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Community Service Fair and Health and Wellness Fair 2014

Two fairs related to community engagement in one month!

LCE held the annual Community Service Fair on 10/9 in Paresky Baxter Hall.

The Williams Wellness Committee along with the Center for Learning in Action, Student Health Services, Williams Medical Corp and Lehman Community Engagement made Feel Good Do Good: Williams Community Health and Wellness Fair happen on 10/23 in Greylock.

 

Missed the fairs? Want to volunteer? Here is a list of some of the organizations and student groups that were present at the fair.

Student Groups 

Converging Worlds Be pen-pals with incarcerated youth. Facilitate a sense of social responsibility, camaraderie, and awareness through written communication. Visit conworlds.org for more information
FRN/WRAPS Food Recovery Network/Williams Recovery of All Perishable Surplus. More drivers needed to deliver surplus food from dining halls to local agencies! More info here.
Mohawk Forest Mentor elementary & middle-school children weekly at the Mohawk Forest low-income neighborhood in North Adams, preparing shared dinners, helping with homework, and having fun. See our Calendar for times and contact Raquel Rodriguez (rr5) if interested.
Partners in Health/Engage Email Kirby Neuner (ksn1) for more info.
Sweetbrook Nursing Home Volunteers Visit the elderly on Sundays. Email Lani Willmar (lw3) for more info.
Winter Blitz! Winterize homes on 11/8! Email Angela Liu (el6) to help with organizing, or sign up here to help on the day.

*Brayton Elementary Tutoring is also looking for tutors:

Mondays: Drama (range of grades)
Tuesdays: Dance (2nd-3rd graders)
Wednesdays: Drama (range of grades), Ice Skating (4-6th grade)
Thursdays: Jazz (4-6th grade)
Fridays: Modern Dance (3rd-5th grade), Swimming (4th-7th grade)

Contact Gabriella Kallas (gck1) for details.

Outside Organizations 

Bennington Project Independence (Adult Day Service)
Berkshire United Way More info here.
Berkshire Museum Various opportunities for volunteering. More info here.
Goodwill of the Berkshires Various volunteering opportunities throughout the year.
Peace Valley Farm
Vermont Veterans’ Home Visit veterans and go to activities and events with them. Very flexible schedule.
Village Ambulance Get trained and work on an ambulance.
Williamstown Council on Aging Bring music, dance and other programs to the elderly!

Feel free to contact Sonia Cheung (hc4@williams.edu) for more information on any of the opportunities listed above.

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