Opportunity Details

Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:16+

Global Youth Service Day 2018!

Join the Boston Cares Teen Advisory Council to celebrate National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Day on Saturday, April 21st!

This year, we will be working to support families that have been evacuated from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and are resettling in Massachusetts. While news coverage has lessened, many people are still without power or have been relocated to new and unfamiliar places. 

The Teen Advisory Council has organized a hygiene product drive for families who have moved to Boston. For Global Youth Service Day, we will be sorting these donations, creating hygiene kit bags, and painting new bed frames for the families being supported by the Salvation Army. 

Donate an item through our Amazon Wishlist here: http://a.co/eXv1aLd
OR bring them with you to Global Youth Service Day!

Projects include:
-Packing hygiene products for families
-Decorating the tote bags in which the products will be placed
-Creating Welcome to Boston Cards to send the families well wishes
-Painting beds, built by Boston Cares volunteers, that will be sent to families affected by the hurricane.

This event is open to volunteers ages 5+. We welcome groups of up to 8, and require a 3:1 youth to adult ratio.  
Pre-registration is required.


What is Global Youth Service Day?
Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service.  GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year. 

What is the Boston Cares Teen Advisory Council?
The Boston Cares Teen Advisory Council are a group of teens representing young leaders in volunteer service in the Boston area. Members contribute to Boston Cares’ youth programming through the development and implementation of Global Youth Service Day activities and youth-friendly Calendar Program opportunities. Members of the Teen Advisory Council will meet on a monthly basis over the course of six months to plan a service project that addresses a community need and will be implemented by volunteers at Global Youth Service Day in April. ​

​Event Partner: Special thanks to the Boston Cares ServiceWorks program




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