(20.10.2017) (update: 30.10.2017)
One of our biggest regular events, the Samedi du Partage, is coming up again soon on Saturday, 25 November. We will be working in five supermarkets and so will need lots of volunteers to fill all the shifts! All the food and hygiene products collected that day will be stored by the Partage food bank and distributed throughout the year to charitable groups all over Geneva, which collectively provide around 900 free meals every single day to those in need, thanks in part to the generosity of the public. By volunteering with us for the Samedi du Partage collection, you’ll help to ensure that these vital and much-appreciated services can continue. This November, we are hoping to collect 150 tonnes of items for the needy of Geneva.
Sign up now through the Get Involved page, letting us know your preferred time slot and shop from the following:
- 8am – 12 noon
- 12 noon – 3pm
- 3pm – 6pm
- Aldi, Chêne-Bourg
- Aldi, Petit-Lancy
- Prodega, Satigny
- Coop, Grand-Saconnex
- Migros (and Denner), Meyrin
We are also hoping to provide a team for the new Vendredi du Partage slot on Friday, 24 November (afternoon/evening) – watch out for more information if you’re interested.
Vendredi du Partage confirmed @ MIGROS in Meyrin from 15:00 to 19:30
Once the collection is over, the next step to sort the items in the Partage warehouse in Carouge to facilitate their distribution later. During the last event in June, around 140 tons of food and hygiene products were collected, so sorting itall is a big job!Serve the City is expecting to provide teams for around five weekday mornings, from 8am to 12 noon, in late November and December – the exact dates will be communicated soon.
The following dates for partage sorting are confirmed:
Wednesday, 03.01.2018 and
Video: Become a volunteer (with rules): https://youtu.be/wJoQGKEQE4Y
Please note that once you’ve signed up for an activity, we are relying on you to be there at the time you’ve chosen. Unfortunately in June, a huge number of volunteers didn’t show up. This can drastically reduce the amount collected as it means fewer people telling the public about the event, and those volunteers who do come struggle to manage the donations they do receive. With that in mind, it is absolutely essential that you tell us in good time if for any reason you can’t make it so that we can make alternative arrangements, and don’t sign up if you don’t really intend to come. We truly appreciate the time that our volunteers give, but sadly we do on occasion have to reject volunteers who are consistently unreliable as it has a negative impact on our relationship with our partners and, most importantly, on the beneficiaries.
Zumba for the Association Cerebral Genève
We are looking for 10 people to assist with aZumba event supporting theAssociation Cerebral Genève on Saturday, 4 November 2017.This event aims to raise funds for an Easter holiday week for 12 children living with disabilities.
Volunteers will be needed to help throughout the event, which will include numerous fun activities such as Zumba classes (in which the volunteers can also participate), paella service, dancing and spending time with some great kids!Volunteers’ missions will include: selling tickets, serving paella, staffing the bar, cleaning up the venue at the end of the event, and most importantly sharing our love. The event is scheduled to begin at 2pm and end around 1am.
The association looks forward to welcoming Serve the City volunteers to help guarantee a special evening for some very special children! If you’re interested, please signup on our website indicating the hours you would be able to serve.
Serve the City has been offered a table at the Expat-Expo this year, and we would love to have a couple of volunteers on hand to talk about volunteering and take sign-ups. The exhibition will take place at the Starling Hotel and Conference Center at Palexpo on Sunday, 5 November from 11am to 5pm. Please get in touch if you’re available for a shift of 1 or 2 hours.
Thanks for your service!
Serve the City Geneva