Serve The City Geneva

January Newsletter

Happy New Year from STCG!! 

We hope you are ready to help in the community.

We have a number of new and different options available to help the disadvantaged of Geneva. If you just want to serve, need the service hours for school, or have some special gifts that you are willing to share.. Please take a look at what is on offer, at the moment.

Sorting Clothes to be given away.

“Carrefour-Rue has a clothes shop called Aboudaby that gives away donated clothes to disadvantaged people in Geneva. They are looking for volunteers (8 to 10 people) to help sort out clothes on Sat. 2 February 2019 from 9.00 to 16.00 at Aboudaby, 154 Rte. de Malagnou. Coffee and tea plus lunch will be provided for. For more information https://www.carrefour-rue.ch/cr.php?p=acti&s=aboudaby

A second opportunity for sorting is  Sat. 16 February 2019 from 9.00 to 16.00. 

So we are talking about two events in total. Please sign-up for 1 or both events on the STC website

Project leader:… (looking for someone to look after these 2 events) basically reminders answering questions,  and passing out T-shirts. Please apply in comments when signing up. 

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New Montbrillant Evening Soup kitchen  (Wednesday nights)

Server the City Geneva has a new opportunity to serve the local community. 

Carrefour-Rue is trying out a new project at the Jardin de Montbrillant Soup Kitchen. – Free Meals in the evening.  

Cold meals will be offered to the less fortunate to take away. So no cooking involved.

STCG will be able to volunteer to distribute every other Wednesdays from 18:00 – 20:00 hrs. at the soup kitchen on

Rue de Montbrillant 3, 1201 Geneve

We will need a minimum of 5 volunteers who will committed to serve on the dates provided.  Please sign up on the Serve the City Website – http://ServeTheCityGeneva.ch   And confirm what date options you would like signup for. In comment section please sign-up for; “3 months”, “6 months:, or “On Call”   (the first 5 have priority)

Dates:

Feb  6 & 20

March  6 & 20

April 3 & 17

May  8 & 22

June  5 & 19

July  3, 17 & 31

Thank you all for your volunteering spirit and commitment to the community

Project leader;    Looking for a volunteer to look after scheduling of these events, reminders, notes of changes. contact with Service provider and looking after t-shirts.. Please apply with email to info@ServeTheCityGeneva.ch or in comments when signing up.. Note: Serving is not a requirement, it’s just coordination of volunteers. 

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Mt.Brilliant Soup Kitchen at lunch 

For the regular Tuesday morning sessions at the Soup Kitchen, the dates are as follows:

Dates:

January   15 & 29 (location for the 29 is a Rue des Grottes 24)

Feb  12 & (26)? Need to reconfirm the 26

March  12 & 26

April 9 & 23

May  14 & (28)? Need to reconfirm the 28

June  11 & 25

July  9 & 23

We will keep the team posted with any any data change.. 

Project leader:  Rohini      bhasin.rohini387@gmail.com   

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Refugee Projects soon to be scheduled.

    We now meeting with Hospice Général looking at various ways to work with refugees in Geneva. 

HG would like assistance from STCG in two areas:

  1.     Volunteers who can house refugees for short periods.
  2.     Volunteers to help with the integration of the refugees through translation from French to English, Arabic, Farsi and Dari, etc.

Specific projects where STC Volunteer translators are needed;

  •      Life in Switzerland – Tuesdays and Thursdays 
  •      Sightseeing tours – Wednesday afternoons. – 3 hours.

We are trying to assess how many of our STC volunteers might be interested in working in any of these areas with the HG.  If this is something that might be if interest to you. Please sign up on our website and we will communicate our responses during our next meeting with HG.

This is best suited for French speakers or listed languages above, but there may be opportunities for English only speakers as well, so don’t be bashful.

Project leader:  Position is available but should be able to speak French and co-odinate activities.. with the various HG groups… 

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A Saturday Evening Cleanup project. Wednesday 13 Feb.

For several years we have been working with the volunteer ESCA CancerSupport, helping them get attention and financial support thru their Paddle for Cancer Event.  Now they are putting on a dance in the Chateau de Coppet , Wednesday 13 February.   Now of course all are welcome to attend the dance but they could use a couple of strong men/women to help clean up after the dance.(about midnight). So the request is; if you are an insomniac, just crazy to help any time any place, just love what ESCA is doing, or you are coming to the dance and don’t mind staying on.    THIS IS FOR YOU.  Sign up on STC website..

Volunteering with the Salvation Army this week!

Chers collaborateurs bénévoles,

Je vous informe qu’il reste encore des places de disponibles pour les activités de bénévolat  pour les marmites dans les rues basses. Le poste Verdaine aurait besoin encore de personne qui pourrait éventuellement participer le mercredi, jeudi et samedi prochain. J’espère que quelques uns d’entre vous aurai du temps de disponibles à nous consacrer pour participer. Je suis tout à fait conscience que je vous sollicite tout de même beaucoup, mais il est vrai que c’est grâce à vos participations que nous pouvons continuer à faire perdurer certaines de nos activités et je vous en remercie.
 
Pour les personnes intéressées merci de contacter directement le Poste Verdaine : geneve_verdaine@armeedusalut.ch
Fondation Armée du Salut Suisse
Chemin Galiffe 4, 1201 Genève
www.armeedusalut.ch
“Ensemble, multiplions l’espoir”

New Year’s Eve

(14.12.2018)

Bonjour,

Nous avons reçu une demande de CARREFOUR-RUE qui recherche des bénévoles pour la soirée de Réveillon du 31 décembre au JARDIN DE MONTBRILLANT, lieu d’accueil et de restauration qui offre un repas chaud (200 chaque jour) aux personnes démunies (en-dessus de la gare Cornavin) .

Tâches demandées aux bénévoles (à choix) :

10h -12h (env.) : préparation et décoration de la salle

dès 19h : briefing, service et repas des bénévoles (20h).

Il y aura une animation musicale d’une heure environ. Fin de la soirée à la convenance des bénévoles, selon disponibilité.

Si vous avez envie de participer à cette soirée de solidarité, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter (CGV) ou directement CARREFOUR-RUE  au 022 734 67 60 (Mme Florent), en nous informant de votre engagement.

Centre Genevois du Volontariat (CGV)
email: cgv@swissonline.ch
T: +41(0)22 736 82 42

Un grand merci pour votre intérêt!

Meilleures salutations

Holiday Newsletter

(28.11.2018)

Dear volunteers,

Samedi du Partage was a great success, and a good time was had by all! .
Feeding 2,000 of the needy in Geneva is always a good feeling.

NOW we have to sort the collected goods. We have 3 days open.
Friday 14 & 21 December, and Wednesday 2 Jan 8h-12h in Carouge

Starting 12 January every Saturday we send 2 volunteers to serve a Special Gourmet lunch to those who may never be able to enjoy such a meal. 11.30 to 13:30 Please only sign up for 4 dates using Doodle link.

We are working with Service organizations who are organizing Christmas and New Years functions. If you would like to be notified as the project are confirmed, please sign up..

The Mt Brilliant soup kitchen is still a regular every other Tuesday option. hot lunch for up to 200 per day.. 11 Dec. is our last 2018 date and our next event will start in Jan.

Happy Holidays to everyone !!

Serve the City volunteers

URGENT REQUEST

(21.11.2018)
Urgent ..  We have a few more slots open for the Partage food collection. So please look and sign up now.
Saturday is coming up VERY fast.
 
News..  If you are in the Lausanne Area.. There is a New Partage offered (also on Saturday) in Lausanne stores offered by Caritas.   You can sign up for more information on our website, although we are just learning about it.
 
Thanks to all who participated in the Voix Libres project Tuesday, it was greatly appreciated. They continue to have projects to support primarily the orphans of Bolivia and are always happy for you to drop in and assist with any of their activities.    You can indicate your interest on our website under Current Activities.