Dear STC Friends,
Many thanks for all the early sign-ups over the past few weeks. We have had over 60 volunteers for various summer events – but we still need another 60! So get your friends and neighbors involved and help them find the perfect activity for them to serve the marginalized of the community.
Partage – collecting and sorting
Our next event is the Samedi de Partage food collection on Saturday, 17 June. We could really use your help for this very special service project.You can sign up individually or as a small group of 4-8 – just let us know when you signup and we will place you together at one of our stores. The shifts are only 3-4 hours and many people signup for 2 sessions. Check out the slots availableat the Get Involved page on ServeTheCityGeneva.ch
This year, for the first time, the Partage food collection is also running on the afternoon of Friday, 16 June! Do join in at Migros Meyrin from 2–6pm for a special test collection if you’re free.
After the collection, the food and other items collected need to be sorted at the Partage warehouse in July. We are still in need of volunteers for this so pick a date via the Get Involved page and enjoy the morning.
Ronald McDonald gardening
The little gardening project at the Ronald McDonald house providing beds for families of hospitalized children has turned into a major cutting and chopping project! A hedge needs to be cut back and tree needs to be trimmed. We will provide electric clippers and a trailer if a few volunteers can help one Saturday (to be decided according to the volunteers’ availability). A perfect project for gardeners at heart who are stuck in an apartment with no place to cut, chop and toss. A team of 4-5 would be great on Saturday the 24th of June and the staff will very graciously provide lunch. Sign up at the Get Involved page letting us know your availability and we will contact the volunteers to arrange a date. See the photos of the garden below:
A great chance to work with some really great kids.
Clair-Bois Lancy, an organization welcoming multi-disabled kids and adolescents from 10 to 18 years, has asked for help for their end-of-year party, which is taking place on 28 June from 1.30 to 6pm at the Petit Lancy community centre (salle communale).
They need 10 volunteers to manage the games stand (explain the rules of the games) and the snack buffet and to help cleanup after the party and one DJ taking care of a diversified choice of music for the adolescents.
The volunteers for this activity need to have at least a basic knowledge of French or to be accompanied by someone who speaks French if possible.
If you are available, please sign-up at the Get Involved page and we will send you more details.
Voix Libres – Unloading a container
Voix libres is an international association whos goal is to offer alternatives to child labour in the mines, fields, garbage dumps and streets of Bolivia. On 20 June they have a container arriving and could use help unloading at their offices behind the train station. Please sign-up here and we will send you further information.
A Rocha – Mandela Day
To honour Nelson Mandela International Day of Service, we will be joining once again with environmental charity A Rocha to clear invasive plants from a swamp area near Jussy on Saturday, 15 July. Gloves and tools provided – just bring your enthusiasm (and some wellies)! Sign up via the Get Involved page.
Volunteers will be needed to help serve and clean up after “The Meal – Repas du terroir” on Plainpalais on Saturday, 23 September. Sign up at the usual place: Get Involved!
Project leader search
The annual Paddle for Cancer Dragon Boat Festival will be taking place on the first weekend of September. We are looking for someone to manage about 10 volunteers for this event. If you are willing, please contact Info@servethecitygeneva.ch for more information.
We are always looking for project leaders and people to liaise with partners so contact us ifyou have a couple of free hours per week to help us set up events.
Thank you and best regards
Serve the City Geneva