Spring 2017 Service Projects and Events

 Charles River Clean-Up (Sign Up)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Muddy River near the Charlesgate

Spend Earth Day cleaning up the Charles River! We will be cleaning up the Charlesgate area of the Muddy River. All volunteers who sign up ASAP will receive a free t-shirt!

The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup brings together over 3,000 volunteers each year to pick up litter, remove invasive species and assist with park maintenance. Residents are drawn to the popular Charles River Cleanup from a desire to give back to their community while enjoying the beauty and wildlife along the Charles River. Volunteers build on the connections they establish during this day of stewardship by returning to the Charles to exercise, play and enjoy nature throughout the year.

Closest Public Transportation: Hynes and Kenmore (Green Line B, C, and D)

May Business Meeting

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Location TBA

At our May meeting, we will be formally inducting our new members from this year and holding elections for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors.

More details on location coming soon.

Daily Table (Sign Up Coming Soon)

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 1-4 PM

The daily table is a not-for-profit food market that sells healthy grab-n-go food to the community at fast food prices. We will be helping to label, package, sort and restock food.

SNEAK PEEK: Coming up in June

  • UNICEF Children’s Champions Dinner and Fundraiser
  • Kiwanis Bicycle Safety Days in Somerville and East Boston
  • Bubbles & Books, hosted by Malden Kiwanis
  • A Day of Service at On the Rise in Cambridge


April Social Meeting

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Stephi’s in Southie, 130 Dorchester Ave, South Boston

Join us on Thursday, April 6 in South Boston for April social/meeting!

Closest T Stop: Broadway (Red Line)

Prison Book Program (Sign Up)

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
United First Parish Church, 1306 Hancock St., Quincy, MA

“Prison Book Program mails books to people in prison to support their educational, vocational and personal development and to help them avoid returning to prison after their release. We also aim to provide a quality volunteer experience that introduces citizens to issues surrounding the American prison system and the role of education in reforming it.”

Join us in organizing book requests from prisoners at the Prison Book Program!

Stay tuned for more details about a Kiwanis social to follow this service project!

MBTA Directions: 2 minute walk across Adams-Hancock Green from Quincy Center (Red Line – Braintree)

Parking Directions: Some street parking available.  Municipal Lot at 1 Dennis Ryan Pkwy, Quincy (4 minute walk away) or President’s Place Garage at 44 Saville Ave, Quincy (4 minute walk away).

Day of Service at On The Rise (Sign Up)

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
341 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

“On The Rise creates a community where women have the relationships, safety and resources they need to move out of homelessness. We engage with those most in need and support their initiative and strength as they move beyond crisis and discover new possibilities.”

Volunteer at On the Rise, a women’s shelter. Below is a list of possible tasks for our volunteer date.

  • General grounds clean-up
  • Garden work
  • Organizing the clothing and housewares’ rooms
  • Arts and crafts
  • Preparation for special events
  • Sorting toiletries
  • Research and computer work
  • Handy work
  • Small cooking projects, and other “to do’s” that are needed as the seasons change

MBTA Directions: 9 minute walk from Central (Red Line)

March Social Meeting

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Dillon’s, 955 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115 (Back Bay)

Join us on Thursday, March 2 for our March Social Meeting!

We will be discussing our upcoming springtime service projects, along with club updates.  We will be collecting donations for On the Rise, where we are volunteering on March 4.

MBTA Directions: 4 minute walk from Hynes (Green Line B, C, D) or 9 minute walk from Copley (All Green Lines)

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