Volunteer Work/Jobs

2017 "Love Your Block" Grant Deadline Ending Soon

  NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City (“Citizens Committee”) today announced the ninth season of the Love Your Block Grant Campaign, an annual beautification and cleanup program that provides a $1,000 cash grant along with a host of city services to neighborhood and school-based volunteer groups across the five boroughs. It is the only public-private “adopt-a-block” grant program available to New Yorkers. Since its inception in 2009, more than 270 Love Your Block awards have

Timberland Helps Restore Bronx Community Garden

Last week the lifestyle brand Timberland helped to restore a garden here in the Bronx as part of both a current initiative and to commemorate 9/11. On September 11th, 2001 some Timberland employees were volunteering in the Bronx when the tragic events that day took place. Every year since then, members of the brand have gathered in NYC to give back to communities in need. This year, the brand was out

Barilla Brings Pasta Swag Bags to the Bronx for #GoOrangeWithBarilla

This month, Barilla is donating 500,000 pasta meals to the Food Bank of New York City, and this week there is a way YOU can help to get that number even higher. During #GoOrangeWithBarilla, the week of September 12th, Barilla will drop by a different borough each day, giving away 20,000 free pasta swag bags and donating another pasta serving for each New Yorker who donates, advocates or signs up to volunteer

Timberland Helps Restore Community Garden in the Bronx

  Last week 100+ volunteers from Timberland and its partners kicked off a five-year commitment to create and restore outdoor spaces- and their first stop was here in the Bronx. The project kicked off in the South Bronx in partnership with local non-profit GrowNYC, dedicated to transforming the United We Stand garden, a 32,000 sq. ft. space in the Mott Haven neighborhood.   The United We Stand garden was once four community

It's My Park Day at Soundview Park

    The Friends of Soundview Park will be hosting It’s My Park Day this Sunday, May 15, 2016, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Planned activities include: • Butterfly Meditation Garden Maintenance – including clean-up, weeding, replanting, placing mulch, watering, etc., and street tree care. • We will also be releasing butterflies in the park. Followed by BBQ. Please join us as we continue to beautify the Park. See event posting on our Facebook page: facebook.com/soundviewpark Digg this

Earth Day Volunteering at St. James Park

  Celebrate Earth Day with G.I.V.E. and Partnerships for Park this weekend! Free family fun! We will be planting 50 shrubs, activities for the kids will follow, hope to see you there! Rain or shine ….. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend

Upcoming at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help make the grounds beautiful again after winter’s weather. Rain date Sunday, March 13. Registration requested: 718-885-1461 or via email at info@bpmm.org. Free.   Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Celebrating Women’s History Month Saturday, March 12, 12–4 p.m. Thematic tours hourly from 12:15 p.m. The 19th century was an era of

Getting Involved in 2016

Happy New Year! We are so excited to enter another year here in the Bronx and see what is in store for us. If getting more involved in your community is on your list of resolutions this year, connecting with your local Community Board is a great place to start. In fact, many of the Bronx community boards have Facebook pages that makes staying informed and involved even easier. Let

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