.

DANVERS COUNCIL ON AGING: Volunteers needed for monthly dinners, holiday events and fairs, and weekly activities.  Contact Cathy Andre, Volunteer Coordinator at 978-762-0208, Ext. 103 or at candrevolunteer@yahoo.com.  The Danvers Council on Aging is located at the Danvers Senior Center, 23 Stone Street, Danvers, Ma. www.dcoa.org.

DANVERS COUNCIL ON AGING/Danvers Senior Center Annual Holiday Fair:  The Danvers Council on Aging hosts their Annual Holiday Fair each December at the Danvers Senior Center.  Volunteers are needed each year to help pack up after the fair.  Contact Cathy Andre, Volunteer Coordinator at 978-762-0208, Ext. 103 or at candrevolunteer@yahoo.com.  The Danvers Senior Center is located at 23 Stone Street, Danvers, Ma.

DANVERS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS: For information regarding volunteer opportunities, contact Gail Bernard, Program Coordinator at 978-777-0001, Ext. 3014, or email her at gbernard@mial.danvers-ma.org

DANVERS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS:  Will host their annual “Household Hazardous Waste Day” on Saturday, September TBD, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon  at the Transfer Station on East Coast Road in Danvers.  Two to three volunteers are needed from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon. Volunteers will provide general assistance , direct traffic to the proper stations, and hand out flyers. Volunteers WILL NOT be handling hazardous waste materials.  For more information contact Gail Bernard, Program Coordinator, at 978-777-0001, Ext. 3014, or via email at gbernard@mail.danvers-ma.org

DANVERS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS:  “Zero Waste Recycle Weekend” each  November and May  in the Danvers High School parking lot, from 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. –  6-8 volunteers.   Volunteers have the option of participating either one or two days. Volunteers will provide general assistance at the recycling stations, handing out flyers, assist with parking, and collect donations for the Danvers Food Pantry.  For more information contact Gail Bernard, Program Coordinator, at 978-777-0001, Ext. 3014, or via email at gbernard@mail.danvers-ma.org.

DANVERS FAMILY FESTIVAL 2018 Clam Bake:  Danvers Family Festival is pleased to host the 2018 Clam Bake on Friday, June TBD, 2018, at Endicott Park, Danvers, Ma.  Eight (8) volunteers will be needed from 5:00-9:00 p.m.  If you have any questions you can contact Lisa Trask, Festival Volunteer Coordinator via email at volunteers@danversfamilyfestival.com.  To sign-up for this event, go to the website to complete a volunteer form for each event at https://goo.gl/forms/uVoXLZSnsv8BlkTB3.  For further information you can also see Ms. Trask in Room A310 before or after school at DHS.

DANVERS FAMILY FESTIVAL 2018 Danvers Idol Finals:  Danvers Family Festival is pleased to host the 2018 Danvers Idol Finals on Saturday, June TBD, 2018, at the Danvers High School Auditorium, Danvers, Ma.  Eight volunteers will be needed from 5:30-9:00 p.m.  If you have any questions you can contact Lisa Trask, Festival Volunteer Coordinator, via email at volunteers@danversfamilyfestival.com.  To sign-up for this event, go to the website to complete a volunteer form for each event at https://goo.gl/forms/uVoXLZSnsv8BlkTB3.  For further information you can also see Ms. Trask in Room A310 before or after school at DHS.

DANVERS FAMILY FESTIVAL 2018 Endicott Park Day:  Danvers Family Festival is pleased to host the 2018 Endicott Park Day on Saturday, June TBD, 2018, at Endicott Park, Danvers, Ma.  Eighteen-twenty volunteers are needed for each of two shifts.  The shifts are 9:30-12:45 p.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.  If you have any questions you can contact Lisa Trask, Festival Volunteer Coordinator, via email at volunteers@danversfamilyfestival.com.  To sign-up for this event, go to the website to complete a volunteer form for each event at https://goo.gl/forms/ohjln75D8Vk8mQ8i1.  For further information you can also see Ms. Trask in Room A310 before or after school at DHS.

DANVERS FAMILY FESTIVAL 2018 Danvers Field Day/Scoop-ahhh Bowl:  Danvers Family Festival is pleased to host the 2018 Danvers Field Day/Scoop-ahhh Bowl on Saturday, July TBD, 2018 at Plains Park, Danvers, Ma. (Rain date is Sunday, July TBD, 2018)  Twenty-five to twenty-eight volunteers are needed for three shifts.  The shifts are 10:00-1:00 p.m., 12:30-3:30 p.m., or for the full event from 9:45-3:30 p.m.  If you have any questions you can contact Lisa Trask, Festival Volunteer Coordinator, via email at volunteers@danversfamilyfestival.com.  To sign-up for this event, go to the website to complete a volunteer form for each event at https://goo.gl/forms/ohjln75D8Vk8mQ8i1.  For further information you can also see Ms. Trask in Room A310 before or after school at DHS.

DANVERS  PEOPLE TO PEOPLE FOOD PANTRY:  Needs volunteers.  Call 978-739-4188 and ask for Barbara Remon.

DANVERS PEOPLE TO PEOPLE  FOOD PANTRY:  SUMMER/2017  Will be looking for volunteers to assist with deliveries from the Greater Boston Food Bank.  Volunteers will be needed to unload trucks on  Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. on TBD dates in June, July and August.   For more information or to sign up, contact Barbara Remon at 978-739-4188.  The Danvers People to People Food Pantry is located at 12 Sylvan Street, Danvers, Ma.

DANVERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: GLEN MAGNA ESTATE is looking for volunteers to help with landscaping, etc.  Contact dhs@danvershistory.org or contact Cathy Gareri, Operations Manager, or Laura Cilley, Development Coordinator at 978-777-1666, between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The Danvers Historical Society office is located at the Page House at 11 Page Street, Danvers, Ma.

DANVERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY:  The February Chocolate Walk! Join the Danvers Historical Society for the Annual Winter Chocolate Walk led by Rail Trail Committee Member Charles Lincicum.  All interested will meet at Putnamville Park (the first chocolate stop!) and walk north to Route 97 in Wenham (another chocolate stop!) Walkers are welcome to bring some of their own favorite chocolate to share along the way! This route is about 3.5 miles round trip. The walk begins at 10:00 a.m. rain, snow or sun. Volunteers are needed to help distribute Hot Chocolate at designated stops.  For more information contact Kate Day, Senior Planner at www.danversrailtrail.org, or at kday@danvers-ma.org,  978-777-0001, Ext. 3029, or Charles Lincicum at lincicum.charley@gmail.com

DANVERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: “History Week for Third Graders” Informational Meeting For Volunteers:  Each year the Danvers Historical Society recruits volunteers who enjoy exploring Danvers history with today’s youth.  For the past thirty years, the Danvers Historical Society volunteers have collaborated with the Danvers elementary schools and Danvers Alarm List Company to present Danvers Historical Week for Third Graders each June.  This very successful program introduces the students to their local history through on-site visits to the Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Jeremiah Page House, the Tapley Memorial Hall, and Endicott Park, where they have a lunch break.  The students engage in fun, hands-on activities.  You are invited to attend one or more of there three orientation sessions at Tapley Memorial Hall, in February. For more information please contact the Danvers Historical Society at 978-777-1666, or visit the website at www.danvershisory.org. Tapley Memorial Hall is located at 11 Page Street, Danvers, Ma.

DANVERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: GLEN MAGNA ESTATE and GLEN MAGNA FARMS is looking for volunteers to help with landscaping, etc., and to assist with their Annual Plant Sale.  The plant sale opens  Saturday, May TBD, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  It is also open on Wednesdays, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Contact dhs@danvershistory.org or contact Cathy Gareri, Operations Manager, or Laura Cilley, Development Coordinator at 978-777-1666, between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The Danvers Historical Society office is located at the Page House at 11 Page Street, Danvers, Ma.  Glen Magna Farms is located on  29 Ingersoll Street in Danvers, Ma. For more information regarding the Plant Sale, call 978-774-9165

DANVERS K9 OFFICER:  Organize fundraisers to help acquire a new Danvers K9.  Falco, the present K9 Officer, will retire in a few years.  Funds are needed to help defray the $10,000 cost of these highly trained canine officers. Contact the Danvers Police Department, 120 Ash Street, Danvers, Ma. 978-774-1212.

DANVERS KIWANIS:  For information on volunteer opportunities contact Gayla Bartlett, President, at gayla458@gmail.com

DANVERS KIWANIS Annual Pancake Festival and Fundraiser!  The Danvers Kiwanis Club will hold it’s 48th Annual Pancake Festival and Fundraiser in March, 2018, at the Danvers High School cafeteria, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon!   Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, ticket sales, food distribution and clean up.  Students are also needed the Friday night prior to the event, for set-up and food prep.  The Danvers Kiwanis Club will be celebrating their 57th year of service, and thanks to fundraisers like this, they have been able to donate over $575,000+ to the Danvers Community. For more information contact Nancy Petronio, Festival Chair, at nepetronio@verizon.net.

DANVERS NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE: SPRING/2018  Will be looking for volunteers to assist during their Baseball Tournaments at Tapley Park in Danvers, Ma.  They are in need of volunteers to work the snack-bar, as announcers at the games, as members of the field crew, as umpires (will train), and for set-up and clean-up.  For more information contact Tammie King at 978-828-9643, or email at tamking2@gmail.com

DANVERS POST-OFFICE Food Drive:  Hosted by the People to People Food Pantry each May, needs  volunteers to help unload donations from the postal trucks from 1:30-5:30 p.m.  The People to People Food Pantry is located at 12 Sylvan Street, Danvers, Ma. Barbara Remon, Program Coordinator, will provide pizza to all volunteers!  Please see Ms. LeBlanc, Community Service Coordinator, if you are interested in this great volunteer opportunity.

DANVERS RAIL/TRAIL:  Volunteers are  needed for cleanup projects and  to distribute map trail flyers. Volunteers are also needed to walk the trails and maintain/repair sections of the trail on a regular  schedule.  Volunteers are welcome at the monthly Rail Trail meetings held at the Danvers Town Hall in the Toomey Room. For more information contact Nancy McNulty at 508-769-7381,   nancymcnult@gmail.com or Kate Day, Senior Planner, at Danvers Town Hall at  978-777-0001  x3029, or at kday@mail.danvers-ma.org, or the main website at  www.danversrailtrail.org

DANVERS RAIL TRAIL Earth Day: Volunteers are  needed for the Danvers Rail Trail Annual Spring  Cleanup and Planting. Volunteers will clean up debris from sections on the rail trail in support of Earth Day 2018, on Saturday, April TBD, 2018.  All volunteers will meet at the Maple Street Church parking lot, near the Hobart Street lot where the trail crosses Charter Street, at 8:30 a.m.  Volunteers will break up into three or four small groups to work on different sections of the trail, and complete the project by 12:00 Noon. Wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes and work gloves.   For more information contact Nancy McNulty at 508-769-7381,  or at  nancymcnult@gmail.com  or the main website at  www.danversrailtrail.org

DANVERS RAIL TRAIL MOTHER’S DAY WALK:  Join Rail Trail Committee member Charles Lincicum and volunteer Tracey Heron on Saturday, May TBD, 2018, for the spring Mother’s Day Walk starting at 10:00 a.m. from the Hobart Street parking lot in Danvers, Ma. Walkers can select a distance that meets their needs.  Walkers of all ages and dogs on leashes are welcome! Dog walkers will start out at 10:15 a.m. Moms and grand-moms will be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate.  Water will be offered along the way, and candies handed out at the end of the walk. Students interested in volunteering should contact Georgia Wilson at gwilson@danversma.gov.

DANVERS RECREATION & The Friends of Danvers Recreation 2018 Summer Programs! The Danvers Recreation Program is offering several summer programs from June through August, with multiple volunteer opportunities available.  These include Let’s Play Sports, Little Lizards, Falcon’s Summer Fun, Journey’s, SNAKE Camp, SNAKE Travels, Junior Rangers at Endicott Park, the Park Program, Summer Adventures, Tennis, Hot Shots Basketball Clinics, Hoopsters Basketball Clinics, the Summer Band Program/Music Academy, the Stand Up and Paddle Program, the Mind Blowing Science Program, Lego Workshops, Shooting Stars Basketball Clinic, Soccer Camp, Minecraft Gaming Adventure, Youth Volleyball, Adventures in Space, and the CIT Program.  For more information stop by the Danvers Recreation Department located at the Danvers Town Hall, or call 978-777-0001, Ext 3094. You can also go to their website at www.danversrec.com.

DANVERS ROTARY: For information on volunteer opportunities contact Matthew Schroeder, President, at matthew.schroeder48@gmail.com

DANVERS ROTARY FARMER’S MARKET: The Danver’s Farmer’s Market is located in the parking lot across from the Danvers Town Hall, at 87 Elm Street, Danvers, Ma. Volunteers (5-8) are needed on June TBD, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. to help stuff bags for the opening of the market and to deliver them to the local merchants in downtown Danvers with the Rotarians. Volunteers for opening preparation will meet at 74 Elm Street, Danvers, Ma.  There will be a production line of market bags to fill with sponsor items.  The Farmer’s Market will host it’s grand opening on Wednesday, June TBD, 2018.  The hours of the Farmer’s Market are from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  Volunteers are needed in two shifts, from 2:45-4:00 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., as well as assisting during the market hours from 4:00-7:00 p.m. This will include set-up, clean-up, and general vendor and customer assistance.  The Market will run every Wednesday, from June TBD, 2018-August TBD, 2018, for a total of 13 weeks. For more information contact Matthew Schroeder, Farmer’s Market Chair, at 617-448-0339, or at mschroeder@greatpointwealth.com. To volunteer, sign up on-line!  Just go to SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/nfNhvrk

DANVERS-WENHAM SwampWALK:  Is a 1700 foot boardwalk constructed in the Great Wenham Swamp off of the Danvers Rail Trail. Contact George Saluto, Trustee of the Danvers Historical Society @ mgsaluto@comcast.net

DANVERS YMCA:  Volunteer opportunities are available! If you are interested in volunteering contact Marianne Britton, Administrative Assistant/HR at 978-774-2055, or by email at mbritton@danversymca.org.  She is on site at the YMCA  Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Volunteer applications are available at the front desk.  The Danvers YMCA is located at 34 Pickering Street, Danvers, Ma.

DANVERS YMCA Indoor Triathlon: The Danvers YMCA sponsors an Indoor Triathlon in May from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon.  Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Food is served following the event! For more information contact Suzanne Malach, Community Outreach Director, at 978-774-2055, or email smalach@danversymca.org. The Danvers YMCA is located at 34 Pickering Street, Danvers, Ma. You can also see Ms. LeBlanc, Community Service Coordinator in the Danvers High School Guidance Office.

DANVERS YMCA/SEPAC Carnival:  The Danvers YMCA sponsors a table at the SEPAC Carnival in May, from 12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to hand out prizes and monitor games for Pool Noodle Olympics.  This event is held at the Masconomet Regional High School Athletic Fields in Topsfield, Ma.  For more information or to sign up,  contact Marianne Britton at 978-774-2055, or email at mbritton@danversymca.org.  You can also go to www.tritownsepac.org for more details or to register.

EDCamp DANVERS:   EdCamp Danvers hosts an innovative form of professional development supported by the Edcamp Foundation, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the support of the Holten-Richmond Middle School in Danvers.   Seventy plus educators from across the North Shore attended in December of 2017.  Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, breakdown, and assisting attendees to navigate the building.  If you are interested in the 2017 program, please contact Jeffrey Bartlett, Health Education Teacher, at the Holten Richmond Middle School at 978-774-8590, Ext. 3258, or  by email at jeffreybartlett@danvers.org.  The Holten-Richmond Middle School is located at 55 Conant Street, Danvers, Ma.

ENDICOTT PARK:  General help with spring and fall cleanup, and preparing for winter season. Contact Dave Townley, Head Ranger at the Park  at 978-774-6518

ENDICOTT Adventures! February and April Vacation Week Programs:  Join Park Ranger Christine Dean as she instructs children in grades K through 5 about local wildlife through games, stories and activities.  She will also lead children in an exploration of the park to learn how plants and animals adapt to seasonal conditions. Each day will have a different focus.  The programs  run during the February and April school breaks,   from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers will assist with all activities from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Stop at the  check in booth when you enter the park to get directions from one of the police explorers. For more information contact Park Ranger Christine Dean at 978-774-6518, or at cdean@mail.danvers-ma.org.  Endicott Park is located at 57 Forest Street, Danvers, Ma.

ENDICOTT PARK/Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt:  Join Park Ranger Christine Dean at Endicott Park each year in December  for their Annual Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt! The hunt runs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to hide the candy canes and serve hot cocoa around the campfire to registered children and their families! A surprise visitor kicks off the event! Volunteers report to the back orchard.  Stop at the  check in booth when you enter the park to get directions from one of the police explorers. For more information contact Park Ranger Christine Dean at 978-774-6518, or at cdean@mail.danvers-ma.org.  Endicott Park is located at 57 Forest Street, Danvers, Ma.

ENDICOTT PARK/It’s a Hoot!  Join Park Ranger Christine Dean each year for their Annual It’s a Hoot at Endicott Park in February.  Children and their families will learn about local owl species, practice owl calls, and then tour the moonlit park in search of our feathered friends! Children will complete the evening of fun by making owl cupcakes!  The event runs from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to assist with all of the activities.   Stop at the  check in booth when you enter the park to get directions from one of the police explorers. For more information contact Park Ranger Christine Dean at 978-774-6518, or at cdean@mail.danvers-ma.org.  Endicott Park is located at 57 Forest Street, Danvers, Ma.

FALL & WINTER  SPORTS:   Volunteers needed.  Coaching Assistants for  youth sports, concession stands volunteers, cheerleading coaches or CIT assistant—they’re great sources for service hours.  During SUMMER apply for Playground CIT- contact Dept. of Recreation, Cheryl Marshall at cmarshall@mail.danvers-ma.org;  or  CIT & YMCA contact Joe Pauline 978-774-2055

FALL FESTIVAL Shopping Benefit for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families: Sugar Me Sweet Natural Skin Care is proud to present this “Fun” Raiser  to support the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. This event is being held on Saturday, October TBD, 2018, 11:00-3:00 p.m.  at the Salem Moose Family Center located at 50 Grove Street, Salem, Ma.  There will be local vendors, crafters and service providers, and a 50/50 raffle. Volunteers are needed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for set-up, assisting vendors, selling raffle tickets, assisting with carnival game tables, and clean-up.  To sign up for this event you can email Rhonda Giarratana, Founder of Sugar Me Sweet Natural Skin Care/Fundraiser Coordinator at rgiarra@hotmail.com, or call 978-777-2714, or 351-201-0481.  If you call and leave a message,  clearly give her your name, your email address, and your telephone number, and she will contact you to confirm!

FAMILY FARM DAY:  Sponsored by the Trustees of Reservations, will take place on Saturday, September TBD, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Appleton Farms, located at 219 Country Road, Ipswich, Ma. Volunteers are needed to help with farm games, pony rides, barnyard animals, face painting and much more! To sign up please contact Marc Mahan at mmahan@the trustees.org.

FAMILY MATH and LITERACY NIGHT: The Danvers Public Schools Family Math and Literacy Night is held each  March, in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Holten-Richmond Middle School, 55 Conant Street, Danvers, Ma., from 6:30-7:30 p.m.   Volunteers are needed from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to check in families, distribute event bracelets, collect/organize food pantry donations, fill out participation certificates, and monitor activity stations/assist presenters.  Contact Maria DiChiara, Title I Coordinator, at 978-777-8928, Ext. 2441, if you are interested in this great volunteer opportunity.

FESTIVUS 5K FOR AUTISM: Come run the 2016 Festivus 5K for Autism on Sunday, December TBD, 2017.  All race proceeds will benefit the Northshore Education Consortium by helping educate and assist students with autism.  Last year, the race raised over $15,000 which helped purchase much needed technologies for students.  Packet pick up is Saturday, December TBD, 2017, at New England Running Company in Beverly, Ma. Race day registration is at Finz Seafood and Grill, located at 76 Wharf Street, Salem, Ma., from 8:30-9:45 a.m.  The race will start at 10:00 a.m. on Wharf Street. Volunteers are needed to support race coordinators.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Cynthia Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator, at cynthia.m.johnson@gmail.com.  For more information you can also access their website at www.festivus5k.com.

FRIENDS OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK TEAM:  The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.  They are in need of volunteers each Saturday from  April TBD, 2018 to June TBD, 2018,  at the Danvers High School Stadium.  The time varies that volunteers are needed, but a schedule will be provided.  Volunteer activities include cheering on the athletes, assisting coaches, helping the athletes with events, and building friendships with the athletes.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Nicole Flister at nguinta01@gmail.com or visit https://sites.google.com/view/fosotrack/home.  You can also contact Amanda Mickle, Assistant Coach and teacher at Danvers High School, in room A108, or at 978-777-8925, Ext. 2507, or at amandamickle@danvers.org

GOOD FRIDAY WALK, INC.:  This annual 10.5 mile walk raises money for North Shore families.  It will take place on Friday, April TBD, 2018, and begin at the Saints Academy (formerly St. John’s School), Rear 552 Cabot Street, North Beverly, Ma.  Lunch for all walkers will be served in St. John’s Episcopal’s cafeteria.  Sponsor sheets can be downloaded on the “Walk Info” page at www.goodfridaywalk.org.  You must be sponsored to walk, with a $25.00 minimum donation.  Money and signed sponsor sheets are to be turned in on the day of the walk.  Starting time is 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  The walk ends at 2:15 p.m. sharp!  Students who volunteer will receive a community service form at the time of sign-up. For more information, contact Alan Battistelli, President Good Friday Walk, Inc., at info@goodfridaywalk.org.

GRIFFIN’S GIFT 5K and FAMILY FUN DAY (Second Annual): Come participate in the first Annual Griffin’s Gift 5K Road Race and “Family Fun Day”,  dedicated to helping potential adoptive families with the financial burden of the adoption process. This non-profit charity/5K run is being held on  July TBD, 2018.  The race time is from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.  The race will begin at Danvers High School, located at 60 Cabot Road, Danvers, Ma. Fifty (50+) volunteers are needed to assist in running children’s games during the “Family Fun” part of the event,  from 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Volunteers will also monitor the children’s “Fun Run” and assist with all other event activities.  Students who are interested should contact  Danvers High School teacher John McGillen (Room A224), at 978-777-8925, Ext. 2547, or at johnmcgillen@danvers.org.  For more information you can also access the website at https://risingreg.com/griffins-gift-5k/

GUIDING DOGS OF IPSWICH:  Help out with Great Dane pups training to assist mobility impaired individuals.  Call 978-356-0666 for more information.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-NORTHSHORE:  Now in Danvers. Contact Donald Preston, President of Habitat for Humanity.  www.habitatforhumanity-northshore.com  click on “volunteer”.

HAWC:  Healing Abuse Working for Change.  Call  978-744-8552 for information.  Contact:  Cassie DeSir at cassied@hawcdv.org.  Participate in the  HAWC WALK in the Spring!

26th ANNUAL WALK FOR HAWC/HEALING ABUSE WORKING FOR CHANGE: HAWC’s mission is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. This 5K walk is a fun, family-friendly event that brings together hundreds of community members to raise awareness about domestic violence and to fundraise for comprehensive programming. HAWC supports more than 2,700 people per year in 23 cities and towns on the North Shore.  The money raised will support their 24-hour hotline, emergency shelters, legal services, advocacy, community education and support groups, and the parent child trauma recovery program. The walk will take place on Sunday, April TBD, 2018, beginning on Salem Common in Salem, Ma.  Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 12:00 Noon. Music, food and fun will begin at 1:00 p.m.  You can also register by visiting hawcdv.org/walk.  If you have additional questions, call 339-883-1460 or email walk@hawcdv.org.

HEALTHY Kid’s Day:  Sponsored each year in April, by the Danvers YMCA  from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Volunteers are needed for children’s facepainting, monitoring games and activities including a bouncy house, and handing out water. Volunteers are needed from 12:00-4:00 p.m., which includes set-up and clean-up.  The Danvers YMCA is located at 34 Pickering Street, Danvers, Ma.  For more information you can contact Suzanne Malach, Community Outreach Director, Danvers YMCA at 978-774-2055, Ext. 23, or at smalach@danversymca.org.  To sign up for this event, see Ms. LeBlanc, Community Service Coordinator, in the Danvers High School Guidance Office.

HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: To inquire about available opportunities, contact Mrs. Elizabeth Matthews, Principal,  at 978-774-5011 or at matthews@danvers.org

HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL “Monster Mash”:  The Highlands Elementary School is hosting their Annual Halloween “Monster Mash” on Saturday, October TBD, 2018.  Volunteers are needed on Friday, October TBD, 2018, from 3:30-8:00 p.m.  for set-up and to help decorate in preparation for the party, as well as to assist in monitoring students of parent volunteers.  On Saturday, October TBD, 2018,  volunteers are needed from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m., during the event, and a clean-up crew is needed 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. This is guaranteed to be a  fun-filled event!  Any questions you can contact Michelle Norbaka at 781-864-7294, or at mesakiki@mac.com. Students interested in volunteering should see  Ms. LeBlanc, Community Service Coordinator, in the guidance office. The Highlands Elementary School is located at 190 Hobart Street, Danvers, Ma.

HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL “Savers Fundraiser”:  Volunteers are needed to assist with the Highlands Elementary School “Savers Fundraiser” on Saturday, November TBD, 2017, from 10:00-12:00 Noon.  Volunteers are needed to assist in loading trucks.  For more information and to sign-up, contact Ms. Pamela Ames at pamelaames@danvers.org, or at 978-774-5011.  Highlands Elementary School is located at 190 Hobart Street, Danvers, Ma.

HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PAC/EPILEPSY FOUNDATION CLOTHING DRIVE:  Is in need of volunteers on Saturday, June TBD, 2018, at the Highlands Elementary School, located at 190 Hobart Street, Danvers, Ma.  Six volunteers are needed to assist in unloading the trucks from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.  For more information or to volunteer please contact Melissa Forest, Co-Vice President of the High lands Elementary School PAC at 978-317-3902, or at mforest939@gmail.com.

HUNT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER:  Volunteers needed who will play bridge/card games with the residents, play the piano during their dinner meal, polish nails,  and assist at their Holiday Party each December. They also need help decorating their center for the holidays, just after Thanksgiving!  It’s about  providing quality time and making friendly visits.  They also welcome choral groups.  All volunteers must take a two-hour dementia training class.  For further information contact Susan Berg, Activity Director, at  978-777-3740, Ext. 226, or email her at alzheimersideas@gmail.com

HUNT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER SPRING Extravaganza!  The Hunt Nursing Center hosts their Annual SPRING Extravaganza  each March. Volunteers are needed for set-up,  run games,  and for clean-up.   For more information contact Susan Berg, Activity Director, at 978-777-3740, Ext. 226, or at alzheimersideas@gmail.com. The Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located at 90 Lindall Street, Danvers, Ma.

IPSWICH AUDUBON CENTER:  Contact Susan Baeslack, sbaeslack@massaudubon.org or call  978-887-9264 x7707

IRONSTONE FARM THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM: Is a unique program that provides support to clients receiving equine assisted therapies. Volunteers lead horses, walk alongside clients engaging with them, and groom/tack up the horses for their clients.  This unique program depends on volunteers to assist their staff in providing therapeutic riding programs to individuals with disabilities.  Each client needs between 1 to 3 volunteers for his/her session and without the commitment of 200 + volunteers weekly, they would be unable to provide the services that they offer to over 400 clients weekly and year round!  Volunteers must be 13 years of age or older to volunteer.  No horse experience is required.  They will provide a one time 2.5 hour training workshop.  Volunteers are scheduled based on their availability and the programs needs.  After school and on Saturdays is a great time to participate!  They do not require a minimum commitment but do hope that it would be for several months or longer due to the training needed.  For more information contact Carolyn Burt, Director of Operations, at 978-475-4056, or at carolynburt@challengeunlimited.org.  Ironstone Farm is located at 450 Lowell Street (Route 133), Andover, Ma. Their web address is www.ironstonefarm.org

JOHN GEORGE PARK: Is looking for volunteers to assist in the general maintenance of this wonderful community park in Danvers.  This includes general seasonal clean-up and planting.  If you are interested in beautifying one of our cherished parks in Danvers, please contact Joan George at 978-808-2146, or at 978-774-4159.  You can also email Joan George at jmg1958@verizon.net.  The John George Park is located at 35 River Street, in Danversport, Ma.

KELLER-WILLIAMS REALITY/KW Cares/RED DAY:  Every year, on the second Thursday in May,  associates and staff of Keller-Williams Realty spend the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in our communities.  This day is known as RED DAY-Renew, Energize and Donate.  Activities include yard work, painting, entertaining, teaching, etc.  They visit senior citizens in their homes, work with charitable organizations such as the Sutton Home for Women, and provide extra hands for individuals who are home bound.  Students interested in participating can contact Eileen Duff at EDuff@kw.com or Tish Lentine at TishLentineRealtor@gmail.com

LEDGEWOOD REHABILITATION in BEVERLY:  For volunteer opportunities contact Tracy Valletti @ 978-524-6164 or tracy.valletti@kindredhealthcare.com

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY:  Pennies for Patients-Changing Lives Program.  This program supports the treatment of Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkins Disease or Myeloma. The money raised  is used towards blood cancer research, treatment and patient services.  Student groups or individual students can choose to run the project. Contact Derek Massicotte, Campaign Specialist at 508-810-1311, or Derek.Massicotte@lls.org for more information. 9 Erie Drive, Natick, MA   01760

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY “Student of the Year” Campaign:  The Student of the Year Campaign is a six-week initiative in which High School students participate in a fundraising competition to raise awareness and secure donations to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The candidate who raises the most money at the end of the six weeks within the Massachusetts Chapter is named The Student of the Year.  The student named Student of the Year will receive a $5,000 scholarship to a college or university of his/her choice.  Every candidate who reaches the minimum fundraising amount of $10,000 will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  In addition, one student will be awarded Citizenship honors and will receive $2,500 to a college or university of his/her choice.  The application deadline is TBD, at 5:00 p.m.   For more information contact Louise Popp, Deputy Executive Director at 508-810-1302 or at Louise.Popp@lls.org. To apply https//www.llsform.org/0040FS01/form22/index.html.

LYNDA J. TALBOT 8th Annual Memorial 5K Run/Walk :  Will take place on Sunday, October TBD, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. The race begins at the Great Oak School, located on 76 Pickering Street, Danvers, Ma.  Registration packet pick-up is on Saturday, September TBD, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at the Great Oak School.  Same day registration begins on Sunday, at 8:00 a.m.  Lynda was a Danvers local for over 60 years.  She passed away in August of 2010 after a difficult 23 year battle with breast cancer.  Her family and friends have created this race in her memory and hope that you will join them in the fight against breast cancer. All proceeds go towards The Lynda J. Talbot Memorial Scholarship Fund, helping local families battling cancer and Breast Cancer Research. The registration fee is $30 for adults, and $20 for participants under 18 years of age.  For more information you can contact Julie Donnelly, Event Director, at 978-857-8073.  You can also visit the event website at http://https://www.facebook.com/6th-Annual-Lynda-J-Talbot-Memorial-WalkRun-92516-975421399188174/)

“MA DUKES” Thanksgiving Dinners Drive: Serving and delivering thanksgiving dinners for those less fortunate during the holiday season.  For more information on volunteer opportunities including preparation and serving contact Tracy Mahoney at 978-774-0172

MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer Walk/Boston:  This ANNUAL walk is on Sunday, October TBD, 2017, and begins at the DCR Hatch Shell, 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, Ma., at 8:00 a.m.  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship-an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.  All funds raised are used to support groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education and critical patient services-all by walking!  Join more than 1 million volunteers nationwide.  Volunteers are needed for set up on Saturday, October TBD, 2017, or at the walk itself.  If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact Grace Brigham, Coordinator, Division Event Support of the American Cancer Society at 508-270-4643, or at grace.brigham@cancer.org.  A flyer with all volunteer opportunities is available in the Guidance Office, and volunteer forms must be submitted no later than September TBD, 2017.  A confirmation letter will be sent to you, including directions and instructions for the position that you choose.  Help support this year’s Making Strides Breast Cancer event.

MAPLE SUGARING AT ENDICOTT PARK:  Join Park Ranger Christine Dean each year for Maple Sugaring at Endicott Park  in March, to learn about the basics of tree identification, participate in sap collection and enjoy some freshly boiled Endicott Park maple syrup! Volunteers are needed to assist with all activities. Stop at the  check in booth when you enter the park to get directions from one of the police explorers. For more information contact Park Ranger Christine Dean at 978-774-6518, or at cdean@mail.danvers-ma.org.  Endicott Park is located at 57 Forest Street, Danvers, Ma.

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL Cancer Center  5th Annual LungStrong 5K:  This 5K will be held on Sunday, May  TBD, 2018, at the Cherry Hill Corporate Center, 72 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, Ma.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m., and includes a 5K Run and a 1.5 Mile Walk, which begins at 10:00 a.m.  All proceeds benefit the Mass General Hospital Lung Cancer Research Program.  You can register online at http://www.lungstrong.org.  For more information contact Diane Legg at dianelegg62@gmail.com, or at 978-518-5433.

MASSACHUSETTS VEST-A-DOG:  Help buy a police dog a bullet-resistant vest.  Danvers Police K-9 officer Falco was  revested in October, 2010.  Each protective vest costs $735.00 and needs to be replaced every 5-6 years.  The K-9 officers at the Middleton Corrections Facility currently need to be revested.  Contact Kathy Hinds at info@mavestadog.org or 508-668-7149.  www.mavestadog.org

MUSEUMS:   Have volunteer programs, including the Wenham Museum, Peabody Essex Museum and Hammond Castle.

NEW ENGLAND HOME FOR THE DEAF:   Is looking for volunteers to visit with their residents.  American Sign Language classes will be given at no charge to volunteers. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week of service.  Contact Jessica DuPont @ 978-774-0445  Ext. 302 or Jessica.dupont@nehomesdeaf.org

NORTHEAST ANIMAL SHELTER:  Located on 347 Highland Avenue, Salem,  MA.,  has volunteer opportunities! Training is required.  Contact Randi Cohen, Executive Director, or  Jen Adams, Volunteer Coordinator, at 978-745-9888, Ext. 305, or email  Jen at volunteer@neas.org.  They are open Mon-Fri: 10:00 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sat-Sun: 10:00 a.m.-6 p.m.   Visit the website at www.neas.org.

NORTHEAST ARC:  Volunteers needed at First Steps Child Care Center.  Work with toddlers and pre-school age children during their after school hours program. Volunteers also needed for their Friday Night Happenings.  Different activities each week from 6:30-8:30 p.m., as well as monthly dances.  Contact Suzanne Ryan at sryan@ne-arc.org or at 978-624-2318. Northeast ARC is located at 6 Southside Road, Danvers, Ma.

NORTH SHORE CANCER 2017 WALK:   The 27th annual North Shore Cancer Walk will take place on Sunday, June TBD, 2017.  It will start at Salem Willows Park, and wind through historic downtown Salem. The scenic 10K (6.2 miles)  Cancer Walk brings together thousands of participants for an unforgettable celebration of life, courage and community.  Proceeds from the 2017 Cancer Walk will support oncology services at North Shore Medical Center and the Massachusetts General/North Shore Cancer Center.  For more information go to northshorecancerwalk.org.

NORTH SHORE ROVERS Special Needs Youth Soccer Program:  This  youth soccer program is open to all Special Needs Athletes ages 3-21! Volunteers are partnered with a player for the season or assigned to a designated group.  The program runs from September -November, except Columbus Day weekend, on Sunday mornings from  8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m., and from 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m., at the McGrath Field, 64 Marlborough Street, Salem, Ma.  Volunteers can choose to participate in one or both time-frames, and must be 14 years of age or older. Some soccer experience is a plus.  No prior experience working with special needs necessary.  YOU MUST BE COMMITTED TO THE ENTIRE SEASON TO PARTICIPATE, because the program is built on the special relationships that are created between the players and the volunteers.   All coaches and volunteers are CORI checked. Volunteer to “buddy up” with a player by contacting Jack and Gail Steele, Co-Founders/Co-Directors at 781-592-9978/northshorerovers@comcast.net.

OMEGA SUMMIT AT MIT:  The MIT  AgeLab wants YOU for OMEGA! Are you a high school student interested in creating connections between teens and older adults in your community? Do you know high school students interested in volunteering with older adults?  OMEGA is an MIT AgeLab initiative designed to foster multigenerational connections between high school students and older adults. The goal of OMEGA is to strengthen relationships and promote connections across generations.  Students will brainstorm with other students, professionals and community members, ways of strengthening intergenerational connections in their communities.  They will also learn about scholarships available for juniors and seniors who demonstrate excellent efforts in their schools to build relationships with older adults.   The MIT AgeLab is recruiting high school students in grades  9-12, from across New England for the OMEGA Summit, a fun, informative and collaborative event on Saturday,  October TBD, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Questions can be directed to omegamit@mit.edu or call Carley Ward at  617-253-1894.  Students must RSVP by October TBD, 2018. You can also visit the website at http://agelab.mit.edu/omega.

OPERATION TROOP SUPPORT:  Will continue their Christmas Wrap events throughout the year.   Local papers will list dates, times and locations.  For more information contact operationtroopsupport@gmail.com or email Richard Moody at 978.774-5983/dick.moody@gmail.com

PEABODY INSTITUTE LIBRARY:  Volunteers needed for special projects and general help, as well as working in the Children’s Room.  Contact Alan Thibeault, Library Director, or Suzanne MacLeod, Assistant Director at 978-774-0554.  www.danverslibrary.org.  15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA.

POLISH-Russian-Lithuanian-American Citizen’s Club:  Annual Events.  Volunteers needed for monthly events including set-up, event support and clean-up.  Contact Andrea Walke, Volunteer Coordinator at 978-766-3201/awalke@comcast.net. Located at 12 Cheever Street, Danvers, Ma.

POLISH RUSSIAN LITHUANIAN AMERICAN CITIZEN’S CLUB Polski Dinner: Fifteen volunteers are needed each year to assist with their Annual Polski Dinner to be held on Sunday, November TBD, 2017, with set-up, serving and clean-up. Volunteers are needed from 4:30-7:30 p.m., and should wear red shirts.  All students interested in volunteering should contact Andrea Walke, Volunteer Coordinator, at 978-766-3201, or at awalke@comcast.net.  The Polish Russian Lithuanian American Citizen’s Club is located at 22 Cheever Street, Danvers, Ma.

PUTNAM FARM AT DANVERS Senior Living Facility:  Is looking for volunteers to socialize with their residents.  For more information contact call 978-705-1330.  Located at 9 Summer Street, Danvers, Ma.

REASON 2 RUN Danvers 5K: Is a run/walk that will be held on Sunday, April TBD, 2018, to benefit cancer care and research through the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.  The start and finish will be at Endicott Park in Danvers.  This 5K is an official fundraising event and 100% of the proceeds will go to center care and research.  They are seeking volunteers to man water stations, give directions to runners/walkers, and help with set-up and clean-up.  Volunteers will be needed from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Debbi Orthman Palermo or Toni Mannette, Volunteer Chairs, at debbiorthman@gmail.com, or tmannette@yahoo.com.

RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/DANVERS:  Is looking for volunteers.  If you are interested, contact Kimberly Silva, School Social Worker at 978-774-5010, Ext 6037, or at kimberlysilva@danvers.org

RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Carnival:  Will host their annual carnival on  Friday, September TBD, 2018,  from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 4:30-7:30 p.m. for set-up, to supervise students, to assist with face painting, to run carnival games, help with the bounce house and clean-up.  If you are interested please contact Traci Swanton, Riverside Elementary School PAC Co-President at traciswanton@gmail.com.  Riverside Elementary School is located at 95 Liberty Street, Danvers, Ma.

RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL “Spooky Bash!”:  The Riverside Elementary School hosts their annual Spooky Bash on  Friday, October TBD, 2018,  from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for set-up, to supervise students, for face painting, for arts and crafts, and clean-up.  Any questions, you can contact Barbara Clark, Event Co-Chair at bcorsonclark@gmail.com, or at 978-500-0327.  Students interested in volunteering should see Ms. LeBlanc, Community Service Coordinator, in the guidance office. Riverside Elementary School is located at 95 Liberty Street, Danvers, Ma.

RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Inside Courtyard Garden:  The Riverside Elementary School has created an Inside Courtyard Garden with their newly created Garden Club which includes 15 first and second grade students.  The Garden Club meets every Wednesday, beginning  in April and  continues to meet through June.  Meetings run from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 2:15-4:00 p.m., to assist with seeding, compost work, set-up and clean-up.  For more information you can contact Karen Ranieri, Riverside Elementary School Garden Club Coordinator, at 617-794-4488, or at karen@tqgroup.com.  Riverside Elementary School is located at 95 Liberty Street, Danvers, Ma.

RTN Federal Credit Union Walk Home:  The RTN Federal Credit Union hosts it’s Annual RTN’s Walk Home, a 5K benefit walk to help homeless teens and families every June.  Individuals can walk, donate, sponsor a walker, or volunteer. One of the three Walk Home routes is the Danvers Rail Trail.  All proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.  For more information, contact Maria Thomasian, Business Department Officer, at 781-736-9887 or mthomasian@rtn.org

SALEM SOUND COASTWATCH:  Volunteer opportunities including adopting a beach/beach clean-up, monitoring for marine invasives, collecting water quality samples, stenciling storm drains, monitoring salt marshes, and office support with mailings/memberships.  Salem Sound Coastwatch also sponsors the Swim & Fin Salem Harbor Open Water Swim and the Coastal 5K Run for the Beach.  For more information contact Barbara Warren, Executive Director at 978-741-7900/barbara.warren@salemsound.org or Susan Yochelson, Outreach Coordinator at susany@salemsound.org.  Office located at 21 Washington Street, Suite 9, Salem, Ma.

SALISBURY ANIMAL SHELTER:  Volunteers must be 15 years old + and be willing to make a 6 month commitment of 1-2 hours per week.  Various jobs include working reception, caregivers, etc.  Download the application from  MRFRS.ORG  or  contact  Janet Rogers 978-462-0760

SALVATION ARMY REDEMPTION CENTER:  Located in Saugus, Ma.  Call 781-231-0803

SANTA AT THE SWAMPWALK!  Santa himself makes a special stop to the Magical Swampwalk on the Danvers Rail Trail in November All proceeds go to Toys for Tots.  For volunteer information contact Lauren Poussard at lauren@laurenpoussard.com.

SANTA BY SEA:  Volunteers are needed each year at this annual fun family event!  Greet Santa as he embarks on Popes Landing in early December. The event runs from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for set-up, event assistance and clean-up.  Decorate and set up the holiday tree, and assist with children’s photos with Santa. For more information contact Dave Arathuzik, Deputy Harbor Master at 978-762-0210 or by email at darathuzik@mail.danvers-ma.org.  Popes Landing is located at 8 Harbor Street, Danvers, Ma.

SEASONS OF DANVERS Independent/Assisted Living Facility:  Looking for choral/musical groups/dance, and volunteers to run jeopardy and bingo games.  For volunteer opportunities contact Connie Boris, Programming Director at 978-777-0230, Ext. 305/seasonsofdanvers.com.  Located at 44 Summer Street, Danvers, Ma.

SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/DANVERS:  Hosts their annual “North Pole Family Event” each December.  The event is organized by the Smith Elementary School PAC. They need volunteers to help with crafts/games, set-up and clean-up.  Volunteers are needed from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  They also need a volunteer who is interested in dressing up as “Smitty the Bulldog” for the event.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kimberly Silva at kimberlysilva@danvers.org.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS:  Volunteers are needed for various events.  Call Lori Zabilski, 978-774-1501,  Ext. 221

SPECIAL OLYMPICS/ANNUAL:  This wonderful annual event hosts over 100+ special olympic athletes from numerous towns including Danvers, Beverly, Ipswich, Newburyport, and North Reading. The program is coordinated by Jacquelyn White, Service Learning teacher at Danvers High School, in conjunction with the Special Olympics Massachusetts organization. The event will take place at Danvers High School on Friday, May TBD, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A maximum of ten (10) student volunteers are needed from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to set-up  and clean-up, facilitate all stations, demonstrate skills for each event, work in the photobooth, distribute water and snacks, assist with event registration, and cheer on all of our Special Olympics athletes! Student members of  Jacquelyn White’s Service Learning class are not eligible for community service credit, as  course credit is awarded for their efforts in organizing this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jacquelyn White, DHS Special Olympics Coordinator, at 978-777-8925, Ext. 2557, or at jacquelynwhite@danvers.org.  Danvers High School is located at 60 Cabot Road, Danvers, Ma.

STILES POND DAY CAMP:  Owned and operated by the Danvers YMCA, is located in West Boxford.  They need volunteers interested in their CIT  Junior Counselor Program for Summer 2017! For more information contact the Danvers YMCA at 978-774-2055. or Mark Svendson at msvendson@danversymca.org.

STRAYS IN NEED:   Is a Danvers based volunteer organization that helps abandoned or  lost animals with medical care and finding new homes.  You can help organize a fundraising event.    Contact  jmarcotti@mail.danvers-ma.org to find out what you or a group of friends can do to help raise funds for animal care.

TOM GOULD’S Challenger Basketball Program:  Volunteers are needed to play basketball, kickball and other activities and games with children ages 5+ with physical and mental challenges.  The program will take place every Monday, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., beginning in November and it will run through to the end of March,  at the Carroll School, 60 Northend Street, in Peabody, Ma.  To volunteer contact Tom Gould at (978) 531-7374.  Students will receive two hours of community service credit for each Monday that they participate.

TRIATHLON BY THE SEA/18th Annual  The Jewish Community Center of the North Shore (JCCNS) will be sponsoring the 18th Annual Triathlon by the Sea on Sunday, May TBD, 2018, from 7:00-11:30 a.m. for a 10-mile bike around Marblehead Neck.  Volunteers are needed on Friday, May TBD, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. to fill goody bags, on Saturday, May TBD, 2018 from 10:00-2:00 p.m. for event set-up and 2:00-6:00 p.m. for event set-up, as well as race spotters on the day of the race. To volunteer and for more information contact Kevin Lynch Greenberg at kgeckolg@hotmail.com, or Andrew Dalton at adalton@jccns.com.  Andrew Dalton can also be contacted at 781-631-8330.

TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS OF THE NORTH SHORE:  With multiple properties throughout the North Shore including Long Hill in Beverly, and Appleton Farms and the Crane Estate in Ipswich, there are a number of opportunities for student volunteers!  These include clean-ups, small painting projects, and much more.  Sports teams and other student organizations are encouraged to come in as a group to work together on an assigned project. For further information contact Marc Mahan, Volunteer Resources Coordinator of the Northeast Region at mmahan@thetrustees.org, or at 978-239-6204.  The Trustees office is located at 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, Ma.

WATERFRONT MANAGER/HARBORMASTER:   www.danversharbormaster.com. Contact  Chris Sanborn at 978-762-0210 or David Arathuzik-darathuzik@mail.danvers-ma.org  Volunteers must have a basic knowledge of boating and working on the water.

WGBH FUNFEST!  WGBH hosts their annual FUNFEST in July at the WGBH Studios, located at One Guest Street, Brighton, Ma.  It is a fun-filled community event which is a full day of ice-cream from some of your favorite vendors, and live music performances by family-friendly artists! Children attending the event will have a chance to participate in interactive games and enjoy moonbounce jumping, inflatable rides, and more! Plus, PBS characters Chirp, Curious George, Arthur and Buddy from Dinosaur Train will all be available to meet their adoring fans! Volunteers are needed to work with the WGBH Event Production Team in multiple roles.  You will not only be earning your community service hours, you will also be supporting your local public media station!  Volunteers are needed for set up on the Friday prior to the event, from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and on the day of the event in three shifts:  9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Over 3,000 attendees are expected to attend this event, and your help is needed to ensure that kids of all ages have fun at FUNFEST!  For a  description of the FUNFEST events, see Ms. LeBlanc, Community Service Coordinator, in the guidance office.  To register to volunteer, contact Jaime Reese, WGBH Volunteer & Marketing Manager, via email at jaime_reese@wgbh.org.  To participate in the 2017 FUNFEST, email your full name, preferred shift, and your top 3 preferred volunteer positions, in order of preference for the event day.  Volunteers are key to the success of FUNFEST!  You can also contact Jaime Reese at 617-300-4211.

WINDRUSH FARM Therapeutic Equitation: Is a nonprofit horse farm specializing in teaching physically, emotionally and learning disabled children and adults to ride and work with horses.  Volunteers are needed during the fall session, which begins in early September and will run through mid December. Volunteers do not need horse experience, but must  be 14 years of age or older. All volunteers are trained to be a “sidewalker”, a volunteer who walks/jogs alongside the client while riding, helping to keep them safe.  No previous experience with working with horses is required. The classes are one hour long and run Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Volunteers are asked to commit to one class a week for the entire session. To sign up go to their website at http://www.windrushfarm.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/  To contact them directly go to volunteer@windrushfarm.org or call  Jessica Barry or Rachel Bernstein, Volunteer Coordinators, at 978-682-7855.  They are located at 479 Lacy Street, North Andover, Ma.

WINTER Solstice at Endicott Park:  Join Park Ranger Christine Dean for their Annual Winter Solstice.  Celebrate the longest night of the year by making lanterns, creating yule logs and enjoying refreshments around the campfire with children and their families in the month of December at Endicott Park. Volunteers are needed to assist with crafts, activities and stories, and serving refreshments at the campfire.  Stop at the  check in booth when you enter the park to get directions from one of the police explorers. For more information contact Park Ranger Christine Dean at 978-774-6518, or at cdean@mail.danvers-ma.org.  Endicott Park is located at 57 Forest Street, Danvers, Ma.

YOUTH TO ISRAEL ADVENTURE 2018: The Lappin Foundation is sponsoring the 2018 Youth to Israel Adventure, which includes a free two week trip to Israel from July 1-15, 2018, for Jewish teens who are sophomores or juniors in high school as of September, 2017.  The trip includes pre and post educational programs, community service, and leadership development.   For more information you can contact Sharon Wyner, Administrative Assistant for the Lappin Foundation, at 978-565-4450, or at swyner@lappinfoundation.org. Informational meetings will be hosted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Temple Sinai in Marblehead, Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody, Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the Temple Sinai in Marblehead, and Wednesday, October 25, at the Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. To RSVP to one of the informational meetings, contact Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450, or at swyner@lappinfoundation.org.