Sunday, February 08, 2009
Looking to volunteer for the greater good in NYC, but don't know where to start? Then head to Brooklyn TODAY, Feb. 8, from 2:00-6:00 where more than 65 local nonprofits, charities, and advocacy groups will come together for the first-ever Continue the Change Service Fair.
The Service Fair is organized by Brooklyn for Barack and the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, and, as the press release describes, "the event will be part of an ongoing effort to harness the incredible energy sparked by the Obama campaign. Attendees will have an opportunity to speak with representatives of organizations that are offering concrete volunteer opportunities like writing, teaching, tutoring, filmmaking, phonebanking, mentoring, word processing, stocking food pantries, sewing clothes for survivors of domestic violence, working with animals, canvassing, gardening and farming, ushering at performances, photography, and job-search mentoring.
"There will also be a Make and Take arts table for kids and roundtable discussions on the following subjects: Local Environmental Activism, Using Technology to Monitor and Influence the Legislative Process, Health Care, Voting Rights, and Food Justice," continues the press release.
The event will be at Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway (at Grand Army Plaza), in the 3rd Floor ballroom. It is free to attend, but the organizers suggest a donation of a box of dried pasta for Union Temple's food drive.
To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-757-8572.
This will be a rich, inspiring opportunity to start getting involved! Thanks to Brooklyn-based fiber artist, Jeanne Heifitz, for the head's up.