A lot is happening sooner than you think. On the 17th of June, Geneva is sponsoring their Samedi du Partage, in which they hope to collect 150 tons of non perishable food for the less fortunate people of the city. Of the 75 stores participating STC Geneva has 5 stores in which we will be filling 3 shifts of volunteers to pass out shopping bags to customers to encourage them to participate in feeding the needy. A great opportunity to get out and help others. This collection will help feed 900 people a day for the next 3 months. Signups are on our “Get Involved” page and you can sign up for any store or better yet, just request to be assigned where needed. Bring a friend or bring your family.
This year is a special experiment where we are offering a Friday opportunity to get about 8 volunteers to work at the Migros in Meyrin on Friday, the 16th of June from 14h00 to 18h00 should that suit you better.
Next opportunity in the queue is the sorting of the collected products. This will take place over a span of 5 weeks with 5 separate dates available to participate.
Thursday, 22nd June
Monday, 26th June
Wednesday, 5th July
Friday, 14th July (French national day…)
Tuesday, 18th July
This job of preparing the donations for distribution will take place at the Partage warehouse in Carouge from 8am to noon. More details on all events will be sent later.
A painting job is required for a great friend of the Salvation Army. A psychology office that has been a great help to the Salvation Army and its mission through the years. is in need of refreshment and would like a team of 4-5 to put on a coat of paint. All equipment provided. A date has not yet be set, depending on availability of volunteers. We can start with first or second Wednesday or Saturday in June? (or if you have a team select a day.)
For Nelson Mandela International Day of service (15th July) we have several events to serve the city. We will start taking signups in mid June.
On 23 September you could indicate your interest in serving a lunch for 2,000 people on the Plaine de Plainpalais. We are looking for 20 volunteers to serve the buffet (11:30) and 5 to help fold and store tables at 4:45. www.the-meal.net
For those with a green thumb, we have just the thing for you. Ronald McDonald house by the HUG hospital could use a couple of gardeners to plant a few flowers and pull a few weeds. Normally a 9:30 to noon job with lunch provided. If you have an interested friend, you can pick your own time. Let us know when so we can confirm the day and lunch and we’ll send the details.. The gardens are not that big, and pick a sunny day and it is a great days outing..
Another opportunity for giving help is Race for Gift this weekend 21st May. All information and subscription can be found on their website. Volunteers still needed!! https://my.raceforgift.ch/campagne/2017croixrougegenevoise