GSDM Global Days of Service 2013

April 2, 2013

GDS-200Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s (GSDM) Global & Population Health office and the Alumni Relations office have arranged several ways for everyone to join forces, as individuals and/or in large and small groups, to make April 2013’s Global Days of Service the best yet for GSDM. Together we can make a real impact and help to create a new chapter in GSDM’s proud 50 years of history and service.

Throughout April we will be linking to service opportunities in Outlook This Week.

GSDM Global Days of Service participation is restricted to GSDM students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families and friends. All GSDM students, faculty, staff, and alumni who participate will have their names entered into a raffle!

Please note that you can also participate in any of the BU Global Days of Service events or volunteer in your own community and log in that information on the Global Days of Service website.

If working independently is more your style, volunteer for an organization on your own or recruit a group of friends and family to join you. Or take on a solo project such as providing free professional or creative services or serving as a mentor. Just be sure to log your hours so that they can be credited toward the grand total.

Alumni, faculty, and staff will find more opportunities on the Alumni Association page.

GSDM students will also find more opportunities at the “student registration” site. However, students who want to register for the GSDM events must use the Alumni Association link.

For more information on the GSDM events and collections, please contact Stacey McNamee smcnamee@bu.edu or Kathy Lituri lituri@bu.edu.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Food Project, Lincoln, MA

What is the Food Project? Since 1991, The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. Each year, over 150 teenagers and thousands of volunteers farm 40 acres in eastern Massachusetts in the towns and cities of Beverly, Boston, Lincoln, and Lynn. Food from the farms is distributed through their community-supported agriculture programs and farmers’ markets and donated to local hunger relief organizations.

Number of volunteers needed:  10 (adults only)

What you’ll be doing:  During your volunteer session, you will participate in educational games and discussions about the food system; cultivate and maintain the land; plant, tend, or harvest fresh vegetables; have fun outside; and make a difference for those who lack healthy affordable food in the Greater Boston area. On April 6, you will work outdoors doing what is needed to prepare grounds for planting and/or seedling (rain or shine, although under severe weather conditions, the farm staff will call you to cancel by 7 AM). More information about what to expect can be found here:  http://thefoodproject.org/volunteerfaq.

How do I register? Register now! (BU Alumni Association Page – All GSDM students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families and friends may register here.)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 9:30 a.m.–noon

The Greater Boston Food Bank

What is The Greater Boston Food Bank? The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, GBFB distributed almost 41 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people. They are committed to increasing our food distribution in 2013 to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to every person in need in eastern Massachusetts.

Number of volunteers needed:  10 to 20 (Must be 16+ to volunteer)

What you’ll be doing:  Groups who volunteer receive a customized, educational and team-building experience, while sorting and packing food for those in need. Most volunteers work in our warehouse, inspecting, sorting, and packing food and grocery products. While a few tasks require the ability to lift a 30-pound box, most tasks require the ability to stand and inspect products for 2-3 hours. More information can be found here: http://www.gbfb.org/.

How do I register? Register now! (BU Alumni Association Page – All GSDM students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families and friends may register here.)

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