Miles of Good: Boston Cares Celebrates National Volunteer Week
April 8, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Boston Cares, New England’s largest volunteer mobilizer, presents an evening that will jumpstart your volunteering. Take a complimentary New Volunteer Orientation or learn about how to both prepare your household for a disaster and where to get formal training to help as a volunteer in disaster preparedness and recovery. A volunteer fair will showcase ways for individuals, youth, and company groups to make a difference as volunteers. Preregister for this free event at bostoncares.org.
Miles of Good - Volunteer Expo: We will kick off National Volunteer Week at the Boston Public Library-Copley Branch (at the Marathon Finish Line) on Tuesday, April 8 from 5-8:30 PM with a Volunteer Expo showcasing ways to serve through Boston Cares:
• Getting Started with Boston Cares – An insider view of 200+ monthly volunteer opportunities through the Boston Cares Calendar and TeamWorks programs
• Disaster Action Recovery Team – How you can be trained to help when disaster hits
• Youth Service – Intro to GenerationOn initiatives for the next generation of volunteers
• Corporate Hands at Work – How companies make difference while learning and having fun
• Presidential Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA) – Meet PVSA recipients and find out how to earn your own letter and certificate from the President of the United States
• AmeriCorps*VISTA, the Boston Cares Corps – What Boston Cares’ 20+ national service members do, and how to apply to be a member of the 2014-2015 Boston Cares Corps.
The Expo will also feature the following training sessions, waiving our usual registration fees.
• New Volunteer Orientation – Prospective volunteers will attend our in-person introductory session and then will be activated in our online HandsOn Connect volunteer management system, so they can register for service projects after their information session.
• Disaster Preparedness – Participants will learn how the emergency response system works in Massachusetts, and will be introduced to a new resource guide created by Boston Cares providing an overview of emergency volunteer roles, training requirements, and how to affiliate with a Volunteer Organization Active in Disasters in order to be activated, including Boston Cares’ Disaster Action Recovery Team (DART). This session will be led by our new Points of Light Community Emergency Preparedness AmeriCorps Member, Sergio Pernice.