July 21, 2017
Salem Build Day
This North Shore CDC will host their 5th Annual Community Build Days which mobilize large volunteer groups to revitalization projects in low-income neighborhoods in Salem & Beverly on July 21. The shifts will be led by youth in their Students Take Action in Neighborhood Development (STAND) program, YouthBuild North Shore program and Community Engagement staff. We are excited to mobilize SPUR volunteers to take part in the great work NSCDC is doing in the Salem area and beyond.
TIME: 10:00a - 3:00p (shifts, 10:00-12:30 & 12:30-3:00)
AGE: Individuals 10yrs +
SIGN UP here for July 21.
SPUR Community Roots Garden at St. Andrews
Join us, to help maintain the SPUR Community Roots Garden at St. Andrew's. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to weed, harvest and deliver fresh produce to local food pantries.
LOCATION: St. Andrew's Church, 135 Lafayette Street, Marblehead - front yard, up and over the hill.
TIME: Per Schedule
SIGN UP here.
August 16, 2017
Lifebridge Meal Service
Lifebridge is a homeless shelter located in Salem, MA. This 50 bed facility offers 19 meals a week to anyone in need of a meal. We are delighted to offer a monthly opportunity to get involved.
There are a total of three ways you can get involved:
1) - Volunteer to serve
2) - Volunteer to prepare 10 servings from a recipe to be emailed to you in advance (View our recipe archive here).
3) - Donate financially. Checks received with "Lifebridge" in the memo will be recorded and used only to help cover any gaps in volunteers sign ups. Checks may be mailed to SPUR, PO Box 1274, Marblehead, MA 01945. You may also sponsor a portion of the meal via online donation.
LOCATION: Lifebridge Shelter, 56 Margin St., Salem MA
TIME: 11:30a-1:00p (lunch) 5:30p-7:00p (dinner)
AGE: Open to parents' discretion based on the maturity of the individual child. Participants may be as young as 4.
**This opportunity fills quickly and space is extremely limited. As such we ask volunteers serving to participate every-other opposed to consecutive months to allow opportunity for others to serve**
SIGN UP: Click here to volunteer for our August 16, dinner service.
FUTURE DATES: 9/18, 10/18, 11/20, 12/20
Summer through October
Swampscott Farmers Market
Be part of the magic that makes the Swampscott Farmers Market possible week after week. Volunteers are needed to help set-up and break-down the farmer's market. Must be able to transport tables, chairs tents and supplies.
LOCATION: Swampscott Town Hall Lawn
TIME: Set-up 8:30-10:00a Break-down 12:45-1:45p
AGE: High School and Up
SIGN UP here.
Keep an Eye, Details Coming on These Opportunities:
SPUR Student Success Drive: Help ensure hundreds of children in our local communities have the necessary tools to begin the school year prepared for success. Donate online to sponsor a new backpack full of new school supplies then sign up to volunteer and assist with backpack filling and sorting for program pickup. Last year, 587 children benefitted (August 2017).
SPUR Team Challenge: Family Friendly Athletic Event to benefit our SPUR Seed Grant program which empowers individuals and groups between 4th - 12th grade to carry out their community impact project by providing financial and organizational support (September 2017 9:00a - 11:00a).
SPUR Family Fun Day: Reconnect with friends and neighbors after the busy summer. Our annual event is open to individuals of all ages and all communities. Join us for backyard style games, face painting, music and more (September 2017 2:00p - 5:00p).
Socktober: Socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters - join us in addressing this issue by donating new, thick white cotton socks (October 2017).
Fall Yard Cleanup: Pickup a rake and take in the crisp fall air as we clear leaves from homes of individuals who physically cannot clear their leaves and financially cannot afford to hire help. This annual event is a wonderful way to kick off a season of thanks and giving (November 2017).
SPUR Holiday Cheer Drive: Provide winter essentials and meaningful gifts to local children and homeless adults. Pickup a wish list, go shopping, return a filled bundle of cheer and then sign up to volunteer to help us check, wrap and prepare for program pickup. Last year, 433 children and 80 adults benefitted (Mid-November through Early December 2017).
THANK YOU FOR JOINING WITH US TO SPUR GOOD DEEDS!