As our communities, nation, and the world grapple with the enormous scale and impact of the Coronavirus, our hearts at SPUR go out to all who have been affected. We continue to work hard delivering meals and groceries for seniors and those who are at high risk. If you are interested in helping out with that please contact BRYAN LAMOREAU, our Volunteer & Event Drive Manager.

As we continue to slowly re-open some of the volunteer opportunities, the safety of our volunteers and the community members that we are serving are very important to us. Volunteers are required to bring and wear a mask at all times. 

Go Green & Help SPUR Clean:  Join friends and neighbors to pick up trash and debris from area parks and beaches at 3pm on Saturday, April 24th. Volunteers are invited to join us at one of 20 different locations in Lynn, Marblehead, Salem and Swampscott. We are thrilled to share that due to community requests, we have added four additional sites to our annual cleanup which includes the communities of Beverly, Boxford and Topsfield. Gloves and bags will be provided. Masks and social distancing are required. To learn more and to sign up click on the links below. Families are encouraged to join us.

Saturday, April 24th - 3:00PM-4:00PM - LYNN TO SALEM

Saturday, April 24th - 3:00PM-4:00PM - BEVERLY TO BOXFORD

Make Dog Treats at Home: In honor of National Hug Your Dog Day (4/10) and National Pet Day (4/11) we invite you to join us in making dog biscuits from the confines of your home. These treats will be donated to the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem. Click the link below to learn more and sign up.

Make Dog Treats at Home

Sew Pillowcases at SPUR for the Holiday Cheer Drive: We are excited to invite our Sew Good Team back into the office. Join SPUR to create pillowcases to be used as Bundles of Cheer for the annual SPUR Holiday Cheer Drive. Come sort, match, cut, iron and sew fabric with us. All ages are welcome and no experience is needed! All sewing stations will be spread throughout the office and masks will be required. Please click on the dates below to learn more and to sign up!

Monday, April 19th - 10:00AM-11:30AM

Wednesday, April 28th - 2:00PM-3:30PM

Lifebridge Meal Service: Volunteer to prepare 10 portions of a designated meal for Lifebridge, an organization that provides shelter, food and supportive services to the local homeless population and people in need. In-person service at this facility has been paused at this time. Please click on the dates below to sign up and click on the name of the meal for the recipe. 

Wednesday, April 21st - Hawaiian Chicken Rice Bowl

Wednesday, May 19th - Lemon Poppy Chicken with Pea & Mint Couscous

Bridgewell Meal Service: This unique meal service at the Bridgewell Recuperative Care Facility not only gives volunteers an opportunity to cook at home but also serve and visit with those experiencing homelessness and who are medically vulnerable. Cooking at home is open to everyone however volunteers must be 18+ to serve at this medical facility. All recipes will be emailed to you at least 2 days before the meal service date. Please click on the dates below to sign up. 

Serving at Bridgewell has been postponed until further notice. 

Please check out the Bridgewell Meal Drop opportunities below. 

Bridgewell Meal Drops: Twice a month volunteers have the opportunity to make a hot meal at home for clients at the Bridgewell Recuperative Care Facility. All volunteers for these opportunities will be responsible for drop-off the meal at Bridgewell in Lynn. All recipes will be emailed to you at least 2 days before the meal service date. Please click on the dates below to sign up. 

April Meal Drops: 4/2, 4/13, 4/27

May Meal Drops: 5/7, 5/11, 5/25

SPUR Food Rescue Initiative

In March 2021, we have decided to restart this program. We always looking for volunteers to join us in our initiative to prevent food waste while providing food to local group homes and food pantries. Click here to learn more. To schedule a quick orientation please email Bryan Lamoreau to become a Food Rescuer!

SPUR Community Roots Garden at St. Andrews

Each year our garden grows hundreds of pounds of produce which is donated to local Food Pantries and Group Homes. If you would like to be the first the get these opportunities at the beginning of each month, please email the SPUR Garden Team to be added to the Garden Email list. Below you can find all of our upcoming volunteer opportunities in the garden. 

Water at the Garden - March/April